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The common conditions/rules of being independent from luck in the tournament: 1) You are playing tournament with deep stacks and reasonable blind level lengths. It means turbo tournaments with 5 minutes per level contain enough luck-dependent situations. Not playing "turbos" will allow to avoid rapid short stack preflop all-in situation. 2) You don't ...


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Firstly, you should realize that when you're playing against novice players you're in a good situation because it'll be easier to capitalize on their mistakes (since they'll tend to make more of them than experienced players). Secondly, their playing styles are very important - not all novice players play the same (in fact, not all novice players online ...


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Your partition (underdog/favorite, hand won/lost) won't reveals many things as you will have to work on average. This will give you the performance of your hand range (supposed constant) versus and average hand range met in tournaments. A long term moving average will give you the evolution of your handrange performance. The deviation will give you the ...


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There are two rules that I observe with novice players. The first is, almost always CALL when you have a hand, because they usually don't know how good or bad a hand they have. Some fraction of the time, they'll have the "nuts" e.g. a full house, and sometimes they'll have top pair, and honestly think it's good. The second, is that you can loosen up a bit ...


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Subs rules are generally good, but i strongly disagree with few points. 2)play tight - Playing tight is surely great strategy to crush them, but if you call their allins with just premiums, you will get runed over by their agression.(Seems like they are agressive from your description.) If opponent goes all-in every hand, you should call whenever you have ...


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IMO, "free" poker is not a close match to cash poker, even at the lowest cash levels. Free poker is great at helping players learn the mechanics of the game and basic gameplay, but it totally misses the behavioral aspects. People act differently when there's money on the line. If possible, try to find an online site that is available in your area and play at ...


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You're asking a good question, unfortunately I think data exactly as you ask for (in terms of ROI) hasn't been published yet. (No doubt the game sites have it though, even if just implicitly.) What I could find published is in terms of absolute winrate (and adjusted for rake and expressed in BBs) and as a derived measure from that the CRF, which is [in ...


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I'd say that skill level is going to increase exponentially, not linearly, with the increase in buy-in. Many more people can afford to play microstakes in a casual manner (i.e. being a losing player) than the high stakes. The higher buy-in, the fewer people you're going to encounter with that much disposable income, and the more people you'll find trying to ...


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The short answer to your question is not really, you still have a great number of trials to go through before you can expect to be a better then average poker player. Having said that you have a good start. Fast loose cash games that are akin to play money games require a certain style and knowledge to beat. Fast loose cash games are by far the most ...


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Am I misunderstanding your question? If we are to assume that all players in a tournament have the same skill level, then the probability at a given time of a player winning the tournmanet is equal to the number of chips he has over the total number of chips in play, at that time. So varying the stacks simply would increase/decrease the liklihood of winning ...


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No, you can't replace a player's skill level with a variable stack of chips; simply because even if all players have equal skill, they will certainly play their sized stack appropriately (small stack playing conservative, cheap leader aggressive, etc.). Similarly, you cannot turn the "luck" factor into a chip amount either. In my opinion, the most logical ...


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