Information and Decisions

Rangefinders: Which hands should you fold to a 3-bet?

– Heraclitus

New players to Omaha struggle at the tables because they have weak thought processes. Some weak thought processes are bad questions. And one of these bad questions is, “Which hands should I fold to a 3-bet?”

Experienced Omaha players, if they are feeling patient and kind (or being paid), will ask a series of clarifying questions to better ascertain the context of the situation:

“What position did you open from?”
“What position did your opponent 3-bet from?”
“What are the stack sizes?”
“What are your opponent’s tendencies?”

And so on. Clarifying questions, if carefully crafted, serve to parameterize the context of the situation to […]

By |2018-06-23T19:50:31+00:00June 21st, 2018|

College is a Trap: The Advantages of a Poker Education

Professional online poker is a vocation unique to the early part of the 21st century. It didn’t exist prior to 1998 when Planet Poker opened it’s virtual card room to players with dial-up internet access.

As a child of the new century, online poker feels transient, impermanent, always on the brink of fading away. Whether it be due to the threat of impending government regulation, the perceived dwindling supply of fish or the saturation of knowledge (Sorry guys!) every year players opine that the games are soon going to die.

It is rare to find a player who expects poker to […]

By |2017-04-21T18:38:47+00:00December 5th, 2016|

The Equity Delusion: How much does chasing cost you?

Take a look at the picture above and ask yourself, “Why are these men running?”

We can’t be sure, but the chances are that they aren’t running from some rabid beast. In fact they likely aren’t running from anything at all. We can infer this from the fact that not only are these gentlemen wearing inappropriate beast-fleeing attire but that the lead character is looking at his watch. All rather mundane, so why, dear reader, have I bothered bringing this to your attention?

For those of you hoping for a surprise beast-chomps-man denouement complete with a graphic YouTube video this blog post […]

By |2017-04-10T13:22:53+00:00April 20th, 2015|
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