Tackling Tendencies

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|

Let your opponents work for you: how to protect your check

The best thing about doing research in an area with a huge game space that is largely unexplored is that one’s initial ‘best guesses’ at a strategy often turn out to be definitively bad. Online poker research provides very fast access to large samples of empirical data with which to test a theory before one gets too attached to it. When the evidence contradicts that theory we know we are about to learn something…

Most of you are comfortable with the idea of C-betting a lot on Ace-high boards as the 3-bettor and not C-betting so much on 876 duochrome. On […]

By |2017-04-10T13:22:59+00:00May 1st, 2014|

Make Peace with the Poker Puzzle

You’re not alone. If you sometimes feel completely lost in this game, adrift in a sea of confusion about bet sizes, check-raises and cold 4-bets then take a minute to relax. Pot-Limit Omaha is a vast game, and any one of us is standing on only a small fragment of the poker puzzle. With so much still to learn it is worth being reminded that:

What you know doesn’t matter as much as what you don’t know.
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By |2017-04-10T13:23:02+00:00January 9th, 2014|
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