Having good hard workouts usually helps me have a deep dark sleep at night.......exhaustion usually helps and as I get fitter I will naturally get better performance and need less and less sleep overall. Too much sitting and poker leads to fitful and short sleep but in a negative way I find.
Oct. 26, 2016 | 3:19 p.m.
Would you share some of your insights into mixed games....it seems a few of us are starting to play them and I agree they are a lot fun to learn. Somewhat confusing sometimes though especially the stud variants
Sept. 22, 2016 | 3:57 p.m.
Lots of good players have quit this game because fish can call against the nuts like top set and suck out so often...it takes a lot of time and hard work to get good at this game but the edges are small. That's why it's better to play at regular tables where u will have lots of chances to get your money back against this guy. Odds Oracle says you were about 60/40 preflop and indeed about 84/16 otf which is a huge favorite. Very seldom completely dead in Omaha though. Absolutely terrible call by him. Over time you would clean him out
Sept. 21, 2016 | 7:33 p.m.
I think there is some truth in this though.....the player pool tends to be much tighter (when I look at the players to the flop in the Zoom pool is tends to be 26-27% as opposed to as high as 45-60% at some regular tables at 5-10z where most people will be learning the game) so it encourages you to play much tighter as it's difficult playing a wider range even IP when you can be dominated so often. Because u usually zip out of the hand once you fold you don't get to see how the hand develops and how people play as much as you do if you are paying attention at a regular table. There simply aren't as many loose and otherwise unbalanced players to learn to exploit and you don't get to develop as many reads on players until you have many thousands of hands in. My win rate at regular tables is MUCH higher than in zoom pools.
Sept. 19, 2016 | 6:49 p.m.
Demonstrating commitment, intelligence, a love of the game and willingness to help others made them popular but this shouldn't work against them and neither should being friends. IMO receiving compensation doesn't necessarily mean you are unduly influenced either.
Sept. 18, 2016 | 9:01 p.m.
K I bought Pio Solver basic as they will allow you to upgrade it in the future and I wanted to try it but I'm having trouble getting started.....is anyone starting out that has it that would like to commit to a skype group (2 or 3 max) to get started? Maybe meet every couple of days to start with? I feel as if I would do better if I was committed to some kind of schedule. Or alternatively if someone is competent and would offer very reasonable coaching rates to teach the basics please pm me
Sept. 7, 2016 | 3:05 p.m.
So just based on some quick research it seems that the solver suggests very balanced lines giving great weight to BD draws and bluffs......has it significantly changed the way that you play? I've seen some vids where pros were really surprised at some of the results. I get that by studying it you can start to understand why it is doing what it is doing......but how much do you implement it in your day to day play?
Sept. 2, 2016 | 1:50 p.m.
I've really concentrated on playing a fairly tight strategy at 6 max tables and haven't really played any HU plo. Do you think that HU strat from these vids can be applied to 6 max situations like BN opening vs BB or does the game flow of a HU match change all of the dynamics? That would be a case of a wide range vs another fairly wide range right?
July 18, 2016 | 8:53 p.m.
Hell on Wheels was really good....enjoyed all of the seasons particularly the first.....started watching Hannibal which I had always refused to watch bc of the grisly material....strangely enough it has gotten me back into cooking.....the food preparation scenes were so lovely and shopping with care and mindfully preparing meals is awesome. Very funny side effect
July 17, 2016 | 3:34 p.m.
We're not beating anything in his value betting range and there are no obvious draws that missed (except I guess the low wrap which is quite possible in BB range). If I know that villain is capable of a big bluff very light then I consider using my bluff catchers but absent of reads this usually means a pretty good hand but as you can probably guess I'm on the nitty side
July 6, 2016 | 4:59 p.m.
He seems very passive - looks like you're up against a flush and have about 15% so not odds to call. If board pairs don't think u will get paid. I would have jammed otf and have been happy to GII bc top set is a favorite over many of his draws and he might fold a low FD or call with a lower set but as played I think u can fold
July 4, 2016 | 3:32 p.m.
Just stumbled across one episode of "Black Mirror" on netflix..... it's a sci fi series consisting of 3 unrelated episodes per season but if you enjoy drama that explores things like AI and the darker side of technology it's really high quality. It got really good reviews in the UK but tbh I'd never heard about it here. Now I have to find Season 1 and 2
July 3, 2016 | 10:57 p.m.
PJ uses not just hot and cold equity ranges but they have adapted the ranges to better simulate the ranges that good players use at the tables. It simulates various situations so that you can see your equity vs realistic ranges that you can retrieve from your hud but also you can calculate whether it would have been better to shove otf for example or peel and shove on good turns. I can use it post session to look at perhaps 10 hands that I'm not sure about and be done very quickly. It's much more useful than just looking at the hud to see what your actual equity was hand vs hand because obviously you want to be thinking of range vs range.
You can also see how often they will have various hands which is very useful and there is a bluff catching module to show you what the ev is of calling in different situations.
I think someone like you would have a lot of fun with PJ and would find it highly entertaining. You might also find that Omaha Ranger allows you to analyze hands a little differently in that you can assign weighted ranges to certain combinations but selfishly I would prefer to see you use PJ since that's what I use.
Zach Freeman did an introductory video to both of them which might help you understand the differences and show you how PJ works.
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July 3, 2016 | 10:40 p.m.
So excited about this series....I did purchase some sections of your book and studied them but I didn't really know exactly how to apply it to game play so hopefully this will help me link the two together. I'm glad it's gonna get more pokery! Thanks for this