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Comment | Pran commented on Eat, Sleep, NLHE

PrankCallRiver he was the perfect example of awful mental game. RIP

June 2, 2019 | 3:49 a.m.

The truth is that all the RIO members have been hacking the poker rooms and rigging the game against you so you'll quit and stop making these mega-long posts. LMAO.

May 28, 2019 | 2:26 a.m.

Makes sense. The main issue is that ignition doesn't have 2nl games available, They only have 5nl and other than ignition there really isn't anywhere else for an americana to play fast fold poker.

May 27, 2019 | 7:20 p.m.

Like did it honestly not cross your mind that if he calls your aggressive bets on that board that he likely has a flush draw? He calls you down and then goes all in on the river. You weren't blocking any of his range, and with how wide he is, he has infinite ways to make flushes on boards like that. Loose players are far more exploitable on dry boards, but tend to make huge hands pretty often on wet ones.

May 27, 2019 | 3:42 p.m.

You've said that quite a few times in the last week. You seem to be bouncing between extremes. When a guy goes All-in out of position on a flush draw, it's usually a strong indicator that he probably had a flush. Yeah: bad beat because he probably has a super wide and exploitable range. You should have been doing a lot more pot control on a board like that. I'm also pretty sure that you've been on the giving end of bad beats but just don't remember them. I know for a fact that i've been on the giving, and recieving end of bad beats. It's just funny how one second you're ranting about how every player is a loser and then the next about how they're all donks and you're crushing it and then the next about how the game is pointless. Either way, it seems like you've been taking the game too seriously anyways if it's messing with you this much emotionally. It's probably better for you to do withdraw.

May 27, 2019 | 3:39 p.m.

Okay this is starting to make sense to me. Is the summary that we want to play more value hands instead of implied odds hands becaues our stack won't even be able to withstand the preflop betting and missing all those flops? Therefore, those hands have little ability to improve our stack in the first place?

May 27, 2019 | 8:30 a.m.

You’re clearly putting a lot of effort into the game yourself lmao.

May 27, 2019 | 1:05 a.m.

You are level 69 permatilt

May 27, 2019 | 1:04 a.m.

You see what I don't understand is how your stack depth effects the value of your cards at all.

May 26, 2019 | 5:16 p.m.

Yeah so i'm talking about mathematical logic. Again: this is only necessary for understanding the higher level theoretical stuff. Like the fact that i've studied formal level logic in math classes along with stuff like boolean algebra helps me understand theoretical stuff covered in the more technical game theory books. I mean if you think about it: before we had PIO-solver to do all of that thinking for us, people had to manually do those sorts of algorithmic simulations. But yeah I was referring to formal logic. But all of this crap really isn't necessary to crush the micros.

May 26, 2019 | 4:09 p.m.

America's Card room is currently down which means there is nowhere for me to play 2nl fast poker. Ignition doesn't have 2nl zone poker so i've been thinking of playing 5nl at 2$ buyins. What are people's opinions on this? Is it a no no? Are there any overt disadvantages to buying in short-stacked?

May 26, 2019 | 1:54 p.m.

Yes. Yes. and Yes. The precision, mastery, and clarity with which he explains things is so useful as a beginner and honestly i've tried out a few courses and have simply not come across better training material. A lot of courses get way too theoretical but Pete will explain theory and then immediately follow it up with applied examples. He doesn't simply analyze it on a hand by hand basis but explains everything in the context of ranges. There are a lot of good poker players out there but Pete is a GREAT TEACHER.

May 26, 2019 | 1:19 p.m.

Haven't tried reg tables. Blitz seems to be much softer.

May 24, 2019 | 10:50 p.m.

It would be cool if PT4 could actually read the saved hands (which it doesn't) so it's not factoring into any of my charts or updating my winrate. Ignition zone poker works in PT4. WPN keeps going down for maintenance every night. They cut me off in the middle of a hand.

May 24, 2019 | 10:22 p.m.

Just played my first session on America's card room since the new update. It appears PokerTracker 4 isn't reading the BLITZ poker hands from WPN. Anyone else having this issue?

May 24, 2019 | 9:42 p.m.

No. What you don't understand is that fat stores luck. The more fat you have the more luck gets stored which in turn helps in poker.

May 22, 2019 | 4:23 p.m.

Do you actually even play poker? I’m starting to think all you do all day is sit on this forum

May 22, 2019 | 1:02 p.m.

PS. That pocket queens line is the funniest thing i've ever heard and definitely stealing it.

May 22, 2019 | 3:01 a.m.

I would say a Probability and statistics class helps a lot with understanding conditional probability, ev calculations and that sort of thing. A game theory class is great to build upon that. The guys who are really hard core like Will Tipton (author of expert heads up no limit holdem also a current software engineer at google) uses some computer science concepts like decision and logic trees. So in summary:

  1. Logic
  2. Probability and statistics
  3. Some discrete math so you can understand game trees
  4. Game Theory
  5. IF YOU REALLY WANNA GO OVERBOARD: Linear Algebra (deals with matrices, large series of equations)
    But at the same time there are guys who really don't seem to be all that good at math.

Developing a good mathematical intuition for the game (being able to count outs, calculate pot odds, and use that to calculate EV) is pretty fundamental. Furthermore, you should be able to do these sorts of things in fractions of a second. Speed is pretty key because you can then chunk that information and focus on other components of reasoning.

Books like "The Mathematics of Holdem" seem to contain all the formal math you'll really need to know. You might need to be familiar with some notation but that's it. All the math books I've found on poker have been really easy for me to digest and don't seem that complicated but that's mostly because I come from a Math and Computer Science background.

A lot of the math you find in these books can get a little far up its own ass and there is very little opportunity of ever really implementing it in an actual game. That being said: I still like that shit because it's cool :).

May 22, 2019 | 2:50 a.m.

You are insulting people's IQ while simultaneously complaining about them outperforming you in a game of math and strategy....

May 22, 2019 | 2:44 a.m.

Winners don't waste their time on this shit. They go brag about how cool they are on online forums instead.

May 22, 2019 | 2:35 a.m.

I think that playing heads up has a ton of benefit in terms of developing certain poker sub-skills. At the lower stakes, the ROI of HUSNG's is higher than that of cash games due to the edge you might be able to get early on. As a result, I believe it might be a better bankroll strategy at the lowest stakes. Furthermore, as I want to eventually get into other tournaments developing a super strong heads up background might be pretty cool. Cash games are pretty cool but the variance is actually higher.

May 22, 2019 | 2:31 a.m.

Post | Pran posted in Other: HSNG Volume Goals and questions

If any of you play HUSNG's full time, how do you meet your volume goals? OFtentimes it takes quite a wait to get one match (on american sites). How do you scale the multi-tabling? Just looking for advice here as I want to move into playing HUSNG's exclusively.

May 20, 2019 | 6:05 p.m.

Comment | Pran commented on Place is dead...

Do you still think it's rigged

May 20, 2019 | 5:45 p.m.

Post | Pran posted in Other: The Importance of Position in OFC

I feel like a lot of people neglect position in OFC but after playing it quite a lot, I do think that position in OFC is even MORE important than it is in NLHE. Your strategy regarding the sort of hands you want to construct should heavily be based on the dead cards in order to calculate the drawing odds.

For that reason, in early position, your main goal should be a greedy strategy. Maximizing local EV rather than focusing on long term ev because you do not yet know the dead cards that the opponents in front of you have.

In late position, you have full knowledge of all the left-over cards. You can use knowledge of the remaining cards in the deck to calculate drawing odds for making the heavier hands. You can also take calculated risks like trying to shoot for bigger hands on the middle and top hand.

In summary::

in a three handed game you should play more conservatively and focus on maximizing local EV when out of position.

In position: maximize your knowledge of the remaining cards to rethink the value of the cards that have been dealt to you.

Three cards of a single suite are not worth nearly as much if the players behind you each have two cards of the same suite. A high card like an ace is essentially worthless if each of the players behind you have an ace because it significantly reduces your chances to pair it. So if your opponents block your higher cards, then it's more advantageous to throw them on the middle and top hand to maximize it's value.

May 9, 2019 | 11:46 p.m.

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May 6, 2019 | 6:28 p.m.

Bro, honestly if you can't play on Poker-stars and ingition doesn't do the trick for you. It might be better to just be a full time live player. People roll into casino's drunk off their asses, especially in the ratchet parts of america. Your win-rate will soar.

May 5, 2019 | 3:03 a.m.

Comment | Pran commented on Avoid WPN HUSNG's

I've played Vadimon. Expected that it was a bot, tried testing it by talking to it in the chat and no response. But a house run bot? How can you be so sure?

May 1, 2019 | 2:36 p.m.

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