You read my mind with "hyper simply GTO". I have been thinking a lot about using either 1/3 range bet or PSB. Have you looked at PSB strategies? Are the PIO grids just that much more simple with 140% than PSB? Or did you choose 140% more because the player pool will have so little experience against it?
Sept. 19, 2018 | 9:36 p.m.
I think you mentioned that you don't prefer increasing your check raise frequency as exploit vs these way ahead way behind(WAWB) players. I would love to know more detail about why?
If we can exploit them by check-raising the flop more often we deny more equity than we can in the reverse float line right? Obviously, this is flop specific and your two examples are extremely wet/dry(789tt and A94r). So this makes me wonder if your preference for not increasing your check-raise frequency is just for these two examples or more of a general rule vs the WAWB strategy?
Sept. 13, 2018 | 5:08 p.m.
"I think the main reason is the human brains is programmed for loss aversion. The wins rarely feel as good as the losses hurt. This is magnified when one’s primary vocation is poker. It is very hard to feel great about yourself when your results are not great or even good over a period of time. Conversely, when you are doing well, you are just a professional that is doing what they are supposed to do. It is a maddening trap that I think most, if not all, humans are programmed to face."
There is a lot of truth to this.
Sept. 9, 2018 | 7:16 p.m.
Thanks for posting :)
As 10+ year fulltime poker player I have thought a lot about these kinds of things. I am naturally self-critical so this, of course, extends to my poker but I have learned to be kind to myself most of the time. I think you are right that if we are too self-critical it can damage our self-confidence. I know I am sometimes still guilty of this.
Sept. 9, 2018 | 7:11 p.m.
Just wanted to say how cool the booth was the first year you guys had it.
- got to meet a bunch of very good poker players
- lots of free T-shirts, and RIO even gave me a iPad mini
- got to checkout pokersnowie before it was released. I always wondered the results of those hyper SNG guys who were playing snowie all summer, and were there was action on both sides - anyone know?
- massage and food for breaks
Times have changed. I am not going to LV this year so I don't care. Maybe I won't bother going to WSOP again until RIO reopens their booth!
June 8, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Funny I thought #2 was easiest fold. I did big DB review of BB over call ranges from group of winning players and all the weak off suite B-ways were losing(~3 years ago).
I haven't dove into monker solutions yet but from the little posted in this thread I am curious how they will compare to - my DB reviews, and Snowie ranges?
Feb. 1, 2018 | 6 a.m.
No specific goals. I prefer to focus on habits I would like to develope. I usually pick one new habit to work on every month or so. So I have a list of habits I'd like to work on this year but will just pick a new one each month. I am going on a low media diet in Jan so much less time in poker forums/facebook/youtube..... for a month.
Happy New Year
Dec. 31, 2017 | 5:27 a.m.
link to wiki does NOT equal study or understanding
defamation is NOT criminal - if/when it exist it will be decided in civil courts
yes there are limits but like I said above - it is extremely rare to be criminal
Yes you are right I should study more - just no longer interested in Law
Dec. 26, 2017 | 10:05 p.m.
"slander, defamation, injury. Those are crimes"
These are NOT crimes in the US, but you can try to sue me in civil court. Thankfully it is extemely rare and diffucult to face criminal charges in the US for talking!
I am done debating what "free speech" means as it is sort of irrelevat beause like I said above RIO as a private company can moderate the forums anyway they choose.
Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:54 p.m.
"In my opinion, this has passed the 'free speech' threshold "
Well in general terms in the US "free speech" means exactly that - you are free to say the dumbest, most idiot things possible. As such there is not such thing as a "free speach threshold"
Of course RIO is a private company and has the right to moderate it's forums anyway it sees fit.
Dec. 26, 2017 | 9:23 p.m.
Nick is a big boy and should be able to handle a little critisicm.
I kind of respect Nick more for having these threads on this forum where people can ask question, critize his material, and have disscusions - rather than just some random blog/youtube page with all comments turned off.
Dec. 26, 2017 | 5:40 p.m.
While I am not a fan of copernicus's style, and I don't agree with everything he says(from what little I remember) - I am a fan of free speech even on poker forums.
Dec. 26, 2017 | 5:34 p.m.
Once you start selling poker training stuff like all three of you(berkey/polk/howard) - you are sort of fair game in the poker world. I don't see why anyone would fear Polk or any other poker player, and I sure don't see him as a role model.
This just seems like two guys with big egos needling each other on youtube - no?