Archive for April, 2009

AA, where are you?

Monday, April 27th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Mathematics | 1 Comment

Submitted by Mctap, this article belongs to the Poker Mathematics series. This blog consists of 3 separate posts on my site that I have consolidated into 1 longer, more detailed post here. About a month and a half ago I decided to check out my Poker Tracker stats for Poker Stars and noticed something interesting. At that point in time I had only played about 656 tournament hands and still hadn't seen AA. No big deal as I was still up a few bucks since I started. I just found it interesting Read more [...]

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New forum collaboration

Sunday, April 26th, 2009 | Poker News | No Comments

We have almost finished changing the PokerBRB site into a super cool freeroll/tournament league. In order to give our league the best possible start, we have decided to do a forum collaboration with the people from WOSB. By sharing a common forum we will be able to build a larger community meaning more people will hopefully sign up for the league. In addition our community forum should become more active than it has been lately. As a result of this new collaboration the PokerBRB forum will Read more [...]

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Don’t Get Married to a Hand

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 11 Comments

Submitted by Vic Porcelli, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. How many times have you folded pocket Aces after the flop?   Sounds absurd I know, but what if the flop is K K J?  Or if the flop came 10 J Q?  Depending on the post flop betting you may be a big underdog.  So can you lay them down? Dennis Phillips finished third in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.  Dennis is from my hometown of St. Louis.  He won a $200 double shootout satellite at Harrah’s Casino Read more [...]

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New York Giants Game Challenge

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Projects | 1 Comment

Submitted by McTap03, this article belongs to the Poker Projects series A new challenge is on the horizon that will be played along side my other current challenges (see my blog for those challenges). First, let me provide a little info before explaining this challenge. I'm a HUGE NY Giants fan. It is almost obsessive once the season is in full swing. Most of my free time during the week leading up to the game is spent analyzing match-ups, talking about it on various forums, and making my picks Read more [...]

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Watch the pros, become a pro

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 | Poker Bankroll Building | 1 Comment

Submitted by Charlie, this article belongs to the Poker Bankroll Building series. Who doesn't dream of living the life of a poker pro? Just playing your favorite game all day and experiencing the lifestyle of the rich and the famous... Well it's certainly not easy to reach such a paradisaical existence. But it's possible if you have loads of patience and the ability to learn from the best. So how do you really become a poker crack? Well, of course reading some books about mathematics, picking Read more [...]

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Poker Bankroll Blog’s bankroll building project update 2

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 | Poker Projects | No Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Project series. To celebrate our new collaboration on the Poker Bankroll Blog and PokerBRB sites, McTap03 and I have started our own bankroll building SNG and MTT (multi table tournament) project on Full Tilt Poker. Our starting bankroll is 150$ and we will be posting regular updates on our many wins and hopefully fewer losses.  It goes without saying that we expect our bankroll to increase significantly in no time. Since we started our bankroll building project Read more [...]

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Major League Baseball fantasy betting events at Draftbug

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 | Sports and Fantasy betting | 5 Comments

Here's a quick update on some of the current Major League Baseball fantasy betting events available at Draftbug: 5$ daily freerolls with a 100 player cap. Players in these freerolls are selected by Points Cap. Heads up and 5 player events up to 20$ buyin. Players in these freerolls are selected by Points Cap or Live Draft. Points Cap Each participant in the contest has a fixed amount of points to set his team. Individual players cost a certain amount of points and can be chosen from all Read more [...]

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Multi-Table or Move Up?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Strategy | 12 Comments

Submitted by Jerry, this article belongs to the Poker Bankroll Building series. One huge advantage online poker has over live poker, aside from the valuable poker bonuses, is that online poker rooms allow you to play on more than one table at once, also known as multi-tabling.  Multi-tabling, for all intents and purposes, is why so many poker players are able to make a living playing online.   Players typically begin multi-tabling after they have been beating their usual game for a while Read more [...]

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Online poker tournament statistics : probability of winning a poker tournament

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Mathematics, Poker Tournament | 12 Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Mathematics series. Recently I have wondered if it is possible to calculate the probability of winning a poker tournament based on which strategy you use and how your all in moves are distributed. In this article I will share with you my findings. Hope you have the patience to read it all the way through:-). The table below (the culmination of way too many hours of research) is a teaser of what is ahead if you continue reading. Duration [hours] Reference Read more [...]

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Are You Truly Putting Your Opponent on a Hand?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 3 Comments

Submitted by Vic Porcelli, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. We’ve all watched the great Daniel Negreanu call out an opponent’s hand.  Let’s go back to the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.  Daniel starts the hand with a 7-4 spades in position.  (A typical starting hand for him)  His opponent, Matt Traudt holds a K-9 clubs.  The flop comes 8 hearts-7 diamonds- 6 diamonds.  Both players check the flop.  The turn is the 10 spades.  That gives Traudt the straight.  Read more [...]

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