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Forum: One-table Tournaments 12-31-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Pure Heads Up Poker-The Sweet Science

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1. The first 10 minutes (level 1) is the trapping/study period. Do not get yourself behind in this period. You are not going to be chasing or bluff raising too much here. This is your...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-15-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Two hands (Stars 45k)

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7's and 8's - i think they're good 50% or more. so 3 outs.


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I would think that your pair outs are good significantly less than 50%, against an arbitrary unknown player...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-13-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: ZeeJustin: A Case Study

I'm very surprised from the fact that some seem to be surprised by the data in the OP.

Variance in large field MTTs is completely crazy.

There's nothing strange or surprising about ZJ being...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-12-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: God As He Moves Across The Face Of Internet Touranments

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So nobody knows and those who might won't, nor should they, share.

Brilliant.

X

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While your questions, in essense, are relevant and important, you are basically a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-12-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Four Kinds of Atheists.

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Science may have provided insight into the nature of god's world (if god existed) but says nothing about the existence of god or otherwise.

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This is 100% correct.
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-12-2005, 12:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: ++ Stars $500k garunteed ++

Congrats ZJ! Great great show. One of the best I've seen. Few truely amazing calls. Unbelieveable game.
Forum: One-table Tournaments 12-10-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Curtains Hand #3 (Degen)

People are talking about this one as if it is some insanely bad call or something. Well, it is marginal in some senses, but definitely not terrible or anything, certainly not without any context.
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Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-09-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: ATs...J4o...What does it matter???

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Why is it, you only respond to my posts when they involve an equation?

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My replying frequency is totally randomized, so it's only a coincidence.



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Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-09-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: ATs...J4o...What does it matter???

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Last few orbits, we figure to have had between 8-6 players at our table, if CO has been opening 1.5-2x per orbit, we assume he is opening about 25% of his hands.

Of these hands, lets...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-09-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 70
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Infinite multiplication

Thanks for all the replies in this thread.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-08-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 70
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Infinite multiplication

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More generally, it will happen if the sequence of numbers that you are multiplying doesn't converge to 1, or converges slowly to 1. If the numbers in your sequence go to 1 quickly...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-08-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 70
Posted By PrayingMantis
Infinite multiplication

I define M to be a multiplication of an infinite series of real numbers, all between 0 and 1 (not inclusive). You can come up with any rule to decide how you create these numbers, they can also be...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 12-05-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: OT: Heads up starting hands

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or a A or K scare card comes I'll fold them to almost any bet.

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Just something to think about: if you play HU and consistently consider A or K to be scare cards, you...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-03-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Logically inconsistant, my ***

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Killing people like Adolf Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, Michael Moore, Stalin, etc. is not at all a sin, because these are evil people.

Killing 1000 of these people is the moral equivalent of...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-03-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A proposal for a new type of tournament

I remember quite a few suggestions for variance-less touenament poker (sometimes not entirely variance-less, but that's the spirit). The one and most significant problem is that variance is what...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: I\'m ITM but my ROI is negative

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For the record, this isn't inherently a negative. Is the structure exactly the same as it would be for some lower buy-in tourny with some larger amount of entrants? If so, just pretend...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-02-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: I\'m ITM but my ROI is negative

It is sad but not entirely surprising that they start doing it this way. It obviously helps them to keep more money circulating inside the site, instead of it being moved in bigger chunks and more...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-02-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6
Posted By PrayingMantis
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-01-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: WSOP Hachem JJ Hand

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I may not have the bext understanding of -EV and +EV, but I did read a post yesterday that summed up what I was trying to say. It essentially said --

If we bet on a coin toss, and you...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 12-01-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: WSOP Hachem JJ Hand

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+EV and -EV are useful over the LONG RUN. In this case, THERE IS NO LONG RUN at the final table of the WSOP!!

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This is a demonstration of extremely confused thinking. If...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Scientology VS Christianity currently tied

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By claiming that Christianity is nothing but a fantasy and a story, you are ignoring that Christianity contains specific propositions about the nature of the world and of God that are...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-01-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Scientology VS Christianity currently tied

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Why should you believe the Christian revelation, the essence of which is that if you repent, believe that Christ is the Son of God, and accept Baptism, you will be saved? Because you are...
Forum: Multi-table Tournaments 11-30-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Results

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so in this hand, for example, you could have checked through the flop, bet the turn, checked behind on the river and beat his AK anyway (because I really think that's what he had.)
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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-25-2005, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Scientology VS Christianity currently tied

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Credibility, you choose:

1) The founder of a cult/hoax who was a science fiction writer who made a statement a decade before founding Scientology that the best way to get rich was to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-24-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: \"In the beginning, there was Flying Spaghetti Monster\"

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the point is that science doesn't teach something just because its possible. science teaches whatever model produces the best predictions. if ID ever outmodels evolution and/or produces...
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