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Forum: Books and Publications 11-01-2004, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Internet Texas Hold\'em: Poker Concepts II (pg 51-72)

Hi Everybody!

A few months ago a friend showed me Mr. Hilger's book, "Internet Texas Hold'em". I did not actually sit down and read it in detail, but I was stunned at how similar it looked to...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 09-07-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Winning $100,000 and Writing About How to To It

"What does this say about the ease of making six figures playing poker"

It says that people talented enough to make six figures playing poker can usually make a lot more money doing something...
Forum: Beginners Questions 09-01-2003, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Lemme tell you how hold\'em works Brier

Nonsense. This is a $30-$60 game not $1-$2 game played by idiots. In almost all cases the guy has turned two pair and is betting because he thinks he has the best hand and doesn't want the turn to...
Forum: Beginners Questions 08-30-2003, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Jim Brier (Middle Limit Hold\'em) Problem

Although this is a "river problem", I would be happy to address the turn play.

Preflop you limped in with your suited connector along with five other players. The big blind got a free play so he...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 08-26-2003, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Ciaffone\'s Mid Limit Holdem book

The player was Barry Tanenbaum who is one of the top players in the Bellagio $30-$60 game. Barry is now writing for CardPlayer as well as being an instructor for Poker School Online. He also gives...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 08-26-2003, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Results

I think he should have raised as well. But given that he didn't means that my risk of betting on the end has been reduced since I will not get check-raised when he has the better hand.
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 08-25-2003, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Old Man Tricked Me

Your play was fine except that betting the river is a clear mistake. In virtually every case, only a hand that can beat yours or tie yours will call. If your opponent was drawing and he missed then...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 08-25-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Results

I bet because I thought my hand was still good and I would get calls from smaller flushes or maybe even two pair type hands given all the money in the pot. If my opponent had made a full house then I...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 08-25-2003, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Ciaffone\'s Mid Limit Holdem book

Perhaps you would care to be a little more specific on some of the hands you disagree with. I would be happy to respond.

As an aside, the book was reviewed by several professional players, one of...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 08-24-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
$20-$40 Oceanside Hand

I was visiting some friends in Oceanside when I stopped by Oceans 11 to play some $20-$40. I was moved from the "must move" table to the main table when the following hand came up. I am on the button...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-23-2002, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Defending my $4-$8 Article

I will probably be playing at the Bellagio over that weekend, so step up and introduce yourself!
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-23-2002, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Defending my $4-$8 Article

You are right about being able to call the $4 raise in the $1-$2 game a little more often than calling an $8 raise in the $2-$4 game because of the reasons stated by you and some of the other posters.
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-23-2002, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
One Other Point

One of the fallacies of the "implied odds" argument is the assumption that you will win 100% of the time when you hit when you are not hitting to the nuts. Occasionally, you will find that your...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-23-2002, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Flush Draw fold

Rob if you think you can get 3 big double bets on the river from your opponent in the situation I outlined in my article, then you are right in playing on. But as pointed out by another poster, most...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-23-2002, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Defending my $4-$8 Article

Good examples but suppose you have a hand like Ace-little offsuit and toss in one-half of a small bet against 2 opponents. The big blind now raises and you know he would only do this with AA, KK, QQ,...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Okay, I see what you mean But..

It is true that once you limp in, then in the $1-$2 structure it only costs you 1/2 a big bet to call a raise but in the $2-$4 structure it is costing you one big bet. But in reading Dynasty's...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Defending my $4-$8 Article

"In the situation with the full size blinds, you are calling two SB when you call a double raise."

In the normal $4-$8 structure, the small blind is $2. When you call a double raise preflop, it is...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Defending my $4-$8 Article

"In the $1-$2 structure you are committing 3/4 of a big bet preflop. In a normal structure you are committing 1.5 big bets"

It is a question of pot odds not "committment of big bets". Under the...
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-22-2002, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: The Correct Answer

Much of our terminology is borrowed from the days of draw poker and stud poker. I was not aware that anyone had changed it. Perhaps someone should look up these terms in Michael Weisenberg's (?)...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By Jim Brier
Defending my $4-$8 Article

It has come to my attention that there was a recent debate on an article I wrote last August for CardPlayer entitled "Blind Structures in $4-$8 Games". I was not aware of this debate because I was...
Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-22-2002, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24
Posted By Jim Brier
Forum: Probability 12-22-2002, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Towel Problem

Good work polarbear. The key is recognizing that what he received on the towels he sold was both his profit and his cost (p + 3.5). Most of the students in my study group tried to solve the equations...
Forum: Books and Publications 12-21-2002, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12
Posted By Jim Brier
Re: Ciaffone\'s Omaha book

I am not an Omaha player but I have read Bob's book and in all fairness, Bob is trying to cover a lot of ground. You have Omaha-high which can be played limit or pot limit. These are very different...
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-21-2002, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By Jim Brier
The Correct Answer

The term "over" means two pair. The term "full" means a full house.

In your example, "Aces over Deuces" means two-pair, aces and deuces. The reason is because someone else may also have two pair...
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