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Forum: Omaha High 10-24-2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6
Posted By Orpheus
Re: 8542ss hand (fun / brag post)

Hey, I'm not suggesting laying down to a draw.I'm not sure I could deal with the large (bad fold)/(solid beat) ratio suggested by the hard numbers in some cases. Sometimes you gotta take the beats to...
Forum: Omaha High 10-24-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6
Posted By Orpheus
Re: 8542ss hand (fun / brag post)

With all due respect: yes, you'd "see" the A-flush laydown if one of those things happened, but you said you've never seen them happen, so we're talking the realm of imagination here.

I've laid...
Forum: Internet Gambling 09-22-2005, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2
Posted By Orpheus
Re: wtf PartyPoker gave someone my street address?!??!!?

Gibraltar is a British Territory. Though Great Britain has been known, in the past 25 years, to hold some territories (or even particularly persnickey British isles, like the Isle of Man) outside...
Forum: Beginners Questions 09-15-2005, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5
Posted By Orpheus
PartyPoker stats window is inaccurate?

I've been playing of and on for years, but this is really more of a newb question -- or at least a heads-up

I don't generally use the stats window on the PP client (PT is worlds better, whether...
Forum: Psychology 09-14-2005, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Knowing when to stop playing...(somewhat long)

I don't multitable as heaviiy as many here, so I can maintain a constant surveillance of other tables, asking myself: is this table better than all the others available to me (after allowing for...
Forum: Poker Theory 09-11-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Hypothetical question that will blow your mind.

I just thought of another difference to consider:

if you know the board, you become well-nigh unreadable. No one can ever put you on a specific hand. YOU might be playing the 46u that would happen...
Forum: Poker Theory 09-11-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Hypothetical question that will blow your mind.

I'm not saying this view is right. It's just an alternative for your consideration:

Though I agree that the argument for knowing the other player's cards is compelling, I'm not sure that knowing...
Forum: Psychology 09-10-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: what to make of a huge loss

You had a bunch of big loss sessions (I can't be sure how many, since I don't know your mix of limit and NL sessions), all on the same day. That happens to everyone eventually, and it's no fun for...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 09-08-2005, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By Orpheus
Re: party new player freeroll, how do you qualify?

You have to register.

I recommend registering as early as possible. I registered for the new player Tourney several days in advance when I first signed up on on another Party Skin (PokerNOW, I...
Forum: Books and Publications 09-04-2005, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11
Posted By Orpheus
Current videos without table cams?

Some of us were discussing TV/videos of poker events, and we'd all gotten bored with the omnipresent table-cam. It was cute at first, but poker ain't poker if get to see what everyone is holdin' and...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 09-03-2005, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Paradise Bonus -- is it really active?

Whoa! That's hilarious! Excuse me while I wipe the egg off my face.

I only remembered it because I happened to record it in my scheduler after a thread earlier *this* summer -- probably during the...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 09-02-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By Orpheus
Paradise Bonus -- is it really active?

I don't play Paradise, but I was surprised that, as of yesterday, there was no mention of the Paradise Labor Day bonus that was announced on this board months ago (before there was an Internet Bonus...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 09-01-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19
Posted By Orpheus
Re: 2 sites I found that are similar to PSO/Boogster. Are they reputab

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My matter was with PSO before they had a website.

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Oh, okay, so it's ancient history--still relevant, but of much less immediate concern. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Psychology 09-01-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24
Posted By Orpheus
Re: People Who Quit

I think the claim that it is difficult or impossoble to be a "breakeven" player is over-objectifying the term. I suppose such stark criteria are a natural reaction to a game with so much uncertainty...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 09-01-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13
Posted By Orpheus
Re: EMPIRE\'S attempt to drive out bonus whores

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Preach on, brother! Next thing you know they'll be offering two 100% bonuses within two weeks of each other!

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Actually, his whiniis even less reasonable than that. The 10 day...
Forum: Poker Theory 08-26-2005, 05:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: We need a new word for \"gambling\"

Ich bin erschrockt -erschrockt!- dass es gibt kerfilozlinkiting in diesem Haus!

Hmm... it lacks a certain je ne sais quois. To really sound German it would have to be something like...
Forum: Internet Gambling 08-23-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Do bonuses affect taxes? (US)

It would be extremely advisable to keep a copy of your current T&C and other relevant webpages, if you are planning to make the gift argument. T&Cs are generally subject to change without notice, and...
Forum: Psychology 08-22-2005, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Need some advice when starting a session

When I had this problem. I broke it by "warming up" with solid strategy at the play money tables for 20 minutes before a real money session. I'd have dropped to low-stakes real money, but this...
Forum: Psychology 08-21-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Can a Former Addict become a good Poker Player?

Can they? Sure, it's statistically possible. I sincerely wish you the best of luck--when you're not at my tables.

HOWEVER, at the risk of falling afoul of your guidelines, I must point out that...
Forum: Psychology 08-20-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Where is the money coming from in high stakes poker?

Out of fairness, I should have mentioned that good online players can also help fund the B&M tables. The casino setting and table rules can be unsettling (vs. paying off/on at will in your...
Forum: Psychology 08-20-2005, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Where is the money coming from in high stakes poker?

In online poker, there is proably another source: casino and cardroom players.

Since B&Ms have more expenses per seat-hour (and in the case of casinos, expect a higher return), it isn't...
Forum: Probability 08-15-2005, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14
Posted By Orpheus
Denominator of popularly stated WR/EV

Earlier this weekend, I was talking with a non-gambling friend about win rates and EV, and I got stuck on the issue of the denomiator fo the EV numbers we all have memorized. I assume ethat they are...
Forum: Psychology 08-15-2005, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Help: How to convince my gf NOT to play to get her money back

I think the above post is excellent, and it certainly made me think.

However, I also believe that you might have gotten different responses all around if you'd opened an anonymous account (with...
Forum: Psychology 08-14-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Help: How to convince my gf NOT to play to get her money back

Actually, you're not trying to convince her to get her money back. You're completely confident that she'll get her money back --with good reason, since she's a long term winner.

However, any...
Forum: Psychology 08-11-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9
Posted By Orpheus
Re: Equivalent EV, Different Streakiness

I disagree with the previous posters. We have many examples in ordinary life of behaviors where steady modest benefits are punctuated by occassional heavy, even tragic, costs: drunk driving, risky...
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