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Forum: Texas Hold'em 12-30-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: How did the early players do it?

"If I could have played poker 10 years ago given what I know now, I would've made about $100 million. (exaggerating, but the point stands)"

But his point is, "what you know now" is based on the...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-21-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By DarrenJG
A great archived post about Pot Equity

http://archiveserver.twoplustwo.com/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Number=1749907&page=

Hopefully this link works for you. This is a really great thread that cleared up a few questions I had about pot...
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-21-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Just Starting Out - Any Advice?

"Next thing you know you'll be sleeping at night on a giant pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful women. Just like all of us on 2+2"

Well, of course. Isn't that why we're in this in the...
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-21-2005, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Just Starting Out - Any Advice?

Thanks, I appreciate the heads up. I don't mind taking a little [censored] from the veterans. Whatever it takes to improve.
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-21-2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Just Starting Out - Any Advice?

LOL. Damn, actually billing your 12th hr of the day! You're really cranking. Believe me, I feel your pain. Been there, for sure!
Forum: Beginners Questions 12-20-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14
Posted By DarrenJG
Just Starting Out - Any Advice?

Hello folks,

There is a wealth of knowledge on this board and perhaps some experienced players will be willing to share a little with a newbie.

I recently started to make a study of poker. I...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-20-2005, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

Thanks. I think 'I am fish' explained the underlying theory VERY well in his post. That REALLY helped me.

What a great forum - thanks again to all who responded.
Forum: Poker Theory 12-20-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

Wow. That completely clears it up.

You calculate the pot odds based on the full anticipated round b/c you can then AVOID making the first call - which would have led to a losing situation anyway....
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

BradleyT,

Thanks again. This is great info.

Darren
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

Thanks much. As I wrote below to bootswild, it looks like IF you anticipate raises behind, then you clearly need to factor that into the pot odds as you state above (known as "real" odds). But if...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

"Darren, I have a question for you - have you actually played much poker? It almost seems like you're so weighed down with information from TOP, but no poker experience to relate it to."

I've got...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

I see what you are saying, and I always figured this is the way to calculate pot odds with a raise behind. However, it appears to me that TOP seems to say otherwise. I'm not sure what is proper.
...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

Thanks.

This is precisely my confusion. What you are saying is if a raise comes behind you, then your pot odds would actually be 3.5 to 1 since you're putting a total of $20 into a $70 pot for...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

Yeah, that's completely clear and it makes sense. Thanks much.

Any thouhgts on my second question? I know it's more complicated and cumbersome, but I was trying to be somewhat precise with it.
...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

As for the first question, what I meant was that the pot was $50 as the bet was to me. In other words, IF I call, the pot would then be $60 with my additional money. This being the case, are the...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-19-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16
Posted By DarrenJG
Basic Pot Odds Questions - Please Help a New Guy

In reading The Theory of Poker, Small Stakes Poker and others there seems to be some ambiguity regarding Pot Odds (or at least itís unclear to me). I had a couple of fundamental questions that Iím...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-14-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Just getting started -- Feedback greatly appreciated

Thanks for the help! Yes, I plan to start out in limit games and once I build a sound foundation I'll perhaps try some NL. First things first though.

You mention not getting playerview or...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Just getting started -- Feedback greatly appreciated

This is great input. Thanks.

Regarding swings, do you play with a 300 big bet bankroll? I've seen that number thrown around. So, in a 1/2 game I can expect to weather the downswings with $600?...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Anyone care to give general advice to a newbie???

I tried to stick with pretty reputable books.

I have Theory of Poker and Small Stakes Hold'em. i also picked up Supersystem, Harrington's new book, Lee Jones Small Stakes, Helmuth's Play Poker...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Anyone care to give general advice to a newbie???

Sounds like we're coming from similar paths. You're right, the BJ games have gotten tougher to beat, especially in my neck of the woods.

Quick follow-up:

What have you found to be the # of...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Re: Anyone care to give general advice to a newbie???

Thanks. I wasn't sure I'd get any responses. I appreciate the supportive words.
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Anyone care to give general advice to a newbie???

Hello folks,

I am brand new here -- first time on the board. I posted in the Beginner forum, but it looks like more people hang out here. I basically want to get the lowdown on becoming a...
Forum: Beginners Questions 03-13-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5
Posted By DarrenJG
Just getting started -- Feedback greatly appreciated

Hello folks,

I am brand new here -- first time on the board -- but it's clearly a wonderful resource.

I am seeking feedback regarding realistic financial returns and time necessary to reach...
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