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Forum: Psychology 12-29-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: An odd example of losing it..

What's he supposed to do: go on autofold until you return?
Forum: Poker Theory 12-29-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 50
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Question on Behavior in Tournament Play

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For the second question, it's called "implied collusion". It is somewhat common courtesy to check it down when both players have a third guy all-in, you should check it through...the...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-29-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Bad Players = Hard to Beat????

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I meant I never understood their unwillingness to go with the flow.

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If you don't understand this, then you are not as good a poker player as you think you are.
Forum: Poker Theory 12-29-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Bad Players = Hard to Beat????

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Calling stations in SNG's are different than rings because if you are wrong in a big hand it is game over which means no winning over the long haul. Myself just got blasted out of a...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-29-2005, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Count Cards, Not Card Ranks

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Yes, I said in the OP that on the flop you are "about 50/50". Your numbers are more correct though, as I knew you would still be ahead most of the time. 6:5 seems more accurate.
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Forum: Psychology 12-27-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Berating Weak Players At The Poker Table

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How would you guys handle this situation?

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By expressing sympathy with the calling station, encouraging him in his tilt.
Forum: Psychology 12-27-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Berating Weak Players At The Poker Table

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Yes, follow the ways of Chip Reese and be Mr. Congenial to the losers.

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ALL the losers, not just the ones who play too many hands.
Forum: Psychology 12-27-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Berating Weak Players At The Poker Table

How is what you are doing (encouraging a weak player to leave the game) any different from what you think that particular live player is doing (encouraging a weak player to leave the game)?

Do you...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-27-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Might I suggest

What a suggestion: teach OP to play with scared money ALL THE TIME!

Your wisdom is far too subtle for my simple mind.
Forum: Poker Theory 12-27-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 38
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Position, Is it REALLY that important in some games.

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Yes this is my understanding as well. I love it when someone stays in with 22 and I have a higher pair of a draw. I want to see a couple of people in the pot with 22, 33, 44 etc. What I...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-27-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34
Posted By AlanBostick
Count Cards, Not Card Ranks

Count cards, not card ranks.

If you know your opponent holds at least one ace, the flop is A 9 6, and you hold AT, then there is one way your opponent can hav AA, eight each for AK through AJ, and...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-27-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Bad Players = Hard to Beat????

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There seems to be a huge number of people who only want to play against - or are only comfortable playing against - one type of nitwit.

I never understood it and certainly never agreed...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-27-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Bad Players = Hard to Beat????

The issue about playing with loose-passive players is that making plays against them just doesn't work. To the skilled player it can be like fighting with one hand tied behind your back, because...
Forum: Psychology 12-25-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: It Always Feels Like I\'m Losing

I don't know if this counts as "similar experience" or not, but I sometimes feel just as unpleasant and ill-at-ease after winning a big confrontation as after losing one. Make no mistake: I'm better...
Forum: Psychology 12-25-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Berating Weak Players At The Poker Table

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I wish it was more socially unacceptable for players to berate bad players at the poker table. Instead, the rest of the players just sit there and try to pretend like it's not...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: The Linear Equality Fallacy

I maintain my spreadsheets and you don't, so you aren't in a position to say anything about what conclusions can or cannot be drawn from my dataset.

I have a graduate degree in experimental...
Forum: Psychology 12-24-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 33
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: This is a very important post for me...

(1) You're just 18, and that poses something of a problem for live game play in most jurisdictions.

(2) New York is not the ideal place for a live-game poker pro to live. Los Angeles would be...
Forum: Psychology 12-24-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 33
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: This is a very important post for me...

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who knows how long the current poker environment will last. legislation and/or the advent of bots could kill online poker at any time, so the poker landscape could look very different by...
Forum: Psychology 12-24-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23
Posted By AlanBostick
You Guys Are Tapping on the Aquarium

Let's see if I understand you guys correctly: There's someone at the table who's making what you see as a huge mistake, one that will cost her a lot of money in the long run if she keeps making it. ...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Formula for raising vs calling HU in position on the river: LHE

Nice work. Now go read The Theory of Poker to check your answer.
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Structure Question

Set it up so that at the time you want things to be done, all the chips in play are used up by the antes and blinds.
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: When is checking the river right?

Who is first to act, you or your opponent?

If you are first to act, then the pot contains something like 5.75BB. If you bet, what do you expect your opponent to call you with? At the same time,...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Poker: What\'s so difficult about it???

Not only do most people not put the effort into becoming money-winning players, they simply don't want to do so.

Likewise, I enjoy playing Scrabble, but I have absolutely no interest in putting...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: Poker: What\'s so difficult about it???

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For the people who are serious about getting good at poker, they have some big obstacles to overcome. You cannot just read a book and jump into a 5/10 game and start winning. You probably...
Forum: Poker Theory 12-24-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9
Posted By AlanBostick
Re: The Linear Equality Fallacy

Hmm. Over the past two years I've been winning about $50/hour in my local $15-$30 limit HE game, playing about two hours every week on average.

This month, because I'm between clients and I...
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