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 Forum: Probability 12-20-2005, 05:22 AM Replies: 6 Views: 11 Posted By Siegmund Re: Between the Sheets EV Assuming it's a single deck, and the two faced cards are different, you have 6 ways to lose 2 units; 4*G ways to win 1 unit from a gap of size G; and 44-4*G ways to lose 1 unit. You want EV =...
 Forum: Probability 12-13-2005, 05:23 AM Replies: 3 Views: 11 Posted By Siegmund Re: Crossword Puzzle It depends how much work you're willing to do to improve your chances. Your answer is right if you randomly guess at every letter. For a start, you can guess letters in proportion to their normal...
 Forum: Probability 12-13-2005, 02:39 AM Replies: 3 Views: 13 Posted By Siegmund Re: What do you think about this class?? It all depends what you see yourself doing, and what you enjoy. It doesn't sound too likely to be poker-related unless you are planning to write your own PokerTracker or have a bunch of things you...
 12-12-2005, 07:27 AM Replies: 57 Views: 9 Posted By Siegmund Re: Four Kinds of Atheists. [ QUOTE ] I feel that the type 2) could be qualified in a way that would need to take them seriously too. [/ QUOTE ] The problem, at least as I see it, is that even if the Type 2 people...
 12-12-2005, 07:18 AM Replies: 35 Views: 6 Posted By Siegmund Re: D.Sklansky: Why is an embryo a person? Suppose we accept the premise that "abortion is murder because an embryo is a person." Does that automatically mean abortion is wrong? No. It means abortion is something to be taken very...
 12-12-2005, 07:02 AM Replies: 57 Views: 9 Posted By Siegmund Re: Four Kinds of Atheists. I think some of the Type 3s are very similar to the Type 4s - differing only in having spotted the pattern of the 'shrinking realm of the supernatural' sooner. It almost sounds to me like atheist...
 Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-12-2005, 12:15 AM Replies: 11 Views: 12 Posted By Siegmund Re: Odd rule at Resorts East Chicago Regardless whether it's normal to keep the kill button if killer winds up splitting the pot at the end... it's sure not normal for there to be a kill at all on the next hand if the hand is checked...
 Forum: Internet Gambling 12-10-2005, 10:29 PM Replies: 39 Views: 2 Posted By Siegmund Re: UBs TV BS... I thought it was quite a clever idea for a promo, as a way to inspire casual players to get more serious about the site. In sharp contrast to the OP, I also thought it was a promotion aimed...
 Forum: Books and Publications 12-09-2005, 05:52 AM Replies: 1 Views: 16 Posted By Siegmund Any TeX / LaTex users here? Crossposted from Software. Are there any other forum members who do typeset poker books or articles with TeX? If so, would be most interested in exchanging macros, or getting pointers to any...
 12-09-2005, 02:14 AM Replies: 14 Views: 40 Posted By Siegmund Re: Infinite multiplication If there is some fixed k<1, such that every term in your sequence is less than k, that is sufficient to show convergence to 0. The n_th partial product will be less than k^n and the power series with...
 12-07-2005, 06:27 AM Replies: 15 Views: 8 Posted By Siegmund Re: The Egg Drop When I did it in the fifth grade, I packed my egg in the middle of a pint size Tupperware container, surrounded the egg with layers of mini-marshmallows as "springs", and filled the gaps up with...
 Forum: Probability 12-07-2005, 05:56 AM Replies: 3 Views: 15 Posted By Siegmund Re: Is raising pre-flop with JJ at micro-limits +EV? Yes, raising JJ is very +EV, at any limit in any position. In most games where money is flowing freely it's even a reraising hand. You gave the reason yourself: an A, K, or Q comes 59% of the...
 Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-06-2005, 02:36 AM Replies: 8 Views: 2 Posted By Siegmund Re: J9s - Open Limp, Cold Call, Donk - Every street needs comments I will limp with this as long as I have a fair shot at not getting raised. I would be happier if I had limpers ahead of me. Preflop isn't the end of the world though. I am happily letting this go...
 Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-06-2005, 02:28 AM Replies: 20 Views: 2 Posted By Siegmund Re: Specific preflop plays If there was some chance of getting the blinds out I would raise AT. If there isn't... MAYBE I'd still raise with 2 limpers. I am not playing KT at all in this situation.
 Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-06-2005, 02:23 AM Replies: 5 Views: 2 Posted By Siegmund Re: 3-bet the Turn and River, or just Call? The only thing I find strange is bet-call, bet-call on the last two streets. You aren't sure if you're winning or losing this one ... so pick one. If you think you're winning more than half the...
 Forum: Probability 12-05-2005, 05:50 AM Replies: 4 Views: 14 Posted By Siegmund Re: 2-card Poker: Favorite Hands I am assuming suited hands are not worth anything extra in this game. By my count, J8 loses to 600 hands, ties 9, and beats 616, while J7 loses to 612, ties 9, and beats 604. Exact answers to...
 Forum: Poker Theory 12-05-2005, 03:50 AM Replies: 37 Views: 18 Posted By Siegmund Re: What is the link between poker and backgammon/chess/bridge? Lot of good answers in this thread so far. To briefly, reiterate some highlights: the doubling cube in backgammon is a whooole lot like raise/fold decisions in poker; bluffing is overrated in popular...
 Forum: Probability 12-04-2005, 06:35 AM Replies: 4 Views: 11 Posted By Siegmund Re: Poisson and Approximating Binomial Yes, the Poisson distribution can be used to make such approximations. The rarer the event the better the approximation. It is "simpler" in the sense that, until the last ten years or so, it was...
 Forum: Small Stakes Hold'em 12-04-2005, 04:40 AM Replies: 10 Views: 2 Posted By Siegmund Re: KTo in a big multi-way pot Um... am I the only one here who would never have played KTo in the first place? Especially if I expect a big multiway pot is likely? If you do, and you're committed to calling anyway because of...
 Forum: The Stock Market 12-03-2005, 06:30 PM Replies: 20 Views: 16 Posted By Siegmund Re: Why would I want to open an IRA? You get to CHOOSE when you want to pay the taxes! There are two kinds of IRAs. The traditional thinking is that you want to defer taxes now, while you have a relatively high income, and then...
 Forum: Other Gambling Games 12-03-2005, 06:05 PM Replies: 17 Views: 16 Posted By Siegmund Re: Hillary for president at 6:1 Sounds to me like the big winner here is the bookie, who can sell both sides of this bet today and then hold your money interest free for three full years. As for the actual odds...6:1 is about...
 12-03-2005, 12:28 AM Replies: 16 Views: 6 Posted By Siegmund Re: 2D, 3D and 4D Man [ QUOTE ] (we are ignoring the fact that 2D man would fall in half because his digestive tract splits him in two). [/ QUOTE ] In fact, this engineering problem and many others like it have...
 12-03-2005, 12:22 AM Replies: 17 Views: 6 Posted By Siegmund Re: Simple math/syntax problem Doesn't speak well for the other forum that they found something to argue about. -25. Perhaps the easiest way to convince someone of it to look at more complicated expressions like x^2+x+3 and...
 11-26-2005, 08:34 PM Replies: 4 Views: 6 Posted By Siegmund Re: Yellow object in the night sky? any ideas? If you are interested in astronomy and want a constant gentle reminder of what is currently out there to be seen, you may be interested in this Sky screen saver (http://www.fourmilab.ch/skyscrsv/)...
 Forum: Probability 11-23-2005, 01:52 AM Replies: 3 Views: 13 Posted By Siegmund Re: Can a number ever be small enough to be considered zero? That depends on who makes the first move. If the casino announces fixed odds, you can choose a number of trials great enough that you are likely to win. If, on the other hand, you announce how many...
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