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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: another brain teaser for the math inclined

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I think you mistakenly put a couple of numbers in there and missed one!

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Actually, just in that list, he missed two, and yeah, put a couple other extra in. Still, the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-03-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: math teaser, kinda tough

You are correct. I did need to know that John was older than Art. As for my impression that you didn't need to know, I now realize that I was wrong.

I managed to narrow it down to John being the...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-03-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: math teaser, kinda tough

The fireman is not the conductor's uncle. Yet you have:

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john is conductor, toms nephew, petes nephew


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and since you also say that tom is the fireman, this makes...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-02-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Lie Detector for Athiests

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How many atheists might contemplate God aboard a plane that lost its engines?

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Every month, when I am paying my bills, I wish I was a millionaire and contemplate what...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-02-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: math teaser, kinda tough

Brakeman is Art
Conductor is John
Engineer is Pete
Fireman is Tom

Art is unrelated
John is Pete's nephew and Tom's son
Pete is Tom's brother and John's uncle
Tom is Pete's brother and John's...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 11-02-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Lie Detector For Catholics.

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My guess is that this paradox is resolved by the fact that most Catholics don't actually truly believe it.

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Maybe this goes back to all the discussion about beleif and...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 11-02-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Free money (if you like tournaments)

yes, it appears under special tournaments. After the required hand is reached, go there and wait a few minutes.

A grey pop-up will tell you that the hand has been reached and that the tourney is...
Forum: Internet Bonuses 11-02-2005, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Free money (if you like tournaments)

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do these cost any player points like party's other freerolls????

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No, but you have to be a real money player (have made a deposit sometime)

Regards
Brad S
Forum: Internet Bonuses 11-02-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11
Posted By AleoMagus
Free money (if you like tournaments)

I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet on these forums, and the bonuses forum seems as good a place as any.

Party is having $20,000 freerolls every 5,000,000th hand until they hit 3 billion....
Forum: One-table Tournaments 11-02-2005, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: The Master Plan

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31-32 games per day

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I think he'll need more than that, and there's no way I could do this playing every day.

(actually, there's no way I could do this. period. ...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 11-02-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: The Master Plan

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My goal for the next 2 months is to make ~$6000 playing poker. There's just one big caveat to my goal: my starting BR is $260. I'm OK w/ 4-tabling, have ~1600 STTs played @ PP.

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Forum: One-table Tournaments 11-02-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

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when you have no FE and a coinflip gives you FE if you double up

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This is outside the strict mathematical aspects of this single hand, but actually, yeah, good example....
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

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Lastly, what's it like living in Victoria? Is it something like heaven?

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no, but it's not too bad either. lots of rain in the winter, but one of the prettiest cities in...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

I think I am still being unclear. What I am really driving at is this:

We all seem to agree that taking a coinflip for your survival is a bad idea in a SNG and we try to avoid those sorts of...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

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but blind sizes are rarely negligible. Why worry about a situation that is basicly never going to happen. I assume there must be a reason, but I don't understand it.

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Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

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1) You have the pusher well covered. As an extreme, say you're 5 way and he has one chip. Or you have 7k and four people have t250 and one pushes. In these cases you benefit from busting a...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Theoretical problem about coinflips

sorry, what are the stacks in this example and how many players are at the table?

Regards
Brad S
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Theoretical problem about coinflips

Maybe easy to answer, and I certainly think I know the answer to this, but I'd like to see a definitive closure to the following question:

Assuming Independent chip model is accurate, opponents...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-31-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: attitude on coinflips

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from SSHE page 23

"Quantifying your expectation for calling and raising is often difficult, but folding is easy: It is always zero. When you fold, you are guaranteed to win or lose...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-27-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Turbos vs. regular SNGs (variance)

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in general your standard deviation goes down relative to other things if you play more.


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I'm not sure this is really that much of a problem

Consider two players A...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-27-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: ROI to ITM Calculation

the 4/9 figure was suggested once as an upper maximum. This was debated a bit, but is probably at least close to correct

keep in mind though that this is only a maximum theoretical value

In...
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-27-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Turbos vs. regular SNGs (variance)

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And I believe that was what OP was asking.

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Fair enough. I mean, I know that's what the OP was asking. That's what everyone is asking when they ask about variance....
Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-27-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Turbos vs. regular SNGs (variance)

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So if we assume that an above average player will enjoy a better ROI in a standard SNG because of elongated play time, then his variance should be lower there.


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Forum: One-table Tournaments 10-27-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6
Posted By AleoMagus
Re: Turbos vs. regular SNGs (variance)

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Game. Set. Match.

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Hardly

Why is it that if any poster asks a question about something like whether he can expect a 20% ROI in the 33s, everyone comes out of the...
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