April 3, 2010 – 10:41 am | 7 Comments

I’ve compiled a short (just 7-pages) e-book, an introduction to the mathematics of poker. It’s basically covers how to calculate your expected value in a certain spot – starting with explaining what EV is, all …

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My Goals For 2010
December 31, 2009 – 10:34 pm | One Comment

So, we’re moving into a New Year, and I thought it’s about time I set some goals for 2010. Poker-related ones, anyway.
Firstly, this blog. I’d want to get a 150 subscribers for this blog by …

My Biggest Leak: Pocket Aces
December 30, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 8 Comments
My Biggest Leak: Pocket Aces

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I was looking through my PokerTracker 3 database, and it seems like my biggest leak is pocket Aces. Yes, I’ve only had just over a thousand hands, and that is far …

Equity Spreadsheet by MPhobia
December 29, 2009 – 9:20 pm | No Comment

MPhobia from the 2+2 forums recently posted this great equity spreadsheet.
It shows equity percentages vs. 1 and 2 opponents for 15 hands (AA to KQo) vs. opponent percentage hand ranges in a graphical format I’ve …

How Physical Condition Affects Play
December 28, 2009 – 7:56 pm | 2 Comments

I’ve been down over the Christmas weekend with a really bad fever, hitting 39.1 deg C at one point. Even then, I tried playing a couple of sessions, but soon realized it was a really …

Pre-Flop Odds Charts
December 27, 2009 – 8:43 pm | One Comment
Pre-Flop Odds Charts

This post has been in the works for a while now, it’s just taken me longer than I expected to run the calculations on PokerStove. What is it I’ve done? A preflop odds chart.
WestonPoker has …

Math Corrections: TPTK Odds
December 27, 2009 – 12:59 am | No Comment

Looking back at my post on Broadway vs Small Pairs, I realize I made a mistake in one of the calculations. In the post, I said this:
There are 2 more Js which you don’t want, …

Grinding Up From 0.02NL
December 24, 2009 – 10:42 am | No Comment
Grinding Up From 0.02NL

About a week ago, I blew my whole bankroll on Pokerstars (all of about 6USD). I could make excuses for sure, but the truth is, I just played badly.
So, after emptying my account (by losing …

Broadway vs Small Pairs Flop Analysis
December 22, 2009 – 10:13 am | 6 Comments

An interesting question came up on the 2+2 forums. The poster had heard the statement “it is easier to play a hand like AJ OOP then a small pocket pair because you will flop TPTK …

New Look, and Some Questions
December 18, 2009 – 10:02 am | No Comment

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been tweaking the theme and widgets on this blog, and getting things set up just how I want it to be. Just wanted to highlight some of the …

Expected Value In Poker
December 16, 2009 – 10:33 pm | One Comment
Expected Value In Poker

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A couple of people have mentioned that they find what I’m doing here interesting (thanks, by the way, really appreciate the support), but that the math can be hard to follow. So I …