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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Free E-book: Intro to the Math of Poker
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 …

Pre-flop Raise, then C-bet Strategy
March 29, 2010 – 12:28 am | 19 Comments

I was playing a live game on Friday night, and someone commented that I rely too much on the “preflop raise, then c-bet flop” strategy. It’s a strategy that I picked up from Daniel Negreanu’s …

Get My Free Pocket Guide to Poker Odds
March 15, 2010 – 7:59 pm | 5 Comments

Have you ever wondered how well a suited connector does against a pocket pair? Or how likely a set on the flop is likely to hold up against an open ended straight flush draw? Or …

Win a Free Poker Book of Your Choice
March 12, 2010 – 2:25 pm | 12 Comments

I’m sure that all of you have poker books that you want to read. I mean, no matter how good we are, we can always improve, right?
So, in 2 week’s time, I’m giving away a …

A Closer Look at the AQo Hand
March 8, 2010 – 11:32 pm | 7 Comments

Since my last post, I’ve had some discussions on the 2+2 forums about that hand. And so I thought I’d take a closer look at the hand. I realized I should be considering the odds …

Folding AQ offsuit Preflop
March 7, 2010 – 8:30 pm | 5 Comments

[update: After some discussions on the forum, I realized I was missing something, and so I’ve taken a closer look at the hand. You can read the new analysis here.]
I was playing in a live …

Getting Value From Flush Draw on the Flop
February 21, 2010 – 10:28 pm | 17 Comments

This is a topic I’ve been wondering about, so I thought I’d do some calculations to figure out the best line of play here. So, imagine a situation like this.
Poker Stars \$0.01/\$0.02 No Limit Hold’em …

Opponent Modelling – Calling/Raising a 4-bet
February 9, 2010 – 2:20 am | 2 Comments

One thing about poker math is that it’s not just about odds. A proper application of math to poker also looks at modelling opponents.
So, today I want to take an initial look at this. Say, …

WBCOOP 2010 So Far
January 30, 2010 – 8:23 pm | 4 Comments

So far I’ve played in two events of this year’s WBCOOP, finishing 233rd out of 1740 in Event #1, and and 329th out of 1876 in Event #4. It’s nice to be finishing in the …

Small Ball Strategy – Flop Bet Sizing
January 17, 2010 – 10:58 pm | 5 Comments

In a previous post, I looked at this example from TrueGamble, and studied the preflop action; concluding that the ideal raise would have been between 2.5x to 3x the big blind, and that the 2x …