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 | 16 Comments
Pre-flop Raise, then C-bet Strategy

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 …

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

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
A Closer Look at the AQo Hand

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 …

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

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, …

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 …

Pocket Aces Hand #1 – Suck Out?
January 2, 2010 – 7:43 pm | 22 Comments
Pocket Aces Hand #1 – Suck Out?

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In an earlier post, I mentioned that I’ll do some analysis of my losses with Pocket Aces. Here’s one such analysis. To be honest, my gut feeling is that I didn’t …

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 …

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 …

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 …