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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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 …

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 …

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 …

Trip 8s vs Draws
December 3, 2009 – 10:03 am | 3 Comments
Trip 8s vs Draws

Poker Stars $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold’em – 5 players – View hand 399873
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter
Hero (CO): $1.91
BTN: $1.06
SB: $3.10
BB: $0.65
UTG: $0.85
So, this was a hand I lost a while ago on PokerStars. …