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Putting Your Opponents on a Range

21 April 2010 , By: foldsworth
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Today, all poker experts seem to agree as to the immense value of putting your opponent on a range. What is less clear is what this range might consist of, how to find this elusive range and of course, what to do with this information once obtained. The good news is I’m working on it. I have started construction of a device that harnesses the awesome power of the Internet to determine all kinds of ranges.

Some Thoughts on Your Mom

2 March 2010 , By: foldsworth
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Your Mom Your mom is so ugly; when she joined an ugly contest they said "Sorry, no professionals. " Your mom is so fat, the back of her neck looks like a pack of hotdogs. Your mom is like a race car driver, she burns 20 rubbers a day. Your Mom + Unattractive Your Mom + Obese Your Mom + Promiscuous your-mom.

Many-Worlds Theory and Poker

22 February 2010 , By: foldsworth
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Out of all the possible worlds out there in the multiverse, is it possible that somewhere, Stu Ungar is still alive and not playing poker but water polo? It is definitely worth contemplating. However, I must admit that after thinking about this conundrum for a few hours more questions have been raised than I initially started out with. Ungar was originally a gin rummy player, which has to be taken into the equation. If (and this is really a big if!) Stu were to play water polo instead of poker, what type of game would substitute for gin rummy? Some differential equations that I hastily put together point to nude mountain biking, but the uncertainties are substantial.
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Video Poker Is a Game of Skill

22 February 2010 , By: Charlie River
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All this talk of poker being a skill game makes me sick. It’s trivial, and it’s not the most important thing to say about poker when it comes to legislation. There’s an element of skill in video poker too, but it’s still a sucker game. Here’s why: Video poker is unfair.

Game Theory: Poker Session Ends in a Gunfight

26 January 2010 , By: Charlie River
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You are playing in a dodgy poker game against two players. All of you go all-in, but neither of you thinks he holds the winning hand. Instead of revealing your cards everybody pulls out their guns. Who do you shoot? You are very fast and get your gun out first; however, you are a terrible shot and only hit your target 10% of the times.
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