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About LooseCannon

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  1. He's still a Canadian citizen, right? And not with some sort of dual citizenship? I seem to recall he was in the country on some sort of entertainer's visa at some point. Maybe DN has decided to apply for American citizenship and the people who will be affected most are the throngs of Canadian poker players who look up to him as a national hero?
  2. Does the term "sloppy" have an agreed-upon definition among poker players for making certain types of mistakes? Is it just a failure to think things through as much as you should or is there a more precise meaning in the way you use it?
  3. I once played against someone who I thought had the shaky hands tell. Unfortunately, it turned out he actually had Parkinson's.Also, playing limit hold em, loose players who are stacking chips will sometimes limp in without looking at their cards.
  4. Over on 2+2, Barry Greenstein said that Tuan Le really wanted to fold but felt he had to call because he would look bad because the camera saw his cards.
  5. But it wasn't an online tourney. If it was a $5 tournament against a bunch of morons, it's usually a no-brainer shove. But this was a live tournament where you know your opponent is Howard Lederer. To think that the two situations are identical is a huge mistake.Howard Lederer himself said after the hand that he wouldn't check a ten on the turn there. He might check ace-ten, but he wouldn't raise with it when the board paired. And he would be correct to follow that strategy. Online tournament idiots would make the mistake of slow-playing a straight there. If you know that Howard Lederer
  6. Are you kidding? That was a fairly obvious spot to not reraise. Only idiots auto-shove there. It's a hard spot to fold, although it's certainly possible to do if Tuan Le had 99 instead of K9, but any good player has to know that Howard Lederer almost certainly doesn't have a straight there (because he would have bet the turn) and either has a full house or a bluff. If he has a full house, he mostly likely has kings full, because he doesn't slowplay a set on that flop. There's no hand Lederer has that would call a reraise that Tuan Le can beat, so going broke there is something that only t
  7. Is the "speed" poker PL preflop, NL after the flop just like the Poker Dome Challenge on TV? I would think that sort of format would appeal to DN if not for the time limit on decisions.
  8. The Grinder will bet if you check.If he is ahead, checking is better than betting because you will lose less since he can't raise you.If he has nothing, checking is better than betting because you will induce a bluff since the flop is the sort of flop that is good for calling with nothing planning to bluff on a future street against an opponent who makes a lot of continuation bets.If he has a little something, checking is better than betting because he will probably call you but not raise you if you bet (he might even fold a hand like 99) and bet if you check, so you aren't missing a bet.The o
  9. Part of your math problem is that when you're behind, you're often about 10% to suck out, while when you're ahead you opponent is 25% to draw out, so you can't weigh hands equally.
  10. You are a slight favorite against your opponent's range of hands. (53% according to pokerstove). In this case, you are probably way ahead or way behind, with position on an aggressor and you're not likely to face future bets if you are way behind.Ideally, you call and it goes check-check on both the turn and river (unless you catch a nine or a runner-runner straight). I don't get why some people are assuming that your opponent will bet again on the turn if he has a hand like a set and never check the turn there.If your opponent will only bet the turn if he has a hand and the category of "a
  11. For those who are advocating folding when you are a 60.4% favorite, what advantage are you waiting for? (numbers via twodimes)T T vs JTs when you are a 61.3% favorite?K K vs AKs when you are a 65.9% favorite?or vs AQs when you are a 67.9% favorite?or vs AQo when you are a 72.2% favorite?A A vs 87s when you are a 77.0% favorite?or vs TT when you are a 80.1% favorite?or vs 27o when you are a 87.4% favorite?or vs AKs when you are a 87.9% favorite?Where do you draw the line?(grr, stupi
  12. I think that you missed the point of my post
  13. Fine, you raise preflop, he calls, and he pushes in as first to act on the flop. Or it's 88 vs t9s on a 872 flop. A raise won't make much of a difference in the pot odds, given the starting stack size and the blinds, and if you do raise enough to distort the pot odds, you're an idiot.
  14. You are slightly more likely to win than if your opponent limped in the SB with Q J , you chose to check in the BB with two black tens, the flop came T 9 2 , and your opponent pushed all-in and accidentally exposed his hand to show he had the straight flush draw.Would anyone really fold the nuts there? If you would call there, wouldn't it be stupid to fold in a situation where you have an even greater chance of winning, because that is what people who advocate folding the AK are doing?
  15. This is balanced by the times you are 45% to win the hand. Because your opponents are tight, more often than not, the side cards to the aces each almost certainly have are more likely to conflict with eadh other than to block your hand.Plus, the third player in this hand should probably be folding KKQQds in this spot. Playing that hand is like playing JJ after UTG raises and a very tight player raises in a no limit hold em cash game. I think people are way overestimating the chances that at least one opponent doesn't hold AAxx.
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