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  1. But given that he's starting with a narrower (and higher average quality) range, it stands to reason that he'll take those hands to showdown more often... What do you guys consider a reasonable rate, in that regard? (NM; I see from the relevant thread that the standard is closer to 30%. Still seems that the number will be higher for a tighter player preflop...)
  2. Guys, just a thought... not meaning to overstep my bounds (it's been a hell of a long time since I've posted on here, and am just getting back into the swing of things) - but when it comes to disagreements on strategy, I think it would be helpful to post your rationale for why you'd approach a situation differently, as opposed to simply stating what you'd do.Regarding 88 in early position vs. an UTG raiser, Kowboy said he'd three bet at these limits, whereas Actuary and Zach said they'd be more inclined to do so at higher limits - but nobody discussed their rationale.Personally, I'd be more in
  3. Thanks for your responses, guys. And yeah, Frez... we still trot out that "Drive For Five" slogan every so often, even though we've been doing so for a quarter century now, lol... Sorry about the Smyth thing, btw...Here were the results. I got both of them wrong, unfortunately... PokerStars 1/2 Hold'em (10 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) Preflop: NYIsles_fcp is MP3 with Js, Jc. 2 folds, UTG+2 raises, MP1 calls, MP2 3-bets, NYIsles_fcp caps, 4 folds, UTG+2 calls, MP1 calls, MP2 calls. Flop: (17.50 SB) 9h, 2c, 7d (4 players) UTG+2 checks, MP1
  4. lol, thanks, Zach. It's OK, I'm old enough to remember the four straight cups, so I figure I've already experienced all the success one hockey fan should reasonably be allowed in a lifetime, lol...And thanks for your thorough analysis. I'll leave it open for awhile in case anyone else wants to chime in...
  5. I've realized that a serious flaw in my game is determining when to bet the river for value. I'm almost certain that I'm too passive here.Generally speaking, if I've had the lead in a hand the entire way, I'm up against a limited number of players and the board isn't too scary, a bet for value is usually automatic. But I often find myself unsure of what to do when the third flush card hits, or there's four to a baby straight in a pot that was raised PF, or there are several players who have called through the turn while I'm holding nothing more than top (or an over) pair.Forum posters would, I
  6. Thanks, guys... I uninstalled and reinstalled, and voila... see you at the tables...
  7. Thanks. For some reason, I can't see any of these tables. All the right tabs are checked, but even when I sort by table, there's no "Confirmed Tally".Weird. I've sent them an e-mail. I hope they can help me figure this out, because I'd really like to play this...-NYI
  8. wow... i have "all games" selected, but still don't see a triple draw game. What's the name of one of the tables?
  9. Where the f can you find it on gamesgrid? I thought it was in the dealer's choice games, but it never comes up as a selection...
  10. There's also a lot of $1, $2 and $3 buy-in MTT tourneys on Stars, which is great for practicing/refining MTT play (without potentially sacrificing a great deal of bankroll)...
  11. Ray Zee's "High-Low-Split Poker For Advanced Players" adequately covers Seven Stud and Omaha Eight or Better. Granted, it's not written specifically for small stakes, but it will give you a solid foundation on both games.
  12. They managed to get 27 tables in a pretty small space without sacrificing the room between players and tables. Faketree, I had heard it was an 80 table room. Not true? Or is that with a projected future expansion?
  13. Actually, this isn't really that surprising ... reasoning that if you call and lose, you finish 4th no matter what, whereas if you call and win, you still might only finish 4th, while if you fold, you might do better than 4th. (Basically, in a spread payout structure, survival matters.)Very true. I imagine the lines become a bit greyer when your opponent is the one who is all-in...
  14. In an earlier post, I posed a general question as to whether or not it would make sense to call an all-in turn bet while assuming 14 outs with one card to come during the late stages of a tournament. The particular scenario was as follows:3 table sit 'n' go; 4 players left, all in the money.Subject is sitting with Ad 7d; board is Jc 6d Td 7h. He is faced with an all-in turn bet against one opponent. The chip counts following the all-in bet are as follows:Subject: 5,745Opponent: 1,867 (remaining if Subject calls)P3: 14,090P4: 8,753Pot: 10,045The payouts are as follows:1st: $502nd: $363rd: $2
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