Friday, December 16, 2011

Around Town

For some reason this mural struck a chord with me today:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HH

Seat 3 is the button
Seat 2: a5sassin ( $1024.50 USD )
Seat 3: AndreVillasBoas ( $1383.41 USD )
Seat 5: gamblegambel ( $3727.09 USD )
Seat 6: allinBigUnit4 ( $1000.00 USD )
gamblegambel posts small blind [$5.00 USD].
a5sassin posts big blind [$10.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Tc 8c ]
AndreVillasBoas raises [$20.00 USD]
gamblegambel raises [$65.00 USD]
a5sassin raises [$166.66 USD]
AndreVillasBoas folds
gamblegambel calls [$106.66 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 5s, Kh, 8d ]
gamblegambel checks
a5sassin bets [$186.66 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$186.66 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 6h ]
gamblegambel checks
a5sassin bets [$661.18 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$661.18 USD]
a5sassin shows [Jh, Ac ]
gamblegambel shows [Tc, 8c ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2c ]
gamblegambel wins $2068.00 USD from main pot

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wise Words from Beavis

"If you're not a cartoon, stove gas will kill you."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

To Fire or Not to Fire


Seat 1: gamblegambel ( $4111.04 USD )
Seat 3: bigguylegend22 ( $2773.33 USD )
Seat 4: taongo ( $6014.50 USD )
Seat 5: leptitfayth ( $2000.00 USD )
Seat 6: rohass ( $1033.00 USD )
bigguylegend22 posts small blind [$10.00 USD].
taongo posts big blind [$20.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 9c Kd ]
leptitfayth folds
rohass folds
gamblegambel raises [$40.00 USD]
bigguylegend22 folds
taongo calls [$20.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Qc, 6h, 4s ]
taongo checks
gamblegambel bets [$60.00 USD]
taongo calls [$60.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Js ]
taongo checks
gamblegambel bets [$150.00 USD]
taongo calls [$150.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 2h ]

So this is a very common situation that arises in many different forms in poker; an opponent has called two bets oop on a dry board and the river bricks. So math and game theory would tell us that the proportion in which one should bluff here should be directly relative to your bet size. To put it most simply, it you bet pot on the river here you should be bluffing 33% of the time to be perfectly balanced. That in itself can be a tricky thing to obtain precisely. But the beautiful thing about poker is that there are many other variables that shift this natural Nash Equilibrium all over the map: psychology, history, player tendencies, timing, current emotional states etc. As an avid gamer there is almost nothing more mentally stimulating than discussing and analyzing the endless possibilities.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wise Words from Beavis

“I was thinking, they're going to make Sex and the City 3. So why not make it good?”

Analogous

The end of the republican primary is just like the end of a game of a Catan game. You want to be near the lead, but you don't actually want to be barely in first place with your head on the chopping block.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011