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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 12-01-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: How to make money off Poker coming to asia.

I've just been to the Macau APPT event, so I wonder why you think poker is going to be big in asia. The fact that the Chinese love to gamble is not new, and I didn't need to go there in order to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 19
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Improving On Buffett And Desert Cat

David,

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But it is not moronic to say that the market is one of the best experts in telling you what a stock should BE.

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Can you please elaborate on this statement of...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 11-04-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: $650 PCA v davidross

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o god fold fold fold.

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and fold. And even if davidross is "exploiting his image" some % of the time here, like some maybe think, I still think it's an easy fold.
Forum: EDF 10-31-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: New name for the forum - voting thread

Here's a suggestion (btw I read this forum a lot, not really posting, probably will start soon).

E(2+2)
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-30-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: FTP $750K : M=60 : KK OOP facing turn shove rr on scary board

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The psychology of this thread is more interesting than the hand. Balto posts a hand that he had to have known would engender some hostility, given how people feel about his...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-27-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Do I folda set 360bbs in Niagara 10k

I can see how you could consider folding bottom set there, however from your overall description of the situation, with: "I was fairly sure the AA guy was going to call if I pushed for 7,000 more",...
Forum: EDF 10-25-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 30
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: best logos

2 amazing logos IMO:

http://www.myatari.net/issues/jun2003/images/atari.gif http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/64292/SegaLogo__qjpreviewth.jpg
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-24-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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I give up. All the haters have it wrong. I have some real insight into why today's aggressive game is going downhill in profitability and I'm just trying to explain in best I can.

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Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-24-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A Serious Question for Balto

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Seriously now.

Are you a betgo gimmick? Or, better yet, is betgo your gimmick?

Sincerely,
dmk

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Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-24-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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So, yes, I agree with you, adding cEV+ variance is good.

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Unreal. Well, done, NHFunkii. You made him say that.

Yeah, I know that then come 7 more paragraphs with...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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btw for a TON of people, drastically lowering variance, even if it reduces your profit by 10-30% will be hugely +EV in poker and in life.

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curtains, I don't know what...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-24-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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baltostar, at one point you recommended that someone take an intro probability course
as I have taken an intro probability course, can you explain to me what 'better quality...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-23-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Interesting OPR stats

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I found someone down more than tunnny... just over $90k:

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/368/moumouthvm6.jpg

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moumouth is down much much more than $90K, playing high...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-23-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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This must be the most absurd collection of words I've ever read on 2+2, in one post.

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No. You're just not educated regarding concepts like avg hand...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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This must be the most absurd collection of words I've ever read on 2+2, in one post.

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No. You're just not educated regarding concepts like avg hand risk...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-23-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 37
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: A5s in blind battle.

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OK, simple model. Very simplified, the EV in a certain hand is a function of a specific play (X) and the "Player Ecosystem" (E)

EV = f(X,E)

I'm saying that any play where...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-23-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 45
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: QQ from upfront early in Warmup...Is this ok?

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Iíve known Baltostar for quite some time, and I donít find it the least bit surprising that his way of thinking has encountered opposition on a public message forum.

He may have...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-22-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 45
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: QQ from upfront early in Warmup...Is this ok?

OP: a hand.

balto: you should do X, because 2+2=5

all: no, you're wrong, it's not 5.

balto: yes it is.

all: no it's not.
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-22-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Interesting OPR stats

Nice location there.
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-22-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Interesting OPR stats

At least he's not sub-par:

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Overall OPR Rank: 240,027 of 646,099

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Anyway this player would probably KILL the MTTs when "player ecosystem continues to transform", and...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: Interesting OPR stats

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This guy is a regular HSMTT poster on 2+2... anyone guess who it is?

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I have a guess.
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-22-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 45
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: QQ from upfront early in Warmup...Is this ok?

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This type of analysis is also why raising a bunch of limpers with a big pair tends to be such a profitable strategy.

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Dear baltostar,

Your long winded, distorted and...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-21-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: FT Hand against Apestyles (is this -$ev)

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one semi-related thing: am I the only person that thinks that someone who carefully studied ICM as it relates specifically to final tables of MTTs would have a huge...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-21-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 45
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: QQ from upfront early in Warmup...Is this ok?

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Doesn't matter if you are closing the action or not. Your risk is the total amount of chips you must commit to continue play past the event (in this case the flop).

Misunderstanding...
Forum: High Stakes MTT 10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5
Posted By PrayingMantis
Re: FT Hand against Apestyles (is this -$ev)

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one semi-related thing: am I the only person that thinks that someone who carefully studied ICM as it relates specifically to final tables of MTTs would have a huge edge on most people?
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