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Forum: Books and Publications 12-01-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Foucault
Re: FTP Strategy Guide Review: Omaha Eight or Better

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Good review. I have one qualm.

If Matusow is saying don't raise because no one is folding, it would not fit his strategy to say that you should raise to win the pot.

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Forum: Books and Publications 12-01-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Foucault
FTP Strategy Guide Review: Omaha Eight or Better

Unlike most of the other chapters that the Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition dedicates to games other than No Limit Hold 'Em, Mike Matusow's "Omaha Eight or Better" really is...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-30-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24
Posted By Foucault
Re: FTP Strategy Guide Review: Limit Hold \'Em

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The fundamental idea, never articulated as clearly as it could be, seems to be that in tournament Fixed Limit Hold 'Em, you need to be able to do a lot with a little. As he puts...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-30-2007, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 24
Posted By Foucault
Re: FTP Strategy Guide Review: Limit Hold \'Em

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Thanks for the review.

I do have a question..does his pre-flop strategy advise to always raise or fold, as it does in his limit dvd?

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Yes, except for a few situations,...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-29-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24
Posted By Foucault
FTP Strategy Guide Review: Limit Hold \'Em

I might as well disclose up front that I am not very good at or knowledgeable about fixed limit hold 'em. In some ways, that makes me unqualified to review a text on the subject, but it also plants...
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 173
Posted By Foucault
Re: Chris Vaughn BluffMag multiaccounting

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as far as i know, he sold his account to another very well known mtt player (top 20 on pocketfives) for a % of the winnings, they got caught, and both got permabanned from full tilt over...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-28-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26
Posted By Foucault
Review: Read \'Em and Reap

Although retired FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro is the primary author of this book, the largest name on the cover is that of Phil Hellmuth. This establishes the tone of the entire book, whose very...
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 33
Posted By Foucault
Re: Trip Report: $1500 Bellagio Prelim

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cash games are good if you like playing like a nit and being bored out of your mind. the 5-10s yesterday where a zzzfest. most profitable is to just stay home and multitable online. live...
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 33
Posted By Foucault
Trip Report: $1500 Bellagio Prelim

Man I hate live poker tournaments. Only the biggest buy-in events have a reasonable structure, such that even when you're playing for thousands of dollars, you don't get a lot of room to play poker....
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 43
Posted By Foucault
Forum: MTT Community 11-28-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 405
Posted By Foucault
Re: Bellagio Five Diamond Thread

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basebaldy texted me at the dinner break saying he was 3rd in chips if you know him.

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Oh yea I know him quite well... We played today already and played for a...
Forum: MTT Community 11-27-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 23
Posted By Foucault
Re: Is this wrong?

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i guess both.

i can see how it would definitely be wrong if player 1 was planning on taking over player 2's tourney as soon as he busted his own. but if something unexpected comes up...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-26-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17
Posted By Foucault
Re: Has Anybody Read \"The Power of Body Language\" (non-poker book)

A lot of people have suggested that Malcolm Gladwell's book "Blink", about the power of intuition and snap decisions, might be applicable to poker. I've read it and haven't found it particularly...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-26-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16
Posted By Foucault
Review: Pot Limit Hold \'Em

Andy Bloch and Rafe Furst co-authored this chapter of the Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide: Tournament Edition. It's a solid if elementary introduction to pot limit for players of no limit hold 'em and...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-26-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10
Posted By Foucault
Review: Online Tournament Strategy

(It's my intention to start writing reviews of poker books for my website as I read them and eventually go back and review books I've read in the past as well. As long as there's interest, I'll post...
Forum: Books and Publications 11-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 61
Posted By Foucault
Re: Best book on tells

Caro does cover Hold 'Em and a lot of his examples are widely applicable. Only a few are specific to draw poker, and even beyond his specific examples, his general approach to reading people...
Forum: MTT Community 11-26-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 405
Posted By Foucault
Re: Bellagio Five Diamond Thread

I'm probably going to play tomorrow's $1500 event, don't know what else after that. I look like the guy in my avatar, but no goatee now. Say hi if you see me.
Forum: MTT Community 11-19-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12
Posted By Foucault
Forum: Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance 11-19-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11
Posted By Foucault
Re: Pokerstars Miracle (semi brag)

Just wait until you cashout....
Forum: Internet Gambling 11-16-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16
Posted By Foucault
Re: Comparing Strength\'s and weaknesses of Cardrunners and Pokerxfacto

Tournament vids are much better in a replayer than live. The only thing you miss out on are occasional timing tells, but with the live vids, you get waaaaaaaaaaay less info in the same amount of...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-16-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13
Posted By Foucault
Re: GPSTS conference 11/10/07 at Harvard Law School: My Thesis

I think most likely you would just convince people to spend their lives wallowing convince in existential ennui. Moreso, I mean.
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 39
Posted By Foucault
Re: An Important Point About Harrahs Entrance Into The Online Poker Ma

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I don't think your post makes any sense, David. Harrah's is in the gambling business, which many Americans feel is immoral. I am unaware of any morality distinction that has been drawn...
Forum: MTT Community 11-16-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19
Posted By Foucault
Re: Limit Hold \'Em Crash Course?

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What happens during the stud games if all 8 players see the river? Do they run out of cards or what?

LOL limit

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Forum: MOD DISCUSSION 11-15-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8
Posted By Foucault
Forum: MTT Community 11-15-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19
Posted By Foucault
Limit Hold \'Em Crash Course?

I'm probably going to play the FTOPS HORSE event tonight, and I'm pretty sure that Fixed Limit Hold 'Em is my worst of the games, and I want to put in a bit of a cram session. Two questions:

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