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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31
Posted By Ben K
Is there logic behind this rule??

Most places I've played allow no talk about your hand whilst it is in progress. However, my local club does. Up till recently you could say what you like but one night some dipstick claimed the rule...
Forum: Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance 11-30-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 266
Posted By Ben K
Re: --Post your NOVEMBER graphz--

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4621/novzk5.png
Forum: Psychology 11-19-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is it possible to just be an unlucky person?

I felt I had a similar thing so I recorded in a spreadsheet, on a monthly basis, every single hand where the pot was >80% of a buyin and I poker stoved every hand exactly to get an exact equity.
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Forum: Psychology 11-19-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 47
Posted By Ben K
Re: effect of your birth order in how likely you are to be reading thi

Oldest of two. I'm risk averse and concerned about meeting expectations. My brother is less so and this model fits quite well.
Forum: Micro Stakes 11-13-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Pokertracker and Top Pair

This is in the known final hand summary right?

Over 58k hands:
High card - (6.7k)
One pair - (7.5k)
Two pair - (1.9k)
Trips - 4.4k
Str8 - 4.6k
Flush - 3.2k
Quads - 0.8k
Forum: BBV4Life 11-08-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14
Posted By Ben K
Re: IF YOU OPEN THIS THREAD YOU MUST POST IN IT

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what he said
Forum: Psychology 11-08-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Ben K
Re: What would you do?

The fact that you're up big is enough of a distraction for you to start making poor decisions. If you can put those thoughts to one side and focus purely on the hands, relevant history and relative...
Forum: Psychology 11-02-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13
Posted By Ben K
Re: Friend is late for everything

I've got a friend who is exactly like this. I've only lived in this area for a short while so often it's just me and him going to the pub or something.

Anyway, I tend to plan something else to do...
Forum: Micro Stakes 10-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By Ben K
Re: 66 vs Ultra LAG

As much as I agree Pokey is pretty much the best poster ever, I'm not sure I would advocate calling down all the way (though I'm not he is either just noting the required brassy balls)

My...
Forum: Micro Stakes 10-13-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: mid/low pairs preflop

In a 6 max game with little chance of light 3-betting raising over the limpers is good with all pairs except maybe 22,33 although some do those too (just my preference). Reasons:

- take down pot...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 10-06-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7
Posted By Ben K
Re: Using God as Insurance

I'm surprised at the negativity. Surely anyone who finds Pascal's wager remotely enticing is fully behind this plan.
Forum: Computer Technical Help 10-04-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Ben K
Re: Girlfriend\'s laptop just died, need HELP troubleshooting.

I used to get stuff like this with my laptop. Posted the problem here and spyware was the concensus opinion causing overheating due to running the processor too hard.

Anyway, after getting my...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-19-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6
Posted By Ben K
Re: God gets sued (no content)

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"We came, we saw heathens, we converted"

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Quoted for hilarity value.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 09-12-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4
Posted By Ben K
Re: BluffThis and Chezlaw\'s Weird Philosophical Contortions

Could I venture that this is the difference between accomplises and bystanders.

The 8 are bystanders and not required for the kill. They're just unfortunately in the wrong place at the time. Much...
Forum: Micro Stakes 09-04-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By Ben K
Re: Top 2 pair gets shoved on turn

I'd fold and wait for a better spot unless I've seen him bluff shove or he's shoved frequently, i.e a read of some sort other than he's pretty aggressive.

Spurious misses out QJ combos. If he's...
Forum: Micro Stakes 09-04-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1
Posted By Ben K
Re: AA, flopped nut flush draw, facing all-in reraise

I'd call flop and proceed with caution.

I used to play it this way but an analysis of my last 100k hands looking at all-in pots showed that it's a losing play. It was often this sort of situation...
Forum: Software 09-01-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 16
Posted By Ben K
Sky poker - Connections problems

Hey,

Just registered on SkyPoker and get the 'Cannot connect' screen when I try to open a table.

I've been through their connection problems pages whch weren't any help because I don't run...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 08-22-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6
Posted By Ben K
Re: Why is this forum entitled Science/Math/Philosophy

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I find it to be educational. I listen, read, try to understand, form a position, and then jump in and try to argue it. It gets torn to shred by opponents and those smarter than me, and...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-12-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

Prove they did. The burden of proof is on you as you believe them to be true in spite of modern science saying they can't happen.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-12-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

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What Bible beliefs has science superseded?

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I'll start the list with #1, but I'd like to get everyone involved. Please add on your own.

1....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-12-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

Superceeding does not mean replacing.

Things which were correct are kept, things which wrong dropped.
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

So religion is harmful because it limits understanding.

How many agricultural improvements has the bible given us in the last 200 years? Ever?
How many vaccines? How many pain reduction...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-11-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

I agree that we differ in perceptions of reality but what of it? I'm not going to do anything about people who insist the World is flat except, perhaps, explain and show them satellite pictures of a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-10-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: Is religion harmful?

It would be inadequate if it was shown to not produce (and re-produce) results consistent with reality as perceived by everyone (normally minded) doing the experiments.

Good science tries to...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 07-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5
Posted By Ben K
Re: A philosophy site some might find interesting and helpful...

[quote When I wrote that "some might be interested" in this site, the 'some' that I had in mind were neophytes to the field who might have a burgeoning interest in philosophy.

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