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Article: Sheldon Adelson Minion: "Gambling on the Internet is for Chumps"
He does most of it secretly now.
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 17th, 2014
aks live cash 2-5 call shove turn
Yeah if you just had the fd then obv 2:1 would suck. But you also have TPTK. Not saying this makes it an auto call but it is significant. And I never know what ppl mean when they say the player was solid. Does this mean he's tight/a nit or plays very well. I'm thinking you mean the latter but not sure how we classify a guy limp calling a 6x iso raise pre as playing super good. But whatever. As I stated it comes down to having a better understanding of our opponents likelihood of overvaluing AX and how often he's running some kind of bad bluff. What was your thought process when ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 17th, 2014
is the 3b shove the move here on a board like this
Yeah I'd def just flat esp since you have position. When you do the pot will set up perfectly for him to bluff shove the turn. And on that flop you are going to get the most amount of value allowing him to bluff off. There are no draws to speak of. I mean you almost always have the best hand here and jamming over c/r will only induce folds from worse hands/bluffs and calls from two pair/sets. If he has something like AJ, he'll prolly jam or b/c or c/c the turn, so there really isn't much value at all in bombing over his c/r. Just curious, what was your plan if you got 4bet preflop' ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 17th, 2014
aks live cash 2-5 call shove turn
Yeah there aren't exactly a ton of draws on that flop...which is why i asked if he's the kind of villain that can go crazy with AX or air and approx what % of the time you think he has air there. I mean if he's bluffing 10% of the time or less then I think we prob have to muck.
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 16th, 2014
aks live cash 2-5 call shove turn
Interesting spot. I'm not much of a cash game guy, so idk. Getting 2:1 seems like it would be hard to fold. What sort of a range are you putting him on here' Any history with the guy' His image' Your image' What % of the time is he showing up with air' How likely is he to have gone crazy with AX' Had you seen him small 3b the flop before' Depending how I answered the last three questions would have a lot to do with if I called or mucked.
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 16th, 2014
What do I do with AK here
Fold equity is most important when you are in a spot where you believe that you can get better hands to fold. In this spot, you were just unlucky that he had KK. The reason for jamming here isn't cause you have FE its cause you can get worse hands to call. Granted the guy isn't going to be SUPER wide here, as he's probably just jamming some of his more marginal hands, but we def have to put all combos of AQ in there and probably a few combos each of AJ, KQ, ATs. (I know I said possibly KJ before but he's likely just gonna pile it in with that hand).
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 16th, 2014
Bovada Deposits and Cashouts
You may not get a tracking number Just call or email them, you should get some clarification right away
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 15th, 2014
Not Sure What To do??
You'd be wise to take nassander's advice. But specifically on the topic of bankroll mgmt...$130 isn't really a bankroll esp if you are talking about playing mtts. No idea what stakes you are playing but 130 bux isn't even enough to grind micros. You shouldn't play if losing 130$ is that devastating to you. Having that sort of an attitude about losing will certainly make it extremely difficult for you to succeed at any level really. And losing that much money isn't a huge downswing. I'm assuming tthat $130 wasn't even like 50 buyins. You'll have those sort of downswings (and many more ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 15th, 2014
What do I do with AK here
You have one play. Wager all of your chips. As MD said, you probably flipping at worst. And there are waaaaay more hands/combos you are crushing (and some that may even call) like AQ, AJ, AT, KQ, KJ and obv he could have AK also.
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 15th, 2014
PocketFives Training is closing, sort of
Yeah me too! I'd like to sign up
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 14th, 2014
bankroll strategy question
This is a good question...one I've wrestled with myself. I like Tyson's answer in a vacuum, but let's look a bit deeper. A while back I decided just to focus on Bovada, dropping the other sites because in my assessment play was much softer on Bovada. So I decided to go where the action was best. Also Bovada's schedule seemed to suit me best. WPN and Merge week day schedules seemed to start way early (for someone who has to work until 5 or so). In addition, (disclaimer: I DO NOT intend for this to spark off a re entry debate-if you are inclined to discuss that topic again, please find ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 14th, 2014
River bluff catcher
Yeah i'm kind of the fold pre side myself. But choosing on whether to play the hand depends on what we know about the villain imo, and specifically what we know about his tendency to open from EP. It's hard for me to give further commentary on this cause I obv don't play on Stars and I just don't know how a player with his stack size (~30bb) at this stake is going to play EP. But I think we're mainly folding, not cause we're worried about getting squeezed, but just due to the fact that in spots like this we are more likely to lose a big pot and win a small pot. Given the marginal ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 14th, 2014
General Guidelines for Draws
I don't really follow this tbh. I think this is more closely how you should approach the math of the situation. In the instance of flush draw: You are holding two of the suit and two appear on the board. Thus there are nine remaining cards in our suit. There are 47 remaining cards (2 in our hand 3 on the board) and of those 9 are good for us and 38 are not. 9/38= ~24% likelihood we we will get there on the next street. So if we are being offered worse than 4:1 then technically we should fold. In the most simple example lets assume we are in position and the player bets into us, then ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 7th, 2014
Hand in Pokerstars 2.20$+R 6Kwas my check back so BAD?
I don't mind your ck on that flop. Since you'd been playing passively there really isn't much to rep on that board and you only have 20 bb behind in a three way pot so you need not worry about getting it in by the river. If the button was trapping he'll prob fire when checked to and you could induce the player in the blinds to come along if he feels the button is trying to steal the pot. C betting is fine too but I'd make it very small as to give the impression that you may be leaving room to fold or let them float with whatever
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 5th, 2014
call or fold? $11 1R1A. Consider ICM?
Great advice all round by PD and Tyson. My main pt was that you will see a wide range of shoving ranges and that it's completely villain dependent. After consIdering the math, we can probably only fold if we believe to be up against the nittiest of villains. Also I have seen a shift away from ppl piling it in light esp against ep openers due to the tendency for people to call down lighter these days. I'd prolly remove ATo only since we have two blockers and I'd prolly not have put in A8s/A9s since we are opening from ep unless we had a pretty aggro image-but perhaps that's my mistake ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 5th, 2014
$33 10k gtd final table first hand
Eh up to you. Usually its best to allow a day or two of discussion and then post...but no biggie. Ppl can still weigh in Yeah I mean you def wanna be cbetting that flop, but IMO you're definitely doing it for value. So you should give ppl the chance to pay you off. I don't think you need to size it pot, here esp, cause the pot is so big anyway that even half pot bet is gonna be quite large compared to stacks. Since we don't have the stacks of the other villains involved its hard to know what the exact size should be. BUT since the main stack will act immediately after you sizing isn't ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 3rd, 2014
$33 10k gtd final table first hand
I know you are new to the forum...so welcome! In the future you should wait a while longer to show results and give more ppl a chance to weigh in. REgarding the hand...you really don't wanna "push out" draws. Better to just offer them the right price/let them feel like they have some fold equity on a reshove. Also you are holding two blockers to one of the (most likely) draws out there, so you'd rather keep them in the pot. A cbet on that flop is mainly gonna fold out hands ur crushing. You got a little lucky in this instance that the villain was holding JJ, as that's gonna be tough to ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 3rd, 2014
call or fold? $11 1R1A. Consider ICM?
My gut reaction is that this is a very close spot. My guess is that calling should result in a +cEV expectation. But you are right, there is ICM consideration to be given. Understanding our true equity here involves ranging the villain to the very best of our ability. You tell us that he was opening a lot, but not too much. But in this spot, we aren't too much concerned about how many pots he's been opening, we want more info about if/how much he's been 3betting shoving...that's the critical missing info. That missing info is super critical here due as we need to determine our equity ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 3rd, 2014
$33 10k gtd final table first hand
So hold on...you have 250k after the psb on the flop' Or was it 250k to start the hand and like 160k behind after you make the cbet on the flop' If its 160k behind I really don't see anyway we can fold. Again if its now 160k behind, you've put in nearly 40% of your stack and you have an overpair. You said the villain has been very aggro. I disagree that he's not doing this with JT. As he could be putting the hero on a 9 and think his J&T are live and feel that he could win the hand some % of the time when the hero mucks. He could also have JJ, TT, I mean we can't only put him on 99, ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 3rd, 2014
Two tough hands early stages
Also wanted to say that flatting pre is fine. I typically dont 3b alot preante, so if you don't either, then perhaps flatting is best. If you are only 3betting your super premiums at this juncture, then it really does tell alot about your holding. Of course there isn't anything really fundamentally wrong with 3betting here, but I'd only be doing so (against an unknown) if I thought I had the best of it and was prepared to get all my chips in the middle. Since you weren't then, perhaps flatting is the best option.
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 1st, 2014
Two tough hands early stages
Meh first hand I kinda think we have to call here cause there are about a bizzilion busted draws he can have. and you're a bit underrepped, so its very possible that he's firing the river cause that's the only way that he can win the hand. Not happy about it but I kinda think we have to call. 2nd hand: so you were raising pre jsut to try and iso and not go multiway to the flop' I mean once I've three balled pre and he 4b I prolly just jam for better or worse. As played idk its such a mess. I mean he shouldn't ever be folding on that turn when we jam and his range is prolly TT+, AK. I ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 1st, 2014
Facing donk and second barrel from nit TPGK
Yeah i read this earlier and didn't reply cause i was kind of two minds about the spot. I guess I feel pretty closely to the way Tyson does. I also feel knowing exactly what to do depends on a slightly deeper understanding of the villain. You characterize him as a rock but donk leading the flop and turn really don't fit that profile, ime. Leading out normally represents a rather polarized range, either they have a huge hand, want to try and get it all in by the river and don't wanna run the risk of you checking back. They realize if you've not hit any of the flop they likely won't make ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Oct 1st, 2014
tough spot with 10s on final table of nightly 5.50 3k
No because some of those hands play better aipf vs his 4bet shoving range. I'm not saying it isn't a difficult spot. But you have a table full of bad/mediocre players. Why would you pick a battle with the one person at the table that can ruin you' It isn't important that you double right now, in this spot. You have to separate your natural tendency to wanna go after this guy and show him who's balls are bigger and understand that you can continue to chip up vs the other players who (are all packed together in terms of chip count) and should be even less motivated to gamble. No reason ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 30th, 2014
tough spot with 10s on final table of nightly 5.50 3k
The next closest player has less than half your stack. In light of that, in addition to your skill advantage, you can't be getting it in for stacks here IMO. So I can't see 3betting. I know it sucks, and it feels kinda way too passive, and in game this is easier said that done but you are just going to have to be patient here and take a flop. If you can bust/chip down some of the other shorter stacks, then you'll find better spots to start playing back at him as the table starts getting shorter. Also since he's sizing his opens a bit bigger, and you OOP, you'd have to put in a pretty ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 30th, 2014
Bovada schedule for Monday Sept 29
won't allow me to reg until it goes in to late reg if this is system wide then there should be some good layovers
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014
Bovada schedule for Monday Sept 29
Is anyone else unable to reg for the late night events on Bovada' theyre in the lobby but listed as announced but not taking new registrants. Looks like some ppl have already regged tho
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014
FT AQ hand: ICM?
Why are we worried about the bb's 3b range if we are 3betting' If you simply meant 4b range and the shove range-i think those are pretty much the same. Maybe he flats with AA/KK (depending on teh size of the hero's 3b) but I think its fair to assume that if the hero 3b and the bb gets involved that the bb has it. And I don't get your point about cold min 4b/rr to induce the button to shove...why would the bb min 4balling induce a lighter shove from the button. It would have the opposite effect. Only reason for doing this is if he had reason to believe that the hero is doing this light ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014
Hero call mode and God bet mode on
Why check the A turn in the second hand when you have Q7ss' Even if he's holding a A he's prolly not gonna ck raise you. Also please lead that river in first hand under God mode when you have 9T for the made straight. He's gonna pay you off a lot there putting you on a busted flush draw.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014
FT AQ hand: ICM?
Donkeys may not understand ICM but they do understand if I call off all my chips I lose. I do understand the merit of Gag's suggestion of 3balling as opposed to jamming. And yeah, if we do make it ~700k and the bb cold 4balls we're done. I'd assume that if we 3ball we are folding to a cold 4bet from bb but calling a 4bet jam from the opener' I mean yeah we aren't thrilled when the opener jams but folding seems impossible at this point. As its conceivable that, even if he's tight, he's jamming AJ/KQ. A question we need to consider IMO is do we view the villain as stack size aware' ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014
Completely tilted by Bovada disconnections
yeah exactly this. Or they've also recently added buttons to the tables that opens their blackjack client or whatever the fuck it is-if you misclick and accidentally hit that button it seems to causes a crash too. the big problem isn't closing and reopening the client-its that if you are multitabling, you have to go to each mtt lobby and hit the seat me button before the table opens. I've also noticed that you can't really do too much the first couple mins the client is open or you'll risk another crash. For instance a couple times I just tried to move my seat to the preferred location ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 29th, 2014