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Tony's December 2009 Blog Entries

2 Poker Math Questions from Killer Poker by the Numbers

Monday, December 28th, 2009
Today, I received an email with some questions about material in Killer Poker by the Numbers (KPBTN) having to do with probabilities and combinations. I figured I'd answer them here to benefit everybody out there who may have similar questions. Enjoy! QUESTION #1: Where do the numbers in Table 3.5 on p.84 come from? Table 3.4 in KPBTN ...

A Tale from the Ghosts of Poker Past

Friday, December 25th, 2009
Merry Xmas! I fell asleep last night while watching Wargames, the classic hacker movie from 1983 starring Matthew Broederick...complete with a Galaga arcade scene, dot matrix printers, and dial-up modems. It's a bit cheesier now than it was when I saw it as a kid. But some of the stuff in it is just classic: 1.) School ...

How to Treat Your Poker as a Business: Expected Cash Game Win Rates

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Happy holidays everybody! It's almost Xmas, meaning that I'm in CT visiting my family. It's damn cold here...I miss Vegas! I've been trying to keep up with work, and I also managed to squeeze in some online poker two nights ago. Topping today's to-do list are the following items: 1.) Work for CEREUS 2.) Analysis for a ...

Interesting No-Limit Hold’em Tourney Spot: MP + FD + Monotone Flop = ?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Evelyn and I are still settling into the new place. I finally unpacked my video games, and I introduced Evelyn to Duck Hunt for the original NES. (Yeah, I still own an original NES...and it still works thanks to the replacement 72-pin connector that I installed a few years ago). We also hosted some friends from CA for two fun-filled ...

Reflecting on my 2009 Poker Results: Into the Mirror Black

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
The strengths of my poker game are my theoretical understanding and my ability to dissect nuanced scenarios. I was chatting on AIM with a friend of mine today. As he put it, "you definitely have the most rigorous understanding of the game out of anyone i know/or even read about...except maybe sklansky. haha" These strengths have made me ...

Live from Vegas!

Saturday, December 5th, 2009
My move from So. Cal to Las Vegas has been relatively successful so far. Many people seem to think that my move was poker-related. It wasn't. Commerce Casino (world's largest poker room) and all the other poker rooms around LA make So. Cal the live poker capital of the world...no disrespect meant to the many great poker rooms in ...

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