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Tony's February 2010 Blog Entries

Determining the Conversion Rate of VIP Program Points: The Turbo Takedown at PokerStars

Friday, February 26th, 2010
On last week's edition of Killer Poker Analysis, I covered the following topics: 1.) Open shoving distributions from the small blind in tournament situations when antes are around 12.5% of the big blind 2.) Knowing when to start playing in bigger games 3.) Heads-up play I also announced that I won't be doing a podcast today. I'll miss ...

The EV in KillerEV – Expected Value and Utility

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Before getting into the meat of this blog post, I'd like to make a quick announcement. The 2/12/2010 edition of Killer Poker Analysis is available for download. Topics covered include: 1.) Taking a slightly +cEV coinflip the first hand of a multitable tournament 2.) Check-raise bluffing (and check-raising in general) 3.) Defending against aggressive opponents It's Saturday evening, ...

How to Employ Turn Check Raises in No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Another weekend; another Pokerstarsathon! This has been my 3rd consecutive weekend of logging 20+ hours on PokerStars. The past two Mondays, I felt horrible despite pulling in some nice profits. Yesterday, I felt a bit more chipper even though I netted a loss for the weekend. I'm proud of being a bot whose physical and mental states are outcome-independent and ...

Poker Tournament Strategy Made Simple

Monday, February 8th, 2010
First off, if you didn't catch Killer Poker Analysis last Friday, I covered the following topics: 1.) The squeeze play in no-limit hold'em 2.) My opinions on Full Tilt's Rush Poker now that player tracking HUDs work with it (I haven't tried it out, but it seems to be word on the streets) 3.) Implied ...

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