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November, 2010

An Infinite +$EV Opportunity?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Following a family trip to Brunei and Malaysia, I returned to my mother-in-law’s place in Taiwan and found an email from one of my Caltech friends entitled “mildly interesting thought experiment” in my inbox…

Don’t Be Timid in the Big Blind when Facing Late Position Shoves!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Suppose you’re in a multitable tournament (MTT), and action is nowhere close to being at the final table (in other words, you’re making decisions entirely with respect to maximizing the expected value of your stack). Blinds are T80-T160 with no antes. Action folds to the small blind, who shoves all-in to T1,545. You have 17 [...]

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, and [...]

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