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May, 2011

Exploiting Players Who Shove too Wide Preflop

Monday, May 30th, 2011

When action is jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold’em, I’m very cautious about playing exploitatively. With my knowledge of non-exploitable jam/fold play, it’s just very difficult for me to justify playing guessing games regarding opponents’ preflop ranges. However, I recently played a hand in a live cash game where I called an all-in a tad lighter than the equilibrium calling range…

The Difference Between +cEV and Optimal cEV

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

When playing poker, your goal shouldnt be merely to profit. Instead, your goal should be to maximize your profits…

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 [...]

Game Theory: Rochambeau to Poker (Part 2)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Even an expert can pick up a new trick or two. For the KillerEV faithful who’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks, I was recently in Florida visiting HerschelW from PokerPwnage.com. The focus of the trip was to put together some videos about short-stacked play in multitable tournaments (MTTs) [...]

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┬ásklansky. haha”

These strengths have made [...]

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