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December, 2011

Killer Poker Analysis: 12/4/2011

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

This is the last edition of Killer Poker Analysis – at least for the foreseeable future. In this show, I wrap things up by addressing seven important themes that relate to everything I’ve talked about over the past few years.

$EV vs. Utility

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Whether it’s poker playing, business, or personal finances, it’s easy to be seduced into thinking that the goal is mere maximization of $EV. After all, money buys everything from fancy electronics to the time of others. However, other considerations exist. It’s important to realize that utility is more than simply $EV…

Maximize Your Effectiveness (Poker and Beyond)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Poker strategy is complicated. Measuring your effectiveness at poker isn’t. Your effectiveness as a poker player is defined by one number – which we can conveniently call your poker hourly…

Why Open-Limping is Generally a Bad Idea

Friday, July 16th, 2010

It’s been quite a week since my last blog post. I’ve been doing quite a bit of programming for three different things I’ve been working on. The hours have been long, I haven’t played any poker, and I’m a bit tired, but I’ve really enjoyed this past week. Improving one’s skills at something is always [...]

Killer Poker Analysis: 7/16/2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) How to play 3-bet pots out of position when an ace falls
2.) Individual utility: what it is; how it relates to poker and life
3.) Why you should never open-limp (and how to exploit players who do)

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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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