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My view of Poker - A beginner's perspective - Sun Sep 22, 2013, 07:34 AM
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I have learnt the game Poker from PSO and this is how it went about.
To be very frank, I got interested in Poker from watching the movie "Lucky You", and due to not understanding any of it. I didn't even know what a Full House means. Remember the hand that won Jack & his friend ticket to Titanic. I thought he was referring to the money won - A house full of it. Terms like Flop, Turn, River were Hebrew and Latin to me.
I ran a search on the net and could identify this website as some-site which I have seen an ad or something before. Clicked and got hooked. I used to play Contract Bridge both real and online. So took out my card pack and started dealing. Blunders were there - I was smartly snatching the 'toffees' from my 'twin sons' (chips & partners respectively) on getting Two Pairs over Three of a Kind.

Beginners have the stupidest questions which they think are the smartest ones. May be. But can someone tell me why I lost 5 out of 7 instances of AA, KK (even with a full house once, I had KK, opp. had AK and the table read A A K x x) and won 6 out of 9instances of 7/8,2/3 unsuited? One was four deuces - impossible to beat.
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 07:57 AM
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There are no stupid questions and this game is so deceptively simple but yet so complex. it's like an onion skin, the deeper you look, the more layers there are.

You had a full house of KKKAA on that board but your opponent had AAAKK. The higher suit always wins. You've just discovered your first bad beat but play enough hands and you'll see every possibility.

Second one I'm not sure of your question? Bad hands can and do win. If you consider your 23o hand playing against AA you will win just 12% of the time but think of it as a fraction. That's 1 time in 8 and these things do happen. The skill in poker is to charge opponents enough so that if you do lose with AA v 23o, you will win far more on the 7 times you win the hand than the 1 time you lose.

Poker is about making long term +EV (good) decisions which is why it's not recommended playing hands like 23o or 87s unless under specific circumstances.


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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by shibashis View Post
... Beginners have the stupidest questions which they think are the smartest ones. May be. But can someone tell me why I lost 5 out of 7 instances of AA, KK (even with a full house once, I had KK, opp. had AK and the table read A A K x x) and won 6 out of 9instances of 7/8,2/3 unsuited? One was four deuces - impossible to beat.
There 8 x 10^67 ways a deck of 52 cards can be shuffled. Samples of 7 or 9 hands are orders of magnitude too small to be meaningful.

Good decisions.
 
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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 06:05 AM
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