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Old 12-25-2007, 08:09 AM   #101
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Best and favourite posters on 2p2? (Mainly active ones to some extent, not the old dinosaurs that havent caught up with how the game has evolved.)
Well, you are a very good poster.

I've always liked strassa's posts. I didn't read as much back in the olden days of 2+2 NL forums, so I'll probably leave out some legends.

I learned a ton from Bld, though probably more just from observing and studying his game than reading his posts.

Samo was an amazing poster before everyone ran him out of town.

Bobbo always brings up interesting things.

Back in my SNG days, I learned a lot from Daliman and Raptor. Strassa there too actually. Oh, and Irieguy. He's a cool /smart mfer.

I don't read 2+2 as much as I used to. There are lots of good posters/players. I feel bad that I'm prolly leaving a bunch out, but it's just bc I don't read that much anymore, I'm tired, and I have 10000 questions to answer.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:14 AM   #102
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holy ****, have we played together more than I think we have, or have you watched me in games in the past or something?

Thanks a lot for the response, its very comprehensive obviously, but I think a lot of the things you mentioned were far more characteristic of my game 6-12 months ago- mainly the cbetting thing and to some extent the marginal hand thing... though we have been playing a lot together lately so maybe im wrong.

And your last sentence is def the most true of everything.
PMing you.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:15 AM   #103
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Jman, if you're tired and not in the mood to answer questions as well as you could, just go to sleep / get to it at another time. Maybe you don't want to dedicate too much time to the thread which is totally understandable, but don't feel as though you have to run through questions as quickly as possible. I think most people would prefer quality answers even if you only gave two or three a day over a few weeks.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #104
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Re: The Well: Jman28

Hey Jman,

I'm mainly a 200 and 400 NL player and lately I've been thinking a lot about the concept of turning a "made" hand into a bluff.

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I call a raise OTB with QThh vs. a 24/17/3 solidish player who raised UTG (I figured blinds would come along because they were extremely donkish). It got HU and I called a bet on a Q93r board. Turn was a T, putting out a FD. He led 25 into 39. Is a raise here for value or a bluff? Normal stacks, 200NL. He should see me as a winning TAG, and I believe he does because he doesnt play me HU.

The above might not be the best example, but maybe you can elaborate on the whole idea of where and where not you should turn a made hand into a bluff? Or do we think too early that we are turning a made hand into a bluff? I think there is a lot of confusion surrounding this idea, especially within SSNL.

Thnx for doing this well, really appreciated and its full of gold in my eyes.

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:19 AM   #105
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jman will you coach me i've been using your avatar for like 25 years
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:19 AM   #106
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fantastic well. thanks a lot
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:27 AM   #107
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If you where to start all over again what would be you plan and how long do you think it would take you to reach the higest levels again.

What is the minimum you think people should start with.

If you did need to start again from the very bottom would you do it.

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:30 AM   #108
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Was there a saying/quote/maxim that changed the way you view the game?
I can't think of one specifically. Tommy has a bunch of cool 'Tommyisms' on his website www.tiltless.com

A couple that I remember (paraphrased):

"Saying position is important in poker is like saying distance and direction are important in golf."

"It can never be that wrong to not play"

Also I know some poker writer said something like "Think of what your opponent wants you to do, and then do the opposite"

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Was there a saying/quote/maxim that changed the way you view life?
There's one quote that struck me pretty hard which I read somewhere on 2p2, just because it's something I need to listen to more. It was something about decision making like 'Approach every decision as if it were tomorrow and you were looking back upon it'
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:36 AM   #109
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Skipped some repeat questions...

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Will you ever finish your HU match vs. Boosted J ??
This was so fun to watch...
I don't know. TBH, probably not, but maybe.

It was kind've a grind for both of us. I do feel bad that we didn't finish though.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:38 AM   #110
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you are the best at writing about poker out of any of the top players online right now.
Echo this, this thread has been a great read.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:39 AM   #111
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Jman, if you're tired and not in the mood to answer questions as well as you could, just go to sleep / get to it at another time. Maybe you don't want to dedicate too much time to the thread which is totally understandable, but don't feel as though you have to run through questions as quickly as possible. I think most people would prefer quality answers even if you only gave two or three a day over a few weeks.
TY. This might take more than a couple days. I'm 1 tabling a good game right now, so I'm gonna keep answering, but I'll try to not rush through it.
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:51 AM   #112
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awesome stuff... Bankroll recommendations for 25/50 plus sh/hu, biggest downswings (in $ and buyins) that you have experienced? thanks
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:17 AM   #113
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A lot of people don't get the most out of coaching because they ask the wrong questions. I think a program like Tommy's, where he sets out a lesson plan and tells you what he knows you need to learn is much better. I know I've written about the experience in detail somewhere. If anyone can find it, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise remind me later in the thread to look for it somewhere.
Is this it, or is there another one?
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...3&postcount=48
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:18 AM   #114
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Amazing thread - thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. Is there any chance of you writing a poker-related book? If so, would it be a strategy one or something else? What would be the biggest roadblock in having this happen?
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:28 AM   #115
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if you could go back in time a year and give yourself 1 bit of poker related advice, what would it be?
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:28 AM   #116
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i know we've heard the thoughts of many different players on this subject, but i'm interested in what you have to say regarding the difficulties one faces during rough downswings; confidence issues, tilt, emotional effects, etc.
I think this is a huge part of poker. Almost everything there is to say about emotional aspects like this has already been said. Definitely read everything that Tommy Angelo has written on it.

It's been said before, but it's so true: It's easy to play when things are going well. How a player deals with a bad run is what defines him as a poker player.

The most important thing is the be honest with yourself. Admit when you aren't focused or playing your best. Take breaks all the time. Get outdoors if you can. All the time means every 90 minutes or less.

If you're afraid of losing your seats, take 3 minutes and walk into another room, do 20 pushups, go to the bathroom/grab some food, and come back.

Taking time off when on a downswing is always a better idea than you want to admit. Getting away from poker for some reason usually helps you get your confidence back.

As far as tilt, everyone tilts. Some more than others. The edge in many high stakes games shifts from one player to the other based on the way the match is going, and how well they each handle losing or winning. Yes some people tilt when they win.

Be willing to quit games when you find yourself tilting at all. Most people tilt by going on autopilot and don't realize they're tilting.

I think it's probably possible to stop most of your tilting. It's very difficult though. Understanding that you tilt, and being able to identify it and quit is your best bet by far.

Also don't play tired, like I am right now, unless there's a very big fish in the game.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:48 AM   #117
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I'm dying. Goodnight guys. I may or may not have a lot of time tomorrow. Hallelujah Hollaback.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:09 AM   #118
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this thread is great im not gonna ask a question cause its backed up and im sure they will get covered eventually.

keep it rollin
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:08 AM   #119
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Another cool poker story was when Tom Dwan and I couldn't sleep one night. We invented poker games and played them HU until like 9am. We bet in 'units'. Every game we invented, we played 1-3 freezouts and the winner won a certain amount of units. We'd bet on each match. One unit was redeemable for the other person doing something stupid/embarrassing. I completely owned him and ended up like 18 units. At 10am we went to breakfast with this girl Kaitlin who was staying with us. (I had to mention she was a girl bc me going to breakfast with Tom after staying up all night with him wouldn't help all the rumors about him being gay (I love you Tom))

We made him do 20 pushups on the floor of a crowded Denny's. He had to high five our waitress 3x, and use some words we said in a sentence to her. I remember one was 'girdle' but I don't remember the others.

Afterwards we went to Best Buy, where he performed a quadrouple pump fake. That means he asked a guy for a high five, pulled his hand back when he went for it and said "pump fake", got him to go for it again 3 more times, saying "pump fake" each time, and then actually high fiving him on the 5th. It was awesome to see.

The best part was owning him in hu poker though.
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:35 AM   #120
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Call?

I don't really know tbh. I guess just the things I listed in response to jfish's questions about my strengths.

Actually, I have one.

I think I can understand and adjust to players very well. I can figure out how they think, and logically deduce the way to counter it pretty quickly. Actually, here... I've written a bunch of 'unreleased' stuff for a project I was working on. This is part of a series about adjusting to specific player types (this one is adjusting to the bad lag)


etc etc.
Hey Phil,

Thanks for doing a well. A+ material!

As many others have mentioned, you are probably the best poker author around. In the quote above, you talk about a bunch of 'unreleased' stuff for a project you were working on. I really hope this project is the writing of a book. I would love to read a couple hundred pages of your work put together. If it's not a book then where/when will the other 'unreleased' stuff be made available to the eager public?

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Old 12-25-2007, 11:37 AM   #121
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Hello Jman,

First off I just want to say thanks very much for doing this well, I remember reading your strat threads back in the day of SNG's and trying to do detective work on what 2p2er is the infamous "OMGClayAiken". Your Bluff articles are great, and you're a great contributor.

My question concerns HU play. I usually try to only play fullstackers that I have a good edge on, and halfstackers that are usually terrible (this goes from 200NL to 1000NL). I notice many fellow posters who engage in long battles with other fullstack players who are decently good and thinking, and this results in a "variance war" of sorts.

You are a player who will play HU with the best of them, and your edge is likely quite small against a large amount of these players (feel free to disagree with this assesment).

What could I learn from playing other good players fullstacked (multitabling) that I have a small edge on? Right now I will just pass on these opportunities to do "real life" things and wait for better spots.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #122
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Much appreciated for this well so far.

You mentioned you made up some HU games w/ Durrrr. In general how comfortable do you feel playing a new game against really talented (or awful) opposition. Say if a good high limit razz, 7 stud, etc game was running would you have no problems hoping in despite that game not being your forte?

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How much do you think your PT database is worth?
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:52 PM   #123
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great thread, really loved your video on CR, loved all the articles I've read on bluff

please become really famous, so people just know who that picture is on stars instead of asking
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:06 PM   #124
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #125
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oh and regarding my post, stinger too.
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