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 05-31-2008, 10:44 AM #31 binking     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: espressin with my full capabilities Posts: 26,071 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** VPIP means that when the player has the choice (i.e. not in the BB), they play this % of their hands. bb/100 = how many big blinds a player has won or loss on average per 100 hands played. ptbb/100 = how many big bets a player has won or loss per 100 hands. 1 ptbb = 1 big bet = 2 bb, it's a limit measurement, for when the bets double on the turn and river.
 05-31-2008, 11:33 AM #32 stranger   Join Date: Mar 2008 Posts: 11 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** ahh ok i see thanks, so just to confirm am i correct in thinking that ptbb/100 should just be a factor of bb/100? Another question re: poker tracker and poker ace hud, how does one actually use the stats collected while playing? How much can the stats be used against a player. During a ring game? Also how does it help knowing the flop aggression factor and turn aggression factor? This is probably a very silly question and in essence im asking how to use a stats at the table tracking program, but the answer is not immediately obvious to me. Thanks a lot
05-31-2008, 12:03 PM   #33
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 Originally Posted by Goldi ahh ok i see thanks, so just to confirm am i correct in thinking that ptbb/100 should just be a factor of bb/100?
Yes, ptbb/100 = 2 * bb/100 (since ptbb = 2 * bb)

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 Another question re: poker tracker and poker ace hud, how does one actually use the stats collected while playing? How much can the stats be used against a player. During a ring game? Also how does it help knowing the flop aggression factor and turn aggression factor?
These two posts should get you started in using the PT stats etc:

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...d.php?t=165898

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/39/small-stakes-pl-nl/how-use-poker-tracker-111/

05-31-2008, 01:26 PM   #34
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 Originally Posted by MoonOrb ... no, I don't see why that hand makes you a lucker. You were ahead the whole time. People say all kinds of stupid stuff in chat. It's probably -EV to respond to it/get irritated by it.
It didn't actually irritate me; I was just mildly surprised by it, since it made me doubt my understanding of the word. But anyway, your reply has reassured me that I understand the term perfectly well, and that my opponent was just spouting off in response to a loss. Cheers!

 06-01-2008, 02:10 AM #35 enthusiast   Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 52 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** 1) What does "nit" mean. I see people call each other that all the time, but what are the traits of being a nit?? 2) "strats in bbv"-????? 3) How is CALLING preflop with pocket pairs exploitable?? I saw someone post this, but I don't understand. 4) Also when everything one does is exploitable?? Some guy was saying this about another?? In the context of poker is what I don't get. 5) Checking in the dark?? When this happens, what position can do this and what does it mean,effect the rest of the table, and why do the other players don't like when someone does this? Hey, I like this format, this is an easy way to get answers on exactly what I'm working on, thanks guys.
 06-01-2008, 02:32 AM #36 journeyman   Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 245 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** Hello, 1) how does the tournament selector work on sharkscope? does it find the easiest tournament(s) that are currently registering? 2) is it legal to use this on pokerstars? Thanks
06-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #37
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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 1) What does "nit" mean. I see people call each other that all the time, but what are the traits of being a nit??
An overly tight player.

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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 2) "strats in bbv"-?????
strat = strategy
bbv = Brags Beats and Variance forum http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54/poker-beats-brags-variance/

It is prob unwise to post strat in bbv, that's not what people go there for.

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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 3) How is CALLING preflop with pocket pairs exploitable?? I saw someone post this, but I don't understand.
It is exploitable if low pps are the only thing you cc with, and you only continue when you hit a set; it makes you very predictable and if someone notices this they will stop paying you off. tbh I wouldn't worry about this at low limits, most people aren't paying that much attention.
Also, don't automatically believe everything you read on here, sometimes people do post advice which is incorrect, believe it or not!

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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 4) Also when everything one does is exploitable?? Some guy was saying this about another?? In the context of poker is what I don't get.
An exploitable strategy if one which can be taken advantage of so that you can easily take the person's monies. eg. if your opponent always folds to a c/r when they don't have the nuts, they are using an exploitable strategy - check raise them lots!
The quote you mentioned sounds like one guy is just using it to insult the other's play.

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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 5) Checking in the dark?? When this happens, what position can do this and what does it mean,effect the rest of the table, and why do the other players don't like when someone does this?
Checking "in the dark" is checking on the next street's action before having seen the relevant card(s). You can obviously only do this if you are first to act on the next street, or if the person before you in the action has already checked dark. Also it's only possible in live games (duh).
imo there is zero point in checking dark ever, Phil Hellmuth does it at like every opportunity possibly to confuse opponents/disguise his hand/induce a bet, but really all he is doing is taking one of his options away on that street. There is no reason for anyone to get annoyed at their opponent doing this, because it is a bad play for them to make a decision before gaining the maximum amount of information (looking at the next card). If you aren't in the hand, it is kinda annoying and a bit of a cry for attention imo.

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 Originally Posted by pcvandelay Hello, 1) how does the tournament selector work on sharkscope? does it find the easiest tournament(s) that are currently registering? 2) is it legal to use this on pokerstars? Thanks
I don't have a sharkscope subscription, but it is definitely fine to use. DN even said he uses it to check out 5k hu sng opponents.

 06-01-2008, 01:33 PM #38 enthusiast   Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 52 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** MAn did that hit the spot, Big D thanks for the full answers...good stuff man. Why this thread is needed, because there really is no other place to asking such seemingly stupid questions about 'whats a nit'. Thanks guys !!!!!!!!
06-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #39
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 Originally Posted by RedAlert 1) What does "nit" mean. I see people call each other that all the time, but what are the traits of being a nit??
Section 15.13)

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 Originally Posted by pcvandelay 2) is it legal to use this on pokerstars?
Stars Prohibited Online Poker Software FAQ

Sharkscope is currently on Stars' prohibited software list. However, it is listed as pending and I haven't heard of Stars giving anyone problems about it. However, use at own risk and don't be too shocked in one day Stars sends out a bunch of warning emails to stop using it.

 06-02-2008, 11:04 PM #40 journeyman     Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 306 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** What is an HUD and what do people use it for?
 06-02-2008, 11:22 PM #41 banned     Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Crying over spilt \$\$\$ Posts: 8,265 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** It's a "heads up display". You use it to display the other players at the table's statistics. That's useful because it gives you a clue to what their bets mean.
 06-03-2008, 01:00 AM #42 Notorious     Join Date: Jun 2004 Posts: 20,549 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** Like statistics in baseball - A pitcher will throw different pitches depending on if a batter is a slugger, hits for percentage, etc.
 06-03-2008, 02:26 AM #44 Notorious     Join Date: Jun 2004 Posts: 20,549 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** Against a random hand, AA is an 85% favorite: equity win tie pots won pots tied Hand 0: 85.204% 84.93% 00.27% 1781508418 5701156.00 { AcAd } Hand 1: 14.796% 14.52% 00.27% 304661670 5701156.00 { random } Against 8 other random hands, AA is 34% equity win tie pots won pots tied Hand 0: 34.691% 34.47% 00.22% 382166 2417.61 { AcAd } Hand 1: 08.165% 07.42% 00.75% 82211 8302.28 { random } Hand 2: 08.198% 07.43% 00.76% 82424 8459.19 { random } Hand 3: 08.193% 07.43% 00.76% 82361 8461.28 { random } Hand 4: 08.159% 07.40% 00.76% 82059 8395.69 { random } Hand 5: 08.150% 07.39% 00.76% 81888 8461.11 { random } Hand 6: 08.159% 07.41% 00.75% 82092 8362.44 { random } Hand 7: 08.139% 07.38% 00.76% 81785 8447.94 { random } Hand 8: 08.146% 07.38% 00.76% 81850 8456.44 { random } This is all in pre-flop. Once there's a flop, this changes completely and if you get it all-in on a flop (or later) you obviously have a much better chance of losing because players are not folding hands that beat you (sets) but are folding hands that don't hit the flop. However, for practical purposes, this is nearly useless information since people don't usually play random hands. If you push all-in and somebody calls, it is virtually never a random hand. There are times when it is - A button steal from a short stack with any-two-cards, or when somebody is already all-in from the blinds/antes. But those are no-brainers if you have a hand like AA anyway. And how often do all 9 players at a table go all-in except in play money? AA is 82% against KK or a smaller pair. equity win tie pots won pots tied Hand 0: 82.637% 82.36% 00.27% 1410336 4654.00 { AcAd } Hand 1: 17.363% 17.09% 00.27% 292660 4654.00 { KcKd } Last edited by Cry Me A River; 06-03-2008 at 02:54 AM.
 06-03-2008, 02:29 AM #45 old hand     Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: Creatin' a devastating masterpiece Posts: 1,755 Re: ***** Official Dumb Questions Thread **** I think he's right. Against any hand, heads up, AA is no worse than about 77% to win. So even if you're at a full table and only the "best" hand at the table ends up facing AA, it's still almost 80% to lose and often worse. Maybe he was a jerk and his percentages were slightly off, but I think he had the best of the argument. Download pokerstove and that'll help you to try some of these scenarios out.

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