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Old 01-15-2010, 01:31 AM   #151
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I'll get the AF/Afq part; I know we disagree on their utility and we can have a nice mod war (which I will win because I am right about AF and you, sir, are a hud fish).
I agree with Split on the AF...but I agree with Matt on Afq....I feel like a divorce couples' child.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:45 AM   #152
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I agree with Split on the AF...but I agree with Matt on Afq....I feel like a divorce couples' child.
Mommy and daddy just couldn't get along anymore. But we both still you, sweetie.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #153
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I've been thinking about this topic for several months now. I talk myself into including it, then talk myself back out. Although I have been thinking more in terms of blind v. blind more generally.

I'd like to hear some thoughts from other people.
I think it would be good. I find myself getting into trouble spots that cost me HUGE pots when trying to out-steal the stealer and so on.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:33 PM   #154
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Did a bit of brain-storming there for some new ideas that somebody with more expertise could possibly develop:

Getting the most from your poker site
This would break down and explain the loyalty programmes of the various site. I think the sites deliberately make these things quite complex so if somebody could boil down Pokerstars VIP and Full Tilt's Ironman/rakeback and compare them for people playing at different levels and different volumes.
Also the best use of the points that people earn-ie is it better to buy gift items in the shops, purchase cash bonuses, enter tournaments, use the concierge service etc
This could easily be expanded to cover sign-up bonus's and thus bonus whoring as well as the pros and cons of playing on smaller sites.
The topic could also cover things like table skins and getting the most out of all the options available (4 colour deck, coloured labels etc)

The Art of Multi-tabling
This would probably be a fairly simplistic 'how to' guide on ramping up the number of tables that you play. This should introduce Table Ninja and AHK scripts and discuss the pros and cons of mass multi-tabling. This could be broadened further by discussing the arrangement of tables on screen as well as your 'working area' layout-ie discussion of numbers/size/resolution of monitors. I think it's been covered already but ergonomics could also be touched on here to beef it up a bit.

Playing short-handed and HU
There's already been a CotW on starting tables but that was more of a 'how to' guide as opposed to a strategy guide. The focus of this article would be more on the adjustments needed to play vs 1, 3 or 5 opponents. My experience of this is that people either loosen up too much or don't adjust their range at all. Naturally the scope of this topic is too much to be covered in a single CotW so this would be more of 'A Rough Guide To...'.

Limped Pots
When you're playing 10nl and below these are extremely common and you can find yourself in some very interesting/tough situations usually when you're in the big blind. The combination of being out of position, in a multi-way pot versus a very wide combined range doesn't come up often so perhaps a guide here could focus on some simple do's and don'ts. There's definitely a slant in the CotWs toward the higher end of the micros (3betting, double barrelling, thin value etc)-this would be something aimed more for the people at the lower end.

Home Games
THere's already been two CotW dealing with live games but I think they were gearded more toward casino play. This would be meant more as a guide on informal home games. It could focus on running a game, promoting it and also the best strategy to use to beat it

Reg-wars
This is a fairly broad based topic but it essentially would cover the meta-game aspect of continuously playing versus people at your limit who you know to be decent thinking players. I've read a lot of times where people say something like 'I knew he was 2+2 so I did this'. This is what could be expanded upon. The various levels of thinking (first, second etc) could be discussed as well as things like discovering and exploiting known tendencies and changing gears. There was also a CotW on inducing tilt with chat which unfortunately was never written but I think that it could find a home as a subsection of this.

Suited Connectors/One Gappers
This would be a guide on playing these hands much like this weeks CotW on small pocket pairs.
not sure how I missed this terrific post--I am adding them all to the schedule.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:42 PM   #155
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schedule has been posted through the first week of April; please sign up ITT.

Sort of an in a hurry to have somebody do Jan 25th at this point.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #156
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I would offer to the 25th, but I don't know what a limped pot is.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #157
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I'll take "playing sc's", I'm ADZ122 on stars.

I'd like to see a chapter on playing the flop. I think a lot of micro players struggle a lot with that.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #158
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Hmm, I might be up for turning made hands into bluffs, as that's something I do alot. Not sure though, since I have alot with school and other things this semester. Gotta think about it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #159
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I can do the moving up/down and turning made hands into bluffs.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:09 PM   #160
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I would like to do another (more interesting) one. not sure which one yet, was thinking about maybe check/raising and how underutilized it is. or late position wars. like a combination of blinds play and blinds button play. this would have a lot to do with playing oop though because the vast, vast majority of my oop play comes from being in the blinds against lp openers.

i could also do turning made hands into bluffs.

oh it seems sammy got there first lol.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:13 PM   #161
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Okey, since others have shown interest for turning made hands into bluffs, I'm gonna skip it
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:02 PM   #162
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Hmm, I may be interested in the turning made hands into bluffs...

Last edited by MaliceUW; 01-16-2010 at 09:04 PM. Reason: or I could do shorthanded since I play lots of 6-max and FR (and since others want to do turning made hands into bluffs)
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:05 PM   #163
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schedule has been posted through the first week of April; please sign up ITT.

Sort of an in a hurry to have somebody do Jan 25th at this point.
you should have someone do a post on utilizing/adjusting to image (both your own and others)...super important imo (I may be interested in doing it)
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #164
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Re: ****Concept of the Week" Schedule and Table of Contents****

Mpethy, as owner of fpppro, I am willing to do value out of poker sites. On my phone now but I can pm you my ideas on this to see if it will fit
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:42 AM   #165
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I am possibly interested in doing some, what would you prefer I covered mpeth?
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:51 AM   #166
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you should have someone do a post on utilizing/adjusting to image (both your own and others)...super important imo (I may be interested in doing it)
you wanna do this one for mid april, malice?

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Mpethy, as owner of fpppro, I am willing to do value out of poker sites. On my phone now but I can pm you my ideas on this to see if it will fit
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Moving up/down was jasons0147's idea, so he has dibs if he wants it, and if he doesn't, I have already had another volunteer to do it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:57 AM   #167
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I am possibly interested in doing some, what would you prefer I covered mpeth?
I'm thinking that you'd be wasted on a basic concept, so we should get you to do something pretty advanced.

I'd appreciate your thoughts; if you have an idea you can go with it, and just tell me when you want to be on the schedule for.

Of the topics that we have listed, I think only Reg Wars and Playing Out of Position are sufficiently advanced to merit your attention.
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you wanna do this one for mid april, malice?
give me some time to think about it, get back to you in a little while.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:07 PM   #169
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lock it in for reg wars I guess.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:11 AM   #170
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haha, bring it on
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:18 PM   #171
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lock it in for reg wars I guess.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:08 PM   #172
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the playing shorthanded slot is still open and as a 6-max player who uses this stuff I was wondering if you thought to reach out to a primarily 6 max player to write this one because we play your "short" all the time. I am not qualified personally but their are plenty of generous 6 max players who are. Just a thought and thanks to all who have added to this project
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:55 AM   #173
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Add placeholder topic for Adaptions for "Rush" Poker. Schedule it far enough away that other poker sites may have it besides FTP and to allow the dust to settle on what it all means.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #174
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I propose a COTW on delayed c-betting.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #175
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+1 to the 3 posts above this one.

I just got this pm and permission to post it to see what you guys think. So weigh in if you are interested:

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I was wondering whether you'd be willing to let me carry out a COTW titled 'protecting yourself in home games'. Basically the COTW will be based on spotting card cheaters and angleshooters. I am a professional magician who specializes in cards so I have a firm understanding of how cheating works.

In the COTW I plan to explain how to stop:

1. The different types of cheats
2. Running your game safely
3. Angleshots
4. Preventing peeking
5. Preventing stacking
6. Shiners
7. Listening for 2nd deals and bottom deals

If you're comfortable with it, I could create a video to demonstrate the above to show everyone how to listen for 2nd deals and bottom deals etc. and how to run their game smoothly. I will accompany that with a short text post in the COTW section as I feel that demonstrating the techniques in video is much easier than explaining it in text.

Also, keep in mind that even if the COTW is approved and people are exposed to the above cheating techniques, they will be unable to carry it out themselves simply because its not easy. The point of the COTW is to teach our fellow micro stakes players how to spot a cheat and not to become one.

If no one is filling up the tasks on the 22 of Feb, maybe you could push that back and put this in instead? I would like that extra motivation to get to work on this as soon as possible. Alternatively I don't mind being at the back of the queue. No biggie.

Sounds good?
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