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Old 10-11-2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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Pokercast 477 - Stars' New “Poker” Game, Strategy, Mailbag & More

Episode #477 - October 11th, 2017

Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: We discuss PokerStars new game format “Power Up”. To begin the guys chat about the Vegas Golden Knights home opener and Canadian winter before getting into the news. "Power Up” has been released on the Pokerstars EU sites and we chat about the format and discuss whether it really qualifies as a Poker game since it is using more than your standard 52 card deck. Also Scott Tom, one of the founders of Absolute Poker gets the white collar crime treatment upon returning to the US. We also have some funny tweets from Joe Ingram and others in 140 or less before getting into the mail. In the Mailbag we answer your questions about a tournament format idea, the Monty Hall problem and a review of Hellmuth on Tim Ferriss.

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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New episode!!!!
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #3
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Podium again!
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:21 PM   #4
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I do not like bronze. But like all the new episodes.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:40 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:39 AM   #6
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Monty Hall game is the best. My wife still won't accept the solution.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:09 AM   #7
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The Monty Hall problem.

Your first choice is 1 in 3.

Spoiler:

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:43 AM   #8
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Re: Pokercast 477 - Stars' New “Poker” Game, Strategy, Mailbag & More

Scrabble tiles have the letters printed on rather than them being raised or sunken. You can't just feel the letters in the bag.

Also you do want the Q or the X, they're worth more points.

With the tournament idea, I don't know why TChan was suggesting that chips needed to be added or removed. As far as I understand what the guy was trying to say you just make the levels longer or shorter.

Example:

1 million chips in play with a 50BB minimum rules. At any given point in the tournament there are x players and the BB is y chips.

You play as normal so long as 50xy < 1000000 and you stick at that blind level until you lose a player.

You never have to add or take away chips since x cannot go up, only down and y never increases unless the inequality still holds true.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:38 AM   #9
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winamax have a format where avg stack stays around 30bb through the mtt
https://www.winamax.fr/en/news_disco...rnaments-31474
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #10
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Interview with Monty Hall
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