re: Poker & Should Doyle retire?
Originally Posted by brianvoytek
Read his book.Thanks.
Even Gabe made a comment on how shocked he was he didnt at least CALL the hand.
Yes but Gabe does have the advantage of seeing all of the cards.
Doyal has always played a conservitive game, and I think his reasoning is simply to out tight the nose bleed players like Durrr.
It may not be as exciting to see but Doyal is essentially atempting to lower varience. If a guy bet bet bets, then its difficult to get a read on him in a lot of situations, becuse he bets.. therefore you have to assume he has a wide range, some bluffs, some value, some thin value and estimate how your hand fairs against that.
But this isnt all that accurate. It tells
you that you are ahead in the LR.. it does not tell you if you are ahead in this particular hand, and with these high stakes, it makes sense to lower variance.
Daniel Negranu lost, was it almost $1 million by the first half of season 5, simply because h eran into a few big hands... that is the reality of varience.
These players are buying in for around 500K. Pros should have a BR of at lease 100 buyins (not the 20 that recreational player have) so that means a BR of $50 million (well they dont have $50 million in the bank.. sop variance can really catch up with them at these stakes, so Doyle in his infinite wisdom has decided to lower variance)
So NO, I dont think Doyle should give up playing poker.. he is making very consistent money doing what he does.