Hand Analysis - READ BEFORE POSTING!!!
How to Post a Hand
There are some simple basic rules in the HA forums:
1. Provide a descriptive title
. For members of the forum, it's a lot easier to decide whether to read a thread if it's obvious what the thread is about.
Here are some descriptive titles:
"KQ hits 2pr on turn, villain shoves. My move?"
"QQ vs preflop reraise"
"Second nut low, nut flush draw vs crazy 3way flop action"
"Fold AA on this coordinated board?"
Here are some useless titles:
"OMG what a donk"
"Should I have folded here?"
"Was this play okay?"
2. There are some simple fields in the form that you need to enter that indicate what the game format is
. These are automatically set up as a prefix to your thread title (i.e., "25NL HE: QQ vs preflop raise"), so there's no need to add the game format to your title.
3. Use a hand converter
(search the internet for "hand history converter", there are several, and they're free to use). Unconverted hand histories are much more difficult to read than converted hand histories. In addition, unconverted hands imply but don't state what the pot size is on each street - hand converters automatically display that important piece of information.
4. Provide any available information about table dynamics and villain tendencies in the opening post
. These things are as important as your cards to good hand analysis.
5. Do NOT indicate what the outcome of the hand is, especially in the opening post
. This is a truly irrelevant piece of information, since it's an unknown variable when you acted throughout the hand. It also biases the analysis - if I know that you got sucked out on the river, I may not think clearly about what your action should have been on the flop.
This brings up a corollary rule:
6. Do NOT post brags and bad beats in HA
. Post those in the BBV forum. Believe me, we feel for you, we sympathize, we've been there, we're happy for you, you're an awesome player - but that's not relevant to hand analysis.
7. Do NOT post in HA for the sake of posting
. If you're commenting in a thread, try to have something to contribute, whether it's proposing a solution, an amplification of a point someone else has already made, or a question about the analysis. "Ditto" for the sake of a post is incredibly annoying.
8. Read the entire thread
. Some threads are too long to make this practical every time, but it's rare for this to be the case in HA. If someone's already made the point you're making, don't make your point (unless you're extending the point already made). If the point you're about to make is at odds
with another post in the thread, take that other post into account in making your post.
9. Do NOT resurrect old threads
unless there's a real reason to do so.
gl on the felt!