Originally Posted by eamesy4980
I dont understand randomisating your bets. Obviously its random but what you do? .... Are you just playing like an idiot to see if it works?
You could say I am playing like an idiot, but within a strict framework.
If you have a good hand you will most often choose to c-bet and continue to bet and put out a value bet on the river, right? But every now and then you choose to slow play it throughout, or you may want to checkraise on flop or turn or whatever, to trap the opponent.
So you are taking these decisions in many hands. Meanwhile your opponent is trying to read your hand, to figure out if you are giving up on the hand or trapping him. He is trying to gain information, right? In my experiment I let "the idiot" take some of these decisions, thereby I make certain that no valuable information is passed onto the villain.
As to how I have done the "coinflips", it is not exactly a coinflip, because the probability is influenced by how I played preflop. But the decision is independent from the current strength of my hand, it is based on some random parameters on the screen.
Edit: I am not allowed any more posts today will respond to TPC's great post tomorrow!