Page 11 - This is a discussion on Ask Evan Jarvis Anything About Learning Poker! within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey Cardschatters!
I have been teaching playing poker for over 15 years and teaching it for 10 on my youtube channel. I absolutely love teaching poker
I see most of the streamers at twitch likes to use the blinds count over the actual chips count. What is the reason for that?
I believe there are a couple of reasons why most streamers (and players these days) use the Big Blind display rather than the total chip display
1) Most tournament strategy is based on the about of big blinds we have, so it's one less mental calculation we need to do
2) Math is easier to do when using smaller numbers, the amount of big blinds will always be smaller than the number of chips we have
So in both cases, it just makes life easier, less mental math to do, less energy used, and more energy to be had for making quality decisions in the spots that matter
Personally I like to have the total number of chips displayed just cause it looks cooler to have 10 million chips than to have 30 big blinds or whatever. But that being said, I'll often toggle it back and forth when it comes time to make my plays
Hi Evan - I just watched the "Why Poker Starting Range Charts are Garbage | How to Move Beyond Them" by Team Gripsed Pro Alex Fitzgerald aka Assassinato in your "The 5 Preflop Plays You Need to Succeed (at Poker)" series. It really opened my eyes, and my mind! Can't wait to watch more from your YouTube page. Thanks for making this available and thank-you Cardschat for bringing Evan's magical videos to my attention!
Oh, and thank-you Tammy for suggesting that we newbies read the stickies. That's what I was doing when I came across this fantastic resource!
How muck risk are you willing to take in a mtt?? Do you call an allin from utg seated on hjack with example 55 when you have his stack covered like 2and half times? Do you call more allins with marginal made hands to reach the finaltable?
Congrats on your nice score the other day!
I've been learning about MDF (minimum defense frequency) and it's opened my eyes to thinking about how much of my range I should be folding post flop facing various bet sizes. I'm just trying to reconcile this with my old way of thinking about whether I was going to continue with a hand where I thought about my hand's equity against my opponents range. So what happens when the two approaches conflict a bit? Maybe I feel my hand doesn't have enough equity to continue, but MDF says I should only fold 30% and there are more than 30% worse hands in my range I need to fold before the one I have? Any light you can shed on these concepts, would be awesome! Cheers, Amanda
There is mathematical analysis that suggests that one should seek to increase variance in tournaments in order to increase our odds of high finishes (we have fewer 'middle of the field' finishes and more early and late finishes), are there spots where you seek increased variance?