There has been a lot of chatter lately in the poker community about poker table selecting. I have discussed the topic before in my post on poker bumhunting, but I think that it is worth revisiting. This is a kickoff post for me since I will be exploring the topic of poker software in the coming weeks. Poker software, is increasingly linked to table selecting (due to the prevalence of scripts.
The poker 4bet for value is an extremely important skill of the modern poker player. Unfortunately, the 4bet is also one of the most misunderstood plays and frequently executed inappropriately in terms of the timing and the sizing of the 4bet. For those of you who don’t know what a 4bet in poker means, it is simply the reraise of a preflop 3bet (which is the reraise of a pre flop raise). Today, we are going to focus on the value 4bet. If you are interested in reading about 4betting light please read this previous article.
My Twitch poker review is a resounding thumbs down. So, I tuned into the PCA 2016 Twitch Poker feed and they had a pretty solid 6,500 viewers or so – it was terrible! Why? The cameras are good, they provide a good announcer (Jason Sommerville), but they were missing something even more important. Information…. Yes, there were no hole cards.
Is Daniel Negreanu leaving PokerStars, that is the question everybody wants to know the answer to. Recent events at PokerStars have left Daniel embarrassed and frustrated with managment. Some have said PokerStars is not “communicating” well with the players, and Daniel has also talked about “communcation” being poor on numerous occasions. I find it difficult to believe this is purely a “communication” issue though. At the core of the problem is a different culture that comes along with major corporations versus privately held companies. To some degree Daniel has even acknowledged this to be the case. He says things like players need to understand that management of publicly held corporations have obligations to shareholders. In corporate land we have a term for this and it is called fiduciary duty. It is a legal duty to act solely in the interests of another party, which, in the case of corporations is the shareholders. What does all this mean? Well, not only does management not give a damn about what a bunch of SuperNova Elite players think, but they also feel morally righteous to completely screw them over because they actually have a legal duty to do so. When I say this, I am assuming that by taking away benefits from top players they are doing a good thing for shareholders (which is certainly debatable). For those of you who are not already up to speed on the huge PokerStars cuts, I talked extensively about the changes in my article PokerStars VIP Changes.