Eddie Coaching Poker: Part 2 - The Value of Hands (2023)


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Welcome back to each episode's training - here's Eddie, being trained and nurtured by the story.

Watch a part you understand, but we have a little update that Eddie played.

So what happened, I played three games at home and got knocked out against him and made third world money. Three things that struck me were that you and I deserved what you did.

Fifty, oh yes, it was the BIOS.

Fifty and I made $35, thirty-six about $36.

So not even that, but then you lost taking advantage of the first two, I lost.

In order.

One of the things I want from you right now is that Eddie is a very detail-oriented person, he's better than me.

But even if you're just starting out at poker, I think it's extremely important to develop a habit.

And that's my fault for telling you, but I'm tracking your results.

So Eddie must record when he played, when he started, and when he ended on a simple graph or piece of paper.

Finished what time he bought what time.

Later he left. Let's add even more complicated stuff.

But for now I just want the simple stats of a payout amount per amount.

And how long have you been playing?

This is how we can determine ours.

You can actually see your progress over time.

Okay, we're down to 250.

And then we can see.

Historically, how much money.

You pointed out that I think it's very important for beginners.

To achieve this, there are many players. Some of you reading this probably don't consider every few hours you put into the game as the work you put into it.

But if you do it from the beginning, you can really see, "Oh my God, I've put two thousand nine hundred and eighty-five hours into poker."

Knowledge? What? I mean, I think it's a good thing that starts when I get into this initial document.

But what did you really like, what did you struggle with? What did you want to know more about after playing your first three games? Well, what I noticed is that after an hour of playing all these games, my brain started to get distracted.

Okay, like my concentrations, the limit was one hour.

In order.

So, first of all, I don't expect him to surpass me as a beginner, nor do I expect him to be able to concentrate for two hours or more.

I think gamers don't understand or people don't understand that human attention is not designed to have that level of focus for such a long period of time.

Something to work on, something we want to improve on, but also something we want to think about.

So if you start making stupid decisions after an hour, I want you to do your best and try not to get bored and stuff, okay? Why? Not that? Why am I doing all this if you think you're not playing? So if you just learned this chip, if you had no reason to actually do it, then guess what, why if we do? And this is probably happening even after the hour I continued with King 5, I know, because what I started to see was people arriving at the confrontation and then cars flipping over.

It was a lot, the right choice.

They showed garbage and its Jack.

Let me break like this - it's like I'm having fun.

So the whole mindset is like I'm here to play poker and win money.

I could still have fun.

Having good conversations and dealing with people.

The fact, however, is that they make mistakes.

And we want to maximize those errors.

So it's not like that.

Okay, they play a lot.

Let's see why they don't, let me penalize them for playing the lob, but we'll get to that later.

Okay, but the other thing I noticed was that I really didn't understand card strength, no, because what I played was Suitcases, Kings, and Pair and Face Ties, my rag discs.


So everyone thought I didn't know if I was good or not, just like me, I didn't know what to do, I know, well, if you have pocket aces preflop, great.

But what happens later, when the flop comes two, three, nine and nothing happens on the river, the shirt, I know senator, that's interesting.

This is one of those things that, for those of you who are hearing clearly, this channel attracts a lot of players, from beginners to really advanced players. start.

So you're taught early on that there are certain subclasses.

Hands that are good and bad hands and good hands.

So it's like bad, great, marginal, right and poker hands and poker has limited value, but everything is relative.

What you need to understand is the concept of relative hand strength, right? So if you play well with Julie, Julie ELISA has a straight aggressive style and let's say you raise with Ace Jack on the right and Zuly re-raises.

So you have to think carefully about how many hands you actually have an advantage over which hands Julie can raise with and how many Transys there are, right? Well that's.

That's the point of putting things in perspective, according to Catterick.

So Kazooie has a very strong player.

If it's a three, bet on it and you'll have an ace jack hand.

It might be better to just fold to her because the hand she's playing is probably better for you.

However, if you play against me, I'll often raise with a bunch of junk and all that other stuff.

So maybe now you have a stack that I could raise, but you probably still have a better hand compared to my relative history because I play so many right hands so it's relative to the person you're talking about.

And that.

This is where people usually stop.

They do trunks, it's a relative thing where it looks like Oh Blake lifts a lot.

So I have a jack, so I can call Blake because I have a head start on that player's range.

But there are other variables that make it relative, not just to what I have, but your ability to play that hand.

I mean if I know you know then you're a little worried or it's over and you, not you, think this isn't right and you stand up and I read you again and you say you know where I have to accuse Blake of .

And you call me because you don't know how to flop or think strategically.

Somehow you feel a little lost.

No right.

So it's not just your hand that's stronger than the blink of an eye.

Like you can play the back streets and a lot of beginners get into this whole thing or it's like, oh, you know, draw like a range card, which I think conceptually is one of the worst value ways to get started with games like you, you plays certain places, online stuff like that, but the reach graphs aren't great because they teach a finite way to learn the game, and I think that's when people can argue that it is.

Okay for a beginner like it's a break.

Basically, you can make a range in early position with these hands.

You can get up from the chair by hand.

It ignores the concept of relative hand, strength, right.

So, ignore the concept that our opponents always do different things and, depending on how they play, our hand strength increases or decreases.

I want you to start with the first thing that we're going to add to your thought process, the first level, okay? Okay, if you hit the hands? You check your card and assume someone raises you or someone else in a hand with you. I want you to think about this based on what do you know about this player? To the right? What is your hand better or worse than hers? Okay, that's all I want you to get started. That means you should start following, right? Well, you don't have to freak out if this player plays a lot.

This player never plays.

And you have a pan like Pocket Nines.

And this player has folded all night.

And when they finally put A's down, you have to assume you know which square nines are unlikely to beat that player.

Okay, but if that person calls every other hand and is involved in every other hand and you have a pair of tens.

You must assume that you are ahead of the contract.

OK good.

I think.

So we think we're moving relatively to the right, our player dynamics are always relative while content is relative.

And the first one is relative value, but then there are other things like, you know, your skill level as a poker player is what I would call a much wider range, because I know I might be way behind right now, but it's not like that. . It doesn't matter because these players are really bad and will probably fold most turns or rivers and I can take advantage of that.

So there are all these relative concepts that you meant when you looked at the game linearly, okay.

That's how it is.

Practice first next time, that's all you need to do when you're at the poker table. I just want you to notice how you look at your hand.

And think for yourself: is my hand better or worse than my opponents? Can I play shorthand on the table?

If you think you can do this from scratch, if you're just starting out with shorthand, notation and taking notes, that's not even rude, then it's not really a good thing to pick up your phone.

you have everything you want i'll get a piece of paper you mean something like a notepad because i could really do that over the phone? Yes, is everything clear? But I do not.

Do you want to like it somehow? For example, when I teach psychology, I tell my students, 'Stop picking things up and write down everything I say. I'll give you my notes and just listen.

So in poker you can experience the same thing as if you were so busy writing everything down that you lack the momentum to figure out the relative order of people.

Too much.

But I'll tell you what if you see a song so I can remind you before I play? But for now, let's work on the concept of relative, relative hamstrings, okay.

And what does that mean? That means the cars I have, upon completing it, compared to the game's stock, well, it's a little bit more advanced.

You just jumped, but that's how your cards are relative in terms of power.

That said, if you have a skin and this player hasn't raised all night in five hours and he's raised eight kings against your range, he's not doing very well against the player who raises every other hand, because that's the point of recovery. We make assumptions in this game.

If someone never plays, we assume that when they do play they are logical and actually have a strong hand.

If a player always plays, we assume he doesn't have aces every time. It's like we have aces every two hundred and twenty hands, about half the time.

So what's the possibility that someone with a basic renter is wrong and that's the first level of information that you use to make a decision and then it's, you know, the bed size, the number of beds and the non- verbal, are style, your approach to the slope, there are a thousand other dynamics.

But it starts with understanding the concept of relative hamstrings.

And if you can do that, you can make better decisions because you can see who's the underdog and who's tight.

And so on, whether I read books or play online games or play books for now. I just want you to practice this concept.

The problem is that I wanted to specify a by-product.

But the cash game solution is for people who don't have any skills, like people who have been playing poker for a while and have problems with gambling.

And he didn't play poker, so I have to bring them up somehow.

So we kind of have a thought process and then we let them complete the course and you'll see a noticeable change in them.

But for now I just need to understand this relative aspect.

So we want to do it layer by layer and little by little. I think the players are overcoming themselves.

And they're trying to do a thousand things at once, and it's not just about position.

Imagine that the dough is just an attempt to try everything. I want to play exactly how you play with this concept of relevant responses, and so let's start adding layers.


So don't play online right now.

So these programs run here.

OK and

Yes, mainly because I've tried to play online on some sites, but they are very different games.

Fast, completely different and the time has come.

A big differential: G Online, Talking Life program, I mean, I'm going to talk about sounds.

Oh my God, but no, it's not the same thing. I mean, maybe the mechanics are basic from the game.

It's poker whether you play it online or play it your whole life.

But the information in the data is different.


And the way you process information is different. Online poker for beginners also play online occasionally, beginner, beginner, always online.

And the problem is that they are used to seeing the game from top to bottom, which means they can see the table.

You see the point sizes.

They see the value of the bet and when it's really live they are completely overwhelmed, yeah, because you have to count the stack sizes and it's not as linear and easy to read and so on.

In order.

So let's start with this concept of hands and relative drains and get to work.


Legal, ok.

That's the way I am.



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Is there a strategy to poker? ›

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What math do you need to know for poker? ›

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How often should you flush in poker? ›

7-card poker hands
Flush (excluding royal flush and straight flush)4,047,6443.03%
Straight (excluding royal flush and straight flush)6,180,0204.62%
Three of a kind6,461,6204.83%
Two pair31,433,40023.5%
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What is the most important skill in poker? ›

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Do you need high IQ for poker? ›

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No Unbeatable Hand

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Is poker more luck or skill based? ›

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Do professional poker players have a gambling addiction? ›

Almost 40% of poker players have moderate to severe gambling problems and are at high risk of developing gambling-related physical and mental health problems, research has found.

Is poker really skill or luck? ›

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Is there really skill in poker? ›

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Is poker a good life skill? ›

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There are maybe 2%-5% of people that can make this lifestyle work. Less than 5% of ball players in the minor leagues will ever make the big leagues. Even less high school football players putting on weight in the hopes of an NFL career will make it. There are many careers where the odds are heavily stacked against you.

Why do poker players run it multiple times? ›

Any type of hand can run it twice in poker. The idea that some types of holdings prefer to run it twice while other types of hands prefer to run it once or thrice is a myth. Running multiple times doesn't confer any advantage over other players; it simply helps to reduce variance.


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