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Basic Statistics, or What Are The Odds I’m Getting Super Powers.

Basic Statistics, or What Are The Odds I’m Getting Super Powers.

A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook: You know in movies, when they wash a spider down the drain and it crawls out from that little overflow hole at the top of the tub? That just happened while the girls were in the bath. Only in real life, it didn’t kill anyone or give them super powers.   She later admitted, in response to disappointment that she had flushed the spider: Next time I’ll give it a shot at a bite and...

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Making $180 an Hour or Why I’m Going To Win a Kindle and You’re Not.

Making $180 an Hour or Why I’m Going To Win a Kindle and You’re Not.

The one thing someone can say to drive me nuts, when they find out I play poker, is “So you like to gamble?”   It’s less that “I like to gamble” and more “I love finding situations with positive expected value (EV)”.   And this is one heck of a plus EV situation.   So a friend of mine, Megan Squires, recently released a book that she has written called Traced: Part One of The Outlier Chronicles.  I’m only a couple of...

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We Don’t Need Their Scum

We Don’t Need Their Scum

or:   How I learned to stop worrying and love the bounty.             *****   This is actually a repost of a blog I made earlier this year that somehow got lost in the innerwebz during the transition to teammoshman.com.  Rather than just do a simple repost of the initial blog, I decided to try something a little different with it.   So, below is the original blog post as it was written (with a few...

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The Problem with The Math of Holdem

The Problem with The Math of Holdem

I really do like Collin and Doug’s book The Math of Holdem.   I still haven’t finished it, but  that’s mostly cause I’m trying to read like 17 books at once and keep getting distracted.   But I do think it overlooked a very important, albeit recent, contribution to the world of mathematics and how it affects the poker world.   How can we poker players reasonably be expected to delve into the mysteries...

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Why does the pig have to be you?

Why does the pig have to be you?

I do need to get off my butt and write up part 3 (or more) of my Vegas Vacation recap, but I’ve been swamped and haven’t had a chance.  I did feel the need to write something so I’m taking the opportunity to showcase a couple of incredibly nerdy things that I like and think you should too.   The first is obviously The Micros.  If you haven’t watched the series then stop right now, Taylor Caby would not approve.  Go fire up Youtube and...

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Vegas Vacation – Part 2

Vegas Vacation – Part 2

Golfing with Team Moshman   When we last left our intrepid hero, he was getting ready for an o’dark thirty tee time with a few Team Moshman people.   Wednesday was the long day.  Started at 5:30am so we could make it to Angel Park Golf course with enough time to hit a few balls on the range and be ready for our 6:50am tee time.  Now in the weeks leading up to the trip I spent hours on Skype with HotJenny314 talking about golf and...

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