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• Today, 01:43 PM
Don, I did reread pp. 375-377 and I see and understand the obvious benefits with virtually no risk. I asked my question in order to elicit Freightman's reason for using them.
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• Today, 01:34 PM
True, but we are telling marginal bankrolls that by using risk averse indices, that they can reduce variance and increase their max bet.
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• Today, 01:32 PM
Nicely phrased. I should add that the 8v6 double at plus 3 or more has some decent coin on the felt. The gain at plus 3 or more is simply too much to ignore, thus, the decision to double is made in...
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• Today, 01:29 PM
If your BR is sufficiently high for the level you're playing, and the variance doesn't matter to you, EV is lower using risk averse indices.
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• Today, 01:28 PM
Don, I did reread pp. 375-377 and I saw and understood the obvious benefits with virtually no risk. I asked my question in order to elicit Freightman's reason for using them.
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• Today, 01:19 PM
Trust that clarifies.[/quote It does. You use them to decrease the risk of being labeled an AP and thus increase longevity. (In other words, a risk being averted that is not in the definition of...
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• Today, 01:17 PM
Let me turn it around: Why would you NOT use risk-averse indices? You need to study carefully BJA3, pp. 375-377, to understand that using them can't possibly do you any harm. Don
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• Today, 01:00 PM
Certain hand combinations are so common, example 8v6. The index for doubling is +1. The combination is so common that a mix of many doubles versus non doubles just makes it to easy to be picked off....
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• Today, 12:58 PM
So, you're confusing two separate issues. It goes without saying that, at a full table, the game slows to a crawl, and you will play a fraction of the hands per hour that you would if playing alone....
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• Today, 12:55 PM
Hillarious! I'm about to get blocked from half my email contacts as I'm now blasting this link out.
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• Today, 12:53 PM
thank you. :) I do appreciate the responses you've given, though. It's very enjoyable here.
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• Today, 12:51 PM
Just a little note to let you know it's been a few minutes since you started a new thread.
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• Today, 12:51 PM
The most accurate, floored, indices for the I18 for Hi-Lo appear on page 213 of BJA3, covering different numbers of decks and both S17 and H17 values. The "Catch 22" indices appear on page 375 and...
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• Today, 12:51 PM
Can’t say that I am. I had Olympic hopes in wrestling at one time, but knee and shoulder injuries at the wrong time kind of ended that dream. Then of course, everybody tried out for the Trojan...
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• Today, 12:42 PM
Which begs the question, "Why do you use risk averse indices?"
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• Today, 12:40 PM
Are the streotypes true? Are you a hockey fan Freightman?
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• Today, 12:29 PM
We will take the UP, as you take Trudeau.
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• Today, 12:26 PM
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• Today, 12:25 PM
I intuitively guessed that playing a single deck game was generally more profitable when 1 on 1 with the dealer, than at a full table where you might get 2 hands before a shuffle. This is assuming...
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