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Post Re: curtains - L403: W vs hibris [27:23]
Five pawns for the awesome poker rant. :D

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Post Re: curtains - L403: W vs hibris [27:23]
Hmm, you rehashed this rant in your first leggopoker video! Regardless like hearing it again, you're obviously 100% correct, although the edge gained is pretty small. That said, any edge > no edge at all, so it's a valid point.


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Post Re: curtains - L403: W vs hibris [27:23]
bobbofitos wrote:
Hmm, you rehashed this rant in your first leggopoker video! Regardless like hearing it again, you're obviously 100% correct, although the edge gained is pretty small. That said, any edge > no edge at all, so it's a valid point.


yeah figured the poker players would benefit from it more :)


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Post Re: curtains - L403: W vs hibris [27:23]
It reminds me of the Fosbury Flop and, more closely related, the overbet (which used to be considered insane and still is by some idiotic people). The peculiar thing about people is that, even when presented with an idea that is extremely well-justified in theory, they won't do it unless or until someone else demonstrates that it works to a high degree in reality...then they will copy it relentlessly, shamelessly and, in many cases in an extraordinarily half-assed and distorted fashion. The truth is...99.99% of people don't really know what they're doing in anything...even in what they do for a living. So logical justification isn't going to convince them because they have no working model of the activity in their heads that could actually take in a new idea and evaluate thoroughly enough to be able to understand it and apply it in practice. Instead, people opt for (to paraphrase Ayn Rand) their randomized mix of unexamined instinct, thin cliches, dimly-grasped experiences, and groupthink/imitation which can never take in a new idea unless it is slapped into their face by blatant overwhelming success or an overwhelming majority of others doing it. Their minds just aren't strong enough for anything else.

But if you look up the Fosbury Flop on wikipedia, I'm sure that article will fill in all the gaps. BTW, 99.99% might be a low estimate. People who purport to be "experts" in fields, like Robert McKee or, in poker, probably David Sklansky, but don't actually apply their ideas on a high level, usually are only a few steps beyond the average person and make their money selling books that sound impressive. There are only a handful of people on the planet in any given activity who actually know and understand what they're doing and are genuinely talented at it.

Just look up the Fosbury Flop.

Oh, and the idea might be good. I don't play enough Sit and Go's to think about it. Might try it for fun though.


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