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    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha Raj View Post
    I am an ENTP. But I loose. May be, I am not a smart ENTP or the one who cheats...
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    I'm gonna have to go with the xxTPs Those xxTJs can keep a straight face but the TPs have the ability to stay a step ahead or if they're not they're ready to recoup and re-manipulate the odds in their favor.

    I usually pull the "I'm goofy and new to this game" routine. Then the rest of the game all I have is a silly grin to piss off people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I think anyone who thinks they can calculate/estimate odds on the fly without a system in place (NT or otherwise) is just fooling himself/herself.
    Perhaps I am merely fooling myself, but I think having a working knowledge of probability is a significant advantage in poker. For example if I have two hearts and the flop shows 2 hearts and a club, then I know to get a flush on one draw I have a 9/47 probability, which is approximately 20%. If there are two draws remaining then I know my chance of a flush is approximately 40%. I know the true odds are actually a bit less than that, but it gives me a good idea of what kind of odds I'm up against if I'm betting on a flush.

    Also knowledge of probability can help a lot in developing principals as you learn to play. For example, even though a flush beats a straight, the chance of getting a flush on a flush draw is higher than the change of making a straight on a straight draw (even more so on an inside straight draw). Thinking about these sorts of things beforehand can help you work out good principals for play.
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    I can see the ability of an INTP to get inside other people's heads a great advantage in poker.

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    WHee, just won my second game of Texas hold'em I've ever played, with 6 people playing Fun game.. I just bluffed almost all the time.. I mixed all the signals so much, but kept poker face all the time.. I just follow whatever I expected all the players to think and bluffed in what I consider the most effective time for it. I figured it out in the first game that I shouldn't play most of the rounds..

    I just folded whenever the stakes got too high for my bluff.. and I didn't reveal my hand very often, so that no-one was able to find out the high level of bluffing I used. I also inserted some "signs" of supposed bluffing one or two times, to "teach" them how to spot my bluffing. Seems like they took the bait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    WHee, just won my second game of Texas hold'em I've ever played, with 6 people playing Fun game.. I just bluffed almost all the time.. I mixed all the signals so much, but kept poker face all the time.. I just follow whatever I expected all the players to think and bluffed in what I consider the most effective time for it. I figured it out in the first game that I shouldn't play most of the rounds..

    I just folded whenever the stakes got too high for my bluff.. and I didn't reveal my hand very often, so that no-one was able to find out the high level of bluffing I used. I also inserted some "signs" of supposed bluffing one or two times, to "teach" them how to spot my bluffing. Seems like they took the bait!
    Haha, brilliant, you sound like a natural.

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    i play texas holdem regularly with a group of friends. I ALWAYS lose. I usually come in 4th place out of 12, which isn't bad, but i never win. My best friend (INTP) wins regularly and my other good friend (ENFJ) has won more games than anyone in the past 2 years, so i don't really know which types are better at the damn game. I just know that i can't win.
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    I'm probably the least competive person I know, so when I play cards I usually lose. Though I'm awesome at speed and can beat my mom at gin and somehow I manage to beat people at checkers despite not caring enough to really think out my moves. I suck at chess for that reason I do best with games that use reflexes and instincts oppose to strategy and logic. Also if I lose I don't care that much of course my brother has to win at everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha Raj View Post
    I am an ENTP. But I loose. May be, I am not a smart ENTP or the one who cheats...
    The good player knows when to quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    The good player knows when to quit.
    which would make me a HORRIBLE cards player! I tend to rely on luck, lying, reading other players mannerisms and stubbornness to win! all in all though, I win more than lose
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