Originally Posted by craigthedeac
What do you think my strengths and weaknesses (if possible
) are as a poker player?
There are two doors, behind one there is a prize. There are two guards, one in front of each door. They both know which door contains the prize. One guard ALWAYS lies, the other ALWAYS tells the truth. You want the prize. What ONE question can you ask to ONE guard to determine which door holds the prize? [Note: you don't know which guard is which]
Favorite PCA memory? TS memory?
One of your weaknesses is that you bluff in polarized spots and then berate people for calling. One of your strengths is that you
In response to your brain teaser question, I have a series of questions:
a) Does the race of the guards matter at all?
b) Can I see the prize beforehand?
c) Will Mike Caro's book help me in this problem.
In all honesty, I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but I just want to make sure I can't get any more hints.
JK about your strengths. You have a lot of strengths (mentally), but some of them include you learn well, and you aren't afraid to do anything that is +EV.
Fav PCA Memory:
You just got done losing about 1k in BJ. The seven of us are intoxicated (Greg Danielle Reid Randy Craig Mike Christy). We roll into the poker room and demand to play a SNG. He says we don't have time because it's 3:15 and the room closes at 4 AM. I tell him to make it a turbo. He agrees but says there need to be 10 people to start it off. I ask how much it costs in rake for 10 people to play, he replies $100, and i give him a black chip and tell him to set up a table.
1500 starting chips at 25/50. The first hand I limp UTG with J3o, Danielle limps, Mike limps, Christy limps, Craig makes it 350, Reid calls, table calls. Randy notably folds. Flop comes 97x. Craig was SB so he jams, Reid SNAP calls, table folds. Craig flips over 86o, and Reid has KJ with the flush draw. Craig screams "How can you call off your entire stack with a draw," and proceeds to miss. Reid ships it and Craig is out. Craig then offers to get another buyin for $100, and I refuse. Danielle stacks 2 people next with AQ vs AT vs K4o (5 BB effective all around). Somehow it's down to 3 handed, and I get sucked out by Reid AT < A7. Mike vs Reid HU. Mike does not play poker. I tell him that we will play together and beat Reid. I ask the dealer how many BB we have and she says 7. I whisper in Mike's ear to go all in with any holding next hand (we had the button obv), and we stick it in with 74o. Reid SNAP calls and proceeds to throw two handfuls of chips at me, hitting both Mike and myself. He stands up and flips over KK. Flop KTT, gg. Next, Reid starts to high step around the table chanting "I am the world's best sit and go player."
The next night we ate dinner with Pasterbator, and he said he walked into the poker room while Reid was dancing around the table screaming. Funny stuff.
My favorite Turningstone memory was 2 years ago. It was the first time I met Kyle, and first time I hung out with Craig outside of school. The first night we get... intoxicated again, and head over to the 1-3 spread limit game (after CRUSHING Casino War). The positioning is as follows (clockwise): Greg, Danielle, short kid, fat guy, random teen, his under 18 brother, Kyle, kid from Duke, Craig. I get $200 in whites and sit down. I give Danielle $100 of them. The obviously under 18 kid wins a decent pot from I think Craig, and Kyle and I instantly ask for ID (we were drunk cmon!). The duo instantly rack up and leave. We saw them later and tried to explain we were kidding, and they seemed to be understanding.
So, Craig and I are dead straddling, and dead double straddling (straddling without an option because that's what TS does). We are playing a ton of hands. I am getting crushed, so is Craig, and Danielle and Kyle are KILLING. Craig and I are also tipping a ridiculous amount. So, Danielle is in the middle of a hand against short kid on the turn where the board is 2483. Danielle bets the turn and the kid calls. Craig proceeds to tip the dealer mid-hand and yell out "HAVE HER HAND HOLD ONE TIME DEALER." River 9. Danielle bets and the kid calls. Danielle flips over A9 and the kid shows AK. Ship it.
Next is one of my favorite hands of all time (this is actually after I put a bounty on the Duke kid's stack): Kyle raises blind UTG, Duke kid folds, Craig 3bets, I 4bet A4o for value, fat guy cold calls everything, Kyle calls, Craig calls. Flop comes 542. Fat guy donks out, and Kyle goes to muck. Fat guy says to him "You raises every hand and you're gonna fold now?" Kyle shrugs and raises. Craig 3bets, and I somehow fold. Fat guy 4bets, call, call. Turn 8. Kyle explodes in laughter. Craig looks at me and goes "That's ****ing sick" and shows me QQ. UTG BETS OUT, Kyle raises while still giggling, Craig calls, UTG calls. River T. UTG checks, Kyle bets, Craig calls, fat guy calls. Kyle flips over 82o and yells ship it. Fat guy goes ballistic, flips over 99, and starts talking a ton of trash. Craig goes "look what I had" and flips over QQ, and then throws the cards at the fat guy. 3 trips later, the dealer from that hand, Charles, still recognizes us.
Ahh, the memories