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Postby Brian707 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:51 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
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The aces only being 96% to win reminds me that a lot of poker odds are not intuitive.


How so? The middle pair of Kings could have put together a flush that would have won the hand.


The odds of putting together a flush using four board cards, or getting 9-K straight with only the K in hand, is apparently 4%. That's higher than it feels like it should be.



Late to the party but there is also a chance the board is a flush or straight by itself. I watched the video, the one pair of Kings was 0% because the Aces held both of the suits the Kings had. The other pair of Kings was 2%. Hence why there was a 2% chance of a chop. The board could also come 3333A for a chop as well, or 4444A, etc. I only saw one other person who had a hand that contained an ace so there was another ace out there for a board of A2345.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Tiger is 6 under through 7 holes today and has a 5 shot lead
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:00 am







So good and such a dumb mascot.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:29 pm

Regular Show wrote:So good and such a dumb mascot.


Um, he's a great mascot, blasphemer.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Yeah, a freaky weirdo muppet mascot should be the gold standard for ALL mascots.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:24 pm

This seems likes a big deal.

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 pm

I can tell that most everyone here writes off MMA/UFC as redneck fodder, and they might be right, but I can't help myself.

I went to my first UFC fight which was here in Denver and it was pretty great and cool and stuff. It ended with possibly the coolest KO ever with 1 second left in a 5 round fight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crwHiCZjUMI
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 pm

here's my UFC deal

* the fans do suck. it's true of every sport but especially ufc
* the fighters are all getting brain damage and by and large are awful people

however, the appeal of watching two dudes face off with an ass-whipping on the line is too much to pass up. I know it's bad but if there's a big fight, im watching. if you lose an NBA/MLB/NFL game, you're just likely vaguely embarrassed on TV. Oh no i missed a tackle/struck out/bricked a 3.

If you lose in the UFC you get knocked unconscious. I dont know why but it's appealing, the idea of being brave enough to risk an ass whipping just to prove you're a better puncher
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Postby Derwood » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:31 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:here's my UFC deal

* the fans do suck. it's true of every sport but especially ufc
* the fighters are all getting brain damage and by and large are awful people

however, the appeal of watching two dudes face off with an ass-whipping on the line is too much to pass up. I know it's bad but if there's a big fight, im watching. if you lose an NBA/MLB/NFL game, you're just likely vaguely embarrassed on TV. Oh no i missed a tackle/struck out/bricked a 3.

If you lose in the UFC you get knocked unconscious. I dont know why but it's appealing, the idea of being brave enough to risk an ass whipping just to prove you're a better puncher


The fans are definitely.....something.

Several years ago, I was in Vegas for my friend's bachelor party. We were at some casino (the Aria maybe?) for dinner, and on our way to the restaurant, there was a UFC fighter on the casino floor taking photos with tourists/fans. We saw the guy from the back, and he was sweaty and had clearly just fought. I didn't think much of it until he turned around and half of his face was swollen shut and there was a ton of cotton shoved up his nose to staunch the bleeding. Why do pretty co-eds in cocktail dresses want their photo taken with a guy who was just beaten to a pulp?
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Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:here's my UFC deal

* the fans do suck. it's true of every sport but especially ufc
* the fighters are all getting brain damage and by and large are awful people

however, the appeal of watching two dudes face off with an ass-whipping on the line is too much to pass up. I know it's bad but if there's a big fight, im watching. if you lose an NBA/MLB/NFL game, you're just likely vaguely embarrassed on TV. Oh no i missed a tackle/struck out/bricked a 3.

If you lose in the UFC you get knocked unconscious. I dont know why but it's appealing, the idea of being brave enough to risk an ass whipping just to prove you're a better puncher


The fans are definitely.....something.

Several years ago, I was in Vegas for my friend's bachelor party. We were at some casino (the Aria maybe?) for dinner, and on our way to the restaurant, there was a UFC fighter on the casino floor taking photos with tourists/fans. We saw the guy from the back, and he was sweaty and had clearly just fought. I didn't think much of it until he turned around and half of his face was swollen shut and there was a ton of cotton shoved up his nose to staunch the bleeding. Why do pretty co-eds in cocktail dresses want their photo taken with a guy who was just beaten to a pulp?


he's a celebrity and an official bad ass? i mean i feel like that's a pretty easy one to decipher
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:40 pm

Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:here's my UFC deal

* the fans do suck. it's true of every sport but especially ufc
* the fighters are all getting brain damage and by and large are awful people

however, the appeal of watching two dudes face off with an ass-whipping on the line is too much to pass up. I know it's bad but if there's a big fight, im watching. if you lose an NBA/MLB/NFL game, you're just likely vaguely embarrassed on TV. Oh no i missed a tackle/struck out/bricked a 3.

If you lose in the UFC you get knocked unconscious. I dont know why but it's appealing, the idea of being brave enough to risk an ass whipping just to prove you're a better puncher


The fans are definitely.....something.

Several years ago, I was in Vegas for my friend's bachelor party. We were at some casino (the Aria maybe?) for dinner, and on our way to the restaurant, there was a UFC fighter on the casino floor taking photos with tourists/fans. We saw the guy from the back, and he was sweaty and had clearly just fought. I didn't think much of it until he turned around and half of his face was swollen shut and there was a ton of cotton shoved up his nose to staunch the bleeding. Why do pretty co-eds in cocktail dresses want their photo taken with a guy who was just beaten to a pulp?

cause they want the d
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:43 pm

Derwood wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:here's my UFC deal

* the fans do suck. it's true of every sport but especially ufc
* the fighters are all getting brain damage and by and large are awful people

however, the appeal of watching two dudes face off with an ass-whipping on the line is too much to pass up. I know it's bad but if there's a big fight, im watching. if you lose an NBA/MLB/NFL game, you're just likely vaguely embarrassed on TV. Oh no i missed a tackle/struck out/bricked a 3.

If you lose in the UFC you get knocked unconscious. I dont know why but it's appealing, the idea of being brave enough to risk an ass whipping just to prove you're a better puncher


The fans are definitely.....something.

Several years ago, I was in Vegas for my friend's bachelor party. We were at some casino (the Aria maybe?) for dinner, and on our way to the restaurant, there was a UFC fighter on the casino floor taking photos with tourists/fans. We saw the guy from the back, and he was sweaty and had clearly just fought. I didn't think much of it until he turned around and half of his face was swollen shut and there was a ton of cotton shoved up his nose to staunch the bleeding. Why do pretty co-eds in cocktail dresses want their photo taken with a guy who was just beaten to a pulp?

Because you should have seen the other guy!

I also spent age 8 to age 22 wrestling at a pretty high level, and I've done some jiu jitsu and helped some local fighters with wrestling in their camps, so I enjoy the a lot of the technical aspects of things. I mean, I'm a big fan of a fighter that is considered the most boring fighter around in Ben Askren. Just about any one-on-one sport is something I'm a big fan of. I could actually do without the brutal KOs most of the time, but I'm definitely not a normal fan.

I've been to some local fights and the fans were...horrid. This UFC event actually was MUCH better behaved than what I've seen before. There was even a multiracial gay couple sitting right in front of me, and no one tried to fight them, or even insulted them! Inspiring stuff!
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