Sklansky's Theorem - Results Oriented?

    • metza
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      So for anyone who doesn't already know Sklansky's theory goes that when you play different to how you would if you could see your opponents cards you make a mistake, and when they play differently, they make a mistake.

      What if you were up against an opponent who starts going all in every hand? A few hands later you have KK, and call, and he turns over AA. According to Sklansky, this call would be a mistake. But clearly if you look at it on a logical level, folding KK to an opponent who is shoving every hand is definitely a mistake.

      Does this mean Sklansky's theorem is results oriented?
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    • Tomaloc
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      that's why galfond improved on that with g-bucks

      on g-bucks you take your entire range vs villain's entire range. now that's theoretically awesome
    • MadInAVacuum
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      You are missing this part:
      ... if you could see all your opponents' cards ...
    • datsmahname
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      Hi guys, this is a common critique. To sklansky's credit the idea which continues to hold true is that we should make decisions that are most likely to be the same ones we'd make if we could see our opponents cards. When we do this we must consider our opponents entire range.
    • metza
      metza
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      Originally posted by Tomaloc
      that's why galfond improved on that with g-bucks

      on g-bucks you take your entire range vs villain's entire range. now that's theoretically awesome
      Thanks! I like Galfond as a player, will definitely look into this.