NLHE refers to the no-limit variant of Texas Hold 'Em

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Trips vs flush draw on the turn

Assuming you had AK off suit in early position. BB is $6. You bet $30. Everybody folds to you, except one person in late position. Very loose aggressive player. He raises to $100. You call. Flop ...
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Should I call 3 bet when having two pair?

I have recently played following hand: iPoker - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players BTN: 132 BB (VPIP: 22.60, PFR: 16.95, 3Bet Preflop: 7.81, Hands: 358) Hero (SB): 109.5 BB BB: 129 BB (VPIP: 48.28, PFR:...
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Interesting Spot in Penny Poker: Overpair vs Nit on Wet Board

One of my students was practicing at the super-low stakes online games, and he came across a hand that ended up a lot more interesting than it seemed on face value. I have my own conclusions that I'll ...
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Minimum number of hands required to establish a conclusion about win-rate?

What is minimum number of hands required to establish a conclusion about win-rate at particular level (10NLHE, 30NLHE, etc)? e.g. You can play 1000 hands and have a win-rate of 53bb/100 but that is ...
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How to size an opening raise in a NLHE tournament with antes?

My goal as opener is to win before the flop, get heads up, and/or win on the C-Bet after the flop. My current understanding for sizing an opening raise before the flop is 3 to 5x the BB since less ...
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Did I play this correctly? $1-2 NL Holdem

I'm in the Big Blind with about $180. I get 44's. 5 limpers. I raise to $13, 2 callers (UTG+3 & the Button). Flop comes [A,K,4] I raise $25. Both call. Turn is a K. I raise $35. Both call ...
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Multiple Chip Betting TDA rule 43

The other night at our NLH tournament (Las Vegas Casino)the betting went like this, 500 bet with one 500 dollar chip, a 500 dollar raise with 2 five hundred dollar chips, then one more raise with one ...
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Should I call opponent's flop re-raise with trips?

I'm looking for some advice on a particular hand I played last night. 1/3 NL. Villain (~$350) - Playing loose aggressive and seemed like a reasonable/good player overall. Definitely raises more pre-...
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Smallest Stack Size for playing 3bet/fold

Assume hero is playing a ring game with short stack. What is the smallest Stack Size you can 3bet a 3bb open raise without being committed. And what is the 3bet size to choose? To be more concrete: ...
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Player with 3 cards in Texas Hold'em. Now what?

We had a situation pre-flop where the UTG+3, when at his position to act, as he went to look to his cards, there were 3 cards total. At this point, the UTG had already raised, and the UTG+1 went all ...
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Straight w/ 4 board cards: Reacting to a Nit

I am interested in thoughts about what Hero should do at this point, but I am even more interested in thoughts about alternate lines to lead to a better outcome. The villain (BTN) in this hand plays ...
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NL100: Turn Two-Pair at Wet Board Facing Small Bets

note: I don't have a great deal of experience with "Speed Poker" but I can see that the table dynamics are significantly different from regular 6max. Villain is 20/17/10% 3bet. AF 3. Over 93 ...
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A Hand history: Navigating QQ

Below is a hand history from a short session I played this morning. I got dealt QQ in UTG+1 and was raised by CO pre-flop. I don't have much information on CO as it was early in the session and never ...
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Could I have won more money with top set on the flop?

$1/$2 NL Hero is in late position with about $260 and picks up 10♣ 10♠ . During pre-flop, Villain raises to $10 in middle position. Villain seems tight; more passive than aggressive, thus making the ...
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(Simple?) 3-bet Scenario

This is a copy of a question from a (relatively) well known strategy thread authored by Phil Galfond. I thought it would make for interesting answers considering the format of SE. From watching ...
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NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel

Opponent is a TAG. 23/19/2.8 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~600 hands. He's opening ~23% from MP. I've been playing slightly tighter, around 20/15/1.7 which given our table dynamics, I believe I looked less ...
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1/2 NL: Call this villain's all-in with top pair, ace kicker?

Game is $1/$2 NL Hold'em at the Venetian Hero (~$200) - Been playing TAG for the first couple hours and went up about $100. Then switched to loose play since I've been wanting to improve that skill ...
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NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?

Opponent is a smart semi-tight player, a TAG with tricks. 27/22/2.8 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~980 hands. I've been playing a similar yet slightly tighter style than him. Villain's a good player so I know ...
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Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?

Cash games and multi-table tournaments require different styles of play. But which one requires more skill to be good at?
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NL100: River Shove with Ace-High?

I'm not sure how to frame this so I'll just post the hand and you can say what you want about it. Villain was 18/16/5 AF; 3B 11(7/63); Squeeze 18(2/11) over ~160 hands. I believe he understands ...
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How to play if you hit a straight on flop?

I played the following hand in NLHE microstakes online money game (6 seats): Every one is in a deep stack (above 100BB) I have A♥Q♠ Before flop: I raised 3BB and the next player ...
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Should I go all-in with AAs in this situation?

Context: 1/2 NL Hold'Em game at the Venetian. 9 players; table has been mostly passive pre-flop with multiple limpers to the flop. Perceptions: For the past couple hours, when I've raised to $8 or $...
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Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?

Lately I've been experiencing heavily aggressive play a lot. It seems like there is always one player who raises preflop to 3BBs or more very frequently. They then follow up with a half pot or more ...
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How much must Hero bet for Villain to fold?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hero (~315) - Been playing TAG; up $115. Played villain in one earlier hand; villain folded on river (I filled a straight, which he may have discerned). Villain (~140) - Seems like ...
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Differences between playing microstakes and higher stakes

I have started playing in the internet recently and playing microstakes. The reason is that I wanted to avoid loosing too much in the beginning. Now, after ~15 evenings I am losing a bit more than ...
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SB raise in preflop in no limit TH

please correct me if I am wrong: No Limit Texas Holdem 5 players at the table. Each has bankroll of $1000. SB = $1. BB = $2. Player1 = BTN Player2 = SB Player3 = BB Player4 = UTG1 Player5 = MP1 ...
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Online vs live tournament pace

How would the two generally compare in terms of hands per blind level etc.? Context: I'm planning to buy into a live regional event later this year, which historically had ~125 players. I find myself ...
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NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?

This is a live hand in a London Casino. The place was a little busier than the norm. The regs seemed to be drinking more than usual (Tough week perhaps?!). The atmosphere was more playful, less ...
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Expected Value for SB und BB in NL HU (GTO)

Lets consider a NL HU Match 100BB deep (no rake). Both players are playing GTO (game theoretical optimum). Lets assume in the GTO Strategy the SB open limps or open raises r times and open folds f ...
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What's the minimum raise rules of NLHE

assume all scenarios below are 50/100 blind NLHE game scenarios: 1.The UTG goes all-in for 90, What's the minimum raise for UTG+1? 2.The UTG goes all-in for 120. What's the minimum raise for UTG+1? ...
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NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?

Deep stacked with the MP. Our hand is the 2nd nuts. Obviously, I have no reads so the question is do you think this is ever anything that I can beat? Is it worth the money to call? $1.00 NL FAST (6 ...
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Teach poker in a home game

I am a huge poker fan. I played on the Internet for a long time, before my free time completely ran out, however my love for poker didn't and I still enjoy playing the game, and I feel that the best ...
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NL200: TPGK In Squeezed Pot OOP

Villain is 22/11/0 3B(0/28) over ~80 hands. Folded to 3B 67% all positions (2/3). He seems Tight, and relatively passive Pre- and Post-flop. This is the first time he's faced a 3B from a steal ...
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How to Decide Whether to Buy the Add On or Not in Rebuys

Sometimes rebuy tournaments go very well at the beginning and I accumulate a lot of chips, when I've already got lots of chips it seems silly to pay more money for the add on - usually costing the ...
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Short stack strategy

In Bodgan's answer to Is it advantageous to buy into a NL cash game at the maximum amount? I read: There is even a known, mechanical strategy, called short stack strategy, designed to play if you ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

Don't have position. I'm the BB Got dealt: 5♥ 9♥ Aggressive player raises to $3 (as expected, he raises everything to $3 and plays just about every hand, with few getting to showdown). ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: ...
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How to play against a fish when having straight

I was playing recently the following game in 6max (max buy-in: 50BB) against a player quite often limping in (fish): Preflop MP, CO and BTN folds SB: Fish (85BB) limps BB: Hero (50BB) checks with ...
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Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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Set vs completed draw on the river - NL2

2$NL 9-max Hero stack: $1.87 Villian stack: $1.94 Villian is 21/0 over 41 hands Preflop Hero is dealt 8:spades:8:clubs: Villian calls $0.02 from hijack Hero raises to $0.08 from button Villian ...
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How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?

Having pocket aces in good position I make a reasonable bet so as not to blow everyone out of the pot, and get a lot of callers which I wanted. There is some betting on the flop but not enough to ...
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Why is 7c2d a semi-bluff?

In No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice by David Sklansky and Ed Miller p106: But every once in a while you should semi-bluff raise to perhaps $40 or so, and you should do so with 7c2d and not ...
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Should I have folded near the end of this tournament?

I was playing an NLHE tournament (Merge game, table Double or Nothing - $2.20, Seats 10) and want to know if I made the right decision here. Seat 1: $1,555 in chips Seat 2: $1,320 in chips Seat 3: $5,...
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Difference in strategies with stakes?

What difference in strategies should occur as the stakes change. For example in a tournament(888.com| 24x7 Freerolls) , I have noticed that I have decent rank in the initial stage when the stakes are ...
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NL200: Deep Stacked IP; 4Bet pot

Flop opponent is a TAG with 22/20/2.7 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~300 hands. I've been playing a similar style to him. My hand has good IO IP here as we are deep and I can play this type of hand aggressively ...
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equity issue with equity calculator software

sorry for what is likely a straightforward question but when using equilab I see the following: my hand: 8♥8⋄ board (flop+turn): 6♥8♣Q♣K⋄ If I calculate ...
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Tournament Strategy - When to flip?

I've been playing a lot more tournaments recently and I'm not sure how well I've been managing my stack. Last night I found myself one of the big stacks at the table: I had 55 on the button and the ...
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NL200 Zoom: Top 2-Pair Deepstacked @ Wet Board

Villain is 29/21/1.6AF; 6% 3bet; Fold to 3Bet 13%(1/9); Steal from BTN 67%(10/15), 41% overall steal (16/39); over ~160 hands. I believe he's positionally aware and aggressive. I think he's at least ...
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Showing cards with one player all-in but other player active

Situation: NLHE tournament, 3 players on turn P1 goes all-in P2 (has P1 covered) calls P1 does not realize that P3 (also has P1 covered) is still active and shows his cards, P2 does the same. ...
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Live NLHE Tournament Chip Denominations

I'm planning on playing in a live NLHE tournament soon, and I was wondering what the procedure is for requesting, for example, ante chips? Let's say the ante is 500, and I have an average-sized stack, ...