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Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?

It appears that some of the subtleties of the game of poker are actually counterproductive against weak players. For example, raising is better than calling in many situations because it provides you ...
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Stalling as a strategy in real life tournaments?

I've seen and read about stalling in online poker, seems a bit rampant to me. What about stalling in real life tournaments? Is there a clock a player can repeatably timeout on in real life ...
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How to identify low sets against top pair top kicker? (Online Poker)

When I get busted it is because I did not identify that my opponent held a set and I thought my top pair with top kicker is best. I often run in situations where I held something like ...
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Defending a made hand, is it good to make a high bet?

Yesterday at the cash table with 7 opponents, the following happended. I got Q♥6♥ and betted 3BB pre-flop. Three opponents called on me, the flop was 7♠Q⋄8♣. Then I ...
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Strategy Against Aggressive, Maniacal Player

I have just lost 5 buyins against a very lucky aggro monkey (87/65/33). 3 All-In's starting very much a favourite and lost, and a plethora of coolers left me completely tilted. I don't want this to ...
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Why would a player ask how many chips another player has during a hand?

Have seen this multiple times, in both cash games and tournaments. Just wondering when is this an important factor? How does it affect strategy?
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Calculating the Probability of Reaching a Certain Amount of BB vs Hero

I'm looking for help to build a statistic in excel or just mathematically. What I want to figure is the chance of another player (villain) increase his stack with X BBs when I estimate his BB/100 to ...
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What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?

As the title says I would like to know what do you most focus when studying poker. Math? Human behavior? MTT strategy? Poker theory? Analyse session errors? Cash games strategy? Videos of live/online ...
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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 to play multi screen

I read a lot of articles about pokers and how to be a professional poker player. Most of them say that you have to start playing STT 9 handed, 4 or 6 tables simultaneously. I try to follow this tip ...
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Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

I make my way to chip leader by playing strategically my hands and folding so-so hands. Now that I'm the chip leader, should I revise my strategy and go see more flops? Will it be advantageous to see ...
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22-66 versus AK, AQ - how to avoid coinflips?

Would you shove with a small pair against AK, AQ (suited or not)? If yes at which stage of a tournament? Is it actually possible to avoid coin-flips?
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What kind of plays could I make to convince my opponents that I have a polarised hand range?

In other words: What actions could I use to make it harder for my opponents to figure out what I'm calling, raising or folding with? Aside from chucking a curve ball at them, i.e. an oddly ...
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Can you play “destructive”?

I just watched Casion Royal again and though having no experience with playing poker still find the whole premise a huge gimme, but anyway... It just occured to me that Bond (and incidentally another ...
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Is it good/practical to calculate EV, odds, etc. during games, or only when reviewing them afterwards?

Do good players actually do mental calculations of EV, odds, etc. of their hands during games, or is this kind of thing mostly just done when reviewing games after play has finished? The reason I'm ...
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Advice for exploiting Sucker Reputation

I play in a regular cash game with pretty much the same people every week. I tend to play pretty tight and rarely loosen up, as the game is pretty crazy. It is typically not a problem getting money ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

All the times, before you sit on a table in online playing portal you are asked " click post to BB" to play fast. why should I click on that button showing post to big blind option?
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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

In Holdem poker, on the board are 2 Kings /6/4/2. There are 2 players in the hand, one calling the other. One man has a king and a queen. The other has a king an a 9. My question is whether this a ...
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How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

I am searching some web applications which makes it possible to play simultaneously Poker Texas Holdem, for instance in 9 tables. Which online sites or applications are good for playing poker ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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Best zoom poker bot strategy

I'm currently developing a poker bot that plays online by itself in zoom poker and I'm looking at optimising the strategy. So far I've noticed that setting an investment limit based on equity is ...
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How long should I wait for a decent hand

Poker beginner here. I play a lot of online poker and I was looking for ways to improve my game. The thing that came the most often in guides like The most common beginner mistakes or Poker Tips is ...
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How does the strategy for Omaha and Hold Em vary pre-flop? [closed]

Is it as simple as picking two cards out of the four that would make a decent Hold Em starting hand or is the playable range completely different?
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Best strategy you know of for winning at texas hold'em [closed]

I host a local texas hold'em games at my house every friday. However, I always lose money while my friends are usually win some/lose some. How can I increase my odds of winning? I don't know much ...
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Four to a flush with suited hand and two community cards, opponent raises, what to do?

I had two suited hole cards in a nine-handed cash game, 50 chips entrance. The flop opened up with two more cards of the same suit, meaning I had four cards to a flush. My opponent raised six on the ...
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Chips running out playing tight [closed]

I'm a poker beginner I use to play SNG 0.5 9Handed, 45Handed or 90 Handed and some micro tournaments. I've been studing poker throught the sites and almost all of them says that I have to play ...
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What is the best way to play online tounaments?

Most people say they play in a normal style waiting for premium hands and see how it goes. But I have found out that in online poker tournaments when at least 2-3 people are all-in making crazy calls ...
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What to do when I have a bad hand and everybody is checking?

I am very much a beginner and usually play low stakes limit texas hold'em with my beginner friends. I try to play a tight and aggressive style, like is suggested for beginners, which works well ...
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What is the best TH Poker Strategy (Math Based)? [closed]

What is the best Texas Hold'em Poker Strategy, that has been mathematically well justified? And what's it's mathematical proof?
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Full House v. Quads

What are the odds of getting quadded when you have the highest full house on the table? I would reckon it's very rare, but I have done it once to an opponent.
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What is the best approach to playing against an aggressive player?

I often play against colleagues and friends in home games, but some of them are very agressive and seem to be constantly trying to steal the pot and scare other players off. Are there any rules that ...
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How to improve your heads up game

I play a lot of texas hold'em with colleagues & friends. We have our own little league going. Whilst I have won quite a few times, I still find myself struggling when going heads up. It's my main ...
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Re-entry vs Re-buy in multi table tournaments

Why do both players and operators prefer Re-entry to Re-buy in guaranteed multi table tournaments?
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Multiple Table Online Play

When playing online, I have tried a few sessions of 9 or 6 player SnG where I will join about 10 - 15 tournaments at the same time. It's hard to keep up and sometimes I even get sat out (could be a ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradox, here is my blog. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" ...
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Dealer's Choice - What type of games should one choose?

What kind of poker would be hardest for loose pre-flop amateurs to play? Any real game such as 7-stud, PLO-4, PLO-5, Courchevel, 3-Draw, etc, along with made up ones would be accepted. A made up ...
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Confusion on Poker Hand concerning high card [duplicate]

playing texas holem with some friends last night, could tell me who wins this hand and why? Player 1: 2, Q player 2: 2, 3 TABLE: A, 2, 7, J, 4
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Fold in preflop but could win with a flush. How to deal in this situation?

In a poker game (Texas Hold'em) I've come in a situation that a player go all in before the flop. I've got 4♠ and 2♦ and I've fold to save my money. I've read How to deal with people who ...
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Can people remember the cards that are played?

In many movies, some people remember the cards that are played in poker games. Is this possible to remember all the cards to predict next 10 or 20 hands? If yes, how and is it allowed to do that in ...
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Playing 99 in early position

In an answer I got a comment who would not play 99 in early position My reaction is I would not Assume 8 handed and early position is UTG or UTG+1 Do you play 99 and in early position and if so ...
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using poker bots and top poker bots

I am really interested in using pokerbots and I would like to know how advanced is poker bot technology nowadays. And which are the top poker bots at the moment?
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Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
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Playing on a number of tables at one go

It is usually advised to play on more than 1 table at 1 go to make reasonable money on poker. On the other hand, playing on too many tables can result in lack of focus needed on each table. How many ...
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Going with maximum chips (max stack strategy)

I always go in with minimum buy in at tables which have huge blinds for me (for eg: I got 1m..then I will go to the maximum buy in table I can find (400k-4m) and buy in for minimum chips (400k)) but ...
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Poker Ready Reckoner

This is a table with Card 1 along the top and Card 2 top to bottom on the left. When you are dealt a particular hand, you can make notes in the appropriate box. Does anyone do this?
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Second J on turn lower the chance that

When playing against opponent, the board comes for example J99, on turn is another J, then we assume that the opponent has lower chance he's holding J because it came also on turn so he probably ...
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Beginner tips and tricks [closed]

I've started playing poker (specifically texas hold em) and i've had a string of good luck but still dont profit that much and i want to know some tips, tricks or things to consider while playing that ...
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Kill game, how does it change your starting hand value?

Generally when a pot is killed tight games get tighter, and loose games get looser, I really do not know what people are thinking in kill pots. Does position become more important? Should you play ...
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Pair of Jacks at the final table

Shall I shove with a medium stack close to a big money? I have a pair of Jacks at the UTG. Any thoughts in regard of that?
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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...