Tournaments refer to poker games where players play until they run out of chips, with the last person having chips being the winner, the second to last taking second place, and so-on. There is no direct correlation between chip value and money - rather, players are paid based on their finish in the ...

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could i have prevented losing to this set?

I was playing $0.50 NL Hold'em tournament with AJo. I got high pair on the flop with no straight or flush draws and we both checked. on the turn i got the second pair, went all in and lost to three of ...
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Questionable Tournament Rule With Two Players Left

I have never heard this rule before but my cousin swore it is real: When a Texas Hold Em Tournament is down to only two players, each player is dealt their first two cards. If one of the players goes ...
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Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

I faced a situation the other day where in a 4-handed final table in a small stake Texas No limit holdem live tournament. I honestly can't remember the action 100% but it was more or less in the ...
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Decision, is the hand dead

The scenario is tournament poker at a Las Vegas poker room. Two players are in the hand. Player "A" in first position checks. Player "B" goes all in. Player "A" calls and turns over his cards, player ...
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150+15 live early with TP+FD

Early stage €150+15 live. 9-handed, blinds 40/80, most players are still at their starting stack of 10,000. Hero has QcJc in small blind. UTG limps UTG+2 raises to 320. UTG+3 calls BTN calls Hero ...
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration AND a later add-on?

My question is basically the same as this one, EXCEPT for one major change: there is a rather large add-on after late registration closes. The specifics are along the lines of an initial 4,000 in ...
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Can You Win a Long Tournament Without Major Suckouts

As the title suggests, I'd like to know how common it is to win a long poker tournament (e.g. the main event) without performing any major suckouts. Major suckouts -per my definition- are the ones ...
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SNG $0.25 45-man, huge combo draw

Game: SNG $0.25 45-man, 13 players left SB/BB: 75 / 150 Hand: A♠ 7♥ (20 bb, before the turn action) Board: T♠ 6♠ 8♠ 5⋄ (turn) Opposition: 2 ...
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Can I Bet and Call Blind

After the river card, I made a "semi" value bet (I'm way far from having the nuts but I'm still relatively good). The community cards have a lot of potentials which I'm not gonna mention here. I'm ...
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SNG $0.25, Trip aces with weak kicker on River

Hand: 5♥ A♠ Hero Stack: t3010 (100 blinds) Villain Stack: t3920 (130 blinds) Blinds: 15/30 (early stage) Board: 9⋄ A♥ 4♠ 3♥ A⋄ I was in ...
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When should I move up from Freeroll MTT's?

Theoretically, if I have been playing Free rollers for a month, and played in 250 of them, winning 3 and coming into the money in 50, how many more should I play before I move up to the next stake ...
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Chances of winning tournament vs Entries?

If you play a tournament and you consider yourself being better than average players, how will the chance of winning the tournament be affected if the very same tournament now instead have twice as ...
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How to Prevent Blinding Out

So I played my first live tournament at the weekend and must say, I had a lot of fun. There was one thing I noticed with my play and was wondering if you guys have any tips. I was dealt a hell of a ...
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TT close to bubble in SnG with a good stack

I'm close to bubble in a SNG (10 players remain, 7 paid, i'm 8th). My hand is T♥T♣, i am UTG with a healthy stack of 29 BB Blinds are 25/50, no antes. Opponents are a mixed bag, with ...
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Tips for my first Live Tournament

I need a few tips for my first live tournament this weekend, at the casino. It's not a very high buy-in, something like $60-$70 and about 40-50 people playing. I get the jist of how to play live ...
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What are the odds of having 2 Quads in the same hand?

Just watched a video that went as follows: Player 1 (Button): Q♥Q♠ Player 2: 9♥9⋄ Player 3: 2♣2♠ Flop: Q⋄9♠Q♣ Turn: 5♠ River: ...
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“Waiting for a better spot” in tournaments

When watching instruction videos or reading online discussions, you often read about the concept of "waiting for a better spot". The player often mentions that they have an "edge over the field" and ...
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What is more profitable in a long run: cash games or tournaments?

I am a big fan of tournaments, but more often win in cash games than in tournaments. Cash games look to me more as games of skills compared to tournaments where people because of the large blind sizes ...
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Tournament play, what would you do?

Pre flop action! Blinds t3000-6000, 2 players Villian#1 is UTG and short stack, moves all in for t75,000. Villian#2 is in Hijack position, doesn't realize Villian#1 went all In for $75,000 and ...
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Playings AA's deepstack vs drawing hands

Tournament blinds - 500/1000 with 100 ante Participants: Hero - UTG+1 (43,700) V1 - Cutoff (32,900) V2 - BB (23,400) Preflop I look down at A♥A♠ I raise to 4.5K. Folded around to ...
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C Net Adjusted, What does it mean? Should it be low or high?

I am still pretty fuzzy on this concept of C Net Adjusted. The answers I read are vague and I'm just looking for a simple answer. If C Net Adjusted is lower than C Net Won (Actual), am I doing ...
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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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VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes

Playing some lower stakes tournaments and freeroll tournaments, I play pretty loose. I track my VPIP (or whatever its called, Voluntary Put in Pot Pre-Flop I believe is the long form) for just the ...
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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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Betting strategy based on full information

What I am asking is actually how should one bet if he knows the cards of the opponents. Since the question is too broad I would to know what is the best action in the following scenario, but if there ...
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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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What are the odds of winning a tournament?

If a tournament has X number of players. What are the odds of winning the tournament?
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How can I improve my MTT end game?

I play often at my local casino in Bristol, England and I constantly seem to find myself with around or over double the average stack when the tournament reaches under 30 players. With that said, I ...
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Push/Fold situation

I'm following Kill Everyone tables for push/fold situations but i have some difficulties where there's limping action before me from the big stacks. Say, i'm in FT and the large stack with about 13.5 ...
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Revealing hand thinking bet was covered

In tournament heads up, pot is 16000... river gives player A top straight who bets 4000, while Player B who has lower straight pushes allin 4800. Player A who has 5000 chips left thinks the bet is ...
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Meaning of throwing or motioning with a card protector

What does it mean when a player throws his card protector to the center of the table when the action is on him during a tournament? Can this mean more than one thing?
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Play every hand or not

in a tournament where the level increases approximately every 5 minutes, do i have more chances winning by: playing as many hands as possible, and fold after the flop if I have nothing calling just ...
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current tournament position on pokerstars mobile

I'm playing a tournament on a tablet on pokerstars app and I can't see which is my current tournament position. Is there any way to get that information? On PC version is displayed on upper right ...
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What is a “dead raise”?

I've been watching some episodes of Poker After Dark (the tournament episodes) and heard the dealer say that if the players try to straddle, it will be considered a "dead raise". But what exactly is ...
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Help with a tournament hand - KK in SB

If you are a tournament specialist, I would appreciate your input on this hand. Daily tournament at a large Las Vegas casino, 24 people total, 8 of us left, 3 get paid Buyin for the tournament was ...
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What is the right way to list tourney structure for a level?

Let's say I want to write an email to a friend (or post a question here!) and I want to write the structure for a THE tourney level. The small blind is 200, the big blind is 400 and the ante is 75. ...
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What exactly happens when chip denominations are pulled in a tournament?

Let's say you're in a tournament and they are taking away the small denominations of chips. For example, if the blinds are 10,000 / 20,000 with a 2,000 ante and you still have chips worth 100. While ...
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Evaluating tourneys on both rake and prize pool?

I play tourneys exclusively and live in Las Vegas. I have a dedicated poker bankroll to play tourneys in the $125-$150 range without any issue. When I play higher, I usually take on investors. I'd ...
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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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Tournaments: how to determine rankings if multiple players are knocked out in the same hand?

Imagine this Scenario: We have a Sit N Go tournament with 10 people, and top 5 win money. In the very first hand, all 10 players go all in (with the same amount of chips obviously), and 1 player ...
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MTT - flush draw vs loose big'o'stack

So i am in the money on a 0.10$+0.01$ MTT with M=5 and playing tightly waiting for a decent hand to shove. I'm UTG in this hand. I had a recent, won shove and decided to just call A⋄T⋄ ...
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Get all-in on a steal by a deep stack with avg hand

I played a play money MTT on Pokerstars and was wondering about a stealing situation. I was already In The (play) Money but had a short stack, specifically 3.53 BB with an M of 2. My opponent was a ...
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MTT — math point of view

Preface First of all I want to say, that I am not familiar with poker games other than No Limit Texas Hold'em. However, my theory should be extended to a wide class of MTT games. The information ...
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How precise is math in the heat of battle?

In the heat of a hand I have never really thought in the kind of precision that is used in this post to answer a question about playing on the bubble. Indeed I have seen other players doing so in ...
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Bigger than Big Blind

I was playing in a live LV tournament. Blinds were $50 and $100. The hold cards were dealt but the player in the big blind position had yet to put in his blind. The small blind had put in $100 as he ...
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What determines who finishes in a paid position after Hand-for-Hand play?

I've currently been a witness to the following scenario in a MTT: Bubble play - 26 players still in play, 24 places paid. Player A gets eliminated on table 1. Player B gets eliminated on table 2 ...
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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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bluffing when somebody is all-in

I was in a small buy-in NLHE tournamet when a situation happened on the last two tables. I had T⋄9⋄. I called a standard raise. The small blind went all in for about three timed my ...
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

I've done some studying, learned about ranges for stealing, raising, calling, positional play etc. but I get bored with all that theory. I don't really care about my odds and outs and I probably make ...
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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, ...