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Definition of “lead”

According to Wikipedia lead is defined as The player who makes the last bet or raise in a round of betting is said to have the lead at the start of the next round. Can also be used as a verb ...
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Site with beatable PLO rake?

I've just started getting into PLO but have quickly realized the low-stakes games are next to unbeatable because of rake. Apparently paying 2buyins/1k hands in rake is not uncommon. An example of a ...
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Potential all-in rules, does any game use this rule?

I was thinking about the rules covering side pots for all-in situations, from these guideline: An all-in player shall gain or lose nothing from actions after they are all in. The idea is that ...
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Readless Preflop Strategy for Pokerstars HU Hyperturbo SNGs?

I ran into several materials about hyperturbo heads-up SNGs from different sources, and their preflop ranges readless are really different. Some reccomend open raising 90-100% hands, others limping ...
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Spread Limit vs Pot Limit

Are there any advantages to a spread limit game over a pot limit game? The variable bet structure tend to throw several people's sense of betting seemingly to make it either a looser bet or everyone ...
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5/5 NLHE Flop decision against maniac and solid player

Not my hand... Villian 1, complete spewtard, he is down ~2K, been raising like an idiot preflop to 30-50 when the table is opening to 15-20. In total gamble mode. Villian 2, Prob the best ...
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How wide should my 3-bet range pre-flop be in low-stakes NL live play?

When playing $1-$2 NL live, many players do not 3-bet very frequently pre-flop. Although important in theory, I rarely do so with less than QQ. Is this likely to be exploited at this level, or is it ...
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books or articles on methodically analyzing hand history

Are there any books out there that teaches you how to methodically go through you own hand history? looking less for theory, more on something that is more practical and instructive and maybe some ...
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Why no split-pot when the communal cards are strongest?

In anticipation of a poker night tonight, I'm brushing up on my skills by playing a quick online game with a computer. I was surprised to have won this hand: I can see that my 9 is obviously ...
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Where can I find poker hand histories?

Do poker games get annotated at all? Is there some notations to log who bet how much and how the game developed?
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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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Odds Calculation Texas Hold'em

I have created an odds calculator and now I want to check if the calculator gives me the correct results. In my program I use Monte Carlo to calculate the odds. The results from the calculator should ...
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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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is this a misdeal?

Tournament style, every player receives a hand whether they are at the table or not(if not present, hand is immediately mucked) hand is dealt, blinds are posted, under the gun calls, plus one calls, ...
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Cash outs, are they always in cash or are there other options?

This question is about cash outs in brick-and-mortar casinos or poker clubs. Assuming your cash out is in tens of thousands or more, Do you always cash out in cash or will casinos pay by check or wire ...
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How to play two pairs when flop is connected?

Recently I had following hand. I was playing 6 players money 1/2$ NLH game I had K♥J♠ in SLposition. The player just before me made standard 3BB bet I called. Every one else folded. ...
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Can I create freemium chip-based poker software without licence?

I want to create poker software which will let players play with chips not real money, however they will be able to buy more chips if they wish to do so. Do I need to hold gambling licence for such ...
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Ratio vs Percentage in pots odds and hand odds

Firstly, I am confused in when do we use the word odds vs outs, so, pardon me if my words don't make sense at some point. When trying to decide if I need to go in a hand or not (after the flop), here ...
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Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question

I'm using Poker Academy Pro 2.5 to spice my game a bit (I'm always playing 6-max). I have a consistent problem with top-pair hands; while I can leave them if I sense much resistance, I don't know what ...
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Is there a site that compares “effective” rake?

I am trying to look for sites or comparisons of the top or major online poker sites and their "effective" rake, for both cash games and for tournaments. I do not want to deal with promotions or ...
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Best playing style for MTT's

When I read the question Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament and the answer to that question I started thinking about different playing styles. Could this method of calculating ...
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Area under graph in PPT simulations

On the site http://propokertools.com/simulations you have the ability to do equity simulations and also to graph the minimum equity% on flops. What does the area under the curve of the PPT graph ...
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Hold'em Manager for Mac alternative?

Does anyone know any poker analysis tool which can be used on Mac OS? Hold'em Manager 2 works only on Windows, and I don't want to use any wine programs.
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Can anyone suggest a limit holdem training app for Android?

First time poster in this part of the world, so apologies if I've posted this in the wrong area. In short; I used to play a lot of Poker in University over a decade ago, and then continued to play ...
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Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors

Apparently the odds of flopping a flush draw are 10.94% for suited connectors and 10.45% for hitting an 8-out (open-ended, I don't know about double gut-shot) straight draw. Could someone point to a ...
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Minimum raise after flop

Game: Texas Holdem No Limit, blinds 5/10. What is the minimum raise allowed after the flop in the following cases? Case 1: player A first to act goes all in with 1 chip. Case 2: player A first to ...
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Hold'em Manager: Why resets HUD my stats on each table switch?

When I play MTT and have my tracking tool running with HUD it resets always the stats in the HUD as soon as I switch the table. Is this necessary or is there somewhere an option, that I didn't find ...
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Are there any 5-card-draw games with the joker online?

I used to play a lot of this in gardena before holdem became popular. I did find some draw without the joker at poker stars a few years ago, but there were very few games. Is there any 5-card-draw ...
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Can someone offer a comparison (pros and cons) of the sites that one can play for real money on in the US? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to play for real money online in the US? I would like to play online for real money. I am a US resident. I understand that there are several sites where I ...
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HUD states - current or database based

Does poker tracking software like HEM generates HUD states about my current opponents at the table based of current game, or are the states generated from database(all the game I played with those ...
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Can a decision be both + and - EV?

Is there ever a situation that in a short-term a certain decision might be + or - EV but in the long-term the EV actually change?
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Can somebody tell me whom wins in this poker flush?

Which of the pictured hands would win? Thanks
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Why does 555 beat QQQ in this Doyle vs Elezra hand?

I am confused about this video: Doyle Brunson vs Eli Elezra Why does 555 beat QQQ? Or I am missing something?
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Short stack UTG action

$55 live tourney final table question I'm in a live tourney yesterday where re-enters are allowed up until first break. Final 8 players are paid, and I have 27000 in chips, eight at the table, final ...
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Miracle Full House Beats Me

The other night I was playing in an online no-limit tournament (Bovada) and had the following experience: My pocket cards were 9K (suits don't matter here) and the flop was TJQ to give me a straight ...
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Calling to lure players into the pot

Lets say you are sitting on Aces and want to play. How good is it to call instead of to raise as to get more money into the pot? Could this be called a double bluff?
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Should I have gone all in on Flop with bottom pair and flush draw?

Holding A♣ 6⋄ Flop K♣ 9♣ 6♣ BB goes all in on Turn. If I flop a club on Turn or River, pot is mine for sure. I call his all in, miss the flush, BB has two clubs and ...
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Why did I lose with a flush in Omaha?

I was holding an ace in my hand during an Omaha game. There were four clubs on the board. Why did I lose this hand?
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Why is this a poor play?

This is an excerpt from this webpage. They're [novice players] also dangerous and can put you off your game. How many times have you been on Party Poker playing $1-2 No-Limit Hold 'em and ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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exact same card back to back to back

What are the odds of getting the same card, example 2 of clubs, back to back to back three hands in a row. It seems to always happen when dealers are tired at the poker house where I play. Yes it ...
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To steal the pot, how much should I bet if first to act post-flop?

Let's say we went to the flop. Damn, no hit. I'm first to act. I decided to 'steal' the pot, by raising high enough that people fold but not too high so I don't lose too much if somebody got a ...
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When to call all-in in heads-up game? [closed]

When to call all-in in heads-up game? if I've a A/4, and my opponent raise all-in, is a good idea call? PS: I have the same amount of chips than my opponent.
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

If the primary purpose of blinds is to build pot equity for the pre-flop betting round, why are there two blinds (Small Blind and Big Blind) instead of just a one? Would not a single blind accomplish ...
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Set with a draws on the flop

Hero 8♠8♥ Let's say raised to 3BB from mid and had two callers (solid players that will bluff and lay down but nothing crazy) Everyone has 50+ BB Flop 8♣7♣T♥ ...
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Does software exist that will analyze my previous hands and tell me what it thinks I did wrong?

It would be even better if it syncs up with Holdem Manager 2 (I'm very new to Holdem Manager 2) still on the trial trying to learn the program. I want some assistance on where any holes in my game ...
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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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Player allowed to play for main pot after folding during side pot action?

There are three players: A, B and C. A has $25, B has $50, and C has $100. A goes all-in, B and C call. Later in the hand, C makes B fold. Now, as B folded, will B be allowed to play for the main pot?
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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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Checking from behind

Around 1:37, something happens in this video for which the person is penalized. He apparently "checks behind" when he is not supposed to do so. My question is to explain this situation and why it's ...

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