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Phil Gordons Ace - x rule

What are your thoughts on Phil Gordons Ace-X rule? Basically Phil suggests that in a tournament when you are short stacked (10bb or less) and find yourself with an Ace X type hand (A9 - A2) that you ...
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What is a good (folding) poker table for home usage?

Every month I have a poker evening at my home with friends. Until now we played just on a common table (not poker table). Now I want buy something like a folding poker table. But I am not sure if ...
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Shuffle in middle of hand

An unusual situation arose recently playing a home game of NL texas holdem. Three people went all in after the flop. The dealer by mistake did a small hand shuffle before burning and turning. What ...
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$2/$5 Poker Hand: Nut Flush Draw, Big Pot

On the big blind for 5$ with A♥2♥. Straddle for 10$ is on. UTG+1 makes it 30$ to play and gets 4 callers. I call. Straddle calls. Pot is now at 210$. Flop J⋄8♥9♥. ...
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calling all-in before the flop

Play Money tournament on Pokerstars, single table 9-max SNG NLHE. We're in the Heads Up, roughly equal stacks, with slight advantage towards Hero. Dealt to hero: AQd. Hero bets 3 (or 4? don't ...
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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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Flopping top set on an all club flop

OK so I'm on a $2/$5 table, sitting on a stack over $1000. I have 8⋄8♠ in the SB. Preflop: Hijack makes it $20 I flat The BB, a tight aggressive player with a bigger stack than ...
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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's the chance of a better hand behind me?

in a very casual round of poker, I'm trying to teach the others a few fundamentals about poker. I often try to back things up with some numbers, but some are too hard for me to get. On the issue of ...
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Odds of 2 pair running into trips on a paired board

Whenever I have 2 pair with one of them on the board, I get awfully edgy about my 2 pair, and I don't know how justified this is number-wise. Say for example I'm heads up with 5 k and the board is 5 ...
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Why is “Let There Be Range” so expensive ? Is it worth that money?

I saw this book on the Internet today called one of the best poker books. Price is unbelievable. $947.00 I made some little search and I found this comment. Very expensive, but again, there are ...
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What are best books for newbie, medium and advanced level players in order to learn no limit Texas Hold'em?

There are too much books about no limit Texas Hold'em. One can not read them all. There are some good books in this question. I would like to know more specific about which of them are good for ...
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What time of day are poker players at their best/worst?

My thinking is that being in the UK I can play while it's 4am or something in America, so is there a guide as to when players will be more or less alert, and hence play better or worse?
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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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What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?

I'm trying to use the free tables on PokerStars for a few reasons To get familiar with position, hand values etc To get comfortable managing bankroll (It seems easier to make a mistake when there's ...
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Unexpected aggression and a premium hand

I was recently in a ten-handed 1/2 NLHE cash game. The table had a decent mix of tight and loose players, but nobody completely crazy. Generally, pre-flop raise to 25 was enough to limit the field to ...
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Showing hand before call

Is it by rules (texas holdem) to show hand before calling fold or "all in" in situation when two players are in showdown ? In more details ... there are three players on the table, on river first one ...
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is this an accurate pot odds calculation?

Here's a hand I played recently in a tournament, and I'm not sure I took the right decision, so I would appreciate your comments. Single Table Tournament 9-max, $1.5 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I ...
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Is stats or technical knowledge of poker of any help

I find it quite annoying that I am not able to surpass my 50m mark(on zynga poker )with a much better knowledge of poker since I had earlier crossed it...it is basically the perception of the other ...
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When to bet/check with the pot very big?

I played this one on my cellphone so I won't have the perfect hand history but I'll try my best. NL10 - 6 players Veeery loose table at 888, with 1 player raising and 3beting almost anything, as I ...
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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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Rank of two-pair hands for low in razz or 7-stud hi-low

Which hand would be ranked the lowest at razz or 7-card hi-low, two pairs of 2's and 9's, or two pairs of 4's and 5's ??
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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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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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1answer
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How would the main and sidepot split in this situation?

This is suppose a timeslice stopped at the showdown, to calculate the pot split and side pots and all.. Player A: 200 staked, folded in earlier rounds (not eligible to win) Player B: 600 all in ...
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Can a chip leader be also short stacked? Is it still push or fold?

It may be the case that at a late phase of a tournament the chip leader has less than 15 BB, if the blinds increase too fast. Is this still considered short stack? Does the rule push or fold apply? ...
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Question about BB/100

I'm using the fpdb tracker and want to know my BB/100. The program itself doesn't give such information, instead it gives me a graph of my hands and the total BB i won (i suppose they're Big Blinds, ...
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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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1answer
325 views

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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Moving from online to live games

What are the most important considerations in moving from online to live games? I usually play low stakes SNG with somewhere between 10-50 participants and want to try playing live tournaments with a ...
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Is it impolite to leave a cash game when I'm about to be the big blind?

In games with a small blind and big blind structure, I've always thought that the blinds are a kind of fee you pay to be allowed to see the next round of hands until your next blind. Therefore, I ...
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Is using a “straddle” a valid strategy or is it just for fun?

I am wondering if posting a straddle makes the game more fun, if it's a pure gamble or if it actually has any hidden strategic value (well, of course the straddeler gains a better position pre-flop by ...
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Is my pair better than my opponent's pair?

I have a pair of eights in my hand and my opponent has a Jack and a Queen in her hand. If a Jack turned up on the flop, does my pair of eights still win ?
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Storing Bankroll On Poker Site(s)

Is it a good idea to store your money and winnings on a poker site? I was watching a little documentary about the Poker Black Friday thing in the US and somebody had quite a lot of money within their ...
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1answer
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Expanding my psychological game

Something happened in a tournament that made me think I can improve my game psychologically, so I'm looking for input. Setup: The hero in a live MTT, and had about 3x the initial stack size at a few ...
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Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values

I am reading about Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values. As I understand Odds, they are a way to compare how many times you win vs how many times you lost. For example flipping a coin gives you odds of ...
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KK on small blind vs Calling Station

I play micro cash games, NL2, NL4, NL6. There are a lot of recreative players and calling stations, so, most of the time value bet is a must. I don't have the numbers now but the guy was playing ...
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How to use (or not use) Chen formula valuation in different scenarios?

Let's say that using Chen's formula and a bit of practice one calculates the score of his hand preflop very quickly when playing. The problem is that I'm sure you shouldn't act in the same way in ...
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Can you call when the pot odds don't favour you?

Say you're drawing to a made hand in a $10-$20 limit hold'em game and you have N outs. On the turn, one line of thought is that you should only call if the pot odds are in your favour, i.e. if there ...
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1answer
555 views

Best Poker sites on net [duplicate]

I just want to ask which is the best online poker there is on the net. I am currently on Zynga Poker on facebook.Can u please suggest any good poker sites for free
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Should I have went all-in with KK on this flop?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hold'em Hero is BB with $440. Villain is UTG with about $310. Pre-Flop: Villain raises UTG to $12. 4 callers. Hero happily discovers that he has KK and raises to 110. Villain ...
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Should I call all-in here with bottom set?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hold'em Hero is in a middle position with $410. Villain is in an earlier position with approx $540. Pre-Flop: A few callers, including villain. Hero sees 22 and calls $3. In total, ...
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6answers
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What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?

A "check raise" consists of a check (in early position) followed by a raise after a later position player bets. In my opinion, check-raising seems to be viewed in rather a pejorative way. I ...
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Mathematical Derivation of the Chen Formula

I was wondering if anyone knew how the Chen formula was mathematically derived and moreover what it is exactly that it is calculating? I always find it very strange that it gives +2 for suited hands ...
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1answer
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When do you need to think more than 1 decision ahead in limit hold'em?

Say you're in a $10-$20 limit hold'em game holding A♥8♥ against a flop of K♥3♥6♣ so you have a nuts flush draw against an opponent who bet pre-flop, and has just bet ...
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1answer
147 views

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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Hold'em hand history with hero

I'm looking for a significant number of hold'em hands with hero as I'm doing some specific statistical analyses and having hole cards only when they are shown at showdown creates some significant bias ...
3
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2answers
439 views

tracking software for Omaha Hi/Low

I was looking for a software like Holdem manager that will give me the same info for Omaha Hi/low, but couldn't find one. is there a good poker tracker or software for Omaha Hi/Low?
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4answers
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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 ...
4
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1answer
89 views

Hillbilly texan

2 players in the hand. Does a player have to show, expose his/her hand if, at the completion of the river and final betting the calling player makes the mistake of exposing their hand first. The ...

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