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Final Table of Tournament - Hand History Example

I was recently at the final table of a 40 person freeze out tourny and wonder if I played the following right. Background: When this hand came up I was 3rd in chips out of 8 players on a final table. ...
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Total Money vs Money Invested In Current Game

What are the correct poker terms for total money that you have, combining all the money from all the tables plus any and all money you don't have invested on any table money invested on current ...
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Add-on value and “bubble factor”

Bubble factor represents the value ratio of winning X chips versus losing X chips in a given tournament - and is named so because the ratio grows steeply as the money bubble approaches. An exaggerated ...
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772 views

Bank Roll Management @ Multiple Tables

I'm curious, how do the basic rules of bankroll management apply to multi-table play? For example, I'm about to join a new poker site where I will be play 5cent/10cent NLH. Because I know the players ...
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What does 'freerolling' mean?

I was reading the most common freerolling situations in holdem, but I have no idea what is being asked. What is Freerolling? Google wasn't any help (hit too many free rolls vs. freerolling), and we ...
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What is a final table simulation?

I sometimes hear the term "final table simulation" when it comes to the WSOP Main Event. What is it ? Why is it done ? How does it work ? Does it have the expected results ?
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What, exactly, does it mean to play a hand?

Various online poker guides (for example, this one) talk about which preflop hands you should or shouldn't play from a given position, and all say basically the same thing. Basically, they group ...
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Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker

In online poker there are very few things you can bring to the table that will bring you some kind of meta advantage over the other players, in my experience there are only two, and on some sites just ...
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1answer
144 views

Bet sizes in Limit Texas Hold'em in cases of a players all-in [duplicate]

I wonder what the valid bet sizes are in Limit Texas Hold'em in case of a players all-in. Consider the following example: 5/10 Limit Texas Hold'em game. Three players A, B and C. On the flop Player A ...
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The need of calculating EV?

I need to clear something myself on EV topic. I know that EV calculation is: EV = (Percentage of hit * Pot size) + -(Percentage of not hit * Call size) I might be wrong but isn't the following a ...
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Some Mathematical Poker Questions (Discrete Math)

Mathematically speaking, I have two questions: How many ways can a 5-card draw-poker hand be dealt? How many 5-card draw-poker hands exist? Thanks!
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1answer
92 views

What are the key lessons that Poker teaches that can be applied to successful speculation?

There are several well-known successful hedge fund managers who love Poker. David Einhorn, Jim Chanos are just a few examples. On a personal level, I hear of successful investors who are fond of Poker....
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Are seat re-assignments random in multi-table tournaments?

During multi-table tournaments, players are re-assigned to other tables in order to keep minimum number of tables and to have them as balanced as possible. Are there any rules as to which table to ...
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1answer
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How this hand should have been played?

I am playing 1-2 NL Holdem. I am holding JQ off-suit. There is a raise of $15 by SB. BB calls and i called. Total pot here is $45. Now there are 3 plays in the game. Flop comes 9 10 2 rainbow. The ...
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1answer
694 views

What data should you keep track of to improve your game?

If you wanted to improve your poker game, what statistics should you track? Do players that keep a track of how much they have won/lost and where do better than players who don't? I play online (for ...
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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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What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? [closed]

What are best computer programes and web sites one should use to upgrade Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? There are thousands of books, hundreds of web pages a many programes to teach poker. ...
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1answer
546 views

How to calculate the odds of the same thing happening both times I have a specific hand?

How can I calculate the odds of something happening twice? Example: I know my odds of losing with AA vs AK are just 7%, but what are they to lose with AA vs AK both times I have AA in a row? How ...
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Playing online poker with Italians (on PokerStars)?

Does anyone here know if and how can I play on Pokerstars with a friend of mine from Italy? I cannot find him when he's at a table and he can't find me either. We don't even have the same table names ...
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Does the buy-in for a tourney affect the taxes of your winning?

Let's say you are playing in the WSOP Main Event, and the bubble bursts and you're one of the first people to be knocked out. You go collect your prize of $19,106, how are taxes factored into this? ...
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1answer
702 views

What are the overall odds of winning a heads up, texas hold em hand?

I was wondering if anyone has the odds of a heads up hold em hand. I've done some searching and haven't exactly found the answer. I did try adding up the odds of winning for all 169 possible ...
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How to deal with overcards in the flop

OK, so you've been dealt QQ and you're feeling pretty good about things and throw out a few BBs. Everyone folds but the villain. The flop comes and it contains a rocket. Whatever happens next, I ...
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4answers
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AKo all in v 57o?

BB is 6,000. 2 callers. I go all in (36,000) on the button with AKo. Also included in the bet are about 30,000 in bounty chips which can't be used till the final table. I'm fairly sure that was the ...
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1answer
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Why offer guaranteed prize pools?

Almost all of the tournaments I choose to play have a guaranteed prize pool but often, the number of buy-ins exceeds the guarantee and then it becomes a standard prize pool equal to the number of buy-...
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1answer
106 views

How To Recognize Addiction To Gambling?

How to recongnize addiction to gambling? How to recognize when your bad plays are not due to tilt but addiction to gambling? What can be done?
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1answer
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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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How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?

I was recently at a table with a player who often yelled "check blind!" before the flop was dealt when he was to be first to act after the flop, and he had called a pre-flop raiser. I'm guessing ...
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What I did was right?

I'm a newbie in Poker and so I would like you to judge the rightness of my actions on the following hand: Yesterday I was playing NL Hold'em and my cards were a premium hand, K♣ K♦. We were playing 9-...
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What you use to get your poker “A” when playing live?

I mean, headphones, kind of music you listen, playing other games on celular (if allowed) to "distract" a bit, taking a walk, cigars, drinks, gums in mouth, playing with chips... what is your stuff ...
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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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What % of tournament winners do it without going all in

Are there any stats I could mine for this (and other) information? I want to get an idea of how much winners go all in, compared with for example me.
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1answer
616 views

How to improve betting skills without losing too much money in the process

I've been playing poker for a while, and against casual players, I'm fairly good. When I mean casual players, I mean co-workers (even those that are "serious" about poker), random poker parties, ...
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2answers
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Teaching source for putting players on hands?

Is there a teaching source (book/website) that specializes in putting players on hands? It seems that every other specialty has been addressed (Caro's tells, Sklansky's starting hands, etc.), but I'...
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Rivering a full house

Context: Cash game (0.50$ / 1$), live. 6-max, but one player was sitting out at the time. SB: 90$ (fairly straightforward player) BB: 250$ (loose canon, bluffs too much) UTG: 100$ (loose canon, ...
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Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?

I'm just wondering the rationale for preventing folded players from competing in sidepots. My feeling is that once a player has as much in the pot as an all-in player, they should be allowed to ...
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6answers
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NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?

Notes: Villain seemed timid, so I decided to play aggro vs him early on, expecting him to fight back with a weak range eventaully. I 3B him twice the 2 previous orbits, this was third time. He regular ...
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NL200: Am I A Super-Nit For Considering Folding The Turn With TPGK?

First off, I flatted the CO opn as I'd just 3B that player very recently. I didn't want to get 4B off what was likely the best hand, and IP, it plays well enough postflop to be +EV IMO. Not certain ...
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Formula for making a single pair on the flop

I'm trying to get the probability of pairing only one hole card on the flop. According to this calculator, http://www.texasholdem-poker.com/calculator?card1=8&card2=13&chance_format=...
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What different types of poker game are there? [closed]

How many different types of poker game are out there? I know of Texas Hold'em and a few others which names escape me... what are the rules to these other poker games? because as much as I enjoy Texas ...
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3answers
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Start playing NL Hold'em or Limit Hold'em?

I am a novice who is beginning to take poker seriously and invest a fair amount of time into improving. Limit holdem seems to be a less complicated game than holdem and seems like it may be easier to ...
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Where to discuss poker hands (besides here)? [duplicate]

Being a programmer I have used the mother site to Poker.StackExchange (StackOverflow) for years and really believe in how the voting system brings out the best answers. However, there must be sites ...
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1answer
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Can I move HUD info on PokerTracker?

I have started using PokerTracker and their HUD info when playing on PokerStars. The HUD info appears automatically over or near the players' icons around the table. I would have liked to move each ...
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4answers
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Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?

Edit: With moderator's comment in mind, I'd like to rephrase the question. What would be some of the basic strategy adjustments and exploitable quirks you would focus on when playing ZOOM? Original:...
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1answer
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Names of positions? [duplicate]

Reading What I did was right? I see reference to Hijack, Cut-Off, and Villain. I assume these are positions? Which positions?
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The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?

I have been playing online Texas Holdem for years. At first I was getting better all the time. Not good enough to make a living or anything but steadily accumulating money on the low stakes "penny" ...
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1answer
122 views

Online Poker League

I have played in a live poker league, which hosts a game each week, and players accumulate points based on their positions in the tournament. The top 10 at the end of the month from each venue ...
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2answers
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Thoughts on Chen's formula

These days I came across this post describing the Chen's formula. The Chen formula is a system for scoring different starting hands in Texas Hold'em. It was created by Bill Chen for use in the ...
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2answers
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Most important tells

I would like to start to play poker at casino near my home. I usually play on line. I would like to know which are, in your opinion, the most important tells to take care at brick and mortar poker.
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Are there well documented cases of winning tournament by someone who wasn't looking at his own cards?

I read long ago about one case, but I'm not sure if it was true. I can certainly imagine that kind of feat, by exploiting the fact that it is not so important what cards you have, as it is what others ...
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Are Poker Books Trust Worthy?

I have recently began reading Dan Harrington's Book on Tournament Texas Hold'em Volume 1. Dan wrote this book, while still participating in professional poker, and won the WPT in 2005, the same year ...

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