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Why do people call/raise with poor hands on preflop?

I started playing online at free tournament games. I usually stick to a solid % range of hands where I go in on preflop, always folding the rest. But later into the tournament when blinds grow and ...
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Best mental state for playing

This might be a bit broad, but I am looking for someone to sum up and describe how to achieve and maintain the mental state a player must be in to be able to win the game ( given that he has all 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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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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Should I have shoved all in on this flop?

This happened in a $1/$2 NL game. The player on the button raised to $6. 3 others call, including me with 3♥5♥. The flop is K35 (different suits). Everyone checks to the button who bets ...
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Value of Speculative Hands

I was wondering how the value of speculative hands changes depending on player texture. For example let's say we have a hand like 89s or maybe 44. If you're mid position, the typical thing to do is ...
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Reasoning behind assumptions in Independent Chip Model

The Independent Chip Model is a model that output's a player's overall equity in a tournament, given the stack sizes of players at the table. An assumption underlying the calculations in the model is ...
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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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Probability of forming a flush question (dependent vs independent event)

I'm slightly confused at the probability calculations for hands. Here's the problem: Suppose you have two hearts. The flop comes and has two hearts. What is the probability of forming a flush on the ...
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Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

I know the small blind is posted firstly and big blind secondly, but what about the missed blinds. Say the current hand has players which missed the small and/or the big blind and they all join the ...
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Poker winning hands

I have a 6,2 and my friend has J,6. The 5 cards in middle are T,T, 6,2,2. In this case, who wins? I am thinking me as I have a full house T's and 2 's. But my friend says that top 5 cards needs to ...
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What size bet to take away pot odds?

If I put my opponent on a draw at the turn how much do I have bet to take away their pot odds. Say I have top pair and an unconnected under and I put my opponent on two overs with an open ended ...
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How to mathematically calculate equity

I am wondering how to mathematically calculate equities in equity based poker variants( holdem, omaha, Stud ect).
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Avoid Costly Mistakes

I'm pretty well versed in poker now. If I concentrate I can slowly make a bit of money and feel I'm better than the average player in my current stakes. Unfortunately I have this problem where ...
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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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Betting rounds in heads-up Texas holdem?

I know that how betting works. Preflop, player on left of dealer pays SB and on his left BB, and on left of BB starts betting. And after flop, Player on left of dealer starts first. But if only two ...
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How do I keep note of poker hand so I can benefit of it at the same hand?

I love writing hand history so I can use it on the same hand so if I get into a sticky situation in the same hand, I can go review it and analyze his hand range--so I know if he's value betting or ...
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Why Collin Moshman 3-bet that high?

Taken from Sit'N Go strategy by Collin Moshman: blinds: t20/t40; 10 handed Hero: Q♠Q♣ with t1940 in MP1. UTG: (t1820) opened with t100 2 player fold. What would ...
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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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How to play AQ on flop against maniac?

I was playing the following hand on 2NL cash microstakes recently: Preflop MP1 (53BB VPIP 51% CB 75% FCB 60%) raises 3.5BB MP2 Hero (90BB) with A♠Q⋄ raises with raises to 10.5BB ...
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How to analyze why I am losing?

I recently started playing microstakes but it seems that I am consistently losing since the third day of my play (I was winning during the first two days). I was able to win first 2500 hands. I ...
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1answer
107 views

All-ins and folds: what happens to folded money?

I am trying to write a small, but complex, Texas Hold 'Em game in C++. I've come very close to the end. I'm at the part of determining winners, and payouts. Suffice it to say, I underestimated the ...
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What are the odds of facing AA or KK when holding AK? And odds of facing AK when holding AK

What are the odds of being crushed by kings or aces when already holding AK and what re the odds of facing AK when already holding AK?
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Cash Game situation

I was playing a cash game in a local cardroom here when this situation occurred for me. I'm happy enough with my decision but just looking for some other opinions and or points of views. The game was ...
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Can the same player check and after re-raise (do all-in) at river?

There are only 2 players left on River. Player 1 has the dealer button and player 2 on the left hand. Player 2 checks, player 1 (dealer) raises. The question is can player 2 say All-In (after ...
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How does number of player affect the probability of a hand winning a round?

So I am currently trying to develop an algorithm for a poker odds calculator to predict the probability of a hand winning during the flop, turn and river in Texas Hold'Em as a side project. After ...
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104 views

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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Why decide whether or not to run it twice based on what the opponent has?

In this clip, Sammy Farha and Patrik Antonius haggle over running it several times, and are reluctant to reveal their cards before having found an agreement. What is the reasoning behind this? If ...
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how to play in a table which play so loose and mostly limp without any kind of standards?

i want to know how we should play at a table which most of players just limp and call and some times goes all in and you usually never see any kind of standard playing? shoud we play like them and ...
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Who gets the side pot?

I was dealing in a live private game...NLHE... Three players were in a hand. One shortstacker (player3) was already all in preflop. So after the flop the other two players took action and built a side ...
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173 views

Mucking hand face up

Need some help here please heres the scenerio Seat 4 and seat 5 are all in..2 pair on board. Seat 5 says to seat 4 you win you have the ace and shows his hand but does NOT table the hand.He then ...
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1answer
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Raise/ Re-raise in No Limit Hold Em?

My confusion is simple. Please tell me if I am right in thinking the following things:- 1. In a 1/2 NL game, if the conversion factor is 2x ( w.r.t Big Blind), then a person can only raise (at least) ...
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108 views

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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Kicker on high card [duplicate]

I want to know who wins the game with the following cards Player A : 3 4 Player B : 5 6 On the Table : A K Q J 2 (No flush) So Does Player B wins because his 5th card is higher? Or is it a split ...
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190 views

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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1answer
134 views

How to play a pair against a maniac?

I was playing against a maniac who was winning the pots by continuously reraising me (and another players) on flop and on the turn with nothing. Finally we had the following hand: We were playing ...
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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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How to play top pair with flush draw on the flop?

I have recently joined to a new table .01/.02 so I have no stats regarding the players 4 players, every one has 50BB (maximum buy-in) I am on the button position with J♠T♥. Preflop: ...
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3answers
104 views

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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2answers
298 views

Card flip on deal. Misdeal or next card?

Blinds are out, dealer begins to deal. First card to the big blind catches air and flips. One player says it's a complete misdeal, because the flipped card is going to the big blind. Is that the ...
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2answers
2k views

PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?

I have had this software for a while and indeed used it during a complaint I had with PokerStars. Now when I run both together, a pop-up appears telling me it is banned and further use could result in ...
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1answer
65 views

Rockets in the BB position, 6 handed, table folds

Obviously, this is a dead rubber - but how statistically relevant is it? How much more likely is this to happen than say, 72o? If this regularly happens in a session with your monster hands, how ...
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1answer
99 views

Who wins the pot when

We dealt the cards and this is what happened : my brother had 5 3 And I had 7 5 The board is 5 10 9 9 3. Who wins the pot?
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1answer
102 views

Question about this Hand

I'm starting to learn about Poker. When I was watching this match and I cannot understand about this hand. Why did AQ win the pot? Both them had two pair, and KKJJ win over AA66. Sure I'm wrong, ...
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1answer
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Big blind betting in tournaments

You are the big blind, blinds are 1000 and 2000. There is 1 caller. Action is on you, you bet 1 5000 chip on top of your 2000 big blind, saying nothing. Is this a min raise or a full 5000 raise?
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Probability of making two pairs (Hold'em)

Based on Wikipedia article, probability of making two pairs among seven cards is 23.5%. But this include cases where the two pairs are on the board (e.x. I have AQ and the board is KKJJ5), or one of ...
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1answer
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mental hand history?

I just read "Mental game of poker 2" and in there it talks about a mental hand history and describes the steps to capture each "mental hand history". I want to start building a database of my mental ...
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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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Online Poker Results

How do sites like sharkscope, PTR, and others access tournament results in near real time? I'm trying to aggregate this results but can't find where or how someone would go about retrieving this ...
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2answers
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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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