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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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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 0....
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Fundamental Theorem of Poker vs Morton's Theorem

According to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, our expectation is increased every time the opponents make a wrong decision. On the other hand, Morton's Theorem states that a player's expectation may ...
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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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Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?

Cash games and multi-table tournaments require different styles of play. But which one requires more skill to be good at?
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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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How to learn a new poker game ?

I wanted to know what are the steps you take in order to learn a new game. I am not talking about the basic rules; more on the strategies and statistics of the game. I always start playing the "play ...
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What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?

Before you answer the question I will give a scenario that confused me thus prompting this question. The other week I was playing a game and we had this scenario : 8 players - down to me and a pal ...
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Why Prahlad Friedman's hand called dead againist Ted Bort on WSOP 2010?

First of all, watch this video; WSOP ME Controversial Hand - Friedman vs Bort (2010) I really don't understand why Friedman's hand called dead. He said "call" in his last second exactly but the ...
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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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What if a home game player is physically unable to deal? Skip or substitute?

A friend has hand tremors that make him unable to deal the cards. Otherwise he's fully able to play. How best to include him in a home game? It seems the two options are to skip his deal or have ...
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Implied odds meaning and usage

What is exactly implied odds, and how to calculate it correctly, in which situations should someone use this tool, and in which situations should someone avoid it? Thanks.
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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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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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Bankroll Management on a Monthly Budget

There's lots of advice for managing your bankroll from a starting balance, but I don't have much in the way of an actual bankroll. What I do instead is set aside a monthly budget ($100) just for poker....
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101 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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What are some good smartphone apps to help dealing with tilt?

Are there any apps for iPhone or Android that help dealing with tilt or when you feel you start getting negative emotionally? I was thinking maybe that the app Mindfulness or such meditative apps ...
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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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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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109 views

Most Profitable Online Stakes

I think I'm comfortable enough with poker now to start investing my money into online games with the aim of having a slow trickle of money coming in (over time). What are good stakes for me to play at?...
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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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1/3 NL Live Bad Beat Jackpot

Vital facts: $1/$3 NL underground game $100-$800 buyin Not 1 player has any skill (except hero) Bad beat jackpot is at $15,000 and climbing Rake is fairly high (details to follow) Bad Beat JackPot ...
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Is Colin Moshmans Book Still A Relevant Micro SNG Reference

I am looking for a book specifically about micro SnG games. Everywhere I look people are saying that I must get Colin Moshmans book SnG strategy but this book was written in 2008. Given that poker is ...
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Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?

I have read Daniel Negreanu's book on small ball poker strategy in tournament play. Essentially, small ball poker involves playing a wider range of starting hands more aggressively, but only ...
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Bluffing on a two player table

Is bluffing more useful and effective in a two player game, compared to bigger tables? When playing one single player, the possibilities of your opponent having good cards is smaller than if playing ...
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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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Are there names/terms of Hold'em above the level of hands?

Are there names/terms for the sequence of cards other than positions, holds, and hands? For instance I once at a private game the first deal when I sat down was: Big Blind - AA Little Blind - KK me ...
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Probability of two players getting identical starting hands

I've been playing hold'em on SWC lately, and have noticed that two players (across different tables with different numbers of players) get identical starting hands quite a bit. Like, more than once a ...
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Side pots without eligible winners

If player A and B have bet $1000 and C is all in for $500, and then player A folds, does B win the side pot of $1000 instantly or does he have to play it to the end first? If it's the latter case, ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradox, here is my blog. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" ...
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153 views

What's the Probability of hitting the board on the Turn or the River

I've been looking for the answer to this for a while. I have my lovely Ace-King and I missed the flop. The flop is 9 5 2 rainbow. For several reasons, I put my opponent for a top pair (9 - kicker) or ...
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Cards Mucked Or Not?

In a tournament with 9 players at the table, 4 saw the flop, bet on the flop, 1 caller, bet on the turn, called, bet on the river, raised all in for the raiser, 45% of aggressors chips. He calls the ...
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Good Poker AUDIO Books

I am looking to do more walking in order to increase my cardio. I usually listen to books on Audible (MP3) when I walk. By nature, most poker books involve charts and graphics (and that's OK). So I'm ...
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What is the correct ruling?

Playing in a 1-2 game-gets to turn and I go all in with for about a 1000- it was a 1600 before my bet) Opponent hems and haws and then says fold and throws his cards in face up- showing a set of ...
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Playing PokerStars from US

I'm curious how this is possible, do you have to live in Nevada? I hear chatter of pro players being seen in poker stars all the time, streamers who I'm pretty sure stream from the US playing on ...
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term for when players go all-in and show hands

Player A- 2000$ Player B- 870$ Player C- 2500$ if A bets 450$ and B goes all in with 870$ can C or A go all in?
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Dealer's Choice - What type of games should one choose?

What kind of poker would be hardest for loose pre-flop amateurs to play? Any real game such as 7-stud, PLO-4, PLO-5, Courchevel, 3-Draw, etc, along with made up ones would be accepted. A made up ...
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A2345 Straights permitted

Are A2345 Straights permitted? If so, where are they permitted/not permitted(full-tilt, pokerstars, wsop)? Edit: I can't find anywhere in the official WSOP rules where it says anything about it, the ...
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108 views

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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What can I do to calculate my odds in a hand?

How do I calculate the odds of making my hand for any given game of poker?
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3answers
321 views

Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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1answer
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Flush in Texas holdem

How is it decided in Texas holdem which flush is higher, if the five highest cards in the flush are community cards and then each of the players has another card of the same suit, but lower than all ...
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Texas Holdem Scenario… Is this possible?

I flop the nuts – on the turn I made the best possible straight flush but am drawing dead. a. What does the board look like? b. What are my hole cards? c. What does my opponent hold?
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What are the rules for when you're dealt in to an online poker game

While you are free to leave a table whenever you wish to avoid the BB, there seem to be rules in place that govern when you're first dealt in. What are these rules - and do they vary from site to site?...
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612 views

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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1answer
120 views

Full House vs. 2xThree of a Kind Texas Holdem

I have the following constellation: Player 1 has a full house, and player 2 has 2 three of a kind. I'm aware that because of the five card rule, player 2 also has a full house. But the question is, ...
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Who wins if two players have a straight?

Hey i hold a weekly texas holdem at friends house and we had some confusiom twice now on couple straights. So player 1 had Q-8 and player two had Q-10 and the board came down J-10-4-K-A. Since both ...
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How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?

How do I calculate my expected value of shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play? I know several factors are involved Pot Size My Stack His Stack My chance of winning if he calls His ...

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