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What's the best book to read to understand this site?

I've always been a decent poker player. I typically win and understand probabilities and money management from life experience and trading. I'm an engineer, so I naturally approach things with a ...
3
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4answers
466 views

Which hand wins: 23 vs. 9J on a AAKKQ board?

Ignoring any flush possibility, who would win? Board: AAKKQ Player 1: 23 Player 2: 9J I think both players split the pot in half because they both have two pairs and Q as kicker, but people keep ...
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5answers
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Main differences between Limit and No Limit Hold'em

I have some No Limit experience, but this hasn't stopped me from getting fleeced at Limit games, which I started playing out of curiosity. What are the strategic adjustments that must be made to move ...
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7answers
4k views

Classic Books for Texas Hold'Em

What are the classic books for learning Texas Hold'Em, off- or online? Books that every good player should, at least, know the gist of?
8
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5answers
269 views

Burning cards in home games

Do you burn cards in home/friendly games? As far as I am concerned, it's pretty much just a complication with no merits to us. There's no risk for the cards to be marked and the stacks we play with ...
2
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2answers
101 views

Run it more than once

I was told there is etiquette regarding running a hand more than once. Three times was suggested, so as to give your opponent an opportunity to not lose all his chips/get stacked. Three times gives ...
8
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4answers
214 views

Do you have any “in-hand” thinking procedures?

i'm kinda new to poker and i have problem with making too fast decisions. Do you guys have any standard "in-hand thinking procedures"? For example, when you're in hand, do you always think in the ...
2
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2answers
126 views

How is the pot split in this texas holdem hand?

Player 1 has pair of jacks and goes all in...$2000. player 2 has pair of kings and goes all in...$500. player 3 has pair of queens and goes all in...$2000. So what does each player win?
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332 views

Calculating odds with 2 cards to come

As far as I understand, odds of hitting a draw are calculated like this: On flop-to-turn: (47/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 On turn-to-river: (46/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 The above are calculations of ...
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3answers
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bluffing when somebody is all-in

I was in a small buy-in NLHE tournamet when a situation happened on the last two tables. I had T⋄9⋄. I called a standard raise. The small blind went all in for about three timed my ...
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0answers
93 views

Best strategy you know of for winning at texas hold'em [closed]

I host a local texas hold'em games at my house every friday. However, I always lose money while my friends are usually win some/lose some. How can I increase my odds of winning? I don't know much ...
8
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1answer
527 views

Simplified poker games

Is there a list of simplified poker games - preferably ones for which there is either a complete solution (ie the optimal strategy for all players is known) or at least some extensive analysis, either ...
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6answers
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

I was playing a cash game online and I got pocket Kings. If someone else keeps raising me pre-flop, should I go all-in or should I hold back in case he has pocket Aces?
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436 views

How do you play at a table where everybody always goes all in?

Playing online texas hold em, sometimes I sit at a table where it seems like almost every hand, everyone goes all in right from the beginning. If I don't have that kind of risk appetite, how should I ...
2
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2answers
94 views

Live NLHE Tournament Chip Denominations

I'm planning on playing in a live NLHE tournament soon, and I was wondering what the procedure is for requesting, for example, ante chips? Let's say the ante is 500, and I have an average-sized stack, ...
3
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3answers
430 views

What app for tracking sessions on iPhone?

I'm looking for a good application for tracking my poker sessions on iPhone. More specifically, I want to track the result of my sessions and get various stats like total profit, hour rate etc. What ...
2
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3answers
298 views

mathematical profit

Mathematically speaking, if you make the right bet (call) every time the outs and pot odds are in your favour and fold when they're not, shouldn't you have about 95% chance of making profit in the ...
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3answers
346 views

Talking during a hand

I am a newbie and would like clarification on something if that is possible. It relates to a "house SNG". There were 3 players left and since the first 2 would get paid, it meant we were on the ...
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4answers
200 views

How do you know that you “got your money in good”?

I always hear players talking about "getting your money in good" and to no be worried about the results. My poker coaches tell me that it's OK to take a bad beat as long as you "got your money in ...
5
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1answer
130 views

Preflop game in 50/50 sit'n'go

I tried to explain a friend of mine, that there happened several mistakes or bad play in this preflop situation: 6 Players left Blinds 100/200 UTG (355) with 9♥9⋄ moves allin UTG +1 ...
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2answers
104 views

1/2 NL Decision

1/2 NL Hero has been sitting with Villain for a little while. His preflop numbers seem pretty tight. He's limped here or there and only seen him play a small handful of raised pots in a couple ...
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1answer
59 views

Why in online games do cards belonging to players sat out remain live until a response to a bet or raise is required [closed]

Surely as a replication of live play if the player is not at the table cards should be dead when first card dealt.
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3answers
443 views

Smallest Stack Size for playing 3bet/fold

Assume hero is playing a ring game with short stack. What is the smallest Stack Size you can 3bet a 3bb open raise without being committed. And what is the 3bet size to choose? To be more concrete: ...
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2answers
109 views

Number of hands played by a November Nine? [closed]

What is roughly the number of hands that a player has to play during the tournament to reach the final table of the WSOP main event? Let us say over the past five years.
4
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1answer
160 views

Is Harrington's zones strategy still valid at the end of a MTT tournament?

Yesterday in a MTT Online tournament I found myself in a situation in which the M-zones strategy "felt wrong" to me. But being at best an average player it's me that is probably wrong, I just would ...
6
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2answers
253 views

How to make the most of a very good hand when you've been playing conservatively?

The other day I was playing a game where I was playing relatively conservatively, waiting for a good hand. Then I got a pair of aces, and as soon as I bet just a couple of chips, everybody ...
17
votes
4answers
598 views

A TAG LAG paradox?

In every reference book of poker, I have found that the more exploitive strategy against a loose player is to play tight. Conversely, the more exploitive strategy against a tight player is to play ...
3
votes
2answers
168 views

Facing an all in

1-2 NL. Player A bets $50. Player B goes all in for $76. Player C doesn't announce raise and bets $100. Is player C's bet just a call or a raise? If a raise, what is his min raise amount and why?
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66 views

Where do you get poker videos?

I would like to watch Big One For One Drop 2014. I would like to get all the videos if possible but I am not sure where to get those. Tried to search with no luck
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5answers
406 views

Holding pocket tens and flop in KQT suited in Texas Holdem 5 handed cash game

I played this hand that I thought was interesting, and wanted opinions on how I could have played it better. Texas Holdem with 5 players, sit-and-go cash game. Blinds are 2/4 and everyone has chip ...
2
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4answers
309 views

How do online poker sites make money?

It would appear as though it is a zero-sum game, i.e. whatever one player loses, another player wins, as opposed to for example, sports betting where the house always takes a spread no matter what. ...
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2answers
97 views

Bully short stacks later on or try knock them out?

So i had 25BB late on in a tournament when I find myself in the BB with 88 and the SB who has 5BB limps to 1BB, this time around I elected to just shove it and make him fold, but afterwards I wasn't ...
2
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1answer
335 views

What is the minimum raise after an all-in?

I am hosting a home game (NL Texas Hold'em sit N go), and would like to make sure we get all the rules right, but there is one situation that I'm having trouble with. What is the minimum raise after ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

Table talk strategy [closed]

In the live poker games I've been playing, there has been lots of table talk. Everyone gets involved. Some questions they ask include: Do you want me to call that bet? Do you have the flush? Do ...
3
votes
2answers
129 views

Four of a kind and Three of a kind at the same time. What are the odds?

I recently got 3333KKK at Texas Holdem in one round. I know that only the Quads 3 count, but I still wonder what the probability of such a "Big Full House" is. Haven't found anything about it on the ...
6
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5answers
3k views

How does Lo work in Omaha Hi-Lo

I have never really understood how the lo hand works. I understand that you have to have a qualifying lo hand but what does it take to qualify? Is it the best low hand or the worst?
5
votes
2answers
425 views

Pot odds for chasing a flush against unknown opponent

Consider 2 scenarios, in which a flop has given you an approx. 33% chance of making an Ace high flush by the river. The pot size is currently 600 and there is 1 player remaining. It costs 200 to ...
5
votes
2answers
248 views

TAG vs LAG stats in HU

What are the typical stats for VPIP, PFR, 3bet etc. of a good TAG and a LAG in NL high-stakes heads up poker?
5
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2answers
123 views

Probability of x pocket pairs at a table of n people (NLHE)?

With n people at a table, what is the probability that x of them are dealt pocket pairs? There are several easy ways to approximate this but I was wondering there was an elegant solution. Any takers?
2
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3answers
9k views

What is the min-raise and min-reraise in Holdem No Limit?

When I play with friends live poker we always ask ourself what are the min-raise and min-reraise rules in Holdem No Limit?
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1answer
66 views

How long does it usually take for an online tournament to start?

I registered for my first online tournament at FullTilt about half an hour ago. The tournament has the following structure: 4$ buy-in, 4 placed paid and starting when 18 people have registered. ...
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vote
1answer
96 views

Calculating equity of ranges

I want to calculate the equity of a range against another range. The problem is: how does one weight the different hands in each range? For example: Let us say we have the range {AA, 76o} and ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?

In what situations would I want to use a polarized vs. a merged range? Are there situations where it is best to have a purely high or low value range?
6
votes
1answer
557 views

In deep stacked NLHE cash games, in what way do the implied odds of my starting hands change vs shallow stacked games? And why?

(Note: I consider ~175+bb stacks to be deep, and 50bb or less shallow) How should the depth of effective stacks change my... Starting hand range? (Tighter/Looser) Style of play? (more ...
27
votes
4answers
1k views

In a private live game, how do you deal with severe violations of table etiquette?

In some of the early cash games I played, we had one player who would consistently hold his cards below the table, out of sight. It was a group of friends, so the assumption was that he was not ...
5
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4answers
390 views

In Texas holdem, how should my betting change as my stack of chips changes?

In tournament style Texas hold-em, how should the amount of chips I have left affect my play? Should I become more conservative as my stack declines and more risky as my stack grows? Does my ...
2
votes
3answers
200 views

How can I gain an advantage in a weak no-limit Omaha Hi-Lo game?

I know that Omaha Hi-Lo is normally played for limit or pot-limit stakes and I think I remember there being specific reasons, but I play in a home game that occasionally plays Omaha Hi-Lo at no-limit ...
13
votes
4answers
1k views

Balanced Continuation Bet range

Assume a 100bb NL game 6max game. Hero is on the Button on Open raises 3BB with a 55% range The BB calls (25% range). On a Board Axx a lot of players cbet a large portion of their range (60% - 90%) ...
2
votes
2answers
455 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
334 views

Expected Value for SB und BB in NL HU (GTO)

Lets consider a NL HU Match 100BB deep (no rake). Both players are playing GTO (game theoretical optimum). Lets assume in the GTO Strategy the SB open limps or open raises r times and open folds f ...

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