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Quantifying the amount of skill required to win a tournament

I was thinking about this topic: Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament And I wondered if there is a way to quantify the relation between skill and final place. It's seems hard ...
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Short stack strategy

In Bodgan's answer to Is it advantageous to buy into a NL cash game at the maximum amount? I read: There is even a known, mechanical strategy, called short stack strategy, designed to play if you ...
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Heads Up NL Holdem: Best strategy against all in every hand

Assume you are playing a NL Holdem tournament heads up. What is the best strategy against these all-in scenarios, and what is the expected win percentage when implementing the best strategy against ...
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Outs counting correction

When we counts outs, we are making the assumption that the outs are not already dealt. This can be correct in the heads up, but I guess that in the full game this will not be correct (due to the ...
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Site with beatable PLO rake?

I've just started getting into PLO but have quickly realized the low-stakes games are next to unbeatable because of rake. Apparently paying 2buyins/1k hands in rake is not uncommon. An example of a ...
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Tough decision on the turn

The tournament has 30 minute blind levels, everyone began with 10K in chips, and the play is 10 handed. At this point the blinds are 200/400 with a 50 Ante. Hero starts the hand with 7825 in chips ...
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Strategy Against Aggressive, Maniacal Player

I have just lost 5 buyins against a very lucky aggro monkey (87/65/33). 3 All-In's starting very much a favourite and lost, and a plethora of coolers left me completely tilted. I don't want this to ...
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What do you do when you are running bad

I have been running pretty bad recently, I now feel that I have started to play worse as a result. What do you think is the best way to reset yourself so you can start to play better?
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Are there any 5-card-draw games with the joker online?

I used to play a lot of this in gardena before holdem became popular. I did find some draw without the joker at poker stars a few years ago, but there were very few games. Is there any 5-card-draw ...
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What mnemonic rules are helpful in poker calculations?

Given that precise EV calculations require one to operate with rather uncomfortable numbers, approximations are used along with simplified models. For instance, the rule of 4 and 2 allows you to ...
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What is the D on table and the terms defining players?

Please tell me what is The coin like thing on table [playing online]with written D on it?It keeps on circulating, after every pot it is passed beside next player. Also tell me if the terms like ...
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Definition of “lead”

According to Wikipedia lead is defined as The player who makes the last bet or raise in a round of betting is said to have the lead at the start of the next round. Can also be used as a verb ...
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Gap concept and pot odds

In his book "The Theory Of Poker", David Sklansky states that in order to call an early open/raise you should hold at least the same or a tighter range than the open/raiser opponent. Sklansky called ...
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What to do when a third suited card appears on the river

9 player cash game. Blinds 1c/2c. I am UTG with K:hearts: K:diamonds: I raise to 8c. Everyone folds to the button who calls. SB and BB fold. The pot is 19c. Flop comes 9:spades: 2:spades: K:clubs:. ...
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NL100: River Shove with Ace-High?

I'm not sure how to frame this so I'll just post the hand and you can say what you want about it. Villain was 18/16/5 AF; 3B 11(7/63); Squeeze 18(2/11) over ~160 hands. I believe he understands ...
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Position advantage on the table and odds

Is it possible define position advantage on table on terms of correction to odds? Namely, is it possible to quantify the effect of position on a players equity?
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Number positions in Poker table

When reading online, sometimes I find people talking of positions with numbers. I know UTG, BB, SB... But what about numbers? What would be position 1? And position 2 starts counting to the right or ...
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Pocket pair starting hands vs. probability of opponent having a pocket pair

According to Wikipedia, the probability of being dealt any pocket pair as the starting hand is ~6% (78/1326=0.0588), but yet the probability of facing another player holding a larger pair when holding ...
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Starting hands probability

The following is a passage from Wikipedia on starting hands probability: The 1,326 starting hands can be reduced for purposes of determining the probability of starting hands for Hold 'em—since ...
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Straight w/ 4 board cards: Reacting to a Nit

I am interested in thoughts about what Hero should do at this point, but I am even more interested in thoughts about alternate lines to lead to a better outcome. The villain (BTN) in this hand plays ...
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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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Converting Backdoor Draws Into Equity

During a session, most of the flops you play, you miss. Most of the times that you connect with the flop it's a weak connection, often with "backdoor" outs, i.e. Having to hit multiple cards, over ...
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Position/order of dealing post pre-flop

During pre-flop I understand that one has position over others who are seated in an earlier position than him; and one is out of position to players seated at a later position than himself, but this ...
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Is There Any Standard Rule of Buy-in Chips?

I just want to know if there is any standard rule of min and max buying chips? What I have noticed in Zynga poker is that the max buy-in chip is 200x of the big-blind. Meaning, for 5-10 blinds it is ...
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How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante? [duplicate]

Could you please help me, i would like to know how to calculate main and side pots in tournament, when stacks of players less then ante + one/all of this players on sb/bb. For example: Blinds ...
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NL100: Facing River Raise After Flopping Straight

Villain is 37/15/9 (3b) over ~450 hands. RFI 32%(7/22) from SB. This is the first time he's limp-called from this spot, altough he does it slightly more than half the time from most other positions. ...
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Why is the term “action only” called “action only”?

This is the definition of action only from Pokernews.com: In many card rooms, with respect to an all-in bet, only a full bet is considered a legitimate wager, in terms of whether this constitutes ...
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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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Why is this a poor play?

This is an excerpt from this webpage. They're [novice players] also dangerous and can put you off your game. How many times have you been on Party Poker playing $1-2 No-Limit Hold 'em and ...
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Play in position against BB preflop raiser

I'm on the button, with AJ unsuited. Blinds 3000/6000. Folded to me, I raise the pot, BB calls. My stack before the start of the hand is around the 110000 mark, slightly lower than the caller. Flop ...
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How does one combat “casual” gameplay habits in “professional” games?

I have been away from home for some time and have not been able to attend my weekly or bi-weekly poker cash rings at the local pub. On my extended business trip, I filled that void with some of the ...
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What happens if the card wasn't burned?

I understand the purpose of burning the cards - so that one cannot possibly use any marks to see the next card in deck. But in home games, sometimes the dealer will forget to burn a card on the flop, ...
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New school and old school [closed]

I heard a lot of this two way of play, but I actually don't understand in which they differs. Which are the differences between old school of poker and new school?
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Does This Qualify As A Split Pot?

My partner and I are fighting about this. I had 10 and something, don't remember and he had 3 and 2. On the table : 10 J Q K A. I think I win with my 10 completing my straight but he said we had to ...
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Are there any good Poker hand history databases for free out there? [duplicate]

I'm doing a project on poker AI's for my senior thesis and I was wondering if anyone knows about any hand history data openly available? By hand history database I mean game logs where everything is ...
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How to use fpdb HUD in the game

I am trying to use fpdb to improve my understanding of the table opponents. I understand few displayed numbers as VPIP, hands, net profit. But are presents other numbers that I don't know how to use. ...
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How to behave in crowded pots

I noticed that in small stakes tournments and freerolls, the early stages of pots are very crowded. What is the best strategy in this kind of situation? Limp in the hope to flop somthing? or what?
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How to count the power of cards in hand?

I don't want to get the results, but to calculate them by myself. I am a C++ programmer and I want to make for fun a program to calculate the power of cards held in hand (described as "odds"?). It's ...
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When Is It A Good Tactic To Slowplay A Hand?

I was looking through some hand histories and recognised a few situations where I might improve my decisions regarding slowplaying hands. Generally, understanding that slowplaying is often worse than ...
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Why is it forbidden to check-raise in some Casino?

I've heard that check-raising isn't allowed everywhere. What is the reason behind that?
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When should you defend your big blind in tournament play?

Should you defend your blinds differently at different stages of a tournament? Meaning in the early stages should you defend a lot tighter and then get a bit looser as the tournament goes on. The ...
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Why do people make the following call, check, call round the table?

I play in a work tournament usually 2 tables of 6 or 7 for a set time period with the top 3 chip counts on each table moving to a final table to win the prize. It is largely amateurish but with ...
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The Importance of Mathematics in Poker

Poker is an awesome and very difficult game. But as a probability/strategy game is a subject of mathematics. However, I found a lot a rounders, even pros, that are completely blind to the power of ...
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Can someone offer a comparison (pros and cons) of the sites that one can play for real money on in the US? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to play for real money online in the US? I would like to play online for real money. I am a US resident. I understand that there are several sites where I ...
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What do you do when you get junk in draw poker?

In draw poker, you swap cards with the deck in order to build your hand. Now obviously, if you've got a pair or the beginnings of a flush, you'll keep those cards. Speaking as a complete poker novice, ...
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Player very low on chips, can't pay Ante+BB. What happens?

Let's say three players, NLHE. Ante/SB/BB = 100/1000/2000. Player 1 (BB): 50 chips left Player 2 (Button): 10,000 chips Player 3 (SB) : 10,000 chips 100 chips Ante to be paid by everyone - but ...
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Positions in Poker

I'm somewhat perplexed on the positions in poker. As I browse, some websites give different/contradicting versions on the description of the positions. For example, some sources say the early ...
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231 views

Is there an app for managing invitations to a home poker game?

I would like to automate the following process: I send out invitations to our regular players for a poker tournament with a fixed time and place, along with an RSVP deadline. A player either: ...
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The right bluff frequency

In the book of Bill Chen, "The mathematics of poker", there is a formula to calculate the right frequency of a bluff action. The formula has been calculated in a simplified version of poker. Even ...
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Is it bad etiqutte for the whole table to agree to let someone blind out?

There is probably no wrong or right answer to this just wondered what the general opinion is. To set the scene. I was just playing in a tourney where we got down to the final 6 and 5 paid. The chip ...

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