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Adjusting strategy for MTT

I've been playing low stakes SNG's (10-50 participants) for a while and learned to beat the game to such a degree that I can play profitably. However, when I attempt playing in MTTs I rarely make it ...
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Nash's ICM calculation

I would like to understand the Nash' ICM model and how to use it. I have found this calculators here and here, and I have tried to play with them. But I don't understand the output. Who can help me ...
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Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time

Bad as they are, I used to like playing Q8 off/on suit and more recently A & a low number card (say 9 or less) on suit. I know these cards are pretty raggy, but do any of you often find yourselves ...
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NL200: TPGK In Squeezed Pot OOP

Villain is 22/11/0 3B(0/28) over ~80 hands. Folded to 3B 67% all positions (2/3). He seems Tight, and relatively passive Pre- and Post-flop. This is the first time he's faced a 3B from a steal ...
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How many SnG tournaments do I need to play to be relatively sure I'm a profitable player?

A couple weeks ago I started playing 1$ SnGs on a popular online poker room(poker site?). I've now played 90 of theses SnGs and I am up 12$. That's not bad considering it took me 15-20 tournaments to ...
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What is representative number of hands played?

I am starting playing poker and I would like to track my results to check if I am winning, loosing or flat. This is e.g. useful to decide whether I can start playing higher stakes or if I should ...
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Hands selection in a 6 table

I am trying to find any kind of cheat sheet that would guide me in which hands should I select to play in 6 players (Texas Hold'em) game. I believe it will be needed to play more hands, but I am lost ...
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422 views

calling all-in before the flop

Play Money tournament on Pokerstars, single table 9-max SNG NLHE. We're in the Heads Up, roughly equal stacks, with slight advantage towards Hero. Dealt to hero: AQd. Hero bets 3 (or 4? don't ...
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124 views

What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?

I'm trying to use the free tables on PokerStars for a few reasons To get familiar with position, hand values etc To get comfortable managing bankroll (It seems easier to make a mistake when there's ...
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Hold'em hand history with hero

I'm looking for a significant number of hold'em hands with hero as I'm doing some specific statistical analyses and having hole cards only when they are shown at showdown creates some significant bias ...
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191 views

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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276 views

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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What is the maximal pot bet if one of the players has less chips than minimum raise

Assuming 3 players in a pot limit game. Dealer has 1000$ in chips SB has 1000$ in chips BB has 100$ in chips blinds are 100/200 SB puts 100, BB is all in with 100 (instead of 200). if Dealer ...
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174 views

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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is there an open source algorithm for a fixed limit holdem

I'm looking for an AI algorithm in any programming language for studying. The simple - the better. I've read that Polaris is the best implementation for a fixed limit holdem so far. I'm looking for ...
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873 views

Las Vegas: Best casino for 1-2 no limit?

I would like to know where an intermediate player stands a chance of not losing their shirt playing 1-2 cash game in Vegas. :) What would be your choice for a casino?
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129 views

Push/Fold situation

I'm following Kill Everyone tables for push/fold situations but i have some difficulties where there's limping action before me from the big stacks. Say, i'm in FT and the large stack with about 13.5 ...
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1answer
238 views

Conversion of hand history from unsupported site

I am playing on a site that is not supported by Holdem Manager 2 and would like to import the hand histories to HM2 manually so I will be able to have the stats about the players. I am thinking about ...
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365 views

Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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252 views

pineapple open face chinese shooting the moon

When you shoot the moon in pineapple OFC, do you get 20 points, but the other player always scoops you? or does your hand not get scooped because it shot the moon?
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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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Should you use average value or marginal value when deciding which hands to play?

This example comes from Sklansky: Suppose you are in a very loose wild limit game, where seven players (other than yourself) call for the maximum four bets on every hand. Sklansky then asserts that ...
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Easy to remember push/fold/callpush table/formula

I've tried to generate a push fold table that's easy to remember in my head. This is what I've got so far: Take the highest card: A = 10 K = 8 Q = 7 J = 6 T = 5 9-2 = Face value / 2 Add the ...
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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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491 views

Name of five card Texas Hold'em game?

I got shown this game during a break at a recent local tournament I was in that is just like Texas Hold'em except one is dealt five cards, not two. Then at the end of every betting round (pre-flop, ...
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The groups of Sklansky starting hands

Which criterion did Sklansky use when dividing starting hands in groups? Computer generated starting hands seems to show a subjective grouping by Sklansky, doesn't it?
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How are casino poker dealers paid? [closed]

Are dealers paid like wait staff where they have a small hourly rate and are expected to make it up in tokes?
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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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Fictitious play for multiway hand in push or fold regime

I know the theory behind the push or fold in heads up (Is well explained in The mathematics of poker of Chen & Ankenman). I know that exists software (e.g. ICM trainer) that computes the push or ...
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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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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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Flush draw against very aggressive player

Don't have position. I'm the BB Got dealt: 5♥ 9♥ Aggressive player raises to $3 (as expected, he raises everything to $3 and plays just about every hand, with few getting to showdown). ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: ...
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What does the Dealer button have to do with the dealer?

I've often wondered about this: why is the dealer button called the dealer button ? The player that is on the button is just that: a player; not a dealer. Maybe this name is because of historical ...
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Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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Can I showdown early

I'm the last to act. I have pocket queens. First player bets 10, second raises to 30, the fourth raises to 70. I have 160 chips in front of me. I'm willing to go all-in. I decided to believe that ...
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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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How to play against a fish when having straight

I was playing recently the following game in 6max (max buy-in: 50BB) against a player quite often limping in (fish): Preflop MP, CO and BTN folds SB: Fish (85BB) limps BB: Hero (50BB) checks with ...
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What are the actual odds of being dealt pocket Aces?

I have been looking at the way people calculate the odds of poker hands for a few hours and i think there is a HUGE flaw. In poker a player is never dealt two CONSECUTIVE cards. This in my view ...
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

I've done some studying, learned about ranges for stealing, raising, calling, positional play etc. but I get bored with all that theory. I don't really care about my odds and outs and I probably make ...
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$2/$5 Poker Hand: Nut Flush Draw, Big Pot

On the big blind for 5$ with A♥2♥. Straddle for 10$ is on. UTG+1 makes it 30$ to play and gets 4 callers. I call. Straddle calls. Pot is now at 210$. Flop J⋄8♥9♥. ...
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What if you get a straight flush on flop?

What should be your strategy once you get a straight-flush [not to a high card as A♠or K♠] after the Flop itself. Keeping in mind the cards in the Flop are sequential. Should one start ...
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How to play multi screen

I read a lot of articles about pokers and how to be a professional poker player. Most of them say that you have to start playing STT 9 handed, 4 or 6 tables simultaneously. I try to follow this tip ...
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347 views

Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

I make my way to chip leader by playing strategically my hands and folding so-so hands. Now that I'm the chip leader, should I revise my strategy and go see more flops? Will it be advantageous to see ...
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What is the best poker tracker/software?

I'm looking for a good poker tracker to improve my game. I found already this old article at the 2+2 forum from 2010: Hand HQ Best Supplemental Program Website: www.handhq.com ...
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4answers
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Interactive texas holdem learning

Could you advise a site to learn Texas Hold'em, interactively?
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212 views

Ask for the size of the pot

I sometimes lose count of the pot size. At a live game can you ask other players for the size of the pot or is that considered coaching? So far what I have found here: Asking for help ...
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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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Real money poker on Android?

Are there any apps available on Android on which you can play real money Poker? :D I only found this one: http://www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/android.htm Has anyone used it?

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