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Yes, you might be 80% against a random hand, but unless he really is just gambling on his last hand (how can you know?) his likely range will significantly lower your odds. For example: You're getting pot odds of 42%. Your card odds are around 18% if he's only ever shoving AA in this spot, around 23% if he's shoving AA or KK, and 50% if he's shoving AA, KK ...


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Unless you think your opponent only ever does this move with AA, you're likely to be at least a 70-80% favourite to win the hand. Maybe not the bet to be making with your entire net worth, but with a portion of your poker bank on the table, I'd call this every time. Of course you're not going to win 100% of the time (and it hurts when you do lose - ...


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Given your description of villain, I think your play is OK but a call might be better. A flush draw is a huge part of his range here. The problem with raising him all in though is that he's getting a pretty good price to call with just a flush draw. If you were to call instead of raising, then the majority of turn cards would result in one of two ...


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Interesting, tough hand. I think I would fold here. I'll assume there isn't any relevant history with the opponent as that may change your strategy here. I think everything is pretty straightforward up until the flop where you are faced with the check-raise. I think a call here is good, but I'm uneasy about it as it doesn't lead to the rest of the hand ...


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If you are referring to the Tendler and Carter book, the section 'Improve your C-game' two things are stated. Firstly, "Your C-Game [are] the cracks in [our poker] foundation ... There is always some mental component to our C-game." and secondly "Breaking through mental game problems make it much easier to eliminate tactical mistakes. In order to fix a ...


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My analysis is you played fine. If villain was on a flush draw you got pot odds to put him all in on the flop and you might have gotten him to fold. If you had waited for a blank on turn he might have gotten away. What I don't get is the $20 raise from villain. He is not getting pots odds on the $20. If he was trying to push you off the pot he should ...


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TL;DR: I think shoving was fine. After his flop raise he has only about a half the pot left in his stack. You're of course not folding to that raise given your read on him as a looser player who is likely to be playing diamonds this way, so calling or shoving are your two options. It's true that the villain has priced himself into the hand with that raise ...


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There are a ton of questions here. In order: Was it a good move to open against a loose-agressive BB cheapleader with a K J off suit holding? The problem with opening this weak against LAGs is precisely the problem you described. You simply have no idea where you are. There you were, in position, against the blinds, and you had no idea where you were ...


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Well, I used to use Sharkscope back in the day before pstars banned it. You didn't even ahve to upload your history because they kept track of EVERYONE for you. You probably should start by seeing if anything in this list works for you... http://www.toolspoker.com/pokerstars/pokerstars-allowed-poker-tools/ You may also want to review this FAQ... ...


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Your thinking is good, although with a hand this strong as QQ and no history you definitely want to push more preflop and probably got it in. QQ has the most value before the flop so make him buy the full value. This also eliminates the positional advantage as well. Sure, he may have AA, KK but what could you do? Personally, i don't like to pay 11 BB (or ...


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Not really, I'd have played it exactly the same, especially given this is a multi-way pot, you want to isolate here against baby aces and small pairs hitting a set on subsequent streets. A King is well within any of the other players' ranges too. It's the right play.


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I am waffling on this. I think I could be convinced by any strategy that tries to get all of UTG+2's stack in the middle, and I could also be convinced to fold to a shove by UTG+2 if you call or min-raise the flop. I think this really comes down to reads you might have on UTG+2. If he's tight, then I'd be inclined to fold against a flop reshove from him. ...


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Everyone check to the button, no one is showing strength. Someone wants a free/cheap draw The button's job is to show strength, he might have anything, even after raising pre-flop. You know he has something, probably a suited-connected hand or a small pair, it's unlikely that he has a high pair in this action, although it's always possible. We later come ...


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You got your money in with the best hand. And he was not getting pot odds to call. Even if you knew what was in his hand you make the right play. At the flop you were 68%. Even if he filled up the straight you still had 4 outs yourself for a full house. On that board you had a very good hand. I would not have put a player on 24. And I doubt they put ...


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I do not know if the callers are big/small blind, so I am going to be pessimistic and say the pot is 4*6= 24$ after the flop. On the flop, before you shove the pot is 24+15+15=52$. You shove with 48$, hence he has to call with 33$ the pot odds are 33/100 or 33%. He has 8 outs, hence the probability of hitting is aproximatley 8*4= 32%, or more precise 30% ...


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The way this question is worded I feel inclined to answer thusly; You are perhaps going about reviewing hands, for the most part it seems, incorrectly. I will explain this, durring I believe I will be able to answer your question. There are two reasons I think there are flaws in this, let's say 'review game.' First, I can use it on the same hand so if ...


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I was on Bovada (not anymore, its totally rigged), and using an online hand converter to convert my hands to pokerstars, which seems to be the standard people are using for conversion. However, some of the hands didn't parse properly and errored in HM2, (about 30% of them). I didn't have time to spend figuring out why, I'd rather just code my own ...


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If you're playing a tournament i think going all in preflop is kinda bad after the player raises 11 bb. You're almost 100 BB deep you can play more cautiously in MTT. No need to risk a coin flip or bad moment with QQ, unless you are playing a fast pace game (turbo <= 5min). But still deciding on going all in would look too suspicious. In cash game going ...



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