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The chance that any one person has AA when you have no aces (and given no other information) is 6 / (50 * 49 / 2) or ~ .5% (note: you know your two cards, so it's not 52 * 51). This means that there's a 99.5% chance that they don't. When doing probabilities the probability that any one of n things with probability p_n is going to happen is 1 minus the the ...


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I have over 1M hands in my poker database and everything holds true for the RnG of any site. Stats I can look up are frequency I get hands like AA and odds of calling and shoving all in's. Everything is fine and well within the norm. The RnG is the same for all, there are no juiced hands. As vlzvl says if you lose regularly then the only person to blame is ...


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I would agree with some of the previous answers on this one, although it is easy to be influenced by seeing the outcome. Preflop: no problem with your check here, but let's start to think ranges right away. Villian is just calling in position. His range is wide but eliminates strong premium hands. Button is going to raise frequently with A10-AK and ...


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Ok. Let's take this one step at a time. You describe your opponent as a "maniac". However, that player displays no "maniac" behavior in this hand, so I'm not sure where to go with that. I'd like more information on how you get that read on the player. But we can still analyze the hand. So you wake up with A4os in middle position and decide to raise 6x ...


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I agree generally with the other answers, but I just wanted to point out that I think your post looks a lot like the specific type of tilt known as "entitlement tilt." You start your post with a description of how well you know the game and how you make money at it. Your description of the problem hands sounds to me like you (subconsciously) feel your ...


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But even a call to a raise in early position is not a cheap flop. 2BB is 2BB and you have 4 players behind you that could re-raise. K-10 suited is not just outside the tight range in early position. That is a very loose call. That is only a calling hand in late position. That hand only wins 25% against 5 random hands. When do you raise? Build a big ...


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A preliminary remark. This situation (full over straight) is very common in PLO. Thus playing PLO might be a good way to get used to it. At low limits, players tend to play according to their cards, with some wild decisions from time to time. Preflop. The button could have tried to steal the blinds, but checking in the BB with Q9 seems to be reasonable. ...


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When you see such post-flop aggression from an opponent, you want to take a look on post-flop stats like AF and specifically in what frequency this guy bets in every street. The VPIP/PFR you posted doesn't really describe his play. Although the sample you have is small; ~60 hands are not that descriptive for the play made by Villain. Personally, and because ...


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There are a lot of questions outstanding in this, but a couple of things jump out at me. It's a micro-limit play money game - people will play anything Your raise to 2x BB with multiple limpers is WAY too small. It's too small of a raise to be considered a raise, really, even in a big real-money cash game. The pot-odds almost dictate that the other ...


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Perhaps you're playing a zoom or rush table where you only have a few seconds. You will get used to it pretty quickly but to ease yourself into it just try play a single table, maybe for a lower stake than you're used to playing at until you adjust. You will find you get much quicker and these decisions once you get used to the shift from live to online. ...


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Just gonna throw my two cents in to make you think about some things (some people might have mention some of them already.) You haven't actually mentioned anything about positions here, what position are you and what position is villain? Position is one of the most important factors when explaining a hand as our range changes based on this. For example if ...


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This is really just a comment on your turn play. Short version: After you check and he bets, I think you should have shoved all-in. You don't say exactly what the stacks were to begin the hand, but since you say they were greater than 100 bigs, I'm guessing they were closer to 100 than 200+. You called his pre-flop reraise and played the flop and turn quite ...


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Repeat after me: poker hands have five cards. EXACTLY five cards. No more, no fewer. In Hold'em, each player plays the best 5-card hand he can out of the seven available. Vlad's best 5-card hand is A-8-7-4-2 of clubs. His opponent's best 5-card hand is A-8-7-4-2 of clubs. Split pot. If, perchance, our hero had, say, the 6 of clubs in his hand, then his ...


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First of all, it seems you were in a very trappy table. The lads had lots of VPIP and some traces of PFR, which mean you were in a calling, weak table rather than a value bet table. When i'm in such a table, and especially when the action ended in a limp, my first thought is that my opponent can have literally anything, except premium hands. You would ...


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One of the troubles with this hand is you can't narrow his range pre-flop. He's seeing a lot of flops anyway and since he's defending his blind his range will likely be even higher than normal. Pre-flop he can have almost any hand. FLOP He raises your strong looking 3/4 pot bet and you call. Since he is aggressive (from his pre-flop stats at least) it's a ...


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There are ways of maintaining concentration sure, but what works for me might not work for you. You will have to find your own method. For me I listen to music when I play. I find that it stops myself from getting bored and maintains my concentration. The main thing is I don't get bored so I don't mind folding in these situations you've described. I don't ...


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This sounds like a classic example of tilt. Being able to control oneself in these situations is often the only the difference between a consistently winning poker player and a losing one. For example, imagine that on average you make about 5 big blinds of profit per hour spent playing. Tilting away 20 big blinds once every 4 hours would wipe out all that ...


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Certainly this can theoretically be done. The games are harder than they were 10 years ago, but it's possible to be a profitable player, and if you're profitable all you need is more time and tables. Here's one example of a player who as a proof of concept started with a small bankroll with the intent of working it up to a nice sum of 100K in a short time. ...


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Action is the one word answer! Antes were common in all higher limit (5/10 and better) Seven Card Stud games, and variants like Eight or Better, and Razz. Very rare in Texas Hold'em games. I also believe that most higher limit five card draw games like lo-ball and jacks or better also commonly had antes. The downside to Antes are that they slow down the ...


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"Anyone who considers arithmetic methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin." - John von Neumann, 1951 The short answer: If your player knows your seed, in theory he can predict the outcome of the randomizer. In practice, you want to reseed your randomizer with a random seed that is very difficult to guess. If the seed is static ...


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It's true that so-called "action flops" can increase the size of pots and therefore increase the rake dropped for each hand. It's also true that there is the potential for financial gain to be had for a poker site in tweaking the "luck" that certain classes of players have on a site. But... these are hard problems. How do you inject action flops into your ...


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You should be able to download the pokerstars.com client (possibly requiring a proxy) and then browse the games without even having an account. I am able to do this by right-clicking on the window border of the "Log In" dialog and closing it. In case you are not able to do this, here is a screenshot taken at the time of this posting, of the stakes ...


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Microstakes are considerable tougher these days, no matter the game type, either cash or tournaments. About the good stakes to play, you need to check your poker bankroll. Do you have more than 100 buy-ins for the tournament stakes you're planning to play? Then play in that, while recording your results carefully, especially the winrate. And do this for ...


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Technically it's buyer beware as to what it works on, but I think it's just an update issue. I did a little research and found this... https://www.pokertracker.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=59668 It states that Pokerstars changed their T&Cs and it affected old versions of the tracker. Updating should resolve it.


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I think you played this too aggressively after the flop. When he calls your pre-flop raise out of position and then calls your pot-sized flop raise, what is he representing? Not many of those hands are hands that you can beat. 44, 77, TT+, AcXc, AT, and maybe a few other tens if he's really loose. You're a huge underdog to that range on this flop. The ...


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I see villains stats, and I wonder how many hands were in the sample. Those seem to be short-term unsustainable maniac stats. Secondly, is this a cash game, SNG, MTT, HU, Spin & Go? And how early on in the session/at table? Thirdly, what are the actual stakes? You say micro but, 50NL or micro-micro like 2NL? At 50NL I cannot believe the stats are ...


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Considering your question and comment the problems happened before the river. It was not A as in one costly mistake - it was series of mistakes. If you are kicking yourself for A mistake then you are kicking yourself for the wrong reasons. ... have a good hand pre-flop but hit nothing on the board. It's worse if I've invested a lot already by the ...


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You only have to square the 1326 if you're going to pick a specific hand to begin with. Otherwise it's 1/1×1/1326.


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Short answer to this question is you do not trust an online poker site. There are many reasons not to. It is a business whose interest is to make money. They are there to make money from you. They are not there to give you a fair shake, they are not there to see that you make money. They are part of the morally defunct corporate culture that has become ...


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It makes no sense for a profitable poker site to cheat because this industry is black and white. If they will be caught cheating, all players will leave the site and they will be closed. think of it - lets assume the site wants to cheat by building bots or by "handle" the cards. To do so, someone should develop/design dedicated code, test and support it. ...



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