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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sit on a (as in the same table) is cheating. You know the other hands and what cards are out. It is player collusion which alone is cheating. If one hand is KK and another hand is QQ then you would not play the QQ knowing KK is out. Do you think that is fair to other players? I might be on TT from middle position but not play it because I know both ...


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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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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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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 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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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 think your mistake was on the flop. There's a decent chance that you have the best hand after the flop, but it's important to consider how the rest of the hand is going to play out. Given that HJ has called a preflop raise and bet into you on the flop, there's a good chance he'll call the raise--the only time he folds is when you're way ahead, and do you ...


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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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They don't need any reasons. The software is third party and affects the client by overlaying a HUD. This is not something other users of PokerStars may have access to thus can be considered an unfair advantage. They need to protect their players and their product. You can continue using the product and risk being banned. Or you can stop using the ...


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It depends of the type of games you are playing and the familiarity you have with it as well. The difficulty of the decisions you have to make should also affect the number of tables you play. Also the time you have between each decisions will affect it. So at cash game in NLHE or tournaments or speed poker you will generally play a different number of ...


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Really there can't every be a fixed number or fixed answer for this. The simplest answer is what ever number you can play without having a negative effect on your game and your win rate. Don't look to emulate some of the online wizards who grind 20+ tables, you will get lost and lose money. Start off playing one, open a second, if it goes fine and doesn't ...


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There is this new software, Sagittarius ABZ which allows you to create your own strategy, as in you tell it how to play yourself! In my personal opinion, id rather 'teach' the bot how to play myself rather than blindly trusting my money with someone elses bot... How good: I cant directly answer your question given that its not exactly a poker bot but ...


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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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Because it doesn't make economical sense for a company to rob their customers and make not become repeat customers. If you feel cheated you won't return. They want you to return. Poker sites charge a rake and make a huge amount of money from that. Why would they risk it by cheating, or rigging it and face future court cases, brand tarnishing, etc, etc. ...


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I actually do not suggest doing cash tables if you are new to the game. You need to learn position poker and what it means to be utg, sb, bb, and dealer. I say this because when you are playing microstake cash games people don't do the normal or usual play they would do in say a 5/10 dollar game then a .05/.10 cent game. When you play at these small stakes ...



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