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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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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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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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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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I think the biggest potential risk is not from non-random hands, but from insiders who have available to them knowledge of the (perhaps totally random) hands in real-time while they're playing out. The Absolute Poker scandal about 10 years ago was a good example of this kind of thing. Are current sites doing this kind of thing? It's hard to say, but if there ...

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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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I tend to believe that most (I use that word loosely btw) Poker Sites that have some years behind them, clearly make plenty of money between rake and the luring casinos and BJ tables that are attached to EVERY one of them, to make cheating an unnecessary risk. That being said, I do believe that the cheaters among us are the real risks you will encounter in ...

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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 Official PCA site on How To Qualify hints that: "The PCA page on the PokerStars Blog page has blog posts from Team PokerStars Pro, which give poker strategy advice that's designed to help you in your qualification campaign." But when you actually go to the site (Here is the generic .com version but it can depend on your region; as you can see ...

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No they currently don't, here is their answer. Thank you very much for your email and for allowing us to assist you with your doubts. We do not have tables in CAD, however this is not an issue that will affect you, please find the details below. PokerStars currently offers games and tournaments in USD, EUR and GBP and we may offer games ...

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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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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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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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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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Playing online poker for real money in the U.S. depends on the state which you live in. There is no federal law prohibiting you from making an account and playing online poker for real money. Unfortunately for you in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia code ยง18.2-325 defines illegal gambling as: making, placing or receipt, of any bet or wager in ...

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PREFLOP: Raise to 5BB. In fact the pot is 2+2+1+2= 7, you should put in at least 7 more to steal it, expecially when you are bluffing (for example with A5s or KTs) so up to 2+7= 9. I prefer 10. FLOP: Check. In fact, as played, you should check your whole range in a 3 way. This hand is particularly good to do that since you really want to just check/call ...

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