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Oftentimes, the reason bad luck leads to bad play is because of a pyschological need to get back to even faster than you should statistically be able to. If you normally win on average $10/hour, and you just had a 3 day losing streak where you lost $1000, you may not have the patience to play 100 hours to win back that $1000. Subconsciously you will ...


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In this case I would say "Thank you" and muck my cards. Is my personal decision to never show my holecards unless I have to. Poker is an information game so the less information your opponent have the best for you. Your opponent obviously was not happy to be kicked out of the pot, let him keep guessing. Next rounds you could make him pay your good hands ...


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Live Live is where you can do mostly of the image you project to people. Some people just get irritated by some things like (your voice,how you dress, the way you talk etc..) These things depend on who your against to. Everyone has something that he doesn't like you only have to find it out. Player style Agressiv type Im an agressiv player and know ...


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Your QQ hand has the greatest value before the flop because it is 1) a made pair and 2) a high one. Once the rocket comes on the flop, your hand loses most of its value, and you should check and fold (calling occasionally to keep people honest) if the rocket comes on the flop, and someone bets. Most people will stay in preflop with A-x. If you are first to ...


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Poker players on real poker sites choose their name wisely, by that I mean they want to play there often and choose a real nick like "Destroyer666" or "Billy the Cid" whatever. But they won't go for PEtewr345353 or Hello324234 , it's not about the name only, it's more about the player who choose the name. I sometimes like a rude name like "r4p3tim3" but i ...


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If you're playing a Zoom table where you don't necessarily get to pick up on the tendencies of other players, always try to take into account what the rest of the board looks like. For example, when the flop comes A-X-X, do the XX cards give a possible straight/flush draw? If the board is A-9-8 with two clubs and you're getting action, its likely the ...


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Poker is a game about ranges. As such, there is no cookie-cutter answer to questions like this. You want to figure out the range of villain, and figure out how best to play against it. For example, if you opened in UTG and villain called from UTG+1 and he does this with a range of {AQ+,JJ-99} then it's probably best simply to check/fold on the flop: he has ...


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Having favourite hands is more of a goofy thing to do in order to reduce boredom. Many professional players have such favourite hands because they'we been playing for many years and can afford it. The problem with having something like this is that you immediately lose objectivity. Emotions must be avoided at all costs in the context of poker; having a ...


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The gambler's anonymous site has a list of 20 questions as a starter. Some things to note about addictions in general: It is not about the quantity but more about the emotions and behaviour. The CAGE questions can also be applied (in part): Has the person ever tried to Cut down but couldn't? Has the person ever got Angry when questioned about their ...


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Every Person has it's own daily phase of best concentration. For most of them it's in the morning after breakfast, for some others it's in the night when everything is dark and silent. Both periodes make sense, figure out when you have your personal best and play at this time. Anyway playing a lot of poker will help you because situations repeat and you will ...


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Americans can't play much online poker since Black Friday because it's illegal for banks to process transactions to or from online poker sites. There are a few sites, such as Merge and the like, which will allow US players but they are relatively low volume compared to PokerStars and Full Tilt. If you're looking to play the highest amount of fish you should ...


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There was a fair bit of discussion about this back in the poker boom days on DeucesCracked. The conclusions were mixed (and based on very anecdotal data). Three items of consensus appeared: Names in CamelCase and names that referred to "grinding", "graphs", "ev", "flips" or any other regular slang denoted a "regular" of some sort. Not necessarily good ...


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If I'm the one opening with a raise, I'll represent the Ace/King with a c-bet. If I get called, I'll shut down and look to check-fold to a bet. If somebody calls my c-bet, they almost always have the Ace, or have the Ace beat. From a 2nd level perspective, if I've opened the pot with a raise, the Ace is one of the cards I'm supposed to have in my hand. So ...


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I dont know how much of an affect it has to be honest, I dont really care what someone's username is or what picture they have, i just play them the same as anyone else. One thing I would say is that the name can sometimes help socially. Using PKR as an example as you have, my name on there is Daddy_Cool (cannot even remember why), this usually gets ...


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One thing I've seen in tournament play is over betting prior to the flop with JJ-KK if you don't want to see them busted. I try not to do this myself unless I'm short stacked. It is common to see AA by the river since many players will call a typical bet or raise with A+anything. If I have any pocket pair and see an overcard on the flop I'll typically bet ...


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I know the feeling I have been playing well for months but always seem to be on the end of bad beats. I use HEM2 and most of the tournaments I play I am finishing +EV but not cashing. I tend to do one of two things when I am on a run like this: Take a break for a few days, keep studying and reading forums like this, but stay away from the tables. Change ...


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I always ramp up my review efforts when I am running bad. At minimum, I will double the portion of my time spent studying and reviewing hands. I also run them by other players I trust. During extended down runs, I find that I may end up needing to take some time away from the tables to unwind and get my head straight. That could be a day or two, or it could ...


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There are plenty of scenarios in which it is more than OK to play hands like Q8o, Q8s, and definitely Axs. There are also plenty of scenarios where you should be folding these hands rather quickly. Whether or not you do fold them should be completely independent of sentimental wins and losses. Instead, play them or fold them because it is the most ...


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In my opinion, it depends on what stakes you are playing. At low stakes, none of these matter whether live (1/2, 1/3) or online (upto 1/2). There are recreational players willing to take chance and gamble with their low stacks and when-ever they think the pot is huge to gamble. So its better to have something when you raise. It's like playing roulette for ...



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