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Well, IMHO, your analysis is pretty good. However, you see this kind of play all the time even in big tournaments. And in general, this play from the A8 is usually not a bad one. Whenever you have a super-short stack (really anything under 10 BBs) then they are capable of pushing with just about anything. In fact, there comes a time that it just doesn't ...


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I am angered enough at the other two answers here to move my comments to an actual attempt at an answer. I think they really miss the point. In short: This behavior from the big blind is illegal collusion and deserving of a penalty. The intent of the BB here is obviously to signal to the SB that he is no threat in the hand. That's a big deal. This is a ...


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500 tournaments is probably enough to indicate whether or not you are a winning player. You need a few thousand to have any accurate idea of what your win-rate will be (and, since you're just starting out, your win-rate should improve a lot during the first 500, let alone during the thousands we're talking about, so you'd need a few thousand games after ...


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• The minimum legal raise is equal to the previous raise amount. • If the previous all-in raise amount was less than the minimum raise, then the minimum raise is equal to the previous minimum raise. • If a player goes all-in for less than the minimum legal raise after the open raiser, and is called by at least another player, the open raiser will only be ...


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This is really easy (no brainer) shove, there is no way this can not be profitable, maybe only in some rare bubble situation. He has only 5BB, if you raise even just to 2BB, the pot on flop will be 4BB and his stack will be 3BB. This means he is really pot commited and needs to push rest of his stack into the pot anyway. Also, you have hand that is very ...


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Now that you've edited to indicate the SB limped in and you were already in the money, and in consideration of stack sizes between hero and villain (and without consideration for the other unknown stack sizes -- though that could change things), I think your push is likely the right thing to have done. I would generally expect the SB to fold rather than ...


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IMHO there is a difference between etiquette, house rules and gamesmanship. I've yet see a house game, casino game or big tournament that has a rule against what the BB said. However, they might. But that would be a silly rule, IMHO. You are usually not allowed to talk about the exact cards in your hand, in the same sense that you shouldn't turn your ...


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The answer depends on the "house rules". However I would suggest in general: if you are not in the hand, then you should not talk about the hand or what you folded or think someone has you must not collaborate with anyone. You can't make deals with people or help them you should not indicate what you are going to do until it is your turn to act Having ...


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In my opinion for a steady income I find sng much better. I can multi-table a lot better so will play a bit lower stakes in more games which gives me a more steady income. This is however just a personal opinion.


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You are comparing apples and bannanas... those two are two different worlds... In one you can rebuy and play as long as you want on always the same blinds on the other there is a ever shrinking number of players and rising blinds... play both for some time let's say 100 hours and see what gives you more profit... then stick to it... this is just a ...


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Although poker is changing all the time fundamentally the game is still the same. Its only really peoples strategies that change. If this book has been recommended in several places then its obviously a good book even if it is 5 years old. So you should probably take a look at it, if you get the opportunity. In my opinon the best way to continue to learn ...



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