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Joining the game for the first time. Case 1: The new player takes seat 6. The next hand he can post the BB and be dealt a hand. Nothing changes. This is correct Case 2: The new player takes seat 4. The next hand he is not allowed to play until the dealer has passed him. The dealer will be seat 3, SB will be seat 5 and BB will be seat 6. ...


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Fold preflop. Q6 is not a hand you want to be opening with from first position as you said you were in.


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Just because you get your money in with the best hand and end up losing does not mean the game is rigged. As has been previously posted, you lose about 1 out of every 6 times in this spot. You are more likely to lose this hand than correctly guess a number someone is thinking of between 1 and 10. Surely you have seen that scenario occur where cheating was ...


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bet enough on the flop to commit yourself. if you are beat, you are beat. life goes on. you can't fold this hand. i might make it about 4500-4800 preflop though. only 2800 more is begging for calls. basically, don't be results oriented. sometimes you play hands correctly and still lose.


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it's pretty simple... 89 vs a random hand performs better than J7 vs a random hand. however, head to head, J7 performs better than 89.


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a royal flush is not the only "unbreakable nuts". sometimes, a straight flush is unbreakable. example: if the flop is 5d, 7d, 8d and i am holding the 6d and 9d, my hand is unbeatable regardless of what other cards come out and what other players hold. it is important to remember there is no difference than a straight flush and a royal flush except that ...


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I have found the answer by testing it on pokerstars. It's not the general rule, i know, but it's a solid solution. Provided that the next player has enough chips for a minimum raise, that would be: Case 1: 10 chips (1 big blind). Case 2: 22 chips. Case 3: 12 chips. Cases 2 & 3 are nothing special, following the rule of adding the largest previous ...


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I think this is unanswerable. If you have n players before you, and the maximum time they have to decide is t seconds, then you have at most nt seconds. But we all know that most players won't take that long to decide. I would guess that the distributions of time taken is uniform, meaning that the average time you get to decide is nt/2. If the distribution ...


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This second answer is about raising, or not: QQ from the big blind. If you have QQ in the big blind and that action comes back around to you with an option, you simply can assume you have the best hand at this time. The raise you make, if you decide to raise should ideally be the largest amount you can make it that the players will call. You do not want to ...


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The rules will vary from site to site and also from casino to casino. The rules will also vary within the same poker room (Online or B&M) depending on the type and size of a game. There are two basic scenarios for getting in a game, a player is required to post a blind or the players is not required to post a blind. If the player is required to post a ...


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As the other Jon Suggested hole cards by definition are hidden. The term "Hole Card" in poker means the cards in your hand that are only known to you. So your question may be worded badly. Having said that there are many forms of poker where one or more of your cards are displayed from the beginning of your hand. None of which are Hold'em or Omaha per say. ...


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The right to leave whenever you want is illusionary since you already have paid the BB in last round for the round you're in. In fact, it is advised to stay just before the next BB come. Specifically, Pokerstars have a handy checkbox saying sit out to next big blind so you have not care about that. About the first dealt-in, there are 2 options (as far as i ...


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From my experience at Party, you either wait until the BB comes round to you before being dealt in, or you have to put a BB dead in the pot on your first hand. Different sites may vary. The reason is not just positional advantage; if it were not the case then you could be dealt hands for free then quit before playing a blind - with enough patience you could ...


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I would prefer the 89, I don't even play J7, suited or not ever jack seven is about as useless as 9-2, j-7 is just two random cards that have no quality, just two below average cards that do not particularly compliment each other at all. Disconnected hands have huge downsides mainly they just do not play well because you cant really make a strong straight ...


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According to the rules, the game stops as soon as the is a clear winner/ winners (split pot), further actions do not count. This is like in (english) football, if a goal is scored and the ball bounces back out, and another player kicks it in the net again, it's still only 1 goal.


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The players don't get to see the odds, and they are calculated for the audience, who know that the 2A's have gone. Trying to convince an ungullible audience that the 2A's are still really in play just doesn't seem worth it I guess.


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I recommend: http://haseebq.com/category/philosophy-of-poker/ and the site in general.


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Its 200/400/75 - the order is defined by the amount each player has to pay to play from the dealer, i.e. SB, BB, A, A, A, A.


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You haven't said how much bigger V1's stack was than yours. Did he have enough just to put you all-in and not even notice? In which case you were just unlucky. If not, he was a bit fool-hardy to bet with J6 and must have a special friend somewhere.


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Personally, i would choose a hand that makes easier decisions post-flop. 98 plays easier post-flop than J7, although J7 is more concealed if you hit a draw or maybe a 2-pair but rarely you'll make something out of a 3-gapper. Having said that, i would prefer to have T7 or T8 rather J7. As @Chris Farmer, context is needed. What game, stacks, is multi-way? ...


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Hmmm, I think you are confused. There is no such thing as a legal 'minimum raise' - some gambling houses might insist on at least a big blind, but it is not a rule. It actually a phrase meaning a player has made a 'minimum raise', i.e. they have raised but by possibly the smallest amount. They have not made any attempt at extravagance in betting to show off ...


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I think this is a version of HE where there is the usual flop, turn, river, and if you get to the river, the dealer then deals another 5 cards, so that everyone knows that these cards are not in live play, which changes everyones calculations and probabilites. As such, these cards are definitely no goes, and so the guy with the wild card has just been plain ...


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There are two basic scenarios that get a little confusing when players are going all in. Scenario 1 is when the player goes all in for less then a full bet, your case 1 and case 3 are covered in this scenario. Scenario 2 is when a player goes all in making a raise that is less then the full raise this is your case 2. The big problem is that the answer to ...


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I haven't used the available "charts and calculators" tools yet; but I quite like your idea of a tool identifying the best possible hands from a board (at the different stages), that is identify the best possible hole cards to make the strongest possible hands from a given board. I think that would be a good tool to identify what you should be wary of or ...


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There is really not a standard. I have a standard that I used to use on my web site that I will share, the standard is not one I devised, it was around and used in most card rooms. It is a notation for describing game limits, and tournament levels. With the advent of online poker people started describing games in different ways and what standard there was ...


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I haven't looked at the revealed answer yet, and I'm not experienced in tournaments, so YMMV. You haven't said anything about the button's tendencies. Two calls of raises in this hand pre-flop could mean that he's hoping to sneak in with AA or maybe he's a little looser pre-flop because he feels like his stack size gives him some freedom. He would probably ...


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I agree with the other answers here that your post-flop choices were poor. Your pre-flop raise wasn't enough to get AX to fold, and when your flop continuation bet was called on this board even though you'd shown pre-flop aggression and are effectively representing an ace, you know you're in bad shape. The only hands that would call you here are AX and 77. ...


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I hit a wall in my cash games and there was a book recommended to me that pretty much turned around my game. I'll post the title later I can find it, but contained therein are two costly flaws you absolutely must eliminate from your game to be successful. From memory, these are: Passively playing hands in which you are potentially dominated Playing ...


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You did not play the pot correctly, you managed to lose the maximum amount possible. Your pre-flop raise was OK. With queens I would much rather have two aces hit the board then one, but that only means my hand is a little less likely to be beat at this point because there is one less ace in someone's hand. It does not mean anything other then that, you ...


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This is one of the cases where you need to raise strongly the limpers before you. The error on your side was that you raised the typical amount of only 3BBs. In your situation you have to raise much more. How more? Take a look: You have QQ, a very strong hand, yet a vulnerable holding if A or K flops. Your first thought is to open raise typically at 3BBs. ...


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In many TV Tournaments, cameras are placed to see all hole cards and calculate those into winning percentage, but not all. WSOP Main Event final table does not, for example. Further, some players will not show the cameras their cards, and usually the displayed percentages will reflect that by not displaying a number, or displaying the percentage based upon ...


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Decide to Play Great Poker by Annie Duke and John Vorhaus is excellent, IMHO.


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I haven't tried any full-length books, but the Thinking Poker podcast is a great source of poker strategy in audio format. They always have a good strategy segment in their weekly podcast, and they have two larger for-sale offerings of longer and more in-depth strategy that are high quality. They're at http://www.nitcast.com/collections/all. Their ...


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You have to realize that the majority of the taped TV shows DO NOT calculate those items in real-time. They are done days, even weeks, after the actual event in a voiceover studio, far removed from the actual games. So they have the time to calculate out those percentages and display them. But to answer your question, yes, those percentages do take the ...


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What was your position ? Q♥6♥ is a hand i would only played only for a steal (maybe) or on SB (also maybe). It's less than average hand. The fact also you got 3 callers sounds like you were in a very loose table. I except at least one out there to have a better Q than yours. CBet was reasoable, but the bet size was plain wrong in my opinion. A ...


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I'm Mike Johanson, one of the authors on the recent "HULHE is solved" paper, and I wrote a fair chunk of the code for Cepheus. kuzzooroo's link was the right one. At the link he gave (not reproduced here - new account, I have no reputation to post > 2 links), you can query any part of Cepheus' strategy, or play against it -- at least, you will be able to ...


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If your opponent did not release his hand then there would be no confusion, which is why it's smart not to release your hand until you've received the pot. However, the fact that there is confusion doesn't mean we can't sort it out. The pot is always awarded to the last live hand; at the moment you folded your opponent held the last live hand and so they are ...


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In this case it would be the player that mucked last that wins the hand. Just because the other player didn't know you mucked or didn't show his hand doesn't disqualify him from winning - he wins if he mucked last.


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First a comment about the way you used nCk; 11C3 is ALL the possible ways you could draw 3 cards from the 11 remaining cards of your suit, but it isn't the case that any three cards of your suit will give you a straight flush (e.g. Suppose you hold the 2h4h, well, one of the combinations that gets counted by 11C3 is 9hAhTh, but that flop doesn't give you a ...


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The NY Times article was fascinating to me because they completely ignored the fact that Poker Snowie already exists. Google them and read up on them. They have been around a while and they are generally accepted as playing very, very good poker. I'm not sure if they've "solved" poker (whatever that means!) but they have been around a long time. In fact, ...


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Heads-up limit hold'em is now solved!. The AI has a great website that will, among other things, tell you the optimal multistrategy at http://poker.srv.ualberta.ca/.


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I had developed a webpage in the past (for my own usage), aiming to improve my hand requirements skill at 6-max using Bill Chen formula. I was a beginner back then and Bill Chen formula seemed a nice, easy way to get into hand requirements, although after a while and some experience, i found that charts are the way to go for 6-max, to leave space for the ...


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Be very, very careful with overly aggressive play and all-ins in the manner you describe. Two primary things jump out at me from your question: For most of the hands you mentioned, you must, must get multi-way action. All of the hands you mention need a lot of pre-flop odds and implied odds for you to make the profitable over the long term. It's ironic in ...


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This is a general question about specific hands, so my answer depends on my general style. Also about stacks, there's no small or medium on cash games. In fact, you should enable the auto reload feature to always refill your stack to 100 BB so you can never be short stack. If you don't do this, then you're not play optimal from the very start, regardless the ...


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I consider myself a MTT trainee (note: i'm only playing online) and as @jim try to push my game. Here's what i do. As with everything practice helps. But i'm always try to find a balance between buy-in vs quality of play to withstand lots of tourneys where i min-cashed or not at all. I don't really care about the results at this moment. I just use a fixed ...


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So I am at my weekly game right now and showed the TD this post. He came clean with his 'cheat.' As folks are betting preflop around the table he has the deck in his hands and is surreptitiously flipping the corners of the top few cards, thus giving him the info on what the flop cards are!


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It is not that hard of a move to keep a few cards were you need them in a deck. Shame on the TD he was doing magic tricks at the table. So the odds are TILTED


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I do not have experience in structured, measurable improvement of my poker game, but I do have some experience in self-improvement in other fields. I can therefore offer some general guidelines I follow. First of all, it is important to think very critically about yourself (self reflection) and indicate all the strengths and weaknesses of your play. You ...


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Personally i don't like tiny pairs eg. 22,33,44 when EP. These pairs, no matter what, are consistent Losers (highlight) no matter how good you play them from EP. I've read and checked database results (not mine) and they explained it's just bad to play them on EP. Regardless this, your call is good for set mining since your stack is > 40 BB (my fav ...


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Nothing jumps out at me as being obviously wrong with your play. I agree that the pre-flop shove is a good alternative but I wouldn't necessarily think that your move was wrong. Regardless, you had a great draw and (unfortunately!) those draws aren't always going to work out. You got your money in good and your thinking is along the right lines. This is ...



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