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Just play your game, don't let the fact it's a live game or your first tournament in a casino affect you negatively in how you play. There is no need to fight over every pot in the first few levels. Take it slow at the start, watch the players and see how they play, adjust your game accordingly. Be aware for casino regulars for many reasons, be aware but ...


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This is false. The hand will play out as usual with the flop, turn, and river. I'm not sure where your friend heard this or why he believed it. There are plenty of televised heads-up tournament matches available with a quick youtube search where you can see how heads-up hands get played.


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I don't see how you could not busted here with AA in a 3-man table. You make a big raise preflop of 4.5x and they both called; that seems a big raise but also on a very loose table, since a guy is calling around 20% of his stack with merely Q7s, so your move of overraising was good, you probably read the table of being very loose, since with AA you want to ...


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If you had more chance to win by playing every hand, everyone would play every hand all the time and there wouldn't be much of a game.


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Tournaments are different from live play. Once the all-in bet is called, both hands must be turned face up immediately. Neither player is allowed to fold. Both hands are live, and remain face up while the rest of the cards are dealt.


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With your current position, I think it would be overly cautious to be too passive and essentially play for 7th place (while hoping for better). Being in 8th place right now, it's not guaranteed you'll make it; with 3 eliminations left for the bubble to burst and most people with 30+ bb's, you have time to really improve your standing and possible payout. TT ...


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My comment on your previous post was about this very phenomenon! You will not get "good" hands at anywhere close to a desirable frequency and the blinds will increase quickly. You've asked a couple questions here, each of which is worthy of its own question, so I'll just make some brief points: Called 3-bet pre-flop and faced big flop bet Players will ...


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I think this was a bad fold. You have to stick with the story you are trying to tell. You personally knew no one had the nut flush. So the two other players had to fear the ace of spades. Now the board also has a straight draw. I would have gone all in here. You had the most information possible, the nuts was not in either players hand. You would ...


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My initial reaction when reading this hand was that a push was the easy play. After thinking about it a little, I'm not sure that it's so clear. Make no mistake, a push is absolutely a good, profitable play, but maybe just calling is better for the following reason: given his range, (which btw, I think is too tight--you shouldn't ever totally discount ...


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From Robert's Rules of Poker: "Deliberately acting out of turn will not be tolerated. A player who checks out of turn may not bet or raise on the next turn to act. A player who has called out of turn may not change his wager to a raise on the next turn to act. An action or verbal declaration out of turn is binding unless the action to that player is ...


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You should have bet more on the flop. At the flop, the pot size was 14k, and you bet 14.5k. The cut-off's remaining stack after calling this bet would be 14.4k. If the cut-off has put you on AA or top pair, then they will be acutely aware that if they hit their flush they could easily stack you say 70% of the time. Therefore if they call, they will hit ...


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If he had only 12bb then he had a small, pushing M of 5 (M = stack / blinds + antes) and he was in Red Zone as described in Harrington's zone system. He was in a prime shoving situation since everyone folded before him, his cards consists in vast majority of high cards and any ace. The fact he shoved from hijack means he had even more lower requirements ...


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This was a terrible decision, and no competent poker floorman would ever have done that. The game is heads-up; a player has every right to show his cards at any time, and does not lose any privileges by doing so, because there is no third party to be affected. The dealer should simply have reminded the player "you haven't called", and been allowed to call ...


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As a dealer at a local bar for 40/60$ tournaments, I would consider a player throwing in his card protector as a motion of betting... without any verbal statement, it would count as a bet or a call if another player has bet that street already... This can also be classified as an illegal forward motion especially if the player is looking toward his opponent ...


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Often the reason you end up loosing before reaching a final table means you didn't put enough pressure or you pressured randomly. Knowing your opponents is the key to success in poker. You should maybe try to learn on playing against better players(it's called leveling yourself). You're really good playing against bad players but late stage most of the bad ...


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Assuming random hand distribution and players of equal ability, the probability of winning is 1/x. Of course other factors are involved in real poker, so it's impossible to summarize this in a simple formula. If you are interested in the more specific question of how much cash equity you have in a tournament given the remaining players' stack sizes, you ...


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I've found this in the wsop tournament rules: Exposing Cards and Proper Folding: A participant exposing his or her cards with action pending will incur a penalty, but will not have a dead hand. The penalty will begin at the end of the hand. All participants at the table are entitled to see the exposed card(s). When folding, cards should be pushed ...


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A VP$IP (voluntarily put $ into pot) of 75%-85% is not just big, it's gravy. You're not just playing loose, you're playing in maniac status, just spewing money and i guess in very marginal situations due to frequency of plays. The VPIP is just the frequency of raising and calling preflop. I don't know if you're calling more than raising but calling too ...


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In fact this seems to be a very variable rule. Asking in a casino nearby about the house rule regarding this issue they said that they changed the ruling in february. Before that, you had to show your hand on showdown even if all other players had mucked. After that, they changed it that you don't have to show. The 2015 Poker-TDA-Rules also state that you ...


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If you and your opponent are heads up, you can say something like "I'm not folding", which basically communicates the same thing (if you raise, I'm going to call), and avoids the rule stated above in Dr.Drfbaglll's post (you haven't stated any action, you are just stating what you won't do). If there are more players in the hand, you should not say anything ...


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Most people during the bubble tighten up their play for the same reason you hesitated. No one wants to get knocked out so close to the bubble, but in your situation pockets 10's was a pretty strong hand, given the position isn't good. If you would have raised, and everyone folded, you just made out and collected blinds. If a small stack went all in, you ...


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You did an awful fold. What you should have done is push all in. The pot is already big enough for you to take it down. If you push you should have a lot of fold equity here. You have more outs than you said. I think if A comes you might win the pot also. Taking all this into consideration this is a really good spot to push, if he calls and you win this ...


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I think that it's definitely possible to win large field tournaments without any big suck outs, but it would be difficult to quantify how often it happens. My hunch is that it's more often than you think. A person can win a couple big pots early, play smart and aggressively, have good hands at the right times, and just keep building their stack as the ...


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I am waffling on this. I think I could be convinced by any strategy that tries to get all of UTG+2's stack in the middle, and I could also be convinced to fold to a shove by UTG+2 if you call or min-raise the flop. I think this really comes down to reads you might have on UTG+2. If he's tight, then I'd be inclined to fold against a flop reshove from him. ...


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Fold, muck, and concede are not the same. Player B was not beat he was behind. If the cards did not make it to the muck then they were not mucked. As a dealer you are supposed to protect live cards. Player B cannot fold - he was already in Throwing in cards is not a dead hand as there were no more players to act Cards did not reach the muck so they were ...


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Any other information on this player would help. Does he min bet a lot? Or does he usually make reasonable sized bets? Absent any other information, do you really think you are best here 1 out of 3 times? Any ace has you beat except A-2. Limped 4's at a passive table makes perfect sense as well. Not only that, your entire line of play pretty much puts ...


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Since you were able to check preflop as the BB, the villain (and anyone else still in at that point) must have limped, so I'm not expecting any great hands here, let alone monsters. That betting pattern makes me think maybe villain flopped a monster though, and just min-bet the early streets to squeeze out a little value while still trying to keep people ...


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You're moving up in limits, based mostly on your skill and bankroll. This is because tournaments have a degree of variance and want to have enough bankroll to survive during downswings, while you're gaining enough to increase you bankroll. But for Freerolls, there's no danger of losing a bankroll, you can only win money. Therefore, your only consideration ...


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Here is the maths for you. Or well my maths anyway. With 7 cards to choose from in hold'em, your hole cards and the board, the odds of making quads is about 1 in 595. (13 * (48 choose 3)) / (52 choose 7) which = 0.00168067227 or 1 in 595. This is over the entire 7 cards. So for another person to have quads in the same hand we figure out how many possible ...


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As you play and will gather experience you might start feeling things when you play and it will affect your decisions. (At least that's what happens with me) Sometimes when you have a really good hand(2 pairs or better) and your oponent starts to be aggressive when he normally never is. That's when you know it's time to fold. Even if the situation says it's ...



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