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Jul
18
comment Why some people all-in in the VERY first hand?
For one simple reason: Any two hole cards, however bad, can win.
Jul
18
comment I'm a beginne poker player. Where can I learn what hands to play and what hands to fold?
What you play and what you ditch depends on many things. Your position, your stack, the action in front of you, the types of players at the table, how many handed, tourney/ring etc etc etc
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
6
comment calling all-in before the flop
Even if I'm on the wrong end of a nasty downswing, I still prefer money games for this reason.
Jun
5
revised calling all-in before the flop
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Jun
5
answered calling all-in before the flop
Mar
6
comment How does the strategy for Omaha and Hold Em vary pre-flop?
I fully agree. Having played this for a while now, they're very different beasts. I'll get this closed off.
Dec
17
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
OK, thanks Toby. The question really came from the fact that I couldn't find any resource that recommended a check-raise over a vanilla raise in any given situation at all which seemed to me a little strange given that there are stock situations where I use it with great success. I'm a little confused by the reticence as it would seem to be just a plain bluff in reverse: you're underplaying your hand strength rather than overplaying it.
Dec
13
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
Downvoter: Is the question itself poor or does it just need more clarity/detail?
Dec
12
asked What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
Nov
24
awarded  Yearling
Nov
11
comment Texas hold'em: Why did I lose this hand?
You might have been thinking of Omaha where you have to use both your hole cards. In this case you would have lost since her straight would have beaten your two pair.
Nov
7
comment Do two A's beat a wheel straight?
In all forms of poker I know - you need 5 cards for a straight and it looks like you're playing hold em so...no dice.
Nov
5
answered Holding pocket tens and flop in KQT suited in Texas Holdem 5 handed cash game
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
Yes - one or more players may hold one or more of your outs. A bit long to go into but a lot of poker is making the best decision on incomplete information. For that reason, you play a lot more starting hands heads up than you would with full ring.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
52 - 18 (hole cards) - 3 (flop) leaves 31 cards. Probability on turn for hitting an out card is 8/31. Probability on river for hitting an out card is 8/30. Added together gives 52.47%. In practice you'd be better served looking at the pot odds each betting round rather than raw percentages though.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
OK, the odds of hitting the straight post-flop were about 52% then but I'd still question the pre-flop call.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
Have to agree with Ray. That is a little too much action to be calling with JQo. All you could have done is come over the top pre-flop but that would have been risky given your hand. After seeing the open-ended draw, I can see why you pressed on after this as the odds are generally favourable with the turn and river left.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
How many seats?
Oct
17
comment What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills?
When you say programes - do you mean software applications or TV shows?