Questions tagged [cash-game]

Cash games refer to poker games where chip values correlate directly to money. They can generally be bought into at any time, and cashed out of at any time.

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How common is counterfeit money or chips at big games?

I do not know if the practice of using 100 dollar bills in bigger games is, but definitely in the 1990s/early 2000s I was in a decent-sized NL game during the WSOP and I was involved in pots in which ...
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Why does the top guy win the hand?

Hello guys, I have a question regarding the following poker game i played recently. I lost again the guy on the top despite both of us having a flush of clubs and me even having the higher flush ...
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How to play when you block all your opponents' value range

This is a generic question on what is a good strategy when flopping the nuts like quads, particularly when there are no scare cards on turn/river. It seems like any quads always freeze action because ...
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All in player mucks hand before runout

(2/5 cash) The hand is heads up to the flop and after the flop the action is all in, and call. After counting the amount of the all in the dealer begins to put the turn and river when the player who ...
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What is a Reasonable Expectation for Hourly Rate (BB/100) in Cash Games?

What level of BB/100 are successful cash players able to achieve, and how does this vary with different game sizes? Put another way, what is a typical BB/100 for a good cash player at: Online micro ...
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Cash Game vs Tournament for Aspiring Pro/Semi Pro Players

Obviously, anyone who wants to play poker seriously has to make a big investment in training and experience in order to become a competitive player. Also, cash games and tournament play are two very ...
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Which websites allow you to buy-in with a very small stack?

Recently, I’ve been reading about a small stack strategy for cash games. It involves entering the table with only 20 big blinds. Unfortunately, it seems that many poker websites (e.g. 888poker and ...
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Is eight handed holdem here to stay?

So with the second shot in arm, after a little over a year, I climbed out of the cave and headed to the Bellagio to play. There I found plastic shielding on the tables and eight handed games to ...
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Pre-flop charts 6-max cash games

I am planning on building a poker bot. The first and easiest part is the pre-flop strategy. Do you guys have any links for a good pre-flop strategy in NLH 6-max cash games, 100BB deep? This includes: ...
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How was this hand played? Any leaks I should be concerned about?

Game Info 0.25/0.50 Online Cash Game 6-handed Hand Info Cards: A9s (Hearts) Hero Position: Small Blind (SB) Other Info Only 2nd hand played ... just joined about 8 hands ago No reads on any ...
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What Should You Do When You Miss the Flop

What to do when you miss everything? Please correct me when I'm wrong, but you only make your hand roughly 1/3 of the time. So, your opponent makes his hand 1/3 of the time too. So, not making my hand ...
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Would you call all in with king high flush with a pair on the board?

Let’s say You are in the dealer with king jack suited(of clubs). Blind are 1-2 dollars. Fold to you, You raise to 12. Call from the small blind the the big blind re raises to 40 dollars. You call and ...
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How to improve my game

I've been practicing playing online (Yahoo) with game money but the betting is very unrealistic. Is there any online or offline software that I can use to practice? I don't have the time nor the money ...
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After show down in cash game player left with less than SB/BB allowed to continue in next hand?

In some situations after a player loses a show down he might be left with some cash that is less than SB or BB. Now what is the generally accepted procedure for next hand? Exclude this player if he ...
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Does AA have the highest Equity in "double-board-bomb-pot" with 9 players?

I fielded a Poker StackExchange question the other day about whether AA is the best starting hand in Texas Hold-Em No Limit vs. 8 other players. Indeed, it is so. Now I have a variant of this ...
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How to play with pocket 10 in low stack situation?

How to play with pocket 10's in low stack situation?
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Cash Game situation

I was playing a cash game in a local cardroom here when this situation occurred for me. I'm happy enough with my decision but just looking for some other opinions and or points of views. The game was ...
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Bottom set on semi wet board with multi-way action

Game is 1/2 9max cash home game. Both UTG players are good regs while BB is more recreational player. SB (hero): $245 BB: $140 UTG: $500 UTG +1: $500 UTG raises to $11 (usual raises are $8-11 so its ...
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Omaha: Interesting dealer mistake at showdown

Situation: Hero is out of position with KKxx against Villain in a local Omaha cash game. Play proceeds to river, and Villain bets to put Hero all-in. Hero suspects busted draw and calls. Hero ...
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Playing the SB pre-flop in omaha cash games general strategy

When playing low stakes, no ante 6-max omaha cash games, I often find myself completely clueless on what to do pre-flop when I am in the small blind. Whether someone opened or it folded to me. The ...
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Should I shove or 4-bet with AA

Playing an 8 player cash game where blinds are 1-1. People tend to bet aggressively on this table so a normal raise pre-flop would be from 6$ to 12$. I am UTG with a stack of 100$. My cards are AA ...
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How is cash game winner reward calculated?

I was watching other people playing online cash games, and just can't understand how the reward was calculated. See the picture below: Why the winner only took a portion of the pot? Although the ...
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What are the odds of this? [closed]

Played poker two nights ago and the result ended up being quad kings over quad queens over aces full of kings. it was insane
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

I'm playing heads-up in a cash game (only 2 players at the table). I have 40xBB. The opponent has 60xBB. I'm BB. I have A♥9♦ The villain min-raises. I raise 5xBB. He calls. The flop: J♠Q♠K♠ I go ...
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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

I heard that playing shortstacked PLO in cash games can have a big advantage. Say ~50BB deep. I have a couple of question about this. How can this be a big advantage? What would be a good general ...
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3-bet on straight flush possible board

Game technically is $1/2 "home game" but PRF bets are $15-35 depending on limpers and straddle. I'm $700 deep and villain covers me. Played only a couple of hands with villain so not yet adjusting my ...
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Paradox after an evening of hold-em with 5 to 7 players

After almost a hundred hands, I would have expected that each player's chip stack at the end of the night would be just as likely to be odd as even. Instead, almost always, zero or two players have ...
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How do straddle and antes effect the absolute stake?

I had trouble phrasing the question correctly so forgive me for that. I will try to explain it the best way I can. Imagine a game where there is small blind (2 chips) big blind (4 chips), straddle (8 ...
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Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?

Cash games and multi-table tournaments require different styles of play. But which one requires more skill to be good at?
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Did I play QQ correctly in this situation?

This is a 1/3 B&M cash game. Table perception: Villain sees like a good player. Hero is struggling (played an earlier hand very poorly) and seat has been very cold. UTG+1 raises to 10 UTG+2 (...
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Whats your move on this hand?(KK) High Level Table

£10/20NL DeepStack Player Reads Seat 1 fish around 8K stack LAG Seat 2 high lvl player 20K stack TAG Seat 3 ( Hero ) 16K stack LAG Seat 4 Small Roller champion 10K stack TIGHT Seat 5 Big Tournament ...
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Occurence of heads-up in full table poker [closed]

How often, in your experience, do heads-up situations (exactly two players in the game) occur in full table casino cash Hold'em games?
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

I was playing a cash game online and I got pocket Kings. If someone else keeps raising me pre-flop, should I go all-in or should I hold back in case he has pocket Aces?
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Graph of single-hand outcomes

I am looking for a graph of some +EV poker player that plots the different outcomes of each hand played in a NLH-cashgame, such that the x axes is the outcome (for example measured in dollars or big ...
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How much should I buy in for when playing live?

I am going to play some live 1/2 NLHE with some friends soon. The minimum buy-in to the cash game is $40 and the max is $200. Assume personal finances/bankroll is not an issue. I am playing in a poker ...
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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?

Playing against a novice opponent in a $1-$2 game in Las Vegas, I'm wearing headphones and flop bottom set. I bet the flop, bet the turn and then bet all in on the river. My opponent in the hand tanks....
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5-way pot pot limit omaha cash game microstakes

Preflop: Playing 5 handed. Blinds $0.05/$0.10. UTG limps, cutoff limps. I am on the button with K♣Q♠T⋄9♠ and decide to pot it to $0.55. Everybody calls. Pot is $2.62. Big ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

I’ve noticed that in the times that I get ahead during a cash game, my “winner’s high” makes me vulnerable and I can lose quite a bit of my stack this way. Is it rude or not if I decide to cash in ...
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Online poker, bring all chips to the table?

If you have 1,000 in chips and want to sit at a table with a 1 blind, is it wise to bring all your chips to the table? Wouldn't it be better to bring just a share of them, like 50, so in case your ...
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No Limit Texas Holdem 6 max vs full ring (9 player) PF Range

My questions is specific to cash games. I have a certain PF range that I play when I am playing 6max (10NL) online that has been working pretty well for me. At 6 max everyone plays a pretty straight ...
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Is a semi-unlimited stack a significant advantage?

I've been playing in a "home" game (NLHE $1/$3 with a min/max buy-in of $60/$300) from time to time and I've noticed that one player has taken it upon himself to be the banker. He doesn't buy-in per ...
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Small Pairs on early and middle positions

I'm still uncertain about best way to play small pairs on early or middle positions. 22, 33, etc. even up to 99. Straight and Flush possibility are low, and even if you catch one of these - someone ...
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Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents

I'm kinda new to poker online so i'm sorry if my question is kinda silly. I decided to start building my bank-roll by start playing from micro-stakes, where i'm more comfortable in having some losing ...
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Straight w/ 4 board cards: Reacting to a Nit

I am interested in thoughts about what Hero should do at this point, but I am even more interested in thoughts about alternate lines to lead to a better outcome. The villain (BTN) in this hand plays ...
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In deep stacked NLHE cash games, in what way do the implied odds of my starting hands change vs shallow stacked games? And why?

(Note: I consider ~175+bb stacks to be deep, and 50bb or less shallow) How should the depth of effective stacks change my... Starting hand range? (Tighter/Looser) Style of play? (more Aggression/...
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How much must Hero bet for Villain to fold?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hero (~315) - Been playing TAG; up $115. Played villain in one earlier hand; villain folded on river (I filled a straight, which he may have discerned). Villain (~140) - Seems like ...
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Straight + Flush draw on flop, is all-in worth to play?

Effective stack 80% max buy-in. Villain (UTG) bets 3xBB, Hero (Big Blind) calls with 5d 4d. Flop 6d 7d Ac.Action: Hero checks, Villain bets 3/4 pot. Hero goes all-in. Is it all-in good move ...
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Tough spot with Aces against regular, NLHE-6max

6max Nlhe, home-game, blinds are 0.5/1, deepstack (everyone approximately ~350 stack) Villain is a very experienced and regular winning player, very tricky, capable of unorthodox plays as well. We ...
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Should I call this river overbet with an overpair?

1/3 at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh Pa. Villain is a Hines Ward lookalike - he started out playing as a seemingly competent LAG, playing lots of hands fairly aggressively, putting opponents in tough ...
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Pocket Aces, preflop call or re-raise. 4max

I'm currently watching the 1998 movie Rounders. This scene occurs at the very beginning of the movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) sits under the gun at a 4-max table with As-9s. He raises 3x. UTG+1 ...