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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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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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Is using a "straddle" a valid strategy or is it just for fun?

I am wondering if posting a straddle makes the game more fun, if it's a pure gamble or if it actually has any hidden strategic value (well, of course the straddeler gains a better position pre-flop by ...
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Is it advantageous to buy into a NL cash game at the maximum amount?

Is there an inherent advantage/disadvantage to having a larger stack than your opponent in a cash game? I know it can affect tournament play. I would think if you expect to have a skill advantage over ...
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When to fold AA pre-flop?

Let's simplify the situation: you have pocket aces (AA) cash game all players but one have folded (heads-up) the remaining player goes all-in. we are pre-flop Is there a situation where folding ...
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All-in, pre-flop with AK... twice. Was that a bad decision?

I was playing against a player who was going all in almost every hand pre-flop. So after waiting until I had something that I thought could beat a random hand, I went all in with AKo. LOST to Qx. BUY ...
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Should I have called an all-in with KK against a TAG?

The game is 1-3 NL. Hero has ~$250 as does villian. Villain is directly to the hero's right; I don't exactly recall button position but neither hero nor villain was on the button. Pre-Flop: A couple ...
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Optimal Win Rate Standard Deviation

I've been tracking my live sessions for some time now. After 35 sessions (about four hours a session) my win rate is 34.42 an hour. My win rate standard deviation is 157.67. This seems high to me. ...
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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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What to do when a third suited card appears on the river

9 player cash game. Blinds 1c/2c. I am UTG with K:hearts: K:diamonds: I raise to 8c. Everyone folds to the button who calls. SB and BB fold. The pot is 19c. Flop comes 9:spades: 2:spades: K:clubs:. ...
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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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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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Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?

Edit: With moderator's comment in mind, I'd like to rephrase the question. What would be some of the basic strategy adjustments and exploitable quirks you would focus on when playing ZOOM? Original:...
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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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Should I slow play a set?

$1-2NL, I am in UTG + 1. UTG raises to $7. I have 2-2 and call the $7 (questionable call considering I am down to about $150...should I raise? fold?) Couple other callers. Flop comes Q-8-2...two ...
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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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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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How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?

Playing no-limit hold-em cash game, I am out of position drawing at a flush against one opponent. The river card comes down without completing the flush, but it does complete a potential open-ended ...
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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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Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+

When I set mine I usually raise pre flop with my pocket pair to build a large pot. I use the 10 to 1 rule for stack size to bet ratio when calling with a small pocket pair, but when you're raising ...
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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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Daily profit - how much do you consider enough [NLHE NL2]

i hope this question is not too vague, i think it's rather a common problem in micros where tiny money can be made or lost in relatively little time due to loose play or absurd aggression. I am ...
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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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How does one combat "casual" gameplay habits in "professional" games?

I have been away from home for some time and have not been able to attend my weekly or bi-weekly poker cash rings at the local pub. On my extended business trip, I filled that void with some of the ...
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Starting a Friendly Poker Ring

Not sure if this is applicable to the decorum of Poker.SE but here goes: What is a reasonable way of getting a regular ring together? I have a group of 6-8 friends at work who are fairly interested ...
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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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Insurance in cash games. In which situations is it a good idea and for how much -EV?

You get it all-in with the better hand and get offered insurance. (Either by your opponent or by a third party) How would you determine if the value in insurance is worth the -EV? I pay for private ...
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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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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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Did I play this AK hand well?

Weak online 25/50 cash game with play money. Hero in the Cutoff Seat, Villain under the gun. Villain is pretty loose player with about 2K in chips, hero has about 5k. Everyone up to Hero limps, then ...
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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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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0....
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KK on small blind vs Calling Station

I play micro cash games, NL2, NL4, NL6. There are a lot of recreative players and calling stations, so, most of the time value bet is a must. I don't have the numbers now but the guy was playing ...
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Trips vs flush draw on the turn

Assuming you had AK off suit in early position. BB is $6. You bet $30. Everybody folds to you, except one person in late position. Very loose aggressive player. He raises to $100. You call. Flop ...
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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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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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Should I call 3 bet when having two pair?

I have recently played following hand: iPoker - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players BTN: 132 BB (VPIP: 22.60, PFR: 16.95, 3Bet Preflop: 7.81, Hands: 358) Hero (SB): 109.5 BB BB: 129 BB (VPIP: 48.28, PFR:...
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Did I play this correctly? $1-2 NL Holdem

I'm in the Big Blind with about $180. I get 44's. 5 limpers. I raise to $13, 2 callers (UTG+3 & the Button). Flop comes [A,K,4] I raise $25. Both call. Turn is a K. I raise $35. Both call ...
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How to play if you hit a straight on flop?

I played the following hand in NLHE microstakes online money game (6 seats): Every one is in a deep stack (above 100BB) I have A♥Q♠ Before flop: I raised 3BB and the next player ...
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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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How to maximize expectation with pocket aces and an Aces Cracked bonus running

I was playing $3-$6 Limit live Texas Hold'em and there was a $200 Aces Cracked bonus running - meaning if you have pocket Aces and lose, you get $200. The house rake is pretty steep - $3 per hand + $...
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Differences between playing microstakes and higher stakes

I have started playing in the internet recently and playing microstakes. The reason is that I wanted to avoid loosing too much in the beginning. Now, after ~15 evenings I am losing a bit more than ...
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1/2 NL: Call this villain's all-in with top pair, ace kicker?

Game is $1/$2 NL Hold'em at the Venetian Hero (~$200) - Been playing TAG for the first couple hours and went up about $100. Then switched to loose play since I've been wanting to improve that skill ...
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Facing an all in

1-2 NL. Player A bets $50. Player B goes all in for $76. Player C doesn't announce raise and bets $100. Is player C's bet just a call or a raise? If a raise, what is his min raise amount and why?
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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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How precise is math in the heat of battle?

In the heat of a hand I have never really thought in the kind of precision that is used in this post to answer a question about playing on the bubble. Indeed I have seen other players doing so in ...
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Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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KQo on wet board

i want some opinions on a hand i played on Pokerstars 6-max cash game $0.01 / $0.02. I am in cutoff and open-raise to 3bb with K♠Q♥ and get called by SB, a very loose player. I was only ...
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Should I go all-in with AAs in this situation?

Context: 1/2 NL Hold'Em game at the Venetian. 9 players; table has been mostly passive pre-flop with multiple limpers to the flop. Perceptions: For the past couple hours, when I've raised to $8 or $...
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Bankroll strategy

I'm trying to gather some more information on bankroll strategy. I have recently starting taking poker seriously as an opportunity for a second income. I live in Australia where we have terrible ...
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Flopping a Set with pocket Sevens, was it played correctly?

I was new to the table and I bought in for $200. It was literally the 5th hand: 1). Preflop: I limp in the blinds with pocket 7's (6 callers ) 2). Flop: Board comes K 7 4 rainbow UTG checks I ...
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