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Questions tagged [learning]

The process of studying and practicing poker in order to improve one's skill.

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how do I know if I beat the dealers hand ? I don't know how to play? [closed]

HOW DO I KNOW IF I WON ? DEALERS HAND : J SPADES, J DIAMOND, J CLUB , J HEARTS, 6 DIAMONDS MY HANDS : 4 ♠️,8♠️,9♠️,10♠️,Q♠️ 2♠️2♣️6♥️K♠️ A ♠️ K♦️K♣️K♠️3♣️Q♣️
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Trip Aces vs Possible Flush

Here's a hand I played today. Worked out for me in the end, but not sure if I played it the best on .5/1 NL I'm dealt A♠6♠ UTG opens to 3.5BB, I 3-bet to 6BB, UTG calls Flop comes A&...
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Flush on the board [duplicate]

There was a heart flush on the board ( A K 5 10 and 7 ) of heart. I had the J & 10 of heart in my hand the other guy had none. I was told that it was a split pot. Was I cheated ?
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best connected combination to beat AA [duplicate]

buddy and I debate does 89 offsuit have a better chance of making a straight than 10 J off? give us a calculator to prove one way or the other
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Are there any recommended Tournament Theory Books?

When I got into Poker originally over 10 years ago, I bought myself a copy of "Hold'em Poker" by Sklansky & Malmuth for a bit of theory study off the table. Having got back into it recently, ...
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Who wins in this situation? [duplicate]

Who wins in this situation, and why? Please explain. Nothing on this site answers my question!!!
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Should I chase a Straight or Flush?

If I am one card away from a straight or flush after the flop, should I keep chasing it even if others are betting? Then fold after the last turn if I end up having nothing? I am pretty new to poker ...
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Explaining poker to a chess player

I am beginning to learn poker (so far, I already know the rules of the game) and wonder how can I improve my game proper. In chess (which I play to a reasonable level), strategy can be explained ...
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Can some tell me which hand(s) beats the dealers hand in this game of poker? [duplicate]

Dealers hand: 2 diamonds, 5 diamonds, 8 diamonds, Jack diamonds,and King diamonds 1st hand: 2 spades, 2 hearts, 3 diamonds, 9 clover, and 10 hearts. 2nd hand: 3 spades, 3 hearts, 4 clover, Queen ...
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Five cards rule and “kicker” in flush [duplicate]

Scenario: My hand: A3 Villain: KQ Flop: J76 Maybe a stupid question: considering all cards with same suit, my ace wins the pot or other higher cards can affect the result?
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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

In Holdem poker, on the board are 2 Kings /6/4/2. There are 2 players in the hand, one calling the other. One man has a king and a queen. The other has a king an a 9. My question is whether this a ...
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How to commit to think like a winner, instead of playing for maximizing emotional comforts? [closed]

I have a knowledge to execution gap problem. I understand poker winners play to maximize their profits and are ready to do the uncomfortable things that losers are not willing to (For eg: setting ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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What should a new player memorize?

As a new poker player, what information should I memorize? Odds for making common hands? Odds for a given number of outs? Other information?
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

I've done some studying, learned about ranges for stealing, raising, calling, positional play etc. but I get bored with all that theory. I don't really care about my odds and outs and I probably make ...
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mathematical profit

Mathematically speaking, if you make the right bet (call) every time the outs and pot odds are in your favour and fold when they're not, shouldn't you have about 95% chance of making profit in the ...
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various small questions

no matter where I've looked I've failed to grasp the concept of position/blinds, what's advantageous of a certain seat of the blinds and dealer button are going to change every turn anyway? Can you ...
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What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?

I'm trying to use the free tables on PokerStars for a few reasons To get familiar with position, hand values etc To get comfortable managing bankroll (It seems easier to make a mistake when there's ...
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What are the key lessons that Poker teaches that can be applied to successful speculation?

There are several well-known successful hedge fund managers who love Poker. David Einhorn, Jim Chanos are just a few examples. On a personal level, I hear of successful investors who are fond of Poker....
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What data should you keep track of to improve your game?

If you wanted to improve your poker game, what statistics should you track? Do players that keep a track of how much they have won/lost and where do better than players who don't? I play online (for ...
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What are good web sites to learn No Limit Texas Hold'em?

There are many sites about No Limit Texas Hold'em. What are the best for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em? Please separate your recomended sites for newbie, medium and advanced level players (or write ...
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What are recommended computer programs for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em?

Are there a good computer programs one could use for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em? Many responses say that best way is to play with real oponents but I would like to learn without losing any money ...
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What are best books for newbie, medium and advanced level players in order to learn no limit Texas Hold'em?

There are too much books about no limit Texas Hold'em. One can not read them all. There are some good books in this question. I would like to know more specific about which of them are good for ...
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What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? [closed]

What are best computer programes and web sites one should use to upgrade Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? There are thousands of books, hundreds of web pages a many programes to teach poker. ...
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Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners

I've recently been teaching a few of my friends to play poker, and I've explained various facets of poker play to them, now I want to explain Expected Value. It's not a simple concept and I don't ...
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Teach poker in a home game

I am a huge poker fan. I played on the Internet for a long time, before my free time completely ran out, however my love for poker didn't and I still enjoy playing the game, and I feel that the best ...
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Interactive texas holdem learning

Could you advise a site to learn Texas Hold'em, interactively?
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Easy to memorize starting hand strategy

I am not too good at memorizing stuff. Is there any starting hand set of rules or chart that is easy to remember? A little bit of context: No Limit Hold'em the number of players is not really a ...