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Questions tagged [live]

Live play is poker that is played in person, whether in a casino or a home game.

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All in or fold strategy

I played in my first live tournament at the casino Saturday night, not a bad turn out, 61 entered. Starting chip stack 15,000. I have been playing online for about 5 or 6 years now and something ...
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1/3 NL: Was going all-in against villain with AK the best choice?

Playing 1/3 NL Hold'em at a B&M casino. Apologies if description is a bit light on details; this hand is from a couple weeks ago and details are a bit fuzzy. Hero table image - hero has been ...
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Where is Jeff Changeley [closed]

Does anyone know if Jeff Changeley is still alive? I have not seen or heard anything about him since the espn special in the Monaco Classic where he took down J.J. Lynch in the final table in January....
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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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Unusual Tournament spot

Ok this was when I first started playing so please go easy on me, live tournament 80 players down to 13, paid at 7th 8 handed blinds are 1500/3000 Hero (120,000 ) average stack V1 (250,000) V2/V3 (20,...
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Moving to offline poker tournaments after playing exclusively online

I have played exclusively online poker so far. All in all, I have a positive balance, and would like to move offline for some minor tournament (for curiosity, and because it's the real thing, actually)...
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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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Micro/nano skin implants to signal hole cards at the WSOP?

Given that it is possible to send remote electric shocks, skin itches and muscle twitches to specific areas of the body using nano/micro-implants, is it possible to rig the WSOP which uses cameras and ...
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Can I fold in response to a call?

Let's say I put in a large bluff on the river in a live homegame. My opponent thinks long and hard about it and decides to make the call. I'd rather not reveal exactly what I had, knowing they are ...
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Why does Dealer call over floor if there is 3 of a kind on the flop in live poker?

I was playing live poker recently, and during one of the hands the flop came AAA (3 aces). The dealer called over the floor to watch the rest of the hand, and I was confused why this was necessary. ...
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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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How would you play AK here?

Game is 1/3 NL Hold'Em at Encore Las Vegas. Pre-Flop: Hero (in late position) has Ah Kd. Raises to $10; has $450 behind. Three players call. Flop: As 4c 2c Player 1 acts first. Is all-in for $60 ...
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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 should money won by a cheater be distributed?

At some point during an ongoing game one player is caught red-handed cheating. The abuse is of the same level of severity as the proverbial ace up his sleeve. The player is kicked out and told to ...
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Is all-in calling 2 all-ins with KK a bad move pre-flop?

Context: NLHE live tournament, freeroll, 2K GTD, table with 8, blinds 2000/4000 (started with 50/100, 15 minutes). I have about 14BBs. Some stacks have more, some have less. The action: UTG folds ...
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Muck before river

Cash game. A player is all-in pre-flop for example with 10$ only left and two other players with big stacks call him. Flop is opened and one of the players with big stacks open for example 15$ and ...
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Was I right to call off a <10BB stack in late position with 66?

I was playing a free tournament live with approx. 30 players remaining from 50 entrants, blinds were 150/300 and I had 1k or 2k in my stack. I had 66 in relatively late position and a player who had ...
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Was dealer incorrect in handling prematurely dealt turn card?

I was on the final table and blinds were 2k and 4k. I had 70k chips and was one of the shorter stacks. The tournament paid 7 people. A guy raises to 16k, I'm the only caller. I have J♥9♥,...
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Learning modern MTT basics in limited time

I am a winning low-stakes live cash game pro with mediocre abilities. I have qualified for a day 2 of a big live tournament, with a well above-average stack. Day 2 starts in 5 days. (There is a TL;DR ...
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Should I have called an all-in with top pair - top kicker in this situation?

The game is 1-3 NL. Hero has ~$220 and SB. Our villain has ~$350 and in the cutoff. Villain seems to be playing nice variety of hands, plenty of TAG behavior but is showing hands with less than TPTK ...
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Short stack UTG action

$55 live tourney final table question I'm in a live tourney yesterday where re-enters are allowed up until first break. Final 8 players are paid, and I have 27000 in chips, eight at the table, final ...
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150+15 live early with TP+FD

Early stage €150+15 live. 9-handed, blinds 40/80, most players are still at their starting stack of 10,000. Hero has QcJc in small blind. UTG limps UTG+2 raises to 320. UTG+3 calls BTN calls Hero (...
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration AND a later add-on?

My question is basically the same as this one, EXCEPT for one major change: there is a rather large add-on after late registration closes. The specifics are along the lines of an initial 4,000 in ...
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1/3 NL Live Bad Beat Jackpot

Vital facts: $1/$3 NL underground game $100-$800 buyin Not 1 player has any skill (except hero) Bad beat jackpot is at $15,000 and climbing Rake is fairly high (details to follow) Bad Beat JackPot ...
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Bar room free roll poker

So I work in a bar that does free roll poker, all good and well, but is there a way to weed out non buying customers from winning? Would that not fall under loitering for gambling purposes under the ...
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How can I improve my MTT end game?

I play often at my local casino in Bristol, England and I constantly seem to find myself with around or over double the average stack when the tournament reaches under 30 players. With that said, I ...
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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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is this a misdeal?

Tournament style, every player receives a hand whether they are at the table or not(if not present, hand is immediately mucked) hand is dealt, blinds are posted, under the gun calls, plus one calls, ...
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Live NLHE Tournament Chip Denominations

I'm planning on playing in a live NLHE tournament soon, and I was wondering what the procedure is for requesting, for example, ante chips? Let's say the ante is 500, and I have an average-sized stack, ...
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1/2 NL Decision

1/2 NL Hero has been sitting with Villain for a little while. His preflop numbers seem pretty tight. He's limped here or there and only seen him play a small handful of raised pots in a couple ...
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Table talk strategy [closed]

In the live poker games I've been playing, there has been lots of table talk. Everyone gets involved. Some questions they ask include: Do you want me to call that bet? Do you have the flush? Do you ...
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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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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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Are non-standard verbal declarations such as “same bet” or “I put you all-in” binding?

Obviously verbal declarations using standard language (e.g. "I bet $20") is binding in most casinos. However, sometimes players get a little "cute" with their choice of language. For instance, when ...
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Bet denied after having hit the table pre-river

First to bet after turn, bets pot ($1300) in PLO. One folds, last player takes a long time to call. Bettor immediately hits the table with his fist, nothing verbal. After the river, the bettor, ...
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Stalling as a strategy in real life tournaments?

I've seen and read about stalling in online poker, seems a bit rampant to me. What about stalling in real life tournaments? Is there a clock a player can repeatably timeout on in real life ...
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In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?

This can be seen in virtually any televised poker game: only when it's their turn do the players look at their cards. Why don't they look at them immediately after the dealer gave them ? Yes, you ...
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Most important tells

I would like to start to play poker at casino near my home. I usually play on line. I would like to know which are, in your opinion, the most important tells to take care at brick and mortar poker.
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Determining the proper play on the turn

This hand came up in a local WPT event (not the main event for the series) that had a $340 buyin. Everyone started the tournament with $15K in chips and the structure was good with 40 minute blinds. ...
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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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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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What happens when you break the “No talk rule”?

I just read the Is trash talking legal in WSOP? question and answer and it made me wonder, what kind of punishment would you get for breaking the no talk rule? Also, I wonder, do casinos have similar ...
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Moving from online to live games

What are the most important considerations in moving from online to live games? I usually play low stakes SNG with somewhere between 10-50 participants and want to try playing live tournaments with a ...
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Joining an offline poker league - can being new be used to my advantage?

I plan to join a poker league at a local pub. I'm told roughly 10 to 15 players are involved each week, most of them regulars. While I played in a similar poker league in the same area in the past, I ...
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Tough decision on the turn

The tournament has 30 minute blind levels, everyone began with 10K in chips, and the play is 10 handed. At this point the blinds are 200/400 with a 50 Ante. Hero starts the hand with 7825 in chips ...
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How to best teach poker to a novice in 1 month?

Note: I am interested in playing NLHE. Short version: I live near a large casino. I would like to eventually get good enough to play there and consistently win money. However, the lowest stake table ...
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How many chips do you have left?

In a live poker tournament, the opponent asks how many chips I have left to. Do I have to count my chips and answer his question? Is it poker etiquette to answer the question? Is it OK to just show ...
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Simple final table tournament play including push/fold

I've had a look at this table here as a guide of what to do heads up, and made a rough approximation of how to play various hands based on stack sizes, such that I can remember them and don't have to ...
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Should I call all-in here with bottom set?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hold'em Hero is in a middle position with $410. Villain is in an earlier position with approx $540. Pre-Flop: A few callers, including villain. Hero sees 22 and calls $3. In total, ...