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NLHE refers to the no-limit variant of Texas Hold 'Em

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How many players to consider for probability calculation

if I play on a table with 6 players, websites like https://www.omnicalculator.com/other/poker-odds ask you for the number of opponents. What should I fill in there, the number of opponents initially ...
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How was my call 'stong'?

I was playing in a tournament, running well (2x average stack) and had a strong table image (knocked out a couple people). Last hand before the second break, 4 hours in. A middle position raises. I'...
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How often are the 5 community cards the best hand?

Can we calculate the probability that the 5 community cards are the best hand, i.e., that all remaining players chop the pot? I imagine that this probability drops as the number of players increases.
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Vegas deepstacks tournament situation question drawing to a flush

In a deepstack tournament with 1,000 entrants and 350 remaining players, the hero finds themselves with 22 BB plus antes. The villain, who has a large stack of over 200x BB, has been consistently ...
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NLH Probablility of Drawing a hand

When dealt 5 cards from a deck the probabilities of seeing a str8 flush, 4 of kind, full house, flush, str8, 3 of kind, two pair, pair, or high card are well known and easily computed: str8 flush ....
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when I'm in the hand pre flop am I aloud to tell the table what my cards are before I go all in *"say" *49o allin

playing poker online pre-flop I guess I like to show off I guess I'm just a better poker player than most as I'm the best so I mean that cash games I suck but on free tournaments I take over the king ...
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Is the big blind player allowed act if other players go all-in for at most the big blind amount?

Assuming the blinds in a NLHE cash game are $50/$100, three players are dealt in, and the players have these stack sizes before posting the blinds: UTG player: $100 SB player: $100 BB player: $200 ...
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How deuces play in this?

I'm new to poker, I saw this tweet and people reporting 16 outs and including three deuces and I cannot understand how deuces play in this? Question on the tweet is how many outs does AA hero have? 9 ...
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Is your hand dead if you stand up and hold your cards off the table?

There were three players in the hand including myself. I had the button. person to my left makes a bet, the second player goes all in, I go all in and flip my cards accidentally before the player to ...
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Theory of Poker vs Theory of Poker Applied to NL

I am a beginner poker player who just started NLHE at the small/micro stakes. I was looking online for beginner books and saw several recommendations for The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky to be a ...
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How to keep recreational players in poker?

Poker is experiencing a boom at the moment. Many players are searching for this topic, visiting related sites and poker rules while they have to sit at home. Here is a screenshot of google trends for ...
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NL500 - Gutshot straight draw improves equity on turn

Players are all solid regulars in this game. The game is typically aggressive, but not wild. SB $250 HERO $593 J♥ T♣ UTG $883.63 Cut-Off $279.25 Dealer $352.98 Small blind ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms what equity means?

I've seen examples where commentators mention that he has a good equity to make a call. I do understand what poker odds are. Can some one give a simple example to help understand what equity/fold-...
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Player acts without seeing prior action

Tournament (either SNG/MTT) where most players are 15-20BB and shove/fold range. UTG+1 shoves 15BB Folds to SB. SB completes the blinds, not seeing the initial shove What would the ruling on the ...
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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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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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First round all-in

Suppose you play NLH with deep stacks, first round of betting, no raises yet. Should you ever go all-in with your first bet? If someone else goes all-in with their first bet, how should you react? I'...
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Calling down check-raise on semi-dry board

Game is 1/2 cash, generally soft with good-ish players, 9-max. V is a MTT player that is adjusting to cash, so has reasonable fundamentals and not terribly out of line. Able to bluff in reasonable ...
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Playing monsters against nits

0.1/0.25 6-max cash game online. Field is generally tight fit/fold players, who generally wont continue without hitting the flop (unless they think youre loose and will play some hands back). Against ...
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When to make -EV plays that put opponents in tough spots

Scenario: 9-hand SNG midway, with most players quite regular (no fishes, no professionals). I raise 66 UTG+2 and get called by HJ. i CBet flop and continue turn for 2/3 pot each street, HJ calls both....
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Shortstack SB calling range against UTG

Small home tournament, 6 handed. Full Big blind Ante. UTG: 16bb SB (Hero): 9bb BB: 13bb UTG shoves 16bb preflop. What should be our calling range? Hero had AQo, and called to flip against JJ. ...
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Small stakes $1-$2 $200 Cap - What to do inside straight flush draw?

This is a Monday night game, so players aren't to splashy, everyone is playing pretty tame somewhat of a laggy, passive table. I am able to take advantage with some aggressive bets and increase my $...
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Etiquette: Why is it rude to ask to see a mucked bluff?

If i call i river bet and the aggressor mucks, why is it bad etiquette to request to see the hand? I get that the common understanding is that its rude unless you suspect collusion. I also get that ...
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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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Do older players tend to never bluff?

In cash no limit Hold’em, is there a pattern or behavior that older players don’t tend to bluff?
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What are the best open source bots available for NLHE (2 player and multiplayer) [closed]

Seeing bots that play as well as Libratus and Deepstack is pretty fascinating but, aren't there any good open source implementations available? I found a couple of reimplementations on GitHub that ...
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Preflop and Flop action with KK

1/1 cash home game with mostly recreational players. Villain (~$200) is loose (opens 80-90% of hands and generally will call opens prefrop with any 2 cards) but the table rarely sees 3-bets, and ...
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Fold AKo preflop?

When do fold AKo preflop? Let's say you just sat down at a $1-$3 $1,000 cap NLHE table with $500. Hence, you have no reads on the players. A mid position player opens with a $25 raise and has about $...
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Small Stakes NLH 1-2 $300 Cap - What did villain have?

This is a newly formed $300 max $1-$2 No-Limit 10 man live game. I am in the small blind with: 8♥ 7♥ It goes fold, fold, limp, limp, raise to $12(villain), call, call, I call, $11, ...
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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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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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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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Hand analysis could you lay this down

Late in a tournament. Blinds at 25/50. Hero and villain are top two stacks and hero has villain covered. Like 6 or 8 handed. Preflop Hero UTG with Q♥J♥ raises to 70 I know that is ...
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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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What should hero do with JJ overpair on the Flop against an ultra aggressive (perhaps maniac)?

Context: Playing a 1/3 cash game at a B&M casino last night. Table is mostly tight passive except for villain; I'm picking up small pots and a few medium size pots all night with little pushback. ...
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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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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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Dealing with excessive clock calls?

So I was playing a live event over the weekend and I had a situation occur after moving to a new table I've never heard of or seen before. Ideally I'm looking for someone with floor experience to ...
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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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8 handed play strategy

100 bb and everyone has about 18,000 Tournament Pre UTG, HJ, limp, BTN raises to $600, SB, UTG, HJ all call Pot $2500 BTN has 8♥ 8⋄ Flop 8♠ K♣ 5⋄ Checks to ...
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Interesting heads-up hand in WCOOP 66 $25k high roller event BrynKenney vs caecilius

I was watching the replay of the $25k WCOOP high roller event and came across a really interesting heads-up hand. Quickly before I dive in, a deal has been made 3-handed and they are playing for a ...
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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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Is starting out in PLO a good idea?

I have been getting into poker lately and I've read some beginner strategy articles online and I have seen some youtube videos. PLO seems like an interesting version of poker and I want to become more ...
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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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AK suited in the BB

This hand was one of the hand day reviews by a pro $50 / $100 first hand of tournament everyone starts with 300 BB Hero BB A♠ K♠ HJ $250 CO $250 BB $1050 ...
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It is proper to burn cards if there is no further action?

It is proper to burn cards if there is no further action? i.e. all in preflop, or after the flop
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Preflop Pot Odds

Is there a minimum pot odd required where it would be profitable to call with ANY 2 cards preflop? I'm thinking of multiple limpers on SB, or a clickraise (with multiple callers) on BB.
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Sets and 2-pair

I was listening to a poker podcast recently and the host referred to his Ah 8h as the nuts on an A 8 2 rainbow flop. I understand that sets "out-nut" 2-pair, but I believe the intention of the host ...
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Raising all-in against calling stations on draws?

Recently I read from one of the poker books (NLHE: Theory and Practice, by Sklansky, D. and Miller, E.) that if you are ahead, you should value bet as high as the opponent will call, without giving ...
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Building Pot on Draws

Is it profitable play to raise with the intention for other players to call when you are on a draw? Ie. If i have the nut flush draw on the button, and action is all checked to me on the flop, should ...
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