Questions tagged [nlhe]

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

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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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Running it twice, odds calculation

I'm looking at a setting in a No limit Texas Hold'em hand. We start the hand with 6 people, only two will go to the flop. Ok, I'll admit this is a very unlikely situation: Player 1 starts the hand ...
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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?

In real games, it seems an NLH heads up bot is now at the point of (or close to) being able to beat the best human players. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/news/cmu-ai-tough-poker-player For heads up limit, ...
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Playing AA against multiple opponents

Should I be pushing everyone but one villain out preflop with AA? E.g. scenario, NLHE Cash game: Player A (Button): 200BB Player B (SB): 40BB Hero (BB): 200BB (with AA) Player A: Call Player B: ...
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Calculating Pot Odds on multiple re-raises

NLHE: Suppose you are on a small suited connector (6s5s) on BB and want to see the flop for cheap. How do you deal with 2 villains who keep re-raising each other one BB at a time, giving you good odds ...
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Facing a shove after turning an OESD with JJ deep in MTT

Blinds : 100K/200K Hero: 27.1M. Villain: 26.5M. 7 players Hero : J♣ J♥ Villain : A♥ A♠ Preflop Hero opens for 800K. Villain raises to 2.2M. Hero re-raises to 5.0M. ...
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Set Over Set 10's vs 9's

$1-2 no limit. I hold 99. I'm on the button. I call a $10 raise from the person in front of me. I have a stack of about $105. There are three callers SB, 2nd & 5th player. Flop comes 4,6,J ...
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Can i fold my trips here?

Click here to see the hand in Stars Boom Hand Player. In the early stages (Level 3, 25/50/A6) of a turbo full-ring tournament, I have 1,082 in my stack and get dealt J♥T♥ in the CO. ...
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Variance - or rigged game [closed]

I played spin and go at Poker Stars - 1 and 3 dollar games. Won 7 out of 10 with a sensible and cautious approach. Then I lost 24 out of 25 games with same stakes and same approach. No tilting, just ...
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How to adjust Gameplay at a PokerLeague?

Every Weekend I take part at a little Poker league , that has 15MTTs and the result of the best 10 count towards the leaderboard , There is no prize for a single MTT so you only play fore Points ... ...
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What s the bb/100 from BigBlind from a NL25 online reg? [closed]

I m watching my bb/100 NLHE stats sorted by position at the moment . The bb/100 is positiv from every Position , only BigBlind is -22.7bb/100. I think it s normal that I have a negative bb/100 from ...