Questions tagged [nlhe]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?

Opponent is a smart semi-tight player, a TAG with tricks. 27/22/2.8 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~980 hands. I've been playing a similar yet slightly tighter style than him. Villain's a good player so I know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Probability of x pocket pairs at a table of n people (NLHE)?

With n people at a table, what is the probability that x of them are dealt pocket pairs? There are several easy ways to approximate this but I was wondering there was an elegant solution. Any takers?
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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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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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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 are the most important things to consider when choosing a poker coach?

To me there seems a lot of noise coming from the poker community about coaching best practices. Particularly about what makes a coach valuable to someone. How is this value judged? Is getting a coach +...
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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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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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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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Should I call opponent's flop re-raise with trips?

I'm looking for some advice on a particular hand I played last night. 1/3 NL. Villain (~$350) - Playing loose aggressive and seemed like a reasonable/good player overall. Definitely raises more pre-...
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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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NL100: 2-Pair In 4-Way Pot Facing OOP Lead @ Wet Flop

Villain is 21/14/1.5 AF over ~ 105 hands. It seems as though he understands position. He has mostly been quite passive postflop not making overly aggressive moves or traps. I haven't got a lot of ...
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How should I play blind vs. blind late in tournaments against unknown players?

One type of situation has troubled me when I've faced various versions of it. In the later stages of tournaments where the blinds are significant, I find myself wondering what to do when it comes ...
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Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?

The villain just sat down a few hands prior to this, so neither of us should have had any reads on the other. $1/2 NL (10 handed) SB Villain (~$190) BB Hero (~$300) Normalish stack sizes for non-...
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NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board

Opponent is a good, thinking semi-loose regular, capable of almost all the things you'd imagine. 28/21/2.5 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~1200 hands. This is early in this particular session although we've ...
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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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Texas Holdem Scenario… Is this possible?

I flop the nuts – on the turn I made the best possible straight flush but am drawing dead. a. What does the board look like? b. What are my hole cards? c. What does my opponent hold?
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Interesting Spot in Penny Poker: Overpair vs Nit on Wet Board

One of my students was practicing at the super-low stakes online games, and he came across a hand that ended up a lot more interesting than it seemed on face value. I have my own conclusions that I'll ...
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NL400: Vs a TAG Regular. Interesting River Decision

Opponent is a standard TAG regular, nothing unusual. No specific reads. 22/16/2.5 (VPIP/PFR/AF) over ~300 hands. $4 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players SB: $155 BB: $361 UTG: $190 MP: $444 Hero (CO): $...
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Do I call a turn all-in with KK with against a possible flush?

I don't recall all the details about this hand, but here's what I do know. Some folds and possibly some limps; I forget exactly. $1/$2 NL Villain (Has hero easily covered) in Seat 1 Hero (~$450) ...
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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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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/...