# Questions tagged [no-limit]

A game played with a no-limit betting structure allows each player to raise the bet by any amount up to his entire remaining stake at any time (subject to the table stakes rules and any other rules about raising).

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### Why does a pair of 9's split the pot with Trip 5's? [duplicate]

Player A: 9♠ A♦ (Pair of 9's) Player B: 5♥ 5♣ (Trip 5's) Player C: J♠ K♣ Common Cards: 9♦ 2♣ Q♥ 5♦ 4♦ Player B was all in with the smallest amount Player A was in with more money (bet fighting ...
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### Deriving Sklansky's Formula for the Optimal Calling Frequency

The optimal calling frequency is the calling frequency which makes your opponent's expected value of always bluffing equal to his expected value of never bluffing. Theoretically, if you call bets with ...
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### Can a push/fold strategy be optimal (ie EV>=0 against any other strategy) in general

There are many push/fold charts that have been calculated which claim to be optimal in a simplified version of (no limit texas holdem) where only push/fold is possible. So wouldn't always either ...
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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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### Are button straddles profitable?

In my local home game scene, we play 1/3 NLHE with a 10 dollar rock, with any position straddles. For some reason, most of the good regs religiously straddle their button, as if it is a +EV play. ...
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### Middle-straight starting with an ace?

I was watching a tournament and was surprised by the outcome of this hand He wins the hand with a 9 high straight? So A-6-7-8-9? I thought ace could only be used in A2345 or TJQKA. Am I missing ...
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### Betting strategy with a straight flush draw, ended up losing to a higher flush

The game was cash no limit Texas Holdem. Here is a hand that I had today: Firstly, I have T♠J♠. The flop came 8♠9♠J♦. I made a minimum bet in order to put some value in the flop and also keep the ...
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### How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

I played a NLHE tournament with a Starting Stack Size of 25000 and Level 1 Blinds of 50/100. So that means we started with 250 big blinds each. There were ~1000 entrants, so 25 million chips in play....
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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 ...
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### What is the min-raise and min-reraise in Holdem No Limit?

When I play with friends live poker we always ask ourself what are the min-raise and min-reraise rules in Holdem No Limit?
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### Heads Up NL Holdem: Best strategy against all in every hand

Assume you are playing a NL Holdem tournament heads up where the starting stack is 200 times the big blind. What is the best strategy against these all-in scenarios, and what is the expected win ...
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### Does Heads Up Hold ’em GTO assume a linear relationship between utility and money?

Would it be possible to exploit a GTO poker player if you recognized that you have different values than that player? For instance, if there are decreasing returns to money (such that your first ...
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### Initial betting options on the preflop, and other streets on poker software

On preflop, action starts with three options Raise 2BB, 3BB, 4BB, and when someone raises, action continues with, minimum raise, half pot raise, pot raise. on the flop action starts with a BB bet, and ...
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### Pretty new to poker, wondering how this hand wins [duplicate]

Hand A: Ace of Spades, Jack of Hearts Hand B: Four of Hearts, Four of Diamonds. River: Eight of Diamonds, Seven of Hearts, Eight of Spades, Ten of Clubs, Ten of Spades. Why does Hand A win?
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### Where can I find a resource for mathematically optimal plays?

So I've seen some streamer use an online tool that he used to analyse his plays. Specifically, the tool would tell him what actions are considered mathematically correct in the situation at hand. I ...
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### C-Betting on Flops that Missed Both You and Your Opponents?

From Analytical No-Limit Holdem: I don't understand the author's point very well here on why you should tend to c-bet pairs and ace highs (as well as weaker hands that are more likely ...
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### Why is short-stacker pot committed in this instance?

From Analytical No Limit Holdem: Question: Why exactly does our opponent have reason to "put his money into the pot with almost any hand", leaving us with almost no fold equity? I get that ...
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### Was this a good all-in with trip 8s on the turn?

Game is 1/2 NL at the Venetian. Hero has approx 225. Villain has 700-800; not particularly stellar player IMO but made money on splash pots. Villain is super tight post-flop and hero repeatedly ...
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### What is minimum raise when starting a new round of betting in NLHE?

Generally speaking what is the minimum raise amount after a new card is dealt in No-Limit Texas Hold 'em? Examples: Pre-Flop. Small Blind \$1, Big Blind \$2. Everybody calls. Post-flop. Is the ...
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### No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop

Say the BB is \$100 and that this is post flop action. After the flop the SB is first to act (if they are still in the hand) Can the first player betting make a bet of \$150 when they are not going all ...
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### Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

So I'm not very good at math, but I'm trying to improve. I'm trying to understand this calculation that I read in Wikipedia, But I find it to be confusing, I would appreciate a clarification. I ...
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### How to make the most of a very good hand when you've been playing conservatively?

The other day I was playing a game where I was playing relatively conservatively, waiting for a good hand. Then I got a pair of aces, and as soon as I bet just a couple of chips, everybody ...
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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 to deal with a table that always calls?

In my no-limit Texas hold'em home games, players are allotted approximately \$2500 worth of chips. The starting blinds are \$5/\$10, and are increased everytime the button has moved around the whole ...
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### Nash-like table for a full 9 players table?

I'm wondering, is there anything like the Nash Equilibrium that I can use to know when to go all in if my blinds a low in a full 9 players table?
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### Confused about pot odds

I wanted to practice my implied and pot odds calculating skills and found this website online http://www.philnolimits.com/uploads/8/1/8/9/8189328/practice_pot_odds_and_expected_value_problems.pdf And ...
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### How to play a pair against a maniac?

I was playing against a maniac who was winning the pots by continuously reraising me (and another players) on flop and on the turn with nothing. Finally we had the following hand: We were playing 0....
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### Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

I faced a situation the other day where in a 4-handed final table in a small stake Texas No limit holdem live tournament. I honestly can't remember the action 100% but it was more or less in the ...
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### Pocket Aces, preflop call or re-raise. 4max

I'm currently watching the 1998 movie Rounders. This scene occurs at the very beginning of the movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) sits under the gun at a 4-max table with As-9s. He raises 3x. UTG+1 ...
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### Should I call 3 bet when having two pair?

I have recently played following hand: iPoker - £0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players BTN: 132 BB (VPIP: 22.60, PFR: 16.95, 3Bet Preflop: 7.81, Hands: 358) Hero (SB): 109.5 BB BB: 129 BB (VPIP: 48.28, PFR:...
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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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### playing with wrong two cards

home game - we play two decks to be more efficient (red deck / blue deck rotating). 9 players around the table. one of the plays.. pre flop 5 players call BB. flop comes 234. one player goes all ...
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### What would be the correct river play?

I was playing heads-up 2NL against a massive fish. He played relatively straight forward and called correctly in most spots, but he never raised to a bet. My strategy was therefore to continuation bet ...
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### Should I have bet this river? - KK vs potential flush

Playing 2NL. Hero has only seen villain in one hand where he called some large bets with top pair mid kicker and got lucky on the river. Villain has 9\$ and hero has \$1.90. Preflop Hero is on button ...
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### Poker Outs Odds Tourney Heads Up

I was watching poker on tv and one guy had 7♥4♠, the other had A♠8♣ and the flop was 6♥2♥8♥. The commentator said it was a flip between the two - wouldn'...
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### Micros online hand review. AKs from the SB

6 max Cash - Micros - Ignition Hero on SB w/ ~150 BBs UTG+1 calls w/ ~115 BBs Button w/ ~115 BBs raises to 4xBB Hero calls with A⋄K⋄ BB folds UTG+1 calls Flop comes 3⋄J&...
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### Hand discussion: QJc vs A8o on A84 T K

I think that I played this hand (link to replay) quite well and my opponent did a mistake because he didn't protect his two pairs. If he would did a good raise or reraise on flop or turn, I would ...
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### Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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### Strategy for Tournaments without Antes

I played a tournament in the casino where weirdly enough there were no antes till the end of the tournament. It was my first time playing in a tournament like this. How to play tournaments with no ...
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### What kind of results are people getting with short stack strategies in no limit holdem?

starting a small poker school and using ed miller's short stack strategy. can anyone share their online experience with this or similar short stack strategies? mine for the last few weeks are below. ...
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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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### 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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### how to get nice reports easily from poker tracker 4?

my students and i are using pt4 at a couple of online casinos. we would like to have reports that we can easily convert to html so we can all see how we are doing. but the only way to get reports ...
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### Raising and multiple All-Ins

After reading the following links about raising after an all-in in NLHE, there was still a scenario I wasn't sure about when multiple all-ins occur. Links: https://poker.stackexchange.com/a/2790/...
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### Pocket Aces in 9-handed

This should be a happy thing when you get pocket aces, but lately I feel bad just looking at the hole cards A♢ A♥, for example. According to what I read and everyone's advice I should bet strong with ...
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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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### Texas Holdem questions

I have 9spade 5 heart He has 9clud 2heart The board is Ah 9h 7h 6h 3h Is it a split pot our does my 5h beat the boards 3h for a better flush.
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### Problem with a hand in Texas hold'em

We play as friends and keep arguing over a certain hand dealt. The scenario is on the last card dealt it becomes a straight on the table, say 23456, I understand if someone has a 7 then that would win ...