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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Maximizing profit post-bubble

Had a few pleasant games in a particular tourney format: 9max NL normal speed/structure; NTT S-M field (~150); M-L buy-in (~$300); this runs often enough for me to have accumulated a sample of just ...
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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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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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Trying to express NL betting rules formally, did I miss anything?

I'm writing a poker app and need to implement the betting logic for the no-limit games. The basic rules behind min-raise/reopen have been discussed here before and I'm trying to express them (semi-) ...
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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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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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How to identify low sets against top pair top kicker? (Online Poker)

When I get busted it is because I did not identify that my opponent held a set and I thought my top pair with top kicker is best. I often run in situations where I held something like A♠K&...
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Player very low on chips, can't pay Ante+BB. What happens?

Let's say three players, NLHE. Ante/SB/BB = 100/1000/2000. Player 1 (BB): 50 chips left Player 2 (Button): 10,000 chips Player 3 (SB) : 10,000 chips 100 chips Ante to be paid by everyone - but ...
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What is the minimum raise after an all-in?

I am hosting a home game (NL Texas Hold'em sit N go), and would like to make sure we get all the rules right, but there is one situation that I'm having trouble with. What is the minimum raise after ...
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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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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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Preflop game in 50/50 sit'n'go

I tried to explain a friend of mine, that there happened several mistakes or bad play in this preflop situation: 6 Players left Blinds 100/200 UTG (355) with 9♥9⋄ moves allin UTG +1 ...
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Unexpected aggression and a premium hand

I was recently in a ten-handed 1/2 NLHE cash game. The table had a decent mix of tight and loose players, but nobody completely crazy. Generally, pre-flop raise to 25 was enough to limit the field to ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0....
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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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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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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 ...
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What is the difference between limit and no limit starting hand rankings?

I'm reading David Sklansky's book on Hold'em Poker . It was written in a time when limit poker was much more common and so the advice was focused towards it. In his section on hand rankings, ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens if the last two live players fold at the same time?

In a no-limit hold em cash game, only two players remain live in the hand. Who claims the pot if both of these players muck their cards simultaneously? There are no verbal declarations - both players ...
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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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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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How to play two pairs when flop is connected?

Recently I had following hand. I was playing 6 players money 1/2$ NLH game I had K♥J♠ in SLposition. The player just before me made standard 3BB bet I called. Every one else folded. ...
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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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To steal the pot, how much should I bet if first to act post-flop?

Let's say we went to the flop. Damn, no hit. I'm first to act. I decided to 'steal' the pot, by raising high enough that people fold but not too high so I don't lose too much if somebody got a ...
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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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In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?

What if the dealer is stationary, not changing its position at the end of a game? In a normal game, as I know, the small blind is the first person from the left of the dealer and the big blind is the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to play bottom pair in middle position?

I was playing NLHE speed poker on microstakes. I had 6♥ 6⋄ in MP and I made a standard 3BB bet. Then the button called. The flop came J⋄7♠3♣. Made standard 50% pot ...
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Get all-in on a steal by a deep stack with avg hand

I played a play money MTT on Pokerstars and was wondering about a stealing situation. I was already In The (play) Money but had a short stack, specifically 3.53 BB with an M of 2. My opponent was a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No-Limit Holdem Partial Raise Clarification

Referencing the following from this link http://www.rgpfaq.com/no-limit.html Now let us consider when a player has gone all in with a partial raise. Other players may not reraise on a player's all ...
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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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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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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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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.