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Online poker refers to poker that is played against remote opponents using software.

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Bounty Builder tournament

Is it profitable to call two players with a smaller stack with any 2 cards in hand if the total gain per knocking out is more than a buy-in? For example: Buy-in = $33 Total received Knockouts = $...
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Any program/game/bot to play with?

I want to learn to play poker, but I don't know where to start. I thought about finding computer program, something like Microsoft's Solitaire, to start practicing and learning it. I am searching for ...
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Why do so few players play razz?

I don't understand why razz is not more popular. Is it an especially difficult game to learn or play? Or are there other causes that keep the game from becoming popular?
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Are late registration / late entry poker tournaments the norm?

I want to play in a poker tournament that doesn't have a really elongated late registration phase. Is this a possibility online or is this pretty standard now - it's proving standard in my experience ...
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How should I proceed (in non-home games / with strange(unkown) people / in my online server) if I have to suddenly close a tournament?

Please help me tagging this questions appropriately Most of the time if I have to cancel a tournament which is a home game (me, friends, and many unknown people who agreed with the mechanics we use), ...
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What is the formula in getting Outs?

I've been reading about outs and its hard to tell what is the exact formula for getting them. Is there a formula for calculating outs? I want to add a functionality to my app where players can see ...
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What is overlay?

I have recently started playing more tournaments and have come across the term "overlay" used by online poker rooms. Usually it is described in a dollar amount, like "tournament x had a $500 overlay". ...
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Is there a benefit to pre-checking in online poker?

I was playing a bit online and I found myself wondering why no one that I have played with ever consistently pre-checks (press the check button before the action gets to them, instantly checking if it ...
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$2100 High Roller Event #1 hand review

We are at the final table of the high roller event #1 on pokerstars. On the previous hand 'calculer_' lost most of his stack. We are 5 handed. I will explain the hand with text, but you can also ...
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5-way pot pot limit omaha cash game microstakes

Preflop: Playing 5 handed. Blinds $0.05/$0.10. UTG limps, cutoff limps. I am on the button with K♣Q♠T⋄9♠ and decide to pot it to $0.55. Everybody calls. Pot is $2.62. Big ...
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How to modify strategy when playing large play money tournaments on PokerStars?

I have watched some real money tournament play and it seems to be very very different when playing in play money tournaments. You could bet 3 BB preflop and people would call with 27o. You may even ...
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2 pairs vs 2 pairs

I am in the online NLH $0.02/$0.05 game and receive [As Tc] on SB. The player in the early position limps, I call because it seems to be an inexpensive chance to see a flop, BB checks. Then the ...
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Three of a Kind vs drawing hand

The other day I played NLH $0.01/$0.02 online and in the middle of the game got a pair of tens [Ts Tc] in the middle position. Then the following happens: Me​(MP)​: calls $0.02 ​(D)​: calls $0.02 ​(...
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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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Skill gradient across different levels of the ecosystem

Most online poker sites offer the same game structure (up to slight differences in rake) at multiple stakes. Take, for example, the 6-max hyper SNGs on Pokerstars, which are offered at 11 different ...
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Online poker, bring all chips to the table?

If you have 1,000 in chips and want to sit at a table with a 1 blind, is it wise to bring all your chips to the table? Wouldn't it be better to bring just a share of them, like 50, so in case your ...
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How do poker sites detect bots?

Most sites do not allow bots. How do poker sites detect bots? I figured they scanned memory like how HUDs are detected. Based on an answer on another question they also detect it on the server side....
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Tough spot with drawing hand

Online sit and go triple up tourney. Table starts 9 handed, top 3 triple their buy in. Everyone starts with 1500. Blinds 15/30. I look down at 8♠9♠ in late mp. UTG limps and it folds to me. My ...
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Ways to dodge exchange rates at partypoker?

I am planning on making a first deposit on partypoker to play tournaments. I live in the Netherlands, where the euro is used. Depositing and withdrawing from euro to dollar and back costs me a total ...
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does it matter if 2 in pocket and one on flop, or one in hand and 2 on the flop? or is it just a higher card that takes the pot? [duplicate]

Theres a pocket 9s with a 9 on the flop, other player has a Q in pocket and 2 queens on the flop. Who wins and why? Is it just a matter of higher card?
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Even after I win a hand, Zynga poker won't show me the hole cards from other players

Playing Zynga poker on my phopne. One thing that gives me grief is that I make it all the way to the River, win the hand, but without getting to see the hole cards from other players who went the ...
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Pre-flop charts 6-max cash games

I am planning on building a poker bot. The first and easiest part is the pre-flop strategy. Do you guys have any links for a good pre-flop strategy in NLH 6-max cash games, 100BB deep? This includes: ...
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Call and raise amount in a poker client

We are implementing a poker client UI, and unsure about how to show the call or raise amounts in the action buttons so that it does not cause any confusion. I'm not a player so sorry if the ...
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Heads-up NLH 200BB deep river decision

I was playing heads-up NLH $0.01/$0.02 against a relatively solid player. We were 200BB deep. See the action of the hand below: So I decided to check-raise turn. I could have just called as well, but ...
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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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What's the optimum time to enter a progressive knockout tournament?

Primarily focusing on getting the most bounty-money per hour, what would be the best time to register a progressive knockout tournament? The way I see it, there are a couple options. Registering from ...
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Who wins in this situation? [duplicate]

Who wins in this situation, and why? Please explain. Nothing on this site answers my question!!!
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What is the software that every poker site seems to be running?

Seems like the client on all poker sites are pretty much identical, except for the skin. What is it? Is it open-source?
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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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Why doesn't the United States make online poker legal and tax it?

The United States could easily generate billions in taxes and create thousands of jobs in the industry as an alternative to live casino table games. Why is online poker not legal in the United ...
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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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Has Annette Obrestad played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson?

There have been videos and other public claims about Annette Obrestad having already played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson. Is that even possible?
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Sensible plan to satellite myself into the PCA?

One of my poker goals is to be able to play in the PCA at some point in my life. I'm trying to lay out a sensible plan of satellites that can win me a PCA package on Poker Stars. I have tried to ...
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What measures can I take to verify that an online poker site has rigged hands?

I have always heard accusations of sites being rigged but I cannot tell whether this has happened to me, or not. I was about to download the WSOP mobile poker application and there were a lot of ...
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Is playing online poker with multiple accounts an advantage?

Online poker venues normally forbid this behavior, and use heuristics to spot cheaters. However, I wonder whether it is really an advantage to sit on a table using multiple accounts. Wouldn't that ...
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Is there CAD table on pokerstars?

I have deposit CAD money on pokerstars and I have set my default and prefered currency to CAD. However, I can't join anygame because it's say I have to convert my money to USD, Pound, EURO. I fear I ...
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Spin and Go Strategy [closed]

I'd like to discuss strategy for Spin & Go. I'm sure all of you that play online have come across it; 3-handed turbo, 500 starting chips, blinds start at 10/20, go up every 2-3 mins. At the ...
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Aggression vs cheap flop

This question relates to pre-flop play and is aside from the obvious point of being more aggressive the later your position. Let's say we're 6 handed and UTG raises to 2BB and I (sat next to villain)...
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Alternative to Dirty Dozen jackpot SNGs?

I'm not sure if you know this one. iPoker network has had the dirty dozen jackpot sit and gos for ages, but yesterday they got removed from all sites. bet365 confirmed, that they wont get back soon. ...
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Avoid Costly Mistakes

I'm pretty well versed in poker now. If I concentrate I can slowly make a bit of money and feel I'm better than the average player in my current stakes. Unfortunately I have this problem where ...
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How do I keep note of poker hand so I can benefit of it at the same hand?

I love writing hand history so I can use it on the same hand so if I get into a sticky situation in the same hand, I can go review it and analyze his hand range--so I know if he's value betting or ...
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How to play AQ on flop against maniac?

I was playing the following hand on 2NL cash microstakes recently: Preflop MP1 (53BB VPIP 51% CB 75% FCB 60%) raises 3.5BB MP2 Hero (90BB) with A♠Q⋄ raises with raises to 10.5BB ...
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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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How to play top pair with flush draw on the flop?

I have recently joined to a new table .01/.02 so I have no stats regarding the players 4 players, every one has 50BB (maximum buy-in) I am on the button position with J♠T♥. Preflop: ...
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PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?

I have had this software for a while and indeed used it during a complaint I had with PokerStars. Now when I run both together, a pop-up appears telling me it is banned and further use could result in ...
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Playing on a number of tables at one go

It is usually advised to play on more than 1 table at 1 go to make reasonable money on poker. On the other hand, playing on too many tables can result in lack of focus needed on each table. How many ...
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Most Profitable Online Stakes

I think I'm comfortable enough with poker now to start investing my money into online games with the aim of having a slow trickle of money coming in (over time). What are good stakes for me to play at?...
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What are the percentage for running into AA if you have KK?

In a 6-max game, the percentage for running AA into KK is around 3%, if I did my calculations right. Does anyone have the probability of this event for games with 2, 6 & 9 players?
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How do you trust on the online poker site when playing online?

How can you be sure when playing online that some other player is not a site employee that can see the cards of every player?
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How to deal with the fast rate of play online

I recently tried playing online for the first time and I was astonished by how fast it was. More than one time my timer actually ran out before I could figure out what I wanted to do, and I was auto-...