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

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What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating?

This question applies to both free to play or paid servers. It is very much possible that the online poker host can cheat by playing intelligent bots. I suspect Zynga Poker is all time big cheater. ...
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Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?

I am just starting to learn Texas holdem, and I've heard that online poker is not legal, and also that it is. Which is it?
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?

Lately there's been a significant growth in the number of tournaments that stay open for late registration. It's a good thing in that it allows a far greater number of entrants, and you don't have ...
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Is it possible to play for real money online in the US?

I know that after "Black Friday" many online poker sites didn't allow U.S. Players to play for real money anymore. I've heard/seen that it's possible to play via bitcoins and/or other proxy methods. ...
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Online play analysis software

What software would you recommend for analyzing one's game? I'm talking detailed number-crunching after the session, not online databases like sharkscope or in-game odds calculators (meh). Is there ...
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In Omaha, Is it allowed to only show two holecards at showdown when claiming the pot?

I was watching Poker After Dark 2011, the cash game Pot Limit Omaha weeks. And it looks like once in a while the winner only shows the two cards making the best hand and not the two other cards. Is ...
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N00b ethics question about calculators in online poker (or choker)

Update: I've read more about this. I heard GTO solvers are a much bigger deal than just a strength calculator for your hand. like GTO solvers are analogous to using engines/computers in chess but ...
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Poker Rooms Comparison

I am playing at Pokerstars only. Basically there are a lot of tournaments/cash games at PS according to any taste and bankroll. I am thinking of creating an account in some other poker rooms. So ...
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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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What are the advantages gained by those who cheat?

I read that online poker sites disallow certain applications to be used during play. I'm not experienced with poker but I do play regular games and I assume these are the equivalent of "wall hacks", "...
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Short stack play - best way to deal with it?

Short stack play - the extreme measures/adaptive game-plan a short-stacked player will undertake to stay in the game. The characteristics of this effect/game-plan tends to include higher levels of ...
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What software to use when playing online?

I want to use some software for online play that would help with better information about my opponents. I think I saw over the years some screenshots with such software, but I don't know their name. ...
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Possible cheating in Online Poker (by the dealer)

It sure seems at times that the hands are dealt specifically to enhance betting. I am wondering if any of these sites might try to set up hands. For tournament play it wouldn't seem to be an advantage ...
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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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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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What are the rules for when you're dealt in to an online poker game

While you are free to leave a table whenever you wish to avoid the BB, there seem to be rules in place that govern when you're first dealt in. What are these rules - and do they vary from site to site?...
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Are online poker sites rigged? [closed]

This guy tries to prove they are not http://www.thepokerbank.com/articles/online/rigged/ but in the comments everybody says the opposite So are they rigged or not?
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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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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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