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What is small ball poker strategy

There is a style of poker called small ball. Negreanu has a book on it. What is small ball and when is it effective?
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You have AA in the BB. The BU opens to 3.5x. What is your line?

You have AA in the BB. The BTN opens to 3.5x. What is your line ?
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How to bet from button heads up pre flop

Heads up pre flop the button is the sb and bets first Assume both players are deep like 100 BB I noticed some pros just min raise and play almost every hand and get called almost every hand. This ...
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Hidden chips - how to handle when a player goes all in and chips were hidden

Cash game poker night in america hand This hand was over a year ago with Alec Torelli Recently Doug Polk posted on his channel with some creative editing Alec had two 5K that are hidden from ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

This has been a tricky hand for me. It seems like folding 34, 45, 65, 32, suited is somewhat of a waste but then again it isn't often you hit the flush or straight you need. What's the best way to ...
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Spin n go system [pokerstars or 888]?

Guys what do you think for regular online players which system is better to stick to in general.
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EV of 1 gapper versus connected

There are less ways to hit a 1 gapper but if you hit it is better disguised Assume only play suited connector under jack and above 4 Does a 1 gapper get paid off enough more to overcome the chance ...
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Tournament versus cash game

How should your strategy change in a tournament versus a cash game? Assume a tournament with no or one re-buy. And you have a sufficient bankroll.
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Closing out a tournament

So let me just preface this question with a little background. I used to solely play tournaments a few years back, but for the last 3-4 years I have only played cash. I've recently made a switch back ...
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Straight on the river, how to play it?

This was a Cash Game, no limit games ¢1/¢2 Hero ($1.19) Villain ($4.22) Hero Small Blind 8♣5♣ Big Blind raise to ¢4 Villain and hero calls. Flop T⋄2♠4♣ The three ...
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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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Is this proper GTO

A popular hand between Alec Torelli and Doug Polk at the Bike Both solid pros and have popular YouTube channels They both have reviews of this hand Polk will play exploitative but he is more GTO Alec ...
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What are some good strategies for fooling players?

One can give a false image of themselves by various ways, such as pretending to be careless or unfocussed, or otherwise appearing overly meticulous to intimidate new players. This could be using the ...
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Turn play on a wet board with top-top, flush and straight draw

Cash game (2/2€), 9-players, lots of players limp / call any raise pre-flop. Lots of hands involve 4, 5 or even 6 players after the flop. Been pretty much card dead for the last hour. Due to the ...
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In Poker tournament, when we need to start Hand in Hand (Bubble)?

Suppose, in tournament we have Prize Payout is 10 and 20 Player left on 4 tables. Out of 20 Player, 10 go allin in 2 tables and in rest 2 table game are just to start, so in that case do we need to ...
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Why is AK vs 22 a coinflip?

Why is 22 vs AK a flip? What's the calculation behind this theory because AK has more outs than 22, as AK has 6 outs and 22 has 2 outs, is that right?
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Facing a shove after turning an OESD with JJ deep in MTT

Blinds : 100K/200K Hero: 27.1M. Villain: 26.5M. 7 players Hero : J♣ J♥ Villain : A♥ A♠ Preflop Hero opens for 800K. Villain raises to 2.2M. Hero re-raises to 5.0M. ...
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Which hand wins at showdown? [duplicate]

Board - 9963A Hand 1 - 36 Hand 2 - A8 Which hand wins and why?
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How much do you tip the dealer? [closed]

How much do you tip the dealer? I know some players tip a percentage of the pot. On average pots, just tip around the small blind amount. Have you ever seen a dealer cheat so a big tipper would win?
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Which poker hand is the winner? [duplicate]

Dealers poker hand: 4,4,4,6,9 and My poker hand: 10,J,Q,K,8 so which hand is the winner? Which one is higher ?
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How I should analyze my game?

I started reviewing my sessions for improve my game but I'm feeling a bit skeptical because I can't answer my own questions. I mark the most problematic hands or when I got doubts, but when I'm ...
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how to succesfully represent a good hand

in a recent cash game i tried to represent a higher hand in order to get my opponent to fold. the game played out like this: http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/21219508_CE475D85C2 after a ...
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Showing cards head up

One player goes all in one player remaining the player turns his hand over before calling to try get a reaction out the player that has gone all in is this allowed
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poker etiquette, and is this weak play?

I am in big blind and get dealt AA. 8 players remain at my table in a MTT. Blinds are at 400, 800, with a 75 ante. Average chip stacks are ~20k. Aggressive player (villain) in mid position calls the ...
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KK in first position

I am in a 1-3 NLH cash game. The table had 8 hands dealt and I am the BB. The button bet $10( he bets premium hands) SB calls I raise it to $20 and it is folded to the button he calls but small blind ...
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Call with straight when 3 suited cards are in table, that's a bad move?

It happened yesterday and I'm still wondering if was my mistake or just a lucky villain. My hand was A5o and flop was 24J, turn 8 and a 3 came on the river. (4,J and 3 suited) The turn was checked ...
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Approach to free poker sites

What strategy to apply to free poker sites? If they are free then winning does not mean much but how do you win more chips even if the chips have no cash value? Furthermore, how do you not lose ...
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I'm getting into sit and go tournament finals so much, but how can I come first more? [closed]

I keep on coming second likely because of bad decision making (just started out), but I've found that when it's down to two people blinds are so high and everyone gets so restless and just starts all ...
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Safe strategy? In a simplified model of poker

I was just wondering where if there's any such thing as a safe strategy. In a simplified model of Poker, each player is dealt 5 cards.Each player bets on the belief that their hand is worth more ...
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Fold in preflop but could win with a flush. How to deal in this situation?

In a poker game (Texas Hold'em) I've come in a situation that a player go all in before the flop. I've got 4♠ and 2♦ and I've fold to save my money. I've read How to deal with people who ...
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Can people remember the cards that are played?

In many movies, some people remember the cards that are played in poker games. Is this possible to remember all the cards to predict next 10 or 20 hands? If yes, how and is it allowed to do that in ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

All the times, before you sit on a table in online playing portal you are asked "Click to post BB" to play fast. Why should I click on that button showing to post the big blind option?
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Second J on turn lower the chance that

When playing against opponent, the board comes for example J99, on turn is another J, then we assume that the opponent has lower chance he's holding J because it came also on turn so he probably ...
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Chips running out playing tight [closed]

I'm a poker beginner I use to play SNG 0.5 9Handed, 45Handed or 90 Handed and some micro tournaments. I've been studing poker throught the sites and almost all of them says that I have to play tight-...
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How to play multi screen

I read a lot of articles about pokers and how to be a professional poker player. Most of them say that you have to start playing STT 9 handed, 4 or 6 tables simultaneously. I try to follow this tip ...
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How to improve your heads up game

I play a lot of texas hold'em with colleagues & friends. We have our own little league going. Whilst I have won quite a few times, I still find myself struggling when going heads up. It's my main ...
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Full House v. Quads

What are the odds of getting quadded when you have the highest full house on the table? I would reckon it's very rare, but I have done it once to an opponent.
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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...
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Playing 99 in early position

In an answer I got a comment who would not play 99 in early position My reaction is I would not Assume 8 handed and early position is UTG or UTG+1 Do you play 99 and in early position and if so ...
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Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
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Four to a flush with suited hand and two community cards, opponent raises, what to do?

I had two suited hole cards in a nine-handed cash game, 50 chips entrance. The flop opened up with two more cards of the same suit, meaning I had four cards to a flush. My opponent raised six on the ...
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Beginner tips and tricks [closed]

I've started playing poker (specifically texas hold em) and i've had a string of good luck but still dont profit that much and i want to know some tips, tricks or things to consider while playing that ...
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using poker bots and top poker bots

I am really interested in using pokerbots and I would like to know how advanced is poker bot technology nowadays. And which are the top poker bots at the moment?
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Can you play “destructive”?

I just watched Casion Royal again and though having no experience with playing poker still find the whole premise a huge gimme, but anyway... It just occured to me that Bond (and incidentally another ...
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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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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradoxes. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" strategy, could ...
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Dealer's Choice - What type of games should one choose? [closed]

What kind of poker would be hardest for loose pre-flop amateurs to play? Any real game such as 7-stud, PLO-4, PLO-5, Courchevel, 3-Draw, etc, along with made up ones would be accepted. A made up ...
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Re-entry vs Re-buy in multi table tournaments

Why do both players and operators prefer Re-entry to Re-buy in guaranteed multi table tournaments?
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What is the best way to play online tounaments?

Most people say they play in a normal style waiting for premium hands and see how it goes. But I have found out that in online poker tournaments when at least 2-3 people are all-in making crazy calls ...
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Confusion on Poker Hand concerning high card [duplicate]

playing texas holem with some friends last night, could tell me who wins this hand and why? Player 1: 2, Q player 2: 2, 3 TABLE: A, 2, 7, J, 4