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### Tacit intra-table fraternity in MTTs

Is there such a thing as playing nice by implicit agreement among the players of the same table in a MTT? That is, few raises or no re-raises, absolutely no all-ins, no BB stealing from weak players, ...
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### How to calculate probability of flopping a set (with pocket pairs)?

Building a poker program and would like to make sure I have my calculation correct. If a player is holding pocket pair, how does one calculate the probability of flopping a set (one card out of the ...
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### Rake Deduction Logic

I am writing an Online Poker Game and I was wondering about how the Rake will be deducted for each hand in a cash game. I know there is rake percentage and rakecap concept and the rake is calculated ...
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### How should I play the river after check-raising flop and leading turn?

I've started playing a strategy of defending my Big Blind with a reasonably tight range (15% approx). This strategy targets excessive c-cbets by check-raising the flop with a balanced range (value, ...
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### Variant on Poker with 3 card deck

Imagine a 3 card deck consisting of J, Q, K. The two players are each dealt one card at random. Small blind is \$1 and big blind is \$2. What is the optimal strategy for small blind position and big ...
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### There is straight on the board [duplicate]

On the board there is 8 9 10 J Q Player 1 has AQ Player 2 has J9 Player 3 has J9 Who wins?
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### profit when 4 betting against a opponent who won't flat call

This problem is from the book "application of NL hold'em". From the book: Let’s now analyze the profitably of 4-betting with the intention of calling a 5-bet. To accomplish this, assume we win 12.5 ...
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### What strategy to use when every round someone goes all in pre-flop

I was in the last 12 of a 45 player online tournament with a \$1.50 buy in, NL Texas holdem. I was switched to a new table and every single round someone would go all in pre-flop, this continued for ...
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### Do tournaments with different sizes, but same proportions, require different strategies?

Does a tournament with 500 places in the money and 5,000 players require a different strategy than one with 50/500, or one 10/100? I see that in an extreme case in a tournament with 1/10, everyone is ...
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### Can someone explain in simple terms what equity means?

I've seen examples where commentators mention that he has a good equity to make a call. I do understand what poker odds are. Can some one give a simple example to help understand what equity/fold-...
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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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### Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

playing a MTT: UTG goes ALLIN (35-40BB, it covers me). The action fold to me on the big blind. Can I show my cards to the raiser to get more information? Just want to know if I CAN do that or not.
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### Out of turn action

UTG is thinking. UTG +1 raises out of turn for 5BBs. He apologies and takes his money back. UTG, doesn't see that, UTG +1 had raised and he raises to 2.5BBs. Questions: 1) Does UTG +1 can just call ...
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### Poker tips backed by facts

I am looking for a list of quick poker facts similar to what WSOP (App) shows when a game is loading. For e.g. A player with a two pair at flops has a 16.7% chance of getting a full house. I am ...
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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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### Facing a shove on an ugly river

\$5 Spin & Go on Pokerstars. You are currently heads up at 15/30 blinds. Your opponent is someone you've encountered a few times before; you have him provisionally categorized as "competent reg" -...
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### Poker aggression - Flop, Turn and River

Given a low stakes NL Holdem game, statistics of 200+ hands are given as below. PreFlop aggression : 60% Flop aggression : 70% Turn aggression : 50% River aggression : 66% Win rate ...
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### Should I shove or 4-bet with AA

Playing an 8 player cash game where blinds are 1-1. People tend to bet aggressively on this table so a normal raise pre-flop would be from 6\$ to 12\$. I am UTG with a stack of 100\$. My cards are AA ...
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### When to fold second best flush on the River (got three bet shoved and lost to full house)

Trying to figure out if I played this hand right or wrong, any input would be appreciated. Hero is in the SB and gets dealt QJ spades. Preflop Villain raises to 3BB from the cutoff Hero calls ...
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### What to do if you are dealt AA at the begining of a tournament

Imagine you are in a tournament no rebuys allowed, you are on the big blind with AA and someone on early position pushes all in, should you take a chance on variance against a probably (AA, AK, KK, QQ)...
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### Preflop and Flop action with KK

1/1 cash home game with mostly recreational players. Villain (~\$200) is loose (opens 80-90% of hands and generally will call opens prefrop with any 2 cards) but the table rarely sees 3-bets, and ...
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### behavior at the poker table after a big bet

So I've seen this a couple times while I was not in the hand, but this recently happened to me in a 1/2 game and I got bet out of a hand where I had a good pocket pair. Hands starts like this: SB, BB,...
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### Calculating Nash Equilibrium for HU NLHE push fold game

This question has been asked before here and here. But what i am looking for is the specific calculation methodology or pseudocode. Additionally my understanding itself of Nash equilibrium is this ...
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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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Please share you thought about my play. It looks like most likely I play to aggressive?
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I am not sure if this was played well or not? WHat do you think, how would you play this hand ?
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### General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

I heard that playing shortstacked PLO in cash games can have a big advantage. Say ~50BB deep. I have a couple of question about this. How can this be a big advantage? What would be a good general ...
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### Poker hand analysis

NLH tournament in the money blinds 15 30 sb 1,950 J♠8♠ bb 1,889 K♠Q♣ Prelop sb bet 75 bb call 75 pot 150 Flop 6♣2♠7♠ sb 45 bb 175 sb call pot ...
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### Pocket Jacks with two higher cards on flop

During the first hand of a cash game against an unknown opponent, I was dealt JJ and I raised maybe three to four BB and the villain who was big blind was the only caller. The flop was then a ...
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### Hand analysis could you lay this down

Late in a tournament. Blinds at 25/50. Hero and villain are top two stacks and hero has villain covered. Like 6 or 8 handed. Preflop Hero UTG with Q♥J♥ raises to 70 I know that is ...
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### Poker bankroll management in cash game [closed]

A player has a bankroll of Rs. 200 k and has 4 different ids on 4 different websites . He has to play only cash games and no MTT’s on all 4 ids every day . Playing cash games is his only profession ...
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### How should I play against a limpers?

How should I play against limpers? When I play online I play little aggressive so people start limping so how should I deal with this?
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### Probability of tie [duplicate]

what is the probability of tie and how to calculate it? How to determjne winning percentage
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### Strategy vs Donkey Supreme?

How would you play against someone with a seemingly unlimited bankroll, going all in preflop with every single hand and rebuying max limit every time he lost? Seems like a dream scenario, yet I ...
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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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### Folding with 3 of a kind on the flop?

I'm a decent poker player, but get pushed out of pots too easily and often don't know when to hold and raise. I had J 6 and the flop was JJQ giving me 3 of a kind. Well a guy raised \$80 (2-5 NL)and ...
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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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### Hand analysis no limit

1/2 no limit 6 handed All players are deep Pre flop Hero UTG Q♠J♠ opens for 5 CO calls BTN raises to 15 SB fold BB calls CO calls Flop Pot 46 T♠7&...
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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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### 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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### Rules for Full house [duplicate]

How the full house winner is chosen. Best of five or the card user has? There was a scenario in a popular mobile app poker, where I had J, 4 On the board J J 4 7 8 I Guess, I have the best ...
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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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### HU you know your opponent will bet pre with any two cards - what should your range be

Based on this range answer of play top 70% against 100% it got me thinking. Pre your opponent will open or call 3x with any hand. Your choice is to open 3x, call 3x, or fold. Clearly you can ...
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### Heads up with chip advantage but you are the weaker player

Related question on how many blinds does a better player need against a bigger stack. Say an amateur is heads up against a pro with a 4:1 chip advantage. Pro has 40 bb. Blinds are 1 and 2. Pro is ...
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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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### Pre shove range

Say you want to play mathematical poker and you want to balance your pre shove range. A range where your opponent has shown strength. Either they came in for a raise and you are in position or they ...
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### Over pair in position

Cash game players like 40 bb Hero in button with K♠K♣ bets 2.5 bb BB calls Flop J♠8♥2⋄ BB leads out a little over 1/2 pot - 3 bb What would you do as ...
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### Straight hand in poker [duplicate]

Is it a straight if let's say you have a 3 and a 4 and down on the table are a K an A and a 2?