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Erratum in “The Mathematics of Poker” [closed]

I think there is a little erratum in a computation p 79: the result of subcase c) should be 186.36 instead of 346.21. I didn't see that one listed in the official errata list (https://www.conjelco....
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How to play the hand

This is from Conscious Poker hand of the day on you tube. To me it is a fascinating hand. NLHE $5, $10 nine handed Pre flop Hero is in the SB with a stack of $3800 with J⋄T♠ ...
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Hand analysis - all in

This was on The Poker Guys and they titled it Train Wreck. This is WSOP Main Event 12 players left so you would expect better play. 6 handed. I think the BB is 200 plus antes. Kopp UTG deep ...
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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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Straight vs Straight + Highcard [duplicate]

1s hand: J ♥️ 4♣️ 2nd Hand: J♣️ K♣️ Table: 1♥️ K♦️ K♥️ Q♠️ 10♠️ Who wins this hand???
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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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odds and pot odds and when to bet what

I am wondering in what cases it is more profitable to play with your odds (for example bet 15% of pot when you have 18% winning odds) and when its better to give your opponent bad odds to call? Take ...
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How to deal with players who limp into every hand - and always see the river [duplicate]

I play poker quite regularly with friends. A smallish game usually between 5-7 players. Generally I can read the other players easily. They either play too tight so i fold early or as soon as they try ...
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What is your maximum stack size when shoving?

Is there a general rule when shoving in a sit-and-go? in short stacked situations, how many big blinds would you put in the middle and why?
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Strategy tournament vs. table [duplicate]

How does the strategy that we play at a tournament differs from the strategy at a table? What should we do differently?
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Great Poker Hand Daniel Negreanu vs Alec Torelli

One of my favorite hands 100/200 tournament 6 handed pre Daniel Negreanu UTG+1 A♣J♠ raise to $400 Alec Torelli UTG+2 5♠5⋄ call $400 not going to cover the rest ...
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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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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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8 handed play strategy

100 bb and everyone has about 18,000 Tournament Pre UTG, HJ, limp, BTN raises to $600, SB, UTG, HJ all call Pot $2500 BTN has 8♥ 8⋄ Flop 8♠ K♣ 5⋄ Checks to ...
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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

How do you define a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand? In the book "Holdem poker for advanced players" by Sklansky and Malmuth on page 14, they mention that "an x represents a small card". ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

I make my way to chip leader by playing strategically my hands and folding so-so hands. Now that I'm the chip leader, should I revise my strategy and go see more flops? Will it be advantageous to see ...
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Defending a made hand, is it good to make a high bet?

Cash table with 7 opponents. In early position Q♥6♥ and I opened for 3BB pre-flop. Three opponents called. The flop was 7♠Q⋄8♣ giving me top pair. I opened for ...
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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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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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Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?

It appears that some of the subtleties of the game of poker are actually counterproductive against weak players. For example, raising is better than calling in many situations because it provides you ...
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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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Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?

Lately I've been experiencing heavily aggressive play a lot. It seems like there is always one player who raises preflop to 3BBs or more very frequently. They then follow up with a half pot or more ...
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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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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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Which hand wins at showdown? [duplicate]

Board - 9963A Hand 1 - 36 Hand 2 - A8 Which hand wins and why?
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What to do when I have a bad hand and everybody is checking?

I am very much a beginner and usually play low stakes limit texas hold'em with my beginner friends. I try to play a tight and aggressive style, like is suggested for beginners, which works well ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...