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A detailed definition of a Donk Bet

Generally a donk bet is when a players leads out with a bet (often on the flop, but could also be turn or river) before the preflop raiser has acted (i.e. when the preflop raiser was in position ...
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Bet out of turn

As always, rules may vary by cardroom, but generally yes. The common rule is that an out-of-turn action is binding if the intervening action does not change (whether that action is a check or call). ...
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Putting Crazy Players on a hand

Ok ok, this is literally a secret I learned form a whole year of surviving on poker before I got a job. This makes the difference between breaking even and winning and it's such a delicate change too.....
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Playing 99 in early position

I would play 99 in early position. I would do a standard raise from this position. If the flop contains a 9 you are golden. Anything below 9 you still have good odds. Anything above a 9 could be ...
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How to bet from button heads up pre flop

How to open from button heads up pre flop? That's up to your strategy, really. In heads-up matches, keeping in mind that you play deep-stack, it is common practice to play a wide range of hands in ...
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Why is position so important in Omaha?

Position is so important in PLO, even more so than NHL (of course not to say position isn't important in NHL) for several reasons. PLO being a capped betting game (meaning you can't just shove live ...
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Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

This depends A LOT on: the player's body language baseline in the past, what kind of hands he showed at showdown after doing this whether or not he was happy if other players folded to him in the ...
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Betting rounds in heads-up Texas holdem?

The one with the dealer button always acts last in post-flop play and the big blind is last in pre-flop play. Therefore, since in heads-up the small blind had the dealer button, Danny acts first pre-...
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Putting Crazy Players on a hand

Not agreeing with your analysis of cannot put her on a monster because she only called the big blind pre-flop. She 3 bet your raise. That is a sign of strength. Check raise the flop is a sign of ...
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Putting Crazy Players on a hand

Against players that play anything from any position, the easy answer is that you can not put them on a hand. If they are taking lines that are unusual and they play any hand in any position, putting ...
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A detailed definition of a Donk Bet

A donk bet occurs whenever a player bets post-flop, while there is another player who has the betting lead.
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Poker hand pot split rule

I'm assuming this is Texas Hold'em. In Texas Hold'em, you play the best 5-card hand you can, regardless of whether those cards come from your hole cards or the community (board) cards. That means a ...
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Which player bets first, relative to the dealer chip, if there are only 3 players left? What about 2?

Clarko's answer is correct but I think a bit misleading, especially for games with unusual blind structures. The correct way to determine betting is this: in every betting round but the first, the ...
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Can the big blind be considered late position pre-flop?

The blinds are late position preflop, but they should be treated as early position when deciding what hands to play. The blinds give you the advantage of seeing what all the other players do preflop ...
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A detailed definition of a Donk Bet

Donk is also used to describe a weak player or weak move. I think it derives The aggressor is the last raise from the previous round. Donk bet has come to mean opening out of position against ...
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How to play a straight or flush when the board pairs

How often should a bot call a human in this situation given different bet sizes is what I now understand the question to be, and with no previous information or statistics to go on. The goal then is ...
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Playing 99 in early position

I would definitely play 99 from any position (or even 88 from UTG). The hand itself is certainly not a strong one if it remains unimproved and pre-flop it might be near the bottom of my range (...
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Specific Hand recommended action

When faced with what you believe to be a tough play such as this one it is helpful to review the hand and narrow your opponents range. You did not give specifics (it would be helpful to know action), ...
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Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

It of course could be both. If you just sat down in the game and you don't know the player you are kind of in the dark with this one and need to have a very narrow range of hands that you are going ...
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Pocket Aces in 9-handed

For me, the best way to play Aces is to sometimes limp-in and other times raising preflop. In the games I play, if I raise 15 to 20 it doesn't surprise me to to get 3 to 5 callers. The problem I run ...
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When should you defend your big blind in tournament play?

I'm saying player stats and history are random here. In a 6-seater SNG with 50 BBs, the best plays subjectively are: 1) Call 2) 3-bet small 3) Fold 4) 3-bet large ...
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