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Your preflop actions look fine. You have the second best starting hand in poker, so 4betting strongly is correct. The 3-5-6 rainbow flop is coordinated, but you worrying about hands like 2-4 and 4-7 is just silly. Think about it: would you call a 4-bet preflop with this kind of hand? Probably not unless you were super deepstacked (which you didn't mention, ...


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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 relative to the now donk-bettor), as you have alluded to. To answer your specific questions: Yes Yes Yes Originally the term was used to describe any bet which ...


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The betting behavior of players does not affect the order in which action takes place in later betting rounds. When new community cards are dealt (flop, turn and river), the new betting round starts with the first player left of the dealer, if he/she hasn't folded in the previous betting round. In the examples you give, nobody folds so this would be the ...


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Checking in the dark is a high level play to reestablish position on the flop. Like someone else already mentioned, most of the time this is done with drawing hands, as someone with vulnerable hands like AA/KK would most likely never make this move. It is essentially a way of giving away less information regarding your hand and how it relates to the flop. ...


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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 position. This way you apply huge pressure to your opponent, because in order to defend he needs a) either to call wider and play lots of hands out of position (...


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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 in your range (at least my range) for early position play.


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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... Identify the play BEFORE you have to make it. If you saw her reraising you preflop, you need to gather data and think about what % she might be bluffing you ...


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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). If an intervening player raises, then the out-of-turn player is off the hook and may take any action. So in your scenario, player 1 checks, player 2 is silent ...


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The only options P1 has are to call, raise, or fold. P1 could only check if he had already matched the highest bet (which he hasn't, because of the raise). P2 then has to call the highest bet, raise it, or fold, for the same reasons. The fact that P4 folded has no impact on what options P1 and P2 have. Edit based on comment: The round (pre-flop, flop, turn,...


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First of all if you can get someone to commit all of their chips pre flop when you hold Aces then you are doing well. You should be fist pumping at this stage as you are the favourite. If they suck out post flop then thats just varience you did the hard part getting all of your chips in pre which is +EV. You should always play the hand aggressively, but try ...


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There may be a few instances that are relative to the setting in which they are used. The numbering, I'm confident, will always move in the direction in which game play progresses. I haven't seen, and doubt I ever will, anything other than that. Some examples... In a casino seat one (1) will almost always be the seat directly to the left of the dealer, if ...


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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 NHL) means that by being in position you can close the betting by just calling, thus better controlling the size of a pot can actually become. Unlike NHL, even ...


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It's best explained using examples: Let's say there are 9 players at the table and the action begins: UTG raises UTG + 1 and UTG + 2 both call UTG + 3 makes a 3-bet Hijack, Cut-Off, Button and the blinds all fold UTG, UTG + 1 and UTG + 2 all call the 3-bet So now, the players in the pot are: UTG, UTG + 1, UTG + 2 and UTG + 3. Because UTG + 3 was the last ...


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Gaz makes a lot of good points. The goal with aces is to get all the money in preflop, but you should absolutely slow down and reevaluate postflop. Board texture, opponent types and tendencies, reads, stack sizes, etc. all come into play after the flop comes out and your opponent is betting and/or not folding to your bets. Don't get married to aces postflop; ...


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The short answer is that this is just the nature of things when playing for play money. When you get pocket aces, you often can (and should) get all of your chips in pre-flop because most play money players simply don't care. If someone before you raises, you can usually just shove all in and get multiple callers. Long term, you will still make (a lot) ...


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I think that pre-flop is pretty strange play by your opponents unless you guys are super deep. When you say you raised 3x because of the premium hand you should probably start re-thinking this tactic pre-flop. If you raise 3x with premium hand and 2x with hands that are worse this is pretty exploitable play. I would then say that depending on how deep you ...


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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 same situation. Being happy usually means your bluff worked. Being sad means he didn't extract all the value he wanted from the hand and others (obviously, it's a ...


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There's a 23.30% chance the other players have one of {66+, A7+}. Yes, there is an easy way to calculate the chance of a dominating hand behind you. You can use a program like ProPokerTools Odds Oracle to model the scenario and determine the probabilities. There is a free trial available. Below is a screenshot of the calculation as well as the log file. ...


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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-flop and last post-flop. This is one of the reasons heads-up is verry different from multiplayer matches.


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


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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 them on a hand would be challenging if not impossible. I think you did the right thing by trying to get a live read, that will certainly give you some ...


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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 strength. Getting 8:1 you have to call with top pair in that spot. When a table is loose play tight.


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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 to stay the least exploitable as possible while calling enough to start gathering stats to use in further hands. Here's one possibility that I thought of that ...


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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 (depending on table dynamics) but I don't think it's ever unplayable. Like all hands I will play, if I'm first to open (I'm either UTG or it's been folded to me), I'm ...


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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), but lets assume this is a 10 handed game and take some liberties to demonstrate. UTG +2 raises to $20 (4xBB) in this spot we can often assume he is playing a ...


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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 to call with. Like playing online, you calculate your risk. However after you have played with the player for awhile you will be able to be more accurate with ...


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After P4 folds, P1 and P2 has to check or raise P3's bet to continue in the hand, otherwise they have to fold, have it be the flop, turn, or river. If P1 or P2 raises the hand, P3 would then in turn need to check or raise. This would keep the round going for as long a it should until all players are equally matched in the pot. Thus said if either P1, P2 ...


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Interesting question. A good thought experiment perhaps. Firstly, something to consider is was he closing the action pre-flop when he called? This really isnt something you'll encounter very often, so i'd be inclined to give it almost no significance, until I could establish how my opponent was using it in their own unique way. Obviously, that's not going ...


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People use to blind check when they don't want to show their weakness. they are sitting on a draw and are hoping to complete it. when they first see the flop and then check they are showing "weakness". so your info is, that he is setting up a trap or he has a draw. when they instantly checking you will never know if they probably completed their "draw". I ...


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