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KK on small blind vs Calling Station

how would you play this hand knowing that the villain is an incredible calling station who will put his entire stack even on the 2nd pair? You did put all your stack when you were way ahead and ...
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Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

In a full house, 888xx beats 777xx. That is, the higher set beats the lower without concern for what the pair is. The cards in the pair are only important if both players have the same set, such as ...
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Problem with a hand in Texas hold'em

The point of hold-em is that your hand is the best possible five-card combination from all seven cards. So, in this case, yes, it is a split pot. All players (as you describe them) have a 6-high ...
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Should I have called an all-in with KK against a TAG?

Yes, you might be 80% against a random hand, but unless he really is just gambling on his last hand (how can you know?) his likely range will significantly lower your odds. For example: You're ...
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Should I have called an all-in with KK against a TAG?

Unless you think your opponent only ever does this move with AA, you're likely to be at least a 70-80% favourite to win the hand. Maybe not the bet to be making with your entire net worth, but with a ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

TL; DR - I shove the turn. Personally i would have taken a more aggressive line than check calling the flop, but Hero's flop line is reasonable. On the turn it gets abit dicey, H has a strong hand on ...
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A flush beating a full house in a hold 'em poker?

This is a 6+ NLHE game (also referred to as short deck). In this game the hand ranking are different and a flush is better than a full house. Here is a link to partypoker's short deck hand rankings: ...
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NL100: Top Pair weak kicker facing Turn barrel

Interesting, tough hand. I think I would fold here. I'll assume there isn't any relevant history with the opponent as that may change your strategy here. I think everything is pretty ...
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Cash Game situation

Given your description of villain, I think your play is OK but a call might be better. A flush draw is a huge part of his range here. The problem with raising him all in though is that he's getting ...
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Should I call overbet shove with top pair

There are a number of decisions here, let's review them one at a time: CO and SB limp in to a BB with Qx suited and the hero calls I'd say this is the first mistake here. I would raise this to 3.5 ...
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Is all-in calling 2 all-ins with KK a bad move pre-flop?

Short answer, no, I wouldn't have done anything differently. You have 14BBs and find KK with two players already committed to pay off your entire stack if you win the hand. Sure, you might rather ...
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Help with a hand analysis from more experienced players?

Preflop: Your $10 raise pre-flop seems a bit small. I'd make it around $16. On the otherhand, AQo on a 9 handed deepstacked table is not even that great. What do you do against a 3-bet? You could ...
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Number of hands played by a November Nine?

This is a very rough estimation based on this year. 35 levels passed = 70 hours of play. If they played 20 hands an hour this makes 1400 hands. For the last 5 years the number of players is roughly ...
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Should I call all-in here with bottom set?

Qd-9c-2d is pretty much the most favorable runout you could hope for when you're holding a pair of deuces (other than quads). If you're not willing to get all-in on that board, you shouldn't even be ...
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Do I call a turn all-in with KK with against a possible flush?

If the villain really has made a flush, especially the nut flush, I think he would be making a mistake to put you all-in on the turn. He ought to bet only as large as he thinks he can to keep you in, ...
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Called me with nothing

Generally A9 wants to check a flop like 844 rainbow, because you are likely ahead of you opponent's range, but you don't want o play a massive pot. If you bet you can get bluff raised easily and you ...
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Tough spot with Aces against regular, NLHE-6max

Preflop is standard and flop is fine. At that point, the only hand that beats you is a flopped flush and even then you have a strong re-draw to a full house. On the turn, I'd bet more. Your hand ...
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Jason Platten 1234

Split pot... It's the best 5 card hand, that's it, nothing else matters. Yes the Q7 has another full house but that makes no difference. Player 1's best 5 cards: QQQ77 Player 2's best 5 cards: QQQ77 ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop ... what now?

It is an interesting spot for sure. It is hard to say exactly what range the SB and BB have here. Is SB just betting hands like Td8d? Could BB have 87 or would he raise? It is impossible to say. One ...
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Good fold or losing play? AK on AK988

Wow, that was a great to superstar fold. As it turns out you made the right play. When I am playing well I would have a hard time convincing myself to believe what I see and make that fold, when I am ...
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Should I call this river overbet with an overpair?

You are looking at a pot sized bet on the river, so since you are getting 2 to 1 you should be looking to fold around 2/3 of your range. You should try to play a balanced and unexploitable strategy. ...
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Hand-histories of successful players

There are many better ways to learn than that. You're unlikely to find hand histories from professional, or highly skilled amateurs, easily available online. Releasing said hand histories would be ...
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KK on small blind vs Calling Station

You played it fine on the turn if you know he's not going to fold. Looking just at the results, you played it awesome. Got the money in as a huge favorite... but yeah, I think you overplayed your hand ...
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If there are no random numbers

The accepted algorithm is Fisher–Yates shuffle. It was developed in 1938 and still sites have used bad algorithms. -- To shuffle an array a of n elements (indices 0..n-1): for i from n−1 downto 1 ...
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Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

A full house consists of a 'three of a kind' and a 'two of a kind' (='pair'). The one with the highest 'three of a kind' would have the highest full house. An example: Consider you have A2 and the ...
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Websites where you can input your hand histories for them to give you stats

Well, I used to use Sharkscope back in the day before pstars banned it. You didn't even ahve to upload your history because they kept track of EVERYONE for you. You probably should start by ...
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mental hand history?

If you are referring to the Tendler and Carter book, the section 'Improve your C-game' two things are stated. Firstly, "Your C-Game [are] the cracks in [our poker] foundation ... There is always some ...
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Cash Game situation

TL;DR: I think shoving was fine. After his flop raise he has only about a half the pot left in his stack. You're of course not folding to that raise given your read on him as a looser player who is ...
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Cash Game situation

My analysis is you played fine. If villain was on a flush draw you got pot odds to put him all in on the flop and you might have gotten him to fold. If you had waited for a blank on turn he might ...
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