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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

*Range charts made with https://premiumpokertools.com/equity-calculator Here's my analysis! Assuming your opponent is min-raising about 80ish percent of hands preflop, a reasonable calling range ...
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Do you HAVE to show your cards in an all-in heads up situation?

The responsibility to show first lies on the person who put in the last bet or raise on the last betting round. In your example, this will be the person who shoved all-in. If the second player sees ...
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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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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

I think you played this hand ok, the only thing I see a problem with is your bet on the flop. This flop is a terrible one for TT, not only are there connected overcards here, but there is also a ...
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In heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker, how often can you expect to win against an opponent who goes all-in on all hands?

To expand on @Andrew Chin's answer, I think a good way to think about this situation is to consider multiple hands played using statistics (and a 65% chance of winning any given hand because you are ...
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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

Preflop is ok. Flop: I would prefer a much smaller flop bet ($0.55-$0.80) because a) TT has some showdown and im not looking to inflate the pot and b) OOP there are many bad turn/rivers, and not many ...
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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

TT, JJ, and QQ are all hard hands to play as you don't want to release them when you don't flop a set. You had a flop with 2 over cards out of position. You have a blockers on the straight so I would ...
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Married to overpair?

Why are you only worried about quads? What beats you? 4 99 KK AA What hand might call that you beat? JJ - 33 (except 99) 2x 9x Hero should not have called pre flop with 2x Pre flop call ...
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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?

The solution is actually known. I can solve it in 2-3 days using a server I rent for that exact purpose (studying poker) and some specialized software. To the answer from Ying Li: You misunderstand ...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

I think you brilliantly misplayed the hand. Here are my arguments: You say that: I admit I am no pro poker player. And I think your opponent isn't either, because you both are playing short ...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

It wasn't the worst move you could of made, that would of been check raising all in. You where right taking over the lead in the hand, I am assuming he was first in so the buttons range here is ATC, ...
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In heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker, how often can you expect to win against an opponent who goes all-in on all hands?

It depends on what you consider "optimal play". If you open only the top 15% of hands (77+,A7s+,K9s+,QTs+,JTs,ATo+,KTo+,QJo), you have roughly 65.45% equity against a random hand. Increasing ...
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Hu Plo KQT2 on flop T84

We have 52% equity against his range. Let's do a brief and rough ev calculation of all scenarios: Supposing bet size at 200$ in the 300$ pot. Donking 12% of the time we will be raised by a strong ...
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Does the OTG strategy for heads-up limit Hold'em give a positive reward against a non-optimal opponent?

Will the OTG strategy give a positive reward if an opponent plays non-optimally? I am 99.99999999% sure that the answer is yes. I don't have a mathematical proof, but here are two intuitive arguments: ...
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Does this hand make sense?

Not every hand has to have both blinds. In some games, when the BB from the previous hand leaves the table, the SB becomes dealer and there is no SB for the next hand. I think that's what you're ...
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Postflop guidelines

This is a pretty expansive set of knowledge that you are asking for, and it would be hard to cover all of it in one answer. I can help you get to some resources that might lead you to finding out more ...
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Optimal probability ranges for specific key figures (e.g. VPIP)

Poker is not yet a solved game. An optimal strategy has not yet been found. Trying to implement your or someone else's knowledge into a computer program will only result in a sub optimal version of ...
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Is the Nash equilibrum strategy probabilistic?

In poker, there are never identical situations, because even if you play with the same cards and the same opponent for days, you will end up creating history and dynamics between you. However, you ...
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Heads-up NLH 200BB deep river decision

Bet/Fold > bet/call > check/call Checking the river you miss so much value because your opponent will never bet worse hands that its a blunder. bet/call you bet for value and call because he has ...
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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?

I am probably one of the few people with significant experience in all three fields (mathematics, Machine Learning (and AI), poker). To answer is it known, the answer is probably not yet. There are ...
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TAG vs LAG stats in HU

sharkscope.com lets you search for stats of some famous players, you can check it. Dont try blindly to copy/achieve that stats, your play depends on your opponent tendencies, your goal is to have ...
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How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?

EV = (F% * P$) + (1 - F%) * ((W% * (P$ + S$)) - ((1 - W%) * S$)) this formulae is correct only when P$+S$ = W$, where W$ is the amount earned at showdown. So this formulae as it is only applies at ...
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How to improve your heads up game

When playing heads up I find you almost have to open with anything, if you are normally a conservative player, heads up can be hard, especially if short stacked. Try and adopt a really aggressive ...
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

Anyone who sits out just to skip the blinds doesn't understand what's really happening. If you sit out and miss both blinds, once the button gets to you, you'll have to pay both blinds before you're ...
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Do you HAVE to show your cards in an all-in heads up situation?

This answer will depend on whether you are talking about a cash game or tournament. In a cash game, you don't have to show. It is acceptable for a user to not show, wait for the river and then choose ...
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