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Fold AKo preflop?

The top 6-max cash game guys playing zoom500 will happily get 100BB in pre-flop with AKo. However the playerpool is really tough and aggresive, so maybe against some tighter live players it is not ...
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Short stack UTG action

Your M is 4 which is in the red zone (as Harrington explains in his zone system), and you have a perfect hand for shoving, even against 7 other guys. Since you're in UTG this makes it an even easier ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

Yes it's rude, or rather many players will consider it rude. However you're playing I assuming to make money and not friends, so if you want to cash out and buy-in again that's your business. However ...
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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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How should money won by a cheater be distributed?

Generally speaking there is limited scope to what happens. Generally, the house is not responsible for damage done by cheaters, and they really don't have a right to say confiscate chips or cash to ...
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How much should I buy in for when playing live?

More chips is more tools at your disposal. Can play a range of hands and can play all streets More fold equity People are less likely to put pressure on you if you have them covered If you are ...
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Moving to offline poker tournaments after playing exclusively online

Pay attention to the action, or maybe better put, figure out how to pay attention to the action. You are dealing with a whole different set of prompts and interface to the game. There are no beeps ...
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Moving to offline poker tournaments after playing exclusively online

First of all, obeserve the action. If someone puts a chip worth 5 BB in, it might be a call/bet or a raise if anounced, so paying attention is important. You have to place your blinds and possible ...
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All in or fold strategy

This all-in or fold play is most likely due to the fact that blind levels were moving fairly quickly for a live tournament. 20 minutes is only enough time to play around 10-15 hands, depending on ...
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Fold AKo preflop?

AKo is definitely a hand you should be 3-betting with some of the time, getting 4-bet without a read is a tough situation (at least for me). With no read i would fold AKo pretty much all of the time ...
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Fold AKo preflop?

Assumptions Your question is a bit confusing because you say you sit down with $500, but later you say "everyone folds to you with $300 behind," so I will address the question under both both stack ...
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What happens when a player announces a check while there is an active bet?

The situation you have described Eve has all options available to her, as you mentioned in item 3 on what she can do, even in a casino. In general unless action changes it is binding, I.E. Bob's bet ...
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Can I fold in response to a call?

In a cash game typically yes. You would just muck your hand. It is not really a fold at that point. In a typical cash game if the better shows the caller can muck without showing. In a ...
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Why does Dealer call over floor if there is 3 of a kind on the flop in live poker?

This of course depends on the location. There are of course standard poker rules that are applied pretty much everywhere, but most poker rooms have various rules that apply only to them. Without ...
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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?

I think "protect your hand" is the most salient issue here, both for the villian and for you. Dealers are there to assist the players, but it's ultimately their responsibility to protect their ...
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How would you play AK here?

That's a pretty easy fold. You're likely up against some combination of two pair, a set, a straight and a nut flush draw. The first player could have anything, but likely has top pair with medium ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

If you want to do this, you have to stop playing at the table. I mean leave the table and come back again. Some casinos wont even allow you to come back in a short time. Some others have people ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

Many cardrooms have time limits in which you would need to buy in with the same amount you left the table with. For example; if you leave the 1/2NLH game at 8pm with $1000. You can't buy in for less ...
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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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What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?

None of the answers here get it quite right. Here's the complete scoop: Yes, Alice paid full price to see Bob's hand, and she's entitled to see it. The fact that she has shown her own hand is of no ...
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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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Moving to offline poker tournaments after playing exclusively online

Slow down and get used to physical chips and betting rules. There is too much to go through. One to highlight is string bet. If you are going to raise you have to move all the chips in one motion. ...
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Small Stakes NLH 1-2 $300 Cap - What did villain have?

I suspect he had KH-QX or KH-JX or KH-TX. I don't think it makes much sense for him to raise preflop with 3H 4H or 5H 6H. And, he would play KH-8X or less raising preflop. And, since he didn't win ...
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Small stakes $1-$2 $200 Cap - What to do inside straight flush draw?

It's a pretty easy fold. You've got a bet and a raise in front of you. You aren't guaranteed to have the best flush, so you would need to hit a 9, and hope that no other clubs hits, or hit the 9:clubs:...
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Positive EV play verse LAG in $1/$3 live game

I'm going to start my answer with a question to you, by shoving $800 to win $200, what calls you that you're beating? I personally think the answer to this is nothing calls you that you're beating, ...
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How do you correctly announce a raise in live poker?

Raise to 1500 is the clearest and most unambiguous. You can also just say Raise and put the 1500 chips out there. It's not as good etiquette though as it requires the dealer to count it or potentially ...
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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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Should I have called an all-in with top pair - top kicker in this situation?

As other have noted, you should work on your betting size. It appears you were in the small blind and there were a lot of limpers; with your $12 raise, it may have the benefit of getting some more ...
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Should I have called an all-in with top pair - top kicker in this situation?

Just some comments/questions to maybe make you ask yourself some questions about your play. Also it's good to add to the discussion. Was the 12$ raise working throughout the night? I assume your goal ...
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Should I have called an all-in with top pair - top kicker in this situation?

Why did you only bet 1/3 the pot on that flop. You are just inviting flush draws to stay in and you are out of position. You need to bet at least 1/2 the pot to find out where you are and chase off ...
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