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How to play against a fish when having straight

I would definitely bet the turn, maybe 2/3 of this small pot. With a max straight you are ahead of the range of your opponent. You want to put money in the pot to let Villain draw for a flush (if he ...
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How to play a pair against a maniac?

Ok. Let's take this one step at a time. You describe your opponent as a "maniac". However, that player displays no "maniac" behavior in this hand, so I'm not sure where to go with that. I'd like ...
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How to analyze why I am losing?

In general, you're playing too loosely. Since you show only aggregate info, it's impossible to pinpoint specific errors you're making, but there are some things about your charts that stand out and ...
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Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)

I like Grinch91's answer about clarifying what your goals are and looking at the money as buy-ins--I just wanted to add a couple perspectives. One skill that would really help you is to be able to ...
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How to plan IP when having two pair?

I don't really like the raise on the flop. The range of hands that the opponent has here is somewhat limited. A set is unlikely since AA and QQ would often re-raise, you hold one of the A's and one ...
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How to plan IP when having two pair?

Don't know what you mean by IP? A2 unsuited from CO is marginal. This would really depend on if you had been abusing the blinds from the CO and you think SB is just making a stand. On the ...
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How to play AQ on flop against maniac?

I see villains stats, and I wonder how many hands were in the sample. Those seem to be short-term unsustainable maniac stats. Secondly, is this a cash game, SNG, MTT, HU, Spin & Go? And how early ...
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How to analyze why I am losing?

Couldn't agree more. Position is king. One thing you could try to download Jivaro. It's a free poker stats overlay for PokerStars and will show you your stats and the stats of your opponents. If ...
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How to analyze why I am losing?

What Christ said is exactly right. I would only like to add this: POSITION POSITION POSITION. Most important part of skillful poker. This took me too long to learn, and will require some off the table ...
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How to play top pair with flush draw on the flop?

I think you played this too aggressively after the flop. When he calls your pre-flop raise out of position and then calls your pot-sized flop raise, what is he representing? Not many of those hands ...
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Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)

Stop thinking of it as "I won 1$, that's not much" and start thinking of it as I won a buy-in or two buy-ins. Start asking yourself what you want to use poker for? If you're playing cash games and ...
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How to play against a fish when having straight

First of all, I think betting the turn is better than a check. If he has nothing to pay you off with, that's fine, it wouldn't matter either way; but your hand is vulnerable with this board and the ...
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Why is limping bad at the microstakes?

Limping is mostly bad at any limit. David said a couple of very important and basic things about the downside of limping, limping first in is bad, and you loose a lot of equity in a hand by limping ...
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Why is limping bad at the microstakes?

Limping is not bad by default. There are plenty of situations where it's profitable to limp speculative hands like connectors and small pairs against previous limpers. Being the first one to limp ...
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How to play against a fish when having straight

Maybe I am the fish but I would have called On the turn there is straight and flush draw 6♥4♠4⋄5♥ Based on hero checking the BB both of those draws are in hero's ...
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How to plan IP when having two pair?

Raising a donkbet is probably best but you kinda pot-commited yourself (1/3 of your stack) with the 20bb. If you were not willing to pot-commit yourself, raising to something like 15bb is best to me,...
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How to play top pair with flush draw on the flop?

I think your mistake was on the flop. There's a decent chance that you have the best hand after the flop, but it's important to consider how the rest of the hand is going to play out. Given that HJ ...
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