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Did I make a stupid mistake with JJ preflop?

I don't know the stacks of the other players and I don't know the payout structure. But I'll assume they are just normal. You are 6 handed 18BB deep. I don't know what you are doing if you don't want ...
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Tacit intra-table fraternity in MTTs

With the assumption that all players agree upon this strategy and that no players enter/leave the table, it is safe to say that making an agreement like this would be considered soft play and could be ...
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A free online room with long/no time controls

yes, pokernow.club is a great site that lets you customize the game, including the time limit to make a decision. you and your friend can all play from a browser.
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Should fold AKo when 2 players already all-in?

This is probably a standard get in. However I think that bad players or lower stake players generally play too tight in these spots. This makes it closer but still I think it should be an all-in. ...
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How to deal with card dead in MTT?

Great question, I felt this way too for a while. A big part of making sure that you get the most out of every orbit is playing for position, Consider widening your range when you play hands in late ...
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How to deal with card dead in MTT?

In a short format if you are card dead there is not much you can do about it. You don't want to blow off chips on marginal hands when you have chips. When you have chips and are card dead maybe ...
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All-in re-steal on bubble

Agree push fold. Behind a limp that is a relatively small raise. You are getting 2 : 1 to call. That could very well be a value raise in position with a good or very good hand and happy if it ...
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EV+ plays in no-rebuy MTTs

Good question, your thinking is definitely on the right track. Tournaments differ from cash games in a couple ways with regard to your question: "risk of ruin" plays a bigger factor since you always ...
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How to adjust Gameplay at a PokerLeague?

That's an interesting structure. I would play pretty tight at all stages with the mindset of surviving as long as possible. Once you have 10 outcomes that you're satisfied with, and maybe a couple ...
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Strategy for Tournaments without Antes

Antes simply up your cost per round. In tournament play this means that you will need to gamble slightly more. You will need to be less selective and more aggressive because you simply do not have the ...
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Win the Button tournament rules?

It is custom betting so there is not (yet) a standard. Basically win the pot wins the button. You will need to defer to house / casino rules. If you are to the left by 1 or 2 positions of a big ...
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Out of turn action

1) I believe in this situation, UTG +1 has all the options that he/she would normally have. ignoring other players in the hand, UTG gets a nice advantage (if they paid attention) because they get a ...
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Should fold AKo when 2 players already all-in?

Against JJ, QQ will win 36% so mathematically call. Against AA or KK should not call. Open for 20 BB could be a (semi) bluff. Call 20 BB is not a bluff. Would MP do that with QQ? You have blockers ...
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Should I be concerned about staking and taxes? What about written agreements to avoid issues?

Yeah write up a simple agreement outlining things. It has a couple of benefits especially when it comes to tax liability, and of course protecting the investors and your interests. It does not have to ...
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Is online poker with fake money illegal?

You should probably check your local state law, however I believe the answer is no, it's not illegal. Morally and ethically you could argue it's not right, but it's totally legal to charge for tokens ...
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How to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place?

There is no way to really calculate this, just estimate it based on observation. If you win the tournament you are for sure going to win one bounty(that for busting the player winning second place). ...
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Ask size of opponents' stack size

Not in Las Vegas. Only time you can ask for a chip count is to clarify how much a player has bet. The dealer is not allowed to give you a guesstimate, or a count of a players chips, unless the chips ...
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Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

The TDA rules, the probably most common end established rules followed in MTTs, state the following: 68: Exposing Cards and Proper Folding Exposing cards with action pending, including the ...
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ROI in multi-table tournamments

I'm supposing here you are a solid winning player. ROI and standard deviation will vary from one MTT to another, because a two-tables 18 players or a satellite is nothing like an important net event ...
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Can someone help me out with the table balancing done in MTT's?

Yes, those 2 factors should be sufficient for the overwhelming majority of cases. If you're currently developing the code for doing that, you should probably stick to those 2 factors anyway, in order ...
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In Poker tournament, when we need to start Hand in Hand (Bubble)?

< TL;DR > Bubbles and Hand-for-hand play are not the same thing, although hand-for-hand play is most often imposed right before the bubble bursts. You shouldn't have 20 players over 4 tables, ...
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Learning modern MTT basics in limited time

Pushbotting is certainly a very important part of tournaments that you don't get a chance to train in cash game. As you survive and go deeper in tournaments, your chances to be at small effective ...
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