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How to play the flop when two aces appear?

You did not play the pot correctly, you managed to lose the maximum amount possible. Your pre-flop raise was OK. With queens I would much rather have two aces hit the board then one, but that only ...
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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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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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Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?

The best way to beat this kind of player is tight-aggressive. you're not going to outplay this one, you're not going to bluff them, and you're certainly not going to be able to control them. All you ...
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What should hero do with JJ overpair on the Flop against an ultra aggressive (perhaps maniac)?

In my opinion, the most important decision you made during this hand was to call the $85 raise preflop. $85 is a huge 3-bet and will commit you to this pot if you call it. calling the $85 3-bet with ...
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What are the chances of losing with a King high Straight Flush?

The only way to lose with a King high straight flush is to a royal flush of the same suit. That means that the KQJT must all be community cards. The last community card is either the 9 or you have it ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

A preliminary remark. This situation (full over straight) is very common in PLO. Thus playing PLO might be a good way to get used to it. At low limits, players tend to play according to their cards, ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

I would agree with some of the previous answers on this one, although it is easy to be influenced by seeing the outcome. Preflop: no problem with your check here, but let's start to think ranges ...
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Trips vs flush draw on the turn

You've played the hand fairly weak up to this point: betting $30 into a $200 pot and checking the Ace on the turn. He can't give you much credit for an Ace at the moment - maybe he thinks you have a ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

I agree with vtzl that this was the wrong hand to defend with, not only because of the bad math of the hand, but it also really messed with your table image with this guy if you had to show this hand ...
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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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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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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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Who gets the side pot?

No matter the subsequent actions of player 1, as soon as player 2 folds, player 1 should be awarded the side pot, even if his cards are never seen by anyone. Player 3 should never, ever be awarded ...
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Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

My initial reaction when reading this hand was that a push was the easy play. After thinking about it a little, I'm not sure that it's so clear. Make no mistake, a push is absolutely a good, ...
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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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Did I play QQ correctly in this situation?

At 1/2 1/3 cash games, it's fish central, a lot of good (average shark) players will min-raise nuts (or close to nuts) thinking you can never get out of it. Sharks know one thing, fish can't fold. ...
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How do straddle and antes effect the absolute stake?

So first part of this, we need to in my opinion, breakdown and acknowledge the differences between a straddle game and a larger stake game. In the example you mentioned both may have the same amount ...
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Etiquette: Why is it rude to ask to see a mucked bluff?

So I'll preface this answer with that as a former dealer I've always applied the rules and I've never really cared too much for what the players believe is the rules, or what is good etiquette around ...
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Multiple Chip Betting TDA rule 43

I think the player at your table was misinterpreting the rule. This is a raise. Rule 43 states: a multiple-chip bet is a call if there is not one chip that can be removed and still leave at least ...
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Live NLHE Tournament Chip Denominations

Regarding the issue with the ante: yes, the dealer will give you back a chip of 500. (S)he will take it either from the current pot or ask another player to make the exchange. But only put the 1000 ...
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Set vs completed draw on the river - NL2

This looks like a flush. Let's take a look at the action: Preflop We raise 4BB and he calls. Nothing out of the ordinary. Because his VPIP is so low, we can probably put him off of random suited ...
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How did i lose here when we both had flush J High?

Poker hands have FIVE cards. Exactly five, no more, no fewer. Even in flushes and no-pair hands, all five count toward value. J-8-7-5-4 beats J-8-6-5-4.
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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 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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What should hero do with JJ overpair on the Flop against an ultra aggressive (perhaps maniac)?

Answer is much based on your comments. No you cannot rep third ten on that flop. Even ATs should have folded pre. TT should check that flop 100% for value. Even ATs would check that flop for ...
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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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