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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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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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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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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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Do older players tend to never bluff?

In general, if you are playing low stakes (1/2 or 1/3) I would assume that all unknown players don't bluff, unless they give you a reason to think otherwise. If they are a bad player, their bluffs ...
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Shortstack SB calling range against UTG

In a paid game the immediate question would be what are the payout structure, because it can condition marginal calls into folds if it is relevant to have more chances to finish 2nd. Second it's a ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms what equity means?

Equity is simply how much of the pot is "yours" based on your odds to win it. If there's $100 in the pot, and you have a 50% chance of winning it, then you have $50 in equity. If you have a 30% chance ...
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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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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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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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Late Small Casino Tournament play

With just 3.5 big blinds left, your only options are push or fold - there's no point in min-raising with the plan of folding if you're re-raised. You need to get lucky fast and first-in, any ace is ...
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Always preflop all in with JJ+? cash game

The logic of the question is on the wrong basis whatsoever. Mathematics are essential to poker, but if you try to apply them without taking into account all the other parameters you end up with ...
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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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Can i fold my trips here?

In poker, sometimes you can play everything really well, and still get screwed. That's what happened here. If you're folding that, you're playing the game way too tight, and you'll end up losing a lot ...
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Facing a shove after turning an OESD with JJ deep in MTT

My read is villain was happy to let you build the pot. You slowed down and villain put you on exactly the hand you had and wants to shut it down. You have 10 outs. I don't get the re-raise to 5.0M ...
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Running it twice, odds calculation

Welcome to Poker.SE! Your instinct to multiply is not incorrect, but I think there are some subtleties to the calculation which you might have missed. There are 990 (COMBIN(45,2)) possible turn/...
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Raising all-in against calling stations on draws?

If you've also read one of Sklansky's older books (Theory of Poker), you'll be familiar with the Fundamental Theorem of Poker: Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have ...
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Tough spot with Aces against regular, NLHE-6max

Preflop is standard and flop is fine. At that point, the only hand that beats you is a flopped flush and even then you have a strong re-draw to a full house. On the turn, I'd bet more. Your hand ...
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Is starting out in PLO a good idea?

I play both PLO and NLHE, PLO would be my main game if it was more of a regular spread here. So what I'll start with it the amount of NLHE players who jump to PLO, with the attitude of I play NLHE ...
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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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Dealing with excessive clock calls?

I have not had a similar experience, but I can provide some input. Players excessively tanking has become a more and more frequent issue in poker due to the increase in calculations done at the table....
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