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Confused about pot odds

Here is another way to look at it: Gained if you call and win: 30+50 = 80 Lost if you call and lose: 50 Your Equity = 0.36 EV = Equity(Gained when win) + (1-Equity)(Lost when lose) EV = 0.36(80) + (1-...
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No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop

When opening a round of betting after the flop, this is called a bet. In Robert's Rules of Poker, "bet" is defined as "The act of making a wager before anyone else on a betting round". Additionally, ...
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No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop

The minimum bet size is one big blind. This bet is therefore legal. The minimum raise size is the amount you have to call, on top of the call. These rules apply always.
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What is minimum raise when starting a new round of betting in NLHE?

Betting starts over each round with a min bet and min raise of 1 bb.
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Middle-straight starting with an ace?

Turns out the game was shortdeck, which is played with a 36-card deck, meaning: all of the 2s through 5s removed. So if you ever see weird straights in a tournament stream, it's shortdeck (commonly ...
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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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No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop

its a legal bet. betting is done in rounds and the previous rounds have no bearing on current betting in a no-limit game of poker. we could go bananas and both bet $1500 on the flop but come the turn ...
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Micros online hand review. AKs from the SB

That's a tough decision, but I would probably fold. First off, Flatting the turn should set off bells. A flush card falls that pairs the board, and rather than raise and possibly have you fold a ...
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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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Pocket Aces, preflop call or re-raise. 4max

You have to remember this movie was made in 1998, poker at the time was a completely different meta game and in general the knowledge of players was pretty appalling in comparison to even bad players ...
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C-Betting on Flops that Missed Both You and Your Opponents?

Basically what the author is trying to say is that you don't want to c-bet all your hands, because you will have to fold to a shove a lot of the time. Your opponent can abuse you this way. He proposes ...
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C-Betting on Flops that Missed Both You and Your Opponents?

The wording in the book is a bit confusing to me, and I had to re-read it a few times, but I think I got the gist. My take is that the book is saying this: Continuation betting with any hand in a ...
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Dealer reshuffles all remaining cards and the discards before flipping the river

There's not much that can be done. Dealer should just complete the shuffle, cut, and deal the river card. Yes, it might be a previously discarded one, but the hand is still as mathematically fair to ...
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How to make the most of a very good hand when you've been playing conservatively?

The term is "balance your range". If you only open raise with AA and KK then you are not going to get action. You need a open raise range that will included some hands you don't really want to raise ...
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How to deal with a table that always calls?

Good players don't call :) so if you play against fishies, you have to be very selective. Play only premuim hands and always raise them (even if everyone calls, you still have very good chances to win ...
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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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Poker Outs Odds Tourney Heads Up

There are 990 possible distinct outcomes from this situation because there are 45 cards left in the deck, so there are (45 * 44 = 1,980) exact turn and river cards which can come, but when calculating ...
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Confused about pot odds

It's a common misunderstanding. You can do it both ways, it's up to what's more convenient to you. European Way (include the amount you bet) equity (%) = your_money/(pot+your_money) = 50 / 130 = ...
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What is the min-raise and min-reraise in Holdem No Limit?

From a previous comment: "BB does the exact same thing as SB did, and throws in a 500 chip without announcing raise, putting 700 in front of him. This time the raise amount is more than half of the ...
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Why is short-stacker pot committed in this instance?

In a $5/$10 cash game, $185 gives the player on the button basically no room to play any hands. (Meaning it will be difficult for him to bluff, raise, or bet without going all-in or committing a large ...
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Was this a good all-in with trip 8s on the turn?

Well, let's analyze it. There are 95$ in the pot, you are reraising to $200 (all-in) with no action to follow. One of the most tell-tale sign that you didn't play properly is when someone calls, and ...
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

There are two factors that effect the average stack size in BB given how many chips are in play: The number of players left in the tournament The size of the blinds As the number of players left ...
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Are button straddles profitable?

Generally speaking, I'd say no straddles are profitable; the point of straddling is to encourage other players to straddle which will increase your edge in those hands when they are straddling, not ...
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Are button straddles profitable?

That is a great question and let me answer from my point of view since I use button straddle in some situations. First of all, let's agree that it is surely not a +EV play in a vacuum. However, ...
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Can a push/fold strategy be optimal (ie EV>=0 against any other strategy) in general

It's not optimal. For NL hold'em, consider when each player has a stack size several thousand times the big blind. If you're limited to push-fold, then here's my strategy: In the big blind, I only ...
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When do you or don't bet the river headsup and you last to act?

One of the most factor is : frequency and combination. Live game is very different to online game. (tells are very important). Take a note in any showdown when opponent check on the river and see ...
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Why is short-stacker pot committed in this instance?

Villain is not pot committed here. It is just a strange example. Villain could be on a blind steal. Pre flop to me J9s should have folded or 3 bet to like $75 for a re-steal. J9s is not great but ...
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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?

Verbal is not binding here. It does not matter if other players heard it. Until the dealer acknowledges a verbal it is not binding. If you place a chip (or more) in front of your cards against an ...
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Where can I find a resource for mathematically optimal plays?

I know there is a list of pocket cards run by a computer over a million random hands preflop with their winning percentage. The list is dramatically different from odds that you will see on televised ...
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Where can I find a resource for mathematically optimal plays?

Poker has not been solved mathematically. There is not one correct way to play poker. But there are tools out there like equity calculators. Equilab is as good free one. You range your opponents ...
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