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Don't blame the "bad players" for you losing all your money with a one-pair hand. If limp-calling a low pair preflop vs you is making them money when they hit their set, it's not them that is playing poorly, but you. They are playing profitably because you are paying off time after time. I'm not trying to be harsh, but to shine the light of reality on ...


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It affects strategy in no-limit, and especially pot-limit play. Some simple examples: There's $300 in the pot, and you plan to try a $200 bluff to take it. Well, if one of your opponent's only has $50 left, then you're really only betting $50 at him, and he can call with much less risk. Similarly, if you make a $50 bet on an early round, and your opponent ...


6

Many people have an impression that because the chip leader at a table has the majority of the chips, they should be "bullying" the table. This isn't the best way to look at the situation. What a large stack gives you is more utility. The utility to outplay your opponents by having the full arsenal of poker moves at your disposal. If you were short stacked, ...


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This is an excellent question. Seriously. One of the top on this site. You can use this technique, especially in multi-table tournaments and heads'up situations. But you have to be very aware of its consequences. Some reasons why you could do this: 1). piss other players off. This works both online and live. If you constantly take 2 - 3 or more minutes to ...


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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 can do is beat them. But it requires very disciplined uncreative play. You let them self destruct right into your stack. This kind of player is going to raise ...


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No. The player with KQ would win the whole pot. The winner of the pot is the player who can make the best 5-card hand from the 7 possible cards -- 5 board cards plus their two hole cards. Player 1 has KQ, so his 7 cards are KKKQ642. Ignoring suits, the best possible hand here is KKKQ6, or trip kings with a queen kicker. Player 2 has K9, so his 7 cards ...


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Time and practice. If you're used to only playing 1 table, you can't expect to go from 1 table to 6 tables just like that. What I found for me to be the best solution (for myself anyway) was to start slow and set goals. On top of these I cannot recommend them enough, get a HUD. Starting Slow: You need to realise that playing multiple tables is tough, and ...


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There is not much you can do KK v AA with an opponent who bets like that consistently on a wide range. In saying that: A raise of $20 on the $10 bet on a loose player is kind of pointless and does not give you any information about their hand. If you had raised say $35-$40 then you could get more info on the opponent (and any other calling opponents) and ...


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If you cover everyone at the table but no one covers you, then you have a ton of fold equity preflop. Most people will be folding almost everything whenever you open the pot. So you should open raise very often. As big stack you can often steal the blinds from any position. A few orbits of collecting the blinds in a tournament and your stack will be huge....


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I think this is the wrong way to think about what happened: I don't want this to happen again The situation you were in was a dream; a player willing to get it in while you held the better hand? Again and again for lots of money? I want that to happen as often as possible! The fact that you can lose (and lose a lot) in these situations is something you ...


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In general to calculate your percentage of hitting you can do the following: Count your outs. In your case: 13 cards of your suit minus the 4 you already see make 9 cards in the deck which will make your flush. Calculate the amount of cards left. Since we can not know the cards of our opponents, we include them in our calculation. Hence there are 52 -2 (...


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22 vs AK is a "coinflip" (or just a "flip") because there is approximately an equal chance of either hand winning, just like the equal chance of either side of a coin coming up when flipped. In reality, 22 has a slight edge against AK when all in preflop, being a 52% favourite (assuming nothing is known about the suits of the hands). To deal with your ...


5

Generally, low suited connectors don't have enough value to be played consistently and they have high reverse implied odds, meaning that even when you hit two pair, a straight, or a flush, it's still a second-best hand and you lose more than you should. One time to go ahead and play them is when it's cheap to do so and you're capable enough to not lose too ...


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A small card, sometimes called a "rag", is usually any card that isn't a face or paint card, which includes the 10. So anything from the 2 to the 9 may be considered a small card, although some players may consider the 7 through 9 as medium cards.


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TL; DR - I shove the turn. Personally i would have taken a more aggressive line than check calling the flop, but Hero's flop line is reasonable. On the turn it gets abit dicey, H has a strong hand on a board that easily runs bad. If H calls the turn, would H call a jam if the river was a J? A heart? If V had a strong hand like two pair, would he value bet ...


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I have always followed the Sam Farha mantra: Against a good player I can outplay him, but against a poor player I need a hand. Good player recognize a situation in which they may not have the best likely hood of winning a hand. It could be argued it costs them pots, but on the long run it would be a profitable situation. Weaker players don't recognize ...


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I'll give you my perspective as someone who has abandoned cash games in favor of only doing live MTTs. I think a lot of this will depend on your current level of experience and your game will change over time. Of course, you need to be sound in things like picking your pre-flop hands, but these are some things that I know I need to work on for my tourneys: ...


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I think it's important to not try to bite off too much at once. You're right that you have a lot of options, but focusing on one thing and really attacking that is IMO always going to be more productive than a casual perusal of a variety of topics. You might want to look at some of the online coaching sites like CardRunners, Run It Once, or Tournament Poker ...


4

OK let me tell you about bots, where they are extremely strong and where they are weak. I have played a lot of Omaha on-line and I was playing against the best known bots on PokerStars and had a winning record. When this was acknowledged by Stars and refunds were issued, I didn't get anything. The most damning thing is Stars have by far the best software in ...


4

I would play 99 in early position. I would do a standard raise from this position. If the flop contains a 9 you are golden. Anything below 9 you still have good odds. Anything above a 9 could be in your range (at least my range) for early position play.


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In casino poker games, the cards are reshuffled for each hand, so "counting" would be useless. Shuffle tracking might be possible, but the edge from doing so would be dubious. A casino would be wasting its time to look for or prevent such things.


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I think you played it OK. K7 and Q7 seem pretty loose to me but if you are going to put K7 in his range then need to include Q7. And put AK in his range. KK, QQ, and JJ should raise pre flop You are only behind KQ, KJ, QJ, K7, Q7, AT, and 77. Against two pair you pick up outs. Against K7 you have 3 aces, 9 spades, 2 queens, and 3 tens = 17. Against ...


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How to open from button heads up pre flop? That's up to your strategy, really. In heads-up matches, keeping in mind that you play deep-stack, it is common practice to play a wide range of hands in position. This way you apply huge pressure to your opponent, because in order to defend he needs a) either to call wider and play lots of hands out of position (...


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The general strategy for Omaha is the same for playing short stacked in any poker game. Play tight aggressive. The concept is that you put your money in when you are against a large field with the best hand. Because you are short stacked, sometimes you will have situations when you get it in and can't be made to fold, and you somehow win hands you might have ...


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Im not sure if shoving here is the best play. Its definitely +EV, but with AA its hard to be -EV unless you really screw up the hand. With AA in UTG, im looking to get stacks in with as wide a range of my opponent as possible. The reason i don't quite like shoving is that you're almost playing your hand face up, showing extreme strength opening UTG and 4-...


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Your question is far too broad. There are many different variants of NLHE. Cash, multi-table tournaments that are either scheduled or sit'n'go style, heads-up, 6-max, 8-max, 9-max, 10-max, 11-max, live play, online play, etc. etc. etc. On top of that, NLHE is a game complex enough that it's currently unsolvable. There are too many possibilities and 3-player ...


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What kind of plays could I make to convince my opponents that I have a polarised hand range? You don't make plays to convince your opponents that you have a polarized hand range, you just polarize your hand range. If they fail to pick up on that, you've profited greatly. There are generally three types of ranges: Polarized With a polarized range, your ...


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Many years ago I struggled to play at micro stakes level because the level of the players was so bad... Anyway, once you adapt to it, it's actually really really really easy to win at those micro stakes. If you want to play ABC poker, then go play on low stakes, just outside the micro stake region. Remember, at any level there will be fishes, and one does ...


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Sometimes you realy can't avoid it It realy depends what type of game you are playing if it's super turbo or turbo where you are < 10 BB i guess shoving PF is the right play. If you have no information about your player and you have 20BB in a fast pace game i don't think you can avoid an all in either because of the 5-7BB PF raise. Tournament play and ...


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