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KK in first position

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 ...
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How to play multi screen

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 ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

It is just a rule of poker. When you take a seat you must wait for the BB to come to you before you can start playing. Or you can post a BB to start playing immediately. Imagine this scenario. A ...
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Why is AK vs 22 a coinflip?

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 ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

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 ...
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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

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 ...
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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

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 ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

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 ...
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Can people remember the cards that are played?

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 ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

They must include this button. Imagine the scenario, you sit down at a table and someone comes to the door. Without this button the game would force you to pay the BB out of turn. And you could ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

This is to prevent people from gaining an advantage by coming in for free than not playing the blind when it comes to them. Common rule, although not particularly standard in all venues.
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using poker bots and top poker bots

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 ...
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How much do you tip the dealer?

As a former dealer, you can tip whatever you want to tip. Let me give you some guidelines for lower stakes games, that myself as a dealer would expect (i.e. $1-$2 up to $2-$5): If the pot is won pre-...
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Turn play on a wet board with top-top, flush and straight draw

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 ...
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How to bet from button heads up pre flop

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 ...
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Should I shove or 4-bet with AA

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 ...
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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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poker etiquette, and is this weak play?

Shoving on the flop achieves nothing you want - all Kings/99 will call, all other hands will fold. I'd have perhaps raised bigger (3xBB isn't very much when you're in the BB and you have 4 limpers). ...
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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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Why is AK vs 22 a coinflip?

A coin flip is when the chances of either hand winning are about 50%, the same as a coin flip coming up heads or tails. Most players consider anything in the range of 45-55% as being a coin flip, ...
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Why is AK vs 22 a coinflip?

22 is ahead. 22 does not need to improve to win. 22 only needs to improve if AK improves and only then does 22 need to hit one of its outs (redraw). 22 only has 2 outs but it will make a set ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

Best way to play them in my opinion is to play them cheaply. The type of situation where you're on the button or are the big blind, theres a few limps and you can close the action. Pretty simple to ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

NOT hands you play short stacked. You should not play 23, 34 as less ways to make straight as you don't have 3 below. I don't play 45 because of card removal - if people are in the hand the most ...
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You have AA in the BB. The BU opens to 3.5x. What is your line?

The standard line would be to re-raise to what ever your defend re-raise is. Depending on how often the BU raises you should be defending with a re-raise a decent range. If you defend with 88+ and ...
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How to calculate probability of flopping a set (with pocket pairs)?

total combinations = 19,600 assuming you have red 2s flops with 2s but no 2c [2s, 48, 47] = 48c2 = 1128 flops with 2c but no 2s [2c, 48, 47] = 48c2 = 1128 flops with 22x [2c, 2s, 48] = 48 2256/...
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How to play the hand

Preflop: action seems standard besides the limp by villain. Obviously AK is strong holdings preflop, but it can miss a lot of flops. Limp-calling is not necessarily a bad play, but it makes the hand ...
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Hand analysis no limit

I assume that the involving players are the hero, the BB and the initial BTN raiser. Regarding the BB: He cold-called the preflop 3bet, then check-called flop and donk betted on the the turn. ...
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How should I play against a limpers?

This question is similar to... What do I do if people give me money? Limpers are the easiest to play against. Raises and bets can cause you to make bad decisions (folding wrong or giving more money ...
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How should I play against a limpers?

raising 3x plus 1 BB per limper to isolate, which should get the weak hands out, so if there is 5 limpers before you raise 8x the big blind. Like others have said play tight, Bet Big with your good ...
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Pocket Jacks with two higher cards on flop

AK, AQ, AA, KK, QQ likely would have raised the pre flop. So many hands could hit that flop. KQ, KJ, KT, QJ, QT, JT. Suited K or suited Q. You are beat a lot more ways than you are ahead. I say it ...
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