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Why would a player ask how many chips another player has during a hand?

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 ...
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Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

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 ...
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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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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

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 ...
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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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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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What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?

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 ...
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What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?

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 ...
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Should I go see the flop more often if I'm chip leader

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 ...
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Four to a flush with suited hand and two community cards, opponent raises, what to do?

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 ...
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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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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 the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?

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 ...
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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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Playing 99 in early position

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Be very, very careful with overly aggressive play and all-ins in the manner you describe. Two primary things jump out at me from your question: For most of the hands you mentioned, you must, must get ...
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