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Pre-flop charts 6-max cash games

I found some opening charts here which you might find useful: Semi-Loose Tight There is also a chart here with calling, 3-betting and 4-betting ranges:
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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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Bug to display 10 as Card as Poker beta

A♠ 2♠ 3♠ 4♠ 5♠ 6♠ 7♠ 8♠ 9♠ T♠ J♠ Q♠ K♠ You need to use a T
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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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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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Computing Nash equilibrium strategy

Your question is very general. Game Theory, which employs Nash equilibrium, is a set of methods to model situations where players are in conflict. If your input is the entire game, the problem ...
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Why do so few players play razz?

Razz has never been a popular game. Razz is a form of seven card stud. The best hand is a "wheel" which is a 5 high straight (a-2-3-4-5). They also play a 2-7 version. These days in brick and mortar ...
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Burning cards in poker

No question is silly, and you are right, it is for preventing cheating. Let me elaborate on that. The main reason for burning top card is to prevent players from using a marked deck. For example, if ...
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Two players have two pairs. Who wins?

The winning hand is determined by who has the best five cards. The best five cards for player 1 is: Ace, Ace, 10, 10, J (two pair, Jack kicker). The best five cards for player 2 is: Ace, Ace, 10, 10, ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

This depends on number of things you have to consider, not only the direct odds. What I mean: The pure odds you calculate should be used if you expect your opponent to check the turn and you see free ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

That depends on what you're contemplating, and what you think future action will be. For example, if you're contemplating a bet that will put you or your opponent all in, then the odds of the next two ...
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Nash's ICM calculation

It seems to me that you're conflating three separate concepts: ICM equities EV calculations Nash equilibria I'll go over these in turn an explain how push/fold calculator software uses them to ...
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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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Headsup push fold ICMizer problem

It is likely a combination of multiple factors that is yielding this behaviour. Pure versus mixed strategies. In general, the Nash equilibrium push/fold solution at an arbitrary stack depth will ...
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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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Chance of winning heads-up by always shoving pre-flop

Assuming good depth (50bb+) if someone calls with the top 50% of hand i.e. everything that is +ev to call, he would have 57% chance to win However a good player realizing he has 57% chance to win and ...
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In this cash game, why did they 're-deal' the river?

This is known as Running it twice. When this happens, half the pot is awarded to the winner of the first full runout, and half the pot is awarded to the winner of the second full runout. In the case ...
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Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?

Before you sit down at the table you should have developed a reasonable strategy against the expected player pool. This should be a balanced strategy so that you are a winning player against every ...
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Simplified poker games

Some more simple poker games (designed for simplicity and for game-theorists to analyse, rather than to persuade gamblers to gamble money by playing them): von Neumann-Morgenstern poker. The protocol ...
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Why is it easier to make a flush than a straight with four cards already matching?

Overall it is about twice as hard to make a flush compared to a straight. probability Yes the last mile might be easier for a flush but the first 4 miles are harder. A flush draw has 9 outs (13-4). ...
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What are practical differences between 8-max and 9-max tournaments?

More players typically means you play fewer hands, within a stronger range, from most or all positions. Opening UTG with 9 players is going to be perceived as much stronger than doing the same with ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

Not sure if this is really a paradox, but... In a heads-up game your opponent truthfully confides in you that he is playing a 100% range. So you think to yourself, "Great, from now on I will play a ...
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Why shouldn't i use simple percentages to base my decisions on pot odds?

The approach you describe is completely fine and in fact it's what most players would do. Nobody really has the time and skill to calculate exact pot odds or probabilities at the table, so what you ...
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NLH - where there are x players at a table, should I play the top 1/x starting hands?

Yes, your logic is fine, in fact your Open Raise for positions stats must show that if you are playing balanced. At UTG you should be more tight because you are against 5 players, about 17%, but on SB ...
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Are 2 players tables as profitable as 6 players games?

It depends what you enjoy more and/or what you are better at. However, in my experience, the heads-up field is generally much tougher than 6-max, but rake is usually the same. Therefore I recommend ...
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What mathematics should I learn to get better at Poker?

I think that learning about weighted probabilities is very useful to improving your game, especially when reviewing hands and developing an intuition for your true chances of creating a profitable ...
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Is there a theory of how a novice can be a favorite against a world class player with a stack advantage?

If the blinds are 1 and 2 for a total of 3. Harrington green zone is 20 orbits. At 60 chips the pro is able to pick spots. Pro could play tight get it in 2:1 and still lose a couple early hands. ...
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