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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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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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Does software exist that will analyze my previous hands and tell me what it thinks I did wrong?

Maybe this is too basic or not substantive enough to address your question, but PokerTracker has a view of aggregate stats called "LeakTracker" that might be a good place to start. This isn't about ...
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Pokerstars confiscating my funds

Pokerstars has confiscated all my funds claiming I was using a poker bot, even though I didn't I find that difficult to believe, although it is possible. If Pokerstars software suspects bot usage ...
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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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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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What are the advantages gained by those who cheat?

Another way these cheating apps can provide an unfair advantage is to suggest to the player what action to take in a particular situation, using the statistics it gathered against those opponents. ...
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What is the software that every poker site seems to be running?

To be able to answer your question as to which particular software you have seen in use, we'd need to know which site(s) you've seen that software on. There are a couple of main ways that an online ...
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aggression factor vs aggression frequency

Based on PokerTracker's Stats Guide, the Aggression Factor (AF) is: A measure of how aggressive or passive the player is on a particular street. And the Aggression Frequency (AFq) is: The ...
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Text Based Poker Game

You might try the World.Rec.Gambling poker tournament @ http://www.wrgpt.org/. It's email based, and a lot of fun. Been around pretty much since the internet was invented.
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Probability of ace on flop?

Assuming heads-up. Since you hold AQ and villain has AJ, there are 52-4=48 cards left on the deck, with 2 Aces remaining. So, Prob[at least an Ace on the Flop] = 1-Prob[no Ace on Flop]=1-(46/48)(45/...
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How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

Certainly customizing hotkeys and layouts for automatic table placements on screen is of big help for anyone seriously considering multitabling. I recommend you to use automatic Table Droid. It has ...
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Does software exist that will analyze my previous hands and tell me what it thinks I did wrong?

Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, you're not going to find any software out there that's going to tell you if you made the right decisions on a hand by hand or street by street basis. One of ...
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PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?

Technically it's buyer beware as to what it works on, but I think it's just an update issue. I did a little research and found this... https://www.pokertracker.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=...
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How do the broadcasters know what the hole cards are in televised poker

Depends on the table. The traditional, much more common way currently is to have a hole card cam. This can be under a piece of glass where the players place their cards or built into the side rail. ...
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Evaluating poker hands programmatically

The general method you describe (that is, check-for-hand-x, then check-for-hand-y, ...) is what poker programmers would call a "naive" or "basic" evaluator. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it'...
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Holdem manager 2 HUD stats definition

Usually, for preflop play it goes like this: VPIP / PFR / 3B / F3 Meaning: 1) VPIP: Voluntarily Put Money in Pot, i.e. how often a player raises & calls. The higher the stat, the looser the ...
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How can I calculate my total odds given different possible events?

You're not supposed to calculate the chances of you winning, that alone is irrelevant for us. It's okay to lose 99 times out of a 100 if you win 100 times what you lose when you do win, resulting in a ...
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Two pairs two pairs win 🏆

Player 1's hand (best 5-card choice) is 3322A, so two-pair, threes and twos. Player 2's hand (best 5-card choice) is 55337, so two-pair, fives and threes. Since fives beat threes, player 2 wins the ...
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Is it possible to make big money using poker AI?

Most if not all sites have limits to what a HUD can do. It cannot recommend a play nor specifically give real time analysis on a certain situation. Pretty much limited to straight up statistics. ...
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Online Poker with Microphones and Video Cameras

I don't know any client that supports that option, but it would give me an advantage. One of the key elements in poker is to observe your opponents. If I would play in a game with headset and cam, I ...
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How I should analyze my game?

I think you're on the right track, as in thinking about the right questions. You'll feel better about your uncertainty if you can embrace the reality that poker often does not have clear-cut right/...
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Advanced Poker Calculator

Toby Booth answered in chat Equilab and Flopzilla
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How do the broadcasters know what the hole cards are in televised poker

This is a great article on RFID There are spots on the table that can read the cards They do a very low power so it can only be read there The cards are not powered - they receive power from the ...
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Hold'em Manager for Mac alternative?

There are two main options for poker analysis on Mac OS X: Poker Copilot PokerTracker There are some other products but they all seem to have been abandoned or have a limited feature set. (...
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Does software exist that will analyze my previous hands and tell me what it thinks I did wrong?

Looks like Leak buster is exactly what you are looking for. It analyzes your game, finds mistakes and helps to avoid them in future. It's a really useful thing and it helped me a lot to become a ...
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