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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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bluffing when somebody is all-in

OK, let's break it down mathematically. I'm going to use a standard poker equity calculator for this. You have T⋄ 9⋄ You say the all-in player had a medium pocket pair. For this "...
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$2/$5 Poker Hand: Nut Flush Draw, Big Pot

Jam on the flop after the small blind bets $80 into a $210 pot. This is a perfect opportunity to semi-bluff. You have 9 outs to the nut flush and 3 outs to top pair. The only hands that are going to ...
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Can a decision be both + and - EV?

My interpretation is that mathematically, the expectation in EV is taken across the probability distribution of poker cards that are yet to be dealt in a particular hand as well as the randomness in ...
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Is Harrington's zones strategy still valid at the end of a MTT tournament?

The problem with with making a standard raise with an M under 5 is that you will be left with a stack that is too low if you lose the pot. If a standard raise for this tournament is 2.5BB then you are ...
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What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?

It's not just home games that view check-raising as "pejorative" as you say. Most of the lowball games spread in Southern California flat-out banned check-raising. The other answers are generally ...
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Table image when playing with fish.

In a smaller home game just be nice. If you are a bully you might not get invited back. In my home game I had one guy that would taunt when he would win. I just did not invite him back. Just pretend ...
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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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Does play for free help you learn poker

If a person's end goal is to become a good enough poker player to win money consistently, play money is a great way to get started. BUT over time, it becomes less productive and at some point becomes ...
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Should I have folded near the end of this tournament?

Critical points to consider: You are on bubble and you are second biggest stack. Player with a lower stack just went all-in having 5 players in front of him In double or nothing all winners get same ...
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?

No one has answered the actual answer to the question. ICM. ICM stands for Independent Chip Model, taking storm in the late 2000's. ICM determines the value of chips at a given point in the tournament ...
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Why isn't every value player rich?

Rich? It's extremely hard to be "rich" just by playing poker, but it's simple enough to make a living off it. The reason being that you have to be vastly superior to the field to make steady money off ...
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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

I think you played this hand ok, the only thing I see a problem with is your bet on the flop. This flop is a terrible one for TT, not only are there connected overcards here, but there is also a ...
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What tendencies should I be looking out for and how can I use that information to my benefit?

You should always be looking for the weak players first. So this would be things like limping, severely under-betting the pot, playing bad hands etc. With regulars you want to try and figure out which ...
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Are there statistics that show the percentage of times you should fold at each stage of Texas Hold'em?

This is likely to be very situation dependent. There is however, a section in the PokerTracker tool that analyses the range of common actions that players have taken, (eg. Cbet flop, fold to flop ...
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?

I like the accepted answer but I disagree with "get a large stack early". Playing big pots to build a stack early is risky. Even a fish can wake up with or draw to the nuts. Play pot control ...
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Rockets in the BB position, 6 handed, table folds

If everyone is folding to your raises more often than they should, raise more hands. This is particularly true if you have tighter players on your left and action is folded to you. You can either ...
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7 card no peek rules

If they have cards but no money left they're all in and thus the other player cannot bet more to make them fold. Whatever money was in the pot before the other player bet is all the money the person ...
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How to adjust Gameplay at a PokerLeague?

That's an interesting structure. I would play pretty tight at all stages with the mindset of surviving as long as possible. Once you have 10 outcomes that you're satisfied with, and maybe a couple ...
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What is a bluff catcher?

A bluff catcher is a hand that isn't necessarily strong, but strong enough to call an opponent and beat them if you believe they're bluffing. It's a hand that's not good enough to value bet, as you'll ...
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Is it better to have pocket AA and hit three of a kind, or better to have one Ace and hit three of a kind?

It is always better to hit a set (you have the pair). A pair on the board is shared with your opponent. If you have a single A and the board is AA8 and your opponent has 88 you are behind. If ...
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Question About Card Value in Flushes/ Full Houses

But flush K, Q, J, 10, 9 does beat flush 5, 4, 3, 2, A King high straight flush versus a five high straight flush You want to make it more complex and you are getting the current rules wrong The ...
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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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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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