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Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
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When I tell my non-poker playing friends that I play poker they think I'm gambling - until I give them the following explaination. Poker, played correctly, is not gambling in my opinion. And I think ...

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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?
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Well, I'd have to say "it depends". If you are going against AA then you are a 4 to 1 dog. Not a good situation. If you are playing against a super-rock (TAG) then it might be a fair bet that their ...

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Calculating odds with 2 cards to come
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I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to say with the math that you have in your question, but I think you are trying to show how you get the odds of hitting a flush or a straight on the turn or ...

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How to play a pair against a maniac?
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Ok. Let's take this one step at a time. You describe your opponent as a "maniac". However, that player displays no "maniac" behavior in this hand, so I'm not sure where to go with that. I'd like ...

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Did I play this AK hand well?
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There are a lot of questions outstanding in this, but a couple of things jump out at me. It's a micro-limit play money game - people will play anything Your raise to 2x BB with multiple limpers is ...

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Proper way to dispute a dealer's actions
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Your scenario sounds like a dealer that is either really new, not trained well or a blackjack/pai gow dealer switching over to poker. What surprises me is that the other players at the table where ...

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Preflop game in 50/50 sit'n'go
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Well, IMHO, your analysis is pretty good. However, you see this kind of play all the time even in big tournaments. And in general, this play from the A8 is usually not a bad one. Whenever you have ...

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How do you bet pre-flop when there's no action, you're on the button, and you have pocket rockets?
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These are all great answers. I use one of two strategies in this situation. I will always raise, it's just a matter of how much. The only time I don't raise pre-flop with AA is when I'm early in ...

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The need of calculating EV?
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Direct EV calculations are the first step in figuring out how to calculate "maximized EV" based on situational considerations. To become a better player, you will very much care about the size of ...

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How to make the most of a very good hand when you've been playing conservatively?
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The answer to this question addresses the 100 hands before you got your AA, not the AA itself. If you get AA, then usually cram and press pre-flop. Unless, of course, you feel unusually lucky and ...

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How to size an opening raise in a NLHE tournament with antes?
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Each table tends to have it's own emergent raising pattern. In my experience the amount of the raise depends on what the table considers "normal" - like a 3x raise - and how loose the table is. If ...

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Calculating odds with 2 cards to come
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I just have to add another answer to this question. I added it as another answer as opposed to a comment. I hope that's good etiquette, if not I apologize. The previous answer is "correct" in the ...

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Talking during a hand
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IMHO there is a difference between etiquette, house rules and gamesmanship. I've yet see a house game, casino game or big tournament that has a rule against what the BB said. However, they might. ...

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What can I do to calculate my odds in a hand?
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It's hard to do all the exact math to get the exact percentages while you're sitting at the table and everyone is staring at you while you noodle your chances. You have to do it all in your head in ...

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Two pair on the table. Does a lower pair on hand beat an ace kicker?
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In a nutshell, you are right and the other player is wrong. Period. There is no such thing as "three pair" in poker. Your Ace kicker kicks - simple as that. However, I've seen some silly house ...

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Can I raise the blinds without seeing my cards?
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As the other answers point out: Yes and Yes. However, I might want to add "why" would one want to do this. Generally, raising blind is bad form - especially against seasoned players. There is, IMHO,...

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