Dr.DrfbagIII
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Does play for free help you learn poker
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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 you play low suited connectors?
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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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No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop
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When opening a round of betting after the flop, this is called a bet. In Robert's Rules of Poker, "bet" is defined as "The act of making a wager before anyone else on a betting round". Additionally, ...

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Final table: All-in with AQ suited against a small stack?
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First of all, you're likely right that your hand looks good against the range of UTG. The other factors though (mostly position) are unfavorable though, so the question is whether or not it's ...

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Calling to lure players into the pot
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TLDR: You can do this...once in a while...but it shouldn't be your standard play. Rather than "double bluff", I would usually refer to this as "disguising your hand". Obviously the goal in any hand ...

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Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack
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Your "paradox" arises from the fact that aside from your bet, the pot contains enough expected value already for each player that neither could improve their expected ending stack by folding. With ...

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Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?
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My initial reaction when reading this hand was that a push was the easy play. After thinking about it a little, I'm not sure that it's so clear. Make no mistake, a push is absolutely a good, ...

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Should I chase a Straight or Flush?
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As far as calling with a straight draw or flush draw, I suggest familiarizing yourself with the concept of Pot Odds. It's an important factor behind making the decision to call or fold with a draw, ...

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All-ins and folds: what happens to folded money?
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In these types of all in situations, first identify the shortest stack that is all in--in this case 4k. The main pot will include up to that amount for each player that participated in the hand. If ...

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Cash Game situation
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Given your description of villain, I think your play is OK but a call might be better. A flush draw is a huge part of his range here. The problem with raising him all in though is that he's getting ...

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TT close to bubble in SnG with a good stack
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With your current position, I think it would be overly cautious to be too passive and essentially play for 7th place (while hoping for better). Being in 8th place right now, it's not guaranteed you'll ...

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NL100: Top Pair weak kicker facing Turn barrel
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Interesting, tough hand. I think I would fold here. I'll assume there isn't any relevant history with the opponent as that may change your strategy here. I think everything is pretty ...

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Worst possible matchup for aces pre-flop in pot limit omaha
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As to your main question, I couldn't come up with anything where hand 2 would have more than the 53.18 win % that you show. However, if you're looking at straight equity for hand 1, consider the ...

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Poker hand suited connector
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I think that calling here would be the worst play and I agree with your reasoning. Additionally, one of your outs (9 of diamonds) either helps another player out even more or else kills your ...

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Confusion of "Lead"
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In my experience, references to a lead bet are consistent with the definition at pokerdictionary: The player who makes the first bet in any given betting round. This bet is always made on post-...

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Tough spot with Aces against regular, NLHE-6max
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Preflop is standard and flop is fine. At that point, the only hand that beats you is a flopped flush and even then you have a strong re-draw to a full house. On the turn, I'd bet more. Your hand ...

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EV+ plays in no-rebuy MTTs
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Good question, your thinking is definitely on the right track. Tournaments differ from cash games in a couple ways with regard to your question: "risk of ruin" plays a bigger factor since you always ...

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How to adjust Gameplay at a PokerLeague?
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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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Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)
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I like Grinch91's answer about clarifying what your goals are and looking at the money as buy-ins--I just wanted to add a couple perspectives. One skill that would really help you is to be able to ...

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How to plan IP when having two pair?
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I don't really like the raise on the flop. The range of hands that the opponent has here is somewhat limited. A set is unlikely since AA and QQ would often re-raise, you hold one of the A's and one ...

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Bet size according to the chances, is it a correct approach?
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It's good that you're considering pot odds when drawing to a hand, but your way of thinking about this is flawed for a few reasons (the third reason being the biggest). For one, the pot odds you get/...

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Avoid Costly Mistakes
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This sounds like a classic example of tilt. Being able to control oneself in these situations is often the only the difference between a consistently winning poker player and a losing one. For ...

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Can I Bet and Call Blind
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From Robert's Rules of Poker: "Deliberately acting out of turn will not be tolerated. A player who checks out of turn may not bet or raise on the next turn to act. A player who has called out of turn ...

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How to fish with nuts?
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As you and others have pointed out, there's a myriad of factors to consider in this situation (as in every hand), so I'll share some real general tips. The nice thing about flopping an unbeatable hand ...

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5-way pot pot limit omaha cash game microstakes
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Preflop: eh, not too excited about the hand, but you do have position. If the table has been limping with weak hands consistently, this is OK. Flop: My first reaction was to agree with checking it ...

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What mathematics should I learn to get better at Poker?
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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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Kelly criterion for SnG
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If you have a little background in calculus, you'll notice that the dg(x)/dx line is the derivative of g(x) and then is set equal to 0 to find the critical point which in this case will be a maximum ...

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Is there a difference between a "loose" and an " aggressive "player?
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The terms loose and tight are opposites and refer to someone's proclivity to fold or not fold, whether that's preflop or after the flop (or any street). A loose player will be staying in to see lots ...

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Why shouldn't i use simple percentages to base my decisions on pot odds?
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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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Should the hero call all-in with second best flush in this situation?
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Probably fold before the flop. As for your decision on the turn, I'd suggest a fold. You have V1 who has bet, called a raise, and then bet again (all-in) into 2 people, and you have V2 who has ...

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