Silversana
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?
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19 votes

You should enter the tournament as early as possible. Presumably, you're participating in the tournament because you have some sort of edge against the field. In other words, you should be playing the ...

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Should I have went all-in with KK on this flop?
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12 votes

My standard raise in this spot preflop would be something like $84. With reads that villains are bad (i.e. will call 3bets like this way too often) that number becomes bigger. So $110 probably isn't a ...

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What is the meaning of "D" near with players name?
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10 votes

It means his position is on the dealer button (hence the 'D'), which is the best position to have in Hold 'Em and Omaha games. This position is to the right of the small blind and is last to act on ...

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Folding AA after the flop?
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10 votes

Sounds like you had an 18K stack preflop, or about 30bbs. The 3K raise is fairly standard, though you shouldn't only raise that size with hands like AA because perceptive opponents can figure that ...

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Why is "Let There Be Range" so expensive ? Is it worth that money?
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8 votes

For a serious poker book, this isn't the most expensive I've seen. Shootaa (Reid Young) has a book out for around $5k and when it came out it honestly may have been worth the price. The fact is that ...

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Raising after an all in
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No. It is too small of a raise. Since the original raise was a raise of 1200 (1600-400=1200) the raise by the big blind would have to be at least an additional 1200 (i.e. 2800 total) to re-open the ...

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How many chips do you have left?
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7 votes

You do not ever have to count or tell you opponent your stack size. You will have to move your hands/arms out of the way so that your opponent can see your stack size, though. It's the dealer's job ...

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Why is comparing hands based on how often they win a showdown or on their poker "hand rank" worse than worthless?
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7 votes

It does have some value (I feel as though the author's statement is a bit hyperbolic though he is trying to emphasize his point) but the types of hands that can be made postflop with your hole cards ...

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Are there well documented cases of winning tournament by someone who wasn't looking at his own cards?
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Annette Obrestad did this a few years ago. A quick google search finds an article where she discusses her win and a youtube video of the tournament she played: http://www.bluffeurope.com/interview/en/...

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NL100: 2-Pair In 4-Way Pot Facing OOP Lead @ Wet Flop
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7 votes

When he donkbets the flop his range likely consists of strong draws, pair+FD, pair+gutter, and some strong made hands like AT+. Reads on CO and BTN are important - if either of them is a fish he could ...

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Is a semi-unlimited stack a significant advantage?
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If you are a better player than the rest of the players at the table, you want a stack as large as everyone else at the table so that you maximize your winning hands. Having $1 or $1,000,000 more ...

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Forums with lot of hand history analysis by other players
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Two Plus Two would be the most popular. I'm not sure how active they are now, by Liquid Poker was decently big as well. I was also very, very active on the Full Tilt Poker forums before they went down ...

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Should I call all-in here with bottom set?
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I tend to raise this spot preflop but if the guys behind you and in the blinds are passive limping behind can be ok. The flop raise is a tad big, but standard, and yes, call the shove. His shove is ...

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Lose money when poker server goes down?
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5 votes

So typically if there is something like a server update this sort of situation won't happen (they'll just deal a "final hand" until the update completes). If a player gets disconnected during a hand ...

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How do you play AQ or AK (off or suited) on $1/$2 Live?
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Generally in these sorts of spots you want to be betting for value because $1/$2 live players will call with all sorts of worse Ax hands and draws. This turn card isn't great for us because AJ is ...

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Did I play this correctly? $1-2 NL Holdem
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Check OOP with the small PP pre. Raising gets you in lots of spots where you're cbetting with no equity OOP vs multiple opponents or c/f'ing when you miss, which sucks. As played the Flop bet is good,...

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How Can I Tell If My Opponent Is Aware Of My Image/Range?
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This answer will be from an online perspective, fwiw. First, some general thoughts: Basically, only thinking players (i.e. regulars) will consider what your range is and make their decisions based ...

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Dealing with Rookie / Novice Players
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Firstly, you should realize that when you're playing against novice players you're in a good situation because it'll be easier to capitalize on their mistakes (since they'll tend to make more of them ...

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NL100: Turn Two-Pair at Wet Board Facing Small Bets
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93 hands is certainly a small sample, especially for 3betting statistics. At most he's probably had ~10 opportunities to 3bet. For VPIP/PFR its reasonable, but as you probably know its very easy to go ...

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(Simple?) 3-bet Scenario
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3 votes

I'm surprised I haven't seen this (or maybe I have and just don't recall it). I think my order is as follows: A2s 75s KJo 88 I'm damn confident that A2s is the hand I want the most here. It gives ...

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Could I have won more money with top set on the flop?
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3 votes

This flop is extremely dry; there are very few draws and given your read it seems that villain wouldn't have hands like 98 in his range anyway. You'll definitely want to just call this bet, for a few ...

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$1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
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3 votes

The turn raise is a bit marginal because the only worse hands that are willing to call it are A♣Q♥ or A♣K♥ (ignoring the suits, of course). Once he shoves there are very few ...

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Bet with Ax3x3x on river?
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2 votes

I'm assuming you had A3s (suited) and not A3o (offsuit). A3o is definitely a fold pre. You didn't tell us what the rest of the board was, but yes it is most likely extremely standard for you to check ...

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$1/$2 Live - Bottom set on flop and facing 3bet
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Once the SB chooses not to cbet you should certainly be leading here OTF. You're giving him a chance to draw out on you with way too many pair+gutshot hands and this board is fairly coordinated so you ...

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Final Table of Tournament - Hand History Example
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Firstly, the cutoff raised to 6K, not 3bet. With only 13bbs and a monster hand this is an easy 3bet shove preflop. The cutoff will call with plenty of worse hands and even if he holds you pick up a ...

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Why is this a poor play?
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Sounds like a live player who doesn't understand how to hand read whatsoever. The fact that he calls villain a 'novice player' but doesn't consider that such a player could flat A5 preflop is proof. ...

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Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time
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There are plenty of scenarios in which it is more than OK to play hands like Q8o, Q8s, and definitely Axs. There are also plenty of scenarios where you should be folding these hands rather quickly. ...

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Tricky Tournament Bubble Situation
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I realize its the bubble and I think opening the BTN really wide here is fine, but I'm pretty sure this is a fold preflop. As for the flop it's really close but a fold since he might even do this with ...

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