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Sticky Thread Sticky: [Freerolls] Want to Maximize Your Chances of Winning That Freeroll?

Hey guys, We know a lot of you are here because you love the freerolls and money-added tournaments that FlopTurnRiver has to offer. Not only do we...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-11-2014 03:12 PM
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10-12-2014 11:12 PM

Sticky Thread Sticky: The Beginners Circle Digest

Welcome to the Beginners Circle! This forum is designed to help you to learn the basics of becoming a winning poker player. This thread is the...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-28-2014 12:38 PM
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09-28-2014 12:38 PM

Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Post Hands Directly From Hold'em Manager 2

Thanks to Keith for these instructions. I'll be including this thread in a soon-to-come BC digest sticky.

Started by spoonitnow, 09-25-2014 12:07 AM
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09-25-2014 05:30 PM

Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't Forget About the SSNL Forum!

Hey guys, Previously on FTR, the Beginners Circle was the place for all micro-stakes discussion. However, because of the nature of today's games...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-11-2014 03:04 PM
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09-11-2014 03:04 PM

Help please!

Hi guys! Need help! Basically I have been reading john littles secrets of professional tournament poker and have learned quit a lot however...

Started by Nick king77, 01-26-2015 06:45 PM
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Today 03:28 PM

Micro Play..

Is it ok to open up my range a little when playing fr micro games? Playin two tables here and it's nice TAG ABC poker I am playing, in position,...

Started by MrFerguson91, 01-06-2015 10:29 AM
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Yesterday 09:03 PM

HEM2 Hud options, cash games

Hey guys was wondering what is really essential to have on the HUD for cash games? At the moment I have BB/ Total hands played / VPIP / PFR ...

Started by MrFerguson91, Yesterday 07:33 PM
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Yesterday 07:33 PM

What are the rules of poker?

Hi There, I m a newbie to this fascinating game, please help me to understand more about Poker.

Started by jacksmith, Yesterday 06:23 AM
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Yesterday 03:25 PM

Hand review, biggest pot lost.

Hey guys, was jus reviewing hands from my last session and I picked the hand that lost me the most to review, did I play this hand wrong the whole...

Started by MrFerguson91, 01-09-2015 12:14 PM
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01-26-2015 04:49 PM


Just wondering what sites everyone on here plays on, is it just the one site, or several? Which sites do you prefer etc? I play on Stars as I like...

Started by MrFerguson91, 01-02-2015 08:52 AM
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01-26-2015 04:44 PM

Grinderschool: Thoughts?

Just wondering what FTR thinks about the video training site "Grinderschool". It's $20 a month for a sub there and it focuses entirely on the micros....

Started by BigSlickBaby, 01-24-2015 04:15 AM
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01-26-2015 09:04 AM

How does this thing work?

I never received ftr points for joining.

Started by carbo22, 01-12-2015 11:15 PM
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01-26-2015 09:04 AM

If you have problems with BRM read here

I have been playing on pokerstars for 2 years almost and never realized of the responsible gaming option. Its in requiests--> responsible gaming....

Started by matiusaa, 01-22-2015 11:58 PM
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01-26-2015 12:59 AM

Prelop Calling Range Video

Just so I can get a baseline here....what do you guys think about this video? Agree or disagree (for the most part) with this guy's ranges? ...

Started by BigSlickBaby, 01-23-2015 07:55 AM
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01-23-2015 09:02 AM

My Ferguson Challenge

Hi Everyone, I thought I share my Ferguson Challenge. So I decided to sign up with pokerstars yesterday and made my first deposit $50. I'm new...

Started by PJfan10, 12-15-2014 09:40 PM
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01-21-2015 07:47 PM

Bitcoin Poker

Hello, I didn't know where to put this thread so I have posted here... What do you think about playing poker with bitcoins nowadays (it seems...

Started by abuu, 09-13-2014 06:16 AM
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01-11-2015 12:36 AM

Discussion: Creation of a Bad Beat Forum

Hello everyone, Our regular poker strategy forum posters have probably noticed an influx of new posters here on the FTR boards in recent weeks....

Started by dhubermex, 01-07-2015 04:00 AM
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01-10-2015 02:04 PM

Video Pay Attention and Stop Spewing Chips

I present to you... Super Mario Bros 3 - Beginners Circle Edition -xhOXd7NfP8 Click here to find out why you suck at poker and keep spewing...

Started by spoonitnow, 01-10-2015 12:33 PM
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01-10-2015 12:33 PM

Insane bad beat

This is the shit I am having to deal with today, terrible day at the tables, just have to laugh at hands like this haha Think I played the hand...

Started by MrFerguson91, 01-06-2015 12:36 PM
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01-09-2015 01:42 PM


Going to sound really stupid probably but it is somethin that is confusing me when playing preflop. The early positions in full ring, would the...

Started by MrFerguson91, 01-03-2015 02:20 PM
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01-04-2015 12:54 PM

How-To: Calculating Hand Combinations, About Blockers, etc.

List of Topics: 1. Introduction to Hand Combinations 2. How to Calculate Possible Combinations of a Pocket Pair Hand 3. How to Calculate...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-04-2008 07:35 PM
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01-02-2015 07:15 PM

Video Ask Me Anything - spoonitnow

Hey everybody, I've been a member here since September of 2005. I'm currently the main moderator for the Beginners Circle and Small Stakes NLHE...

Started by spoonitnow, 12-08-2014 12:33 PM
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12-31-2014 10:49 AM

Happened to me again

Just had a full house busted by another full house with a higher kicker Lost all my chips then last night had a flush bust by a higher flush. It...

Started by Fatboy, 12-29-2014 08:36 PM
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12-29-2014 10:40 PM

Poker question (Poker Maths)

Hey guys, finally starting to get the grips of pot odds and calculating them, seemed to really confuse me at first then the more I read and practiced...

Started by MrFerguson91, 12-29-2014 09:55 AM
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12-29-2014 01:39 PM

Playing top pair + pair on the board

Usually when I have questions like this I will usually just google, but I have noticed this happens so frequently that I need some personal insight. ...

Started by GreatLeslie, 10-30-2014 05:06 PM
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12-29-2014 12:53 AM

How do you not lose money when raising most of the time preflop?

From what I read most people say that you should be raising around 70-80% of the time pre-flop with the hands you're going to play, and of course...

Started by GreatLeslie, 11-09-2014 10:16 AM
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12-29-2014 12:41 AM


Greetings. I play on Pokerstars. Every time i hit a flush and put my chips in The other player always beats me with a higher kicker.I f this happens...

Started by Fatboy, 12-25-2014 06:31 AM
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12-25-2014 11:34 AM

No more #ftr?

Hi everyone. I´m an old reg from this site. What happened to the IRC room? I used to be there frequently...

Started by settecba, 12-13-2014 10:28 PM
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12-21-2014 11:28 AM

Exclamation Do You Need to Get Your Post Count Up?

If you want to get your post count up and start becoming part of the community and really meeting the people here, then my suggestion is to check out...

Started by spoonitnow, 12-12-2014 07:40 PM
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12-12-2014 07:40 PM

What makes great poker players?

How can you say that a poker player is great? Do you have your own criteria to consider someone a great poker player? What skills and...

Started by jmchezka, 08-01-2014 05:49 AM
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12-10-2014 01:26 PM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] An Introduction to Abstract Thought in Poker

A Complete Guide to Improving at Poker In this week's strategy column, I've broken down the exact method that I've taught people to use in private...

Started by spoonitnow, 12-04-2014 12:52 AM
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12-04-2014 12:52 AM

Live vs. Online Poker Play, thoughts?

Personally, I think that online poker is not real poker. It annoys the hell out of me. All these players that sit at their computer clicking a mouse...

Started by mariyapoula, 07-17-2014 04:50 PM
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12-03-2014 07:45 AM

Poker Advice

what is the best poker advice you received and/or best poker advice you have given? here's my share:

Started by jmchezka, 07-21-2014 05:40 AM
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12-01-2014 08:56 AM

Good Bonus Codes to start

Is it not recommended to start the bakroll with bonus codes?

Started by Julian, 11-12-2014 07:18 PM
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12-01-2014 08:12 AM

Lightbulb Do people play poker everywhere else in the world or is it strictly a Western game?

I don’t want to sound ignorant, but I want to expand my overall poker knowledge. Do people play poker in other parts of the world like South America...

Started by hwang, 08-29-2014 06:21 PM
american, asian, game, poker
Replies: 15 Views: 3,059
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11-30-2014 02:49 PM

Event How to Play AK When You Miss the Flop in a 3-Bet Pot

I made this week's strategy column especially for you newbies. Get to Reading: How to Play AK When You Miss the Flop

Started by spoonitnow, 10-24-2014 12:33 AM
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11-24-2014 10:09 PM

Hi all

Hey guys, I'm not new to poker and have been playing a few years on and off but have just recently started taking it really serious :) But I am new...

Started by MrFerguson91, 11-20-2014 08:09 PM
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11-22-2014 06:51 AM

Unhappy Microstakes question

Hello everyone, it's my first time on a poker forum so im sorry if i do something wrong, i play on stars on microlimit and i have a hand that i can't...

Started by aqtor, 10-30-2014 03:07 AM
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11-13-2014 08:10 AM

WSOP Hand with screenshot question

Smith's outs in the screenshot are shown as 9 outs, but why would he have 9? What good would any of the extra three 9's benefit his hand?

Started by GreatLeslie, 11-07-2014 03:16 PM
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11-07-2014 06:45 PM

multi table play

I know i am thick, But how do you set up the cash games on Poker stars to play more than one table at once plz cheers

Started by Fatboy, 10-27-2014 04:36 PM
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11-06-2014 08:03 AM

Event Beginners Circle Halloween Contest

Happy Halloween everybody! We're having a contest here in the Beginners Circle for Halloween. What you'll need to do to enter is write a 500 word...

Started by spoonitnow, 10-30-2014 02:04 AM
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11-05-2014 09:07 PM

What's the most important thing that poker takes you?

For me,it's patience and luck.What about yours?I would like hear from you.

Started by jayjoe, 10-13-2014 11:58 PM
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11-05-2014 07:59 PM

Describe poker in one word

In one word, describe poker as a whole.

Started by jmchezka, 09-04-2014 03:23 AM
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11-04-2014 05:33 PM

Video Bluff or Check? I missed the flop....

People ask about what to do when they miss the flop a lot. I decided to make an entire strategy series based around it. Bluff or Check? Missing...

Started by spoonitnow, 11-02-2014 12:25 AM
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11-02-2014 12:25 AM

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