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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 02:12 PM
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10-12-2014 10:12 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 11:38 AM
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09-28-2014 11:38 AM

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, 09-24-2014 11:07 PM
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09-25-2014 04:30 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 02:04 PM
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09-11-2014 02:04 PM

Site for my first serious deposit

Hey all, I'll be really brief here. A number of years ago I threw something like $20 onto Stars and lost it quite quickly. I then began to read...

Started by Xepera, 03-13-2015 02:54 PM
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Today 10:23 PM

The Most Important Math Post About Poker Ever

Go read this because it's basically a complete guide to improving at poker extremely quickly using addition and multiplication in your study.

Started by spoonitnow, 03-22-2015 08:35 PM
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03-22-2015 08:35 PM

Moved: Insta-fold?

Started by Forefront, 03-09-2015 12:20 PM
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03-19-2015 04:39 PM

Questions about PT4 and variance

Just wondering if anyone knows how PT4 creates the "Luck Bell Curve" in leaktracker? is it for flopped straights/flushes/sets or for overall made? ...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-10-2015 01:49 AM
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03-19-2015 10:32 AM

Tilt tilt and more tilt

I have a problem with tilt lol Was running deep tonight in the big $11, $65k on PS, about 400 left out of around 7000, sitting with about 30/40k...

Started by MrFerguson91, 02-10-2015 06:46 PM
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03-17-2015 06:00 PM

flop vs 2 loose opponents, implied odds?

'd only been at the table for 10 hands or so but both villains had seen at least 7 of the flops and had multiple show downs with the worst hand.

Started by thomosgee1, 03-16-2015 03:57 AM
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03-17-2015 09:02 AM

Online Professionals Rattled by "Cheap" Training Method

Online Professionals Rattled by "Cheap" Training Method

Started by spoonitnow, 03-06-2015 08:23 AM
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03-15-2015 09:50 PM

So many bets, so little reads.

Bovada Hand #3018568233 TBL#9391946 HOLDEM No Limit - 2015-03-05 16:15:53 Seat 1: UTG ($10.93 in chips) Seat 2: UTG+1 ($10.15 in chips) Seat 3:...

Started by Forefront, 03-09-2015 01:10 PM
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03-12-2015 11:19 AM

The Lazy Poker Player's Way to Beat Procrastination

A lot of people have trouble with procrastination, and as much as we like to talk about eliminating our leaks at the poker table, the biggest actual...

Started by spoonitnow, 02-28-2015 10:10 AM
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03-06-2015 02:39 AM

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 03:15 AM
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03-03-2015 10:35 PM

Folding OTF examples

Played 736 hands yesterday and folded the flop 35 times. I understand that this can happen but just want to throw some examples in here to see if you...

Started by DJAbacus, 03-02-2015 05:21 AM
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03-02-2015 07:17 AM

Give Me Three Minutes and I'll Make You a Better Bluffer

Give Me Three Minutes and I'll Make You a Better Bluffer

Started by spoonitnow, 02-26-2015 02:30 PM
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02-27-2015 10:22 AM

Cbetting the flop, Fold equity and hand equity etc

I understand that if we cbet 50% pot OTF then we need a Villain to fold more than 33% of the time for it to be +EV. I understand that when...

Started by DJAbacus, 02-25-2015 05:08 AM
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02-26-2015 12:09 PM

Setting up Bovada hud

So I've been doin' this here internet poker thing, but I see people with shiny heads up displays, and I'm an old man now, and want to know how that's...

Started by euphoricism, 02-15-2015 11:40 PM
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02-25-2015 05:36 AM

How to Connect to the FTR Poker Chat Room (With No Downloads)

A group of players, both new and experienced, chat in the FTR Poker Chat Room regularly during the day. We would love to have you there! Here's a...

Started by spoonitnow, 03-05-2013 01:59 PM
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02-23-2015 02:43 PM

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 08:40 PM
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02-17-2015 10:11 PM

Defending from the Blinds

It's come to my attention that I need to defend more from the blinds. My Fold BB to BTN steal is a whopping 83%, mainly because I'm very conscious...

Started by DJAbacus, 02-13-2015 08:24 AM
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02-16-2015 10:26 PM

some EV calc. help. Mojo?

I just need to make sure im doing this right. I want to find out EV of a 4bet shove preflop with a specific hand. Pocket Tens UTG for this...

Started by acg123, 02-08-2015 10:13 AM
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02-16-2015 05:14 PM

Something I have always wondered about Pocket Pairs

Ever since I started playing poker online I noticed that when you hold a pocket pair, most of the time other people at the table will be holding...

Started by MrFerguson91, 02-15-2015 09:56 AM
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02-16-2015 05:17 AM

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, 01-27-2015 06:33 PM
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02-16-2015 03:54 AM

Back in Black... and hungry for hands

Hey guys, Been a LONG time since I posted here but I am looking to get back in the poker mindset. For those of you who know me. What up! For those...

Started by Donachello, 01-29-2015 04:10 PM
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02-12-2015 02:52 PM

Probability (%) to Odds to Pot Fraction in Holdem

—The Probability (%) to Odds (/1) to Pot Fraction Chart— /Users/jackiefinlay/Desktop/icons launch/Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 08.20.40.png ...

Started by pingu550, 02-11-2015 07:48 AM
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02-11-2015 01:13 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, 01-27-2015 05:23 AM
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02-02-2015 05:10 PM

Some EV Calculations OTR

I'm IP. Villain Checks. I believe Villain will call any reasonable bet OTR. $1 in the pot OTR 1) We have 30% equity I bet 50c, Villain...

Started by DJAbacus, 01-31-2015 05:30 AM
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02-01-2015 04:09 AM

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 05:45 PM
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01-28-2015 09:35 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 09:29 AM
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01-27-2015 08:03 PM

Curious

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 07:52 AM
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01-26-2015 03:44 PM

How does this thing work?

I never received ftr points for joining.

Started by carbo22, 01-12-2015 10:15 PM
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01-26-2015 08:04 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 10:58 PM
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01-25-2015 11:59 PM

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 06:55 AM
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01-23-2015 08:02 AM

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 05:16 AM
Replies: 9 Views: 1,842
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01-10-2015 11:36 PM

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 03:00 AM
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01-10-2015 01:04 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 11:33 AM
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01-10-2015 11:33 AM

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 11:36 AM
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01-09-2015 12:42 PM

Question

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 01:20 PM
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01-04-2015 11:54 AM

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 06:35 PM
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01-02-2015 06:15 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 11:33 AM
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12-31-2014 09:49 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 07:36 PM
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12-29-2014 09:40 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 08:55 AM
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12-29-2014 12:39 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 04:06 PM
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12-28-2014 11:53 PM

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