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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: 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

dafaq

LOL @ title $5 zone on bovada. hand 1 hero is MP with :ac: :ks: with $7.45 and opens to .15 SB calls everyone else folds(ed) pot is .35 flop...

Started by acg123, Yesterday 06:37 PM
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Yesterday 06:37 PM

$5 zone AA multiway 100bbs

zone on bovada. hero is UTG with As Ah and opens .15 2 folds, BTN calls, BB calls pot is .47 flop is 9s Jd Js BB checks, hero bets .30 BTN...

Started by acg123, 11-24-2014 09:54 PM
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Yesterday 01:17 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

288BBs deep eff. $5 6max Zone

a hand from Zone play on bovada. if you don't know its all random with no names, tags, notes or anything like that. $5NL 6max Zone UTG $3.38...

Started by acg123, 11-24-2014 12:43 AM
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11-24-2014 09:50 PM

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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11-23-2014 07:09 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

Moved: KK sqz pot river

Started by hobo, 11-17-2014 02:17 PM
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11-17-2014 02:17 PM

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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11-14-2014 06:02 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

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
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11-13-2014 12:13 AM

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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11-08-2014 03:42 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

Bluffing players with low VPIP and PFR stats?

How does this work for you? I have learned over the past couple of days how important these two stats are, and when playing against someone with...

Started by GreatLeslie, 11-01-2014 09:24 AM
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11-01-2014 01:53 PM

I struggle to make sensible pre-flop decisions

First off, I'm new here and look forward to spending more time on this forum as my poker skills increase. I have played poker for many years, but...

Started by GreatLeslie, 10-29-2014 09:25 AM
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10-31-2014 11:49 AM

Hands or pot odds

I know how to work out the odds of my hands what odds do i fold or what odds do i need to call please also do i need both of my hole cards or just...

Started by Fatboy, 10-20-2014 07:53 AM
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10-22-2014 02:41 AM

Is it me... or is there a new trend??

Okay... so for the past few months I have started to see this trend more and more. Whether it be live or online.... cash or tourney.... It seems...

Started by 2311jondoe, 08-03-2014 12:15 AM
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10-18-2014 06:42 PM

Statistic Tracker !!!!

Why do players need to see the way others play or what are they're stats is....Coz for me i believe in myself on how i play and not depending on...

Started by leosam18, 10-15-2014 10:31 AM
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10-16-2014 08:00 AM

The Primary Players’ Strategies

As a primary player, we can only play these cards: AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT, 99, 88, 77, AK, AQ! First of all, we need to know that play cards do not...

Started by jayjoe, 10-15-2014 12:39 AM
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10-15-2014 05:50 AM

Hud for micros

whats is the best hud for micro stakes in your opinion? (nl2-10). i trying to make an optimal hud, something not to complex but i want it to also...

Started by Xander, 09-21-2014 06:21 AM
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10-14-2014 09:10 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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10-14-2014 12:57 PM

[**** Poker] All-in Exclusive Strategy

Firstly, don't just get the all-in when you get nuts. A nut is the card type can combine the community cards into the biggest type, if the community...

Started by jayjoe, 10-13-2014 04:46 AM
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10-13-2014 09:23 AM

Question NEEDED: Post Nominations for a New BC Sticky

Hey guys, I'm looking to make a new Beginners Circle digest sticky. While the SSNL digest sticky is pretty good in terms of depth, I think it's a...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-12-2014 03:41 PM
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10-10-2014 06:03 PM

Hello FTR

I wanted to say Hello to FTR. I have peeked in here I do not know how many times in the last few years and never even noticed a forum. Let's just...

Started by Breezy, 09-27-2014 09:20 PM
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10-09-2014 06:05 AM

Video Free eBook Download: How to Really Suck at Poker

According to this thread, I've recently been tricked into taking over as the moderator for some of the micro stakes/small stakes/new people. Along...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-09-2014 06:49 PM
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10-06-2014 01:13 PM

new

Hello all, my name is Seth and I live in FLorida, I am new to the whole forum concept. looking to meet new people. Good luck all... Today is football...

Started by nygmen2007, 09-21-2014 01:55 PM
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10-06-2014 10:59 AM

Video [BC Exclusive] A Beginners Guide to Adjusting to Multiway Pots

My strategy column for this week covers a handful of spots that come up in multiway pots and what to think about when you're playing them. We put so...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-27-2014 11:23 PM
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09-28-2014 12:06 PM

Question Your Competition Hopes That You Don't Know These Six Poker Tricks

Your Competition Hopes That You Don't Know These Six Poker Tricks Summary: The six most common things that we see people do wrong in poker when...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-20-2014 10:52 PM
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09-27-2014 01:25 PM

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

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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09-25-2014 04:54 PM

Event [Free] Beginners Circle Coaching Competition

You can get two hours of free coaching with an FTR Pro just by posting here on FTR. Here's what you need to do to enter: 1. Be a newcomer to FTR...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-14-2014 07:28 PM
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09-20-2014 09:51 PM

Event The Playability of No-Limit Hold'em Hands

We don't really seem to have a basic post anywhere about starting hand playability, so I'm going to cover the basics. Playability helps us to...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-16-2014 02:50 PM
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09-18-2014 09:46 PM

10k Hands Update

Sorta.... While I have 10,100 hands played, I have played them at several different stakes with varying numbers of players. Here's the overall...

Started by ledfut, 09-07-2014 10:16 PM
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09-18-2014 04:28 PM

small blind raise attempt denied

I was playing $1/$2 nl at Stones today and the small blind tossed in a $5 chip to raise to $6 after a limper had joined the pot. The dealer said...

Started by Eric, 09-12-2014 05:44 PM
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09-17-2014 03:13 AM

new limit ev chart

We added a new limit ev chart. Here is the chart itself: http://www.flopturnriver.com/poker-charts/button-limit-holdem-ev.jpg The chart is also...

Started by Eric, 09-09-2014 06:40 PM
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09-15-2014 06:22 PM

Thumbs up [Help Me Test This] Hand History Review Script

Hey guys and girls. I'd like to have the ability to do hand history analysis sessions where everybody contributes their thoughts on a hand history...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-11-2014 11:41 AM
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09-12-2014 01:30 AM

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