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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

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

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 09:16 AM
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12-28-2014 11:41 PM


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 05:31 AM
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12-25-2014 10:34 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 09:28 PM
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12-21-2014 10:28 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 06:40 PM
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12-12-2014 06:40 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 04:49 AM
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12-10-2014 12:26 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, 12-03-2014 11:52 PM
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12-03-2014 11:52 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 03:50 PM
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12-03-2014 06:45 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 04:40 AM
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12-01-2014 07:56 AM

Good Bonus Codes to start

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

Started by Julian, 11-12-2014 06:18 PM
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12-01-2014 07:12 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 05:21 PM
american, asian, game, poker
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11-30-2014 01:49 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, 10-23-2014 11:33 PM
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11-24-2014 09:09 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 07:09 PM
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11-22-2014 05:51 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 02:07 AM
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11-13-2014 07:10 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 02:16 PM
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11-07-2014 05:45 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 03:36 PM
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11-06-2014 07:03 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 01:04 AM
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11-05-2014 08:07 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 10:58 PM
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11-05-2014 06:59 PM

Describe poker in one word

In one word, describe poker as a whole.

Started by jmchezka, 09-04-2014 02:23 AM
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11-04-2014 04:33 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, 11-01-2014 11:25 PM
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11-01-2014 11:25 PM

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 08:24 AM
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11-01-2014 12:53 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 08:25 AM
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10-31-2014 10:49 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 06:53 AM
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10-22-2014 01:41 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, 08-02-2014 11:15 PM
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10-18-2014 05:42 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 09:31 AM
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10-16-2014 07:00 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, 10-14-2014 11:39 PM
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10-15-2014 04:50 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 05:21 AM
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10-14-2014 08:10 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 03:46 AM
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10-13-2014 08:23 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 02:41 PM
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10-10-2014 05:03 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 08:20 PM
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10-09-2014 05:05 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 05:49 PM
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10-06-2014 12:13 PM


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 12:55 PM
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10-06-2014 09:59 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 10:23 PM
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09-28-2014 11:06 AM

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 09:52 PM
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09-27-2014 12:25 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 06:28 PM
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09-20-2014 08:51 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 01:50 PM
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09-18-2014 08:46 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 09:16 PM
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09-18-2014 03:28 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 04:44 PM
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09-17-2014 02:13 AM

new limit ev chart

We added a new limit ev chart. Here is the chart itself: The chart is also...

Started by Eric, 09-09-2014 05:40 PM
Replies: 4 Views: 1,548
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09-15-2014 05:22 PM

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