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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: 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

[spoonitnow strategy] No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Strategy (Part 3): Draw Combos

So I'm not going to lie: The math behind this gets pretty hairy. Thankfully I'm a wizard and greatly simplified it to a single shortcut. Keep...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-26-2014 04:47 PM
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08-26-2014 04:47 PM

Submit Questions for Mike "Timex" McDonald Interview

I'm happy to announce that Mike "Timex" McDonald has agreed to do a telephone interview on Thursday, August 7th, to answer questions from...

Started by dhubermex, 07-25-2014 11:20 PM
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08-25-2014 11:43 PM

Video Team Spoon: Join Now

My First Problem: I'm Getting Back Into Poker I was inspired by this fairly recent thread which listed a number of options for players from the...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-25-2014 02:27 PM
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08-25-2014 08:07 PM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Strategy (Part 2): Pat Hand Combos

The key to pat hand combinations is the series of numbers 1-4-10-20-35-76. Do you know why? Find out here:...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-21-2014 09:53 AM
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08-21-2014 09:53 AM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Strategy (Part 1): The Basics

If you want to learn a game where you can pick people apart left and right who have absolutely no clue what is going on while simultaneously learning...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-13-2014 06:16 PM
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08-14-2014 09:53 AM

Cool spoonitnow on: Fold Equity

In this edition of "spoonitnow on," we look at an alternative explanation of fold equity. <@spoonitnow> i feel very strongly about "fold...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-11-2014 10:24 AM
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08-11-2014 10:24 AM

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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08-07-2014 11:05 AM

Poker Usernames or Nicknames

I'm full of questions. Is there a place to put in my poker names? Or when I get to that point do you just get the pass words to events from here.

Started by PapaC, 08-06-2014 04:38 PM
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08-06-2014 04:49 PM

My profile

I'm not sure how it all works around here, but is there a place to put my personal details. Or does that come after I make so many posts?

Started by PapaC, 08-06-2014 04:18 PM
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08-06-2014 04:18 PM

Why is K8 nicknamed Kokomo?

I've tried to google it, and found no answer. I'm wondering if any of you guys happen to know the answer.

Started by GrayFoxxxx, 08-06-2014 02:26 AM
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08-06-2014 11:16 AM



Started by keyanaut, 08-05-2014 01:13 AM
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08-05-2014 01:54 AM

Starting off, Go to the right resource

When I started poker a few years back, I wish I could have learned everything that I know now. The most important thing on starting is to always try...

Started by Zayzoo, 08-01-2014 04:50 AM
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08-04-2014 08:52 PM

Event Using Game Theory in SNG Tournaments (Part 3): Semi-Bluff Analysis

Moving right along with our study of game theory in the SNG environment, we’re going to be looking at some bluffing and semi-bluffing scenarios this...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-02-2014 03:48 PM
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08-03-2014 12:21 AM


does anyone kno the Americas card room freeroll password? would like to play in it

Started by odell25, 07-30-2014 04:21 PM
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07-30-2014 07:14 PM

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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07-29-2014 04:59 PM

Video Attention Newbies and Lurkers: FREE Coaching

Attention Newbies I'm offering free coaching to give you the basics of winning at low stakes poker. This coaching will happen in one-on-one...

Started by spoonitnow, 05-30-2014 10:38 AM
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07-27-2014 11:25 AM

Angry your hand replayer does not work

Your hand replayer animation does not work, i am trying to post a hand i played on full tilt in a pokerstars forum. I have ticked the "show...

Started by james, 07-23-2014 01:31 PM
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07-25-2014 04:37 PM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] Want to Learn Short Stack Poker? Start Here (SNG Series Part 2)

After I finished this, I realized that it was probably a good introduction to short-stack, heads-up play and short-stack play in general from a...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-23-2014 10:15 PM
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07-23-2014 10:15 PM

No Limit Poker Texas Holdem?

Can some good poker players give me some tips and advice for winning more on zynga poker?

Started by oliviaavaxj, 03-22-2014 10:45 AM
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07-18-2014 09:26 AM


It folds to a 22/19 with a 35% ats. Villain opens for 3bb, SB folds, and the action's on Heroin the BB. How would you play your range here? My...

Started by seven-deuce, 07-15-2014 05:38 PM
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07-18-2014 08:47 AM

[2NL-5NL] Playing mid pocket pairs out of position

Hey, I am wondering what the consensus is about playing hands like 77-99 UTG and UTG+1 at 2NL and 5NL, particularly in 6max. I hate opening (I will...

Started by B-squared, 07-15-2014 03:01 AM
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07-16-2014 04:06 PM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] Awesome Super Cool Kid SNG Series (Part 1)

I need some feedback for this one. Get to reading:...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-14-2014 09:52 PM
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07-16-2014 09:35 AM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] Simple 3-Bet Bluffing for Not-So-Advanced Players

Get in on the action and ramp up your game one step at a time: ...

Started by spoonitnow, 02-15-2014 12:31 PM
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07-15-2014 03:11 PM

Does 2nl really matter?

Hello everyone, I have a question about limits and moving up in limits. I started with a small bankroll of 100$, played 5nl for few k hand and have a...

Started by FireAce51, 07-10-2014 09:33 PM
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07-12-2014 05:54 AM

Feedback on Who The Community Would Like to Interview...

Hi guys, I'd like to start uploading audio interviews (5-10 minute clips) of well-known poker pros in a format where we ask questions posted...

Started by dhubermex, 07-08-2014 02:22 PM
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07-11-2014 05:13 PM

New to online poker

Hi guys. I know it states there are no questions that are stupid on here however. I don't understand the plays I make sometimes that don't work for...

Started by Flopped71, 07-04-2014 11:46 PM
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07-10-2014 01:22 PM

12am-4am EST - - - AKA The OFC Thread

Hey. I'm around during this time 4-5 nights a week and games are pretty much dead. So I decided to make a thread (and a rhyme, a thank you) I will...

Started by Micro2Macro, 07-10-2014 12:30 AM
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07-10-2014 10:41 AM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] Practical Game Theory in Poker (Part 2): Pre-flop Ideas

Get to reading:

Started by spoonitnow, 07-08-2014 06:34 PM
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07-08-2014 06:34 PM

Canadian friendly e-wallet?

Friends. What are we hosers using after moneybookers cut us off?

Started by d0zer, 07-05-2014 06:15 PM
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07-05-2014 06:15 PM

Weak Tight won't convert my handsor ftr

so yesterday i was talking w/ renton about a hand i posted on weak tight with no probs, now when i try and do so through hem2 , i just says error(1),...

Started by WeldPhaser, 06-29-2014 10:53 AM
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07-05-2014 07:04 AM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] Practical Game Theory in Poker (Part 1): Attack and Defense

Find real weaknesses in your opponents* and learn to attack them without exposing yourself to counters. * Now with special sauce. Keep reading:...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-03-2014 04:53 PM
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07-04-2014 11:27 PM

KK oop v utg , my analysist

Table Dynamics read: The Btn liked to be in every pot and would see through to the river with 73 on a J7x flop against aggression, he was being...

Started by celtic123, 11-09-2012 07:31 AM
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07-01-2014 02:17 PM

Video It's Coming...

The Spirit of an Age "It is said that what is called the Spirit of an Age is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually...

Started by spoonitnow, 05-08-2014 08:41 AM
Replies: 51 Views: 7,709
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06-28-2014 12:35 AM

Video The [spoonitnow strategy] Back to Basics Series

I have a weekly strategy column here at FlopTurnRiver. It covers a wide range of topics, and you can check out the entire history of the series at...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-24-2014 06:03 PM
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06-26-2014 04:23 PM

Unhappy Full Tilt Deposit

Quick question.. I created a new account at Full Tilt tonight and deposited some $$. The deposit went through but security locked my account...

Started by wheelsrob, 06-19-2014 03:38 AM
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06-26-2014 07:05 AM

Lightbulb BC Exclusive (Volume 2): Blind Stealing

Hey everybody, The BC Exclusive series is here to give a quick-and-dirty introduction to some of the more aggressive tactics used in today's...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-13-2014 11:14 AM
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06-22-2014 04:24 PM

Arrow Beginner's Circle June General Chat Thread

What's up guys? :D I know a lot of you newer cats don't really know anybody here or aren't sure where to start, so I'm going to try to get you...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-04-2014 09:31 AM
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06-20-2014 05:51 PM

Check my math!

Hey, I was hoping some more experienced players could give me some feedback on this exercise spoony gave me: Here is the scenario: Hero raises...

Started by B-squared, 06-15-2014 10:56 PM
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06-18-2014 10:43 AM

To fold or not to fold

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (5 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from Literally...

Started by B-squared, 06-16-2014 02:13 AM
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06-16-2014 10:59 PM

Question 3 Easy Steps to Better Poker Results

I've been helping people with poker for several years, and after trying a lot of different things with hundreds of people, I've found that there are...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-15-2014 11:13 AM
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06-15-2014 11:13 AM

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