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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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10-27-2015 11:39 AM

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

Help im not as good as i thought!

hi, i have been playing llive and on line a lot over the last three years...the problem is my bankroll doesnt seem to grow...infact over the last six...

Started by mrfreeeeeze, 06-28-2010 10:14 PM
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08-19-2015 02:38 PM

difference between merging and balancing

I've come across these terms "merging" and "balancing" a bunch lately, and I'm not quite sure I understand the actual difference between the two,...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-14-2015 01:45 AM
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08-18-2015 09:16 PM

does reverse float = donk?

I've seen the term "reverse float" used a few places online (not in this forum, and it's not in the FTR glossary), but I can't quite tell if it's the...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-18-2015 06:22 AM
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08-18-2015 02:56 PM

open face points

didnt get my 1k points for registering account. anyone know why?

Started by Tasty, 08-12-2015 03:27 AM
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08-12-2015 02:44 PM

how to win at this game?

playing it but not making money what is wrong?

Started by goopxx, 08-12-2015 07:31 AM
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08-12-2015 08:50 AM

Bonus Question

Party Poker are offering rewards for completion of "missions". Playing $10 tables, if I first win a hand at showdown with Quads and then later with a...

Started by norman, 08-05-2015 04:31 PM
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08-11-2015 04:36 PM

Dan Harrington on Cash Games Vol 1

I ordered this book should be arriving shortly I am guessing a few on here have read it, any good?

Started by MrFerguson91, 08-11-2015 07:27 AM
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08-11-2015 07:27 AM

guidelines for postflop raise amounts

I know there is not single, one-size-fits-all answer to this, but I'm just looking for a very rough guideline because I'm realizing I've been all...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-17-2015 06:45 PM
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08-03-2015 07:53 AM

Poker and Macs

I'm getting a new setup here in a week that will be a customized mac with 3 monitors, mainly for my music production but I am going to use it for...

Started by MrFerguson91, 07-31-2015 07:33 AM
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08-03-2015 07:45 AM

TAG or TAGfish

Hey guys! After I have played exactly 20005 Hands (2 NL on pokerstars), I want to know if I am a TAG or a TAGfish. To be honest, I feel like I...

Started by Pursu7it, 07-26-2015 12:03 PM
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07-26-2015 05:35 PM

6 max open ranges

Hi everyone i've been trying to work on some basic 6 max hand open ranges and came up with the following , is there any adjustments anyone would make...

Started by AceVentura, 07-22-2015 05:13 AM
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07-23-2015 09:59 AM

new/recent book recommendation for NLHE cash games

It's been several years since I've played poker online. I was never all that good -- pretty much breakeven at micro & low limits. But I've gotten...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-18-2015 05:38 PM
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07-22-2015 01:58 AM

Sklansky Dollars vs All-In EV

I just came across the term "Sklansky Dollars" (or "Sklansky Bucks") here at and a couple of other places online. I'm not positive,...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-17-2015 05:16 AM
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07-19-2015 01:42 AM

Poker Superstition

I am asking out of curiosity only. I am not saying I believe or disbelieve, but I am curious. Has anyone ever heard of a poker superstition that...

Started by FlushhDraw, 07-11-2015 01:58 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 542
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07-16-2015 03:28 PM

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 03:30 PM
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07-10-2015 04:39 AM

Video [FREE] Sample of NLHE Foundations Course: Starting Hand Value

Hey everybody, Because I'm currently taking sign-ups for my Free No-Limit Hold'em Foundations Course, I thought I'd give you guys an idea of the...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-08-2015 08:18 AM
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07-05-2015 05:38 PM

Watch WSOP 2015 online

This is pretty late notice, but I only stumbled into it recently. WSOP is streaming final tables at this link. At the final table of the $1,500...

Started by MadMojoMonkey, 07-02-2015 04:00 PM
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07-02-2015 04:00 PM

Tell Your Tilt Story (Read About the Time I Threw Up...)

Back in 2005, I was playing 25nl with my $80 bankroll (brilliant idea), and managed to run my stack up to about $50. Another guy who had me covered...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-03-2015 10:07 PM
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06-29-2015 09:43 AM

general poker thoughts

I wanted to share some poker thoughts that have helped me over the years. These are in no particular order. This is a partial list. 1. Have the...

Started by Eric, 05-27-2015 02:11 PM
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06-18-2015 11:27 AM

party poker new promo "dollar club"

So i just spent half an hour chatting to party support. They have an excellent new promotion called the "dollar club"... basically, you have to...

Started by langaan, 06-13-2015 06:49 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 2,899
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06-15-2015 02:47 PM

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 07:46 PM
Replies: 58 Views: 6,769
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06-12-2015 08:18 AM

Stupid question in "there are no stupid questions area". How do you win more flips?

I find myself getting to late stages of tournaments and seem to just be consistently losing flips when they matter the most (ie. either: becoming a...

Started by Weissr, 04-22-2015 07:34 PM
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06-07-2015 01:14 PM

What to spend fpps on?

I'm a silverstar at pokerstars. The 30K 100 fpp buy in and the satellites to the 100k monthly freeroll for goldstar (130 fpp) are the best options?

Started by matiusaa, 05-25-2015 11:10 PM
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06-07-2015 01:13 PM

Some Fun Examples of Blockers

The math of blockers is kind of straight-forward and boring. Instead of dwelling on that, I want to show some fun and practical examples of where...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-06-2015 10:47 AM
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06-06-2015 10:47 AM

Are you intimidated to talk with us about poker?

Anyone in this boat? I need you to post here and let me know. I'm looking to do something about it.

Started by spoonitnow, 06-03-2015 11:40 PM
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06-04-2015 09:17 AM

Question about the bet slider and buttons on Pokerstars

About the buttons on the betting tool on PS where it says, min, 3 BB, Pot, Max just above the slider Watching a few streams on twitch and I have...

Started by MrFerguson91, 05-28-2015 05:40 PM
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05-29-2015 12:27 PM

How to go about finding coaching and stsking?

I recently got back into online poker after a long hiatus. I feel my game is pretty strong, but I know I have some leaks. However, I'm currently...

Started by Turbo4life, 05-21-2015 11:29 PM
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05-24-2015 12:56 PM

[spoonitnow strategy] Developing a Feel for Equities in NLHE Part 4: Turn Basics

Keep reading:

Started by spoonitnow, 10-26-2013 04:38 PM
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05-22-2015 04:39 PM

Working out ranges

OK, if I want to work out how often I should be defending my blinds against a button raise how do I go about it? Is it as simple as putting in a...

Started by Cobra_1878, 04-29-2015 06:51 AM
Replies: 23 Views: 2,160
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05-22-2015 02:13 PM

BTN ranges full ring

In 9max fr NL Hold-em would hands like K9s, Q8s always be playable from the BTN? If there were several people limped in behind, or if there was a...

Started by MrFerguson91, 04-01-2015 06:44 PM
Replies: 11 Views: 1,282
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05-20-2015 09:46 AM

6-Max Coaching up to 100NL from Grinderschool Instructor.

Hey guys. Since M2M is taking micro/low stakes guys for FR coaching right now, I thought I'd make a parallel thread doing the same for 6-max. A...

Started by Carroters, 10-10-2010 05:19 PM
Replies: 69 Views: 9,975
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05-15-2015 04:22 PM

Stack size question

If I sit with 100bb, and run it up to 200bb, should I move? Doesn't my stack size now make it more profitable for enemies to play small pairs and...

Started by Forefront, 04-22-2015 01:44 PM
Replies: 13 Views: 977
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04-26-2015 05:04 AM

What's a good win rate?

Hi all, I have the trial version of PT4. I thought I try it for free before I buy it and I'm trying to find some of my leaks. There is one...

Started by PJfan10, 04-20-2015 11:46 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 793
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04-24-2015 07:28 AM

Modern Blind Stealing in No-Limit Hold'em for 2015

Click here to continue reading...

Started by spoonitnow, 04-04-2015 08:59 PM
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04-11-2015 12:55 AM

Are You a Natural Born Poker Player?

So PokerStars launches Natural Born Poker Player. "Welcome to Natural Born Poker Player. Introducing a series of interactive games that test your...

Started by PokerChildKpo, 04-05-2015 05:41 AM
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04-05-2015 07:32 PM

AA in BB

Hi friends. What is the best way to play pocket aces in BB, in a full ring game when you don't know what kind of players you are playing against.?...

Started by vatopkr, 04-02-2015 08:33 PM
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04-04-2015 08:58 PM

New Hold-Em game advice

How is it goin guys? Do most people on this play cash and MTTs? Or would you play any other games? I am just playin some 6max turbo sit n gos...

Started by MrFerguson91, 03-31-2015 12:29 PM
Replies: 10 Views: 2,661
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04-03-2015 03:02 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 06:45 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 1,047
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03-31-2015 07:14 PM

The inadvertent slow roll

I was playing the $1/$2 tables this weekend and at a table with a few drinking novices, a few experienced players and a few inbetween. Basically a...

Started by Moxiepilot, 03-30-2015 10:51 AM
Replies: 8 Views: 1,016
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03-31-2015 04:46 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 03:54 PM
Replies: 14 Views: 1,696
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03-31-2015 06:16 AM

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