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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

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 04:13 AM
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07-23-2015 08:59 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 04:38 PM
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07-22-2015 12:58 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 04:16 AM
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07-19-2015 12:42 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 12:58 PM
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07-16-2015 02:28 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 02:30 PM
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07-10-2015 03:39 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 07:18 AM
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07-05-2015 04:38 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 03:00 PM
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07-02-2015 03:00 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 09:07 PM
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06-29-2015 08:43 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 01:11 PM
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06-18-2015 10:27 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 05:49 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 2,811
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06-15-2015 01:47 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 06:46 PM
Replies: 58 Views: 6,245
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06-12-2015 07:18 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 06:34 PM
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06-07-2015 12:14 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 10:10 PM
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06-07-2015 12:13 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 09:47 AM
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06-06-2015 09:47 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 10:40 PM
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06-04-2015 08:17 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 04:40 PM
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05-29-2015 11:27 AM

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 10:29 PM
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05-24-2015 11:56 AM

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

Keep reading:

Started by spoonitnow, 10-26-2013 03:38 PM
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05-22-2015 03:39 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 05:51 AM
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05-22-2015 01:13 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 05:44 PM
Replies: 11 Views: 1,218
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05-20-2015 08:46 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 04:19 PM
Replies: 69 Views: 8,966
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05-15-2015 03:22 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 12:44 PM
Replies: 13 Views: 931
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04-26-2015 04:04 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 10:46 PM
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04-24-2015 06:28 AM

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

Click here to continue reading...

Started by spoonitnow, 04-04-2015 07:59 PM
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04-10-2015 11:55 PM

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 04:41 AM
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04-05-2015 06:32 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 07:33 PM
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04-04-2015 07:58 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 11:29 AM
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04-03-2015 02:02 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 05:45 PM
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03-31-2015 06:14 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 09:51 AM
Replies: 8 Views: 937
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03-31-2015 03:46 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 02:54 PM
Replies: 14 Views: 1,519
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03-31-2015 05:16 AM

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

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
Replies: 41 Views: 3,292
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03-19-2015 10:32 AM

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
Replies: 3 Views: 1,197
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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
Replies: 13 Views: 2,165
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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

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
Replies: 18 Views: 1,467
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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
Replies: 18 Views: 3,133
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02-25-2015 05:36 AM

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