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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: 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

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

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

[**** 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


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

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: 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

Looking for Active Poker Strategy Forum Moderators

Hello everyone, I am currently in the process of assigning new moderators to our various poker forums. These positions are reserved for those...

Started by dhubermex, 09-08-2014 04:47 PM
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09-12-2014 01:20 AM

Event [spoonitnow strategy] No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Strategy (Part 4): Pre-Draw Overview

Continue Reading:

Started by spoonitnow, 09-06-2014 12:17 PM
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09-11-2014 03:50 AM

How Should I Approach This? (BR management and game type)

As a New Jersey resident, I play on a regulated site. The disadvantage of this is the lack of action. I'm currently playing $2NL and my roll is large...

Started by ledfut, 08-21-2014 11:46 PM
Replies: 15 Views: 1,683
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09-04-2014 10:26 AM

what is the best hand you have fold?

four-of-a-kind aces i got two aces and checked. i really don't raise during pre-flop. one A shows up during flop so i raised. another A shows up...

Started by jmchezka, 07-18-2014 05:10 AM
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09-02-2014 12:40 PM

FTP Jackpot SNG: Go on or not ?

Hi everyone, I've been playing poker for a while, not so long with the firm intention of getting better and being a winning player (2-3 weeks). I...

Started by Arksos, 08-09-2014 09:22 PM
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08-30-2014 07:01 AM

Back after a bit

It's been quite a while... and I've discovered finding places to play in NA now sucks b-lls.:shock: Prolly nobody here remember me, but lookin...

Started by sarbox68, 08-11-2014 03:24 AM
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08-29-2014 05:01 PM

stars ftr250$ added is today

as title ftr250$ added is on today and not on the 30th . tourney is in the lobby and password works as i have registered.

Started by Keith, 08-28-2014 11:46 AM
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08-28-2014 04:46 PM

Help with playing

Can someone please help. I think that my account is supposed to be credited with 3000 FTR Points. 1000 for a new sign up, 1000 for my first post...

Started by VegasMocha, 08-27-2014 04:33 PM
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08-28-2014 11:24 AM

[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 05:47 PM
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08-26-2014 05:47 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, 07-26-2014 12:20 AM
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08-26-2014 12:43 AM

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 03:27 PM
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08-25-2014 09:07 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 10:53 AM
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08-21-2014 10:53 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 07:16 PM
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08-14-2014 10:53 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 11:24 AM
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08-11-2014 11:24 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 05:38 PM
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08-06-2014 05:49 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 05:18 PM
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08-06-2014 05:18 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 03:26 AM
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08-06-2014 12:16 PM



Started by keyanaut, 08-05-2014 02:13 AM
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08-05-2014 02:54 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 05:50 AM
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08-04-2014 09:52 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 04:48 PM
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08-03-2014 01:21 AM


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

Started by odell25, 07-30-2014 05:21 PM
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07-30-2014 08:14 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 11:38 AM
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07-27-2014 12:25 PM

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 02:31 PM
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07-25-2014 05:37 PM

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