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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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10-25-2016 07:15 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 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

Leak Finder NL 2 Zoom 2015

Hey Guys! I'm really trying to improve over the last few weeks but results keep getting worse and I'm not sure what to concentrate my learning on....

Started by ErnieohneBert, 09-30-2015 05:28 AM
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10-01-2015 06:47 PM

What's the hardest things about learning ranges?

Hey guys. What are the hardest things about learning to work with ranges? I'm going to use the answers in future strategy articles here on FTR....

Started by spoonitnow, 05-15-2015 02:34 PM
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09-30-2015 08:56 PM

Video NLHE Foundations #07: Putting Opponents on Flop Ranges (Part 1)

I got your PMs of you wanting more from this series. The pre-flop stuff we did before is really the preparation for this lesson and the next two...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-30-2015 01:41 PM
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09-29-2015 12:30 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #04: Pre-Flop Ranges (Part 1)

This is the thread for part 4 of the NLHE Foundations Course. In this lesson, we start to get into what everyone has been asking about: Putting...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-08-2015 07:59 AM
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09-28-2015 02:00 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #02: Hand Analysis

This is the thread for the hand analysis exercise listed as a part of the second lesson in the NLHE Foundations Course. If you're interested in this...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-21-2015 08:09 AM
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09-28-2015 01:59 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #03: Finding a Calling Range

This is the thread for NLHE Foundations #03: Calling to Close the Action in No-Limit Hold’em. There's an exercise at the bottom of that posting, and...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-26-2015 01:04 PM
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09-28-2015 08:42 AM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #01: Exercises

The first lesson in the NLHE Foundations Course has been posted at this link. Please post the answers to your exercises in this thread. Also, post...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-17-2015 05:11 PM
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09-28-2015 05:52 AM

Arrow BC General Chat Thread

Hey all of you guys who have joined my NLHE Foundations Course. This is the new general chat thread for the BC regulars like yourselves. I propose...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-05-2015 12:03 PM
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09-16-2015 05:01 PM


Question, I have been a live poker since the late 60's. I just started to play online poker about a month ago. Are all sites awful? Just a few...

Started by aceyducey, 09-12-2015 07:05 AM
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09-13-2015 08:18 PM

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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09-08-2015 11:27 AM

Lightbulb Mini Lessons Thread

The free NLHE Foundations Course has gotten pretty popular, but I realize that it's not for everybody. Not everyone wants to put in a lot of work at...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-13-2015 04:36 PM
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09-08-2015 08:50 AM

August 2015 - Leak finder

OK so posting graph and stats for August 2015. Hoping to find some leaks. Graph Stats

Started by Cobra_1878, 09-02-2015 01:22 PM
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09-08-2015 08:36 AM

WCOOP streaming live on Twitch

Watch solid players streaming pokerstars live (well, short delay) throughout the WCOOP. Jason Somerville: ...

Started by MadMojoMonkey, 09-07-2015 08:47 PM
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09-07-2015 09:10 PM

Lightbulb [spoonitnow strategy] Developing a Feel for Equities in NLH Pt 1: Draws in Your Range

Continue Reading:

Started by spoonitnow, 10-05-2013 05:41 PM
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09-02-2015 10:15 PM

Downswing or just can't play poker, the way it's making me feel anyway.

I struggle to see where I am going wrong with this it seems to be the biggest losing streak I have went through. It makes me question whether I am...

Started by MrFerguson91, 09-02-2015 12:07 PM
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09-02-2015 07:10 PM

Poker Tracker

I've been away for a week or so whilst I await Poker Tracker and now it;s arrived i need some quick help. I know you can run all manner of...

Started by D.O.A, 08-27-2015 11:55 AM
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08-29-2015 02:52 AM

Variance This Weekend

Just wanted to drop in a graph for new players to show them just how turbulent results can be in the short term and reinforce how important proper...

Started by The Bean Counter, 08-23-2015 06:37 PM
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08-25-2015 06:48 AM

Best and safest Online Poker site.

Hi: I am an American living in Virginia. I am trying to get started playing Online Poker (not Video Poker), but I cannot find a reliable, top-notch...

Started by Timberfan, 08-12-2015 06:03 PM
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08-24-2015 05:12 PM

Bet sizing to break even when stealing from the btn

I know that as a general rule of thumb the tighter your two villains in the blinds are, the more widely you should steal from the button. What I'm a...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-05-2015 03:01 PM
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08-21-2015 10:07 PM

Party Poker and other questions

Friends, Romans, Gentlemen, Lend me your aces. I am about to immerse myself seriously into the murky waters of microstakes and have a few...

Started by D.O.A, 08-13-2015 04:41 PM
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08-20-2015 06:55 PM

texas holdem and plo game

i think today texas holdem and plo is most entertainy and playing game form of poker

Started by nobleaces, 08-20-2015 06:57 AM
online poker india, play poker game
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08-20-2015 10:19 AM

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 09:14 PM
Replies: 15 Views: 2,514
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08-19-2015 01:38 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 12:45 AM
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08-18-2015 08:16 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 05:22 AM
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08-18-2015 01:56 PM

open face points

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

Started by Tasty, 08-12-2015 02:27 AM
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08-12-2015 01:44 PM

how to win at this game?

playing it but not making money what is wrong?

Started by goopxx, 08-12-2015 06:31 AM
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08-12-2015 07:50 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 03:31 PM
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08-11-2015 03:36 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 06:27 AM
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08-11-2015 06:27 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 05:45 PM
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08-03-2015 06:53 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 06:33 AM
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08-03-2015 06:45 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 11:03 AM
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07-26-2015 04:35 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 04:13 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 1,059
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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
Replies: 13 Views: 4,604
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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
Replies: 6 Views: 1,290
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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
Replies: 9 Views: 2,357
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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
Replies: 14 Views: 2,387
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06-18-2015 10:27 AM

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