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Sticky Thread Sticky: Some thoughts on posting HU hand histories

Poker is a very interesting game where many different styles of play can result in a significant edge on your opponents. HU is especially cool...

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 08-12-2008 04:13 PM
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10-01-2014 01:28 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: READ BEFORE POSTING: Short-Handed NL Hold-em Forum

General Guidelines This forum is for all material that relates to (online) short handed no limit hold'em strategy between $50nl and $600nl. ...

Started by pocketfours, 03-25-2011 01:59 AM
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03-25-2011 01:59 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: SHNL & HU Digest

Here are links to the most helpful and popular articles written by our own forum members for players of short-handed NL hold'em. Articles ISF...

Started by Xianti, 08-29-2007 06:44 PM
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08-30-2010 12:09 AM

Moving from 100NL to 200NL

Ok, so I havent posted here in a long time. I posted a little bit a while ago when I was playing 10Nl and getting my feet wet in 6 max NL and way...

Started by kman, 07-13-2008 02:02 AM
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07-13-2008 02:46 AM

Slowplaying a big pair

I wanted to review this idea a little bit. I know in a tough game against smart regs, you'll want to occasionally limp a big pair for balance. ...

Started by dalecooper, 07-12-2008 10:23 AM
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07-13-2008 02:09 AM

2nd HU tourney for review

Again sorry for the no converter, ...

Started by mrhappy333, 07-12-2008 04:06 PM
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07-12-2008 09:34 PM

Good spot to c/r

Is this a good spot to c/r against a nitty TAG? If I evaluate his range right, hes got TT-AA, AK, AQ. Against that range I' nearly flipping ...

Started by freechus9, 07-12-2008 03:28 PM
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07-12-2008 07:48 PM

First HU tourney for review.

sorry I couldnt get the converter to work. how'd I do? :) Stage #1225606949 Tourney ID 1969173 Holdem Single Tournament No Limit $10 -...

Started by mrhappy333, 07-12-2008 03:47 PM
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07-12-2008 03:47 PM

5/10 - TT oop vs. reg - 150bb deep

Villain is a 19/15/3 regular who's been killing these games recently. We've played a fair amount together but haven't tangled much post-flop. I think...

Started by zook, 07-09-2008 02:29 PM
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07-12-2008 01:16 PM

3/6: Two pair HU deep

Villain seemed like a competent aggro oponent and was playing two tables. He was opening 70% of buttons and I never caught him out of line postflop....

Started by pocketfours, 07-07-2008 01:27 PM
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07-12-2008 01:07 PM

I lose lotsa money playing HU

Definitely not the first 3-bet from this villain, though his flop strength led me to believe he had something here...at least a pair. I've been my...

Started by d0zer, 05-10-2008 01:44 PM
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07-12-2008 11:17 AM

Spot that bothers me (5/10 HU)

I've been playing this guy for 20 hands, he's probably 3-bet me 4 times. This is the 5th time, first time i've called. The only hand that has...

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 07-07-2008 11:32 PM
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07-12-2008 11:14 AM

5/10 - KK vs. fish 200bb deep - worst turn card

Villain is running 44/13/1.6. Loose pre and on the flop, but folds a lot on the turn. Rarely 3bets. I've been hammering his open limps and have a...

Started by zook, 07-10-2008 03:31 PM
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07-12-2008 11:02 AM

wow... just... wow.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (5 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) MP ($7.90) Button...

Started by Ragnar4, 07-12-2008 12:40 AM
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07-12-2008 03:55 AM

Sick tough spot 200bb deep 200NL

There was a hand leading up to this one that made this decision so tough. My opponent is running 11/10/3 over a decent sample, I was running 22/18,...

Started by Marshall28, 07-10-2008 09:55 PM
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07-11-2008 09:55 PM

Feeling rusty and unsure about AA - 200NL

I have not been playing much lately and dropped down to 200nl for regain form. Opposition was playing 45/12/1 over 50 hands but didn't seem to get...

Started by silu73, 07-10-2008 04:39 PM
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07-11-2008 06:52 PM

ya?

BB is 25/20 PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) SB...

Started by lolzzz_321, 07-11-2008 08:16 AM
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07-11-2008 04:25 PM

25 NL: what do you think about playing...

KQ, KJ, QJ, AJ, AT in position vs 18% PFR's?

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-11-2008 12:33 AM
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07-11-2008 04:09 PM

QQ hand

Villain 17/12 and aggressive postflop. I figure I should probably have 4 bet that since I'm oop and about 40% of the time I'm not going to like...

Started by holdin2, 07-10-2008 11:08 PM
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07-11-2008 02:41 PM

100NL TPTK facing c/r flop and donklead turn on drawy board

Villain is over 122 hands 17/7/ 6.5 af came across pretty tight. Hand occured earlier. stats are from database after session. Looking back this would...

Started by BigPapi, 07-10-2008 04:37 PM
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07-11-2008 12:29 PM

Is this too nitty?

Opp was fairly standard TAG not overly quiet though. We hadn't really tangled yet before this pot. I didn't think he would play the naked ace of...

Started by Carroters, 07-10-2008 04:56 PM
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07-11-2008 10:22 AM

AJ vs a shorty

This is a situation I come across shorties pretty darn often. This time I have been sitting at the table for 2.5 revolutions. So I dont have much...

Started by Beck, 07-08-2008 08:54 AM
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07-11-2008 05:29 AM

How do I calculate my equity here? - 25NL

I have a general idea but would like to know how to get a more accurate answer myself. Villain is 28/13/1.05 3bet: 3% over 124 hands. ...

Started by Sup3rM4N, 07-10-2008 06:47 AM
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07-11-2008 01:22 AM

Huge PF pot...huge donk

UTG Villian is a donk-station who I've taken a couple buyins off of last weekend sitting to his left. He's 80/50/1.5 and will call down with TPbad...

Started by holdin2, 07-10-2008 09:49 PM
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07-10-2008 11:57 PM

Rate my bluff

$5/$10 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG pasajlic ($1045.50) UTG+1 Jibby147 ($569.80) CO Hero ($1282.75) BTN...

Started by Alexos, 07-09-2008 03:38 PM
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07-10-2008 10:13 PM

side note: rake back

i'm i pretty much fkked if i didn't sign up for rake back BEFORE registering at full tilt? if i sign up with a different username?

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-09-2008 07:53 PM
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07-10-2008 08:01 PM

Basic: Cbetting paired flop after light 3bet?

I came into this spot a few times today and never really paid attention that I'm not 100% confident how to handle the situation. It's a very basic...

Started by minSim, 07-08-2008 05:02 PM
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07-10-2008 05:03 PM

how do you like a rebluff here

assume standard tagish lagish images for both hero and villain hero calls a raise with XX either OOP or IP, doesn't matter. flop is XXX,...

Started by wufwugy, 07-09-2008 06:28 PM
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07-10-2008 04:56 PM

3-bet called, hit my weak Ace

Opponent stats over 200 hands: VP$IP: 17% PFR 14.5% Fold to 3-bet: 85% Fold to flop c-bet: 50% $1/$2 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 6 players...

Started by Fnord, 07-06-2008 06:35 AM
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07-10-2008 01:38 PM

2/4 HU: 4-bet pot, 400BB+ deep

Ok, so it's only 2/4, but stacks are 418BB deep, so I think this belongs in the HS forum. I don't have much experience playing this deep, but I don't...

Started by pocketfours, 07-08-2008 11:20 PM
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07-10-2008 01:08 PM

Bad Move?

Villain was very aggro and liked to steal blinds a lot and everyone had folded to his attempts prior. $0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem 6 players...

Started by kmind, 07-08-2008 05:17 PM
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07-10-2008 11:02 AM

3 barrel

Villian is 18/14/4 PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) ...

Started by lolzzz_321, 07-08-2008 06:43 PM
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07-10-2008 10:12 AM

Rivered trips 200bb deep and he bet/3bets!

Villain's name is appropriate, LAGGish and able to put moves preflop. We've been quite active this session, and we've exchanged a few buyins...

Started by Alexos, 07-08-2008 03:34 AM
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07-09-2008 11:44 PM

blind battle QJ

25NL. villain is 25/18/2.6 i'm thinking he likes his hand based on his turn bet size. it's either a strong draw or JT, KJ AJ, and possible...

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-09-2008 04:41 PM
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07-09-2008 11:13 PM

no value right: check it

he's 20/15/2 1200 hands. cold call 11%... pre flop re raise 2%... so i think over pair is played much faster. i don't even know why i'm...

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-09-2008 05:04 PM
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07-09-2008 06:55 PM

anyone like this?

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $2 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) MP ($136.15) CO ($136.45)...

Started by Schiplt, 07-09-2008 01:56 PM
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07-09-2008 04:01 PM

3/6 - 88 in 3bet pot

Villain is a 3/6 regular running 24/18/3.4. Using PT2, so no calls 3b%. We've played a lot together but I don't have too many notes. We've battled...

Started by zook, 07-07-2008 06:46 PM
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07-09-2008 02:22 PM

400NL hero call

Villain bought in full I think, seems to be a below average regular running 22/17 or so. I've been in a lot of pots at the table but with the goods....

Started by Deanglow, 07-08-2008 06:17 PM
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07-09-2008 01:07 PM

SOMEBODY PLEASE......

tell me when i am supposed to fold here... if ever. he could easily have JJ+. is stacking off here just part of the swings involved in...

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-09-2008 02:13 AM
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07-09-2008 11:16 AM

today's 10NL session

Hand 1:CO was very spewy and overvalued his hand, he'd be willing to lose his stack with mediocre hands and would call down very light (with...

Started by xptboy, 07-08-2008 08:02 PM
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07-09-2008 07:18 AM

Blind war vs Reg

Opponent is kinda TAggy and has been standing up to my steady rape of his blinds. Not sure if he had a run of hitting flops or what. $1/$2 No...

Started by Fnord, 07-08-2008 08:31 AM
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07-09-2008 06:27 AM

tuff spot in blinds.

villain is 16/12/4 Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) CO...

Started by CorbinDallas, 07-09-2008 03:16 AM
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07-09-2008 05:38 AM

Theory: adjusting opening range w/ a poster at micro stakes

Hand in discussion was 6max, raising A4s from MP with the poster in the CO and no reads on anyone left to act. With no reads I feel A4 isn't...

Started by swiggidy, 07-07-2008 10:36 PM
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07-09-2008 02:50 AM

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