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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 05:13 PM
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10-01-2014 02:28 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 02:59 AM
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03-25-2011 02:59 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 07:44 PM
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08-30-2010 01:09 AM

AA. Whats my best play on blank turn?

Villain calls cb and I am lost on turn play. I was too shocked to check chat window at the time to see if that could help determining card value? ...

Started by Shifubowa, 07-13-2008 08:13 PM
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07-13-2008 10:27 PM

Flush got there, straight maybe, board double paired... ugh

Villain has only been at the table 10 hands. In that span he's limped four times, never raised, and won one small pot in which he was the only...

Started by dalecooper, 07-12-2008 10:46 AM
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07-13-2008 02:42 PM

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 03:02 AM
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07-13-2008 03:46 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 11:23 AM
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07-13-2008 03:09 AM

2nd HU tourney for review

Again sorry for the no converter, ...

Started by mrhappy333, 07-12-2008 05:06 PM
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07-12-2008 10:34 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 04:28 PM
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07-12-2008 08:48 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 04:47 PM
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07-12-2008 04:47 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 03:29 PM
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07-12-2008 02:16 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 02:27 PM
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07-12-2008 02:07 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 02:44 PM
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07-12-2008 12:17 PM

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, 07-08-2008 12:32 AM
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07-12-2008 12:14 PM

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 04:31 PM
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07-12-2008 12:02 PM

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 01:40 AM
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07-12-2008 04:55 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 10:55 PM
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07-11-2008 10:55 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 05:39 PM
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07-11-2008 07:52 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 09:16 AM
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07-11-2008 05:25 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 01:33 AM
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07-11-2008 05:09 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, 07-11-2008 12:08 AM
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07-11-2008 03:41 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 05:37 PM
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07-11-2008 01:29 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 05:56 PM
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07-11-2008 11:22 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 09:54 AM
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07-11-2008 06:29 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 07:47 AM
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07-11-2008 02:22 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 10:49 PM
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07-11-2008 12:57 AM

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 04:38 PM
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07-10-2008 11:13 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 08:53 PM
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07-10-2008 09:01 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 06:02 PM
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07-10-2008 06:03 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 07:28 PM
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07-10-2008 05:56 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 07:35 AM
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07-10-2008 02:38 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, 07-09-2008 12:20 AM
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07-10-2008 02:08 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 06:17 PM
Replies: 22 Views: 611
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07-10-2008 12:02 PM

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 07:43 PM
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07-10-2008 11:12 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 04:34 AM
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07-10-2008 12:44 AM

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 05:41 PM
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07-10-2008 12:13 AM

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 06:04 PM
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07-09-2008 07:55 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 02:56 PM
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07-09-2008 05:01 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 07:46 PM
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07-09-2008 03:22 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 07:17 PM
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07-09-2008 02:07 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 03:13 AM
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07-09-2008 12:16 PM

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 09:02 PM
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07-09-2008 08:18 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 09:31 AM
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07-09-2008 07:27 AM

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