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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

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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09-03-2008 11:01 AM

first day at 200nl

no notes, but dude runs 28/8/2.4/200. Is this even a cbet? should I be b/f turn and c/f blanked river, or c/c and c/f a blank? This might takes some...

Started by Schiplt, 07-03-2008 11:46 PM
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07-05-2008 02:02 PM

I'm playing breakeven, and its pissing me off.

I've played poker online on and off (mostly off) for about 2 years. I was thinking of stepping it up and try to become a better player. The last 2...

Started by evovolvo, 07-04-2008 04:21 PM
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07-05-2008 11:13 AM

BvsB battle (NL20£ 6max)

Game #6011640573: Hold'em NL (£0.10/£0.20) - 2008/07/03 - 16:51:05 (BST) Table "Ninus" Seat 4 is the button. Seat 1: Hitman041 sits out Seat 2:...

Started by LoveisHell, 07-03-2008 05:40 PM
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07-05-2008 08:36 AM

most recent 10NL hands today

Hand 1: I just felt like he was making a play at me... anyways, villain was running 36/4/1.5 PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (5 handed)...

Started by xptboy, 07-05-2008 02:26 AM
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07-05-2008 02:37 AM

Too nitty vs a NIT?

villain is 13/11/2.8 ultratight is this a good fold based on his stats? i just cant see him raising with anything i beat. $0.1/$0.25 No Limit...

Started by asdpikas, 07-04-2008 01:10 PM
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07-04-2008 10:29 PM

best value line with a set 170bb's deep (50nl)

Villain is 27/18/2 over 75 hands and hasnt been out of line. He had his stack before i got to the table and has played pretty break even since. No...

Started by bode, 07-04-2008 08:25 PM
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07-04-2008 10:20 PM

100NL: AJ turns top 2

Villain unknown PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) SB...

Started by d0zer, 07-03-2008 10:14 PM
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07-04-2008 10:13 PM

1/2 - I rly wanna bet this river

Stationy villian who rarely ever bets. $1/$2 No Limit Holdem 5 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ($404.55) Hero ($328.30)...

Started by XTR1000, 07-03-2008 03:27 PM
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07-04-2008 03:10 PM

KoJack off OOP vs guy who wants to give me his monies

Opponent just sat down, been spewing off his money, playing nearly every hand and berated a multi-tabler for being too slow. Has been seen taking...

Started by Fnord, 07-03-2008 10:47 AM
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07-04-2008 02:38 PM

More spew.

Villain seems like an alright regular. I just called preflop because he had been folding to my 3-bets and I wanted to play this hand against him...

Started by dsaxton, 07-03-2008 06:07 PM
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07-04-2008 12:35 PM

Open small pairs everywhere at 6 max???

For ages I've been hearing it's correct to open pre flop with 22,33,44 and 55 anywhere at 6 max if the pots not been opened. Heard a few of you guys...

Started by Carroters, 07-03-2008 01:58 PM
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07-04-2008 11:13 AM

Spot with AK, 100NL

Villian is a decent seeming tag 20/16, this is our first pot together. I should find a fold on the turn here? Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $1 BB...

Started by reprisal, 07-04-2008 05:03 AM
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07-04-2008 05:11 AM

cool hand vs will641

Will is a good multitabling nitTAG over several hundred hands, capable of bluffing in big pots. We've battled in the past so he's aware that i can...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 07-02-2008 02:26 PM
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07-03-2008 07:05 PM

99 river shove, call?

No reads on villain, getting 3-1 on river call $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ($26.20) UTG 1...

Started by asdpikas, 07-03-2008 12:00 PM
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07-03-2008 05:34 PM

Slowplaying

I am mostly on one gear, it seems like whenever I slowplay shorthanded, my opponent hits on the river. But when I go hyper-agressive, doesn't it seem...

Started by Ovaltine88, 07-02-2008 02:49 PM
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07-03-2008 04:55 PM

full ring...thin

1) Seat 1: mtg38skopok2 ($950 in chips) Seat 2: TBomber ($1025 in chips) Seat 3: Alaton ($925 in chips) Seat 4: nimzon ($850 in chips) Seat...

Started by nutsinho, 07-02-2008 02:02 PM
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07-03-2008 04:32 PM

1/2 - 99 gets donked into on JJT two tone

Solid taggy villian. I was lost here $1/$2 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: Hero ($285.60) UTG 1 ($397.00)

Started by XTR1000, 07-03-2008 03:30 PM
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07-03-2008 03:35 PM

100NL: Getting my feet wet at 6max

Hand1: Villain seemed tight/aggressive over 50 hands. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from...

Started by d0zer, 07-02-2008 09:59 PM
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07-03-2008 01:06 PM

KT 2pair, too much action?

No reads on villain, but his line is really strong $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 5 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ($27.07)...

Started by asdpikas, 07-03-2008 12:37 PM
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07-03-2008 12:49 PM

line check

villain is a reg I think, don't know stats cause I don't use HUD. i think he sat in on my tables because he thinks (knows?) I'm a fish. He's been...

Started by Alibi, 06-30-2008 11:39 PM
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07-03-2008 06:42 AM

50NL A Couple Hands Where I Bluff With the Best Hand?

Villain is 50/13/1.5 over 8 hands. Looking back on this first hand, it looks pretty spewy. It's weird though, I seem to do better when I'm more...

Started by guitarizt, 07-03-2008 01:44 AM
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07-03-2008 02:56 AM

river bluff hand

villain is 46/10/2 over small sample, plays pretty bad. I think i can safely put him on QJ or KQ, maybe JT... $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 6...

Started by asdpikas, 07-02-2008 08:51 AM
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07-02-2008 11:55 PM

Moving from FR to 6-max...

I've grinded my way from 25NL to 200NL & got smacked back to 100NL. All at FR. My 6-max experience is limited, but I wanna start getting into...

Started by d0zer, 07-02-2008 10:57 AM
Replies: 7 Views: 385
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07-02-2008 08:43 PM

Bluff line check 100NL

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) UTG ($101.50) MP...

Started by freechus9, 07-02-2008 12:45 PM
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07-02-2008 04:27 PM

TPTK when deep and OOP

Villain is a 21/18 decent TAG. He’s capable of raising the flop with air because we are deep. He’s also capable of double/triple barrel bluffs. No...

Started by Vi-Zer0Skill, 07-01-2008 04:07 PM
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07-02-2008 02:32 PM

Fnord is a monkey.

Opponent is tightish pre-flop, passive and striaght forward post-flop. One of these days I'll learn how to suck less at bluffing. $1/$2 No...

Started by Fnord, 07-01-2008 12:00 PM
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07-02-2008 11:53 AM

2/5 play along deep

UTG is 25/19/6.3. Generally he is overaggro and spewy. I stacked him once so far this session when he min-reraised my button open and I called with...

Started by Irisheyes, 06-27-2008 09:33 AM
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07-02-2008 09:20 AM

what's wrong with this picture? some stats

Have been trying to open up my game loser in all pos except CO... :S too loose on btn? ...

Started by asdpikas, 07-01-2008 11:56 AM
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07-02-2008 08:17 AM

My QQ facing a massive overshove all in 10nl

I raise to $.40 UTG, and the guy on the button shoves all in for $10. No reads. What do I do? Call and hope he's gone mad or sit and wait for a...

Started by fisherman, 06-30-2008 12:39 PM
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07-02-2008 05:56 AM

100NL: Over-ambitious blind defense?

Weak read of "positionally aware tagg with high steal%" I should probably only do this preflop with a better read, eh? PokerStars No-Limit...

Started by d0zer, 07-01-2008 04:16 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 409
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07-02-2008 01:18 AM

50NL Marginal hand facing river overshove

What does it mean?! Villain is 33/13/5 after 33 hands. How many times is this a bluff without further reads on villain? The only hands that do...

Started by freechus9, 07-01-2008 10:49 PM
Replies: 5 Views: 370
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07-02-2008 12:38 AM

June Graph thread

obv i cant play 2/4 very well.

Started by will641, 06-29-2008 07:51 PM
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07-01-2008 08:54 PM

QQ hand

No reads on villain. Without reads, is this a missed draw often enough? $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 5 players Converted at weaktight.com ...

Started by asdpikas, 07-01-2008 01:38 PM
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07-01-2008 03:23 PM

KK on a super drawy board

$1/$2 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG Losadios85 ($47.60) UTG+1 jeppos ($236.80) CO HookersBlow ($210.00)...

Started by |~|ypermegachi, 06-30-2008 12:42 PM
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07-01-2008 01:57 PM

Trying to go from a nit to a slighty loose TAG (PT stats)

Hello everyone. I used to be quite a nit and played NL10 and NL25 6max with stats of 18/14 ( with a winrate of almost 10PTBB). Now I've tried to...

Started by LoveisHell, 06-28-2008 05:43 PM
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07-01-2008 01:54 PM

more bluffing in Cash than SnG?

just curious, have only played minimal cash games. seems the "gambler" aspect is high in thsese vs SnG, unless they are very good players and just...

Started by Pino_Diablo, 07-01-2008 11:40 AM
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07-01-2008 01:25 PM

Sometimes I spew slow, sometimes I spew quick

Read stack sizes before replying Too spewy? Opponents are both loose, terrible and probably blowing off some money for fun. In retrospect,...

Started by Fnord, 06-30-2008 02:46 AM
Replies: 8 Views: 582
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07-01-2008 12:09 PM

thin value bet with 2 pair on a 4 straight board?

I don't have any detailed reads because we'd been playing 3-handed vs a fish but he just left and this is the first hand of heads-up. All I know is...

Started by mcatdog, 06-25-2008 08:16 PM
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07-01-2008 12:06 PM

200NL - TPTK facing turn shove

Hello, villain is fairly unknown but seems TAGish. Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 6 Players LeggoPoker Hand History Converter BB:...

Started by ChrisTC, 06-30-2008 07:52 PM
Replies: 8 Views: 502
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07-01-2008 11:31 AM

Playing small PPs on the button in a limped pot

How do you guys play small PPs on the button in a limped pot? I know that on the button you are supposed to 'punish limpers' etc and play an almost...

Started by fisherman, 06-25-2008 06:39 PM
Replies: 16 Views: 673
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07-01-2008 07:28 AM

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