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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

$25 NLHE 6-max River FullHouse

No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) BB ($64.44) UTG ($25.70) MP ($15.70) Hero (CO) ($25) Button ($9.65) SB ($16.68) Preflop: Hero is CO...

Started by PokerChildKpo, 05-05-2015 11:25 AM
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09-03-2015 12:37 PM

ITT: poor deepstack play

Game NLH .25/.50 Effective stacks $85 Villain is a very Aggro, pretty loose reg. We have some raise/reraise dynamic so far but have mostly been...

Started by Donachello, 04-24-2015 08:46 PM
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04-29-2015 07:57 AM

Nut straight turn play

Flopped a double gutter and hit the nut straight on turn. I decided to call to give the BB a shot at it but I would normally raise this if it was HU....

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 08:49 PM
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04-23-2015 11:22 AM

100z squeezing IP getting called

Not exactly sure what villains range here looks like on the flop. Do regs flat AK here? I'm tempted to check but it seems likely he's just calling...

Started by Micro2Macro, 04-07-2015 04:08 PM
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04-23-2015 11:16 AM

100z 3bet pot co v sb - what should our range look like on river?

Okay so in this hand, I'm not sure of a few things A) how often people really take this line as a bluff B1) where I am in my range B2) what I...

Started by Micro2Macro, 04-05-2015 08:38 PM
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04-10-2015 12:05 PM

100z: Hand selection for 3barrel sb v bu 3bet pot

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Button ($100) Hero (SB)...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-31-2015 12:26 AM
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04-01-2015 12:27 AM

Can I get more value here HU vs aggroish reg?

Villain has been somewhat loose and aggressive so far in the match there has been some 3betting established with only one memorable showdown of Ad7d...

Started by Donachello, 03-25-2015 05:55 PM
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03-29-2015 10:51 PM

$25 NLHE 6-max: Are my kings still good here?

Not many hands on villain (74) - he is 20/12, 3% 3bet, 37% AfQ Hero (MP) ($53.97) CO ($28.74) Button ($25) SB ($25.51) BB ($25) UTG ($31.72)

Started by PokerChildKpo, 03-14-2015 02:42 PM
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03-26-2015 04:56 PM

TT UTG 100NL zoom

Recently built my roll up at 50NL enough to move up to 100NL so don't have any useful HUD stats for any regs yet. Not sure what to make of the river...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 08:41 PM
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03-26-2015 04:54 PM

$20 NLHE Full Ring: call here or not ?

I don't have much on villain but I've played quite a few hands with him and he seems competent although he does play some hands strangely. For...

Started by PokerChildKpo, 03-22-2015 05:22 AM
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03-24-2015 02:35 PM

Bet this river for value?

Trying to figure out how many combos call a river bet here. In hindsight I like a c-c better here but his bet sizing was pretty small so I am less...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 08:45 PM
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03-22-2015 05:09 AM

Flopped straight, turn pairs board

No previous hands on this vil. I think next time I would raise a bit larger on the flop - maybe 13-14BB. After being raised on the flop I decided to...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-12-2015 10:46 AM
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03-20-2015 09:02 PM

100z is this really not a value bet for villain?

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Button ($119.75) SB ($116.22)...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-14-2015 04:23 PM
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03-18-2015 02:48 PM

FH facing river all in

No reads on this guy with only 25 hands. I can only assign a generic 3b 6max range here I guess which would be TT+, AQ+ for the most part at these...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 10:23 AM
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03-13-2015 02:13 AM

Strange multiway hand - turn semibluff

I really have no idea what was happening but with a fairly strong draw on the turn and such a weak flop/turn bet decided to try a semibluff. It...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-09-2015 01:04 AM
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03-12-2015 10:53 AM

Flopped bottom set in CO

Villains aggression frequency = 50% on flop/turn and river. I've seen him call IP with AKo prior to this and call 3b in position with AA,QQ,AKo. He's...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 10:17 AM
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03-12-2015 10:51 AM

TPTK turn play

Again, no reads on this guy yet. On the river hindsight made me wish I'd folded the turn after his c/r value bet line. Is that too weak? ...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 10:33 AM
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03-12-2015 10:42 AM

TP on the river

Villain is a TAGish player, very positionally aware. Has a fairly high steal %. Preflop I thought he was making a play at me as I'd 3b in the same...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-09-2015 01:19 AM
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03-12-2015 10:24 AM

100z value bet sizing otr

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Hero (Button) ($288.94) SB...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-08-2015 12:12 AM
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03-09-2015 12:06 PM

SB vs BB, TP + FD vs aggro

First hand against BB, no reads. Call on turn ok in vacuum? River with trips was an interesting card with his overbet, how often would this be busted...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 10:00 PM
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02-24-2015 02:21 AM


Hadn't played many hands against this guy but he was sitting on a huge stack so he's either very very lucky, or a good player. I'm questioning my...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 09:52 PM
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02-22-2015 10:49 PM

JJ in BB

Do I lose value here putting him all in with pot size bet? PokerStars - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 09:55 PM
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02-22-2015 10:44 PM

Deposit advice

I've got $3k to deposit on a new site - I wanna be playing 4-6 tables of 6max $100nl. I've played mainly on Betfair, but am now planning to put...

Started by WillburForce, 09-21-2010 06:05 AM
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02-02-2015 04:20 PM

fold quads

villain 21-16-6 squeezer kinda crazy flop call is cos who is scared of 4 outs thoughts? edit to add more thoughts as per Meeloche's comment...

Started by daven, 06-16-2010 05:47 PM
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01-20-2015 07:04 PM

100 zoom - tricky river c/r

villain is a reg, no hud running I believe I can take this line w/ sets and flushes, so I opted to choose KT w/ the Kc as my bluff hand. I don't...

Started by Micro2Macro, 12-04-2014 08:46 PM
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01-20-2015 11:30 AM

AQ sb steal, turns nuts, facing river shove

villain is shaping up reg 32-24 over small sample so far - i haven't played much at this stake/site yet so far, 9% 3b, folded to 2/3 cbets so far,...

Started by daven, 12-08-2014 02:51 AM
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01-20-2015 11:21 AM

Check raise river bluff

Hey, what the heck went on in this hand, and please leave comments, Hero is BackitUp Seat 3: SlagterIB ( $29.38 USD ) Seat 2: a.kvachev (...

Started by Homeryougenius, 11-26-2014 06:01 PM
25$nl, bluff, river
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01-20-2015 11:11 AM

Cool HU Cash skype study Group?

Hi all, Looking for more HU Cash players to join Skype group. 50nl-100nl Add me on Skype if interested or pm here. If there is already a...

Started by FlopTurnbull, 12-09-2014 10:59 AM
group, heads up, skype, study
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12-09-2014 03:44 PM

Something I've been thinking about..

About a year ago, I was messing round with some equity calculations and stumbled across something that might be significant (Or I might have got this...

Started by Toadstool, 04-01-2011 01:20 PM
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12-08-2014 10:29 PM

[50NL] AA...Mistake to chk the turn? Line check.

Villain is 25/22/10 over 177 hands. FT3B, 57%. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 UTG:...

Started by Cobra_1878, 05-01-2014 04:09 PM
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11-26-2014 07:08 PM

[50NL] KK...3bet pot facing turn jam

Villain is 21/18/4 over 200 hands. FT3B 88%, 7/8. FTCB 50%. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 ...

Started by Cobra_1878, 03-16-2014 08:59 AM
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11-25-2014 01:52 PM

US Players Allowed [50NL] AKo...3bet pot. Turn decision and villain's range

Villain is 38/29 over 24 hands. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 Hero (SB): $57.07 BB:...

Started by Cobra_1878, 06-01-2014 06:41 PM
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11-11-2014 08:37 PM

Post Flat 3-bet with aces, now what?

Full Tilt, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. Vi UTG$ 98,75...

Started by Killingperfection, 06-17-2014 08:23 PM
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11-11-2014 07:55 PM

Triple barrel bluff this spot? 100NL

I just sat down for about 3-4 orbits. Nothing worth mentioning has happened, just standard plays. While waiting for my blind, I did see villain call...

Started by Sup3rM4N, 11-01-2014 04:29 PM
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11-11-2014 07:43 PM

100nl Zoom - Discussing Strategic Options MW Flopped Flush

Villain is a random reg, I don't have my HUD running and have no written notes at the time of the hand. I think I have one of the worst flushes in...

Started by Micro2Macro, 11-05-2014 08:16 PM
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11-11-2014 07:51 AM

Betfair problems

I know a few guys here play there and I really want to make sure someone sees it that may have an answer. I will move the thread after. I can't...

Started by jyms, 02-08-2011 02:33 PM
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10-29-2014 09:57 PM

Couple of river spots facing aggression 100NL

Hand 1: Villain is a fish who calls down light. I have not seen him be this agro before postflop. UTG (€216.33) Button (€100) Hero (SB)...

Started by Sup3rM4N, 10-21-2014 11:13 AM
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10-29-2014 03:04 PM

[50NL] JJ...3bet pot. Turn jam

Villain is 29/23/9 (3bet) over 401 hands. FT3B 50%. FTCB 43% PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4...

Started by Cobra_1878, 04-29-2014 11:48 AM
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06-14-2014 04:36 PM

[50NL] QQ...Probable fold?

UTG is 63/37 over 48 hands. CO is 22/19/11 over 330 hands. FT4B, 100%, 3/3. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted...

Started by Cobra_1878, 05-01-2014 04:22 PM
Replies: 7 Views: 2,138
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05-07-2014 02:32 PM

[50NL] AQo against serial squeezer

Villain is 50/100NL reg. 29/24/13 (3bet) over 2K hands. Villain has 12% squeeze and EVERY squeeze has come from BB. Villain FT4B 59%, CB in 3BP, 60%....

Started by Cobra_1878, 04-24-2014 06:15 AM
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04-27-2014 11:08 AM

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