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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 03:12 PM
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07-21-2018 01:18 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 12:38 PM
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09-28-2014 12:38 PM

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 03:04 PM
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09-11-2014 03:04 PM

$5 Buy-in $500-added

Just out of curiosity...can anyone give me an estimate of how many ppl show up for this game on FTP? I'm trying to plan my HOLIDAY season in...

Started by Olddog21, 11-23-2009 10:11 AM
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11-23-2009 10:11 AM

Several hands from 5NL

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from UTG ($1.37) MP ($5.41) CO ($10.14) Button...

Started by Hoopy, 11-22-2009 05:05 PM
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11-23-2009 08:14 AM

QQ 3 bet pot scary board

Villian is 17/11 over 18 hands and hasn't been in a 3 bet pot so far. I know my preflop bet sizing kinda sucks and I'm not sure about the flop bet...

Started by Donkafelts, 11-22-2009 12:05 PM
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11-22-2009 11:59 PM

Freeroll training grounds

I probably like many people just got into poker by watching an friend won 11500.00 on an cash game in 15 minutes and was amazed how this was. Little...

Started by Dunnezageneral, 11-22-2009 10:13 AM
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11-22-2009 04:00 PM



Started by omgmyhurrr, 11-21-2009 04:03 PM
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11-21-2009 07:56 PM

Winning big pots

I've managed to get a fairly decent strategy for winning hands (using renton's beginner's guide) but despite rarely losing hands I play...I'm not...

Started by EasyPoker, 11-21-2009 05:44 PM
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11-21-2009 06:52 PM

used to be good, now i'm a fish...

obviously, i am mostly a limit player these days. but, i have been dabbling with NL again. i have been trying to study the game a bit, and watching...

Started by Chopper, 11-17-2009 08:48 PM
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11-21-2009 03:42 PM

Fishing in Shark Tanks Discouraged!

So we’ve determined that table selection is key to a successful strategy. We’ve said that were looking for loose players so we’re trying to find...

Started by hyPOTcrisy, 11-13-2009 02:59 PM
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11-21-2009 03:35 PM

In CO against aggro-monkey with TT

This table was nitting up with the exception of MP1 (39/37/3 over 46 hands). UTG+1 was very rock-like and folded easily to aggression...I honestly...

Started by BennyLaRue, 11-19-2009 10:42 PM
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11-21-2009 03:02 PM

Serious, for me, Cbet analysis with HH..

bear with me, ive never done this much analysis before inside a hand... hh...street by street thoughts below hh... $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem...

Started by Chopper, 11-18-2009 10:42 PM
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11-20-2009 07:36 PM

SB vs BB - Bad river card...

Villain running 20/9/4.7 over 35 hands. The only thing of note is that he had 3bet me twice when I tried to steal blinds. So he liked to defend. I...

Started by Vinland, 11-18-2009 11:00 AM
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11-20-2009 07:33 PM


I tried searcing this topic first but couldn't get an answer: I've been reading alot of posts and i'm wondering what it means when someone says a...

Started by grewt, 11-18-2009 02:46 PM
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11-20-2009 06:46 PM

2 Hands 1 Villain

Same villain in all hands. Villain is playing 92/2/with aggression factors of 1.4/2.7/10.0 on the flop/turn/river over 52 hands. I have seen him bet...

Started by kmind, 11-20-2009 12:58 PM
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11-20-2009 06:43 PM

KQs from UTG (10NL)

The table has been fairly passive, so I raised UTG with KQs. Opp is a bit of a calltard ... 24/13/2.5 over 50 hands. We have won several hands...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 09:30 AM
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11-20-2009 06:40 PM

On the BTN with a gut-shot

PF raiser seems straight forward with stats of 18/10 over 41 hands. No stats on other player involved. Is this a good spot to call in the hope of...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 09:18 AM
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11-20-2009 06:32 PM

Overpair vs. unknown

Villain is unknown. Really only been at this table for 10 hands but he's definitely playing a lot pots. No postflop reads. Full Tilt No-Limit...

Started by kmind, 11-20-2009 01:01 PM
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11-20-2009 06:17 PM

What does it mean

I seem to have more success in SnGs as opposed to cash games... Does this mean I'm a bad player or what? I'm new to a strong pursuit of poker,...

Started by EasyPoker, 11-19-2009 06:38 PM
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11-20-2009 06:16 PM

Hand vs table bully..

sorry for no use of converter, this is from memory... We are UTG with 9hTh. Table bully (43/35/2.7) is on BTN. We are going to raise to target...

Started by Chopper, 11-19-2009 11:59 AM
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11-20-2009 01:34 PM

$10NL, JJ in bb, call river bet?

Having one of those days where the term "grind" really earns its definition, in that every pot won is a hard fought pot. I've maybe had one or two...

Started by Gafferland, 11-18-2009 11:32 PM
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11-20-2009 12:22 AM

Is folding QQ to a 4 bet the standard play now?

I feel like I keep getting stacked in these situations. I haven't played cash games in a while but if I remember QQ was like the nuts 6 handed. ...

Started by Phantaroth, 11-18-2009 10:04 PM
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11-19-2009 08:40 PM

QQ versus a bad player (10NL)

My general play in cash is ok, although I feel I consistently get the play in some big pots wrong and this is why I struggle a lot at cash. Opp...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 09:57 AM
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11-19-2009 01:16 PM

UB poker2nite freeroll

I'm new to online poker. I don't know if I'm confused or Ub is. The poker2nite is running qualifiers to the ME. So I am playing and I happened to...

Started by winkybok, 11-18-2009 02:44 AM
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11-19-2009 05:59 AM


Haven't played many hands 3.2K. I have found so far there are only eight starting hands that are winners at 5NL. AA, KK, QQ, JJ, AKs, AQs, AJs,...

Started by astrodon, 11-18-2009 11:38 AM
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11-19-2009 03:46 AM

10NL - rivered FH facing raise

Second orbit at table. Villain has been raising preflop just about every other hands. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (6 handed) -...

Started by miracleriver, 11-09-2009 11:50 PM
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11-18-2009 09:40 PM

Time For A Review..

ok its been awhile since i first posted here so i figure its about time for a review from the pros. :roll: hehe.. i finally decided to get serious...

Started by acgibson, 11-17-2009 01:09 PM
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11-18-2009 09:01 PM

10NL: AKo in BTN gets 3bet by BB

Villain is 30/26/22 over 92 hands (last number is 3bet percentage) Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (7 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from...

Started by Fortitude, 11-14-2009 09:50 PM
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11-18-2009 06:34 PM

First time posting on forum!

I just wanted to say Hi because this is the first time I am ever posting on a forum. I do not know if this is allowed or not to post here, but I hope...

Started by newmembersforutoo, 11-18-2009 10:20 AM
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11-18-2009 01:57 PM

New here alos

Can some one add this to where it goes Im 35 Hailing from Boston Ma representing "southie" and have a come and get it aiitiude !!! Iv'e Been...

Started by lawss, 11-18-2009 12:56 PM
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11-18-2009 01:54 PM

Poll Poll: Had 1010

We were in a tournie only 200 players left . I got delt 10-10 and raised 3k other opponent went all in .... Should I of folded this wil only 1...

Started by lawss, 11-18-2009 01:36 PM
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11-18-2009 01:53 PM

Line questions for all 3 streets??

Here is a scenario that I find troublesome, and I know I am not alone. So, I figure this may be a good exercise for me AND others... Please give...

Started by Chopper, 11-18-2009 11:09 AM
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11-18-2009 01:41 PM

A hand I played last night (Or failed to play rather)

I think we were down to about the last 40 players of a $5 Freezeout tourney, 10 seat tables when the action gets folded to; Blinds are 300/150 ...

Started by TheKid0151, 11-18-2009 09:33 AM
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11-18-2009 10:56 AM

Get Rich Or Die Trying...

What are your poker goals? This is something that you should be constantly evaluating as long as you are still playing poker. Based on what your...

Started by aka_red, 11-17-2009 05:58 PM
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11-17-2009 06:42 PM

People chatting in foreign languages

Just wondering on opinions. I was just at a table where people were conversing in chat in Russian and Danish. Obviously I can't understand this and...

Started by ponyboy, 11-14-2009 01:53 PM
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11-17-2009 05:43 PM

Expenses and going Pro

How do professionals pay the bills, when on long loosing streaks? Let’s give our fictional poker pro a $6000 bank roll and assume he will be playing...

Started by hyPOTcrisy, 11-13-2009 01:14 PM
Replies: 13 Views: 1,495
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11-17-2009 01:04 AM

25nl - so are we folding the turn or the river?

16/9 over 1k, we have no history together at all. He has like a 53% flop cbet, 30% ATS, fwiw I've never caught him out of line anywhere, but I guess...

Started by Micro2Macro, 11-13-2009 07:51 PM
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11-17-2009 12:02 AM

i think m2m like just posted one of these...

but i cant find it. villain has 3b me 3 times prior. Once was unknown, 2nd was with AKs oop and he 2 barreled pot then like 3/4th, 3rd was with...

Started by JKDS, 11-11-2009 05:44 PM
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11-16-2009 06:23 PM

Free $25 on Full Tilt?

Hi, I found this promotion - freepokermoneyonline/home/fulltiltpoker searching on google for free poker money on Full Tilt. They say they give...

Started by pokerexpertAA, 11-15-2009 05:10 PM
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11-16-2009 08:50 AM

99 in the bb hit str8

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (8 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from No reads as very early in game. Meant to...

Started by rong, 11-14-2009 11:25 AM
Replies: 10 Views: 1,146
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11-16-2009 08:29 AM

A few hands at 10NL

I'm pretty shocking at cash but I'm trying hard to learn. I've read Sklansky and Miller's NLHE TAP a few times and I'm hitting the micro games on...

Started by Nakamura, 11-15-2009 06:17 AM
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11-15-2009 03:59 PM

A simple range exercise

We don't do that stuff nearly enough, and I'm sure most of you don't really use this, so here's a simple exercise. I just played this hand an hour...

Started by oskar, 11-07-2009 11:06 PM
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11-15-2009 02:48 PM

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