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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

SPR Question when Raised on Flop

SPR is a concept that I've been vaguely aware of over the years, but I've only recently started reading about it and trying to apply to my game. ...

Started by PrairieMuffinKicker, 11-30-2016 08:34 PM
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12-01-2016 10:57 PM

River Spot with Missed Draws

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (5 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from Hero (Button) ($2.72) SB ($1.02) BB...

Started by PrairieMuffinKicker, 10-05-2016 07:29 PM
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11-10-2016 02:48 AM

Opinion about playing card brands.

There really was no appropriate Forum category to post this in so I had to pick one. Since I cannot play on Pokerstars anymore I occasionally play...

Started by Ray Bones, 10-03-2016 11:42 PM
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10-07-2016 09:10 PM

My Book Is Now Available

Hey guys. Hope all is well with the FTR folks. I just wanted to drop by and let you all know that I've just published my first book on poker. It's...

Started by Carroters, 04-06-2016 08:25 AM
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09-28-2016 01:47 AM

Video [FREE] Complete NLHE Foundations Course - Sign Up By Posting Here

Special Note A lot of people who are new to FTR have signed up for accounts just for this course and my strategy articles. If you are one of those...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-06-2015 01:03 PM
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09-26-2016 02:54 PM

Poker on YouTube

To help me avoid work, I figured it would be a good idea to share decent poker videos that we've watched on YouTube. Instructional videos are...

Started by The Bean Counter, 03-27-2016 10:33 AM
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09-25-2016 12:43 AM

mercy bet

can someone please explain to me what a mercy bet is in texas holdem

Started by jtrunner1, 09-18-2016 10:47 PM
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09-19-2016 02:23 PM

Free Coaching on Twitch!

I'll be streaming and would like to give out some free coaching! For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm reDZill4 on PokerStars and the former...

Started by aka_red, 07-24-2016 07:37 PM
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07-25-2016 03:14 PM

What is this card

It's been a while since I have been active in this forum. Anyway, several years ago I purchased a bunch of decks of cards and the seller gave me...

Started by Ray Bones, 06-19-2016 08:22 PM
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07-07-2016 06:21 PM

Event The Playability of No-Limit Hold'em Hands

We don't really seem to have a basic post anywhere about starting hand playability, so I'm going to cover the basics. Playability helps us to...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-16-2014 02:50 PM
Replies: 15 Views: 7,167
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07-01-2016 03:02 AM

question on how often my opponent needs to fold to make a semi bluff +ev

i know i could use a FE calculator but i think those only work when shoving. Ok I have A FD on the turn and for the sake of simplicity lets say i...

Started by grumpy64, 05-15-2016 06:55 AM
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05-18-2016 07:58 PM

quick math question how often should i call with my bluff catchers ?

I know my opponents exact value bet to bluff ratio on the river and i"m getting 1 to 1 odds on a call. say the ratio is 60/40 what is the formula to...

Started by grumpy64, 04-30-2016 07:44 AM
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05-11-2016 12:00 PM

What States Are Not Allow Gambling

Hello there, it will be interested to post here the states where gambling is not allowed by law. As now there is a lot of websites available in each...

Started by MindGrabber, 04-05-2016 12:44 PM
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04-05-2016 09:51 PM

Come Join Me in the New FTR Chat Room

Hey guys, The various threads in the community forum are great and all, but it's difficult for me to keep up with the conversations that are going...

Started by spoonitnow, 02-15-2016 10:40 AM
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04-04-2016 07:55 AM

Value betting and equity

Hi. I've read that a value bet, is a bet you make when you think you are ahead of your opponents calling range. So my question is, do you...

Started by karlos, 03-19-2016 07:21 PM
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03-21-2016 11:46 AM

Paperwork the casino gives you when you win

Let's say I sit down to play with $2,000 and win another $10,000. (I've never been to a casino...but, still.) When I go to cash out, I'll have to...

Started by Johnny Bronx, 03-05-2016 02:54 PM
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03-07-2016 02:50 PM

anyone want a game of ofc?

anyone want a game of ofc?

Started by george488, 11-24-2015 07:36 AM
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02-25-2016 03:27 PM

got my grind going on ACR...

sup guys, so after wininng a couple freerolls i got a roll going on ACR. So I have been hitting 2nl. mind yiu I started at zero, won $2.50, and I...

Started by WeldPhaser, 12-23-2015 12:54 PM
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01-01-2016 08:48 PM

Hopefully the start of my grinding ON ACR!!!

Sup guys. just wanted to say i getting ready to play to private freerolls on ACR , on is $100 , 2500 start chip and 12 min level. An hour...

Started by WeldPhaser, 11-14-2015 07:36 PM
Replies: 7 Views: 2,712
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12-01-2015 05:09 PM

A Litle Rant About BetOnline

Sup Guys, So let me start with this one. About two and a half months ago I fell twenty five feet off a roof, and shattered my heel. It fucking...

Started by WeldPhaser, 11-04-2015 07:55 AM
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11-30-2015 05:56 PM

Well, it ended up being BCP!!!!

HA, so my relentless freerolling on acr/bcp finaly paid off fellas. I'll tell ya what too. I forgot how much fun tourney's can be, and...

Started by WeldPhaser, 11-22-2015 07:19 PM
Replies: 7 Views: 2,185
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11-28-2015 01:41 PM

ANy guys grinding on ACR/BCP???

sup guys, if you've seen my other posts im freerolling on ACR/BCP.. Anyone grinding on these sites hit me wit a pm i want to know what the...

Started by WeldPhaser, 11-26-2015 05:24 PM
Replies: 1 Views: 1,197
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11-28-2015 01:38 PM

Dumb Questions Thread

If you have a question you think is too dumb (or too short) for its own thread, go ahead and post it here. For example here are the next question...

Started by Lltyldide, 10-27-2015 11:49 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 2,080
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11-05-2015 04:56 AM

Mike caro's book

I want to suggest Mike Caro's Profitable Hold em Advice intermediate player looking to make those extra cashes and take their profits to the next...

Started by Blue Chip, 08-12-2015 11:19 PM
Replies: 4 Views: 2,093
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10-28-2015 06:20 AM

Question NEEDED: Post Nominations for a New BC Sticky

Hey guys, I'm looking to make a new Beginners Circle digest sticky. While the SSNL digest sticky is pretty good in terms of depth, I think it's a...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-12-2014 03:41 PM
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10-27-2015 11:40 AM


Hey guys, quick update on the NLHE Foundations Course. I've been absurdly busy (possibly the busiest I've ever been in my life), and it's kind of...

Started by spoonitnow, 10-23-2015 04:35 PM
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10-23-2015 04:35 PM

Why would anyone ever use Bitcoin?

I have been thinking about using bitcoin to fund an account. Until, lol, I read where every time you buy a bitcoin, you get taxed on the value of it...

Started by Lltyldide, 10-23-2015 04:22 AM
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10-23-2015 04:22 AM

Video NLHE Foundations Course Supplement A: How to Use This Course

More full-fledged lessons are coming in the NLHE Foundations Course. However, I made this supplement to the course to explain how you can get the...

Started by spoonitnow, 10-01-2015 10:48 AM
Replies: 11 Views: 3,950
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10-21-2015 12:18 AM


Cash Game 1-2 Blinds 8 Players Seat 3 1st to act raises €6 / approx. €180 behind Seat 5 raises to €15 / approx. €300 behind Seat 7 c/o I wake...

Started by I_Cassoni, 10-14-2015 01:26 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 3,541
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10-20-2015 05:21 PM

First Analysis of Player

This is my first thread on analysis of a villain i see at the tables the most, building off of the work on the foundation course im starting by...

Started by doddly10, 10-02-2015 08:17 PM
Replies: 8 Views: 2,397
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10-09-2015 06:46 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #05: Pre-Flop Ranges (Part 2)

This is the discussion thread for part 5 of the NLHE Foundations Course. It's extremely, extremely important that you sign up for this FREE course...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-25-2015 10:12 AM
Replies: 17 Views: 5,702
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10-06-2015 08:15 AM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #06: Pre-Flop Ranges (Part 3)

This is the thread for the NLHE Foundations #06: Putting Opponents on Pre-Flop Ranges (Part 3). The topic is putting players on calling ranges...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-13-2015 02:50 PM
Replies: 24 Views: 6,846
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10-06-2015 08:13 AM

betonline HH converter

hey all, been a while, i won a freeroll on betonline. anyone know of a HH converter that will convert their hands. sucks no hud or tracking...

Started by WeldPhaser, 10-02-2015 05:45 PM
Replies: 1 Views: 1,609
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10-05-2015 06:16 AM

Leak Finder NL 2 Zoom 2015

Hey Guys! I'm really trying to improve over the last few weeks but results keep getting worse and I'm not sure what to concentrate my learning on....

Started by ErnieohneBert, 09-30-2015 06:28 AM
Replies: 13 Views: 2,777
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10-01-2015 07:47 PM

What's the hardest things about learning ranges?

Hey guys. What are the hardest things about learning to work with ranges? I'm going to use the answers in future strategy articles here on FTR....

Started by spoonitnow, 05-15-2015 03:34 PM
Replies: 11 Views: 3,555
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09-30-2015 09:56 PM

Video NLHE Foundations #07: Putting Opponents on Flop Ranges (Part 1)

I got your PMs of you wanting more from this series. The pre-flop stuff we did before is really the preparation for this lesson and the next two...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-30-2015 02:41 PM
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09-29-2015 01:30 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #04: Pre-Flop Ranges (Part 1)

This is the thread for part 4 of the NLHE Foundations Course. In this lesson, we start to get into what everyone has been asking about: Putting...

Started by spoonitnow, 07-08-2015 08:59 AM
Replies: 39 Views: 10,526
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09-28-2015 03:00 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #02: Hand Analysis

This is the thread for the hand analysis exercise listed as a part of the second lesson in the NLHE Foundations Course. If you're interested in this...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-21-2015 09:09 AM
Replies: 45 Views: 9,521
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09-28-2015 02:59 PM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #03: Finding a Calling Range

This is the thread for NLHE Foundations #03: Calling to Close the Action in No-Limit Hold’em. There's an exercise at the bottom of that posting, and...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-26-2015 02:04 PM
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09-28-2015 09:42 AM

Video NLHE Foundations Course #01: Exercises

The first lesson in the NLHE Foundations Course has been posted at this link. Please post the answers to your exercises in this thread. Also, post...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-17-2015 06:11 PM
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09-28-2015 06:52 AM

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