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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

Arrow BC General Chat Thread

Hey all of you guys who have joined my NLHE Foundations Course. This is the new general chat thread for the BC regulars like yourselves. I propose...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-05-2015 01:03 PM
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09-16-2015 06:01 PM


Question, I have been a live poker since the late 60's. I just started to play online poker about a month ago. Are all sites awful? Just a few...

Started by aceyducey, 09-12-2015 08:05 AM
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09-13-2015 09:18 PM

How to Post Hands Directly From Hold'em Manager 2

Thanks to Keith for these instructions. I'll be including this thread in a soon-to-come BC digest sticky.

Started by spoonitnow, 09-25-2014 12:07 AM
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09-08-2015 12:27 PM

Lightbulb Mini Lessons Thread

The free NLHE Foundations Course has gotten pretty popular, but I realize that it's not for everybody. Not everyone wants to put in a lot of work at...

Started by spoonitnow, 08-13-2015 05:36 PM
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09-08-2015 09:50 AM

August 2015 - Leak finder

OK so posting graph and stats for August 2015. Hoping to find some leaks. Graph Stats

Started by Cobra_1878, 09-02-2015 02:22 PM
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09-08-2015 09:36 AM

WCOOP streaming live on Twitch

Watch solid players streaming pokerstars live (well, short delay) throughout the WCOOP. Jason Somerville: ...

Started by MadMojoMonkey, 09-07-2015 09:47 PM
Replies: 1 Views: 978
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09-07-2015 10:10 PM

Lightbulb [spoonitnow strategy] Developing a Feel for Equities in NLH Pt 1: Draws in Your Range

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Started by spoonitnow, 10-05-2013 06:41 PM
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09-02-2015 11:15 PM

Downswing or just can't play poker, the way it's making me feel anyway.

I struggle to see where I am going wrong with this it seems to be the biggest losing streak I have went through. It makes me question whether I am...

Started by MrFerguson91, 09-02-2015 01:07 PM
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09-02-2015 08:10 PM

Poker Tracker

I've been away for a week or so whilst I await Poker Tracker and now it;s arrived i need some quick help. I know you can run all manner of...

Started by D.O.A, 08-27-2015 12:55 PM
Replies: 2 Views: 1,255
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08-29-2015 03:52 AM

Variance This Weekend

Just wanted to drop in a graph for new players to show them just how turbulent results can be in the short term and reinforce how important proper...

Started by The Bean Counter, 08-23-2015 07:37 PM
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08-25-2015 07:48 AM

Best and safest Online Poker site.

Hi: I am an American living in Virginia. I am trying to get started playing Online Poker (not Video Poker), but I cannot find a reliable, top-notch...

Started by Timberfan, 08-12-2015 07:03 PM
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08-24-2015 06:12 PM

Bet sizing to break even when stealing from the btn

I know that as a general rule of thumb the tighter your two villains in the blinds are, the more widely you should steal from the button. What I'm a...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-05-2015 04:01 PM
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08-21-2015 11:07 PM

Party Poker and other questions

Friends, Romans, Gentlemen, Lend me your aces. I am about to immerse myself seriously into the murky waters of microstakes and have a few...

Started by D.O.A, 08-13-2015 05:41 PM
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08-20-2015 07:55 PM

texas holdem and plo game

i think today texas holdem and plo is most entertainy and playing game form of poker

Started by nobleaces, 08-20-2015 07:57 AM
online poker india, play poker game
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08-20-2015 11:19 AM

Help im not as good as i thought!

hi, i have been playing llive and on line a lot over the last three years...the problem is my bankroll doesnt seem to grow...infact over the last six...

Started by mrfreeeeeze, 06-28-2010 10:14 PM
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08-19-2015 02:38 PM

difference between merging and balancing

I've come across these terms "merging" and "balancing" a bunch lately, and I'm not quite sure I understand the actual difference between the two,...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-14-2015 01:45 AM
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08-18-2015 09:16 PM

does reverse float = donk?

I've seen the term "reverse float" used a few places online (not in this forum, and it's not in the FTR glossary), but I can't quite tell if it's the...

Started by rowhousepd, 08-18-2015 06:22 AM
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08-18-2015 02:56 PM

open face points

didnt get my 1k points for registering account. anyone know why?

Started by Tasty, 08-12-2015 03:27 AM
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08-12-2015 02:44 PM

how to win at this game?

playing it but not making money what is wrong?

Started by goopxx, 08-12-2015 07:31 AM
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08-12-2015 08:50 AM

Bonus Question

Party Poker are offering rewards for completion of "missions". Playing $10 tables, if I first win a hand at showdown with Quads and then later with a...

Started by norman, 08-05-2015 04:31 PM
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08-11-2015 04:36 PM

Dan Harrington on Cash Games Vol 1

I ordered this book should be arriving shortly I am guessing a few on here have read it, any good?

Started by MrFerguson91, 08-11-2015 07:27 AM
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08-11-2015 07:27 AM

guidelines for postflop raise amounts

I know there is not single, one-size-fits-all answer to this, but I'm just looking for a very rough guideline because I'm realizing I've been all...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-17-2015 06:45 PM
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08-03-2015 07:53 AM

Poker and Macs

I'm getting a new setup here in a week that will be a customized mac with 3 monitors, mainly for my music production but I am going to use it for...

Started by MrFerguson91, 07-31-2015 07:33 AM
Replies: 5 Views: 1,059
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08-03-2015 07:45 AM

TAG or TAGfish

Hey guys! After I have played exactly 20005 Hands (2 NL on pokerstars), I want to know if I am a TAG or a TAGfish. To be honest, I feel like I...

Started by Pursu7it, 07-26-2015 12:03 PM
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07-26-2015 05:35 PM

6 max open ranges

Hi everyone i've been trying to work on some basic 6 max hand open ranges and came up with the following , is there any adjustments anyone would make...

Started by AceVentura, 07-22-2015 05:13 AM
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07-23-2015 09:59 AM

new/recent book recommendation for NLHE cash games

It's been several years since I've played poker online. I was never all that good -- pretty much breakeven at micro & low limits. But I've gotten...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-18-2015 05:38 PM
Replies: 13 Views: 5,327
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07-22-2015 01:58 AM

Sklansky Dollars vs All-In EV

I just came across the term "Sklansky Dollars" (or "Sklansky Bucks") here at and a couple of other places online. I'm not positive,...

Started by rowhousepd, 07-17-2015 05:16 AM
Replies: 6 Views: 1,767
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07-19-2015 01:42 AM

Poker Superstition

I am asking out of curiosity only. I am not saying I believe or disbelieve, but I am curious. Has anyone ever heard of a poker superstition that...

Started by FlushhDraw, 07-11-2015 01:58 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 1,312
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07-16-2015 03:28 PM

Give Me Three Minutes and I'll Make You a Better Bluffer

Give Me Three Minutes and I'll Make You a Better Bluffer

Started by spoonitnow, 02-26-2015 03:30 PM
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07-10-2015 04:39 AM

Video [FREE] Sample of NLHE Foundations Course: Starting Hand Value

Hey everybody, Because I'm currently taking sign-ups for my Free No-Limit Hold'em Foundations Course, I thought I'd give you guys an idea of the...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-08-2015 08:18 AM
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07-05-2015 05:38 PM

Watch WSOP 2015 online

This is pretty late notice, but I only stumbled into it recently. WSOP is streaming final tables at this link. At the final table of the $1,500...

Started by MadMojoMonkey, 07-02-2015 04:00 PM
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07-02-2015 04:00 PM

Tell Your Tilt Story (Read About the Time I Threw Up...)

Back in 2005, I was playing 25nl with my $80 bankroll (brilliant idea), and managed to run my stack up to about $50. Another guy who had me covered...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-03-2015 10:07 PM
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06-29-2015 09:43 AM

general poker thoughts

I wanted to share some poker thoughts that have helped me over the years. These are in no particular order. This is a partial list. 1. Have the...

Started by Eric, 05-27-2015 02:11 PM
Replies: 14 Views: 3,020
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06-18-2015 11:27 AM

party poker new promo "dollar club"

So i just spent half an hour chatting to party support. They have an excellent new promotion called the "dollar club"... basically, you have to...

Started by langaan, 06-13-2015 06:49 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 4,214
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06-15-2015 02:47 PM

Tilt tilt and more tilt

I have a problem with tilt lol Was running deep tonight in the big $11, $65k on PS, about 400 left out of around 7000, sitting with about 30/40k...

Started by MrFerguson91, 02-10-2015 07:46 PM
Replies: 58 Views: 13,301
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06-12-2015 08:18 AM

Stupid question in "there are no stupid questions area". How do you win more flips?

I find myself getting to late stages of tournaments and seem to just be consistently losing flips when they matter the most (ie. either: becoming a...

Started by Weissr, 04-22-2015 07:34 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 3,051
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06-07-2015 01:14 PM

What to spend fpps on?

I'm a silverstar at pokerstars. The 30K 100 fpp buy in and the satellites to the 100k monthly freeroll for goldstar (130 fpp) are the best options?

Started by matiusaa, 05-25-2015 11:10 PM
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06-07-2015 01:13 PM

Some Fun Examples of Blockers

The math of blockers is kind of straight-forward and boring. Instead of dwelling on that, I want to show some fun and practical examples of where...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-06-2015 10:47 AM
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06-06-2015 10:47 AM

Are you intimidated to talk with us about poker?

Anyone in this boat? I need you to post here and let me know. I'm looking to do something about it.

Started by spoonitnow, 06-03-2015 11:40 PM
Replies: 4 Views: 1,316
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06-04-2015 09:17 AM

Question about the bet slider and buttons on Pokerstars

About the buttons on the betting tool on PS where it says, min, 3 BB, Pot, Max just above the slider Watching a few streams on twitch and I have...

Started by MrFerguson91, 05-28-2015 05:40 PM
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05-29-2015 12:27 PM

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