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Mid Stakes ($50NL to $600NL): 6-max or less ring game NLH strategies including Heads Up cash game play.
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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 04:13 PM
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10-01-2014 01:28 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 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

Brag: Running good

I think i had a pretty good run this night :D About 2.5 - 3 hours of swimming in a pool of fishes and good beats

Started by ZwiFT, 03-30-2008 11:02 PM
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03-31-2008 09:52 AM

Standardo?

He's 40/7/1 with a fold to flop cbet of 42%. Would it be better or worse if I had more outs to my draw? Is the 3:spade: turn better or worse than a...

Started by Irisheyes, 03-30-2008 05:36 AM
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03-31-2008 04:43 AM

25nl hands

Hand 1: V is a lagtard. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (3 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format:...

Started by dev, 03-30-2008 05:32 PM
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03-30-2008 08:21 PM

couple of 200nl hands

Villain is a huge fish running like 60/30. He hasn't been at the table long but has been 3 bet a couple of times and has called every one. Is...

Started by meeloche, 03-30-2008 05:48 PM
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03-30-2008 08:05 PM

Muzz vs Kmind Prop bet thread

Ok, so me and Kmind are having a prop bet - small stakes. Terms: 1. Play 5k hands on Monday 31st March 2. Person with the highest bb/100 logged...

Started by Muzzard, 03-27-2008 07:42 AM
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03-30-2008 05:46 PM

Wierd hand, Logic check 25nl

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) Hero ($31.10)15/7/2/41...

Started by dev, 03-30-2008 02:55 PM
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03-30-2008 05:38 PM

Simple question

You are UTG at a standard $25 NL table where nothing crazy has been happening. You have AQ suited and make a standard raise. The small blind...

Started by dalecooper, 03-30-2008 02:51 PM
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03-30-2008 04:08 PM

Table makeup

What kind of table makeup do you look for when deciding to sit at or leave a table? I was thinking about this today because I was on a completely...

Started by dalecooper, 03-30-2008 09:26 AM
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03-30-2008 03:56 PM

Combo Draw KTs

Villain was a bit spewy and overvalued TP type hands, standard way to play this? $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at ...

Started by Muzzard, 03-29-2008 07:58 PM
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03-30-2008 03:16 PM

Aces vs. flop minraise

Villain is 28/11/5 over 65 hands. I'm running taggish. I was of two minds about this. I felt like I was way ahead probably, and the guy was...

Started by dalecooper, 03-30-2008 09:57 AM
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03-30-2008 11:31 AM

3 handed question

I ran into an interesting spot tonight. Whenever I was on the BB, the Button was really aggressive, playing 40% of his hands and raising about...

Started by Ragnar4, 03-30-2008 04:37 AM
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03-30-2008 06:30 AM

three marginal hands from yesterday REPOST

I cant post in the original thread so making a new one (bug in the forum software it seems). 100NL and 200NL. Comments on all streets appreciated....

Started by pocketfours, 03-29-2008 09:40 PM
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03-30-2008 05:42 AM

QQ worth felting pf for 150bb?

Villain has been relatively active. He is raising about 60% of his buttons and is varying his raise size between min raises and 3x. He is 3 betting...

Started by thizzSantaCruz, 03-29-2008 03:48 PM
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03-30-2008 01:53 AM

QQvs Blind Stealer

Guy had like 50% blind steals, oh and I check the flop to induce action. $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 5 players Converted at weaktight.com ...

Started by Muzzard, 03-28-2008 11:02 PM
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03-30-2008 01:50 AM

couple hands from tonight.

villain here is a 22/16/3 ish, name is tamaso_13 if it rings a bell for any 200nl+ regs. imo he is kind of a donkey, but i could be wrong cause i...

Started by will641, 03-29-2008 11:22 PM
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03-30-2008 01:23 AM

Two hands from today - 10NL

Villain is 47/14/3. I wanted to push over the flop, but thought he might have A7 or A6 judging by his min raise on the flop. I had no specific reads...

Started by sil693, 03-29-2008 01:43 AM
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03-29-2008 10:03 PM

Yay an interesting hand

Opp is a 400nl 6 max reg, never have played him HU, prob knows im a 6 max reg too. This is probably the 6th hand and I havent really dont anything....

Started by IowaSkinsFan, 11-14-2007 12:40 AM
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03-29-2008 08:35 PM

QQ vs unknown, new to table.

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $2 BB (6 handed) Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) SB ($92.80) BB ($120)...

Started by will641, 03-29-2008 12:31 PM
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03-29-2008 05:17 PM

500NL too thin?

He's a reg who runs 24/6/3. Only folds to flop cbets 40% of the time though. Such a weird style of play. $2.5/$5 No Limit Holdem 3 players...

Started by Irisheyes, 03-29-2008 07:05 AM
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03-29-2008 05:02 PM

This ok?

He just sat. Probably a fish. Wtf is going on here on any street? $2.5/$5 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ...

Started by Irisheyes, 03-29-2008 07:13 AM
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03-29-2008 02:10 PM

Couple hands I had trouble with today

I have been playing rather tight on this table as I've been card dead. Showing like 14/12 in the HUD. I have history with both villains who...

Started by Silly String, 03-29-2008 02:10 AM
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03-29-2008 02:48 AM

Three marginal hands from yesterday

they are all so bad - is this a joke?

Started by The Odds God, 03-28-2008 06:07 PM
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03-29-2008 02:16 AM

Super-Tight Mechanical System

Whilst I was still technically beating 10NL, I didn't think I was doing well enough, so I changed things up pretty drastically. I never wanted to...

Started by DJJunkPauds, 03-26-2008 06:06 PM
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03-29-2008 01:59 AM

Instamucking the Kings?

Villain is very good sLAG reg (considering the environment) - Takes nice standard TAG lines, doesn't try to bluff the fish, good positional...

Started by Ash256, 03-25-2008 06:17 PM
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03-29-2008 01:47 AM

25NL SFD

Is this standard? With my inside straight+flush. CAn I call a push too. Askign coz I'm not that good with draws. $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 6...

Started by Muzzard, 03-28-2008 10:26 PM
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03-29-2008 12:41 AM

TT - interesting turn

villain is a 20/15/2.5 thinking reg. i think a raise here is pretty sick, because i doubt AA-JJ wants to stack here on this board and even if he does...

Started by will641, 03-26-2008 01:58 PM
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03-28-2008 01:13 AM

Hit trips on turn 10NL - Right line?

Deep stacked so thats the reason for the call pf, looking to hit my set. When it comes on the turn how should I play it? I assume check behind on...

Started by sil693, 03-27-2008 08:35 AM
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03-27-2008 12:32 PM

So its time for 200nl.

So I'm comfortably rolled for 200nl after a good month and I'm going to be moving up by next month. What can I expect the differences to be from...

Started by meeloche, 03-25-2008 01:07 AM
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03-27-2008 12:05 PM

3-bet JJ OOP

Villain runs 26/21/3.8 over a 500 hand sample. I have a note that says he's capable of 4-bet bluffing. I personally think he's a bit too spewy, but...

Started by Galapogos, 03-26-2008 09:47 PM
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03-27-2008 11:51 AM

best sequence ever

Villain is sauce Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $2 BB (2 handed) Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver) Hero...

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 03-27-2008 01:58 AM
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03-27-2008 11:44 AM

Ive changed, and its not for the better...help

So chrisbcritter started watching my operation and I had seen a EV graph that I posted. He had noticed that for the last 40k hands something has...

Started by jasons0147, 03-26-2008 12:32 PM
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03-27-2008 10:00 AM

Optimal line 25NL KK

$0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ($26.65) UTG+1 ($9.25) Hero ($24.65) BTN ($24.05) SB ...

Started by Muzzard, 03-26-2008 07:22 PM
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03-27-2008 05:59 AM

really tough spot vs. villain whos aware

This guy is pretty good, his preflop game was not great but post flop he was giving me a good run for my money. He was doing a good job of picking...

Started by boost, 03-18-2008 02:34 AM
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03-27-2008 12:50 AM

Trouble in SB/BB pot...

Find that i get in trouble more and more lately in spots like these. Villain runs 23/21 with about 9% 3bet rate over about a 100 hands. Easy shove...

Started by Roel, 03-26-2008 06:13 AM
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03-27-2008 12:07 AM

2 huge shoves...wuddyado?

Villain in this first hand is 41/28/2 over 91 hands. He has started 3 betting me a ton lately. At one point he had 3 bet 3 hands in a row before I...

Started by thizzSantaCruz, 03-25-2008 11:40 PM
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03-26-2008 11:49 PM

QQ multiway in 3-bet pot

BB is very nitty, no reads on UTG. Thoughts on this line? What's your play on the river? $1/$2 No Limit Holdem 6 players Converted at ...

Started by v2k, 03-26-2008 10:55 PM
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03-26-2008 11:40 PM

HU v an unimaginative station: how to beat?

I was playing a loose-passive player HU at a live HU tourney (a bracket). Things didn't go as great as I expected. To beat a calling station, you...

Started by bigslikk, 01-08-2008 12:39 PM
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03-26-2008 09:15 PM

hero call?

Villain's a donk running 40/15/4 over small sample. I have no reads on him other than stats. My image is aggro for sure and I recently have shown up...

Started by meeloche, 03-25-2008 12:15 AM
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03-26-2008 11:54 AM

interesting HU hand

Villain is pretty passive. He is 3 betting relatively often, I would guess about 7%. His 3 bet range is very polarized, either pairs, strong ace or...

Started by thizzSantaCruz, 03-16-2008 09:14 PM
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03-26-2008 07:26 AM

Yay I made a pair.. valuetown?

Only played an orbit or too so no reads, I'm pretty sure he isn't a TAG reg. Thoughts on 2nd barrel muchly appreciated, I don't actually know why...

Started by Ash256, 03-25-2008 06:22 PM
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03-26-2008 05:08 AM

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