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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


I have been trying to figure out how to play this hand. I can never feel confident enough to raise with it, yet i know it is a good hand. Some advice...

Started by !Luck, 04-21-2004 02:35 PM
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04-21-2004 04:17 PM

Little Pocket Pair Hand Values . . .

First of all, this site Rox!! and I'd like to try to make a contribution after recieveing lots of great information and advice from this site and its...

Started by Toasty, 04-08-2004 08:49 AM
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04-21-2004 07:38 AM

Approx odds of having the best pocket pair

Approximate odds you were delt the best pocket pair. I treated each hand delt as an independent event, so these numbers are only approximate and...

Started by Fnord, 02-03-2004 11:32 PM
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04-21-2004 05:20 AM

Most common mistake.

What do you guys think the most common mistake is. I would say my biggest mistake was playing too many hands. Especially in tournament play. ...

Started by strangebird, 04-19-2004 07:15 PM
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04-20-2004 05:14 PM

The Importance of Bankroll

What % n do most of you use to decide what games you can play. Limit Its been said that for limit you need between 100 - 250 big bets i.e....

Started by Toasty, 04-20-2004 10:49 AM
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04-20-2004 12:58 PM

1-2x BB auto-bet

Is it me, or are these guys common at the PP 6 player tables? I ran into 2 players last night that were almost robotic and a couple more that would...

Started by Fnord, 04-19-2004 07:26 AM
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04-20-2004 09:32 AM

NL $25 vrs $50 vrs $100

What are your guys thoughts about the higher table limits?

Started by mike4066, 04-06-2004 04:02 PM
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04-19-2004 03:53 PM

Philosophy on going/calling all-in

This is just based on my 2 months of online poker but here is what i have observed in that time on the subject of going/calling all-in. It has...

Started by jmrogers7, 03-01-2004 01:20 PM
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04-13-2004 11:48 AM

Limping in with AA from EP

Limping with AA from an early position on a full table is a deception play that I've used a few times, but just like slow play you need to have the...

Started by Fnord, 03-31-2004 09:22 AM
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04-12-2004 08:50 PM

Free card

Hi all, This is a great site + forum, I've learned a lot so far without contributing, so I thought I'd chip in and get this question answered: ...

Started by Keys, 04-11-2004 10:01 AM
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04-11-2004 06:36 PM

How do you beat good players

Even though i am not at the stage of atempting to beat good players, but i was wondering if everyone is playing tight/agressive can the game be beat?

Started by !Luck, 04-01-2004 04:24 PM
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04-08-2004 01:28 PM

Random thoughts on PP $25 NL

A couple random conclusions I've come to reguarding the $25 NL game on Party Poker. A $1 bet into a multi-pot is almost always better than a 50c...

Started by Fnord, 02-11-2004 01:07 PM
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04-06-2004 08:47 AM

Check-Raise example

Trying to understand the play in this one... Why the decision to go with a check-raise instead of just betting into him again? If he raised you...

Started by Fnord, 03-31-2004 09:14 AM
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04-01-2004 03:41 AM

Strategy for top pair with a low card flop straight threat

Yeah there is a flush threat in this one too. Anyway I hit top pair with a great kicker but there was a straight and flush threat on the board but...

Started by BoondockSaint, 03-26-2004 05:41 PM
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04-01-2004 02:25 AM


I find that reading a 2 pair is one of the hardest hands... How could you know? I find that many times my top pair is getter beat by 2 pairs, and I...

Started by rascallysquirrel, 03-24-2004 04:21 PM
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03-26-2004 10:30 AM

Heads up against the button after the flop with AQs

I'm thinking I should have re-raised him after the flop? The Jack wasn't a nice turn card though so between the raise and the numberous hands he...

Started by Fnord, 01-24-2004 03:06 AM
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03-25-2004 03:38 PM

Hold em with fewer players, playing more hands, etc.

I know this is very generalized but I'm curious what kind of guidelines people use when playing Hold Em with fewer players, ie with say 5 or 6...

Started by traveler60657, 03-22-2004 05:29 PM
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03-22-2004 05:29 PM

table of CALLERS!!

Last night I played a $5 tourny with some friends.. For the last 2 months I've won everytime we've played, which isnt really saying much. What is...

Started by rascallysquirrel, 03-19-2004 02:45 PM
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03-21-2004 06:52 AM

NL Article

One of the rare quality articles on No-Limit strategy. Interesting contrasts to this site. The style they advocate is closer to the No Limit...

Started by Fnord, 03-16-2004 03:00 PM
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03-16-2004 10:34 PM

Betting Flush Draws

How do you people usually play your flush draws (Ax or Kx suited especially, but also the more marginal ones)? Personally, I almost always bet my...

Started by , 03-12-2004 07:26 PM
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03-13-2004 01:02 PM

is AK really that good?

So most of the material I've read lists AK as a group 1 hand but I don't find myself winning with AK as much as all other group 1 hand. The...

Started by toekneechin, 03-11-2004 03:42 PM
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03-13-2004 12:26 AM

two questions...

My first question to you guys is "how do you stay focused during long bouts of junky cards?" Of course, we all watch the other players to see how...

Started by crazyeddie, 03-08-2004 12:28 PM
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03-08-2004 02:52 PM

Thoughts on betting strategies

I was giving some thought to my betting strategies in situations where I have the nuts. Here is what I find myself doing. Please offer any comments...

Started by jmrogers7, 03-03-2004 11:34 AM
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03-04-2004 09:27 AM

Keeping track of pocket pairs 10-10 and higher

I have been keeping track of how well I do with pocket pairs of 10-10, JJ, QQ, KK and AA since Friday, 2/13/04. Over the last 12 days I have won 49...

Started by jmrogers7, 02-25-2004 02:13 PM
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03-02-2004 02:52 AM

Strong is weak and weak is strong

I was told once that betting big when you have a weak hand or bluffing and betting small on a strong hand is human nature. BS (Barbra Streisand.) ...

Started by Fnord, 02-20-2004 02:14 AM
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02-27-2004 06:15 PM

Preflop Group 6

Finally got around to reading this... I think this is an error. You have a ~29% chance to flop a pair, only half the time it's the ace that...

Started by Fnord, 02-21-2004 08:15 PM
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02-22-2004 02:33 AM

ARCHIVE: Loose table strategy changes

Joel Status: Jr. Member Posts: 2 Registered: Nov 15, 2003 IP: Logged Loose table strategy changes? I played some low limit holdem this...

Started by Eric, 12-04-2003 05:18 PM
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02-21-2004 07:03 PM

Is call/re-raise the strongest betting pattern?

I've been thinking about betting patterns a bit and think that a call followed by a re-raise (often over the top) by the same player in the same...

Started by Fnord, 02-13-2004 03:04 PM
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02-19-2004 09:07 PM

First Real Money Play Results

Good news is I deposited 50 and I have decided to stop with about 120 after a few hours of playing. After getting a big smile by seeing something...

Started by Ragingguitarist18, 02-15-2004 07:11 PM
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02-19-2004 12:04 AM

Just could'nt let go

Been a few weeks since I played...played last night on PP...$25 NLHE. I have pocker AA middle position...Major screw up--when typing in bet amount...

Started by gacowboy, 02-03-2004 09:53 AM
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02-14-2004 01:53 AM

Wimped out

Ok, I know I should have ordered the hand history for this one, but noted a bit of tilt and decided to stop for the night and have a beer! $25 NL PP...

Started by gacowboy, 02-11-2004 12:58 PM
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02-11-2004 04:50 PM

Pre-flop play for groups other than 0-4 ?

Hello Tyson! You describe your pre-flop play with the 0-4 groups, but how about the rest of them? How do you play them? It would be very...

Started by Flash, 02-02-2004 07:30 AM
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02-10-2004 04:31 PM

After the Flop on AK or AQ

OK, this is once area I need to fix in my game. How would you play AK/AQ AFTER the flop in these situations (1st 3 cards): Flush draw comes up (2...

Started by Guest, 01-22-2004 04:26 AM
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01-22-2004 03:55 PM

mental leaks

Thanks for the great forum...after reading the "flopturnriver" site and this forum I switched to small stakes NL hold-em. I have a good sound base...

Started by gacowboy, 01-12-2004 08:32 AM
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01-14-2004 08:29 AM

Phil Hellmuth's Top 10 Hands

I have heard that Phil Hellmuth has the following as his top 10 hands in the limit section of his book: 1)AA 2)KK 3)QQ 4)AK 5)JJ 6)TT ...

Started by Eric, 12-25-2003 02:33 AM
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12-26-2003 11:22 PM

Ace With a Small Kicker

Aye, Ace little offsuit is a rag. Target players that aggressivly take them to showdown outside of the blinds, it's a big leak on a full no limit...

Started by Fnord, 12-19-2003 06:11 AM
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12-20-2003 02:40 AM

Pre-flop Play Groups 3 to 4

"For these Group 3 hands, I look to raise pre-flop with the first three hands (ATs, KJs, AQ), from any position" "I will play Group 4 hands from...

Started by Fnord, 12-12-2003 04:41 AM
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12-12-2003 05:18 PM

ARCHIVE: Going All-in

MagicMark Status: Jr. Member Posts: 7 Registered: Nov 13, 2003 IP: Logged Going All-in In the 11/11 Play-by-play (Pocket Rockets), you...

Started by Eric, 12-04-2003 05:16 PM
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12-04-2003 05:16 PM

ARCHIVE: Pocket Hands: What to call

Xianti Status: Jr. Member Posts: 8 Registered: Nov 15, 2003 IP: Logged Pocket Hands: What to Call In No-Limit, what are good pocket...

Started by Eric, 12-04-2003 05:15 PM
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12-04-2003 05:15 PM

ARCHIVE: Pocket Aces

pet Status: Administrator Posts: 2 Registered: Oct 31, 2003 IP: Logged Pocket Aces I think pocket Aces should almost never be...

Started by Eric, 12-04-2003 05:14 PM
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12-04-2003 05:14 PM

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