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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

Active forum?

Is this section of the forum very active, it seems a little quiet? I have just started playing 50NL, so not sure whether to post the hands here,...

Started by Cobra_1878, 02-28-2014 11:07 AM
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02-28-2014 09:14 PM

1/2 zoom. Bit of a tricky spot.

Assume competent opponent. Thoughts? I've already come up with what i think is best and why, but just out of interest I wanted to hear from some...

Started by AnTman_69, 11-01-2013 07:38 AM
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02-28-2014 12:58 PM

1 table sng strategy

Hello I was wanting to know what sort of strategy I should do for a 9 man max sng should I be more agro when it come to the bubble? any advice would...

Started by SinkieCon, 11-21-2013 08:20 AM
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02-27-2014 10:02 PM

Expert HU NLHE - Will Tipton.. anyone read it?

Was thinking of grabbing a book & that book 'Expert Heads Up No Limit Hold'em' (Will Tipton) grabbed my eye but haven't heard much about it. Has...

Started by Poker Orifice, 01-28-2014 10:15 PM
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01-28-2014 10:15 PM

2/4: buy the river

Villain is decent reg. Hero ($400) BB ($539) CO ($548) BU ($400) Dealt to Hero K:club: Q:club: fold, BU raises to $10, Hero raises to $34,...

Started by pocketfours, 01-03-2014 10:21 PM
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01-14-2014 10:02 AM

some bluffs to wake up this quiet forum

1. Villain is decent reg NL Holdem $1(BB) Replayer SB ($41.50) Hero ($131) CO ($48.74) BTN ($100) Dealt to Hero J:diamond: 8:diamond: fold,...

Started by pocketfours, 01-03-2014 10:04 PM
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01-07-2014 12:42 AM

NL Euro 100 - Turn showdown hand into bluff on the river IP?

Hi Guys. This hand is an easy check back or shove imo. Hope your responenses clearify my pov. Prima No-Limit Hold'em, €100 BB (5 handed) - Prima...

Started by Capua, 12-22-2013 08:38 AM
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12-29-2013 10:38 PM

5/10: Strange river spot deep

Villain is a very good hyperaggro reg lagtard who plays higher stakes. SB ($1,017) BB ($2,736) Hero ($3,237) Dealt to Hero 2:heart: K:heart: ...

Started by pocketfours, 10-25-2013 02:58 AM
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12-24-2013 12:41 PM

Full house facing river shove

Playing at the usual 25/50 game. Folded to Villain at the cut-off (good loose aggressive, steals from LP a lot, showed down 5-3 in the button and...

Started by thefishtank, 08-04-2011 11:57 PM
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12-18-2013 01:24 AM

3b Pot Nitty Indecision

Both villain are on the laggier side of 28/20/7 pre, no close reads post. Is wondering about this a waste of time? ***** Hand History for...

Started by Genitruc, 10-25-2013 08:48 PM
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11-06-2013 12:34 AM

EZ Game

Villain is your run-of-the-mill 60/30/3 (!?!), no history. Just making sure this is an insta-muck-and-don't-think-twice: Grabbed by Holdem...

Started by Genitruc, 10-29-2013 02:46 PM
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11-06-2013 12:30 AM

TAG stats? (Moved from limit forum)

EditThis thread was posted in the limit forum but I think the conversation should be continued where it can be discussed further. I would like it to...

Started by floweryhead, 10-08-2013 04:06 PM
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10-31-2013 09:00 AM

HALP! deep with AA.

Thoughts on my line here. I think preflop should probably be a flat since I have 2 squeezers ahead and we're almost 200bbs deep. I decide to check...

Started by Carroters, 10-09-2013 10:23 AM
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10-28-2013 07:02 PM

Dwan v Blom $200k HU - 9th Dec 3pm ET

Press Release announces Dwan vs Blom rematch Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom to play for $200,000 from 15:00 ET...

Started by Pascal, 12-07-2012 02:40 PM
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10-12-2013 12:19 AM

Nitty and Weird

Villain is a bit of an unpredictable aggro reg (25/21/14) who plays higher quite a bit. In my experience he folds a bit too much facing heavy heat. I...

Started by Genitruc, 10-10-2013 12:10 PM
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10-10-2013 11:01 PM

Turned nuts in 3-bet pot. Line Check.

Villain is a pretty massive 3 bettor over this sample. Does anyone prefer jamming turn? I basically just wanted to leave his range as wide as...

Started by Carroters, 10-09-2013 10:18 AM
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10-09-2013 10:38 AM

A monotone 3-bet pot with top two.

These spots are a kind of situation I think I misplay fairly often. What's your plan for this hand. I definitely don't love trying to raise/call the...

Started by Carroters, 10-07-2013 01:23 PM
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10-08-2013 05:29 AM

NL $50 - low flush OOP facing All-in on the river

Party No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (6 handed) - Party Converter Tool from BB ($70) CO ($58.20) Hero (MP) ($52.96) SB ($19) Button ($51.78) UTG...

Started by Capua, 09-30-2013 02:16 PM
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10-03-2013 12:26 AM

KK on tricky turn.

CO is some kind of random passive fish. The MP reg in this hand seems pretty good so far, very solid and is starting tables. I'm kind of torn between...

Started by Carroters, 07-03-2013 10:37 AM
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09-28-2013 09:00 AM

KJs considering nitting up a river.

Villian is a reg I don't have any history with. So far he's c-bet 4 times out of 4. BB is a fish who seems pretty passive. I go for a c/r on the...

Started by Carroters, 09-11-2013 09:15 AM
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09-25-2013 03:40 PM

HUSnG, micros, Tracking villain's frequencies...?

Not sure if this is the best forum for this HU question. I did a search on "husng" and this forum appeared to be the one most related... I'm...

Started by AcesFull, 09-17-2013 03:43 PM
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09-18-2013 02:03 PM

AA in 3-bet pot. How's my line?

Villain is completely unknown but is playing 8 tables so therefore reg. I think betting 3 is just mega towning myself here assuming he 4 bets stuff...

Started by Carroters, 09-16-2013 12:14 PM
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09-18-2013 05:23 AM

So when they take weird lines it's for value right?

Villain seems like a standard reg and is folding to 80% of 3-bets. I've been 3-betting smallish IP recently as people love to auto 4-bet way too...

Started by Carroters, 09-15-2013 02:05 PM
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09-17-2013 09:52 AM

3b bluff reg, unexpected visitor

.5/1 No Limit Holdem 6 Players Hand Conversion Powered by Table Afterburner Stacks: UTG (101) 101bb UTG+1 ...

Started by d0zer, 09-11-2013 10:24 PM
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09-13-2013 12:45 PM

KQo in squeezed pot facing scary turn c/r

Villain is 24/17 and has folded to 2/2 3-bets over 140 hands. I don't really remember having played any significant pots with him. UTG (who is really...

Started by Carroters, 09-09-2013 03:49 PM
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09-09-2013 04:34 PM

100NL: 3bet pot: Semi-bluff OESD TURN?

No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from Hero (BB) ($113.10) UTG ($100.10) MP ($113.20)...

Started by jimmy44, 12-14-2008 11:48 AM
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09-05-2013 09:58 PM

KK faces nit flop raise.

So villain is a nit, he's not raised a c-bet in this sample. I'm trying to decide between the line I took here and just folding to the flop raise...

Started by Carroters, 09-01-2013 02:24 PM
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09-04-2013 05:49 PM

KJo in 3-bet pot, weird river spot.

Start of the session so no real reads or history with villain. I'm not sure if I'd rather just barrel off here rather than checking turn, thoughts on...

Started by Carroters, 09-01-2013 02:25 PM
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09-04-2013 02:05 PM

4-bet pot vs cold calling fish.

Villain's 4th hand at the table. He's limped, is not full stacked and is certainly some kind of fish. The squeezer has an 8% 3-bet, I expect him to...

Started by Carroters, 09-01-2013 02:21 PM
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09-03-2013 04:38 PM

Few Overbet Hands

Some (or all) of these might be bad spew. But after the recent talk of overbetting in the other thread, I felt kinda compelled to look for spots...

Started by Stacks, 08-07-2013 05:37 PM
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08-15-2013 04:04 PM

Speaking of overbets

Villain is a 24/20 reg. 54% steal from BTN. F/T/R cbet stats of 67%/51%/57%. I don't believe I've seen him overbet before, or at least I don't...

Started by Stacks, 07-23-2013 12:22 AM
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08-08-2013 06:40 AM

Range splitting

I was reminded of this by something Gabe posted about putting hands in ranges. I read on 2+2 that another pro said about Sauce that "Sauce's way of...

Started by jackvance, 08-07-2013 04:45 PM
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08-07-2013 07:41 PM

3 Hands

Hand 1 - Villain is a 23/18 reg. Total 3bet of 9% (4% v EP opens). Total flop cbet of 86% (90% in 3b pots). MP: $119.52 CO: $154.53 BTN:...

Started by Stacks, 08-06-2013 02:21 PM
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08-07-2013 04:24 PM

KQs SB vs MP facing weird turn raise.

Villain is a pretty aggro LAG who I've been battling a bunch with. He's recently called me down and lost extremely light after checking back a flop...

Started by Carroters, 07-31-2013 04:16 PM
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08-06-2013 03:36 PM

3 Line Checks From Today

Hey guys, downswinging hard right now and wanting to make sure none of these are horrible. 1. Not played with villain before today. How is my...

Started by Carroters, 07-23-2013 02:56 PM
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08-06-2013 02:19 PM

Two River Spots. To Bluff or Not?

1. Villain is an aggro reg. I fully expect him to blast this river with anything I beat. Pretty sure I'm almost never good when he checks here. I...

Started by Carroters, 07-30-2013 11:43 AM
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08-06-2013 02:17 PM

3-bet pot turn line please.

Help my turn play is awful. I'm fairly confident villain is a weaker passive non reg, I've not seen him before and he was repping some kind of silver...

Started by Carroters, 07-21-2013 06:17 PM
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07-30-2013 12:09 PM

I Raised then I betted then this happened.

Villain is a fairly std reg, nothing out of the ordinary from him so far. He calls the flop instantly and his turn timing is pretty quick too. I kind...

Started by Carroters, 07-23-2013 07:35 PM
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07-28-2013 04:52 PM

Facing Ridic Overbet.

Villain is a reg, haven't played a great deal with him. He's not c/r'd a flop yet in this sample. So this is really gross because he seems to reps...

Started by Carroters, 07-21-2013 07:24 PM
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07-28-2013 04:25 PM

Three Hands From Tomorrow

1. This isn't a line I'd usually take. I think a lot of regs give this kind of line credit and I rep a good bit of Ax here as well as some kind of...

Started by Carroters, 07-18-2013 11:24 AM
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07-21-2013 07:23 PM

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