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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 05:13 PM
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10-01-2014 02:28 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 02:59 AM
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03-25-2011 02:59 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 07:44 PM
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08-30-2010 01:09 AM

close river deep

villain is 26/9 over small sample. no solid reads. from my experience a lot of people in this vpip/pfr range won't stack off with a good pair....

Started by will641, 03-30-2009 01:13 PM
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03-31-2009 05:37 PM

AQ 3 bet pot OOP.

2nd hand at table after winning the first without showdown. Only info on villains is datamined stats of several orbits (~30 hands). UTG was 30/26 and...

Started by Shifubowa, 03-31-2009 10:11 AM
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03-31-2009 03:12 PM

what should u do h/u holdem

h/u $11 i was playing against a very agressive opponent who had shown me many bluffs and was willing to 3 bet with A hi on the river, i had 1100...

Started by derekvsmith, 03-15-2009 06:03 PM
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03-31-2009 01:48 AM

Top 2 Deep

Villain just sat down w/ me. I dont remember him but have a note that says "aggro bluffy" fwiw. Thoughts on line plz and can i call? Full Tilt...

Started by yourfather, 03-23-2009 12:07 AM
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03-31-2009 01:09 AM

Strange betting pattern from villain ($6.50)

OK, this hand happened a couple of hands before the hand I would like comments on (although you can comment on this as well!) Seems pretty...

Started by Nakamura, 03-27-2009 06:21 AM
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03-30-2009 10:37 PM

flopped straight, lost on turn

Villian is nothing special, 22/18ish. $0.5/$1 No Limit Holdem 5 players Converted at weaktight.com Stacks: UTG ($196.20) CO ($278.70)...

Started by XTR1000, 03-29-2009 08:44 AM
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03-30-2009 06:30 AM

overpair on turn, 3bet pot

Its pretty early in the match. Villain has been relatively tight overall so far but has already 3bet a few times. I folded twice, and called/folded...

Started by gametight, 03-28-2009 07:51 PM
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03-29-2009 07:32 PM

100nl - ez shove?

Villain unknown. I'm pretty sure this is super-standard but i've been getting pwned in big/3bet pots the last few days. PokerStars No-Limit...

Started by , 12-26-2008 03:44 AM
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03-29-2009 05:00 PM

100NL - FD checkraised on AKx board

I just sat at the table 2 hands ago. What's our line from here? No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from...

Started by , 01-05-2009 06:27 AM
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03-29-2009 11:36 AM

100NL - 77 on low mono flop

Villain seems pretty tight preflop, no better reads. What's the plan in this hand? No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (4 handed) - Hold'em Manager...

Started by , 01-05-2009 06:33 AM
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03-29-2009 10:55 AM

100nl top 2

villain 21/10/2 , low aggression freq over small sample. what to do on turn facing raise? and what's the plan for the river? PokerStars No-Limit...

Started by , 12-18-2008 08:54 PM
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03-29-2009 08:14 AM

100nl TPGK + NFD vs presumed donk

villain 50/10 after just 10 hands. What to do here? PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from...

Started by , 12-18-2008 09:01 PM
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03-29-2009 07:30 AM

100NL - KK vs unknown

This hand sucked a lot. Villain is a total unknown, it's his 7th hand and this is the first time he's VP$IP. On the flop I could 3bet which is the...

Started by , 12-23-2008 09:37 PM
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03-29-2009 07:30 AM

100NL ez hand

villain is 24/17/6 18%3bet over only 70 hands. comments on betsizing and his range plz PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) -...

Started by , 12-25-2008 09:05 PM
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03-29-2009 07:29 AM

100 nl - TT in 3bet pot on j high gets river shoved

Villain seems like a TAG reg over 200 hands or so, around 18/15/2.5, 5% 3bet. Thoughts on all actions please. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em,...

Started by , 12-26-2008 04:04 AM
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03-29-2009 07:29 AM

100NL - 4bet bluff flops middle pair

Villain is a little laggy but not ridiculous and 3bets around 10%. Obv the 4bet was a bluff, and it should have been a little bigger. Now I've got...

Started by , 12-29-2008 09:29 PM
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03-29-2009 07:29 AM

100nl - another TT in 3bet pot

villain 22/13/12, AFreq 75% after 120 hands, 4% 3bet. So pre and flop I'm comfortable with. On turn, what line should I take? If I flat, I'm...

Started by , 12-26-2008 04:19 AM
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03-29-2009 07:29 AM

100 nl - trips, best line on the river?

Villain is unknown but after just 12 hands he's 50% vpip River line? PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter...

Started by , 12-26-2008 04:23 AM
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03-29-2009 07:28 AM

100nl - river minraise

God I hate these... the price is so good but it's always the nuts. Obv I lost the hand or I wouldn't be posting it, but would I be insane to b/f...

Started by , 12-29-2008 09:41 PM
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03-29-2009 07:28 AM

100NL - TPTK misplayed?

ugh this felt super terrible. Should have bet the turn obviously. On the river, fold or call? Villain unknown. No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6...

Started by , 12-29-2008 09:51 PM
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03-29-2009 07:28 AM

100nl - facing small turn raise

Villain 23/18/1 over 110 hands, real low fold to turn cbet. The hand before, he called in the SB, I cbet a rag board with TPWK+GSD, he raised, I...

Started by , 12-31-2008 11:22 PM
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03-29-2009 07:28 AM

100NL - combo draw on bricked turn

Villain seems competent, the only significant history came from about an hour ago when he 2barreled with air on a turn that completed the FD and I...

Started by , 01-05-2009 06:22 AM
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03-29-2009 07:27 AM

200nl TT vs unknown

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $2.00 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com have no stats on villian. my image is laggy...

Started by frosst, 03-25-2009 05:15 PM
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03-29-2009 03:43 AM

50NL: AA and KK facing raises

really unsure about my play here, please berate me as necessary. Hand 1: opponent is standard TAGG PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB...

Started by speedcake, 03-27-2009 06:53 AM
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03-29-2009 03:40 AM

JTo 3b pot in position

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (6 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com UTG ($54.60) MP ($50) CO ($50.75) Hero...

Started by Parasurama, 03-27-2009 04:41 PM
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03-29-2009 01:03 AM

99 gets checkraised on overcard

BB plays a decent game. He plays a bunch of tables, runs 23/19 and didnt get involved in pots i was in too much. The button is a total drooler. ...

Started by XTR1000, 03-28-2009 07:38 PM
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03-28-2009 09:57 PM

iopq vs. TAG 50NL

Villain is a (bad) reg running at 25/18 with a 3b of 5.7% instead of giving reads, here are all the hands I played with the guy Tell me how I'm...

Started by , 03-26-2009 12:58 AM
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03-28-2009 01:29 PM

Deep W/top two

Villain is aggro, calls 3bets wide, dbl barrels quite a bit w air, not may 3 barrels. He has c/r bluffed and raise bluffed. I don't understand...

Started by yourfather, 03-18-2009 04:30 PM
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03-27-2009 12:28 PM

2 draws where I have the choice between raising or calling

hand 1 Villain 40/10/1.0 over only 10 hands. My main question is if you like a raise or a call on the flop and why. Bonus Q: would you ever call...

Started by minSim, 03-25-2009 06:58 PM
Replies: 14 Views: 1,095
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03-27-2009 12:17 PM

400NL: 99 IP vs TAG

villain was 22/17/3 c-bet 69% On flop I put him mostly on JJ/99/88/66/55/AK/AT/JT and maybe 89. When he checks turn I still put him on the same...

Started by jimmy44, 03-25-2009 03:37 PM
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03-27-2009 12:17 PM

AA with a dirty flop vs. a loose player (200NL)

This hand below occurred right before the above one which could affect our decision. The Villian was playing 60/15/1 over 50 hands and that...

Started by I Like Pie, 03-24-2009 08:39 PM
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03-26-2009 08:59 AM

AA 3bet pot, raised on paired turn by passive

Villain had 35/4/1.7 over 80 hands (although his PFR from UTG is 22), no relevant info on 3bet pots. I have noted him being very passive in the pots...

Started by minSim, 03-25-2009 07:08 PM
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03-26-2009 07:49 AM

AQ with ace high flop facing raise

i think i played this post flop really badly...flop raiser is running 54/17 over 24 hands. guy calling behind me on flop was 34/6 over 120 hands. the...

Started by b-rabbit, 03-25-2009 09:55 PM
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03-25-2009 11:18 PM

3 hands for review

hand 1 BTN was 19/16/2.9 over 149 hands. SB 27/19/4.0 over 38 hands, no idea about his flop donk. I'm not sure about calling or raising flop as I...

Started by minSim, 03-24-2009 07:01 PM
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03-25-2009 06:51 PM

heads up

I love playing heads up NL holdem at the sit n go tournaments. I won over a 1k at pokerstars, I started out playing at $6 tables all the way up to...

Started by lshion, 03-11-2009 08:56 PM
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03-25-2009 06:23 PM

What's my 3b for value range?

Villain sat down recently PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (5 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com MP ($15.05)...

Started by , 03-24-2009 02:08 AM
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03-25-2009 02:53 PM

how do u play pocket AA?

i cant seem to figure out a good way to play aces heads up i try to make money but cant seem to win the hand by getting to the river and then i lose...

Started by grimreaper007, 03-23-2009 08:11 PM
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03-25-2009 03:29 AM

200nl AQ meh turn against Fish.

Villain is running like 40/7. Hasn't done anything outta the ordinary. I don't know if he notices or not but I'm running like 32/29 and 3 betting a...

Started by bikes, 03-22-2009 10:59 PM
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03-24-2009 04:17 PM

Some 6max NL50 hands

Hand 1: Villain had a high ATS, although it went down as the session went on. His stats looked laggy at the time, but his PFR went down later so he...

Started by , 03-22-2009 03:24 AM
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03-24-2009 04:13 PM

Incredibly deep (350bb), incredibly sad

Villain is your standard 53/33/1.4 running like god. From the few hands I've seen him play, he's not very crazy but he calls like a mofo. He chased a...

Started by Galapogos, 03-23-2009 12:10 AM
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03-23-2009 07:43 PM

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