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Sticky Thread Sticky: Poker Sites for US Players.

The situation for USA players at the moment is quite fluid as more states open up to regulated poker sites and some states ban players from sites.The...

Started by Keith, 04-11-2014 03:57 AM
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12-03-2017 05:25 PM

Sticky Thread Sticky: SSNL Digest (Best Threads. Start here)

Special thanks to RPM for putting this together. Here are links to the most helpful and popular articles written by our own forum members for...

Started by jyms, 01-12-2014 02:18 PM
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09-10-2014 07:59 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: The Complete Spoonitnow Strategy Anthology

(05/16/13) - The Process of Learning in Poker(Discussion Thread) (05/23/13) - Applications and Limitations of the Alpha Value(Discussion Thread)...

Started by spoonitnow, 04-05-2015 06:07 PM
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07-18-2015 06:44 PM

$1.26 an hour

Actually, EV adjusted HEM2 says it's really $.43 an hour, or in other words, probably below sweatshop wages. Hell prisoners working for practically...

Started by JimmyS1985, 09-11-2016 03:06 PM
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09-23-2016 12:58 PM

$10 zone

hero is CO with :qc: :tc: ( effective stacks are $11.42) and opens to .30,fold, SB calls, BB folds pot is .70 flop comes :9s: :3h: :jc: SB...

Started by acg123, 12-08-2014 11:30 PM
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12-23-2014 09:34 AM

$10 zone

hero has ($9.85) :ah: :kc: in SB MP ($20.85) opens 3xBB to .15 hero calls pot is .37 flop comes :2d: :4h: :5h: hero checks, MP bets...

Started by acg123, 12-18-2014 10:25 PM
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01-01-2015 03:29 PM

$2NL 99 - Value bet river?

Kind of a trivial hand but I don't value bet the river nearly enough. Wondering if this is one of those times or if check back with showdown value is...

Started by TNreg, 07-25-2013 05:06 PM
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07-26-2013 11:00 PM

$2NL Good Spot to Barrel Turn?

I'm trying to be more aggressive on the turn. Villain is 30/5 over 100 hands. Folds to cbets about 50%. Notes on him are he limps with AK, AQ, AJ, KQ...

Started by TNreg, 08-01-2013 10:22 PM
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08-02-2013 05:30 AM

$2NL KJs OESD+FD vs Maniac

Villain is 47/19 over 73 hands at this point. Very aggro postflop (67 AFq). Hindsight tells me I shoulda just left the table with this dude on my...

Started by TNreg, 08-03-2013 08:43 AM
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08-03-2013 04:26 PM

$2NL KQ multiway - river decision & bet sizing?

MP2 is fishy 61/7 over decent sample. MP1 is 24/8. Both are pretty passive and I think I'm way ahead of both on the flop/turn, although I don't see...

Started by TNreg, 07-27-2013 07:44 AM
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07-27-2013 03:35 PM

$2NL QQ on the button

Hello, can I give you my thoughts on this hand - I just want to see if I am reading boards the right way and not missing anything obvious. ...

Started by VoktorBlim, 07-26-2013 03:39 PM
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07-27-2013 01:52 PM

$4nl AA in the big blind

I find myself getting into bad situations playing big pocket pairs on a paired board. Pre: After calling my 3-bet, I figure his range to be...

Started by ledfut, 03-16-2015 09:31 PM
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03-18-2015 02:58 PM

$5 - 6max - Zone

Bovada Zone , $0.05 BB (6 handed) - BB ($5.39) Hero (UTG) ($7.85) MP ($7.72) CO ($2.90) Button ($5.20) SB ($3.18) Preflop: Hero is UTG...

Started by acg123, 01-20-2015 05:44 PM
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02-11-2015 08:48 PM

$5 zone AA multiway 100bbs

zone on bovada. hero is UTG with As Ah and opens .15 2 folds, BTN calls, BB calls pot is .47 flop is 9s Jd Js BB checks, hero bets .30 BTN...

Started by acg123, 11-24-2014 08:54 PM
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12-05-2014 09:30 PM

(2n) ATo in BB multi-way...

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 UTG: $2.08 (VPIP: 22.22, PFR: 22.22,...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-06-2016 11:50 AM
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01-07-2016 06:33 AM

(2nl) 99 UTG 4b pot 3-way flop

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 BTN: $2.27 (VPIP: 17.86, PFR: 14.29,...

Started by WeldPhaser, 12-30-2015 01:00 PM
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01-04-2016 11:12 AM

(2nl) 44 in BB, cc after passive nit opens BU, Turn bink..

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 SB: $3.39 (VPIP: 27.08, PFR: 18.75, 3Bet...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-08-2016 02:00 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 2,051
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01-15-2016 04:09 AM

(2nl) A9o in BB vs, lagtard 3b pot

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 MP: $2.16 (VPIP: 24.69, PFR: 20.99, 3Bet...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-07-2016 06:41 PM
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01-10-2016 08:18 PM

(2nl) AKs in CO 4b pot vs. nitty

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 BTN: $6.99 (VPIP: 18.53, PFR: 10.86,...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-06-2016 09:49 AM
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01-06-2016 06:46 PM

(2nl) ATs in BB vs. BU. getting priced out.....

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 CO: $2.07 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-08-2016 09:42 AM
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01-09-2016 06:47 AM

(2nl) FR- KJo in CO vs. unknown UTG limper.

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 Hero (CO): $2.08 BTN: $2.80 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR:...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-15-2016 09:56 AM
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01-15-2016 12:15 PM

(2nl) full ring (short) AKs iso utg,

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 7 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 UTG: $0.98 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop:...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-15-2016 08:12 AM
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01-15-2016 07:38 PM

(2nl) Kd3c in SB , ss'd , and a simple steal goes crazy..

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 4 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 CO: $2.69 (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-15-2016 11:24 AM
Replies: 12 Views: 2,818
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03-21-2016 01:40 PM

(2nl) QJs UTG two fishy callers...

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 CO: $1.85 (VPIP: 58.33, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-06-2016 10:13 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 1,353
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01-06-2016 06:33 PM

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FTR is giving away a free Kindle book by the author of "The Poker Mindset", Matthew Hilger. The Kindle book titled "Texas Hold'em Odds and...

Started by jyms, 04-10-2014 09:11 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 524
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04-10-2014 06:35 PM

1 More hand (2nl)

The question here is how often is our opponent getting to the river with non jx type hands. Not sure how spewy we are being here. Perhaps checking...

Started by Mr. Bucket, 08-12-2017 11:13 PM
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09-24-2018 03:44 PM

10$ pot, all-in with Nut Flushdraw and Middle Pair

This hand was from last week but it still stings the fish in this hand were going crazy back and forth like maniacs in the past couple hands in a row...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-27-2020 04:44 PM
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01-29-2020 01:08 PM

1010 vs AA

So I'm just relearning the game after years off... Hoping to get your read on a hand I had today... First off, I have seen this guy raise with...

Started by T00LZ, 06-18-2018 12:08 AM
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06-19-2018 04:32 AM

102s, 276bb pot after the rake bovada 25nl

Ordinarily I don't really advocate XC'ing 3 streets, but I set this hand up so perfectly it must be posted. So IMO, and it might even be a fact, if...

Started by JimmyS1985, 05-08-2016 01:13 AM
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05-08-2016 07:59 AM

10k hands stats check-up

Not sure if this would be more appropriate in the beginners circle, so move it if I'm in the wrong section. In november I started playing 5€ NL...

Started by Shizu, 12-19-2014 03:56 PM
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12-24-2014 01:51 PM

10NL - ATo Blind vs Blind flopped TPTK facing aggression.

Managed to get through 3k hands today on a day off and won a few BI's playing pretty solid, however this hand proved to be my most difficult spot. ...

Started by KyeBuff, 05-16-2014 05:31 PM
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05-18-2014 11:46 PM

10NL - River - hand check?

Hi guys, Some hand I wanted a check. Villain is one of the best players at my level. Might see me at weak/tight or maybe not, really don't know....

Started by jimmy44, 02-11-2017 11:12 AM
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02-12-2017 08:08 AM

10nl 2nd pair w/blockers

$0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem 6 Players Stacks: Hero (UTG) ($11.54) 115bb UTG+1 ($13.44) 134bb CO ($11.48) 115bb BTN ($4.66)...

Started by Savy, 04-21-2014 11:21 AM
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04-24-2014 12:56 AM

10nl 5 thin river value spots

Which ones would you bet, and how much? Hand 1 villain is 21/15 over 250 SB ($4.22) BB ($13.86) UTG ($7.31) MP ($13.26) Hero (CO) ($22.73)...

Started by dev, 06-06-2013 09:08 PM
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06-07-2013 10:31 PM

10nl 55 in SB vs. stealing BU.

villain fl-cbet=33%(3/9), hasn't raised post- flop at all, has been really stealy in CO(47%) and on BU(50%), I'd rather re-steal with a polarized...

Started by WeldPhaser, 08-23-2013 08:59 PM
Replies: 16 Views: 1,498
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08-25-2013 11:59 PM

10nl 75s otb , bllinds flat. oesd & bd otf

Sb is fish. BB Is decentish no hud Since this basically your abc cbet I pretty much bet because of this, but in retro I have a lot of equity...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-20-2014 12:04 PM
Replies: 5 Views: 1,142
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01-20-2014 05:56 PM

10nl 77 btm set , bad board flop lead jam

Ok, BB-no reads bought in full, btn not looking great only 6 hands though.. i call his 3b to mainly set mine, and we get it, but then he open jams...

Started by WeldPhaser, 07-07-2013 10:32 AM
Replies: 8 Views: 1,075
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07-12-2013 12:51 AM

10nl 77 ep vs. BB flat... double barrel?

Villain hasn't 3b in Blinds vs. early opener, FTCB= 50%(1/2) , i've been fairly aggressive pre, and post but this is our first run in this sesh. ...

Started by WeldPhaser, 08-04-2013 09:08 AM
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08-08-2013 12:27 PM

10nl 88 on BU, straight OTT, river trouble.

Haven't posted a hand in a bit, in between net providers. SB is taggish, i havent tangled with him too much yet. he's been fit/fold post. BB has...

Started by WeldPhaser, 08-19-2013 06:19 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 1,149
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08-20-2013 06:22 PM

10nl 88 on bu. 3b pot

{spam link}10nl 88 on BU 3b pre.. sb is 38/0 passive, bb is 14/11/3 nitty regVillain is 27/19/0 over 100 Fto3b=67%(2/3) Ftocbet=50%(2/4){spam...

Started by WeldPhaser, 06-25-2013 09:13 PM
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06-25-2013 10:17 PM

10nl A7o in SB 3b pre | surprised by equity

BU isn't quite as nitty as stats show, like 14/12/2 over 200, BU steal is 28%, and foldto3b = 84% So 3b here is pretty standardish i think. and...

Started by WeldPhaser, 08-30-2013 06:27 PM
Replies: 10 Views: 1,357
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08-31-2013 05:53 PM

10nl AK TPTK , UTG facing turn min-ra

I have a ton of hands that i should have probably posted during my slacker streak. I'm going to post a couple. They may not be the most compelling,...

Started by WeldPhaser, 01-03-2013 07:31 PM
Replies: 12 Views: 1,555
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06-25-2013 09:22 PM

10nl AKo iso raised 2 l/c'ers , flop ra , Low coordinated..

Should I even cbet this board vs. unknown??? Maybe this hits an ep l/c range idk... thoughts? Revolution Gaming Network - $0.10 NL (6 max) -...

Started by WeldPhaser, 07-07-2013 08:56 AM
Replies: 5 Views: 950
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07-07-2013 10:37 AM

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