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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: 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

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

Donk betting the turn

I've been making use of this play a lot, when I feel I'm in a situation that donk betting is superior to check/calling and check/raising, and check...

Started by JimmyS1985, 11-06-2016 03:57 AM
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05-08-2020 04:09 PM

Its better to be delusional than broke

Started by Keith, 02-29-2020 10:08 AM
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03-02-2020 02:22 PM

Help with this hand plz, was confused on how to play it

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG ($1.84) 92bb...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-25-2020 06:48 AM
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02-27-2020 07:56 PM

JJ extracting value,were my bets too small?

PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 8 players Replay this hand on Upswing Poker UTG: $2.41 (121 bb) UTG+1: $1.32 (66 bb) MP (Hero):...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-14-2020 12:56 AM
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02-24-2020 12:43 PM

Does this OP have logic behind his responses and plays?

OP is betting small on flop and turn, I am wondering are we really trying to bet this size ? it feels to small, are we being called by worse or...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-21-2020 09:01 PM
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02-22-2020 07:43 PM

Can someone look at this hand and tell me if this is spew or logical play by OP?

https://forum.pokercoaching.com/forum/hand-history-review/online-tournament/33719-raising-the-back-door-and-i-think-it-s-good

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-15-2020 04:41 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 252
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02-17-2020 01:46 PM

Calling all MojoMonkeys and OngBongas, was this bluff bad?

Villain stats VPIP 53/PFR 6/AF 2 over 30 hands PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 9 players Replay this hand on Upswing Poker ...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-05-2020 04:31 PM
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02-17-2020 04:10 AM

AQ 3-bet pot, villain is donk-barreling. Whats his range here? Do we let go of TPTK?

PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 8 players Hand delivered by Upswing Poker UTG: $2.25 (113 bb) UTG+1: $1.31 (66 bb) MP: $1.70 ...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-14-2020 01:07 AM
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02-14-2020 02:29 PM

Forum Down for Maintenance on February 13 @ 10 PM ET

https://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/ftr-feedback-announcements/forum-down-maintenance-february-13-%40-10-pm-et-200580.html?p=2303797#post2303797

Started by OngBonga, 02-12-2020 03:35 PM
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02-14-2020 01:26 PM

Interesting spot versus a guy whos played nearly every hand at the table

Stats 57/14/Infinite AG? ( 7 hands) Table is playing nitty besides fish behind me who calls. PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 9...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-14-2020 01:32 AM
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02-14-2020 12:38 PM

Flush on the turn in Un-Raised Pot

PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 8 players Hand delivered by Upswing Poker UTG: $1.58 (79 bb) UTG+1: $2.02 (101 bb) MP: $1.85 ...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-13-2020 12:12 AM
Replies: 6 Views: 245
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02-13-2020 07:48 PM

ATo strange hand.

Villain stats: 41VPIP/21PFR/2AG over 60 hands This Player liked to play in position he was frequently isolating limpers and and calling often...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-12-2020 01:46 AM
Replies: 5 Views: 242
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02-12-2020 10:42 AM

AA versus new player to the table

Villains first hand at the table, no stats. PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 8 players Hand delivered by Upswing Poker UTG: $1.38 ...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-12-2020 01:37 AM
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02-12-2020 10:07 AM

An interesting hand from another forum

I tried to attach a hand from another forum, I don't think it worked, Hero had 89ss at 9 handed table MP: 100 BB Hero (MP+1): 176 BB CO: 91.5...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-04-2020 10:58 PM
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02-08-2020 10:04 AM

AA, did I overplay and miss value here

I dont have stats but I remember at the table this villain has 40 VPIP over 50 or so hands. PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 9 players...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-01-2020 09:32 PM
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02-07-2020 04:57 PM

folding QQ to passive calling station on a x-raise all-in on flop

Villains stats :35vpip/10pfr/1 AG/ (125 hands) PokerStars, Hold'em No Limit - $0.01/$0.02 - 8 players Replay this hand on Upswing Poker UTG:...

Started by DonkeyBets, 02-01-2020 09:53 PM
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02-07-2020 04:53 PM

QJSS, versus fish from MP1

Villain had stats of VPIP:38 PFR: 14 over 25 hands, not many hands but $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-29-2020 08:22 PM
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02-03-2020 06:31 PM

Bluff catch or fold the river?

Villain had 3-bet me from his BU 3 times now in the past 10-20 hands. 2 hands earlier I woke up with AA and he had raised from UTG with 88 I 3-bet...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-25-2020 12:20 PM
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02-03-2020 04:51 PM

Min raised-multi way pot. flop/ 762 all clubs, we have TdKc hero..?

Villain who bets out has a VPIP of 30 in 30 hands and is leading out half pot into 4 players. $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-29-2020 11:24 PM
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01-30-2020 09:52 PM

pot odds gave me 1 in 6? I folded the river was it an overfold?

Villain was a fish, limping in many hands not playing aggressive just limp calling here and there but not really any raised pots I hadn't really been...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-27-2020 12:26 AM
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01-30-2020 08:08 PM

getting fed up with micros Donkey Bingo

...deleted was trigged but am better now

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-26-2020 12:06 PM
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01-30-2020 07:54 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
Replies: 27 Views: 357
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01-29-2020 01:08 PM

Required Equity versus pot odds

I was trying to analyze this hand below someone posted on another forum, when I got to the river I was trying to calculate Required Equity ( thats...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-24-2020 01:13 PM
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01-24-2020 04:47 PM

Do we C-bet dry board or let villain see a card when we hit top pair ?

One of the biggest things I am confused about is when to c-bet or bet after the flop in a hand, We bet to get value from worse hands or to bluff...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-23-2020 08:03 PM
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01-24-2020 10:44 AM

Folding 2 pair on the river here, what do I beat?

villain was pretty loose, playing alot of hands. I seen a few of his hole cards in one instance he played a nut flush draw with a gutshot and A outs...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-23-2020 02:14 PM
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01-23-2020 06:13 PM

Folded Top pair to check raise on the turn , am I beating much ?

Villain was Tagish , didnt play too many hands and would come in with a raise when he did play. $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 4 Players...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-23-2020 02:28 PM
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01-23-2020 04:53 PM

misplayed hand , against fishy player

same player as other thread, was calling often , playing alot of hands, was this a checkraise on the flop? how could i have played this better we...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-23-2020 02:19 PM
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01-23-2020 03:14 PM

any thoughts on these hands appreciated

I'm trying to play ABC poker I've came to the understanding that you have 2 reasons to bet, correct me if I'm wrong: -for betting for value is which...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-16-2020 02:45 PM
Replies: 10 Views: 364
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01-22-2020 09:09 PM

Poor Check or proper give up on the turn?

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 7 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG ($0.92) 46bb...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-14-2020 10:33 AM
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01-22-2020 08:53 PM

Bad beat or just fishy play by hero?

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG Fedot51 ($1.69)...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-10-2020 06:39 AM
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01-22-2020 06:22 PM

Confused a bit about pot odds

Example on the turn you check and villain bets $3.50 into 7$ pot Your pot odds to call are 3:1 Does this mean you need to be good 1 in 4 times...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-20-2020 01:10 PM
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01-21-2020 09:26 AM

A Monkey's guide to knitting... err... pre-flop ranges (no blind defense)

Play these ranges if no one has opened the betting before you. UTG (4%): 99+,AQs+,AKo UTG+1 (6%): 88+,ATs+,KQs,AQo+ MP1 (8%):...

Started by MadMojoMonkey, 01-17-2020 06:41 PM
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01-20-2020 04:54 AM

How do I construct Villains bluffing range?

I first give them a range of hands then break them into value range and bluffing range the value range for example on the flop after villain...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-16-2020 09:36 AM
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01-19-2020 08:57 PM

QQ shove on flop was it good or bad?

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG ($2.37) 119bb...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-14-2020 10:24 AM
Replies: 6 Views: 299
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01-19-2020 08:09 PM

Open Raised an called a 3-bet OOP with KJs

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG Hero ($1.11)...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-14-2020 10:20 AM
Replies: 4 Views: 274
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01-19-2020 07:59 PM

Should I have re-raised OTF here?

No reads $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-17-2020 08:15 AM
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01-19-2020 07:39 PM

the odd turn bet made me call

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 8 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG ZconquistadorP...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-17-2020 04:20 PM
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01-19-2020 07:33 PM

Question about Equity and using it to call on the flop

I've watched videos about Equity Final-calls and am confused on if we can use the Required Equity formula for the flop? Hero holds Ad,Kc ...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-15-2020 02:24 PM
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01-15-2020 04:26 PM

worst hands of the night, huge holes in my pockets need fixing

$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem PokerStars 7 Players Hand Conversion Powered by WeakTight Poker Hand History Converter Stacks: UTG Gorniak A...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-12-2020 11:29 AM
Replies: 21 Views: 534
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01-13-2020 01:35 PM

2 line checks and I’ll take a break from posting?

Sorry about the constant posts INV really trying to get better and this forum is very friendly, don’t feel like you have to analyze every hand I post...

Started by DonkeyBets, 01-13-2020 05:33 AM
Replies: 9 Views: 532
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01-13-2020 01:21 PM

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