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    Re: Poker

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    Yeah, I liked Poker Stars, back in the day. I was doing ok, way ahead on my $50 investment, but...I dunno, just kinda lost my enthusiasm for it. Walked away with a few grand, called it mission accomplished...lol...
    That's the one with split screen and great hand histories and we could color code tags for other players? The golden age of online poker interfaces.

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    Re: Poker

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's the one with split screen and great hand histories and we could color code tags for other players? The golden age of online poker interfaces.
    They were fun times, fueled by redbull and cigarettes and lots of Biggie Smalls in the background...lol... I was such an alpha back then...
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    Re: Poker

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    They were fun times, fueled by redbull and cigarettes and lots of Biggie Smalls in the background...lol... I was such an alpha back then...
    They be foldin' when the beat drops.

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    Re: Poker

    So this morning the big stack is playing bully (the best way to play big stack). I hit three times and, all the times, he actually hit a big hand and still bet his same old half stack bully. I was so jelly. I wanna be big stack bully and hit hands against tight players.
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    Re: Poker

    In all my years of online poker, I've never used the 'call any' button. At least, not on purpose.


    #nomorecallany

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    Re: Poker

    The groupings I've figured. Note, 169 total starting hands in the game.


    1. 38% of starting hands. Aces (24, not including AA), Pocket-pairs (13, including AA), T+ (minus previously mentioned, 12), suits (consecutive and connectors, minus previous, 16). Total 65.

    2. 45% of starting hands. Face cards played to their straight end. K9, Q9, Q8, J8, J7, k9, q9, q8, j9, j8, j7 (note: J9 is in the default set as suited connector). Plus 11 hands, total 76.

    3. 53% of starting hands. Any suited king or queen. Plus 13 hands, total 89.

    4. 60% of starting hands. Any king or queen. Plus 13 hands, total 102.


    Preflop bets will depend on whether the hand is suited and position. Using pot as the base unit allows for min calls by other players prior to one's action. Pot is generally 4-5x BB. Half-pot 3x. Min raise 2x. Call is a limp. Of course, a call hand can be a raise in the right circumstances. Each can call as much as they ought bet.


    Pot (7): AA, KK, QQ, AK, AQ

    Pot or half-pot (7): JJ, AJ, AT, KQ

    Half-pot (8): TT, 99, A9, KJ, QJ

    Min raise (27): 88-22, A8-2, KT, QT, JT

    Call (16): Suits

    Mostly raising pre-flop. Only 16/65 are limps.


    That's base range (38% of hands) and how much to bet or call pre-flop.

    Post flop, if it hits, bet pot or half-pot depending on circumstance. For examples, pot to push out flush draws and half pot to get calls.

    Over-cards (they count as hitting the flop) are worth half-pot. Always bet half-pot with over-cards when in position. If they call (rare), at least one has live cards.

    An over-pair is worth full pot, bet it.

    I generally bet half-pot on the turn and river.


    Play 10% of bank as stack.
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    Re: Poker

    I should note that one becomes accustomed to betting half-pot after the flop so often, it ought be employed regularly. Don't have over-cards but have the button? Half-pot. If everyone checks to my button, half pot, 'bout every time. Out of position and missed flop? No half-pot. No bluffing from out of position. Well, unless you know they don't have an ace because of magic powers and it flops ace and you bet pre-flop, then you probably shouldn't but you might.

    Note being half-pot bluffs from position. And don't forget to get those min raises in (presuming others only limp), even at blinds. Beside building pot, it's also to see if there are big hands. Only limp suits under T+.
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    Re: Poker

    Made 1,000,000,000 chips on WSOP. Started a handful of days before making this thread. Was at about 200m when I made the thread.

    It's important to bet less than the recommended above if not suited or out of position. Suited and in position, KQ is 4-5x BB. Off suit and out of position, it's a min raise or maybe 3x BB if few players are in. The key is to min raise appropriate hands regardless of position (A8-, 88-). Only limp suits under ten. Playing premium hands exclusively only pays if one puts chips on them preflop.

    Flop hits (top pair+) are usually half pot bets (to get a call). Full pot bets occasionally (to push a flush draw out or fake a bluff). Real bluffs (in position) are usually half pot.
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