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Single Table Tournament Forum FAQ

Updated June 13, 2011.

- Table of Contents -

1) What to Post in STTF & How to do so
1. All Beginner & Basic questions should go in the Beginner/Basic Questions Thread

2. Off topic posts should begin with OT. For example,
OT: WSOP trip report
3. For online and live casino SNGs, post the buyin in the subject. For example,
$225 - flop decision with big draw
4. For home games, put the word "home" or the phrase "home game" in the subject. For example,
Home game - how to adjust to bizarre structure?
5. Convert your hands. There is a built in hand converter when posting your hands and others below:
2p2 Converted by DeucesCracked
Flop Turn River
PokerZion
Leggo Poker
Note: Make sure to select 2+2 from the Format dropdown lists.

6. Post as much relevant info as possible. Posting a converted hand with relevant PaHud statistics and/or reads will get you FAR more useful responses than "I flopped top pair in the first level and got raised on the flop, should I go broke?"

7. Following #6 closely, you don't want to post information that will lead to bias in answers. Leave out results and and all general action past your turn to act. There's no need to include board cards and action after it's your move, it is completely irrelevant to the hand analysis.

8. Following #7 closely, make your action in the hand CLEAR. For instance, if hero is UTG and first to act, you should either include Hero's action or post "Hero ?" after the flop action. LEAVE OUT all other information that may confuse your readers as to the proper order/action of the hand. Be weary of what names the converter bolds.

2) How to Auto-Import Stars HHs Into PT
Read this tutorial.
3) Bankroll Requirements
If you are playing SNGs for a living, you should have as an absolute minimum, 100 buyins in your account. 200 would be preferable. For all serious players, 100 buyins is the standard, although there is nothing wrong with taking shots at a higher level with less. You can make adjustments for this depending on how willing you are to move down in stakes after a downswing. If you don't mind jumping around stakes, as few as 30-50 buyins might be enough. However, it is preferable to only move up once you have 100 buyins at a given level so if you DO happen to go on a bad run, you won't have to move down to recover. The reason is simple... assuming you're beating a given level, you will recover quicker playing the same stakes as opposed to attempting to recover at smaller stakes.
4) Multi-Tabling (courtesy of Josem)
4.01) Multitabling
For a winning player, playing more tables simultaneously increases hourly profit. Obviously, if you win, on average, $1 per tournament, and you are able to play 12 tournaments an hour, you will win $12/hr. Maximising $/hr is a key goal for many players, especially those who play for a living.

The best way to learn to play on multiple tables at once is to start with just one table, and then to add extra tables when you feel comfortable. If you add tables too quickly, you are likely to make more mistakes, and thus, you may go from being a winning player to a losing player.

A large number of "solid" players tend to find playing between four and eight tables simultaneously is best for them. Some people can play over 20 tables (either by playing on PokerStars, or having multiple accounts and computers with PartyPoker) and some have trouble playing more than one table. It really is a matter of personal preference.

A large number of players find that playing a high quality SNG strategy is easier when multitabling. As you will wish to get involved in less post-flop pots (due to actions being needed on other tables), you will play a naturally tighter game.

4.02) Multitablehelper/MTH
Multitablehelper (often referred to as MTH) is a piece of software written by 2p2er OrcaDK that allows a user to use the keyboard to control PartyPoker.

Many people find that this is a significant help when playing on many tables simultaneously. By using a keyboard rather than a mouse, you reduce the likelihood of being struck by repetitive strain injury, improve the speed with which you are able to give computer commands, and reduce misclicks.

Due to the unstable nature of the PartyPoker software, a number of players use earlier version of MTH which can be accessed here.

Many players use MTH to bind directional arrow keys, while some use an external USB numeric keypad.
5) Play in Sets or Continuously?
Playing in sets refers to opening a handful of SNGs at the same time, and waiting for all SNGs to be finished before opening new games. Playing continuously refers to consistently maintaining a steady number of SNGs open at all time.

Reasons for playing in sets:

Reasons for playing continuously:
6) Variance, Downswings, and Sample Size
SNGs are, by nature, a high variance game. There are a lot of showdowns in any one game, so you are involved in a large number of situations where you are no more than a 70% or so favorite and are playing for all your chips. At times, the swings you'll go through seem unnatural and almost sickening. To compound the problem, a lot of players are continuously trying to get better and bad players often go broke. This brings the average level of competition up and therefore lowers a winning player's advantage over the field.

Breakeven stretches and downswings can last well over 1,000 games if you are playing at the highest levels. Even at lower levels, 2,000 game breakeven stretches have been noted. This means that to have an idea of your true win rate, you may need thousands of games. This sometimes makes it difficult for new players to know whether or not they are really beating the games. Unfortunately, that's the nature of the game we play. The best thing to do is constantly try to improve, play as your skill and bankroll allow, and simply not worry too much about swings or what your ROI is. It takes so long for numbers to normalize that your game will often change or you will move up in stakes before they've had a chance to. So it's almost futile to spend too much time worrying about how many games you've broken even over or what your ROI is. Of course this advice is more pertinent the higher you play, since higher stakes are where skill advantages are the smallest, and thusly, swings are the largest.

STT Simulations: a graphical look into variance
A small FAQ on variance
RVG's ROI simulator
7) ICM (courtesy of DevinLake)
7.01) What is ICM?
ICM models your equity in the tournament based a stack sizes, where your equity is a representation of your share of the prize pool. So, if you stack relates to 50% equity. It means you should win, on average (assuming equal skill), 50% of the prize pool. Here is a basic description of ICM by Microbet.

ICM uses the various stacks sizes at the table to determine the probability of you having a given finish distribution. Based on that distribution, your equity in the tournament can be calculated. So, for a single table tournament with a 50/30/20 payout structure, ICM is used to determine the probability of you coming 1/2/3 or out of the money. With these probabilities, a dollar value can be associated with your stack size.

If you are really inclined, here's the math:

P^m_i = prob. of mth place for ith player
P^m_i = sum_{k!=i} P^1_k*P^m-1_i(S_~k)
where S_~k is the stacks after removing the k'th stack.

The recursion is closed with:
P^1_i = S_i/sum_k S_k
7.02) How do you use ICM to make decisions at the table?
Well, most people use software like SNGPT and other programs, which uses ICM as part of the analysis. After a session, you can review all your hands, or hands that gave you trouble, to determine if you were making +$EV decisions.
So, when deciding if a 'move' at the table is +$EV you have to determine the equity you have based on the different scenarios that occur from that 'move'.

Looking at the simplest case where you open raise all-in, the following scenarios can occur:

- Everyone folds;
- You get called and win; or
- You get called and lose.

Programs like SNGPT assume only one person will call. Each of these scenarios results in a distinct chip distribution. So, ICM must be used for each scenario to determine your equity for each.

You then use calling ranges to determine the percentage of the time everyone folds or someone calls. Those hand ranges are then used to determine how often hero wins or loses the hand.

So, hand ranges are used in conjunction with ICM to determine the $EV of a given 'move'. Dethgrind gives a more detailed example here (archives down at the moment).

There is also some good discussion in this thread, as well as this thread of the content that you just read.
8) Attainable ROI
It's difficult to determine exactly what the maximum obtainable ROI is at any given level. The reason for this is pretty simple to understand. Imagine you were the BEST $5 SNG player in the world. Your ROI is higher than any other $5 regular's. You would soon realize, though, that your hourly rate would actually go up if you played $10 SNGs with a slightly lower ROI. In short, most people play whatever stakes let them maximize their hourly rate. So there's no way we'll ever know what's really obtainable at any one level since typically the players that could get that magical number move up from that level.

Today, the dynamic of online poker is such that many of the games are changing in a very short period. With that, you also might find that it's difficult (and therefore, attempts are fruitless at guessing exact numbers) to predict precise attainable ROIs at any given SNG level because the content and quality of the player pool is always changing. The best way to combat this is by paying attention to regulars and fish alike, taking notes on player's, and getting a feel for what about the games are changing, in order to identify who the weak players are, and how to best come up with correct countermeasures for your game plans (end note: I'd say a crucial aspect to this is to identify how pushing/calling ranges are changing).

Having said that, we can still speculate what a very good player at a given level could maintain over a significant sample size. We can find this out by observing good players and through tracking sites such as sharkscope. So without further ado, a very good player could probably expect to have the following ROIs:

Stars 9 Man Turbo
$3.40s - 14%
$6s - 11%
$16s - 8%
$27s - 6%
$38s - 5%
$60s - 4%
$114s - 3%
$225s - 2%
$335s+ - 1%

A few notes should be made on these numbers. These are based on Stars turbos. If you play a non-turbo structure, generally your ROI might increase a few points (due to the slower structure), but at the expense of your hourly rate (again, due to the slower structure). These numbers are quite applicable to major sites besides Stars. Perhaps at a smaller site with a generally worse player pool, you might find you can get a couple of points higher ROI, but again, the games fill slower at smaller sites so this increase in ROI will come at the expense of hourly rate. These numbers are also based on 9-man SNGs. Typically players find that the competition is a slight bit softer in 18-man and likewise, in 6-man SNGs. And finally, it should be stated that ROIs above these figures are possible at each level. However again, if you are capable of maintaining these figures over a large number of games, it's safe to say you are a talented SNG player.
9) Turbos or Regular SNGs?
Some sites offer the option to play either turbo or regular SNGs. The difference is, in turbos, the blind structure escalates faster than in regular SNGs. Obviously, one plays a bit different than the other.

Some people believe that a different strategy is required for each. This isn't true. You are still playing the same game and by and large, the same concepts apply. You still should play tight early and you definitely should still use ICM late.

So why would you play one instead of the other? If the strong point of your game is your early level play, you may do better at regulars since there will be more time to play the early levels. If your strong point is late game play, you may prefer turbos since you will hit big blinds quicker. Additionally, you should consider hourly rate. Turbos finish quicker, so your hourly rate may well be better in turbos. However due to a slower pace and more early level play, you may be able to maintain a slightly better ROI in regulars.

10) Where to play SNGs?
There are a plethora of sites to play poker on and all of them offer SNGs. The two largest sites are PokerStars and Full Tilt poker. On these sites, SNGs fill very quickly but the average level of competition is higher than what you will find on a smaller network. This is particularly true for high stakes SNGs.

It's long been accepted that Party Poker has the softest competition among large networks. Obviously since US players can no longer play there, the player pool isn't what it once was, but you should probably check out the games there if you don't live in the US.

US players, if you want games that fill quickly, you should probably check out one of the aforementioned sites. If your only concern is average level of competition, and you don't care if you have to wait for games to fill and don't mind slightly worse software to play on, then check out any of a number of smaller sites. A google search should help you find a site, or you could search for rakeback, as most rakeback directories offer rakeback for a lot of smaller sites.

11) What not to post in STTF
Some threads will be locked on sight, simple as that. These include:

1. Anything that is answered in the FAQ. - This is obvious.
2. Is so and so site down? - Sometimes poker sites go down. If you can post a thread on 2+2 asking if some site is down, your internet obviously works. So if your internet is working but you can't connect to a poker site, the site is pretty obviously down. Also, this has nothing to do with SNGs anyway. Use the internet gambling forum if you, for some reason, must talk about the issue.
3. PokerStars support pwns because of so and so. - Yes, they pwn. They refund money from colluders. They answer emails. There's no need to make a post about it.
4. OMG look at this bad beat! - Nobody cares. Use the BBV forum if you have to post about it . But they don't care either.
5. OMG look at this super dumb play from a $1k SNG. - Again, nobody cares. Again, BBV. Again, nobody cares there either.
6. Who are the best players at these stakes? - Sharkscope and experience will answer this one for you.
7. JohnDoe on 2+2 is actually Somebody on Stars! - If people's names on 2+2 don't match their name on a poker site, it's for a reason. Don't out them. Posting "Hand against JohnDoe" is fine, as is posting "Hand against Somebody". Don't correlate the two names unless the person themselves has already made it publicly known who they are.
8. "Should I move up?" threads. If you're beating the level that you're at over a significant sample (discussed in the FAQ), and/or feel comfortable with all of your decisions after study and forum review, and you believe that your bankroll can handle it (also discussed in the FAQ), then try moving up. If you lose, study to figure out why. Set a limit for when to move back down, and when you drop that much, move down. Post troublesome hands, live and learn, but posting your 200 game finish distribution and how many buy ins are in your bankroll won't tell us anything useful re: if you should move up or not. It's a wasted effort for all involved, and worst of all, a waste of your effort in improving and making more money at this game.

12) Internet gambling FAQ
If you are new to 2+2, it is highly recommended that you read Lorinda's FAQ in the Internet Gambling forum.

13) Policies regarding other sites
Please check the http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...=0#Post3457846 "> Other Links - Tools, Events, etc. sticky for a links to software and instructional sites, as well as a questions/reviews thread for said sites. Post your questions and reviews in the appropriate thread. If you start another thread to post a question or comment about a site or software, it's likely to be locked.

If you post a hand from an instructional video, you should meet three requirements: 1 - have the authors permission. 2 - meet the hand posting standards in the FAQ. 3 - Do not mention the site in the thread title or body.

14) Notify moderator & private messages
The notify moderator feature notifies all the moderators of a forum that a post has been made via email. Use this if someone makes an inappropriate post.

The private message feature allows you to send someone a message that only they can view. To send one, click a user's name and then click the Send Private Message link. It's very straight forward. When you receive a private message, you will have a notifier icon that blinks when you sign in and view a forum.

15) Using the Search function
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...23713&an=0&amp ;page=0#Post9723713"> The definitive post by StevieG.
16) Rakeback
Rakeback refers to having an arrangement whereby you receive a percentage of your rake that you play to the poker sites. At the moment, this practice is not commonly supported by most of the major online poker rooms, and is strictly against the terms and conditions of their user agreements. That said… at most of the sites, the house take of the entrance fees for SNG tournaments counts as rake, and thus contributes to your rakeback payments. How to get rakeback and who to get it from is more than will be covered in this document. If you are looking for an affiliate deal, do research: use the search function, use google, and of course, use the classifieds section of this website. Rakeback is discussed in many threads, and also in the Internet Forum's FAQ. Twoplustwo forum members who are affiliates should be careful though, as it is against the forum's rules to discuss affiliate offers and/or advertise in any way that doesn't include paying for a sanctioned advertisement.
17) Coaching
This is a list of posters on the forum that have made their private services available. THIS IS A REFERENCE LIST ONLY. Advertising/promoting ones self as a coach is strictly against 2+2 guidelines, so please do not post any information in the public eye of the forum. 2+2 does not condone or advertise for the quality of any of these private coaching opportunities. This is nothing but a list. Please contact anyone listed below privately via PM or other means for more information. Anyone found promoting or advertising a coaching service in an inappropriate place (deemed by myself or another STTF mod) will be banned.


Contact me directly to be added or removed from the list below:

DDBeast
TruFloridaGator
Scotty_12

If you would like information on SNG video/coaching sites, please visit the Other Links - Tools, Events, etc. section of this FAQ.

18) Other Links - Tools, Events, etc.
Note: There is no digest linked in this thread because the two people who were making digests stopped.

18.01) STTF [censored] thread. March.
- just about anything goes here.

[censored] thread.

18.02) Digest Threads

ReXWoo's Digest: February

18.03) STT Chat:

STT Chat thread

18.04) ALReturnsLOL's Interview Series
18.05) Book Threads
Moshman book thread

Interview with Citanul
Interview with Daliman
Interview with Newt Buggs
Interview with Apathy

18.06) Study group threads:

None Currently.

18.07) Other External Links:

There are some very useful websites and pieces of software, and some that have debatable value. Two Plus Two Publishing LLC is not affiliated with any of these sites, or other pages not hosted at www.twoplustwo.com, nor does it endorse them. Here's a few:

twodimes.net is a web based utility to evaluate hand match-up equities in various poker games.

Popopop Universal Replayer is a downloadable hand history replayer that works with most major poker sites.

the replayer allows you to cut and paste Partypoker hand histories and watch them on a graphical interface as if you were watching them at the table.

www.tworags.com provides detailed comparisons of SnG's at most every site.

Tables like this one that gives the pot equity with any hand against a random hand, are available all over online.


The below list of STT "essentials" was created by Karpanen - thanks!

~ Please post software questions/reviews HERE ~

18.07.01) ICM software
[*] SNGPT Software that allows the user to run an EV calculation that takes into account the ICM, folding equity, and more.
[*] SitNGo Wizard Another ICM tool with tournie import, bubble quiz and more...
[*] SNGEGT Another ICM calculator with the controversial real-time option.
[*] Pokerstove Helps you run simulations and EV calculations.
(Mirror download location HERE)
[*] ICM calculator Calculations by hand. Freeware.
There's an alternative online version HERE.
And finally, poster New York Jet has offered an alternative HERE that you can download.
[*] Bubble Trainer Helps to develop late game skills.

18.07.02) Tracking tools
[*] Poker Tracker Poker evaluating software. Tracks your play by position, staring hands, results, etc.
[*] Poker Tracker 3 Newest version of Poker Tracker and is currently in Beta Testing
[*] PokerAce HUD Overlays Poker Tracker stats right on your table and is now hosted by PokerTracker 3
[*] PokerOffice Another hold'em evaluating software. Has a built in table overlay.
[*] Hold Em Manager Reports and analyzes tournament stats as well as ring stats.
[*] Tourney Manager Reports and analyzes tournament stats. Best tracking software for STTs.
[*] Tourney Manager Companion Spreadsheet companion to Tourney Manager that can be used to track bankroll and graph results. Freeware, by Slim Pickens (hosted by http://sngicons.com/software.php)
[*] 2p2 SNG Spreadsheet Keep track of your results. Freeware. Authored by many, last updated by Slim Pickens, version 2.8 (hosted by http://sngicons.com/software.php)

18.07.03) Multitabling software
[*] Card and table mods Modify your tables and cards. Makes multitabling easier. Freeware.
[*] PartySNGHelper For Party. Has an auto timebank clicker as well as many other great features.
[*] PartyPlanner Allows you to predesign where each table loads. Freeware.
[*] Multi Table Helper Table arrengement, keyboard control and more. For Party and Stars
[*] Major tool The biggest tool on this forum.
[*] Paul B.'s Stars script
[*] FT Shortcuts

18.07.04) Web sites for STTs
[*] Sharkscope The largest tournament result database. Know your enemies. Currently under review by PokerStars
[*] SNG Icons Poker videos and hand analyzing.
[*] Donkit.com Poker videos
[*] Cardrunners Popular poker learning site.
[*] Poker X Factor Another site for learning how to pwn.

~ Please post instructional site questions/reviews HERE ~

19) Definitions of common terms
$EV:
Dollar Expected Value – the expected profit or loss in dollars associated with a decision.
ATC:
Any Two Cards
All-In:
To bet all of your chips, or as much of them as anyone who can call you can call.
Aggressive:
Adjective used to describe a player who plays in the opposite manner to the weak player. This player bets and raises often, while calling and checking infrequently. The exception would be checkraising.
B&M:
Brick and Mortar: describes games played anywhere but online, usually in a casino.
BB:
Big Blind
Brick:
A card that seems like it should help no one.
Bubble:
The point in any tournament when players begin to play extra tight in order to attempt to assure themselves a finish in the money. Usually, this occurs when there is one player more than there are paid finishing positions
Button:
The player who acts last on every round of betting except preflop. The blinds are seated to the left of this player.
C&R:
Ciaffone and Reuben
cEV:
Chip Expected Value – the expected profit or loss in chips associated with a decision.
CO:
Cutoff – The player to the right of the button
Coordinated Board:
A board that is likely to have hit someone hard if they hit it or given someone a strong draw.
CR:
Check Raise – When a player checks the first time it their turn to act on a given round of betting, and then raises after another player bets acting after them.
CRAI:
Check Raise All-In
EV:
Expected Value – the expected profit or loss associated with a decision.
FPS:
Fancy Play Syndrome - used to describe making unecessarily 'fancy' (bad) plays when a standard play would have probably been better.
Folding Equity:
(Percentage of times all remaining opponents will fold to your bet)x(total chips you stand to gain when they do all fold)
FYP
Fixed Your Post
The Gap:
The varying amount by which a hand needs to be better to call a bet than would be needed to make the same bet.
The Gap Concept:
The concept that it takes a better hand to call a bet than to make the same bet.
HE:
Hold 'em
Hijack:
The seat 2 to the right of the button.
HOH:
Harrington on Hold 'em
Hourly Rate:
The amount of money a player earns in an hour of play. (Total Prizes Won – Total Buyins)/(Hours Played)
HU:
Heads Up – playing poker 1 on 1.
ICM:
Independent Chip Model – a mathematical model used to help determine prize share equity based on chip stacks.
ITM:
In the Money percentage – the percentage of games played that a player finishes in the money. (# money finshes)/(total games)
LAG:
Loose Aggressive
Loose:
Adjective used to describe a style of play where many hands are played.
MHIG:
My Hand is Good – At showdown, you won.
MTT:
Multi-table tournament – a tournament with many tables.
NL:
No Limit – a form of poker where at any point in the hand, a player can wager any amount of their chips, greater than the blind, unless a smaller bet would put the player all in.
OESD:
Open-ended Straight Draw: a draw to a straight with 8 outs, assuming no dead cards.
OOP:
Out of Position – being in a position where you will be likely to be amongst the first to act for the entire hand.
OP:
Original Post(er) – refers to the top post in a thread.
Overlay:
When a pot or prize pool offers greater payouts, and consequently odds, than those that would be created by just the active players in the hand or game. Examples of things that create overlays are dead money or guaranteed prize funds.
PaHud:
Poker Ace Heads Up Display... displays statistic from Poker Tracker on a table.
PF:
Preflop – All action between the deal of hole cards and the deal of the flop.
PFR:
Preflop Raiser, or Preflop Raise percentage – Either describes the player who took the lead of action by raising preflop, or the percentage of the time that a given player raises preflop.
PL:
Pot Limit – a form of poker where at any point in the hand, a player can wager any amount up to the amount that is in the pot after their call of any bet to them.
PLO8:
Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better
Pot Odds:
come in two varieties, implied or immediate, and are used to evaluate the mathematical "price" a player is receiving to play their hand. Immediate odds take into account only the chips that are in the pot at the moment, while implied odds take into account the future chips that may or may not go into the pot.
PP:
Party Poker
PP:
Pocket Pair – In Hold 'em, when a player is dealt a pair as their two hole cards.
PS:
Poker Stars
PSB:
Pot Sized Bet
PT:
Poker Tracker
Push:
Forum jargon for moving "All-in."
PVS:
Forum jargon named after poster "Phil Van Sexton": a play in which a player attempts to steal the dead chips in a pot caused by limping or a raise and a few callers all believed to be weak. Usually this is done when the dead chips in the pot are a significant percentage of the player's stack, and is only really a PVS when done with junk cards.
QFT:
Quoted For Truth
Rainbow:
When no two cards on the board are the same suit.
Raise the Pot:
a call of any bet to a player plus a raise of the total amount in the pot already. Example: if there are $2 in the pot, and an opponent bets $2, a player raising the pot would have to put in $8 – the call of $2, plus the amount that would then be in the pot, $2 from before, $2 from the opponent, and $2 from the player.
ROI:
Return on Investment – the average return a player earns on an investment of $1. (Total Prizes Won-Total Buyins paid)/(Total Buyins) Note: Total buyins includes the rake paid to the card room.
SB:
Small Blind
SNG:
Sit-and-Go – the type of game discussed in this forum. Generally a tournament with one table, but more generally, any tournament where players simply take seats, and begin when all seats are filled, instead of being assigned seats.
SNGPT:
SNG Power Tools, an ICM calculator
SNGW:
SNG Wiz, an ICM calculator
Stop and Go:
Instead of going all in from the blinds against a preflop raiser who would be pot committed to calling a reraise, calling the raise, and going all in on any flop.
STT:
Single Table Tournament – any tournament where all the players start the game at one table.
t(any number):
denotes tournament chips.
TAG:
Tight Aggressive
Texture:
Describes the characteristics of the board. For instance, the texture of a board could be three to a straight, or to a flush, rainbow, scattered, or the often used "scary," "dangerous," "non-dangerous."
Tight:
Adjective used to describe a style of play where very few hands are played.
TOP:
Theory of Poker
TPFAP:
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players
TPxK:
Top pair x Kicker. If x is "T" it means "top." If x is a number, such as 2, it means "Top pair, 2nd Kicker," etc.
UB:
Ultimate Bet
UTG:
Under the Gun – The player who acts first in a hand. This player is seated immediately to the left of the big blind.
VPIP:
Voluntarily put in pot – percentage of the time a player puts money into the pot that is not forced by the blinds.
Weak:
Adjective used to describe a style of play where a player plays too passively. Typically this player will check, call, and fold too much, while betting and raising too little.
20) Index of Two Plus Two Stickies and FAQs (updated Feb 17, 2008)
20.01) Two Plus Two
20.01.01) 2+2 Magazine Forum
18 Month Review as Editor
Magazine Articles to be Translated into German (more $$$ for authors)
20.01.02) 2+2 Bonus Program
About this forum
20.01.03) Special Sklansky Forum
New Format - Anybody Can Start Threads Now
20.01.04) 2+2 Pokercast
Suggest a guest or segment
20.01.05) About the Forums
Official TwoPlusTwo Hand Converter Thread
Welcome to vB - How to use vB
What to do if you've been banned
If you come to this forum for assistance...
20.02) General Poker Discussion
20.02.01) Beginners Questions
\"Official\" weekly online games (not actually official)
What do the numbers xx/yy/zz mean? BEGINNER FORUM FAQ
20.02.02) Books and Publications
Purchasing Two Plus Two Books
About This Forum
20.02.03) Televised Poker
Re: Spoilers (New sticky 12/30)
DO NOT ASK ABOUT/TALK ABOUT TORRENTS
Welcome to TELEVISED POKER, please read! updated 1/21
20.02.04) News, Views, and Gossip
2/16-17 High Stakes Railbirding thread (Durrr, Urindanger, etc)
Rules of NVG
20.02.05) Brick and Mortar
2008 WSOP Accomodations
B&M posting guidelines
Classic B&M Forum Threads from before the forum change
20.02.06) Home Poker
New vB functions, including Search
Just a reminder
Home Poker
20.02.07) Beats, Brags, and Variance
DO NOT ASK FOR STAKING! YOU WILL BE BANNED!
CONGRATS URSINE COTCHER, 2007 MSPAINT CHAMP!
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BBV Guidelines - updated 11/14
20.02.08) Poker Theory
Poker Theory Sticky READ BEFORE POSTING (updated March 17, 2007)
20.02.09) Poker Legislation
US Tax Protester Threads/Posts --- Don't Bother Making Them
Legislative Forum: Master Sticky
20.03) Coaching/Training
20.03.01) Coaching Advice
Sponsored Coaching Forums
Coaching Advice Forum FAQ and Rules
20.03.02) StoxPoker
Forum Rule and FAQ
Stoxpoker.com Membership Pricing And Money Back Guarantee
About Stoxpoker.com Videos and Our Coaches
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Krantz and 3-bet Coaching Team join DeucesCracked!
20.03.04) CardRunners
"Action Jeff" Garza Sample Clip!!
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20.04.01) Poker Allgemein
Kooperation 2+2/PokerOlymp.de
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20.04.02) Strategie
g2+2 NL Anthologie
Coaching Directory
Für neue User: Regeln zum Posten sowie 2+2 – Links und Wissen
20.04.03) Internet/Online
FAQ
Sicherheitsmaßnahmen beim Onlinepokern
20.04.04) BBV
Das "neue" GBBV
20.05) French Forums
20.05.01) Forum francophone
Where to play poker in France ?
F.A.Q
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20.05.02) Strategie
F.A.Q
20.05.03) BBV (French)
F.A.Q
20.06) Limit Texas Hold'em
20.06.01) High Stakes Limit
POSTING IN THIS FORUM (new posters....please read before posting)
20.06.02) Medium Stakes Limit
Welcome To Medium Stakes LHE
20.06.03) Small Stakes Limit
Small Stakes LIMIT December 2007 Digest
Index of Small Stakes Limit Digests
Before You Post in This LIMIT Forum, Please Read
20.06.04) Micro Stakes Limit
February LIMIT Session Review Pairings
Micro LIMIT digest, January #2
MicroStakes LIMIT (not NL) Guidelines/FAQ v1.0
20.06.05) Mid-High Short-handed
Coaching List - updated 1.09.07
riverplay spreadsheet
Attention: *New* Heads-Up Forum!
20.06.06) Small Stakes Shorthanded
February hand swap pairings
SSSH Posting Guidelines, FAQ and Essential Reading V2
Coaching List - crosspost from MHSH sticky
20.06.07) Limit––>NL
Welcome to the Limit-->NL Forum!
The best way I know to show my appreciation: Welcome to the playground
20.07) PL/NL Texas Hold'em
20.07.01) High Stakes
Email Phishing scam
HSNL Preliminary FAQ
best of thread link: stickied
20.07.02) Medium Stakes
Coaching Directory
MSNL FAQ
20.07.03) Small Stakes
NEWSFLASH!!!! Coaching Advice Forum Now Available
***SSNL V3gas -- July 4th Weekend***
SSNL MASTER STICKY
SSNL Posting Guidelines - ALL POSTERS MUST READ
20.07.04) Micro Stakes
***Vegas Meet-up -- July 3-6***
**A new user's guide to uNL**
**The best of uNL - Strategy posts**
20.07.05) Small-High Full Ring
Full Ring Master Sticky and FAQ - Read This First! (01/03/08)
S-H FRNL'er Blogs (Updated Live) Currently 19 Blogs Covered!
no asking for staking
Index of posts according to buy-in level
**** Official Stats and Graphs Analysis thread ****
20.07.06) Micro Full Ring
Micro Full Ring Master Sticky and FAQ - Read This First! (02/16/08)
Micro FRNL'er Blogs (Updated Live) Currently 19 Blogs Covered!
Session Review Signup Thread: Feb 15-18
20.08) Tournament Poker
20.08.01) Small Stakes MTT
Official review thread Schedule, Process, and FAQ
MTT Frequently Asked Questions v1.5 (READ BEFORE POSTING!)
An Anthology of 2+2 Wisdom on MTTs
20.08.02) High Stakes MTT
How to convert hands with new site
MTT Live PXF Directory! Now Open! 69 HH\'s Hosted!
Welcome to High Stakes MTT!
20.08.03) MTT Community
Blogs are back in town! (New Blogs!)
Convert Your Raw HHs!!!
Please put Strategy threads in SSMtt or HSMtt!
MTTc FAQ V1.0
20.08.04) STT Strategy
Single Table Tournament Forum - Coaching listing
SINGLE TABLE TOURNAMENT FORUM - FAQ - READ BEFORE POSTING (New, Under Construction)
Single Table Tournament Forum - FAQ (Old, Broken Links)
*** Other Links - Tools, Events, etc. ***
20.08.05) Tournament Circuit
* IMPORTANT - 2p2 Changing to V Bulletin Software *
Welcome to the Tournament Circuit ***READ BEFORE POSTING***
****Official 2p2 WSOP Cashes 2007****
20.09) Other Poker
20.09.01) Omaha/8
Vegas Get Together 2008
Repeat from old software - Wonky Math for Omaha for a future sticky
Omaha/8 FAQ, Guidelines and Beset\'s Hand Posting Policy
20.09.02) Omaha High
Micro Stakes HU PLO World Championships 2008
NEW STICKY; Attention to all reg posters
****HU PLO MTT ROUND 2****
Posting Guidelines: Must be read by every new poster
20.09.03) Stud
Stud Hand Converter, Posting Guidelines, and FAQ
20.09.04) Heads Up Poker
HU Forum Posting Guidelines, FAQ and Essential Reading
20.09.05) Other Poker Games
Other Poker FAQ, Version 2.0
20.10) General Gambling
20.10.01) Probability
20.10.02) Psychology
ATTENTION...Important post about the upcoming upgrade!
20.10.03) Sports Betting
Sports Betting FAQ - updated 09.06.2007
20.10.04) Other Gambling Games
20.10.05) Entertainment Betting
Entertainment Betting FAQ - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING
20.11) Internet Gambling
20.11.01) Internet Gambling
Official threads, transfer requests, etc. (Updated 110207)
FAQ for the Internet Gambling forum
20.11.02) Internet Bonuses
Internet Bonuses Forum Rules
20.11.03) Affiliates/RakeBack
Creating New Accounts for Rakeback (especially Full Tilt)
No Rakeback Request Threads for Poker Rooms Listed in This Post or Get Banned
Sponsored Rakeback Support Forums
A/R Forum Rules and FAQ/Rogue Affiliates
20.11.04) Software
SOFTWARE FORUM F.A.Q.
20.12) 2+2 Communities
20.12.01) Other Other Topics
Something you need to read
READ BEFORE POSTING - Rules for Posting in OOT -1/09/08
20.12.02) The Lounge: Discussion+Review
** THE GUIDE: to Topics and Great Threads in the Lounge (Updated)**
Welcome to the Lounge - here are the Rules
20.12.03) El Diablo's General Discussion
Resource Guide (And Other Useful/Excellent) Thread List
About Diablo\'s Discussion Forum (w/ thread starter list)
20.12.04) BBV4Life
The New BBV4L Sticky
20.13) Other Topics
20.13.01) Golf
Golf Forum Sticky (NEW 6/12/07)
20.13.02) Sporting Events
SE video thread
SE FAQ and "zero tolerance" bannable offenses (updated 2/17/08)
20.13.03) Politics
Forum Constitution & Amendments I & II
20.13.04) Business, Finance, and Investing
BFI Sticky (Links&Rules) **UPDATED 6/17**
20.13.05) Travel
Sticky: Master Sticky
20.13.06) Science, Math, and Philosophy
What kind of posts are legal in this forum. (short)
20.13.07) Health and Fitness
Welcome to the Gym - Here\'s our FAQ. (Updated 10/16/07)
20.13.08) Student Life
Do not make threads offering to pay people to do your homework
Welcome to the Student Life Forum
20.13.09) Puzzles and Other Games
Werewolf Game Schedule (updated 12/18/07)
Basic Rules and General Werewolf Guidelines
Announcements, Links, and the POG CHAMPIONSHIP (Upd. 3/8/2007)
20.13.10) Video Games
fanboy notice
Welcome to the Video Game Forum!
20.13.11) Laughs or Links!
Welcome to Laughs or Links!
20.13.12) Computer Technical Help
FAQ: Monitors
CTH FAQ. Please read!
20.14) Sponsored Support Forums
20.14.01) RakebackNetwork
RakebackNetwork Introduction and FAQ
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