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Old 03-04-2019, 08:54 PM   #14551
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I'm still a newbie
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:38 AM   #14552
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:08 AM   #14553
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Can you give us a link to a page showing what you mean? If you're on twitter, you'll probably get a quicker (and more accurate) answer if you send a message @TheHendonMob.
Sure, here's 2

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=472316
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=472317
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:56 PM   #14554
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Ah, thanks. I see what you mean now. If you mouseover one of the faded scores it says "excluded score", and it's because the GPI rankings are based on a player's best cashes in a certain time period. I think they do this to stop people that play hundreds of events getting high GPI positions purely from volume rather than high placings. There's a little bit about this "Composite scoring" mechanism at the bottom of http://www.globalpokerindex.com/about/
As an example, Fahredin Mustafov's points in the tourney you listed were "excluded", and it's apparently because he'd already amassed some higher points totals in several other tourneys in the previous 6 months, as per his page. (Scroll down and you can see that just prior to winning $6k in WSOP Event #3, which would have been worth 97.71 points, he won $493k in Spain (worth 355 points), and he had several other large cashes in that period.)
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:57 AM   #14555
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1) NL25=means a .10/.25 no-limit game, right? If so what does a $3/$6 and a . $25/$50 game look like when written like the NL25 game.

It's 100bb buyin standard. So, 6*100 = 600NL, 50*100 = 5000NL.

My question is really, . when I see NLxx should I just assume they are talking about a micro game?

Yes

2) What is someones SN? what does that mean?

The name they use when they play

3) 3-bet light??? what is this, is there a 3-bet heavy? is this for both NL and .limit

3-betting light is when a player raises preflop and you re-raise with a hand like 87s, or 55. There's normal 3-betting where you're 3-betting for value with a hand like QQ+, AK.

4) Big Bet-what is it and how is it used?

Big bet is a limit term which means 2big blinds. It refers to the turn and river where the bet size doubles.

5) Value betting thin- what is it, and is there a Value betting thick??

Thin value betting is when you have a medium strength hand which figures to be the best hand. For example, you have middle 2-pair on a 3-straight, 3-flush board. This is probably a thin value bet. There are no thick, there's just regular.

6) What does the direction of the "<" sign mean?? I have seen it like <6 and/or . >6

> means greater than. < means less than. >= is greater than or equal to, <= is less than or equal to.

7) When starting out does one start in limit or NL?? I prefer NL, but when I asked a few good players, they said start off in micro-LHE games and progress into micro-NLHE. But why wouldn't I just start off in micro NL. I hear that both games are very different from each other. Please tell me the what the industry standard is on this for a new new player, I don't want to circumvent my learning, I'm more then happy to do what ever it takes to become a winning player.

It depends on the player. Both have vastly different skill sets. I played NL, because that's what my friends played and what I learned. I've only played maybe 5000 hands of limit, mostly in horse tourneys, or razz or stud.

8) when I ask how to become a better player, a lot of people tell me forget the books and just play a ton of hands. Well I have probably over 50k hands now in various micro-limits in both LHE and NLHE, and it's hard to see much improvement. I hear that the lower games are harder, because no one folds.
Question is, is just playing a trillion hand and multi-tabling the key to success??

You can read a lot of books and learn a lot of stuff, but in the end, your best learning will come by playing.

1) You'll put into practice the theory you've learned.

2) You'll be able to recognize things. i.e. this guy thought for a long time and then called, he probably has a weak hand, I should bet the next street. Etc.

Don't play a ton of tables at first. You need to master a number of tables before adding one. If you struggle with making decisions on 2 tables, just play one. There's no sense in playing too many to the point you can't play quality.


Here's a good thread to read through by a really good player:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/5...-player-89941/
veeeery useful!
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:50 AM   #14556
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veeeery useful!
Studying >>> Playing IMO

Some of my favorite players to play against are ones that have been playing for years without seriously hitting the books and think they've got it all figured out. Sounds like you haven't met the "AK is just a drawing hand" guy yet
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:26 PM   #14557
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Hey all, I'm just wondering if there's an online poker site or something that can help with this problem. My issue is, i'm trying to learn online. I don't have a bankroll so online is my only option for the baby part of my journey as a player. Thing is online games go WAY too fast for me. I play on PokerStars and once the action is on me I've got like what 8-15 seconds to make a decision? And it's beeping at me after 5 seconds.

I'm not saying I need 5 minutes or anything, but I'd like to be able to learn in a more slow, methodical environment. So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a site maybe like PokerStars but has slower game options, or maybe if there's a group or league for new players that plays this way.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:42 AM   #14558
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Which forum should I use for live hyper full ring small stakes NLHE MTT's?
I'm playing these regularly, they're all single day tournaments (lasting between 8-12 hours) they buy-in is €20.

The SSMTT forum seems to be about online play exclusively.
There doesn't seem to be a forum for live MTT's?
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:21 PM   #14559
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4153 AND Yeodan.... you are both outta luck.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:32 PM   #14560
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When is it appropriate to get sticky with a mediocre hand? For example, let's say you're playing 10NL, 100bb effective stacks. You raise to $0.30 in MP with 88, the BTN 3-bets to $1.00. Everyone else has folded. What do you do? Folding just seems too weak and for me 4-betting is out of the question (am I wrong in saying that?) But then again do you want to call and play a 3-bet pot out of position and without the betting lead with a mediocre hand?

The general instinctive play is to just call and try and flop a set. But most of the time you won't flop a set. So what flops will you continue on? What run-outs do you call 2, or even 3 streets? When the flop comes K64, you check, they bet, you just call because there's only one overcard? Then what do you do when a T hits the turn and your opponent fires again? You fold? Then what were you hoping for calling the flop bet, just call and pray villain slows down?

I think a lot of amateurs identify with the struggle of playing middle pairs out of position and without the betting lead, so if anyone has any advice on this it'd be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:16 PM   #14561
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Usually call the 3-bet OOP with JJ-77 and some suited hands like AQs, AJs, maybe KQs, QJs, depending on which position the 3-bet came from.
You'll mostly be folding 99-77 on the flop when you don't hit a set. Other parts of your range will typically be doing better, so you continue with those instead.
As it happens a K64r is one of the worst possible flops for your range, and villain gets to c-bet 100% of his range and you fold almost everything. He has so much AK that you have to "over-fold". When the board comes J98, however, you have all the sets, and villain wants to cry when he has AK or even AA.
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Old 03-22-2019, 03:27 PM   #14562
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Usually call the 3-bet OOP with JJ-77 and some suited hands like AQs, AJs, maybe KQs, QJs, depending on which position the 3-bet came from.
You'll mostly be folding 99-77 on the flop when you don't hit a set. Other parts of your range will typically be doing better, so you continue with those instead.
As it happens a K64r is one of the worst possible flops for your range, and villain gets to c-bet 100% of his range and you fold almost everything. He has so much AK that you have to "over-fold". When the board comes J98, however, you have all the sets, and villain wants to cry when he has AK or even AA.
Thanks for the response - makes a lot of sense! The K64 example was just a random example, wasn't referring to any situation in particular.

What if the flop comes, say, J73, you have 88. How often do you stick around?
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:06 PM   #14563
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Stock answer of it depends is highly applicable here
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #14564
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When posting a HH, why don't OPs include their stats (VPIP, PFR, 3Bet) especially for micros? If they are using a HUD, isn't safe to assume that other players at the table are also? Seeing the stats of the OP might help to have a better understanding of how the hand played out from the Villain's POV.
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:30 PM   #14565
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Why is Poker Snowie so popular for micro/small stakes? From my understanding PS is GTO based. Shouldn't micro/small stakes players be focusing on V's frequencies to find exploits?
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:31 AM   #14566
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Why is Poker Snowie so popular for micro/small stakes? From my understanding PS is GTO based. Shouldn't micro/small stakes players be focusing on V's frequencies to find exploits?
I have never used PS but there are certainly situations where it might be helpful if you have a pretty good idea of the general level of play, and you are playing against unknowns. You can always modify when you start to get reads.

I use a lot of information that I learn from charts or an equity calculator. For example, if it's folded to me on the button and the players in the blinds are unknown, I might think about it something like this:

I have K3o. I know from playing with an equity calculator that all dealt hands with a pair, an ace or a king have an equity edge against two random hands. That and being on the button makes betting easily the correct decision.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #14567
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Why is Poker Snowie so popular for micro/small stakes? From my understanding PS is GTO based. Shouldn't micro/small stakes players be focusing on V's frequencies to find exploits?
Is it that popular?

And yes you should be exploiting but you can't exploit when you have no idea what you should be doing in the first place and now we have tools that give you a general idea of what a good default is compared to 15 years ago when everyone was clueless*.

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Old 03-30-2019, 09:25 AM   #14568
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Newbie. My credit union denied my coinbase crypto purchase. Is is preferable to direct cash purchase to Ignition, or keep trying to buy BT?
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:03 PM   #14569
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This is for dumb questions about poker, not funny money
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:18 AM   #14570
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what is 25+5 buying?
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:59 AM   #14571
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what is 25+5 buying?
25 goes to the pool of money you can win
5 is the rake the organisation takes, I think
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:00 PM   #14572
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after a ~ 3 years break back to play NL2. its harder now than then? or its the same?
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:43 PM   #14573
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Try it, play your A game and report back on what you find.
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:17 PM   #14574
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after 3 years break its kinda hard to know how to play A game

played yesterday 3k hands. in the 1k lost 6 buyins and looked pretty tough but then got it back
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:42 PM   #14575
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Then....it really isn't about the competition as you asked....though the idea that there are now a few less fish should hit the mark.

It's more about learning/remembering how to play. Tight is Right is still probably applicable.
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