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Old 07-19-2019, 01:37 PM   #14601
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I asked in the Mod Forum and got this reply:

I have never been able to use the search drop down on my Androids. Only way I can search on my phone is to click "search this thread" then go to "advanced search"
That's exactly what I do when using my phone. The problem is that the results have nothing to do with the keywords entered. I'll just have to use the laptop. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:13 PM   #14602
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dumb question : Whenever a tournament is called "xx$ Guaranteed" Does it means the amount is guaranteed no matter how many people registered? (the room can potentially lose money?)
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:04 AM   #14603
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Sounds like you nailed it, bbb.

However, read the fine print....always. I've heard that tourneys get cancelled if there is a potential loss to the casino because so few register.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:51 PM   #14604
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Yeah, it was a common thing over here for a while to list £10k guaranteed for a £200 comp but then put minimum 50 runners in the small print
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:39 AM   #14605
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Hi
Haven’t frequented 2p2 for a while, but I’m looking tÝ buy some $$ on Pokerstars, using paypal or something similar. I think I’ve done this before on here, but now I can’t find a proper forum/thread for it. I have to use player to player transfer, as the banks in my country won’t allow me to deposit directly.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:57 AM   #14606
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https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...e-points-1529/

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Old 08-05-2019, 10:14 PM   #14607
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dumb question : Whenever a tournament is called "xx$ Guaranteed" Does it means the amount is guaranteed no matter how many people registered? (the room can potentially lose money?)
yes. but read the fine print. usually theres a min amount of players who got to pre-reg.

the sites are smart though because next time they offer the mtt they lower the guarantee. they have teams of people working this **** out. well its just common sense really.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:53 PM   #14608
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yes. but read the fine print. usually theres a min amount of players who got to pre-reg.

the sites are smart though because next time they offer the mtt they lower the guarantee. they have teams of people working this **** out. well its just common sense really.
Sometimes they don't though.

I used to play a nightly tournament on post-BF Full Tilt that was often 10+ buyins below guarantee.

I made quite a lot of money playing a negative rake game. I think it lasted around 3 months before it was stopped.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:35 PM   #14609
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Hello, of all the sites, is there one that everyone (all countries) can play at?


Ive read for hours and cant really tell!!I still dont know!!
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:19 AM   #14610
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If there is I doubt it's in the slightest bit reputable
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:24 PM   #14611
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I have been looking up all sorts of books to read and start my journey learning to better understand poker. However, there seem to be so many recommended books, I don't know where I should start. My question is: has anyone posted a somewhat recent recommended list of reading in some sort of order from first book to read to the last? It would help a ton if I knew where to start at least a little bit.

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Old 08-13-2019, 11:41 AM   #14612
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You have to help us out here, Chris. What game do you want to learn?

The Theory of Poker is an older book that is a good ground level start for all types of poker gambling.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:26 PM   #14613
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You have to help us out here, Chris. What game do you want to learn?

The Theory of Poker is an older book that is a good ground level start for all types of poker gambling.
Sorry about that haha. I'm looking to start with no limit hold'em, or potentially limit hold'em, but I think they are fairly close. I've started reading "Getting Started in Hold'em" and I think I'll blow through this one fairly quickly. Hopefully it will give me a good base like it says it will. After that though, I'm not sure where to go. I could look at "The Theory of Poker", I have it on my computer, but if you think there is a book better suited for hold'em, please feel free to let me know .

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Old 08-17-2019, 12:01 PM   #14614
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For limit holdem, this is still considered a great starting point...especially if a player is playing live casino HE at $5/$10 tables and under.

For NL, I have heard that BlackRain79's tome Crushing the Micro Stakes is a good place to start. (Google)
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #14615
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Does it matter at all which skins you play on networks like MPN and iPoker? Is it same player pool, same rake for all skins? Are there reasons to choose one skin over others?
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:53 PM   #14616
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I play online at ignition, on my iPad. I there some way I can video record my sessions o I can review them later?
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:27 PM   #14617
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Are COTW/M still being done? If so, where do I find them? If not, is there a link to all of them?
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:04 AM   #14618
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There was an attempt to revive in 2015 HERE. But never took off.

Micro full ring NL holds the original COTW HERE. Some extraordinary posting/sharing of strat. It was a remarkable time on 2+2. Reading these threads was awesome; but writing one or two (I wrote one) really made a difference in my game as the in-depth written took VERY in-depth thought and study. I never regret the experience.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:10 AM   #14619
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I am fairly ashamed to ask this because I know its a very simple concept that for some reason I cant wrap my head around. I think I understand breakeven percentages so when I hold a king high flush draw with 18% equity on the turn against my opponents value range, meaning i hit my flush 18% of the time and then I beat his value range, which is sets and better. Lets say I am certain he holds a set but I still go all in (just for the sake of the explanation), and my opponent calls with a set. This bet was - EV, right? because i put money into the pot when i knew he had a better hand. this is logical. but then what if i don't go all in, but go 1cent short of all in, when i know he has a set. and then he reraises the 1cent that he has left. then calling that 1cent would be a + EV call right? because I am only calling 1cent to have a chance to win the whole pot for only 1cent. which are good odds for the price, right? So that logic would render the whole hand+ev then? because the whole hand lead me to me buying the right to win the pot for only 1 cent, when i have 18% equity? But how can it be both ways? when essentially it is just the same thing happening, us putting all of our money into the pot when he has the winning hand. I know i don't get something i just don't know what

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Old 10-16-2019, 04:44 PM   #14620
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I am fairly ashamed to ask this because I know its a very simple concept that for some reason I cant wrap my head around. I think I understand breakeven percentages so when I hold a king high flush draw with 18% equity on the turn against my opponents value range, meaning i hit my flush 18% of the time and then I beat his value range, which is sets and better. Lets say I am certain he holds a set but I still go all in (just for the sake of the explanation), and my opponent calls with a set. This bet was - EV, right? because i put money into the pot when i knew he had a better hand. this is logical. but then what if i don't go all in, but go 1cent short of all in, when i know he has a set. and then he reraises the 1cent that he has left. then calling that 1cent would be a + EV call right? because I am only calling 1cent to have a chance to win the whole pot for only 1cent. which are good odds for the price, right? So that logic would render the whole hand+ev then? because the whole hand lead me to me buying the right to win the pot for only 1 cent, when i have 18% equity? But how can it be both ways? when essentially it is just the same thing happening, us putting all of our money into the pot when he has the winning hand. I know i don't get something i just don't know what

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when calculating EV you need to have a point of reference. Almost always this is done by considering folding as 0EV and measuring all other actions relative to that.
So we would say 1cent call is +EV once you are at that point in the hand because it's better than folding. But it's still very -EV relative to the decision point before your almost-all-in bet.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:13 AM   #14621
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when calculating EV you need to have a point of reference. Almost always this is done by considering folding as 0EV and measuring all other actions relative to that.
So we would say 1cent call is +EV once you are at that point in the hand because it's better than folding. But it's still very -EV relative to the decision point before your almost-all-in bet.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:08 PM   #14622
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Is there a thread or somewhere that explains what all these shorthand poker terms mean? I'm new to this forum and quite confused about some of the lingo used here. I am able to figure out some of them like 3! I'm assuming means 3-bet based on the context, but there are several that I just can't seem to figure out on my own.

Edit: Nvm that was a dumb question because I found it lol

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Old 10-23-2019, 07:18 AM   #14623
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Fwiw don’t remember the last time i saw someone use 3!
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:46 AM   #14624
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elgatoph122 probably found the answer by reading.

On the first page, there are a few "Stickies"....threads the admin agree should always be available. There is even a stickie call Read Me First.

Above that is ONE announcement; Beginners Forum FAQ. (#41 for jargon)
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:46 PM   #14625
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elgatoph122 probably found the answer by reading.

On the first page, there are a few "Stickies"....threads the admin agree should always be available. There is even a stickie call Read Me First.

Above that is ONE announcement; Beginners Forum FAQ. (#41 for jargon)
Hahaha yes you're right. Sorry! Just trying to catch up on all the "Read Me"s from each section in one day, my eyes started to blur and I just missed it. I'll try and be better about it going forward. That was my bad
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