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Old 05-15-2020, 04:56 PM   #14726
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Whether 65s > Q6s will depend on stack depth (Q6s will gain value relative to 65s when very short or very deep). EV will be based on a lot of things but key benefits of 65s are that it normally draws to nutted hands and therefore benefits from strong visibility, flops at least some equity quite often and can therefore be played aggressively in more spots, and so forth.
Thank you very much for your answer!

When you use ">" this refer to equity I presume?

The strong visibility you refer to is this the fold equity you can connect to the 65s?
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:01 PM   #14727
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Thank you very much for your answer!

When you use ">" this refer to equity I presume?

The strong visibility you refer to is this the fold equity you can connect to the 65s?
sorry, I mean 'is better than', AKA 'has higher EV than'

visibility relates to the question of whether you know whether you have the best hand or not - when you often know whether you have the best hand, you are more able to value bet, when you don't you're often forced into approximately 0EV call/fold decisions
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:16 PM   #14728
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Take for example, this episode of Shark Cage at around 33:10. She wins it on a pair of 10s and a pair of 7s, hence obviously why those cards are highlighted. Why also is the King highlighted? I've played so many hands online where I've wondered why certain seemingly non-relevant cards are being highlighted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPEC8v4uj-k
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:15 AM   #14729
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It is probably highlighting the five cards used to make a five card poker hand
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:23 AM   #14730
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Exactly that. All hands consist of five cards in total, regardless of whether 0, 1 or 2 of the player's hole cards are used. Her winning hand consists of five cards: TT77K. The 4 and 5 aren't playing.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:14 PM   #14731
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Thanks both! That makes a lot of sense now.

Does position matter more or less when there are more or less players (ie, if several people fold and you go from a 6 person game to a 3 person game does position become more or less important)?
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:25 PM   #14732
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Well in that spot you've already had some of the benefits of position as you know those players have already folded...
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:34 AM   #14733
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sorry, I mean 'is better than', AKA 'has higher EV than'

visibility relates to the question of whether you know whether you have the best hand or not - when you often know whether you have the best hand, you are more able to value bet, when you don't you're often forced into approximately 0EV call/fold decisions
Thank you, never got the time because of work to sit down and think this through but it makes sense to me now. Thank you!
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:29 AM   #14734
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Do more people prefer online tournaments to online cash games ? What advice would you have for someone deciding between the two . Iím more edged towards tournaments. Always preferred them and maybe this is because cash games require deeper knowledge and understanding.
Can anyone give any advice for online tourneys and the best steps to go for beating the micros. Any good courses that are worth it? Donít want to be be a high stakes player in 12 months. Just want to beat fish consistently.
Any advice you now know through experience and understanding you wish youíd had been given when starting out
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:30 PM   #14735
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Study and play what you like.

And..... to say that tourney games require "less knowledge and understanding" is naive.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:25 PM   #14736
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Hi Guys!!
This is my first post in 2+2
I play microstakes and was wondering where can I find someone to look at my database for some leeks etc
Have around 45000 hands
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:29 PM   #14737
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Hi Guys!!
I play microstakes and was wondering where can I find someone to look at my database for some leeks etc
Have around 45000 hands
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:40 PM   #14738
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Hi Guys!!
I play microstakes and was wondering where can I find someone to look at my database for some leeks etc
Have around 45000 hands
Find the coach.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:07 PM   #14739
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m-m
Beginners Questions has a dedicated thread to help with stats analysis HERE
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:31 AM   #14740
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Played a $1 sng 9 man.
I’m playing against sb and I have A9.
I raise 3bbs he calls.
Flop calls 7s7d8d. I continuation bet and he calls. Turn is A. He checks I continue he re raises all in. I call and river is another A . He shows 4c5c. Only becusss it’s 9 man am I happy I was ahead.
But say the ace didn’t hit the turn. And he check raised all in on me. Am I meant to fold ? Suppsoe it’s a good bluff from him ?
What do people think of this. I struggle with ranges.
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Old 06-05-2020, 02:50 PM   #14741
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Post a full hand history, it's impossible to comment otherwise
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:55 AM   #14742
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How many hands does it take to generally get a good representation of your skill level? 10k? 25k? And also is there a rough estimate of evBB/100 that signifies its time to move up in stakes assuming bankroll is not a limiting factor?
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Old 06-07-2020, 08:23 AM   #14743
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How many hands does it take to generally get a good representation of your skill level? 10k? 25k? And also is there a rough estimate of evBB/100 that signifies its time to move up in stakes assuming bankroll is not a limiting factor?
you probably won't until you're at a stage where your skill level is staying loosely consistent for hundreds of thousands of hands.

assuming you mean you have disposable income by 'bankroll is not a limiting factor', it's still sensible to use BRM thresholds for moving up/down.
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Old 06-08-2020, 03:23 AM   #14744
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How many hands does it take to generally get a good representation of your skill level? 10k? 25k? And also is there a rough estimate of evBB/100 that signifies its time to move up in stakes assuming bankroll is not a limiting factor?
It depends on what you're playing.

For 2NL and 5NL cash games,
on regular tables, 20-30k hands will probably give a pretty good idea,
on zoom tables you'll want closer to 100k hands.

You can still run really good or bad over those samples, but it's a start.

Focus on improving your game instead of your winrate and the winrate will come.


EV bb / 100 is meaningless.
It just shows you how good or bad you run in all-in spots.
It's not an accurate representation of how good or bad you're running.
There are a million more things to take into consideration, for example how many good hands you're getting while your opponent is also getting good enough hands to call you down with.
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Old 06-09-2020, 11:43 PM   #14745
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Ok dumb question, if I am on a financial position that I will never have the suggested bankroll to play full time, but I must start. Can't delay any longer. I figure 5k is all I can put up . Do you think if I am an above average player, of I play 2-4 NL or 5-10 limit daily that I will go broke?.
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Old 06-10-2020, 03:23 AM   #14746
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Yes to NL at least
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:14 PM   #14747
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IF ! ......you are an average player, your $ will be gone pretty quickly playing online, deald.

Specifically your question suggests you are going to be trying live casino poker at either 2/4 NL or 5/T limit. IF !..... those are the lowest stakes available to play, you may stand a chance as all the other low-to-no skill players are forced to play at that level to start as well. If the casino has lower limits at both NL and limit..... I do suggest you start at the lowest stakes just to see where you stand. FYI, your money will last a bit longer playing limit than NL before you bust.

IF !...... is all about "I'm an average player" What the heck does that mean? Where have you gained experience up to now?
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:04 PM   #14748
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2 questions!

I love football (American of course) and I love poker. Unlike football I don't watch much poker on TV or know many names. Every once in a while I get an article on my Google News Feed about some pro (DGAF) and what do you know, guy has like 6 thousand posts on 2+2! How many other pros are known to have posted on 2+2? If it's like a hundred and I'm clueless then I posted in the right forum!

Also I'm sure there are grinders on here that depend on poker to pay the rent/mortage. While there are names that I'm always looking to see a thread/reply from, I'd love to take a deep dive in the HH of the players who make a living from poker. Is there a way to know who these posters are?

Ok it's really 3 questions. I haven't seen a post from GG lately. Anyone know if he's ok?
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:56 PM   #14749
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Ok dumb question, if I am on a financial position that I will never have the suggested bankroll to play full time, but I must start. Can't delay any longer. I figure 5k is all I can put up . Do you think if I am an above average player, of I play 2-4 NL or 5-10 limit daily that I will go broke?.
You can specifically calculate this by using a risk of ruin calculator by entering your winrate, bankroll, and stdev.

Alternatively, I think looking into the maths underlying variance and risk of ruin is essential to any professional poker player so I'd recommend giving this a basic read and doing some pen and paper stuff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_of_ruin

I think there's also some stuff in TMOP.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:49 PM   #14750
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No Shanoobigans style games ??? (and associated LC/NC threads ???)

Time has passed, and maybe the world has moved on, but is there any chance of reviving fun games for readers of BQ?

I know that the "Official Dumb Questions" thread maybe isn't the place to ask, but the actual question is, where/who/how/when is the best way to promote the idea of forum games ...
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