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## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 8 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 8 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results....

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 7 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 7 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results....

## Studying Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 3): Semi-Bluffing Calculations

In last week’s column, we looked at how to structure our spreadsheets to stay organized and how to look at multiple EV calculations at the same time with the same data. This week, we’re going to follow these same lines of thought by answering the homework...

## Poker Sherlock Guide

Below is a comprehensive “Getting Started” guide provided by the folks at Poker Sherlock. The guide will give you an idea of what Poker Sherlock can do, and how it can help benefit yourpoker game! Poker Sherlock – Getting Started 1. Introduction...

## Study Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 2): Multiple Betting Options

In last week’s column, we started looking at how to make a basic spreadsheet to do repetitive EV calculations for us so that we don’t have to do them by hand over and over again. This week, we’re going to look at the homework for last week and some...

## Study Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 1): The Basics

A few weeks ago, I promised a series showing how to study poker using spreadsheets. This week, we start that series. There are some prerequisites that you’ll need to have under your belt before you can get started with this series. First, you need to work...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 3 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 3 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results....

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 4 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 4 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results....

## Poker Notes Live Premium Review

FTR recently gave the app Poker Notes Live a closer look to see if it would be worth recommending for live poker players. To sum it up in one short sentence, yes we do recommend the app and find it to be useful for live grinders. For the longer version, read our...

## Texas Hold’em Flop Odds

It is often said that poker is a game of partial information. As the betting commences pre-flop, we gain information on our opponents hand. However, in reality, we have no true way of knowing the cards that our opponent holds, except that he cannot hold the cards that...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 5 Players

Below is a table of Texas Hold’em starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 5 player Hold’em game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results....

## Calculatem Pro Odds Calculator

Below is a nice write-up provided by Calculatem Pro that describes the software package, its benefits, and some testimonials! How To Take Advantage of Bad Players At Online Poker The increase of poker popularity has led to a flood of fish who are just WAITING for you...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 6 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 6 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. The unit for EV is average profit in big...

## Optimizing Your Sessions With Simple Routines

This article is a part of a series on performance psychology regarding poker. In this week’s edition, we are going to look at some basic science behind classic conditioning and how it can be applied to your bottom line in the poker world. We’re also going...

## Do You Need Poker Tracking Software to Make Money?

I often get asked this question by players who hate the thought of getting too technical with their poker playing. Many players want to play poker, but they don’t want to be at a great disadvantage to the “Borg” out there. They are the multi-tabling...

## The Proven Best Poker Training Books of All Time

Poker is easy to play, difficult to win at, and downright tricky to turn a profit at. For those players looking to go from amateur to profitable, it is hard to know where to start. Well, that’s just what this list is for! Below are the top six best poker training...

## Bankroll Management 101

Bankroll Management Calculator The above tool will help determine which buy-in level you should be playing at, based on the size of your current bankroll. It will give you 3 estimates, conservative, recommended, and risky, for cash games, MTTs, and SNGs. Simply enter...

## Pyroxene’s Common Flop Odds

If you’re interested in some online poker odds calculators, check out our Poker Tools section where we have our own FTR Poker Odds Calculator and some recommendations of great online poker tools that can help you on the fly while playing online! Pyroxene’s...

## Texas Calculatem Odds Calculator

Below is a nice write-up provided by Texas Calculatem that explains the benefits of using a poker odds calculator while playing online Texas Holdem poker. How To Use An Odds Calculator To Win More Money At Online Poker Do you use a poker odds calculator? I sure hope...

## iPhone Online Poker How-To

This article explains some methods for how to play online poker on your iPhone and other iDevices like the iPad. If you would like to read our article explaining more of the background and relationship between the iPhone and online poker, please see this related...

## Pot Odds and Outs Chart

Below you will see our pot odds and outs chart, which shows the percentage of winning a hand by the turn/river or river only, depending on how many outs you have. You can right click and save the chart to your computer. If you don’t like memorizing charts then...

## Basic Poker Odds

Here we will present some basic scenarios so you can see what your poker odds are of getting dealt certain cards or making certain hands. If you’re interested in some online poker calculators, visit our Poker Tools section where we have our own FTR Poker Odds...

## Studying Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 4): Increasing Complications

Last week, we looked at putting together a spreadsheet for looking at a turn semi-bluffing situation (link). This week, we’re going to look at our different options after checking. This is a complicated situation, and we’ll be continuing from the...

## Pocket Pairs and Over Cards Chart

Pocket pairs can be great hands in Texas Hold’em. High pairs like AA and KK can win pots without improving. Lower pairs like 22 and 33 often need help but when it arrives the hand can be dominant. For example if you hold 22 then the odds of flopping a set are...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 2 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 2 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. The unit for EV is average profit in big...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 10 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 10 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. The below chart is very interesting because you can...

## Studying Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 5): Checking to Induce

Following the same organizational ideas as we have used so far in this series, this week we’re going to look at one of my favorite topics in poker: checking to induce a bluff. We’re going to make a simple spreadsheet along the lines of what we have made in...

## Calculating Pot Odds in Texas Holdem

After the flop, your play will depend on many factors, including information gathered pre-flop, what you know of your opponents and how they play, and the probabilities of having or making the best hand. If you have hit top pair with a strong kicker on the flop, then...

## Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 9 Players

Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 9 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. The below chart is very interesting because you can...

## iPhone Poker

This article explains the relationship between iPhone/iDevices and online poker. It also explains the current problems with playing poker on your iPhone. If you would like to read our detailed how-to article explaining how to play poker through your iPhone, please...

## SNG/Sit & Go Shark

Roy Rounder of Sit N Go Shark provided the below write-up that describes the sit & go’s in general, the Sit & Go Shark software package, its benefits, and some testimonials! The Fastest And Easiest Way To Make A KILLING At Online Poker Tournaments by Roy...

## How to Review Your Sessions

One of the fastest ways to improve your game is to review your previous sessions. This is typically done through programs such as PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager which store your hand histories and break them down into hundreds of key statistics. If you are not...

## EV Poker Charts – Texas Holdem Hands

The table below shows expected value (EV) numbers in LIMIT Texas Holdem. This data includes all holdem games, stakes, and positions. These overall EV statistics are based on 122,031,244 pairs of pocket cards dealt at real money tables. You sort the graph by ev based...

## Hand History Converter

The FTR Hand History Converter is a great tool which should be used to help Players share their Hand Histories with other poker Players on a variety of poker forums. Players can convert hand histories from their favorite poker sites or databases into a forum-friendly...

## Cbets, HUD Reads and Problem Solving

How I used problem-solving theory to study cbets and villain profiles The problem is I suck at poker. But I’m reasonably good at problem solving. George Polya’s quintessential research studied great problem-solvers and suggested this simple format:...

## Mac Supported Poker Rooms

Mac users don’t have it easy when it comes to online poker. But before you begin to weep uncontrollably into your ergonomic keyboard, pause for a moment and take stock. We may not be afforded the attention lavished on our Windows-using compatriots, but things aren’t...

## Poker Hands Odds

Have you ever wondered what the percentage and odds are of certain poker hands? How much of a favorite are you with Aces against Kings? How often will the flush draw hit and crack your Queens? Is the best hand on the flop ever an underdog? We answer all of these...