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Sticky Thread Sticky: [Freerolls] Want to Maximize Your Chances of Winning That Freeroll?

Hey guys, We know a lot of you are here because you love the freerolls and money-added tournaments that FlopTurnRiver has to offer. Not only do we...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-11-2014 02:12 PM
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07-21-2018 12:18 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: The Beginners Circle Digest

Welcome to the Beginners Circle! This forum is designed to help you to learn the basics of becoming a winning poker player. This thread is the...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-28-2014 11:38 AM
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09-28-2014 11:38 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't Forget About the SSNL Forum!

Hey guys, Previously on FTR, the Beginners Circle was the place for all micro-stakes discussion. However, because of the nature of today's games...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-11-2014 02:04 PM
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09-11-2014 02:04 PM

NL10 - line checks / thoughts

Hand 1: This spot felt really really borderline given the action but I didn't think I could afford not to play as is. The guy who made it $2.80 pre...

Started by Phantaroth, 11-25-2009 11:45 PM
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11-26-2009 05:32 PM

Something I haven't really gathered from Beginner's Guide

Is it better to buy-in with the maximum amount of money/chips on a given table or to (say) buy-in with the bare minimum?

Started by EasyPoker, 11-25-2009 06:08 PM
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11-26-2009 05:10 PM

Play Time

After reviewing some session histories I've come to realize that (more often than not) my daytime sessions(12pm-5pm est) are my losing sessions while...

Started by tomato paste carnage, 11-26-2009 02:18 PM
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11-26-2009 03:50 PM

Getting started...progress for your review...

I'm getting started at PokerStars, and I have now played 2500 hands (I know, I need 10K but I need feedback before then!)... Would you be so kind as...

Started by ThurberM, 11-25-2009 09:52 AM
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11-26-2009 11:21 AM

10NL Semi bluff on 3bet pot. Line check.

No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (8 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from Button ($19.85) SB ($20.61) BB ($21.47) UTG...

Started by Belt, 11-23-2009 07:36 PM
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11-26-2009 09:52 AM

Neteller - Non-US

Is a neteller account still worth getting for non-US customers?

Started by EasyPoker, 11-25-2009 01:45 PM
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11-26-2009 04:46 AM

3-bet sizing question

I mostly play live fixed limit, but every once in awhile I sit at a NL table for some variety. I ran into this hand playing $300NL (2/3 blinds) and I...

Started by LawDude, 11-24-2009 02:28 AM
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11-25-2009 09:31 PM

Newbie here

Hi there I am new to this forum! I hope to interact with you guys on poker related topics.Have a GREAT DAY! :lol:

Started by bobtisoy28, 11-20-2009 06:34 PM
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11-25-2009 02:45 PM

ak vs loose villain.

Thoughts on this play? Villain was playing fairly loose...i had only been at the table 6 or so orbits. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (9...

Started by mz102489, 11-21-2009 02:17 PM
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11-25-2009 01:47 PM

Could i have done anything different here?

Villian was like 54/20 over maybe 70 hands. He had been stacking other players by hitting his turn and river cards really hard, running super hot......

Started by Marbleboy, 11-23-2009 08:46 AM
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11-25-2009 01:46 PM

TV poker and celeb players

I study a website like this, then I watch poker on tv which has an array of TV stars, film stars etc NOw without pre judging what these people do,...

Started by EasyPoker, 11-23-2009 05:27 PM
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11-25-2009 04:39 AM

Comments: Renton's 169 hand SS-NLHE ring strat: Postflop II

Discuss: very nice

Started by apunisher, 08-05-2006 04:54 PM
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11-25-2009 03:27 AM

The staking thread

I removed it. Offers or requests for staking are against the FTR COC. No harm done, just letting you all know.

Started by bjsaust, 11-21-2009 12:18 AM
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11-23-2009 07:27 PM

Super Mario Bros 3 - FTR Beginner's Circle Edition Listen guys. If you're going to go through the motions of posting a hand with the idea that you'll get...

Started by spoonitnow, 11-20-2009 10:03 PM
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11-23-2009 02:24 PM

$5 Buy-in $500-added

Just out of curiosity...can anyone give me an estimate of how many ppl show up for this game on FTP? I'm trying to plan my HOLIDAY season in...

Started by Olddog21, 11-23-2009 09:11 AM
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11-23-2009 09:11 AM

Several hands from 5NL

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (6 handed) - Poker-Stars Converter Tool from UTG ($1.37) MP ($5.41) CO ($10.14) Button...

Started by Hoopy, 11-22-2009 04:05 PM
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11-23-2009 07:14 AM

QQ 3 bet pot scary board

Villian is 17/11 over 18 hands and hasn't been in a 3 bet pot so far. I know my preflop bet sizing kinda sucks and I'm not sure about the flop bet...

Started by Donkafelts, 11-22-2009 11:05 AM
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11-22-2009 10:59 PM

Freeroll training grounds

I probably like many people just got into poker by watching an friend won 11500.00 on an cash game in 15 minutes and was amazed how this was. Little...

Started by Dunnezageneral, 11-22-2009 09:13 AM
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11-22-2009 03:00 PM



Started by omgmyhurrr, 11-21-2009 03:03 PM
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11-21-2009 06:56 PM

Winning big pots

I've managed to get a fairly decent strategy for winning hands (using renton's beginner's guide) but despite rarely losing hands I play...I'm not...

Started by EasyPoker, 11-21-2009 04:44 PM
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11-21-2009 05:52 PM

used to be good, now i'm a fish...

obviously, i am mostly a limit player these days. but, i have been dabbling with NL again. i have been trying to study the game a bit, and watching...

Started by Chopper, 11-17-2009 07:48 PM
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11-21-2009 02:42 PM

Fishing in Shark Tanks Discouraged!

So we’ve determined that table selection is key to a successful strategy. We’ve said that were looking for loose players so we’re trying to find...

Started by hyPOTcrisy, 11-13-2009 01:59 PM
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11-21-2009 02:35 PM

In CO against aggro-monkey with TT

This table was nitting up with the exception of MP1 (39/37/3 over 46 hands). UTG+1 was very rock-like and folded easily to aggression...I honestly...

Started by BennyLaRue, 11-19-2009 09:42 PM
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11-21-2009 02:02 PM

Serious, for me, Cbet analysis with HH..

bear with me, ive never done this much analysis before inside a hand... hh...street by street thoughts below hh... $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem...

Started by Chopper, 11-18-2009 09:42 PM
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11-20-2009 06:36 PM

SB vs BB - Bad river card...

Villain running 20/9/4.7 over 35 hands. The only thing of note is that he had 3bet me twice when I tried to steal blinds. So he liked to defend. I...

Started by Vinland, 11-18-2009 10:00 AM
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11-20-2009 06:33 PM


I tried searcing this topic first but couldn't get an answer: I've been reading alot of posts and i'm wondering what it means when someone says a...

Started by grewt, 11-18-2009 01:46 PM
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11-20-2009 05:46 PM

2 Hands 1 Villain

Same villain in all hands. Villain is playing 92/2/with aggression factors of 1.4/2.7/10.0 on the flop/turn/river over 52 hands. I have seen him bet...

Started by kmind, 11-20-2009 11:58 AM
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11-20-2009 05:43 PM

KQs from UTG (10NL)

The table has been fairly passive, so I raised UTG with KQs. Opp is a bit of a calltard ... 24/13/2.5 over 50 hands. We have won several hands...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 08:30 AM
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11-20-2009 05:40 PM

On the BTN with a gut-shot

PF raiser seems straight forward with stats of 18/10 over 41 hands. No stats on other player involved. Is this a good spot to call in the hope of...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 08:18 AM
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11-20-2009 05:32 PM

Overpair vs. unknown

Villain is unknown. Really only been at this table for 10 hands but he's definitely playing a lot pots. No postflop reads. Full Tilt No-Limit...

Started by kmind, 11-20-2009 12:01 PM
Replies: 3 Views: 1,331
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11-20-2009 05:17 PM

What does it mean

I seem to have more success in SnGs as opposed to cash games... Does this mean I'm a bad player or what? I'm new to a strong pursuit of poker,...

Started by EasyPoker, 11-19-2009 05:38 PM
Replies: 6 Views: 1,513
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11-20-2009 05:16 PM

Hand vs table bully..

sorry for no use of converter, this is from memory... We are UTG with 9hTh. Table bully (43/35/2.7) is on BTN. We are going to raise to target...

Started by Chopper, 11-19-2009 10:59 AM
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11-20-2009 12:34 PM

$10NL, JJ in bb, call river bet?

Having one of those days where the term "grind" really earns its definition, in that every pot won is a hard fought pot. I've maybe had one or two...

Started by Gafferland, 11-18-2009 10:32 PM
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11-19-2009 11:22 PM

Is folding QQ to a 4 bet the standard play now?

I feel like I keep getting stacked in these situations. I haven't played cash games in a while but if I remember QQ was like the nuts 6 handed. ...

Started by Phantaroth, 11-18-2009 09:04 PM
Replies: 17 Views: 8,421
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11-19-2009 07:40 PM

QQ versus a bad player (10NL)

My general play in cash is ok, although I feel I consistently get the play in some big pots wrong and this is why I struggle a lot at cash. Opp...

Started by Nakamura, 11-19-2009 08:57 AM
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11-19-2009 12:16 PM

UB poker2nite freeroll

I'm new to online poker. I don't know if I'm confused or Ub is. The poker2nite is running qualifiers to the ME. So I am playing and I happened to...

Started by winkybok, 11-18-2009 01:44 AM
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11-19-2009 04:59 AM


Haven't played many hands 3.2K. I have found so far there are only eight starting hands that are winners at 5NL. AA, KK, QQ, JJ, AKs, AQs, AJs,...

Started by astrodon, 11-18-2009 10:38 AM
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11-19-2009 02:46 AM

10NL - rivered FH facing raise

Second orbit at table. Villain has been raising preflop just about every other hands. PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (6 handed) -...

Started by miracleriver, 11-09-2009 10:50 PM
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11-18-2009 08:40 PM

Time For A Review..

ok its been awhile since i first posted here so i figure its about time for a review from the pros. :roll: hehe.. i finally decided to get serious...

Started by acgibson, 11-17-2009 12:09 PM
Replies: 12 Views: 1,789
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11-18-2009 08:01 PM

10NL: AKo in BTN gets 3bet by BB

Villain is 30/26/22 over 92 hands (last number is 3bet percentage) Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (7 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from...

Started by Fortitude, 11-14-2009 08:50 PM
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11-18-2009 05:34 PM

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