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New members and Beginners questions about anything FTR or poker, There are no stupid questions.
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### 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...

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07-21-2018 12:18 AM

### 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...

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09-28-2014 11:38 AM

### 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...

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09-11-2014 02:04 PM

### Another reason NOT to slow play powerful cards

Heads on tournament I was dealt 62o. Opponent was dealt QQ Both check Flop comes 5s 6c 9h I bet 180

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06-01-2004 04:12 AM

### Pot odds

Can somebody please clarify how to calculate pot odds. please provide a good example with explaination. Thanks

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05-19-2004 02:20 AM

### Playing online

Hey all, First off, I am sure you get questions like this all the time so i apologize for more of the same. I have read all the essays and hands...

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05-04-2004 02:44 AM

### Probability question

I am a little confused, I heard somewhere that the probability of getting pocket aces is one in 221. yet when i did the math of 4/52 * 3/51= i got...

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05-02-2004 02:51 PM

### Call all in?

Scenario: A loose player goes all in when you have AA (or KK) with a large stack (\$40-\$60) Do you call? I had cowboys last night, guy went all in,...

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04-29-2004 08:27 PM

### deposit bonus

hi, ive been playing at partypoker for a while, but with play chips and have finally decided to play with real money. Will I still be able to get the...

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04-29-2004 07:02 PM

### Control

I was playing in a ring game today, double up quick. But then the big winner started cashing some of his money and i started to get mad but i didn't...

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04-22-2004 10:13 AM

### The Poker Tracker

I installed the poker tracker and then installed PP. But as soon as i joined a game i got a msg about a poker program running and if it wasn't...

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04-21-2004 09:21 AM

### Picking the right table

What do you guys look far as far as picking a table you hope to do well on!? I know it has been said "Look for a table where a lot of people are...

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04-20-2004 08:57 PM

### No Limit Question

Please settle an arguement I am having with my friend. Let me paint the picture. Player one (the chip leader) goes all in with 10 chips. Player...

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04-20-2004 02:19 PM

### JUMPING TO NO-LIMIT

I know that after reading, practicing and talking to inviduals I have found that in order to play LIMIT at a succesful pace I would need to gear down...

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04-16-2004 07:28 PM

### Starting out

Hi I'm just starting out in this game after watching quite religiously on British TV, but I don't seem to be able to really get going at the...

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04-16-2004 10:57 AM

### How to play group 0-2 hands that don't hit on the flop

How do you play hands like AK or KQ where you get nothing on flop, and people are betting into you. If you put up a significant raise preflop, it...

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04-16-2004 09:54 AM

### player notes/database

another general question from me (i seem to have so many!): to what extent do you guys track opponent information. during games/tourneys, i'm...

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04-09-2004 02:35 PM

### Could I have played this better (more profitable)?

***** Hand History for Game XXXXXXXXX ***** 0/0 TexasHTGameTable (NL) - Tue Mar 30 17:54:32 EST 2004 Table Table 11147 (Real Money) -- Seat 4 is...

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04-07-2004 10:42 AM

### Two Diff. Questions

Hello All, I have two questions. I have some experience with Limit Hold-em an casinos and thinking of going online NL. Been reading some here and in...

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04-03-2004 01:28 PM

### collective thanks!

hey everyone! after 'lots of studying, playing with play money, and reading everything on this site, i finally took the plunge on party poker with...

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04-02-2004 05:12 PM

### pre-flop selection

Anyone have any input on ranking of suited hands. For example Kh 6h, I wouldn't see this in anyones list of hands to hold onto, but would you keep...

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04-01-2004 04:03 PM

### Luck or skill

One of my friends who i got to play online poker is doing pretty well. He never really read anything and all he knows is from me. I point him to...

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04-01-2004 01:59 AM

### Video Tutorial

I'm looking for something along the lines of a quick tutorial video on how to play Texas Hold'Em. Kinda like how on WPT they have the little 2 minute...

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03-30-2004 08:43 PM

### texas holdem vs. stud or draw

I just read the artical on this page. Claims stud or draw as higher skill games. Anyone want to check it out and give me thier input. ...

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03-23-2004 04:24 PM

I'm kinda a newbie with texas hold'em so need some expert help here my question is if 2 player have 2 pairs for example... player 1 have 6d 5d ...

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03-22-2004 01:23 PM

### Hand ranking

I'm kinda a newbie with texas hold'em so need some expert help here my question is if 2 player have 2 pairs for example... player 1 have 6d 5d ...

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03-22-2004 10:42 AM

I'm kinda a newbie with texas hold'em so need some expert help here my question is if 2 player have 2 pairs for example... player 1 have 6d 5d ...

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03-22-2004 12:39 AM

### Poll: Looking for a new deal

\$175 Poker Bonus I just received my check from this site, and I thought that was one of the better deals I've found so far. Does anyone know of any...

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03-20-2004 03:58 PM

### Starting loss

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03-19-2004 06:58 PM

### pot odds

When calculating pot odds, If I am the last person to call a bet, do I include the money that been used by the other players to call, as part of the...

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03-19-2004 03:52 PM

### Deposits

Does anyone know if Party Poker accepts deposts via money order, cashiers checks, ect... or any good poker site that does.

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03-18-2004 09:43 AM

### Probability question

I was just wondering I was in a six handed game and I was holding qj. A jack came up on the flop. I was wondering what was the probability of someone...

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03-18-2004 04:16 AM

### preflop

I have been trying to follow the pre-flop strategy posted on this site. However, it seems when I stick to it, it limits my losses great, but I...

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03-16-2004 06:08 PM

### post flop odds

I was reading under Post flop/pot odds, the calculations for determining post flop odds. Just wondering if I'm doing it right. If I had JJQQ (my 2...

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03-16-2004 03:54 PM

### Free No Limit Holdem Online?

I'm sorry for asking such a stupid question, but do any of you know of a casino that offers NL holdem but isn't real money? Thanks

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02-29-2004 09:34 PM

### Starting a new Party Poker Account

Hi all, A quick question about Party Poker and signing up for a real money account. I've never done any sort of online gaming before (not counting...

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02-28-2004 12:40 PM

### May be a weird question

How can one tell the difference between someone who is a compulsive gambler or someone who is just trying to learn the game? I have lost a total of...

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02-26-2004 09:59 AM

### little help as to what I could have done better here.

Guys, please read this tell me if you can see if / what I did wrong. This happened around 1am on party poker. No limit table.. I hit 67s...

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02-25-2004 03:39 PM

### Fake money NL online casino?

I don't have a credit card, so playing with real money is out of the question, and all I can seem to find is limit. Anyone know a fake money NL...

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02-21-2004 02:30 PM

### update

I stopped playing no limit 25 but started to play only 5/1 tourney NL. So far I have been doing pretty well. Wish me luck hopeful I can build a...

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02-20-2004 02:21 PM

### I shouldn't even be posting

Well I put real money in on Tuesday night. After my KK got broken by a4 and my QQ got broken but q7o. I lost all my money. I guess I was playing...

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02-20-2004 01:31 AM

### Problem with free tables at Party Poker

Trying to play some free tables at Party Poker so I can get use to the software and setup before going to real money tables. I've tried several...

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02-16-2004 11:08 PM

### How long.....?

How long does it take for igm to confirm your bank account? I started the process on Thursday night and I still haven't received two small deposits...

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02-16-2004 02:41 PM

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