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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

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

Ahh the 'quick click' all-in

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Started by , 04-20-2004 03:38 PM
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06-08-2005 11:27 AM

Pot odds

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

Started by , 05-06-2004 02:11 PM
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05-19-2004 02:20 AM

Raising with Rags

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Started by , 05-25-2004 11:36 PM
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05-11-2005 07:12 PM

Going on Tilt: What is it, and how to avoid it

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Started by , 06-03-2004 01:22 PM
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06-07-2004 02:05 PM

Check Raising & Bluffing

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Started by , 06-03-2004 02:53 PM
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06-04-2004 02:04 AM

Grinding it Out

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Started by , 06-03-2004 08:22 PM
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06-03-2004 08:22 PM

Giving your opponent cheap cards

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Started by , 06-05-2004 01:08 PM
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06-05-2004 01:08 PM

Maximizing Trips on the Flop

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Started by , 06-05-2004 11:17 PM
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06-10-2004 12:23 PM

steamrolled

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Started by , 06-10-2004 12:26 AM
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06-10-2004 03:43 AM

the biggest mistake of all

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Started by , 06-10-2004 01:48 AM
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07-29-2004 05:41 PM

Strong Finish

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Started by , 06-11-2004 04:44 PM
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06-11-2004 07:39 PM

Playing the Ace Kicker

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Started by , 06-28-2004 02:01 PM
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06-28-2004 11:13 PM

Just played my first big multi table tourney last night

Hi all, Well I started out a month and a half ago playing ring games but they started getting a little boring. Within the past couple of weeks I...

Started by , 06-29-2004 03:34 PM
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06-29-2004 08:04 PM

logic vs lunacy

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Started by , 07-01-2004 05:29 PM
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07-02-2004 04:40 PM

back from the dead

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Started by , 07-08-2004 08:04 PM
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07-09-2004 12:22 AM

Analytical vs Instictive Play

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Started by , 07-14-2004 05:00 AM
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07-15-2004 03:31 AM

food for thought

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Started by , 07-24-2004 12:10 AM
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07-29-2004 12:04 PM

Rags are our friends

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Started by , 07-28-2004 02:49 PM
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07-28-2004 07:33 PM

Isn't this a split ???

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Started by , 08-08-2004 06:38 AM
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08-14-2004 03:03 PM

blind stealing

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Started by , 09-02-2004 12:17 AM
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09-18-2004 12:08 PM

slow playing the flush draw

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Started by , 10-06-2004 01:11 PM
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10-07-2004 10:22 AM

Poll Poll: How do you play aces?

OK, here's the situation. You are on a full 10 player ring game, and you are dealt aces in middle position? What do you do?

Started by , 10-20-2004 03:52 PM
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10-21-2004 12:42 PM

Yet another ramble about NLHE strategy

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Started by , 10-26-2004 05:00 PM
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10-28-2004 07:43 PM

Happy New Year

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Started by , 12-31-2004 03:26 PM
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12-31-2004 05:25 PM

Suited Connectors

Sorry if this is a repost, just joined today... But whats the big craze over suited connectors... i mean with a hand like 8 7 if you make a flush...

Started by , 01-24-2005 05:55 PM
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01-28-2005 04:09 AM

How to represent weakness with the nuts even on the river

Masterclass: ***** Hand History for Game xxx ***** 200/400 TourneyTexasHTGameTable (NL) (Tournament 9913905) - Sat Feb 26 15:30:10 EST 2005...

Started by , 02-26-2005 04:57 PM
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02-26-2005 07:36 PM

Q/J

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Started by , 04-15-2005 12:10 AM
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04-15-2005 06:04 AM

How To Control Tilt - Dwarfy's Thoughts

Well I haven't wrote a long strategy post in a long while, so I may as well enlighten the masses with one now. Pardon me if I ramble on a bit like a...

Started by , 04-22-2005 06:14 PM
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05-28-2005 06:53 AM

My PT Stats: 3k hand checkup (NL ring)

3k hands of .05/.10 NL ring quadtable camping at PokerStars and this is what I got: Any thoughts/suggestions? A couple of things I've...

Started by , 06-01-2005 07:43 AM
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06-02-2005 05:05 PM

Random raises strategy

The raise amount should be the same no matter what you hold, right? Otherwise you'd be giving your opponents some information. But what if you...

Started by , 07-08-2005 06:07 AM
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07-10-2005 05:10 AM

Help playing JJ

1. It's usually not an overpair to the flop. 2. Trip jacks come as often as trips to any pocket pair. 3. Dies to overpairs That means it's not...

Started by , 07-14-2005 01:51 AM
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07-25-2005 04:42 PM

Top ten no-limit starting hands

I would say those would be: AA KK QQ JJ AKs TT AKo AQs AQ AJs in that order I would say that the denominations of the cards are a little more...

Started by , 07-31-2005 05:33 PM
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08-08-2005 06:17 PM

Best poker software?

Well, some sites suck. For example, some don't give enough time, some don't have an all-in policy for disconnections. Tell me what sites you do or...

Started by , 08-10-2005 08:57 AM
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08-12-2005 11:27 AM

Inside the mind of the beginner/intermediate/advanced/expert

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Started by , 08-11-2005 04:25 AM
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08-11-2005 06:18 PM

Why multi-table?

Hi, my first post. I've been reading here for a week or so. I have noted that many here play 4-8 tables. A few ideas come to mind: 1) The...

Started by , 09-05-2005 06:21 PM
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09-06-2005 09:38 PM

Calling up to 8xBB preflop with any pocket pair in ring

Is +EV? Discuss.

Started by , 09-05-2005 06:30 PM
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09-10-2005 06:59 AM

TPTK vs. 4flush board

How do you play TPTK on a 4-flush board? Say you have AKo, you raise preflop in mid position and the button calls. The flop comes KJ7 two of one...

Started by , 09-06-2005 01:32 AM
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09-07-2005 02:57 AM

Night at the Excaliber

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Started by , 10-22-2005 03:39 AM
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10-23-2005 04:34 AM

split pot for a couple of bluffing fools

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Started by , 10-28-2005 04:41 AM
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10-28-2005 04:22 PM

thought you guys might enjoy this :)

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Started by , 11-08-2005 04:29 AM
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11-08-2005 05:32 PM

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