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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

Possible bluff spot

PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (4 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Hero (BB) ($9.43) UTG ($5.79)...

Started by seven-deuce, 04-16-2013 06:41 AM
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04-17-2013 06:41 AM

Comments: Bankroll Management 101. Important to new players.

{Comments on} Good post `rilla. I'd just like to emphasize the fact that you should be...

Started by bigred, 12-13-2004 11:55 PM
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01-22-2010 10:47 PM

Video [FREE] Complete NLHE Foundations Course - Sign Up By Posting Here

Special Note A lot of people who are new to FTR have signed up for accounts just for this course and my strategy articles. If you are one of those...

Started by spoonitnow, 06-06-2015 12:03 PM
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09-26-2016 01:54 PM

Question NEEDED: Post Nominations for a New BC Sticky

Hey guys, I'm looking to make a new Beginners Circle digest sticky. While the SSNL digest sticky is pretty good in terms of depth, I think it's a...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-12-2014 02:41 PM
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10-27-2015 10:40 AM

Beginners Winners Circle

This was Chardrains idea but I'm going to take the credit for it. :) I think It'd be a good idea if everyone here posted their accomplishments...

Started by Irisheyes, 04-23-2006 01:14 PM
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02-06-2010 10:19 PM

Question Using HUD

Hi, I usually play with no HUD and just a few days i found a free HUD, should i use it? is it better to play with one than without?

Started by Gamerlife, 02-22-2016 06:43 PM
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04-04-2021 05:58 PM

How-To: Calculating Hand Combinations, About Blockers, etc.

List of Topics: 1. Introduction to Hand Combinations 2. How to Calculate Possible Combinations of a Pocket Pair Hand 3. How to Calculate...

Started by spoonitnow, 09-04-2008 06:35 PM
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01-02-2015 06:15 PM

What does raked hand mean?

im playing on empirepoker and i get a bonus for refering a friend when they 50 raked hands, does that mean they have to win 50 hands?

Started by AcesSuited23, 08-24-2004 06:34 PM
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09-08-2004 06:14 PM

Common Flop Odds

There have been several posts asking for flop odds lately. This chart puts most of the important flop odds all together. Texas Hold'em Flop Odds...

Started by Pyroxene, 04-01-2005 12:35 AM
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10-18-2009 03:01 PM

What is Freeze Out Hold'em?

Is Freeze Out Hold'em and Texas Hold'em different, and how? Also when a casino has a Hold'Em Tournament $1600 Freeroll - What is the Freeroll mean?...

Started by Jaydog275, 12-29-2004 12:56 PM
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12-14-2008 01:14 AM

choose a poker topic and i'll write

choose a poker topic and i will write something about it. Hopefully some good players who turn up in the BC will point out where i've got things...

Started by daven, 09-04-2011 07:22 PM
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12-03-2011 09:14 PM

Calling a pre-flop raise with the smaller pair

Since this has come up a couple times on this board... Please correct any errors, I only have the equivalent of a minor in math. There are a lot of...

Started by Fnord, 02-17-2004 06:50 PM
Replies: 62 Views: 34,608
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12-21-2009 04:23 PM

Comments: What the hell does [x] mean?

OESD Open ended straight draw. ie you hold 78 and board has 6 9 2 TPTK top pair, top kicker. ie you hold AQ and board shows Q93 WTF What...

Started by AHiltz, 06-14-2005 09:36 AM
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08-11-2008 11:32 PM

Early strategies when playing with new opponents

So one problem that I face is that I'm about to embark on real play for the first time, and the group is mixed in experience and knowledge. I will...

Started by SuperInu, 09-06-2011 07:22 PM
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12-06-2011 09:44 PM

2014 Poker goals??

Ok so some of us are rebuilding and some have been grinding up the micro/small stakes for some time. We've all been guilty of something or another...

Started by jyms, 12-11-2013 09:56 AM
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03-08-2014 09:33 PM


I see him up like 7-10 buyins at a time every other day at the stars $2000NL. What makes him so good? I try to watch the best and learn from them,...

Started by SmackinYaUp, 06-01-2005 05:14 AM
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08-22-2005 05:03 PM

Bankroll Management 101. Important to new players.

{Comments? Please post here:} Well, we had some new visitors in the chat room today and...

Started by a500lbgorilla, 12-13-2004 10:58 PM
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12-13-2004 10:58 PM

dealing with tilt, some quick thoughts

Dealing with tilt (ja, ja - i'm a hypocritical tilt-monkey, but I'm down with some of the theory. Practice what I preach, I don't. etc. ) First...

Started by daven, 09-07-2011 08:41 PM
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05-09-2012 05:36 PM

spoonitnow's Mathematics of EV Thread

I'm going to make this thread because I'm tired of answering everyone and their mother's questions about setting up EV equations for cash games. Once...

Started by spoonitnow, 05-20-2010 11:50 PM
Replies: 70 Views: 28,462
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07-25-2013 07:41 PM

How to Post an Image or Graph

1) To post a graph, the first thing you need to do is take a Screenshot of your HEM or PokerTracker graph. You can take screenshots using software...

Started by PlayToWin, 04-01-2011 05:06 PM
Replies: 9 Views: 28,340
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12-03-2011 04:51 AM

6-Max Coaching up to 100NL from Grinderschool Instructor.

Hey guys. Since M2M is taking micro/low stakes guys for FR coaching right now, I thought I'd make a parallel thread doing the same for 6-max. A...

Started by Carroters, 10-10-2010 04:19 PM
Replies: 69 Views: 27,421
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05-15-2015 03:22 PM

New 19 hand play chart

(update 19 hand must be the most viewed and discussed system of poker in the history of FTR with over 7000 views here, plus there are 2 other threads...

Started by aokrongly, 06-23-2006 07:49 AM
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12-20-2007 07:37 PM

Video Ask Me Anything - spoonitnow

Hey everybody, I've been a member here since September of 2005. I'm currently the main moderator for the Beginners Circle and Small Stakes NLHE...

Started by spoonitnow, 12-08-2014 11:33 AM
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12-31-2014 09:49 AM

Comments: aokrongly's 19 Starting Hands

{ Discuss: } Ive heard people talk about playing only 19 starting hands as a beginner....

Started by joseph73, 01-04-2006 01:28 AM
Replies: 74 Views: 21,997
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09-18-2009 07:58 AM

4 and 2 rule...Is this right?

About 2 weeks ago I was reading my bathroom material (The Little Green Book) and I read this section about a 4 and 2 rule. Which states that if you...

Started by aytopper, 07-28-2006 10:28 PM
Replies: 73 Views: 21,542
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02-02-2009 01:23 AM

Poker is totally mathematical

I have just read a thread in which people said "poker is not all about maths," "luck is a factor in poker," "it is not always right to take +$EV...

Started by gingerwizard, 02-21-2007 07:37 AM
Replies: 47 Views: 21,323
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11-24-2008 08:45 AM

BC regs thread NSFW

Hey this is a thread for you guys to talk about whatever whenever. Whine and moan about how bad your running or tell the world you are running like a...

Started by bikes, 03-17-2011 11:45 PM
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05-20-2011 06:24 AM

Sklansky Hand Rankings Destroyed >=)

Well, I shouldn't say "destroyed", that was just for an attention catching title. We all know David Sklansky, the revered math genius and author...

Started by YoungDro, 04-16-2007 03:34 AM
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07-06-2007 01:23 PM

Aokrongly's 19 hands

I've heard this post mentioned a few times on this forum. I've been trying to use the forum search tool and haven't had a whole lot of luck with it....

Started by Scrimmage, 05-10-2006 04:15 PM
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12-27-2006 09:38 PM

Renton's 169 hand SS-NLHE ring strategy: Preflop

Introduction After reading through the latest gut wrenching 19 hands chart thread, I am going to try an experiment. We don't have enough people...

Started by Renton, 07-18-2006 04:13 AM
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08-11-2006 02:28 AM

The difference between good and great players?

I have been playing for about 8 months now, and believe I have been a good player for the last 6 months. The thingis, i'm not sure how to progress...

Started by Toadstool, 09-28-2005 02:46 PM
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10-12-2005 03:47 PM


This is still a work in progress, so bear with me. Instead of trying to write everything down coherently, I am going to ramble about here, and clean...

Started by Demiparadigm, 11-04-2005 04:17 PM
Replies: 17 Views: 19,216
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03-27-2006 09:24 PM

Poker Tracker, Aggression Factor

Quick Question about Poker Tracker....Just bought it, have 2500 hands (not alot) under my belt.... I have a question about the aggression factor...

Started by moiraine57, 07-10-2005 11:21 PM
Replies: 12 Views: 19,214
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12-26-2011 08:03 PM

Problem: I Can't learn poker

This is not a whine thread, whining doesn't solve anything. I'm going to do more homework on poker this week than I have all year. But in all...

Started by JimmyS1985, 04-28-2016 11:31 PM
Replies: 31 Views: 19,051
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04-23-2020 02:51 PM

Psychology: The beauty of admitting you're not good.

Everyone wants to be the man at poker. They want to be considered 'good', be a 'winning player,' and absolutely pwn people. They want to have a high...

Started by IowaSkinsFan, 04-11-2007 12:26 AM
Replies: 64 Views: 18,339
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02-19-2009 09:38 PM

Official Noob HU Tournament #2 Thread!

Read before posting: First watch this: Alright so the first tournament had a good turn out, but...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-27-2009 05:27 AM
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06-03-2009 03:59 AM

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...

Started by !Luck, 02-19-2004 01:09 AM
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02-20-2004 01:31 AM

How to Connect to the FTR Poker Chat Room (With No Downloads)

A group of players, both new and experienced, chat in the FTR Poker Chat Room regularly during the day. We would love to have you there! Here's a...

Started by spoonitnow, 03-05-2013 01:59 PM
Replies: 25 Views: 17,776
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02-23-2015 02:43 PM

How to run PokerStove on a Mac

Step 1: Do you have an Intel Mac? Click the Apple in the upper left corner and select "About this Mac". If the processor has "Intel" anywhere in...

Started by mieczkowusc, 01-31-2009 01:15 PM
Replies: 20 Views: 17,751
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08-18-2010 07:20 PM

Odds: set over set

After being stacked when my set ran into a bigger set I decided to do a little math and see what are the chances of being that 'lucky'. For the...

Started by Sheetah, 12-02-2006 07:15 PM
Replies: 22 Views: 17,690
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12-08-2006 01:02 PM

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