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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: 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: [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

Payment options

I've been playing at the free tables for awhile, and I'm ready to try my luck at money tabels. I've tried to read the fine print for all the...

Started by beginner, 02-09-2004 04:47 PM
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02-10-2004 02:25 PM

Just wondering

I was wondering if there was a table out there that would tell me the following: %win with AA.kk,qq,XX. Basically all the combinations. (Against...

Started by !Luck, 02-12-2004 04:28 PM
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02-12-2004 11:48 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...

Started by !Luck, 02-16-2004 02:15 PM
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02-16-2004 02:41 PM

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...

Started by begginer, 02-16-2004 03:47 PM
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02-16-2004 11:08 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...

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


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...

Started by !Luck, 02-20-2004 11:51 AM
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02-20-2004 02:21 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...

Started by Kowboy Up, 02-21-2004 11:36 AM
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02-21-2004 02:30 PM

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...

Started by mike4066, 02-24-2004 10:22 AM
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02-25-2004 03:39 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...

Started by !Luck, 02-25-2004 11:04 PM
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02-26-2004 09:59 AM

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...

Started by Badrokk, 02-27-2004 05:27 PM
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02-28-2004 12:40 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

Started by Kowboy Up, 02-21-2004 12:10 AM
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02-29-2004 09:34 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...

Started by linker33, 03-10-2004 12:23 PM
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03-16-2004 03:54 PM


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...

Started by linker33, 03-16-2004 03:47 PM
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03-16-2004 06:08 PM

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...

Started by !Luck, 03-18-2004 02:24 AM
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03-18-2004 04:16 AM


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

Started by linker33, 03-17-2004 12:44 PM
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03-18-2004 09:43 AM

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...

Started by linker33, 03-19-2004 02:41 PM
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03-19-2004 03:52 PM

Starting loss

Gentlemen, I had to write in to get some advice. I have been playing the $50 NL tables at ParadisePoker for about 2months. Iniitally, I had...

Started by JHaley, 02-19-2004 09:34 AM
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03-19-2004 06:58 PM

Poll 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...

Started by WJHyland, 03-20-2004 03:58 PM
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03-20-2004 03:58 PM

come answer those question?

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 ...

Started by NNokey, 03-21-2004 11:16 PM
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03-22-2004 12:39 AM

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 ...

Started by here, 03-21-2004 11:05 PM
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03-22-2004 10:42 AM

ANSWER please?

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 ...

Started by NNokey, 03-21-2004 11:07 PM
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03-22-2004 01:23 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. ...

Started by linker33, 03-23-2004 04:24 PM
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03-23-2004 04:24 PM

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...

Started by codemachine, 03-26-2004 09:21 PM
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03-30-2004 08:43 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...

Started by !Luck, 03-23-2004 04:45 PM
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04-01-2004 01:59 AM

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...

Started by linker33, 03-22-2004 02:09 PM
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04-01-2004 04:03 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...

Started by fishstick, 04-01-2004 05:29 PM
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04-02-2004 05:12 PM

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...

Started by KsJim, 04-02-2004 08:53 PM
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04-03-2004 01:28 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...

Started by mb2696, 03-30-2004 06:15 PM
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04-07-2004 10:42 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...

Started by fishstick, 04-09-2004 01:44 PM
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04-09-2004 02:35 PM

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...

Started by mb2696, 03-30-2004 12:32 AM
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04-16-2004 09:54 AM

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...

Started by xbones, 04-16-2004 07:28 AM
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04-16-2004 10:57 AM


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...

Started by nonlinear, 04-15-2004 06:26 PM
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04-16-2004 07:28 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...

Started by JTmustlearn, 04-20-2004 01:59 PM
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04-20-2004 02:19 PM

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...

Started by nonlinear, 04-20-2004 07:01 PM
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04-20-2004 08:57 PM

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...

Started by Toasty, 04-21-2004 08:57 AM
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04-21-2004 09:21 AM


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...

Started by !Luck, 04-22-2004 02:19 AM
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04-22-2004 10:13 AM

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...

Started by Ragingguitarist18, 02-15-2004 01:27 PM
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04-29-2004 07:02 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,...

Started by xbones, 04-29-2004 11:05 AM
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04-29-2004 08:27 PM

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...

Started by !Luck, 05-01-2004 09:51 PM
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05-02-2004 02:51 PM

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...

Started by vulturesrow, 05-02-2004 06:59 PM
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05-04-2004 02:44 AM

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