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Mid Stakes ($50NL to $600NL): 6-max or less ring game NLH strategies including Heads Up cash game play.
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Some thoughts on posting HU hand histories

Poker is a very interesting game where many different styles of play can result in a significant edge on your opponents. HU is especially cool...

Started by Numbr2intheWorld, 08-12-2008 04:13 PM
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10-01-2014 01:28 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: READ BEFORE POSTING: Short-Handed NL Hold-em Forum

General Guidelines This forum is for all material that relates to (online) short handed no limit hold'em strategy between $50nl and $600nl. ...

Started by pocketfours, 03-25-2011 01:59 AM
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03-25-2011 01:59 AM

Sticky Thread Sticky: SHNL & HU Digest

Here are links to the most helpful and popular articles written by our own forum members for players of short-handed NL hold'em. Articles ISF...

Started by Xianti, 08-29-2007 06:44 PM
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08-30-2010 12:09 AM

Ask ISF about a bluff or bluffing

Feel free in this thread to post a hand where you bluff and ill comment, or ask me about concepts of aggression and I'll answer that too. ...

Started by IowaSkinsFan, 03-21-2008 08:27 PM
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05-25-2018 07:28 PM

The simplest way to loose your bankroll..

What's the easiest way to loose all your bankroll ?

Started by xubuntu69, 02-02-2018 07:12 AM
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02-02-2018 07:12 AM

Question River bet sizing ok here?

Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD & Database NL Holdem $1(BB) HERO ($109.17) BTN ($17) SB ($99.4) BB ($100)...

Started by Gamerlife, 03-31-2017 01:48 PM
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04-02-2017 05:57 AM

I've got a serious dilemma...

I have been into poker cashgames and MTTs since a few months, I used to play hold'em with playchips, but that was years ago. I wasn't taking it very...

Started by Lieutenant_OH7, 03-06-2017 11:13 AM
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03-14-2017 02:58 PM

Hyper-Turbo Heads-Up - Two Hand Histories

I have two hands for revision here. I have no reads in these hands. Both hands are in Hyper-Turbo Heads-Ups ($1.50). *********** # 176...

Started by daredeviljo, 12-21-2016 12:19 AM
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12-23-2016 09:42 AM

3b pot triple barrel line check 200NL

Small site so no HEM/HUD. Villain is a reg I am playing against for the first time. No real history with him besides standard stuff that has not...

Started by Sup3rM4N, 02-13-2016 01:18 PM
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09-16-2016 11:17 AM

ilikeaces86 simple way to beat 6max NL

1. Maintain somehwere between a 15-25% vpip and 7-15% PFR. 2. Raise lots of hands in late position and fewer hands in early position. 3. Reraise...

Started by ilikeaces86, 08-24-2006 02:29 PM
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09-16-2016 10:21 AM

$25 NLHE 6-max River FullHouse

No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (6 handed) BB ($64.44) UTG ($25.70) MP ($15.70) Hero (CO) ($25) Button ($9.65) SB ($16.68) Preflop: Hero is CO...

Started by PokerChildKpo, 05-05-2015 10:25 AM
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03-16-2016 10:05 AM

ITT: poor deepstack play

Game NLH .25/.50 Effective stacks $85 Villain is a very Aggro, pretty loose reg. We have some raise/reraise dynamic so far but have mostly been...

Started by Donachello, 04-24-2015 07:46 PM
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04-29-2015 06:57 AM

Nut straight turn play

Flopped a double gutter and hit the nut straight on turn. I decided to call to give the BB a shot at it but I would normally raise this if it was HU....

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 07:49 PM
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04-23-2015 10:22 AM

100z squeezing IP getting called

Not exactly sure what villains range here looks like on the flop. Do regs flat AK here? I'm tempted to check but it seems likely he's just calling...

Started by Micro2Macro, 04-07-2015 03:08 PM
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04-23-2015 10:16 AM

100z 3bet pot co v sb - what should our range look like on river?

Okay so in this hand, I'm not sure of a few things A) how often people really take this line as a bluff B1) where I am in my range B2) what I...

Started by Micro2Macro, 04-05-2015 07:38 PM
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04-10-2015 11:05 AM

100z: Hand selection for 3barrel sb v bu 3bet pot

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Button ($100) Hero (SB)...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-30-2015 11:26 PM
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03-31-2015 11:27 PM

Can I get more value here HU vs aggroish reg?

Villain has been somewhat loose and aggressive so far in the match there has been some 3betting established with only one memorable showdown of Ad7d...

Started by Donachello, 03-25-2015 04:55 PM
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03-29-2015 09:51 PM

$25 NLHE 6-max: Are my kings still good here?

Not many hands on villain (74) - he is 20/12, 3% 3bet, 37% AfQ Hero (MP) ($53.97) CO ($28.74) Button ($25) SB ($25.51) BB ($25) UTG ($31.72)

Started by PokerChildKpo, 03-14-2015 01:42 PM
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03-26-2015 03:56 PM

TT UTG 100NL zoom

Recently built my roll up at 50NL enough to move up to 100NL so don't have any useful HUD stats for any regs yet. Not sure what to make of the river...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 07:41 PM
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03-26-2015 03:54 PM

$20 NLHE Full Ring: call here or not ?

I don't have much on villain but I've played quite a few hands with him and he seems competent although he does play some hands strangely. For...

Started by PokerChildKpo, 03-22-2015 04:22 AM
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03-24-2015 01:35 PM

Bet this river for value?

Trying to figure out how many combos call a river bet here. In hindsight I like a c-c better here but his bet sizing was pretty small so I am less...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-20-2015 07:45 PM
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03-22-2015 04:09 AM

Flopped straight, turn pairs board

No previous hands on this vil. I think next time I would raise a bit larger on the flop - maybe 13-14BB. After being raised on the flop I decided to...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-12-2015 09:46 AM
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03-20-2015 08:02 PM

100z is this really not a value bet for villain?

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Button ($119.75) SB ($116.22)...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-14-2015 03:23 PM
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03-18-2015 01:48 PM

FH facing river all in

No reads on this guy with only 25 hands. I can only assign a generic 3b 6max range here I guess which would be TT+, AQ+ for the most part at these...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 09:23 AM
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03-13-2015 01:13 AM

Strange multiway hand - turn semibluff

I really have no idea what was happening but with a fairly strong draw on the turn and such a weak flop/turn bet decided to try a semibluff. It...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-09-2015 12:04 AM
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03-12-2015 09:53 AM

Flopped bottom set in CO

Villains aggression frequency = 50% on flop/turn and river. I've seen him call IP with AKo prior to this and call 3b in position with AA,QQ,AKo. He's...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 09:17 AM
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03-12-2015 09:51 AM

TPTK turn play

Again, no reads on this guy yet. On the river hindsight made me wish I'd folded the turn after his c/r value bet line. Is that too weak? ...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-04-2015 09:33 AM
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03-12-2015 09:42 AM

TP on the river

Villain is a TAGish player, very positionally aware. Has a fairly high steal %. Preflop I thought he was making a play at me as I'd 3b in the same...

Started by renegaderob1, 03-09-2015 12:19 AM
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03-12-2015 09:24 AM

100z value bet sizing otr

PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $1.00 BB (6 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from Hero (Button) ($288.94) SB...

Started by Micro2Macro, 03-07-2015 11:12 PM
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03-09-2015 11:06 AM

SB vs BB, TP + FD vs aggro

First hand against BB, no reads. Call on turn ok in vacuum? River with trips was an interesting card with his overbet, how often would this be busted...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 09:00 PM
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02-24-2015 01:21 AM


Hadn't played many hands against this guy but he was sitting on a huge stack so he's either very very lucky, or a good player. I'm questioning my...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 08:52 PM
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02-22-2015 09:49 PM

JJ in BB

Do I lose value here putting him all in with pot size bet? PokerStars - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by...

Started by renegaderob1, 02-22-2015 08:55 PM
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02-22-2015 09:44 PM

Deposit advice

I've got $3k to deposit on a new site - I wanna be playing 4-6 tables of 6max $100nl. I've played mainly on Betfair, but am now planning to put...

Started by WillburForce, 09-21-2010 05:05 AM
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02-02-2015 03:20 PM

fold quads

villain 21-16-6 squeezer kinda crazy flop call is cos who is scared of 4 outs thoughts? edit to add more thoughts as per Meeloche's comment...

Started by daven, 06-16-2010 04:47 PM
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01-20-2015 06:04 PM

100 zoom - tricky river c/r

villain is a reg, no hud running I believe I can take this line w/ sets and flushes, so I opted to choose KT w/ the Kc as my bluff hand. I don't...

Started by Micro2Macro, 12-04-2014 07:46 PM
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01-20-2015 10:30 AM

AQ sb steal, turns nuts, facing river shove

villain is shaping up reg 32-24 over small sample so far - i haven't played much at this stake/site yet so far, 9% 3b, folded to 2/3 cbets so far,...

Started by daven, 12-08-2014 01:51 AM
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01-20-2015 10:21 AM

Check raise river bluff

Hey, what the heck went on in this hand, and please leave comments, Hero is BackitUp Seat 3: SlagterIB ( $29.38 USD ) Seat 2: a.kvachev (...

Started by Homeryougenius, 11-26-2014 05:01 PM
25$nl, bluff, river
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01-20-2015 10:11 AM

Cool HU Cash skype study Group?

Hi all, Looking for more HU Cash players to join Skype group. 50nl-100nl Add me on Skype if interested or pm here. If there is already a...

Started by FlopTurnbull, 12-09-2014 09:59 AM
group, heads up, skype, study
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12-09-2014 02:44 PM

Something I've been thinking about..

About a year ago, I was messing round with some equity calculations and stumbled across something that might be significant (Or I might have got this...

Started by Toadstool, 04-01-2011 12:20 PM
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12-08-2014 09:29 PM

[50NL] AA...Mistake to chk the turn? Line check.

Villain is 25/22/10 over 177 hands. FT3B, 57%. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 UTG:...

Started by Cobra_1878, 05-01-2014 03:09 PM
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11-26-2014 06:08 PM

[50NL] KK...3bet pot facing turn jam

Villain is 21/18/4 over 200 hands. FT3B 88%, 7/8. FTCB 50%. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 ...

Started by Cobra_1878, 03-16-2014 07:59 AM
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11-25-2014 12:52 PM

US Players Allowed [50NL] AKo...3bet pot. Turn decision and villain's range

Villain is 38/29 over 24 hands. PokerStars - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4 Hero (SB): $57.07 BB:...

Started by Cobra_1878, 06-01-2014 05:41 PM
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11-11-2014 07:37 PM

Post Flat 3-bet with aces, now what?

Full Tilt, $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. Vi UTG$ 98,75...

Started by Killingperfection, 06-17-2014 07:23 PM
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11-11-2014 06:55 PM

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