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  1. please help guys

    what are the odds that the board complete show a 1 card straight or open end straight or 4 card flush by the river ? example 8c 7h 6d 4d qc , 8c 7c qd 5c 4h , ah qh 9h 8c 4h .
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  2. 888 poker

    has anyone else experienced the same problem ???

    i cashed out and then found my max withdraw limit was only $30.00 which is daft , i have played on site a long time and never had this before does anyone know what to do tyy
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  4. WTF

    If online poker isnt rigged why do i lose every single time i flop the nutz? I dont mean sometimes , every single time , im 0.000000% when i flop the nutz , its to the point where its laughable , then i gotta listen to some donkey laugh at me cuz of my stats
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  5. Links to articles

    Here is a list of articles I wrote for the site:

    A Theory of Poker Improvement
    http://www.pokerforums.org/poker/pok...mprovement/430

    My Most Important Lesson
    http://www.pokerforums.org/poker/str...n-big-hand/455

    Short Stack Play - Part 1
    http://www.pokerforums.org/poker/pok...ack-part-1/484
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  6. Some 1st place results, f/roll style.

    As mentioned in my intro I'm mostly reduced to playing online f/rolls stateside at this point for now. In the meantime it is nice to win a couple recently while at it! haha & huzzah

    1 out of 449; and the other = 1st out of 565.

    If i figure out how to upload pics I can add some screenshots later

    ~Gosh bless & Thankful for even the littlest of wins!
  7. I'm back after a looong while.New challenge that I actually plan on sticking with:D

    So yeah I have played very little poker during the last few months,mostly because of school. I have played some casual live games with friends and some sit&go's online but that has been about it.However last weekend I got a cool idea for a long term challenge that I started on Pokerstars.

    Basically I started with just a 100$ bankroll and will do my very best to grind it up during the next 1.5 years,or until I graduate from school.I haven't set an end goal yet but I'm going for ...
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  8. World of Poker

    World of Poker Hall

    We invite all friends of poker to us in the Club!

    We are a new club, however, but with some experienced people which relate to the poker as well as the home games .

    Now that we are already for so long and we finally increasingly lacked a club that will be played where decent and respectful to deal with each other , we decided a club according to our ideas of Poker to start .

    If you think similar, and it also goes to you fun,
    ...
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  9. Gambling Companies Releases Christmas-Themed Client Updates!!

    Lots of great Christmas themed slots have been released over the past ten years or so and the best ones have been developed by leading software providers such as Micro gamingplay tech and Real-time Gaming This is the tenth significant update of poker’s player since the beginning of this year. During the previous months, the poker room worked hard to offer a smoother playing experience to its players and at the same time also gives them an easy. We are rolling out a major update that will result ...
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  10. Starting a home game

    I'm relatively new to texas holdem and currently I'm trying to get a monthly home game going. However, I don't know all of the proper etiquette. For example, the lowest chip demonination I have is $1 but I'm afraid of not being prepared so I want to buy some $0.25 chips for lower blinds. Unfortunately, the Paulson chips I have only goes as low as $1. Would it be acceptable from myself to buy then play with a different chip brand from the rest of my original set? Any advice?
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  11. Poker Card Guard's & Spinner's

    I collect ALL Poker related Card Guard's & Spinner's. Do any of you have any tucked away in a Drawer etc. that you no longer require?
    You may have purchased them in a casino, or been given one for entering a Poker tournament or reaching the Final Table.
    I will purchase it/them from you or trade for Casino Chip(s) if you have any that I do not already have.
    Gerald a.k.a. SKULLMAN
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  12. Living the life of Mike McDermott

    "I've often seen these people, these squares at the table, short stack and long odds against them. All their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such bad shape, and how the hell they thought they could turn it around."

    So my life as it compares to Rounders, ergo "Living the life of Mike McDermott"

    So let's just say we all know that one scumbag, you know the one you stick ...
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  13. Finished 12th out of 25 in the tournament:(

    So yeah that was a pretty disappointing finish for me.The tournament got off to a great start for me by winning with T6hh against AA and 65s on 432hh.After that I got moved to another table which was 10-handed so I couldn't really play many hands with a lot of short stacks at the table as well.The fact that I was super card dead didn't help either.Eventually I got down to about 2k with the blinds at 150/300.The table was 6-handed at this point so I was just waiting for any decent hand to shove it ...
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  14. Won my seat yesterday in a satellite :)

    So yeah after trying to qualify for the same tournament last year and failing miserably,I ran hot and binked a seat in the first satellite I played.It was a 5€ rebuy that had 41 people.It started really slow for me and I didn't really do much until the 125/250/50 level where I jammed 66 over a 2.5x and flat for 20bbs.I got called by AK and AQ and somehow held.From there I pretty much cruised,raising a lot of pots and picking up a few nice hands along the way.At the final table my run good really ...
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  15. 3 week break from playing(Possible live tournament in the future)

    So yeah have hardly played at all,besides a few sit&go's on Titan poker.Just seems I don't have the motivation to grind anymore,not sure why.Mostly been focusing on school and preparing for On-the-job training,which is in less than 2 months.Really kind of stressed about it and hoping it ends up going well.But back to poker.There's a local live tournament this month which you can only qualify online for.I tried qualifying in the same tournament last year,coming painfully close twice,basically ...
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  16. School time:D

    So yeah school started yesterday,had just a one hour day where we went trough the study plan and other stuff.Today was a solid 8 hours though,which was rough.But overall my schedule isn't that bad besides Monday and Tuesday,doubt I'll have the energy to play poker on these days but Wednesday and forward I think I can get in some volume.Haven't played at all on Pokerstars for a while so nothing to update there.I've been playing some 10$ 6-max sng's on Titan which are incredibly soft.I peaked at 266€ ...
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  17. Not running great the first week:(

    So yeah,I played the MTT's a week ago,lost pretty much everything I played including the Sunday Million which I qualified for.I really think I should have just unregged and shipped the tournament dollars but I figured I might as well take one crack at it.Busted that in a propably avoidable situation.I had around 14K at 150/300/25 blinds,minraised JJ in middle position to 600,sb flatted with around the same stack,then the big blind who had me covered around 20K 3bet to 1800.I don't remember if he ...
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  18. USA Grind

    USA Update


    Since busting the main I've just been relaxing in Milwaukee again. While here my BF and I are doing family stuff (like have a wedding to go to and some other things) and as we don't have very high expenses here we are also trying to save up enough money so we can get our own place in Vegas and furnish it nicely (planning on moving there semi-permanently, done with hopping around for PS). We are likely moving to vegas by october or so either way though.

    ...
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  19. Sunday funday:D

    So haven't really played a session in the last few days,been mostly relaxing.But I will be playing some MTT's this Sunday and hope to run good.I'll be playing the Micromillions main,sunday storm and some other smallish ones.Haven't played MTT's in a long time so this should be funEither way the plan is to start grinding 7$ 18 mans on Monday or Tuesday,unless I just bink huge.One can always hope
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  20. Some great news:D

    So a little change of plans happened yesterday.I was playing the 3.50$ 18 mans for the last 2 days and got to 226.14$,nothing too spectacular but profit is profitAnyway that's not really the news.I was talking to a poker buddy of mine on skype who I've known for propably 2 years now and we both respect each others games.He grinds the mid stakes 18 mans regularily so once I told him I was playing the games he asked if I wanted to get staked.I happily accepted since you don't get too many chances ...
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  21. My first blog post...And a challenge:)

    Hi guys I decided to start writing a blog,mostly because I've never really typed out my thoughts on a blog.However I figured it would be best to start now that I've found new motivation towards playing poker and building a bankroll again.For the past 2 months or so I've been on my summer holiday and thought that I would once again start playing a bunch but that didn't exactly happen.I was so tired from school that I really just wanted to relax and enjoy not having to get up at 6 a.m and getting ...
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  22. 2013 WSOP Draft

    This was a great draft year, last year we had 8, and it was on another site... So since we booted the 2 scammers, and they stole all those monies in the process we stole the draft (I paid $6.5K for it right?) so here comes the 2nd Annual PFO WSOP Draft.

    So let's get this draft started, minus having some skype issues, like you’d normally have, and a few peeps that can’t make it, only a few from last year remained... So we have 2 fresh faces, and 1 late draftee... Let's get ...

    Updated May 26th, 2013 at 10:44 PM by pikachar

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  23. Lock Poker and surrogates finally address forum controversy

    For the better part of 2013 –and for some people going back years—Lock Poker has been widely criticized on a number of issues, chief among them the extremely slow withdrawal speed the site has been plagued by. As wait times for checks have stretched from weeks to months the poker world has been asking questions, and questioning the financial solvency of one of the largest US-facing online poker sites.

    For the most part these criticisms have been addressed by Lock Poker representative ...

    Updated May 5th, 2013 at 05:17 AM by Steve R

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  24. Rolled, it can happen to anyone

    Dear PFO,

    I usually don't go complaining about the past, results oriented (haha, remember the OSS 2??). Let's discuss the full in's and out's of my version of what happened...

    So who remembers the split between Todd and Bryan during the DonkDown era? I know I do since my first experience of degenerates was right after the inaugural WSOPC at Bossier City. I remember a user named Rollo bringing me in and I was exposed to "Jasep" my first time there.

    ...
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  25. It Is All Coming Together!

    It has been a while since i have written a blog entry but i have a few things to talk about.



    Since my last blog entry in November i feel like a lot has changed for me mentally. Now don't get me wrong i felt like i was playing well before this, but it feels like in the last 2-3 months my game has started to really come together and i feel like big things are only around the corner for me.


    Me and Viktor(my sng coach) have studied and gone through a few ...
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  26. The Pikachar Files, episode 3

    PFO,

    It's been a while, but yet again... It's a chapter that needs to be covered, and in depth. That would be my two main theorems in poker. One being, "Dodge the hand grenade," the other being, "Suck, Re suck, 3-Sucked."

    Let's start off on my favorite....

    "Suck, Re suck, 3-Sucked"

    In internet poker this is not the exception, it almost 103.5% of the time is the norm. Especially in Lower Limits ($1K and below). You ...
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  27. Why US online poker players are playing with fire

    Online poker in the United States has been a sordid affair dating back to the passage of the UIGEA law in 2006. What started as a minor inconvenience –the loss of several online poker room and slower deposit and withdrawal times—gradually became worse and worse. In the aftermath of UIGEA poker players saw their options dry up, and the hoops they had to jump through places higher and higher. This process –which I will liken to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” idea, where people’s lives are made so ...
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  28. Trying to get motivated

    The recent final table action at the 2012 WSOP final table and all of the wonga flying around always has a desired effect on getting me to play poker. Can't say watching Wimbledon has the same effect though

    Some events just motivate me to do something in the same way that books do. Reading Dusty Schmidts first book was inspirational as was Tony Holden's book "Big Deal" which just made you want to turn pro.

    I have been grinding the NL50 and NL100 ring games ...
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  29. Thoughts on the 2012 WSOP Main Event final table

    As always, I watched the WSOP Main Event final table to see the results, but also with a critical eye, looking for some of the stranger things going on at the event. Here is what I noticed at the 2012 final table.


    Robert Salaburu’s “No Huddle Offense”

    Do people in the crowd really need to be patched-up?

    Jacob Balsiger’s energy release

    The introductions, countdown, and cheesy smoke-show have to go

    Save the Five-Betting
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  30. Hi just signed up

    im new to this forum
    just wanna say hi and gl to all
    TINR00FER
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  31. The Pikachar Files, episode 2

    Hey PFO!

    Last installment was how I received this horrible name, that stuck with me through the ages like herpes simplex 2. So let's do something original... Let's remake this episode at Pikachar: Origins of the "infamous" 5-Bet... Well let's not and say we did.

    So what to blog about? I'll fill you in on some of my history of start to the begging of enlisting in the US Army, shall we?

    So during High School, and beginning of College I've had some ...
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  32. Now is not the time to turn to poker: Expectations

    In the first installment of this series I talked about the future of online poker; now I want to talk a little bit about the individual instead of the bigger picture by taking a look at the expectations of poker players in the new poker economy. Before I get into the discussion on expectations it’s probably a good idea to repost the opening salvo from Part 1 of this series:

    There are two distinct groups of poker players when it comes to expectations and these groups will both have ...
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  33. Now is not the time to turn to poker: The Future

    Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker pretty much every Tom, Dick, and Harry (and even some Jane’s), have looked at poker as their chance to make some serious money, but since about 2006 the poker world has changed quite a bit, and the chance that any new player can be a successful poker pro has dropped to almost zero –not that they were all that high before.

    I left the poker world as a player in 2006, and there are countless people in poker that are now either ...
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  34. Lots of music and returning to playing on line.

    Hey everyone!

    Its been a busy couple of weeks, despite how many posts I've been able to make on PFO. First I'll talk a little music because I'm sure around here, music is far more unique and interesting than more poker stories.

    I play in a band that does all modern country covers here in San Diego, so basically the country music that sounds like classic rock with a touch of twang. We're covering Brantly Gilbert, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bently, all that good stuff. Its a hell ...
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  35. The Pikachar Files, episode 1

    Blogging,

    It's not one of my strong suits, but hey I might actually write something worthwhile. So let's call this "the Pikachar" files.

    One of the main questions I've gotten from time to time, from all walks of life is why the name Pikachar? I mean it completely does not fit at all. Look at my demographic. I'm a 30 year old male, married, and with a daughter too young to even get the concept of watching cartoons or playing card games.

    So let's take ...
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  36. My first blog on PokerForums.org

    Hello new friends and old friends from Float the turn.

    Everytime I join a new poker forum that offers a blog option, I make a promise to actually do one and keep it up. I generally, like most poker players, have less followthrough than I hoped for and write between 2 and 5 and never think about it again. So, here's another attempt at sticking with it and blogging throughout my time here on PokerForums.org.

    I guess the first thing I'll do is give you a little information ...
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  37. Micro online poker question

    Hi,

    I'm new to this and have been playing micro stakes for several months - very frustrating for all the obvious reasons. My question is: if I move from the smallest micro tables up to, say, .25 / .50 tables, I can see the players/flop % is much lower. Am I likely, using the good technique and concepts I've learned from Brunson and Lee Jones, for example, to have a better game and avoid the ridiculous loose play of the smallest tables? Do I need to go to a higher table to find a more ...
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  38. cakepoker scam

    recently won tournie @ CAKEPOKER. requested payout. It's now been 7 weeks!! all I get when requesting status is scripted computer message apologizing for delay and payout will be processed "soon". Been getting the same message from them for weeks but unable to get them to give me any date, Not alone! turns out other US players having the same problem. Warning to US players DO NOT PLAY @ THIS SITE you will never get your winnings!!!
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  39. The Arrogance Of Pokerstars Security Staff. SERIES OF E-MAILS

    Just to be clear, the member of the Security team who sent his replies to my 'queries' sent them with a youtube video of the Apollo 11 moonlanding posted at the top of each one, very professional. Pokerstars does not care about any claim made by it's users and will flat out tell you no-one can ever check your whole cards with the right software and know how, I swear on my daughters life I have seen this done by someone with a Masters in computing.
    These are the e-mails and how they unfolded: ...
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  40. RUSSIAN FAVOURS!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Conners73 View Post
    Also two other points i would like to share, since i have been chat banned just for calling bad players bad, oh and also telling P/Stars that there site is rigged i cannot contact customer support! The "OK" box is blocked out! Is this normal practice or punishnment for daring to use my voice (keyboard)!!

    Secondly, has anyone else had this experience, as your bankroll gets less and less does your badbeats get more frequent?? Just an observation!!
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  41. POKER GIRL TRYING TO GO PRO

    OKAY, SO I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR OVER A YEAR NOW AND I'VE WON A TOURNAMENT AND PLACED IN A FEW.. I LOVE IT. CASH GAMES I USUALLY COME UP DOUBLE. MY ISSUE IS NOW I'M STARTING TO PLAY ON BIGGER TABLES AND I'M GETTING BULLIED BECAUSE I AM A GIRL. THEY REALLY TRY TO PUSH MY POCKETS TO THE POINT WHERE I'M BEING DOMINATED. I KNOW HOW TO DOMINATE A TABLE BUT WHEN I'VE MOVED TO THESE HIGHER TABLES IT SEEMS THE ONLY WAY TO SEE A HAND ALL THE WAY IS TO BET 3/4s TO ALL OF MY CHIPS... HELP & ADVICE.. THANKS ...
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  42. Who in your eyes should win?? Me or my mate

    I raise with aq flop comes a97 my mate calls with 95 I raise he re raise, I go all in he calles turn 10 river 5. We turn our cards he taps the table an throws his cards. I win right?? He doesnt state what he has, but after he mucked them my other mate said you had two pair so he pulls his cards out the middle an goes to scoop the chips. I disagreed that he hadnt stated what he had an mucked so who should have won??
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  43. Turning $16 into a fortune STEPS by STEPS.

    Hi, my name is James and I am new to the forum. I live in England and work as a mail sorter at Royal Mail part time. I am also doing my A levels in the hope of going to University in September. So far my poker journey has been awful. I have often grinded my bankroll up, lost a big hand with a huge chance of winning and then lost my bankroll in a matter of hours. This would often happen from putting all my bankroll on a HU PLO table.

    I have decided to go back to what I used to be good ...
  44. 'semi pro' grinding 200nl live

    Hi everyone new to the forum. I live in Liverpool UK. 22 I used to powerlift was a very sporty person but got injured badly. Started poker 2years ago started off like most a losing player kept losing bankrolls online, started studying and playing live at the local casino,
    Tracked the last 6months, I work as a gas fitter Mon/Fri 8:30-5:30 earn 2.5k per month, I play poker Tue/Thur/Fri/sat/sun get in from work and get 3/4 hours sleep then head out. Play for 3hours then get another 3 before ...
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  45. Card Dead at the bar :(

    Played at the bar tournament last night. Apparently they moved the tournament up an hour, luckily I was early/they started late. Was card dead the whole time...very boring. Ended up going allin with KT ep with 2.5BB's and got knocked out by KQ.
    Only interesting thing was before I got knocked out, I think the KQ guy was trying to get into it with me. He was a bit drunk.

    Him, looks at me "I have twice the muscle mass as you."
    Me, uninterested "I see that." ...

    Updated September 15th, 2011 at 09:16 AM by KnightofNarg

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  46. New Design is Live

    Well after what seems like an eternity the new design is live. When I purchased this site, the previous owner had been working with a designer and she agreed to finish the design with me. I got the design, but had second thoughts about it.

    If you thought the previous green was bad, then this green would burn your retinas. No offense to KidRed, but the green had to go. I found a new designer, who ended up being a godsend. He did the graphic design, coding, upgrade, and installation. ...
  47. It begins!

    This is the start of my blog!

    Hey! My name is Josh. I am a cook at a nursing home, a family man, and a poker player for about 5 years now. I've had a lot of ups and downs, but eventually I became a winning player, only to be booted from the major sites for being a US player.

    I'm going to start playing live, mostly homegames at the bar to start with (they pay out quite nicely) until I get a roll built up for the casino.

    See everyone around,
    -Josh

    Updated September 9th, 2011 at 08:41 AM by KnightofNarg

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