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As of today (4/28/07), the following rules will be strictly enforced:Descriptive Post Titles:Please include:

  • Type of Tournament: 1-Table SNG, 2-Table SNG, etc, 180-man SNG, MTT, etc.
  • Buy-in: $4.40, $22, $109, etc.
  • Site/Location: PokerStars, Full Tilt, Bellagio, Grand Resort in Tunica, etc.
  • General description of the situation. For specific hand posts: 88 in the BB, AKo on the Bubble, etc. For theory posts, please make the title as descriptive as possible.

Example:88 in the BB - Bubble Situation - $22 180-man SNG on Stars(Bold is the main "Topic Title", and the italics are the "Topic Description".)Post Content:Specific Hand Posts:

  • First and foremost, if the hand is from online poker, please convert your hand using one of the following hand converters: Bad Beats and Good Vibes Converter, Flop, Turn, River Converter. For information on the hand converters, please refer to the Forum Posting Guidelines. For live hands, please do your best to make them appear similar to the converted hands, including all of the same information (pot size, positions, etc).
  • Please include ALL relevant information. This includes stack sizes (make sure the option is checked when converting your hands), payout structure, how many players remain, how many started, whether or not this is a bubble situation, and any reads you had at the time of the hand, including PokerTracker statistics, etc.
  • Do NOT include results of the hand. This includes BOTH the cards villains held, as well as their actions after the play you are questioning. For example, if you are asking about a preflop push, include upto your push, and do NOT show whether or not villains called or folded, etc. Regardless of what you think, this information will bias the replies.

Do NOT Post:

  • Bad beats, coolers, or brag posts: These happen in poker, and generally have no place in a strategy discussion. Some hands you are just destined to go broke, and some hands you get the money in as a significant favorite at lose. I reserve the right to move any post that I deem fit to the Bad Beat Forum, or close the topic altogether. Similarly, brag posts where you think you made a hero call, or a sensational fold, etc should not be posted unless there is legitimately some strategic discussion that could come from them. Again, I reserve the right to close any topics that I deem to not offer any strategic discussion.
  • General questions: Poker is a situational game, general questions in themselves are usually counterproductive to the learning process. You should not be asking what to do in general situations because in reality, there are no general situations. Each situation is different, and should be approached as such. Asking, and thinking in generalities will have a negative effect on your ability to assess specific situations as the unique situations that they are.

Example:Taken from this thread, and modified slightly.

I mean, on the one hand I've got so many outs it seems almost like I've got a powerhouse hand. But it could still easily end up a 9 high hand by the river. None of my books really address how to play such a big draw--advice?PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t50 (9 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)MP1 (t1660)Hero (t1950)MP3 (t1420)CO (t1280)Button (t1040)SB (t1140)BB (t1575)UTG (t2040)UTG+1 (t1395)Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 9spade.gif, 6spade.gif. 3 folds, Hero calls t50, MP3 calls t50, 1 fold, Button calls t50, 1 fold, BB checks.Flop: (t225) 8spade.gif, 7diamond.gif, Jspade.gif(4 players)BB checks, Hero...?My read on the BB and MP3 is that they are loose passive, while the Button has shown to be pretty aggressive post flop.We are in the early stages of a 180 man SNG, with about 125 left or so, so obviously no where near the bubble.
Disclaimer:I, and any other moderator, reserve the right to edit your posts, and/or your posts titles if deemed necessary in order to comply to the rules of this forum. Furthermore, we reserve the right to close, move, or delete any topics or posts that are not deemed appropriate to the forum, or do not show any regard for the forum rules.We will be closing, without warning, any and all topics that do not show an attempt to follow the rules. It is everyone's responsibility to read and understand the rules and regulations of the forum.Finally, if there are any issues, comments, concerns with the moderation of the Strategy Forums, please do not hesitate to PM me.Thank you for your cooperation.- Zach
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