Texas Hold'Em is a poker variant in which each player receives two cards (hole cards) that are dealt face down to each player and then five community cards are placed face-up by the dealer. All players may use the five community cards to make their best five-card poker high hand.

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How to recognize a straight draw?

I'm a poker neophyte (texas hold'em), and I have a horrific blind spot for seeing straight draws on the table. I'm constantly taken by surprise by a straight I didn't even recognize was in the offing....
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Got beaten three times by the same 4 of a kind, then won with a straight flush. In the span of 141 hands. What are the odds?

I hope anyone can help me, the math goes way over my head. I just had the most unlikely game. At a 9 person hold'em table, I first got beaten by three separate people, all with 5555. Then I won a hand ...
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Do you have show your cards at end of Texas hold'em hand if asked by person who won?

So after the river card is turned and bets are made with a call from player 2 to player 1. Player 1 shows the cards and presents the winning hand. Player 2, who called the pot then says you win and ...
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Who wins the pot? [duplicate]

In a four handed game the board shows flush with A,K,J,T, 2 clubs; all players remain in through the river. No player had the Q, UTG - had 3 clubs; MP - had 5 clubs; remaining players don't have a ...
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Hold'em: Why does K♠️7♠️ beat A♠️2♠️ more frequently than K♠️8♠️ does?

According to this site: K♠️7♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 39.10% of the time (and ties 0.62%). K♠️8♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 38.71% of the time (and ties 0.61%). Why is this? I expected the two probabilities to be the ...
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public domain poker images

I'm making a poker hand replayer. Does anyone know where I can get public domain images to use? I already have cards but I need chips and the table, or ideally an open source html5 hand replayer that ...
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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

I am the player with the hand [Qs, 10d]. After the Turn, i was thinking that anyone with a 4 would win the full pot. I am surprised why did i win 286 of the pot. Can someone please explain how this ...
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How often should I be seeing four of a kind statistically?

Some context about why I'm asking: I seem to be seeing another player, or myself, having 4 of a kind once every 100 - 150 hands. This has happened in the region of 20+ times over the course of 2 ...
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All in question

My table had a question about all in. Player A has a remaining bank roll of $100 and Player B has $50 remaining. It is player A's bet, and he says "all in" and pushes his chips into the middle. It ...
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Who had the best time cards? [duplicate]

Ok. Me and my friends were playing poker when we were stuck on a hand. On the board was a KKQ3J player 1 had a 3,4 meanwhile player 2 had a A,5 and although player 1 did have a pair of 3's we were ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

If the primary purpose of blinds is to build pot equity for the pre-flop betting round, why are there two blinds (Small Blind and Big Blind) instead of just a one? Would not a single blind accomplish ...
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3 card texas-hold-em hand [duplicate]

texas-hold-em 9 players, at the river we are headsup #1 has three cards QD,JD.9H #2 has AS,10C board JH,8S,2D,4H, and 3C, #2 is the winner yes?
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Fold in preflop but could win with a flush. How to deal in this situation?

In a poker game (Texas Hold'em) I've come in a situation that a player go all in before the flop. I've got 4♠ and 2♦ and I've fold to save my money. I've read How to deal with people who ...
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Feature In A Poker Game

I am going to build a stand alone (not web) poker game / training tool where you play against 5 bots for a 6 player SNG format. Will put in one fish, one rock, and 3 GTO based bots that have slightly ...
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Rules when dealer flips river early

Texas Hold-em, betting after the turn had commenced, then the dealer accidentally flipped the river card before the final player acted. What is the proper procedure to remedy the situation (by rule, ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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Two straights and a pair who wins? [duplicate]

We are new to playing poker. We played Texas holdem a few nights ago. Tow played got a straight. Player 1 J-7. Player 2 10-6. Normally we would have given it to player 1 for having a higher straight, ...
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When does a kicker count? [duplicate]

I like to play some friendly poker online sometimes and i often see the situation where a pair is on the table and people try to win with only a kicker. I know a kicker is valid when applied to only 1 ...
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Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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Who wins at this hand below [duplicate]

If after the river the board shows 7 7 A 10 Q. Player 1 has Q and 10 in his hand. Player 2 Has A and 5 in his hand. Who wins?
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4 to one suit one a hold em board?

Hi I am seeking help trying to figure out how often a hold em board could statistically have four to one suit. Ie 1 out 20 boards or 5 %, something along those lines if possible. Thank you in advance
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Texas hold em raising

I'm quite new to the game and was wondering about raises. I have been told that someone cannot raise their own bet in a betting round, but can the initial better raise his own bet if there are only ...
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Losing to higher flush

The game was cash no limit texas holdem. Here is a hand that I had today: Firstly, I have T♠J♠. The flop came 8♠9♠J. I made a minimum bet in order to put some value in the flop and also keep the ...
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River vs cards in hand [duplicate]

Ok I was playing a game of hold 'em with some friends and something similar to the following scenario came up: Hand 1: A,6 Hand 2: A,2 Table: 2,A,6,9,9 The question is: Does hand 1 win the pot or ...
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Best statistical hand

Heads-up. Player 1 has K♥ Q⋄ Player 2 has 4♥ and 3♥ On the board: Q♥ 5♠ 6♥ 3⋄ Which player has the best statistical hand in this situation?...
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side pot scenario

What happens if we have 4 players at the table with the following bets -player1 10$ - all-in - Cards: 9d, 5h -player2 50$ - all-in - Cards: 9h, 4h -player3 100$ not all-in - Cards:2d,Kc ...
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could i have prevented losing to this set?

I was playing $0.50 NL Hold'em tournament with AJo. I got high pair on the flop with no straight or flush draws and we both checked. on the turn i got the second pair, went all in and lost to three of ...
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What is the name of this poker-like game?

I am looking for some information about a poker-like game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and bets are related to the average number calculated for all not dealt ...
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Questionable Tournament Rule With Two Players Left

I have never heard this rule before but my cousin swore it is real: When a Texas Hold Em Tournament is down to only two players, each player is dealt their first two cards. If one of the players goes ...
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texas holdem question on split pot [duplicate]

if the 5 cards out after the river show Ace, 10, 7, 5 and 2 flush of hearts and (player 1) has 4 of hearts and (player 2) has 8 of hearts , who wins hand or is it a split pot
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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

It seems especially to newer players that what constitutes a winning hand, what the best five cards are, can be confusing. So exactly what hand is the winner and why does it win?
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Calculate full number of 7 card combinations beaten by my 7 card combo in texas poker [closed]

Is there formula or algorithm for that? I can easily compare 2 seven card set but, is there formula for exact rank of my set? I am asking only about full 7 card sets.
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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...
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Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
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Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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Aggression vs cheap flop

This question relates to pre-flop play and is aside from the obvious point of being more aggressive the later your position. Let's say we're 6 handed and UTG raises to 2BB and I (sat next to villain)...
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What happens if there is royal flush on board

Will the high card rule apply or chips would be split? Is this the same with other nuts combination like AK full house, 10-A straight and four of a kind?
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Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

I faced a situation the other day where in a 4-handed final table in a small stake Texas No limit holdem live tournament. I honestly can't remember the action 100% but it was more or less in the ...
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150+15 live early with TP+FD

Early stage €150+15 live. 9-handed, blinds 40/80, most players are still at their starting stack of 10,000. Hero has QcJc in small blind. UTG limps UTG+2 raises to 320. UTG+3 calls BTN calls Hero (...
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Probability of forming a flush question (dependent vs independent event)

I'm slightly confused at the probability calculations for hands. Here's the problem: Suppose you have two hearts. The flop comes and has two hearts. What is the probability of forming a flush on the ...
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Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

I know the small blind is posted firstly and big blind secondly, but what about the missed blinds. Say the current hand has players which missed the small and/or the big blind and they all join the ...
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Poker winning hands

I have a 6,2 and my friend has J,6. The 5 cards in middle are T,T, 6,2,2. In this case, who wins? I am thinking me as I have a full house T's and 2 's. But my friend says that top 5 cards needs to ...
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How to mathematically calculate equity

I am wondering how to mathematically calculate equities in equity based poker variants( holdem, omaha, Stud ect).
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Four to a flush with suited hand and two community cards, opponent raises, what to do?

I had two suited hole cards in a nine-handed cash game, 50 chips entrance. The flop opened up with two more cards of the same suit, meaning I had four cards to a flush. My opponent raised six on the ...
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All-ins and folds: what happens to folded money?

I am trying to write a small, but complex, Texas Hold 'Em game in C++. I've come very close to the end. I'm at the part of determining winners, and payouts. Suffice it to say, I underestimated the ...
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What are the odds of facing AA or KK when holding AK? And odds of facing AK when holding AK

What are the odds of being crushed by kings or aces when already holding AK and what re the odds of facing AK when already holding AK?
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Cash Game situation

I was playing a cash game in a local cardroom here when this situation occurred for me. I'm happy enough with my decision but just looking for some other opinions and or points of views. The game was ...
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how to play in a table which play so loose and mostly limp without any kind of standards?

i want to know how we should play at a table which most of players just limp and call and some times goes all in and you usually never see any kind of standard playing? shoud we play like them and ...
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Who gets the side pot?

I was dealing in a live private game...NLHE... Three players were in a hand. One shortstacker (player3) was already all in preflop. So after the flop the other two players took action and built a side ...
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Raise/ Re-raise in No Limit Hold Em?

My confusion is simple. Please tell me if I am right in thinking the following things:- 1. In a 1/2 NL game, if the conversion factor is 2x ( w.r.t Big Blind), then a person can only raise (at least) ...