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.

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Bluff psychology

The usual advice given when you think you have the best hand, is to value bet both the turn and the river. The reasoning behind this is that you want your opponent to call. Now, on a bluff, you ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

Don't have position. I'm the BB Got dealt: 5♥ 9♥ Aggressive player raises to $3 (as expected, he raises everything to $3 and plays just about every hand, with few getting to showdown). ...
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Set vs completed draw on the river - NL2

2$NL 9-max Hero stack: $1.87 Villian stack: $1.94 Villian is 21/0 over 41 hands Preflop Hero is dealt 8:spades:8:clubs: Villian calls $0.02 from hijack Hero raises to $0.08 from button Villian ...
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Can I use the board's cards to have the best kicker?

I have 9,6. He has 9,7. The board is 4,4,10,9,3; suits don't matter for this hand. Is this a split pot using two pair, 4s and 9s with the 10 on the board as the best kicker for both of us? Or does he ...
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Two Pair - what beats what

In two pair - would a Queen Seven two pair, beat a queen three, two pair on the board. Is it both cards that count or, or just the highest card? I suppose the lowest card would not count in a two ...
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Kicker cards - and splitting pots

I don't understand that when sometimes I play, instead of a pot being split as I would anticipate, one one player gets the full pot. Even if the best hand seems to be in the middle - i.e - a pair. ...
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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: ...
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Is playing safer poker, safer? [closed]

I'm amazed at the consistency that playing safer poker backfires. Is playing a low initial bet and waiting to see the 3 cards unfold before judging what to do, rather than playing a more aggressive ...
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Probability Of Getting A Straight Flush Or Royal Flush When Holding QJs

Given that you are dealt the J♥ and Q♥, what is the probability that you will eventually make a straight flush or royal flush? Having these cards in your hand means that: 1). the only ...
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Why do some Texas Hold Em ring tables have an ante

I can understand what antes bring to a tourney, but why would you have them in regular cash games?
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looking to see what card would have come

Whilst playing texas holdem, two players are left in a hand - one as the dealer, on the turn the other player bets, and the dealer folds meaning the other player has won the hand - but the dealer out ...
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Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

So I'm not very good at math, but I'm trying to improve. I'm trying to understand this calculation that I read in Wikipedia, But I find it to be confusing, I would appreciate a clarification. I ...
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Question of declaration in Texas Hold em

If a player whom is considering a call says, "I want to call..." ambiguously as he is deliberating, is this considered a binding declaration in Hold em?
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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Split Pot question?

The shared cards on the table are 7,9,10,J,Q of Random suits with no flush possibility. One player has 8,8 and the other has 8,9. Is this a split pot since they both have a straight of 8-Q? Or does ...
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Flopping a Set with pocket Sevens, was it played correctly?

I was new to the table and I bought in for $200. It was literally the 5th hand: 1). Preflop: I limp in the blinds with pocket 7's (6 callers ) 2). Flop: Board comes K 7 4 rainbow UTG checks I ...
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What kind of results are people getting with short stack strategies in no limit holdem?

starting a small poker school and using ed miller's short stack strategy. can anyone share their online experience with this or similar short stack strategies? mine for the last few weeks are below. ...
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how to get nice reports easily from poker tracker 4?

my students and i are using pt4 at a couple of online casinos. we would like to have reports that we can easily convert to html so we can all see how we are doing. but the only way to get reports ...
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Is this a bug on PokerStars?

Pokerstars uses the forward moving button rule in cash games. I have recorded a video to try to show the exact situation when it happens. The first table shows myself leaving the game in the big ...
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Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

In a heads up game, the dealer is also the small blind. Because of this, when the game goes from three to two players or from two to three players, separate rules apply in order to accommodate for the ...
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Poker Ready Reckoner

This is a table with Card 1 along the top and Card 2 top to bottom on the left. When you are dealt a particular hand, you can make notes in the appropriate box. Does anyone do this?
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At least one ace

It's Texas Hold'Em with 6 players. What's the probability that at least 1 player is dealt an ace? What is the distribution model for 0..4 aces?
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Joining and rejoining a texas holdem poker game that is already in progress

As i am coding a poker game at the moment, i am facing with the problem of a new player joining or rejoining a hand already in progress. That being said i have drawn an image to better illustrate what ...
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Probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts

So I've been trying to figure out the probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts. And I'm a little confused on how exactly it will work out. Essentially, I think that having some sort of straight ...
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Are there any forms of poker where some of your personal cards are displayed from the start of the hand?

I'm thinking something like Texas Holdem or Omaha where one hole card would be displayed at all times.
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What are the rules for when you're dealt in to an online poker game

While you are free to leave a table whenever you wish to avoid the BB, there seem to be rules in place that govern when you're first dealt in. What are these rules - and do they vary from site to ...
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High Card only count

How many 5 card poker hands only have a high card, i.e no pair, straight, flush, e.t.c? A breakdown of high cards would also be appreciated. I do know what is special about 23457 off-suited - any ...
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Choice of hands, would you choose 8/9 or 7/J

The title says it all really. Both are either suited or not, so it's a fair call. The slight bias with the Jack (you were expecting 7/10 hey?) is intentional. If the range was shifted up/down, would ...
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dealers choice with wild card

We were playing one row of good cards to be used as is if you needed it for your game, & one row of bad cards where these would be eliminated from using. The number 8 card came up in the bad row, ...
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Minimum raise after flop

Game: Texas Holdem No Limit, blinds 5/10. What is the minimum raise allowed after the flop in the following cases? Case 1: player A first to act goes all in with 1 chip. Case 2: player A first to ...
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Help with a tournament hand - KK in SB

If you are a tournament specialist, I would appreciate your input on this hand. Daily tournament at a large Las Vegas casino, 24 people total, 8 of us left, 3 get paid Buyin for the tournament was ...
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What is the right way to list tourney structure for a level?

Let's say I want to write an email to a friend (or post a question here!) and I want to write the structure for a THE tourney level. The small blind is 200, the big blind is 400 and the ante is 75. ...
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How to play the flop when two aces appear?

The game was Texas Holdem NLHE 1$/2$ 6 player game. I was in the big blind. Two players limped in, one of them was a new player.. I got Q♠Q♥ and made a standard 3BB raise. both players ...
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Good Poker AUDIO Books

I am looking to do more walking in order to increase my cardio. I usually listen to books on Audible (MP3) when I walk. By nature, most poker books involve charts and graphics (and that's OK). So I'm ...
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Does the % of winning when someone goes all-in count cards in hands which have been folded?

In poker, when someone goes all-in, and another player calls, they both reveal their cards, and on TV or internet poker websites, they show the percentage each player has of winning. For example: ...
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Defending a made hand, is it good to make a high bet?

Yesterday at the cash table with 7 opponents, the following happended. I got Q♥6♥ and betted 3BB pre-flop. Three opponents called on me, the flop was 7♠Q⋄8♣. Then I ...
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Mucked hand. who wins?

I was playing heads up in a Texas holdem game and I mucked my hand. and the other player didn't realize and mucked also. Who gets the pot?
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If you could design your own poker tools what would they look like?

I've been working on my game more & more an enjoying the process. I'm also a software engineer by trade and got to thinking: if you could design your own poker training tools, what would they look ...
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Probability of flopping straight flush

So your given 2 cards (same suit), and then next three cards (flop; also same suit). What is the probability of that happening? So I figured out that 2 cards have been dealt to you meaning there are ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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Odds of predicting the flop (twice!!)

At a weekly pub tournament game, final table, TD is dealing for the table. Hand 1, he calls out (predicts) the flop cards, values only, not suits. eg: 9, Queen, 3 He then turns over the flop cards, ...
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Best way to put your poker learning into a cohesive plan?

I am a tourney player exclusively and I want to improve my poker significantly in 2015. I'm also a person that likes to put a plan/goals into place in order to measure myself against that progress. ...
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Should I slow play a set?

$1-2NL, I am in UTG + 1. UTG raises to $7. I have 2-2 and call the $7 (questionable call considering I am down to about $150...should I raise? fold?) Couple other callers. Flop comes Q-8-2...two ...
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MTT - flush draw vs loose big'o'stack

So i am in the money on a 0.10$+0.01$ MTT with M=5 and playing tightly waiting for a decent hand to shove. I'm UTG in this hand. I had a recent, won shove and decided to just call A⋄T⋄ ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

There are two players left after the river card has been delt. Player 1 bets and player 2 calls. Does player 1 HAVE to show his cards, since it's HIS turn and he got CALLED, or is he allowed to muck ...
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Who has advantage if one player is known to have an Ace?

Suppose that in a Texas hold'em heads up both player 1 and 2 know from the beginning that player 1 has an Ace. (This cannot happen in a normal game, of course.) Who has an advantage, player 1, since ...
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Pocket Tens vs Pocket Jacks

hi so I was playing a 1/2 NLH 9 players and I had pocket 10's last one to act ! (I had about 190 or less and he had close 800 and was running good all game) UTG +2 raised to 15 and it was folded ...
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What happens if the last two live players fold at the same time?

In a no-limit hold em cash game, only two players remain live in the hand. Who claims the pot if both of these players muck their cards simultaneously? There are no verbal declarations - both players ...
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What should a new player memorize?

As a new poker player, what information should I memorize? Odds for making common hands? Odds for a given number of outs? Other information?
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Should I have bet this river? - KK vs potential flush

Playing 2NL. Hero has only seen villain in one hand where he called some large bets with top pair mid kicker and got lucky on the river. Villain has 9$ and hero has $1.90. Preflop Hero is on button ...