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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Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?

I have read Daniel Negreanu's book on small ball poker strategy in tournament play. Essentially, small ball poker involves playing a wider range of starting hands more aggressively, but only ...
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Bluffing on a two player table

Is bluffing more useful and effective in a two player game, compared to bigger tables? When playing one single player, the possibilities of your opponent having good cards is smaller than if playing ...
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Can I Bet and Call Blind

After the river card, I made a "semi" value bet (I'm way far from having the nuts but I'm still relatively good). The community cards have a lot of potentials which I'm not gonna mention here. I'm ...
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Are there names/terms of Hold'em above the level of hands?

Are there names/terms for the sequence of cards other than positions, holds, and hands? For instance I once at a private game the first deal when I sat down was: Big Blind - AA Little Blind - KK me ...
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Probability of two players getting identical starting hands

I've been playing hold'em on SWC lately, and have noticed that two players (across different tables with different numbers of players) get identical starting hands quite a bit. Like, more than once a ...
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Cards Mucked Or Not?

In a tournament with 9 players at the table, 4 saw the flop, bet on the flop, 1 caller, bet on the turn, called, bet on the river, raised all in for the raiser, 45% of aggressors chips. He calls the ...
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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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term for when players go all-in and show hands

Player A- 2000$ Player B- 870$ Player C- 2500$ if A bets 450$ and B goes all in with 870$ can C or A go all in?
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Why no split-pot when the communal cards are strongest?

In anticipation of a poker night tonight, I'm brushing up on my skills by playing a quick online game with a computer. I was surprised to have won this hand: I can see that my 9 is obviously ...
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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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Full House vs. 2xThree of a Kind Texas Holdem

I have the following constellation: Player 1 has a full house, and player 2 has 2 three of a kind. I'm aware that because of the five card rule, player 2 also has a full house. But the question is, ...
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How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?

Playing no-limit hold-em cash game, I am out of position drawing at a flush against one opponent. The river card comes down without completing the flush, but it does complete a potential open-ended ...
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Can anyone suggest a limit holdem training app for Android?

First time poster in this part of the world, so apologies if I've posted this in the wrong area. In short; I used to play a lot of Poker in University over a decade ago, and then continued to play ...
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When should I move up from Freeroll MTT's?

Theoretically, if I have been playing Free rollers for a month, and played in 250 of them, winning 3 and coming into the money in 50, how many more should I play before I move up to the next stake ...
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How to fish with nuts?

This is a psychological question. Sometimes the Murphy's law turns its back on your opponents instead of you: you flop the stone-cold nuts. However, for me, this is the most difficult (though very ...
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Bad move/bet or tilt situation?

On an amateur site. Holdem NL. SNG with 10 players. Stacks 50/100. Initial stack 10000. Blinds double every 22 hands. At the beginning of the game (hand 4), I was on early position (next UTG), with ...
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Why did I lose this poker hand?

The five cards on the board were: 2 J J A 9. My opponent had A 6 and I had A 5. Do we use the highest five cards or is it high card kicker?
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Wrong decision?

Playing at 6 hand table. I'm in the UTG+2 position. UTG+1 raises to 4BB (4800 chips) on the flop (A♥ K♥ 5♥). I have 9♥7♥ (a flopped flush), so I called. I lost ...
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How to improve my game

I've been practicing playing online (Yahoo) with game money but the betting is very unrealistic. Is there any online or offline software that I can use to practice? I don't have the time nor the money ...
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Looking for a software is able to simulate each situation and verify the results of Texas Hold'em

A software is able to verify increase/decrease of stacks. For example, what if I do repeatedly, 10000 times the same actions set up below. In the case of I have AK off, an opponent did 3bet of 9BB ...
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What are the odds of making a royal flush after the flop in Texas Hold 'Em?

My sister was playing no limit Texas Hold'Em at a table with six players and after the flop she made a royal flush. Can you tell me the odds on that happening? They must be astronomical.
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What is Teddy KGB's tell?

Toward the end of the film Rounders, the main protagonist, Mike McDermott, decides to play his $20k bankroll against Teddy KGB in Texas Hold'Em, after the latter taunts him. After an indeterminate ...
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Heads-up river, first to show mucks. Does second player have to show to win pot?

Situation in NLHE tournament: One player was betting on heads up river and got called. He mucked his hand and said "The pot is yours." Does the second player have to show his hand to claim the pot?
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NL100: Top Pair weak kicker facing Turn barrel

$1.00 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 16.00, 3Bet Preflop: 4.40, Hands: 230) BB: 105.84 BB (VPIP: 19.14, PFR: 14.90, 3Bet Preflop: 10.77, Hands: 311) UTG: 113.12 BB ...
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How much should you bet to bluff a huge nuts?

Recently, I bluffed someone with four of a kind, bluffing I had pocket aces. My hand was 2♣ 7♠ the flop was A♣ A♥ Q♦ the turn came Q♣ My stack was $75, my opponent had $100. Blinds: 2/4 ...
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What's the penalty for coaching at the table?

I was playing in home tournament. (However we tend to take the rules seriously.) I was attempting to bluff another player that I had position on.(We we're heads up) I made a pretty big bet and the ...
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Player allowed to play for main pot after folding during side pot action?

There are three players: A, B and C. A has $25, B has $50, and C has $100. A goes all-in, B and C call. Later in the hand, C makes B fold. Now, as B folded, will B be allowed to play for the main pot? ...
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Calculating Poker Outs

Hi this is probably going to seem like a dumb question but I don't fully understand how you calculate outs and feel I must be missing something. Say I have 2⋄ 2♣ and the flop is ...
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Do I have to show all players if I show to one?

So I was playing Texas hold'em, heads up in a hand at a full table of 10, after the turn I made a large bet and he folded. He flipped his cards up and showed the table. I took a quick peek at my hand ...
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Confusion on Poker Hand concerning high card [duplicate]

playing texas holem with some friends last night, could tell me who wins this hand and why? Player 1: 2, Q player 2: 2, 3 TABLE: A, 2, 7, J, 4
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Should I have gone all in on Flop with bottom pair and flush draw?

Holding A♣ 6⋄ Flop K♣ 9♣ 6♣ BB goes all in on Turn. If I flop a club on Turn or River, pot is mine for sure. I call his all in, miss the flush, BB has two clubs and ...
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AAA flop, KJ holding against very aggressive player

I want to discuss a hand I've played recently. At the late stage of a single-table live tournament, I am middle-stacked relative to others (about 16k), but dangerously close to the "yellow zone", on ...
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What are the odds of having 2 Quads in the same hand?

Just watched a video that went as follows: Player 1 (Button): Q♥Q♠ Player 2: 9♥9⋄ Player 3: 2♣2♠ Flop: Q⋄9♠Q♣ Turn: 5♠ River: ...
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Up & Down Straight Draw VS Flush Draw Comparison

Why in Texas Hold'em Flushes are considered higher than Straights? Apparently, the probability that you will hit your up & down straight (8 cards) is lower than hitting your flush (9 cards). I am ...
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Starting a Friendly Poker Ring

Not sure if this is applicable to the decorum of Poker.SE but here goes: What is a reasonable way of getting a regular ring together? I have a group of 6-8 friends at work who are fairly interested ...
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texas holdem split pot [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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Confusing hand in a Texas Hold em [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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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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If you put chips out but don't say anything while it's your turn, can you take them back, even if you didn't say anything?

My dad and I were playing poker and it was his turn, he put chips out there, removed his hand from the chips, and I said I call. Then he took his chips back and said he didn't bet yet because he ...
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Best 5 cards and the kicker [duplicate]

If the board is showing: T♥ T⋄ A♣ J♠ 6♥ One player has an A⋄ 7♥ The other player has an A♥ 5♣ do they split the pot, or does the 7 ...
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What is representative number of hands played?

I am starting playing poker and I would like to track my results to check if I am winning, loosing or flat. This is e.g. useful to decide whether I can start playing higher stakes or if I should ...
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Publicly available poker stats

Are there any sources of poker hands, including how they play out with betting etc... I am imagining the log files of some poker site somewhere. I am looking for complete hand histories - and ...
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Did I play this AK hand well?

Weak online 25/50 cash game with play money. Hero in the Cutoff Seat, Villain under the gun. Villain is pretty loose player with about 2K in chips, hero has about 5k. Everyone up to Hero limps, then ...
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Bayesian statistics

A player either calls or raises the big blind. I assume there is a 50% chance he has an ace. I also have an ace. The flop comes and includes an ace. How should I now assess the probability that he ...
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Determining the proper play on the turn

This hand came up in a local WPT event (not the main event for the series) that had a $340 buyin. Everyone started the tournament with $15K in chips and the structure was good with 40 minute blinds. ...
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Tournament play, what would you do?

Pre flop action! Blinds t3000-6000, 2 players Villian#1 is UTG and short stack, moves all in for t75,000. Villian#2 is in Hijack position, doesn't realize Villian#1 went all In for $75,000 and ...
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Texas holdem rules

Do you have to show your hole cards when playing the board in Texas holdem at showdown after everyone has checked and you are in 1st position and declare "I am playing the board"?
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Is there statistically any combination worse than 2 7 offsuit for preflop Texas Hold'em?

The question basically says it all. I've always heard/played 2 7 offsuit as it was the worst hand, but I never looked more into it, it just made sense. Does anyone know if there is any hand worse for ...
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Straight draw in heads up?

With a stack of 3000, 50/100 blinds, I was holding: 2 4 (not suited) I'm big blind in a heads up game. Opponent matches the big blind, so I end up playing a hand I'd never play otherwise. ...