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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?

I mean exactly the same two cards e.g. A♥ and 5♠, not just any A5 off suit.
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Miracle Full House Beats Me

The other night I was playing in an online no-limit tournament (Bovada) and had the following experience: My pocket cards were 9K (suits don't matter here) and the flop was TJQ to give me a straight ...
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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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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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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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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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Metrics on time to make decisions in live play?

Are there any metrics out there that determine the average length of time you have to make a decision in live poker? For example, let's take a tournament scenario, the antes and the blinds are out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to use poker odds calculators?

I know that odds calculators are a very prominent part of poker but I am a bit confused on how to use them most effectively. Are odds calculators meant to be used during the game to suggest a ...
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Poker program that tells you the best-known multistrategy in limit hold'em

Following up on an article I read in the NY Times I've learned that the best limit hold'em bots are better than the best humans. My understanding is that for each game state they reach these bots must ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you bet pre-flop when there's no action, you're on the button, and you have pocket rockets?

In a no limit cash game, if I'm sitting on the button pre-flop with pocket aces and no one has bet ahead of me, I usually don't want to limp because I don't want to offer free opportunities to draw to ...
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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 is the maximum number of players in Texas Hold'em?

I've been told the maximum number of players at a Texas Hold'em table is 10. Why?
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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 ...
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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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ZOOM FR NL2 - AA on wet board

This is a hand i played on ZOOM full-ring $0.01 - $0.02 I dealt bullets A♣A⋄ and was on MP. I raised the pot 3.5 BB ($0.07), got a call from CO. Flop came wet ...
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Get all-in on a steal by a deep stack with avg hand

I played a play money MTT on Pokerstars and was wondering about a stealing situation. I was already In The (play) Money but had a short stack, specifically 3.53 BB with an M of 2. My opponent was a ...
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Good holiday gifts for poker players?

I run a poker discussion group where we all get together and talk about hands and help each other out with our games. It's a relatively new group but it's getting a lot of success. I consistently get ...
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Must you show your cards if you are playing the board?

I was curious, if you do like a monster bluff in hold em' and your hand is literally the board, someone calls you and its time to show your cards. Do you legally have to show your cards in this case, ...
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Correct way to play Three of a Kind in the flop

I had 100 chips and As4h, I only called the bet, 12, so I would see the flop. Flopped 7hAhAc. I bet 25. My opponent called. Turned 9h, I went all in. My opponent called. Turned 2h and he made a flush ...
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What is the correct calculation to make various combinations of Hold'em hands?

For example, if I hold two different cards, what's the probability I get a pair at river? Here is my calculation: (3/50 + 3/49 + 3/48 + 3/47 + 3/46)*2 Is it correct? How does one calculate the ...
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Could I have won more money with top set on the flop?

$1/$2 NL Hero is in late position with about $260 and picks up 10♣ 10♠ . During pre-flop, Villain raises to $10 in middle position. Villain seems tight; more passive than aggressive, thus making the ...
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Cost Effective Ideas for Promoting a Poker Wiki?

I live in Las Vegas and I am tired of relying on message boards and directories to provide current information on Las Vegas poker rooms. So I have decided to create a non-commercial venture and create ...
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Do I have to show my hand in an “All-In” situation?

This question is concerning Texas Hold'Em rules. If my opponent goes "All-In" and I call with more chips than he does, do I immediately show my cards? During a recent game, my opponent called ...
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how does zynga poker works

I know some rules of normal Texas Hold'em (I am a beginner of poker), but what I don't understand is the rules of zynga poker on facebook. It's absolutely normal there, that people with worse ...
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Are non-standard verbal declarations such as “same bet” or “I put you all-in” binding?

Obviously verbal declarations using standard language (e.g. "I bet $20") is binding in most casinos. However, sometimes players get a little "cute" with their choice of language. For instance, when ...
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Should I call this river overbet with an overpair?

1/3 at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh Pa. Villain is a Hines Ward lookalike - he started out playing as a seemingly competent LAG, playing lots of hands fairly aggressively, putting opponents in tough ...
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Do odds depend the the number of hands folded preflop?

In a game with 8 players where 6 fold, two players went all in pre flop, one had JJ and the other had KJ. I know JJ means that you are ahead before the cards are played and the probability of winning ...
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do you HAVE to show your cards in an all in heads up?

Lets say we have a heads up game, or a hand that only two players remain. after the... let's say turn. player one goes all in. player two calls. Are there any official rules to showing your hands? is ...
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Online vs Live problem

I am having somewhat of a problem, I read books, I study hands, and I do everything a growing player should do, and I can see my progress when playing poker online. I am confident and I would like to ...
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Minimum re-raise in Hold em

What is the minimum re-raise in Texas hold em? I have heard both that you need to double the previous bet and that the minimum raise is the big blind. Which is it?