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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What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots? [duplicate]

I had a problem figuring out the split pot rule the other night, this is the scenario: I had: 10, 3 My Buddy Had: 10, 5 The Table: K, Q, J, 8, 7 Should the pot be split because we both had the same ...
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How long does it usually take for an online tournament to start?

I registered for my first online tournament at FullTilt about half an hour ago. The tournament has the following structure: 4$ buy-in, 4 placed paid and starting when 18 people have registered. ...
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What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? [closed]

What are best computer programes and web sites one should use to upgrade Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? There are thousands of books, hundreds of web pages a many programes to teach poker. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who wins the pot when

We dealt the cards and this is what happened : my brother had 5 3 And I had 7 5 The board is 5 10 9 9 3. Who wins the pot?
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Big blind betting in tournaments

You are the big blind, blinds are 1000 and 2000. There is 1 caller. Action is on you, you bet 1 5000 chip on top of your 2000 big blind, saying nothing. Is this a min raise or a full 5000 raise?
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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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Why this pot is split? [duplicate]

Beside the flush, the bigger pair doesn`t count here ?
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various small questions

no matter where I've looked I've failed to grasp the concept of position/blinds, what's advantageous of a certain seat of the blinds and dealer button are going to change every turn anyway? Can you ...
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Is my pair better than my opponent's pair?

I have a pair of eights in my hand and my opponent has a Jack and a Queen in her hand. If a Jack turned up on the flop, does my pair of eights still win ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can You Win a Long Tournament Without Major Suckouts

As the title suggests, I'd like to know how common it is to win a long poker tournament (e.g. the main event) without performing any major suckouts. Major suckouts -per my definition- are the ones ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Probability of making two pairs (Hold'em)

Based on Wikipedia article, probability of making two pairs among seven cards is 23.5%. But this include cases where the two pairs are on the board (e.x. I have AQ and the board is KKJJ5), or one of ...
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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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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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Who won in this scenario? Both players have a pair

Me and a couple friends were playing poker and me and one of my friends had a pair. She had a pair in her hands and I had a pair using one of the cards from the flop. She had a Pair Of Q's, I had a ...
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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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Check/raise question

Please help put my mind at rest. I've just watched an episode of Emmerdale, in which some of the characters are having a friendly game of Texas Hold-em. The flop in down, there are only two players ...
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4 of a kind on board ( texas holdem poker ) [duplicate]

If a board has four of a kind, let's say 9 9 9 9 J, how is the winner decided? Will kicker take part here?
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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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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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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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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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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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Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?

Immagine the situation: Texas Holdem, No Limit. 5 players at the table. At some point in the betting, Player 3 makes a raise and suddenly leaves the table. So, betting may looks like this: Player 1 ...
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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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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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Have a question about texas holdm questions [closed]

if the table has Q9922 and there are three players playing. P1= 10 6 p2= 10 8 p3= 6 5 who takes the pot..