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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Which pair wins? [duplicate]

In Texas Holdem, two players end up with a pair and a high card. One has two Queens and a King high card, while the other has two Aces and a Queen high card. Who wins the hand?
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can the server keep disconnecting you when you have winning hands [closed]

ive been playin on NLOP,I CAN SIT ON THAT SITE ALL DAY AND NOT GET DISCONNECTED,BUT AS SOON AS I START PLAYIN AND GET A WINNING HAND I GET DISCONNECTEDMNO WHERE ELSE ONLY THERE.i just finished a level ...
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What happens when you have the same pair and same kicker [duplicate]

What happens in Texas Holdem when You have the same pair as another person And you also have the same kicker Is it split pot or then do you go to the next Highest kicker? For example: (suits ...
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Checking from behind

Around 1:37, something happens in this video for which the person is penalized. He apparently "checks behind" when he is not supposed to do so. My question is to explain this situation and why it's ...
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Tallying monte carlo simulation and ties for Texas hold'em

I'm writing an odds calculator for Texas hold'em (assuming all players remain till showdown) and I'm unsure about how I should be tallying scores when taking into consideration ties. Basically, if I ...
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What is the name of the Poker TV Show [closed]

There was a Poker TV Show where an amateur or "future pro" would be seated at the same table with big names (Daniel Negreanu etc.), given some chips, and he would keep everything he wins above a ...
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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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Card off the table by a player

I have two players in the hand. On the river player one makes a bet. Player two does not call. In the meantime player one flips up his two whole cards and one falls off the table. Does player one ...
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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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What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?

Before you answer the question I will give a scenario that confused me thus prompting this question. The other week I was playing a game and we had this scenario : 8 players - down to me and a pal ...
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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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Can I raise the blinds without seeing my cards?

In texas holdem Can anyone raise the blinds without seeing the cards ? and if so does everyone have to match that blind to see cards ?
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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

In Holdem poker, on the board are 2 Kings /6/4/2. There are 2 players in the hand, one calling the other. One man has a king and a queen. The other has a king an a 9. My question is whether this a ...
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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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Odds Calculation Texas Hold'em

I have created an odds calculator and now I want to check if the calculator gives me the correct results. In my program I use Monte Carlo to calculate the odds. The results from the calculator should ...
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VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes

Playing some lower stakes tournaments and freeroll tournaments, I play pretty loose. I track my VPIP (or whatever its called, Voluntary Put in Pot Pre-Flop I believe is the long form) for just the ...
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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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Why this pot is split? [duplicate]

Beside the flush, the bigger pair doesn`t count here ?
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Why is Texas Hold'em Poker so popular in worldwide not just US?

Texas Hold'em Poker is popular in almost all countries. Is there any technical reason for this? Is it because Texas Holdem is better than other poker games? For example, there is a poker variation ...
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How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

I am searching some web applications which makes it possible to play simultaneously Poker Texas Holdem, for instance in 9 tables. Which online sites or applications are good for playing poker ...
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What are the actual odds of being dealt pocket Aces?

I have been looking at the way people calculate the odds of poker hands for a few hours and i think there is a HUGE flaw. In poker a player is never dealt two CONSECUTIVE cards. This in my view ...
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Can a player expose his cards to another player in a no limit texas holdem tournament?

If one player goes all in then a second player raises and goes all in as well, then a third player exposes their hole cards to another player, Can the third player still go all in or are their cards ...
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Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?

It appears that some of the subtleties of the game of poker are actually counterproductive against weak players. For example, raising is better than calling in many situations because it provides you ...
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What happens if the card wasn't burned?

I understand the purpose of burning the cards - so that one cannot possibly use any marks to see the next card in deck. But in home games, sometimes the dealer will forget to burn a card on the flop, ...
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How to decide winner between equal double pairs in Texas holdem?

I have played the free Texas Holdem in one online poker app. I do not understand why the winner is approximated apparently randomly when two players both have pairs of exact magnitude, for instance ...
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Who wins in this flush vs. flush hand?

player 1 has 5⋄ 3⋄ player 2 has 6⋄ 8⋄ Cards on table: 2⋄ J⋄ 9⋄ T♥ A♥ Who wins and why? What would be the outcome if ...
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How to deal with a table that always calls?

In my no-limit Texas hold'em home games, players are allotted approximately $2500 worth of chips. The starting blinds are $5/$10, and are increased everytime the button has moved around the whole ...
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What is the min-raise and min-reraise in Holdem No Limit?

When I play with friends live poker we always ask ourself what are the min-raise and min-reraise rules in Holdem No Limit?
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did we tie with a straight in texas hold'em? Or did I win?

A few co-workers and I were playing Texas Hold'em before work. On the table. There was the ten, jack, king and ace. I had a queen and another king. Another guy also had a queen, but a seven. I said ...
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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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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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Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?

I am just starting to learn Texas holdem, and I've heard that online poker is not legal, and also that it is. Which is it?
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Do all players have to show their hand if they check on the river?

I've noticed in a few Poker apps that they show all the cards on a final checked or called round. What is the law regarding mucking cards in this situation? This answer suggests everyone must show, ...
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Meaning of throwing or motioning with a card protector

What does it mean when a player throws his card protector to the center of the table when the action is on him during a tournament? Can this mean more than one thing?
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Chipping Up while playing Texas Hold Em

Friends and I play Texas Hold Em once a week. We use various denominations of chips. 10,25,50 and a Dollar. Last week while Chipping Up I gave my Dealer 80 cents in chips. I was expecting a Dollar in ...
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Push/Fold situation

I'm following Kill Everyone tables for push/fold situations but i have some difficulties where there's limping action before me from the big stacks. Say, i'm in FT and the large stack with about 13.5 ...
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Specific Hand recommended action

I am fairly new to the game (about 1 month in) but have been playing a ton recently. I would love for some input on a specific hand that came down last night and any advice for how to avoid the ...
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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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Amount to cashout when building a bankroll

When playing 1/2NLHE. Given that a player has a proper bankroll. What is the right amount a player should be waiting to make per session before cashing out?
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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 ...