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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Confusion on Poker Hand concerning high card

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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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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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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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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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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Running bad and wondering what to go [closed]

I'm continually going in as a 3-2 to 5-1 favourite and getting rocked..... I'm raising with hands and tfuong my best to force weak hands out. Should I quit playing? Take a break? Of find Jesus?!
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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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Can I showdown early

I'm the last to act. I have pocket queens. First player bets 10, second raises to 30, the fourth raises to 70. I have 160 chips in front of me. I'm willing to go all-in. I decided to believe that ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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 ...