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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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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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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Texas holdem poker fullhouse battle [duplicate]

Tom has Q 8 Robert has 2 3 Cards in the board are 3 3 Q 4 4 Who wins the hand why?
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What are the odds?

Several years ago, I played at a $3-$6 limit table (Texas No-Fold 'em) and on one hand, five players stayed in after the blind was raised and capped. The flop came A-3-7. More bets, no folds. The turn ...
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Do you have show your cards at end of Texas hold'em hand if asked by person who won?

So after the river card is turned and bets are made with a call from player 2 to player 1. Player 1 shows the cards and presents the winning hand. Player 2, who called the pot then says you win and ...
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Hand discussion: QJc vs A8o on A84 T K

I think that I played this hand (link to replay) quite well and my opponent did a mistake because he didn't protect his two pairs. If he would did a good raise or reraise on flop or turn, I would ...
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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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Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

I know the small blind is posted firstly and big blind secondly, but what about the missed blinds. Say the current hand has players which missed the small and/or the big blind and they all join the ...
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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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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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Best way to put your poker learning into a cohesive plan?

I am a tourney player exclusively and I want to improve my poker significantly in 2015. I'm also a person that likes to put a plan/goals into place in order to measure myself against that progress. ...
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Texas hold'em: Why did I lose this hand?

I was playing Texas hold'em in WSoP 2008: Battle for the Bracelets. It came down to me and one other player, and I lost but I don't know why. Her hand: T♥J♥ My hand: J♠J♣ Flop: T♠Q♦K♣A♠A♦ It looks ...
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How to recognize a straight draw?

I'm a poker neophyte (texas hold'em), and I have a horrific blind spot for seeing straight draws on the table. I'm constantly taken by surprise by a straight I didn't even recognize was in the offing....
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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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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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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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Hold'em: Why does K♠️7♠️ beat A♠️2♠️ more frequently than K♠️8♠️ does?

According to this site: K♠️7♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 39.10% of the time (and ties 0.62%). K♠️8♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 38.71% of the time (and ties 0.61%). Why is this? I expected the two probabilities to be the ...
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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: 9&...
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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

I am the player with the hand [Qs, 10d]. After the Turn, i was thinking that anyone with a 4 would win the full pot. I am surprised why did i win 286 of the pot. Can someone please explain how this ...
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Is there a rule variation where only a single high card (not 2nd,3rd etc.) is used to resolve 2 flush hands?

We were playing Texas hold'em, but didnt clearly define which variations are acceptable in our game. Board: K♠ 7♠ 4♠ 3♠ 4⋄ Player 1 : 2♠ J⋄ Player ...
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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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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

If the primary purpose of blinds is to build pot equity for the pre-flop betting round, why are there two blinds (Small Blind and Big Blind) instead of just a one? Would not a single blind accomplish ...
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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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Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands

We have this official rank of hands. I have a theory (which I do not know how to prove) that the number of players in a texas-hold-em table will affect the probability distribution of the hands. ...
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Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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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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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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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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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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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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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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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

It seems especially to newer players that what constitutes a winning hand, what the best five cards are, can be confusing. So exactly what hand is the winner and why does it win?
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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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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 4&...
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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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What is the definition of a “redraw”?

Very simple question... When people talk about outs and card odds they often will something to the like of, "i have about 4 outs not counting redraws" - what defines a redraw? If it matters, I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

Which one wins? I had 77 in my hand. He had J8 in his hand. Community Cards on table: 8 8 7 2 2 So who wins here?
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What are the odds of facing AA or KK when holding AK? And odds of facing AK when holding AK

What are the odds of being crushed by kings or aces when already holding AK and what re the odds of facing AK when already holding AK?
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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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Handling “running it twice” situations

When players agree to "run it twice" (or more times), should any additional cards be burned before each replayed step? Also, shouldn't the cards turned in the first run be shuffled back into the deck ...