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Question on Strategy Calculation (from Bill Chen's Book Math of Poker)

I have a question regarding an example from the book Mathematics of Poker by Chen and Ankenman. There on p. 48 he gives Example 4.1 Two players play headsup limit poker on the river. Player A ...
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1answer
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Betting in all in situation

Imagine the following scenario: Player 1 bets 100 | Player 2 goes all in with 125 | Player 3 calls 125 Which are player 1 options ? Should he mandatory call 125 or can he still raise on player 3 ? ...
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3answers
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books or articles on methodically analyzing hand history

Are there any books out there that teaches you how to methodically go through you own hand history? looking less for theory, more on something that is more practical and instructive and maybe some ...
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2answers
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Poker side pots and dead money

I m wondering something about side pots calculation. I m gonna explain with an example to make it clear: Player 1 (stack 100) | Player 2 (stack 100) | Player 3 (stack 25) --- Flop Player 3 goes all ...
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Rules for mucking cards

After the river, player 1 bets, player 2 calls, player 1 mucks his cards, does player 2 have to show his cards? Also since player 2 called, is player 1 obligated to show his cards even though he ...
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3answers
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Chances of winning tournament vs Entries?

If you play a tournament and you consider yourself being better than average players, how will the chance of winning the tournament be affected if the very same tournament now instead have twice as ...
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4answers
557 views

Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors

Apparently the odds of flopping a flush draw are 10.94% for suited connectors and 10.45% for hitting an 8-out (open-ended, I don't know about double gut-shot) straight draw. Could someone point to a ...
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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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3answers
120 views

Pocket Aces at a 8-10 Player Table

What are the odds of another player at an 8 or 10 player table having an ace when you're dealt pocket aces?
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1answer
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Full House v. Quads

What are the odds of getting quadded when you have the highest full house on the table? I would reckon it's very rare, but I have done it once to an opponent.
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5answers
762 views

The right bluff frequency

In the book of Bill Chen, "The mathematics of poker", there is a formula to calculate the right frequency of a bluff action. The formula has been calculated in a simplified version of poker. Even ...
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1answer
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It was called “Shimoka Man”

Many years ago I played a great game but I'm very fuzzy on the details. It went something like this... Deven-card game. Each player gets three cards face down. First player is dealt one card face up, ...
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4answers
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What app for tracking sessions on iPhone?

I'm looking for a good application for tracking my poker sessions on iPhone. More specifically, I want to track the result of my sessions and get various stats like total profit, hour rate etc. What ...
3
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3answers
776 views

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 ...
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0answers
31 views

a name of the pokerlike game

I am looking for some information about a pokerlike game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and and bets are related to the average number calculated for all not dealt ...
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6answers
241 views

Should I have shoved all in on this flop?

This happened in a $1/$2 NL game. The player on the button raised to $6. 3 others call, including me with 3♥5♥. The flop is K35 (different suits). Everyone checks to the button who bets ...
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4answers
145 views

Playing 99 in early position

In an answer I got a comment who would not play 99 in early position My reaction is I would not Assume 8 handed and early position is UTG or UTG+1 Do you play 99 and in early position and if so ...
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3answers
562 views

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. ...
2
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1answer
109 views

Avg equity on flop vs range

I'd like to calculate the average of the equities on the flop in Texas Holdem for a particular starting hand vs. particular ranges. PokerStove can nicely do this except that it calculates the equities ...
5
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2answers
285 views

Aces cracked promotion, good for the collective or good for the individual dilemma?

I was reading this related question How to maximize expectation with pocket aces and an Aces Cracked bonus running. While I do not like Aces cracked promotions, when you find one you should play ...
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1answer
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Questionable Tournament Rule With Two Players Left

I have never heard this rule before but my cousin swore it is real: When a Texas Hold Em Tournament is down to only two players, each player is dealt their first two cards. If one of the players goes ...
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2answers
72 views

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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1answer
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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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Dealing with the desire to play weak hands

When I am winning, I tend to play correct hands and fold weak ones. But when I am starting to lose a little or even stay even for some time, I tend to play very weak hands and accordingly lose even ...
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2answers
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Full House..highest trip or card?

Eg: if player 1 has 444 full of AA and player 2 has 888 and 44 , which is best hand , highest card or highest trips ?
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2answers
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2answers
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Squeeze Play - What and How [closed]

What is a squeeze play? When and how do you execute it?
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1answer
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Anyone heard of this game?

We play a poker game called 'bastard' you get 3 cards, face down and three cards are face up on table. You make the best hand using only 3 cards. You either keep your hand, play what's on the table ...
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2answers
151 views

What are the odds of a at least a certain amount of aces being dealt depending on the number of players?

I'm interested to know what the odds are of at least a certain amount of aces being dealt anywhere, depending on the amount of players. Zero Aces | At least 1 Ace | At least 2 Aces | At ...
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1answer
48 views

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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1answer
72 views

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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7answers
2k views

In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?

This can be seen in virtually any televised poker game: only when it's their turn do the players look at their cards. Why don't they look at them immediately after the dealer gave them ? Yes, you ...
2
votes
2answers
487 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
100 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
109 views

Value of Speculative Hands

I was wondering how the value of speculative hands changes depending on player texture. For example let's say we have a hand like 89s or maybe 44. If you're mid position, the typical thing to do is ...
3
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8answers
13k views

Real money poker on Android?

Are there any apps available on Android on which you can play real money Poker? :D I only found this one: http://www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/android.htm Has anyone used it?
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1answer
99 views

using poker bots and top poker bots

I am really interested in using pokerbots and I would like to know how advanced is poker bot technology nowadays. And which are the top poker bots at the moment?
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3answers
2k views

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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1answer
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Five cards rule and “kicker” in flush [duplicate]

Scenario: My hand: A3 Villain: KQ Flop: J76 Maybe a stupid question: considering all cards with same suit, my ace wins the pot or other higher cards can affect the result?
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3answers
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Ask for the size of the pot

I sometimes lose count of the pot size. At a live game can you ask other players for the size of the pot or is that considered coaching? So far what I have found here: Asking for help ...
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1answer
647 views

MTT — math point of view

Preface First of all I want to say, that I am not familiar with poker games other than No Limit Texas Hold'em. However, my theory should be extended to a wide class of MTT games. The information ...
15
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5answers
651 views

How to detect tells online?

I know there ara some tips to detect tells while playing live, but how can you do it while playing poker online? What should I look for?
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2answers
131 views

Aggression vs cheap flop

This question relates to pre-flop play and is aside from the obvious point of being more aggressive the later your position. Let's say we're 6 handed and UTG raises to 2BB and I (sat next to ...
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0answers
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Spin and Go Strategy [closed]

I'd like to discuss strategy for Spin & Go. I'm sure all of you that play online have come across it; 3-handed turbo, 500 starting chips, blinds start at 10/20, go up every 2-3 mins. At the ...
4
votes
2answers
337 views

Fictitious play for multiway hand in push or fold regime

I know the theory behind the push or fold in heads up (Is well explained in The mathematics of poker of Chen & Ankenman). I know that exists software (e.g. ICM trainer) that computes the push or ...
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4answers
163 views

Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

I faced a situation the other day where in a 4-handed final table in a small stake Texas No limit holdem live tournament. I honestly can't remember the action 100% but it was more or less in the ...
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10answers
4k views

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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2answers
95 views

Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
3
votes
4answers
199 views

Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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vote
4answers
154 views

Bet size according to the chances, is it a correct approach?

Given a flush drawer and two same color cards on the flop in this example, I would have ~33% chance to get the flush on the turn or river. If there's a 160 chip pot, I bet 60, always about 33%. Does ...

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