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How do you trust on the online poker site when playing online?

How can you be sure when playing online that some other player is not a site employee that can see the cards of every player?
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1answer
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What is the best way to play online tounaments?

Most people say they play in a normal style waiting for premium hands and see how it goes. But I have found out that in online poker tournaments when at least 2-3 people are all-in making crazy calls ...
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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 are side pots built?

While playing online, in a lot of situations side pots are built. This happens if one or more players goes all-in but I can't figure out the rules on which these side pots are built. The only thing I ...
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1answer
87 views

Legality of Bovada and online poker moving forward in the U.S

I have been starting to get into playing games of poker with some friends once a week. When looking to increase my skill they recommended Bovada.lv, as it will ensure that players will take it more ...
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1answer
27 views

Text Based Poker Game

Any text based poker games out there? I'm at work with absolutely nothing to do right now, but I don't want to look like a slacker.
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1answer
65 views

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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115 views

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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1answer
57 views

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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1answer
27 views

When do you feel its time to take your chips and go home?

When do you feel its time to take your chips and go home? We should identify when we are playing bad but what about chip size? I made $615 in 45 minutes 2 nights ago on 2/3 live in Sydney Australia. ...
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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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1answer
242 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 ...
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1answer
133 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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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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0answers
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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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1answer
35 views

Eliminating two players from a four-hand hold'em play

A four-person hand, say Alice (Button), Bob (SB), Carol (BB) and David, ends with Bob and Carol eliminated. Who will have the button in the next hand and how blinds will be posted among Alice and ...
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How to choose new dealer when some new players have joined and some previous players have left the table?

Suppose these are the players on a table on which a game has just finished. A1 B2 C3 D4 [E5] F6 [E5] was the dealer. But now [D4] [E5] [F6] left, and [G7] [H8] joined. A1 B2 C3 __ [__] __ {G7} ...
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Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?

You are at an eight-handed table in 5 card draw. A tight player opens in first seat, and his reputation is that he would not open in that position with less than a pair of aces, or queens up. Several ...
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1answer
86 views

“Waiting for a better spot” in tournaments

When watching instruction videos or reading online discussions, you often read about the concept of "waiting for a better spot". The player often mentions that they have an "edge over the field" and ...
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2answers
72 views

How many ways to shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards?

Most likely you've had a situation, where you look down at your pocket cards, and they're exactly the same as the hand before. If they're junk, you suspect that the dealer is being lazy and didn't ...
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1answer
109 views

Texas Holdem Scenario… Is this possible?

I flop the nuts – on the turn I made the best possible straight flush but am drawing dead. a. What does the board look like? b. What are my hole cards? c. What does my opponent hold?
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3answers
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who wins if everyone has a pair

I've been playing poker with friends and by the end of the play when all 5 cards are face up, everyone reveals their hand but only one of their cards matches the table, who is the winner? Table ...
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247 views

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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1answer
419 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 ...
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Does the “top 5 cards” rule apply to a flush?

Okay, so the scenario is: 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ T♥ and 3♠ on the table Alice has a 5♥ Bob has a 4♥ Who wins? Both of them have a flush to 10, right? Does the sum of the entire 5 cards count in this case?
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PFR (preflop raise) statistics calculation with raise + 4bet in one single hand

Say you have played only 3 hands. 1 of them was when you were SB 1 of them was when you were BB 1 of them was when you were at Button You folded when you were SB and BB. It was only when you were ...
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1answer
28 views

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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0answers
21 views

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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2answers
43 views

Re Raise question

Last night our game of 1/2 had this happen First bet of $3 and then I bet $7. The next player bet $11 and was told he had to bet $14. Could he have bet the $11 I still don't know what his minimum ...
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2answers
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22-66 versus AK, AQ - how to avoid coinflips?

Would you shove with a small pair against AK, AQ (suited or not)? If yes at which stage of a tournament? Is it actually possible to avoid coin-flips?
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1answer
77 views

What is more profitable in a long run: cash games or tournaments?

I am a big fan of tournaments, but more often win in cash games than in tournaments. Cash games look to me more as games of skills compared to tournaments where people because of the large blind sizes ...
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2answers
97 views

How should I approach a zoom game where it feels like opponents always seem to flop better hands (big raises)

I have been trying to grind up the 0,01/0,02 NL zoom tables for a while and when I am losing money, it always seems like opponents bet every single flop big. This also goes for pre-flop play where I ...
3
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3answers
301 views

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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2answers
45 views

NL Hold Em coming into the blind

In a cash game. The button is on seat 10, seat 1 is the small blind and seat 2 is the big blind. Both seat 2 and seat 3 bust out and are not rebuying into the game. Only 1 player is coming to sit ...
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2answers
72 views

Pair of Jacks at the final table

Shall I shove with a medium stack close to a big money? I have a pair of Jacks at the UTG. Any thoughts in regard of that?
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2answers
104 views

Best zoom poker bot strategy

I'm currently developing a poker bot that plays online by itself in zoom poker and I'm looking at optimising the strategy. So far I've noticed that setting an investment limit based on equity is ...
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2answers
103 views

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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0answers
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Video poker RTP

This site shows that using a 'simple' strategy or an 'optimal' strategy in Jacks Or Better fullpay video poker results in 99% return-to-player (RTP). RTP is defined as the fraction of money won to ...
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0answers
25 views

Why does “The Pechanga Coalition” have a voice in California Online Poker Politics?

So I've been trying to figure this out for weeks and I can't find the answer anywhere. No one brings this up, and maybe I'm just ignorant of how the political system works and it's perfectly ...
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1answer
33 views

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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1answer
25 views

How are cards dealt when you get Fantasy Land in OFC?

I know that one card at a time, starting from the left of the button, is dealt out for the first 5 cards in OFC. However, how are cards dealt if someone gets Fantasy Land (FL)? (assuming heads-up ...
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2answers
469 views

Best way to play poker online for playchips

I got hooked to holdem poker on fulltiltpoker.com a few years back. They were shutdown for some financial irregularities. Since then I've been playing on facebook with zynga poker but it's not that ...
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2answers
82 views

Ideal bet size based on EV

I'm trying to determine what the ideal bet size is on strong hands. I do understand the concept of EV. So I can calculate what the maximum bet size is with a positive EV. However, that would be too ...
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2answers
94 views

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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2answers
72 views

exact same card back to back to back

What are the odds of getting the same card, example 2 of clubs, back to back to back three hands in a row. It seems to always happen when dealers are tired at the poker house where I play. Yes it ...
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3answers
4k views

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 ...
3
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3answers
671 views

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 ...
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0answers
68 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 ...
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2answers
192 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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1answer
103 views

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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