# All Questions

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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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### 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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### Is my pair better than my opponent's pair?

I have a pair of eights in my hand and my opponent has a Jack and a Queen in her hand. If a Jack turned up on the flop, does my pair of eights still win ?
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### Storing Bankroll On Poker Site(s)

Is it a good idea to store your money and winnings on a poker site? I was watching a little documentary about the Poker Black Friday thing in the US and somebody had quite a lot of money within their ...
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### Dealing with final table shovers

I've noticed this a few times (mostly on low stakes SNG games); when you get to the final table people start shoving, a lot! - It'll be every hand someone is shoving, it becomes the exception that a ...
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### Expanding my psychological game

Something happened in a tournament that made me think I can improve my game psychologically, so I'm looking for input. Setup: The hero in a live MTT, and had about 3x the initial stack size at a few ...
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### Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question

I'm using Poker Academy Pro 2.5 to spice my game a bit (I'm always playing 6-max). I have a consistent problem with top-pair hands; while I can leave them if I sense much resistance, I don't know what ...
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### Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values

I am reading about Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values. As I understand Odds, they are a way to compare how many times you win vs how many times you lost. For example flipping a coin gives you odds of ...
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### Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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### KK on small blind vs Calling Station

I play micro cash games, NL2, NL4, NL6. There are a lot of recreative players and calling stations, so, most of the time value bet is a must. I don't have the numbers now but the guy was playing ...
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### Simplified poker games

Is there a list of simplified poker games - preferably ones for which there is either a complete solution (ie the optimal strategy for all players is known) or at least some extensive analysis, either ...
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### Whose turn is it?

Is there a specific term for the player whose turn it is to act? I though it was UTG but found out UTG means something entirely else. So, is there a specific poker term for whomever is currently "...
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### Can you call when the pot odds don't favour you?

Say you're drawing to a made hand in a \$10-\$20 limit hold'em game and you have N outs. On the turn, one line of thought is that you should only call if the pot odds are in your favour, i.e. if there ...
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### When do you need to think more than 1 decision ahead in limit hold'em?

Say you're in a \$10-\$20 limit hold'em game holding A♥8♥ against a flop of K♥3♥6♣ so you have a nuts flush draw against an opponent who bet pre-flop, and has just bet ...
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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 ...
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### A2345 Straights permitted

Are A2345 Straights permitted? If so, where are they permitted/not permitted(full-tilt, pokerstars, wsop)? Edit: I can't find anywhere in the official WSOP rules where it says anything about it, the ...
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### What is a good (folding) poker table for home usage?

Every month I have a poker evening at my home with friends. Until now we played just on a common table (not poker table). Now I want buy something like a folding poker table. But I am not sure if ...
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### tracking software for Omaha Hi/Low

I was looking for a software like Holdem manager that will give me the same info for Omaha Hi/low, but couldn't find one. is there a good poker tracker or software for Omaha Hi/Low?
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### Hillbilly texan

2 players in the hand. Does a player have to show, expose his/her hand if, at the completion of the river and final betting the calling player makes the mistake of exposing their hand first. The ...
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### How to identify low sets against top pair top kicker? (Online Poker)

When I get busted it is because I did not identify that my opponent held a set and I thought my top pair with top kicker is best. I often run in situations where I held something like A♠K&...
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### When is Automatic Re-buy Triggered?

In online poker rooms, before I sit down on a table, the buy-in popup appears. One of the options is to automatically buy-in once I'm out or low on chips. The question I have is, does this feature ...
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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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### Hold'em Manager: Why resets HUD my stats on each table switch?

When I play MTT and have my tracking tool running with HUD it resets always the stats in the HUD as soon as I switch the table. Is this necessary or is there somewhere an option, that I didn't find ...
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### What is an open limp?

What is the difference between limping and an open limp? I know that when you just pay the bigblind on preflop it's called limping. But what is an open limp?
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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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### What happens (or is it possible) when there's sidepots that have no players competing for them?

I'm wondering let's say this situation: at the flop: (mainpot: 400) P1. All in 100 P2. All in 50 P3. Rise 200 P4. Call 200 If I'm right, that would give us: Mainpot: (400 + (50*4))-> p1,p2,p3,...
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### When is the true end of round (pre-flop, flop, turn, or river)?

What I would like to know is, on hold'em, lets say, 4 players: P1. Check on 100 P2. Call on 100 P3. Rise 200 P4. Fold My question is, after P4 folds, do P1 and P2 need to "Call/Rise/Fold" to match ...
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### Are sidepots created at each turn, or at the end of the round? [duplicate]

Im wondering, in hold'em, when sidepots are created/calculated, is it at the end of each player's turn or at the end of the round? thanks!
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### What is the best poker tracker/software?

I'm looking for a good poker tracker to improve my game. I found already this old article at the 2+2 forum from 2010: Hand HQ Best Supplemental Program Website: www.handhq.com Price:...
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### Poker program that tells you the best-known multistrategy in limit hold'em

Following up on an article I read in the NY Times I've learned that the best limit hold'em bots are better than the best humans. My understanding is that for each game state they reach these bots must ...
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### Do I have to show my hand in an “All-In” situation?

This question is concerning Texas Hold'Em rules. If my opponent goes "All-In" and I call with more chips than he does, do I immediately show my cards? During a recent game, my opponent called "All-...
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### HU EV facing an open shove from sb with ~10bb

This is my first post, I'm looking to find out what the EV of calling this shove is. I've been reading Will Tipton's Expert HUNL book and I'm not really sure what to do when calculating the EV of ...
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### Total Money vs Money Invested In Current Game

What are the correct poker terms for total money that you have, combining all the money from all the tables plus any and all money you don't have invested on any table money invested on current ...
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### How to use (or not use) Chen formula valuation in different scenarios?

Let's say that using Chen's formula and a bit of practice one calculates the score of his hand preflop very quickly when playing. The problem is that I'm sure you shouldn't act in the same way in ...
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### Final Table of Tournament - Hand History Example

I was recently at the final table of a 40 person freeze out tourny and wonder if I played the following right. Background: When this hand came up I was 3rd in chips out of 8 players on a final table. ...
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### Is “open-face” Chinese poker really about skill?

I've been playing this a lot recently, and it seems I can only win if I get lucky with long-odds strategies. If I plod along with the odds I go down in flames. Are there better strategies available?
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### What is a final table simulation?

I sometimes hear the term "final table simulation" when it comes to the WSOP Main Event. What is it ? Why is it done ? How does it work ? Does it have the expected results ?
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### What, exactly, does it mean to play a hand?

Various online poker guides (for example, this one) talk about which preflop hands you should or shouldn't play from a given position, and all say basically the same thing. Basically, they group ...
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### Hold'em hand history with hero

I'm looking for a significant number of hold'em hands with hero as I'm doing some specific statistical analyses and having hole cards only when they are shown at showdown creates some significant bias ...
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### What does the Dealer button have to do with the dealer?

I've often wondered about this: why is the dealer button called the dealer button ? The player that is on the button is just that: a player; not a dealer. Maybe this name is because of historical ...
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### What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?

A "check raise" consists of a check (in early position) followed by a raise after a later position player bets. In my opinion, check-raising seems to be viewed in rather a pejorative way. I ...
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### Bet sizes in Limit Texas Hold'em in cases of a players all-in [duplicate]

I wonder what the valid bet sizes are in Limit Texas Hold'em in case of a players all-in. Consider the following example: 5/10 Limit Texas Hold'em game. Three players A, B and C. On the flop Player A ...
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### Bank Roll Management @ Multiple Tables

I'm curious, how do the basic rules of bankroll management apply to multi-table play? For example, I'm about to join a new poker site where I will be play 5cent/10cent NLH. Because I know the players ...
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### Chances of 5 way chop (flush board)

What is the exact probability that 5 players at a table will be dealt no clubs (or hearts or whatever) ? Happened to me when all 5 community were all clubs (2,3,5,K,9), thereby a 5 way chop.
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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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### The need of calculating EV?

I need to clear something myself on EV topic. I know that EV calculation is: EV = (Percentage of hit * Pot size) + -(Percentage of not hit * Call size) I might be wrong but isn't the following a ...
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### Do two A's beat a wheel straight? [closed]

Playing Hold'em poker and had a 10-J in hand, 9-Q-A on the table. Opponent held A-4 and won with a pair of A's. I thought I would win with the straight. Not so?
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### Holding pocket tens and flop in KQT suited in Texas Holdem 5 handed cash game

I played this hand that I thought was interesting, and wanted opinions on how I could have played it better. Texas Holdem with 5 players, sit-and-go cash game. Blinds are 2/4 and everyone has chip ...