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If you could design your own poker tools what would they look like?

I've been working on my game more & more an enjoying the process. I'm also a software engineer by trade and got to thinking: if you could design your own poker training tools, what would they look ...
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2answers
114 views

Odds of 2 pair running into trips on a paired board

Whenever I have 2 pair with one of them on the board, I get awfully edgy about my 2 pair, and I don't know how justified this is number-wise. Say for example I'm heads up with 5 k and the board is 5 ...
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2answers
78 views

Going with maximum chips (max stack strategy)

I always go in with minimum buy in at tables which have huge blinds for me (for eg: I got 1m..then I will go to the maximum buy in table I can find (400k-4m) and buy in for minimum chips (400k)) but ...
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1answer
600 views

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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2answers
414 views

Check Raise vs Donk Bet

I am confused. What is the EV difference between a donk bet and a check raise? In which cases is it better to be donk betting and in which cases is it better to check raise?
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4answers
212 views

Are there times when your bets are more important than your cards at poker?

I heard about some players will bet without considering the cards they hold in poker. Can this be true? That is, can they soundly bet against their opponents' cards if they sense weakness and still ...
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2answers
326 views

How to Calculate Hand Odds in Texas Hold'em [closed]

What resources are available for mastering how to calculate current-hand odds in Texas Hold'em? ...books, websites, computer or phone apps are all helpful. Note: On the iPhone I have found the ...
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2answers
55 views

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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1answer
52 views

What are practical differences between 8-max and 9-max tournaments?

Most online poker sites offer specialized tournaments with 8 players vs 9 players on a table, and some people have been advocating 8-max for live games as well. For 6 max, the difference is pretty ...
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1answer
61 views

A pair versus “suited” overcards

Apparently when a pair goes against over cards it's known as a race because the odds are roughly even. What if the over-cards are suited? On average, how does that affect the odds?
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1answer
51 views

Hold'em hybrid dealing

There's an interesting Greek poker game with community cards called the "double Cuckoo bird", which consists of three hole cards and five community cards, therefore resembling "Hold'em" games. All ...
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1answer
20 views

Odd for drawing an 8 in 5 card stud

At my weekly poker game two friends argued about the odds of drawing an 8 in 5 card stud, where 8s were wild. It seems like after research it would be about 34% but wanted to get! a second opinion. ...
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2answers
81 views

Multiple Table Online Play

When playing online, I have tried a few sessions of 9 or 6 player SnG where I will join about 10 - 15 tournaments at the same time. It's hard to keep up and sometimes I even get sat out (could be a ...
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1answer
70 views

Can I use the board's cards to have the best kicker?

I have 9,6. He has 9,7. The board is 4,4,10,9,3; suits don't matter for this hand. Is this a split pot using two pair, 4s and 9s with the 10 on the board as the best kicker for both of us? Or does he ...
0
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1answer
165 views

Are penny tables worth the trouble

While penny tables are seen as comparatively low risk - is this really the case? Looking at my bankroll, there is a clear bell curve where I am less successful at lower and higher stakes but better ...
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1answer
44 views

Poker Ready Reckoner

This is a table with Card 1 along the top and Card 2 top to bottom on the left. When you are dealt a particular hand, you can make notes in the appropriate box. Does anyone do this?
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3answers
114 views

Bad Experiences with Online Poker Sites [closed]

I am doing a survey of online poker sites, and I want to know if anyone has any particularly bad experiences with any of them, refusing refunds, continual crashes, or anything else.
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1answer
250 views

Probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts

So I've been trying to figure out the probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts. And I'm a little confused on how exactly it will work out. Essentially, I think that having some sort of straight ...
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1answer
115 views

5card Jacks or better

In a game of "jacks or better" to open, player A opens. He draws one card, then declares a win with a pair of sixes and a pair of threes. since he could have drawn one of the pairs, is his hand a ...
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1answer
45 views

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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2answers
265 views

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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0answers
32 views

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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0answers
24 views

Any feedback on PokerGoodBeat?

I'm considering to buy myself a license for PokerGoodBeat but, before investing, I would be very much interested in any feedback: is their "measure of poker luck" really working? Also, the tool seems ...
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1answer
66 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 ...
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0answers
23 views

Out, how do you calculate them? [duplicate]

What are outs and how do I calculate them? I have heard this term tossed around by the big boys but I don't full under stand it. Is this the right place to ask? Anyway it would be nice to get a ...
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1answer
57 views

Two playes have same straight but one has two cards of it in hand [duplicate]

Table cards: 5:spades:6:hearts:7:spades:8:hearts:2:spades: P1 hand: 9:hearts: 6:spades: P2 hand: 9:diamonds: 3:spades: Both players have the same straight. Is this a split? Or does P1 win because ...
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1answer
18 views

All in situation with side pot [duplicate]

Following situation: Player 1: 100$ Player 2: 100$ Playe 3: 50$ Player 1 makes "all in" - all other players call. So I guess it's main pot: 150$ Side pot (for p1 and p2): 100$ Player 3 wins. ...
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1answer
171 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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2answers
83 views

Choice of hands, would you choose 8/9 or 7/J

The title says it all really. Both are either suited or not, so it's a fair call. The slight bias with the Jack (you were expecting 7/10 hey?) is intentional. If the range was shifted up/down, would ...
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1answer
71 views

How long does it usually take for an online tournament to start?

I registered for my first online tournament at FullTilt about half an hour ago. The tournament has the following structure: 4$ buy-in, 4 placed paid and starting when 18 people have registered. ...
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5answers
199 views

Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?

Immagine the situation: Texas Holdem, No Limit. 5 players at the table. At some point in the betting, Player 3 makes a raise and suddenly leaves the table. So, betting may looks like this: Player 1 ...
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2answers
50 views

Why this pot is split? [duplicate]

Beside the flush, the bigger pair doesn`t count here ?
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3answers
60 views

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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1answer
80 views

What are the odds of winning a tournament?

If a tournament has X number of players. What are the odds of winning the tournament?
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1answer
55 views

Have a question about texas holdm questions [closed]

if the table has Q9922 and there are three players playing. P1= 10 6 p2= 10 8 p3= 6 5 who takes the pot..
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1answer
118 views

Texas Hold'em and pocket ace

What are the overall chances that a single pocket ace in texas hold'em will be the winning hand, regardless of the other card?
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1answer
113 views

Who won in this scenario? Both players have a pair

Me and a couple friends were playing poker and me and one of my friends had a pair. She had a pair in her hands and I had a pair using one of the cards from the flop. She had a Pair Of Q's, I had a ...
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votes
1answer
80 views

current tournament position on pokerstars mobile

I'm playing a tournament on a tablet on pokerstars app and I can't see which is my current tournament position. Is there any way to get that information? On PC version is displayed on upper right ...
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votes
1answer
52 views

Kill game, how does it change your starting hand value?

Generally when a pot is killed tight games get tighter, and loose games get looser, I really do not know what people are thinking in kill pots. Does position become more important? Should you play ...
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1answer
112 views

Play every hand or not

in a tournament where the level increases approximately every 5 minutes, do i have more chances winning by: playing as many hands as possible, and fold after the flop if I have nothing calling just ...
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votes
2answers
120 views

Are both a straight and a full-house possible on the same flop? [closed]

I have been playing poker on pokerstar.net, and for several occasions, there have been a straight flush and a full house on the same flop/game, I just think that this is an impossibility. Just what ...
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1answer
62 views

Split staight between players [closed]

i need some help there were on the table staight - 8,9,10,J,Q i had J and Q and the other player had 7 and A is this split ? thanks
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votes
1answer
67 views

Is playing safer poker, safer? [closed]

I'm amazed at the consistency that playing safer poker backfires. Is playing a low initial bet and waiting to see the 3 cards unfold before judging what to do, rather than playing a more aggressive ...
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votes
3answers
205 views

Do I need to change my tactics playing pocket rockets (AA) to maximize their potential? [closed]

When playing AA to maximize the potential return, I tend to bet a lot pre flop but that often leads to just stealing the blinds. Given this fact, should I limp and reraise if I can, given that I've ...
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votes
1answer
54 views

If there are no random numbers

how are Poker hands decided? Or perhaps you believe in true chaos like these people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chaos_theorists
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votes
1answer
61 views

Why in online games do cards belonging to players sat out remain live until a response to a bet or raise is required [closed]

Surely as a replication of live play if the player is not at the table cards should be dead when first card dealt.
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votes
3answers
215 views

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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1answer
171 views

Does a poker party always end with one player winning all the chips? [closed]

I've seen some guys playing Texas Hold 'em and each time it ends with one of them taking all the chips on the table. Does it always work that way, or are there some limits?
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votes
1answer
101 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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