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SNG $0.25, Trip aces with weak kicker on River

Hand: 5♥ A♠ Hero Stack: t3010 (100 blinds) Villain Stack: t3920 (130 blinds) Blinds: 15/30 (early stage) Board: 9⋄ A♥ 4♠ 3♥ A⋄ I was in ...
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What are some good smartphone apps to help dealing with tilt?

Are there any apps for iPhone or Android that help dealing with tilt or when you feel you start getting negative emotionally? I was thinking maybe that the app Mindfulness or such meditative apps ...
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Full House vs. 2xThree of a Kind Texas Holdem

I have the following constellation: Player 1 has a full house, and player 2 has 2 three of a kind. I'm aware that because of the five card rule, player 2 also has a full house. But the question is, ...
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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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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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Formula not checking out under certain conditions

According to wikpedia, you're call as a percentage of the entire pot should be less than the percentage you hit draws that would allow you to definitely win. let d = the percentage you hit one of ...
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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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What is the best approach to playing against an aggressive player?

I often play against colleagues and friends in home games, but some of them are very agressive and seem to be constantly trying to steal the pot and scare other players off. Are there any rules that ...
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How can I view the list of available games on Poker Stars?

I am in the USA and only have access to PokerStars.net which is for play-money chips. Is there a way for me to view the available list of current cash games on pokerstars.com (the real-money site)? I ...
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Odds of three people at a 9 ring game having the same hole cards

I was just wondering what the odds are of three people at a 9 ring game having the same hole cards. Played a hand today online where the pot split 3 ways and each player held j9. I don't remember ever ...
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Meaning of throwing or motioning with a card protector

What does it mean when a player throws his card protector to the center of the table when the action is on him during a tournament? Can this mean more than one thing?
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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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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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Who wins this game of high low Hurricane with wilds?

In a game of high low Hurricane with deuces and 2 jokers wild, who wins between one player with Ace joker and the other deuce deuce? Here are the rules we were going by: Players must declare ...
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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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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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How to play a straight or flush when the board pairs

I am writing a poker game where you play against 5 bots and I just can't get my head around playing straights and flushes. They are solid hands but you can get stacked by a boat or higher. If ...
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Is there CAD table on pokerstars?

I have deposit CAD money on pokerstars and I have set my default and prefered currency to CAD. However, I can't join anygame because it's say I have to convert my money to USD, Pound, EURO. I fear I ...
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How to improve your heads up game

I play a lot of texas hold'em with colleagues & friends. We have our own little league going. Whilst I have won quite a few times, I still find myself struggling when going heads up. It's my main ...
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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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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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Reasoning behind assumptions in Independent Chip Model

The Independent Chip Model is a model that output's a player's overall equity in a tournament, given the stack sizes of players at the table. An assumption underlying the calculations in the model is ...
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How to mathematically calculate equity

I am wondering how to mathematically calculate equities in equity based poker variants( holdem, omaha, Stud ect).
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Raise/ Re-raise in No Limit Hold Em?

My confusion is simple. Please tell me if I am right in thinking the following things:- 1. In a 1/2 NL game, if the conversion factor is 2x ( w.r.t Big Blind), then a person can only raise (at least) ...
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Playing PokerStars from US

I'm curious how this is possible, do you have to live in Nevada? I hear chatter of pro players being seen in poker stars all the time, streamers who I'm pretty sure stream from the US playing on ...
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Flush in Texas holdem

How is it decided in Texas holdem which flush is higher, if the five highest cards in the flush are community cards and then each of the players has another card of the same suit, but lower than all ...
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When should I move up from Freeroll MTT's?

Theoretically, if I have been playing Free rollers for a month, and played in 250 of them, winning 3 and coming into the money in 50, how many more should I play before I move up to the next stake ...
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Re-entry vs Re-buy in multi table tournaments

Why do both players and operators prefer Re-entry to Re-buy in guaranteed multi table tournaments?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Two Pair - what beats what

In two pair - would a Queen Seven two pair, beat a queen three, two pair on the board. Is it both cards that count or, or just the highest card? I suppose the lowest card would not count in a two ...
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Cost Effective Ideas for Promoting a Poker Wiki?

I live in Las Vegas and I am tired of relying on message boards and directories to provide current information on Las Vegas poker rooms. So I have decided to create a non-commercial venture and create ...
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Pineapple open face chinese Initial layout

I've been practicing different layouts of hands trying to get better. I am unsure of the best setup for this starting hand: Q:hearts:Q:diamonds:J:diamonds:8:clubs:6:spades: I want to put the Queens ...
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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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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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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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What are best books for newbie, medium and advanced level players in order to learn no limit Texas Hold'em?

There are too much books about no limit Texas Hold'em. One can not read them all. There are some good books in this question. I would like to know more specific about which of them are good for ...
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What's considered an acceptable rake in tournaments?

What percentage would be considered an acceptable rake compared to the buyin? For instance, there is a local casino that runs a $40 buy in $25 dollar bounty and $15 dollar rake. To me, this seems ...
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Adjusting bet size based on table position

I am just wondering--would it be advantageous in a live tournament to alternate bet sizing in correlation with position if first to enter pot? For example: raise 4x BB in early position; raise 3x BB ...
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Is there a list of sites that generate pure random hands? [on hold]

Been playing poker long before online poker. Done very well in small tournies both locally and in Vegas. Moved onto the big pay sites years ago. Made money for sure but really never gambled enough ...
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Realistic Community Cards

I play online poker on a few sites and recently, I have marked that I'm actually getting a series of bad beats from some awful (ly "lucky") players. My question is what are the odds of following ...
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Is this normal? Below EV

Is it normal if I'm running 11.500 big blinds below EV in all-in pots over 700.000 hands? What are the chances for this to occur? My standard deviation BB/100 is about 100.
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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 ...

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