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What to do when I have a bad hand and everybody is checking?

I am very much a beginner and usually play low stakes limit texas hold'em with my beginner friends. I try to play a tight and aggressive style, like is suggested for beginners, which works well ...
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What benefits would there be for a site to be rigged

We keep being told that there is no benefit for sites to rig the deal. However, on further analysis, is this really true? If you had a fantastic hand, you're more likely to ram and jam thereby ...
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170 views

Number of game tree nodes in HU

Is there a formula to calculate every possible betting/checking outcome in Heads Up situations at a given depth (stack/BB)?
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Where do you get poker videos?

I would like to watch Big One For One Drop 2014. I would like to get all the videos if possible but I am not sure where to get those. Tried to search with no luck
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336 views

how does zynga poker works

I know some rules of normal Texas Hold'em (I am a beginner of poker), but what I don't understand is the rules of zynga poker on facebook. It's absolutely normal there, that people with worse ...
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119 views

What is the best TH Poker Strategy (Math Based)? [closed]

What is the best Texas Hold'em Poker Strategy, that has been mathematically well justified? And what's it's mathematical proof?
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107 views

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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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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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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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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Joint, conditional, and value-dependent probabilities (in… poker)

This is a continuation of this question/answer and intentionally wanted to make it a separate topic. It is required to read that topic first before attempting to read this one. What is joint ...
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What do these action abbreviations mean?

I'm looking at some hands on Poker Tracker. What are the meanings of the following values in the "PF Act", "F Act", "T Act", "R Act" columns? C B XC F R CCF RF
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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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150+15 live early with TP+FD

Early stage €150+15 live. 9-handed, blinds 40/80, most players are still at their starting stack of 10,000. Hero has QcJc in small blind. UTG limps UTG+2 raises to 320. UTG+3 calls BTN calls Hero (...
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Betting rounds in heads-up Texas holdem?

I know that how betting works. Preflop, player on left of dealer pays SB and on his left BB, and on left of BB starts betting. And after flop, Player on left of dealer starts first. But if only two ...
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How to play top pair with flush draw on the flop?

I have recently joined to a new table .01/.02 so I have no stats regarding the players 4 players, every one has 50BB (maximum buy-in) I am on the button position with J♠T♥. Preflop: ...
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Rockets in the BB position, 6 handed, table folds

Obviously, this is a dead rubber - but how statistically relevant is it? How much more likely is this to happen than say, 72o? If this regularly happens in a session with your monster hands, how ...
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109 views

Most Profitable Online Stakes

I think I'm comfortable enough with poker now to start investing my money into online games with the aim of having a slow trickle of money coming in (over time). What are good stakes for me to play at?...
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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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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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Advanced Poker Calculator

Does anyone know of an advanced poker calculator for Windows? Or for Universal Windows Platform (runs on Windows and smart phone)? I found this for Mac Poker Cruncher. I am looking for a tool ...
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How to recognize a straight draw?

I'm a poker neophyte (texas hold'em), and I have a horrific blind spot for seeing straight draws on the table. I'm constantly taken by surprise by a straight I didn't even recognize was in the offing....
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Do you have show your cards at end of Texas hold'em hand if asked by person who won?

So after the river card is turned and bets are made with a call from player 2 to player 1. Player 1 shows the cards and presents the winning hand. Player 2, who called the pot then says you win and ...
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Is there a list of sites that generate pure random hands? [closed]

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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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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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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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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111 views

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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51 views

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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199 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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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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