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What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand?

What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand? Was there any proven information about fifth card of dead man's hand?
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4answers
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What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?

Suppose the following sequence of events occurs on the river: Alice, acting first, checks. Bob bets Alice calls Alice shows her hand without waiting for Bob (who, as the last aggressor, should show ...
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2answers
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Detailed explanation of ICM?

Most ICM's explanation just say: ICM converts the value of bla...bla...bla. Now let's get to the calculator. I need something detailed, because I want to try to program it. The best explanation that ...
2
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2answers
55 views

Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)

I am a new player, playing microstakes. I recently came across this problem. I started from the smallest blinds possible 0.01/0.02. I was a small winning player for a couple of days, then I started ...
5
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3answers
387 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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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...
5
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2answers
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How do I structure the blind levels of a tournament to run for a certain length (on average)?

I'm hosting a poker tournament with 10 people and want it to go on for 3-4 hours. I'm bringing a 500 piece poker set for the event (5 colors). What blind structure should I use for this? In general, ...
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4answers
118 views

When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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2answers
91 views

Rules when dealer flips river early

Texas Hold-em, betting after the turn had commenced, then the dealer accidentally flipped the river card before the final player acted. What is the proper procedure to remedy the situation (by rule, ...
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1answer
51 views

when there is two straits who win? [duplicate]

Me and my friends were playing a friendly poker game & we were in this doubt. my friend Markus had card 4,k & I had card 7,2 & on the deck there was 5,6,7,8,9 in this situation who wins. ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Two straights and a pair who wins? [duplicate]

We are new to playing poker. We played Texas holdem a few nights ago. Tow played got a straight. Player 1 J-7. Player 2 10-6. Normally we would have given it to player 1 for having a higher straight, ...
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5answers
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How good are the best poker bots?

What stakes are the best computer programmed bots currently capable of winning at? And is it considered cheating and is there ways to detect them? Bots will only get better, is this a problem for ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Probability in poker

In his book "The poker face of Wall Street", A.Brown wrote this: "If two hands have two different cards ten or higher, there is a 62% chance they share a card of the same rank. If two hands are ...
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1answer
73 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
166 views

How to determine the winning hands in poker?

It seems especially to newer players that what constitutes a winning hand, what the best five cards are, can be confusing. So exactly what hand is the winner and why does it win?
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1answer
44 views

Who wins the pot or will it be a Split? [duplicate]

ok so my mate has pocket 5s and I had J8, the cards on the board were KK8QQ who wins this or is it a split?? and explain why please
0
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1answer
55 views

When does a kicker count? [duplicate]

I like to play some friendly poker online sometimes and i often see the situation where a pair is on the table and people try to win with only a kicker. I know a kicker is valid when applied to only 1 ...
3
votes
3answers
77 views

How to play multi screen

I read a lot of articles about pokers and how to be a professional poker player. Most of them say that you have to start playing STT 9 handed, 4 or 6 tables simultaneously. I try to follow this tip ...
6
votes
3answers
497 views

Calculating Poker Outs

Hi this is probably going to seem like a dumb question but I don't fully understand how you calculate outs and feel I must be missing something. Say I have 2⋄ 2♣ and the flop is ...
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3answers
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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?
5
votes
3answers
750 views

How does a wild card (53rd) affect the odds of making the standard poker hands?

By standard poker hands I mean: high card one pair two pair three of a kind straight flush full house four of a kind straight flush EDIT: five of a kind I'm curious if the ranking of hands should ...
0
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2answers
107 views

Texas hold em raising

I'm quite new to the game and was wondering about raises. I have been told that someone cannot raise their own bet in a betting round, but can the initial better raise his own bet if there are only ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Full House and 4 of a Kind in the Same Hand [duplicate]

Texas Hold em - What are the odds of this happening? I had a Q full of 10s and lost to four 10s. It obviously was a bad beat because the 4th 10 was on the river, but I would like to know the percent ...
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1answer
149 views

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.
0
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1answer
195 views

Who wins at this hand below [duplicate]

If after the river the board shows 7 7 A 10 Q. Player 1 has Q and 10 in his hand. Player 2 Has A and 5 in his hand. Who wins?
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5answers
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What is the definition of a “redraw”?

Very simple question... When people talk about outs and card odds they often will something to the like of, "i have about 4 outs not counting redraws" - what defines a redraw? If it matters, I am ...
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3answers
233 views

Losing to higher flush

The game was cash no limit texas holdem. Here is a hand that I had today: Firstly, I have T♠J♠. The flop came 8♠9♠J. I made a minimum bet in order to put some value in the flop and also keep the ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

Set with a draws on the flop

Hero 8♠8♥ Let's say raised to 3BB from mid and had two callers (solid players that will bluff and lay down but nothing crazy) Everyone has 50+ BB Flop 8♣7♣T♥ ...
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2answers
64 views

4 to one suit one a hold em board?

Hi I am seeking help trying to figure out how often a hold em board could statistically have four to one suit. Ie 1 out 20 boards or 5 %, something along those lines if possible. Thank you in advance ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Bet sizing to get all their chips

Hero flops a hidden monster like full house or top trips on a dry board. Villain may think they are good. Your objective is to get villain to commit as many chips as possible. A few options: ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

Strategy for Tournaments without Antes

I played a tournament in the casino where weirdly enough there were no antes till the end of the tournament. It was my first time playing in a tournament like this. How to play tournaments with no ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Do i split the pot? [duplicate]

I was playin poker with some friends and I got the hand 8, Q And my frined had 8, J, Board was 5 7 6 4 K Do I win on higher card, or split?
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3answers
87 views

How to plan IP when having two pair?

I was playing the following game in NL2 6-max (max buy-in: 50BB): Preflop: MP: (50BB) limps CO: Hero (64BB): A♠2♥ raises 4BB SB: (175BB) calls MP folds Flop (10BB): ...
3
votes
4answers
802 views

How to play against a fish when having straight

I was playing recently the following game in 6max (max buy-in: 50BB) against a player quite often limping in (fish): Preflop MP, CO and BTN folds SB: Fish (85BB) limps BB: Hero (50BB) checks with ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

What's this difference in the pot?

I am trying to keep track of the pot for my calculations but there is a tiny difference I can't see that happens in 2% of the hands, can you help me to spot it? here I add a simple example: pot 0 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

missed deal after the 6th have been dealt (seven card stud)

After the 6th card is dealt (6 player, 3 have folded) the dealer mix in the dead cards and shuffle cards. Dealer forgot that we had 1 more card coming. What should happen now.
6
votes
3answers
775 views

Pot odds for chasing a flush against unknown opponent

Consider 2 scenarios, in which a flop has given you an approx. 33% chance of making an Ace high flush by the river. The pot size is currently 600 and there is 1 player remaining. It costs 200 to ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

All Players SItting Out

Is the dealer expected to stop dealing if all players at a table are sitting out? Does this behavior differ depending on the type of game? MTT / Ring Game / SnG?
3
votes
3answers
127 views

books or articles on methodically analyzing hand history

Are there any books out there that teaches you how to methodically go through you own hand history? looking less for theory, more on something that is more practical and instructive and maybe some ...
0
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1answer
73 views

Moving up limits. a bankroll problem?

I live in Las Vegas, and I am an excellent big blind limit player. I don't really care for no limit poker much, simply because limit is the game I understand best. Big blind limit games are simply ...
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vote
0answers
95 views

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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2answers
110 views

Rule for advancing the button when SB bust

If the SB bust, is it the button which advance or the big blind ?
44
votes
7answers
3k views

How to deal with people who randomly go all-in

In many free or low buy-in tournaments some people just goes all-in every time or bet too high for no reason. This is a bit annoying because it scares me a bit, but also it might be an opportunity I ...
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1answer
83 views

Can an ace be used at the bottom of a hand besides 5,4,3,2,A? [closed]

I have been told that an ace can be used at the bottom of a strait even if the lowest card is not a 2. Is this true? For example: 9,8,7,6,A...is this an actual poker hand?
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vote
2answers
77 views

Chips running out playing tight [closed]

I'm a poker beginner I use to play SNG 0.5 9Handed, 45Handed or 90 Handed and some micro tournaments. I've been studing poker throught the sites and almost all of them says that I have to play ...
9
votes
4answers
6k 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

River vs cards in hand [duplicate]

Ok I was playing a game of hold 'em with some friends and something similar to the following scenario came up: Hand 1: A,6 Hand 2: A,2 Table: 2,A,6,9,9 The question is: Does hand 1 win the pot or ...
2
votes
4answers
155 views

Short stack UTG action

$55 live tourney final table question I'm in a live tourney yesterday where re-enters are allowed up until first break. Final 8 players are paid, and I have 27000 in chips, eight at the table, final ...
2
votes
2answers
347 views

What is the probability of seeing a royal flush and a four of a kind in the same round with ten players?

We were wondering and concluded it is possible to have two players, one having a royal flush, the other having four of a kind, if there is a pair and three high cards on the table. But the situation ...

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