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Should I call overbet shove with top pair

Context: $1.50 SNG started with 9 players starting stack: 1500 chips 8 players left Blinds: 15/30, ante 4 Preflop: CO calls 30 D folds SB calls BB checks with Q♣ 4♣ Pot is 122 ...
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Why is Royal Flush ever listed separately from Straight Flush?

Many sources (including here, here, here, and here) explicitly list Royal Flush as the highest poker hand. This seems unnecessary - it's the highest hand anyway as the highest Straight Flush. When ...
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What is meant by “protecting” your hand and when do you want to try to do it?

In this hand there are three players to the flop. The flop is 9♥ J♥ T♦ and the player in position hits a set and raises the middle player. The commentator has this to say about ...
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Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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568 views

Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?

Currently I am keeping points for my home tourney by assigning the following points: 1 point for play 1 point for each player knocked out before you 1 point for cashing 1 point for heads up 1 point ...
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Is playing online poker with multiple accounts an advantage?

Online poker venues normally forbid this behavior, and use heuristics to spot cheaters. However, I wonder whether it is really an advantage to sit on a table using multiple accounts. Wouldn't that ...
2
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4answers
106 views

Calling to lure players into the pot

Lets say you are sitting on Aces and want to play. How good is it to call instead of to raise as to get more money into the pot? Could this be called a double bluff?
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Zoom NL5: checking second nut flush on turn?

Cut off in this hand has supernova VIP. (Don't know why he is playing these limits). No previous history with this player. Blinds are 0.02/0.05. 6 max zoom table. Folds to the Cut off who makes ...
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39 views

Side pot with fold

Player A all in for 40 Player B raise to 80 Player C raise to 200 Player B fold Player A wins hand Player A would get 120 ? Player C would get 200 ? Just checking? Is there some weird logic ...
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0answers
25 views

3 card texas-hold-em hand [duplicate]

texas-hold-em 9 players, at the river we are headsup #1 has three cards QD,JD.9H #2 has AS,10C board JH,8S,2D,4H, and 3C, #2 is the winner yes?
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Fold in preflop but could win with a flush. How to deal in this situation?

In a poker game (Texas Hold'em) I've come in a situation that a player go all in before the flop. I've got 4♠ and 2♦ and I've fold to save my money. I've read How to deal with people who ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Can people remember the cards that are played?

In many movies, some people remember the cards that are played in poker games. Is this possible to remember all the cards to predict next 10 or 20 hands? If yes, how and is it allowed to do that in ...
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Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?

Standard odds calculation assumes that all unseen cards are still in the deck. For instance for a flush draw with two suited cards showing on the board, we assume 9 outs.(13-2 hole cards-2 on the ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

All the times, before you sit on a table in online playing portal you are asked " click post to BB" to play fast. why should I click on that button showing post to big blind option?
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1answer
90 views

Feature In A Poker Game

I am going to build a stand alone (not web) poker game / training tool where you play against 5 bots for a 6 player SNG format. Will put in one fish, one rock, and 3 GTO based bots that have slightly ...
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2answers
80 views

Collusion in real life poker games

How can casinos/players curb/spot collusion between a group of player (i.e. playing as a team in the same table)?
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77 views

Second J on turn lower the chance that

When playing against opponent, the board comes for example J99, on turn is another J, then we assume that the opponent has lower chance he's holding J because it came also on turn so he probably ...
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83 views

Poker Calculator

How would one go about writing a poker calculator? Plug in 1-X starting hands then return the percentage of wins.
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127 views

equity issue with equity calculator software

sorry for what is likely a straightforward question but when using equilab I see the following: my hand: 8♥8⋄ board (flop+turn): 6♥8♣Q♣K⋄ If I calculate ...
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91 views

How to calculate SNG push/fold range using JAVA/C++?

Is there an open source code somewhere? Any good source to learn the math of push/fold strategy in SNG so I can code it myself?
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1answer
104 views

How good is it to call when you have no money in the pot?

If you are staring at a pair but it is not your chance to open the pot should you call? If you are staring at a pair of nines for example. What is some common rules of thumbs for being risk averse ...
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1answer
45 views

Pot Odds/Equity, percentage and ratio method [duplicate]

Ratio method: I compare reward to risk (Rew:Risk) e.g. 3 To 1 (that might be 90 : 30, I refer to 30 as a constant later just for this example) My odds of hitting a hand is 33 %, hence 2 To 1 hand ...
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1answer
39 views

7 card no peek rules

7 card no peek game. Down to the last 2 players. Trips are showing, next player must beat trips. He turns over a full house. He goes to bet, but player with trips is out of money, but still has cards ...
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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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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
92 views

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
57 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 ...
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398 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 them....
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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 ...
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2k views

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, ...
2
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4answers
125 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
103 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
53 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. ...
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1answer
64 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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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 ...
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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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74 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 ...
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185 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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48 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
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1answer
100 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 ...
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3answers
79 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 ...
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3answers
516 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 4&...
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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?
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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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153 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.
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1answer
198 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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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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241 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 ...
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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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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

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