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How to play when you hit a straight

I was playing following hand recently: iPoker - €0.04 NL - Holdem - 4 players BTN: 78 BB (VPIP: 63.33, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30) SB: 42.25 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 9.09, 3Bet Preflop: ...
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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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8answers
3k views

Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands

We have this official rank of hands. I have a theory (which I do not know how to prove) that the number of players in a texas-hold-em table will affect the probability distribution of the hands. ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Probability Of Getting A Straight Flush Or Royal Flush When Holding QJs

Given that you are dealt the J♥ and Q♥, what is the probability that you will eventually make a straight flush or royal flush? Having these cards in your hand means that: 1). the only ...
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1answer
105 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
58 views

Re-raise multiple times with differing amounts?

I need this question answered. No limit Texas holdem. 4 players $1/$2 blinds, Pre-flop, Player 1 button, Player 2 small, Ect. Player 4 raises to $4 (minimum raise, blind + $2), player 1 then ...
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4answers
876 views

Finding leaks in your game

Having a sufficient number of hands recorder in your HUD, how am I supposed to find leaks in my game? What are the questions I have to answer in order to check my game? Which are the values of ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Why do some Texas Hold Em ring tables have an ante

I can understand what antes bring to a tourney, but why would you have them in regular cash games?
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79 views

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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1answer
155 views

MTT — math point of view

Preface First of all I want to say, that I am not familiar with poker games other than No Limit Texas Hold'em. However, my theory should be extended to a wide class of MTT games. The information ...
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2answers
113 views

Can I bet on who I think will win the hand at a casino?

Would I be allowed to say to my friend at the table "I bet 10 dollars that gentleman there wins this hand." Assuming that both of us are not currently in the hand. Is this rude? Is this legal?
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3answers
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All-in, pre-flop with AK… twice. Was that a bad decision?

I was playing against a player who was going all in almost every hand pre-flop. So after waiting until I had something that I thought could beat a random hand, I went all in with AKo. LOST to Qx. BUY ...
3
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4answers
116 views

Hands selection in a 6 table

I am trying to find any kind of cheat sheet that would guide me in which hands should I select to play in 6 players (Texas Hold'em) game. I believe it will be needed to play more hands, but I am lost ...
3
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5answers
1k views

A2345 Straights permitted

Are A2345 Straights permitted? If so, where are they permitted/not permitted(full-tilt, pokerstars, wsop)? Edit: I can't find anywhere in the official WSOP rules where it says anything about it, the ...
7
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1answer
72 views

Equity calculation

Flop = T♥ 7♥ 6♥ Player 1 = 4♠ 3♥ Player 2 = 5♥ 2♠ Whats the equity of Player 1 on this flop ? Equity calculators give it 43.54% (18.5% for tie and ...
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2answers
128 views

looking to see what card would have come

Whilst playing texas holdem, two players are left in a hand - one as the dealer, on the turn the other player bets, and the dealer folds meaning the other player has won the hand - but the dealer out ...
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1answer
44 views

Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

So I'm not very good at math, but I'm trying to improve. I'm trying to understand this calculation that I read in Wikipedia, But I find it to be confusing, I would appreciate a clarification. I ...
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2answers
52 views

High Card only count

How many 5 card poker hands only have a high card, i.e no pair, straight, flush, e.t.c? A breakdown of high cards would also be appreciated. I do know what is special about 23457 off-suited - any ...
2
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2answers
63 views

Can I create freemium chip-based poker software without licence?

I want to create poker software which will let players play with chips not real money, however they will be able to buy more chips if they wish to do so. Do I need to hold gambling licence for such ...
3
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2answers
107 views

What is the difference between limit and no limit starting hand rankings?

I'm reading David Sklansky's book on Hold'em Poker . It was written in a time when limit poker was much more common and so the advice was focused towards it. In his section on hand rankings, ...
6
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4answers
1k views

Is online poker safe?

I'm sure many of you remember the story of various poker websites being seized by the FBI back in 2011 (such as Full Tilt, Pokerstars etc.) and how the assets of many American players were frozen ...
2
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4answers
124 views

Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

Lets say that you have identified a shark at your table. He plays TAG by the books and has been consistently winning at a slow and steady pace. It is obvious that he has knowledge of poker and it can ...
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2answers
181 views

How to play bottom pair in middle position?

I was playing NLHE speed poker on microstakes. I had 6♥ 6⋄ in MP and I made a standard 3BB bet. Then the button called. The flop came J⋄7♠3♣. Made standard 50% pot ...
2
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2answers
167 views

Flopping a Set with pocket Sevens, was it played correctly?

I was new to the table and I bought in for $200. It was literally the 5th hand: 1). Preflop: I limp in the blinds with pocket 7's (6 callers ) 2). Flop: Board comes K 7 4 rainbow UTG checks I ...
2
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3answers
82 views

Late live MTT: critique the play

Tourney background: it is a $65 buy-in at a local Midwestern state casino. Roughly 55 total entrants. Tournament is paying top 6 with 13 players remaining. 7 players at table blinds are 1k and 2k ...
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1answer
81 views

What does “across” mean in poker?

I've been watching some episodes of Poker After Dark and heard the players use the term "across" in a sentence such as "I had 4 across". (or "a cross" perhaps?) What does it mean? I'm thinking it ...
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2answers
324 views

Texas Hold 'Em possibilities

Suppose you have been dealt “4♡, 5♡”. Suppose you have one opponent. What is the conditional probability that you will win, given these two cards in hand, and that the board is “3♢, 4♢, 4♣, 4♠, 5♢”? ...
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3answers
221 views

What should a new player memorize?

As a new poker player, what information should I memorize? Odds for making common hands? Odds for a given number of outs? Other information?
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3answers
173 views

Best way to put your poker learning into a cohesive plan?

I am a tourney player exclusively and I want to improve my poker significantly in 2015. I'm also a person that likes to put a plan/goals into place in order to measure myself against that progress. ...
3
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3answers
143 views

Differences between playing microstakes and higher stakes

I have started playing in the internet recently and playing microstakes. The reason is that I wanted to avoid loosing too much in the beginning. Now, after ~15 evenings I am losing a bit more than ...
8
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10answers
14k views

Is it possible to play for real money online in the US?

I know that after "Black Friday" many online poker sites didn't allow U.S. Players to play for real money anymore. I've heard/seen that it's possible to play via bitcoins and/or other proxy methods. ...
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3answers
925 views

Short stack play - best way to deal with it?

Short stack play - the extreme measures/adaptive game-plan a short-stacked player will undertake to stay in the game. The characteristics of this effect/game-plan tends to include higher levels ...
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3answers
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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
69 views

For online play what are the benefits of reloading your stack below a certain limit

On some sites, you can automatically reload your stack once it gets below a certain limit. I can see why this might be beneficial for your table image so you're not seen as short stacked, but surely ...
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6answers
2k views

Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?

I am just starting to learn Texas holdem, and I've heard that online poker is not legal, and also that it is. Which is it?
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0answers
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how to get nice reports easily from poker tracker 4?

my students and i are using pt4 at a couple of online casinos. we would like to have reports that we can easily convert to html so we can all see how we are doing. but the only way to get reports ...
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4answers
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What is the best poker tracker/software?

I'm looking for a good poker tracker to improve my game. I found already this old article at the 2+2 forum from 2010: Hand HQ Best Supplemental Program Website: www.handhq.com ...
2
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1answer
37 views

Cash outs, are they always in cash or are there other options?

This question is about cash outs in brick-and-mortar casinos or poker clubs. Assuming your cash out is in tens of thousands or more, Do you always cash out in cash or will casinos pay by check or wire ...
0
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1answer
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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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0answers
82 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 ...
2
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2answers
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Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

When an opponent raises pot sized bet on the river after its checked to him/her, and stays very very still, doesn't respond to comments and doesn't move at all, does it mean they are very weak or very ...
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1answer
64 views

Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

In a heads up game, the dealer is also the small blind. Because of this, when the game goes from three to two players or from two to three players, separate rules apply in order to accommodate for the ...
6
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1answer
70 views

Proper way to dispute a dealer's actions

I was recently in a poker room where I saw some unexpected behavior from a dealer. I don't want to call the place out, but I do want to make it clear that it's not a small-time or shady operation; ...
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1answer
75 views

At least one ace

It's Texas Hold'Em with 6 players. What's the probability that at least 1 player is dealt an ace? What is the distribution model for 0..4 aces?
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2answers
206 views

Defending a made hand, is it good to make a high bet?

Yesterday at the cash table with 7 opponents, the following happended. I got Q♥6♥ and betted 3BB pre-flop. Three opponents called on me, the flop was 7♠Q⋄8♣. Then I ...
4
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2answers
120 views

Joining and rejoining a texas holdem poker game that is already in progress

As i am coding a poker game at the moment, i am facing with the problem of a new player joining or rejoining a hand already in progress. That being said i have drawn an image to better illustrate what ...
3
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2answers
688 views

What are the advantages gained by those who cheat?

I read that online poker sites disallow certain applications to be used during play. I'm not experienced with poker but I do play regular games and I assume these are the equivalent of "wall hacks", ...
2
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2answers
2k views

What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?

I mean exactly the same two cards e.g. A♥ and 5♠, not just any A5 off suit.
2
votes
3answers
258 views

Miracle Full House Beats Me

The other night I was playing in an online no-limit tournament (Bovada) and had the following experience: My pocket cards were 9K (suits don't matter here) and the flop was TJQ to give me a straight ...
2
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3answers
125 views

Help with a tournament hand - KK in SB

If you are a tournament specialist, I would appreciate your input on this hand. Daily tournament at a large Las Vegas casino, 24 people total, 8 of us left, 3 get paid Buyin for the tournament was ...

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