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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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1answer
37 views

side pot scenario

What happens if we have 4 players at the table with the following bets -player1 10$ - all-in - Cards: 9d, 5h -player2 50$ - all-in - Cards: 9h, 4h -player3 100$ not all-in - Cards:2d,Kc ...
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1answer
58 views

Betting in all in situation

Imagine the following scenario: Player 1 bets 100 | Player 2 goes all in with 125 | Player 3 calls 125 Which are player 1 options ? Should he mandatory call 125 or can he still raise on player 3 ? ...
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2answers
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Poker side pots and dead money

I m wondering something about side pots calculation. I m gonna explain with an example to make it clear: Player 1 (stack 100) | Player 2 (stack 100) | Player 3 (stack 25) --- Flop Player 3 goes all ...
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4answers
127 views

Rules for mucking cards

After the river, player 1 bets, player 2 calls, player 1 mucks his cards, does player 2 have to show his cards? Also since player 2 called, is player 1 obligated to show his cards even though he ...
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could i have prevented losing to this set?

I was playing $0.50 NL Hold'em tournament with AJo. I got high pair on the flop with no straight or flush draws and we both checked. on the turn i got the second pair, went all in and lost to three of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
146 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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3answers
154 views

Pocket Aces at a 8-10 Player Table

What are the odds of another player at an 8 or 10 player table having an ace when you're dealt pocket aces?
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What is the name of this poker-like game?

I am looking for some information about a poker-like game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and bets are related to the average number calculated for all not dealt ...
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1answer
93 views

Questionable Tournament Rule With Two Players Left

I have never heard this rule before but my cousin swore it is real: When a Texas Hold Em Tournament is down to only two players, each player is dealt their first two cards. If one of the players goes ...
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1answer
29 views

texas holdem question on split pot [duplicate]

if the 5 cards out after the river show Ace, 10, 7, 5 and 2 flush of hearts and (player 1) has 4 of hearts and (player 2) has 8 of hearts , who wins hand or is it a split pot
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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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Dealing with the desire to play weak hands

When I am winning, I tend to play correct hands and fold weak ones. But when I am starting to lose a little or even stay even for some time, I tend to play very weak hands and accordingly lose even ...
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2answers
64 views

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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2answers
58 views

Squeeze Play - What and How [closed]

What is a squeeze play? When and how do you execute it?
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2answers
86 views

Who will win, 2 pairs on the table or one pair in hand and one pair on the table? [duplicate]

Table: 7, 7, 6, 6, 4 Me: 5, 4 Opponent: 9, 8 Who wins?
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1answer
71 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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1answer
62 views

Calculate full number of 7 card combinations beaten by my 7 card combo in texas poker [closed]

Is there formula or algorithm for that? I can easily compare 2 seven card set but, is there formula for exact rank of my set? I am asking only about full 7 card sets.
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2answers
98 views

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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4answers
177 views

Playing 99 in early position

In an answer I got a comment who would not play 99 in early position My reaction is I would not Assume 8 handed and early position is UTG or UTG+1 Do you play 99 and in early position and if so ...
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2answers
166 views

What are the odds of a at least a certain amount of aces being dealt depending on the number of players?

I'm interested to know what the odds are of at least a certain amount of aces being dealt anywhere, depending on the amount of players. Zero Aces | At least 1 Ace | At least 2 Aces | At ...
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3answers
167 views

Ask for the size of the pot

I sometimes lose count of the pot size. At a live game can you ask other players for the size of the pot or is that considered coaching? So far what I have found here: Asking for help ...
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1answer
49 views

Five cards rule and “kicker” in flush [duplicate]

Scenario: My hand: A3 Villain: KQ Flop: J76 Maybe a stupid question: considering all cards with same suit, my ace wins the pot or other higher cards can affect the result?
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0answers
131 views

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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2answers
108 views

Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
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4answers
223 views

Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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2answers
147 views

Aggression vs cheap flop

This question relates to pre-flop play and is aside from the obvious point of being more aggressive the later your position. Let's say we're 6 handed and UTG raises to 2BB and I (sat next to ...
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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.
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1answer
101 views

Holding a pair and two pair are on the board. Who wins?

I have a question. In Texas holdem if someone has a pair and two pair are on the board who wins the hand?
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0answers
32 views

Alternative to Dirty Dozen jackpot SNGs?

I'm not sure if you know this one. iPoker network has had the dirty dozen jackpot sit and gos for ages, but yesterday they got removed from all sites. bet365 confirmed, that they wont get back soon. ...
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4answers
179 views

Bet size according to the chances, is it a correct approach?

Given a flush drawer and two same color cards on the flop in this example, I would have ~33% chance to get the flush on the turn or river. If there's a 160 chip pot, I bet 60, always about 33%. Does ...
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2answers
167 views

What happens if there is royal flush on board

Will the high card rule apply or chips would be split? Is this the same with other nuts combination like AK full house, 10-A straight and four of a kind?
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4answers
184 views

Push or just call on the turn with trips against an over-pair and you know it?

I faced a situation the other day where in a 4-handed final table in a small stake Texas No limit holdem live tournament. I honestly can't remember the action 100% but it was more or less in the ...
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4answers
84 views

Why do people call/raise with poor hands on preflop?

I started playing online at free tournament games. I usually stick to a solid % range of hands where I go in on preflop, always folding the rest. But later into the tournament when blinds grow and ...
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1answer
60 views

Best mental state for playing

This might be a bit broad, but I am looking for someone to sum up and describe how to achieve and maintain the mental state a player must be in to be able to win the game ( given that he has all the ...
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2answers
123 views

Decision, is the hand dead

The scenario is tournament poker at a Las Vegas poker room. Two players are in the hand. Player "A" in first position checks. Player "B" goes all in. Player "A" calls and turns over his cards, player ...
3
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2answers
40 views

Hold'em Manager for Mac alternative?

Does anyone know any poker analysis tool which can be used on Mac OS? Hold'em Manager 2 works only on Windows, and I don't want to use any wine programs.
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6answers
254 views

Should I have shoved all in on this flop?

This happened in a $1/$2 NL game. The player on the button raised to $6. 3 others call, including me with 3♥5♥. The flop is K35 (different suits). Everyone checks to the button who bets ...
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5answers
124 views

Value of Speculative Hands

I was wondering how the value of speculative hands changes depending on player texture. For example let's say we have a hand like 89s or maybe 44. If you're mid position, the typical thing to do is ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
75 views

Probability of forming a flush question (dependent vs independent event)

I'm slightly confused at the probability calculations for hands. Here's the problem: Suppose you have two hearts. The flop comes and has two hearts. What is the probability of forming a flush on the ...
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2answers
171 views

Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

I know the small blind is posted firstly and big blind secondly, but what about the missed blinds. Say the current hand has players which missed the small and/or the big blind and they all join the ...
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1answer
79 views

Poker winning hands

I have a 6,2 and my friend has J,6. The 5 cards in middle are T,T, 6,2,2. In this case, who wins? I am thinking me as I have a full house T's and 2 's. But my friend says that top 5 cards needs to ...
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1answer
38 views

What size bet to take away pot odds?

If I put my opponent on a draw at the turn how much do I have bet to take away their pot odds. Say I have top pair and an unconnected under and I put my opponent on two overs with an open ended ...
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1answer
106 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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4answers
154 views

Avoid Costly Mistakes

I'm pretty well versed in poker now. If I concentrate I can slowly make a bit of money and feel I'm better than the average player in my current stakes. Unfortunately I have this problem where ...
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2answers
143 views

Four to a flush with suited hand and two community cards, opponent raises, what to do?

I had two suited hole cards in a nine-handed cash game, 50 chips entrance. The flop opened up with two more cards of the same suit, meaning I had four cards to a flush. My opponent raised six on the ...
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1answer
33 views

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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