# All Questions

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### What are practical differences between 8-max and 9-max tournaments?

Most online poker sites offer specialized tournaments with 8 players vs 9 players on a table, and some people have been advocating 8-max for live games as well. For 6 max, the difference is pretty ...
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### What is the name of the Poker TV Show [closed]

There was a Poker TV Show where an amateur or "future pro" would be seated at the same table with big names (Daniel Negreanu etc.), given some chips, and he would keep everything he wins above a ...
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### All in rules in extreme cases

I'm planning to try some poker bot programming in NLH, so I must know all the rules. I got almost all covered, but some all-in situations are not very clear to me. So i ask: For all questions, BB=100 ...
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### What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots? [duplicate]

I had a problem figuring out the split pot rule the other night, this is the scenario: I had: 10, 3 My Buddy Had: 10, 5 The Table: K, Q, J, 8, 7 Should the pot be split because we both had the same ...
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### Card off the table by a player

I have two players in the hand. On the river player one makes a bet. Player two does not call. In the meantime player one flips up his two whole cards and one falls off the table. Does player one ...
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### Any feedback on PokerGoodBeat?

I'm considering to buy myself a license for PokerGoodBeat but, before investing, I would be very much interested in any feedback: is their "measure of poker luck" really working? Also, the tool seems ...
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### C Net Adjusted, What does it mean? Should it be low or high?

I am still pretty fuzzy on this concept of C Net Adjusted. The answers I read are vague and I'm just looking for a simple answer. If C Net Adjusted is lower than C Net Won (Actual), am I doing ...
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### Showing cards with one player all-in but other player active

Situation: NLHE tournament, 3 players on turn P1 goes all-in P2 (has P1 covered) calls P1 does not realize that P3 (also has P1 covered) is still active and shows his cards, P2 does the same. ...
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### Bankroll strategy

just trying to gather some more information on bankroll strategy. I have recently starting taking poker seriously as a second income opportunity. I live in country Australia where we have terrible ...
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### What is the origin of the all-in bet?

When I was a kid (long ago in the previous century) and we played poker for fun or pocket change none of us knew of such a thing as an "all-in" bet. If somebody raised you and you didn't have the ...
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### Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

In Holdem poker, on the board are 2 Kings /6/4/2. There are 2 players in the hand, one calling the other. One man has a king and a queen. The other has a king an a 9. My question is whether this a ...
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### VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes

Playing some lower stakes tournaments and freeroll tournaments, I play pretty loose. I track my VPIP (or whatever its called, Voluntary Put in Pot Pre-Flop I believe is the long form) for just the ...
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### Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors

Apparently the odds of flopping a flush draw are 10.94% for suited connectors and 10.45% for hitting an 8-out (open-ended, I don't know about double gut-shot) straight draw. Could someone point to a ...
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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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### A pair versus “suited” overcards

Apparently when a pair goes against over cards it's known as a race because the odds are roughly even. What if the over-cards are suited? On average, how does that affect the odds?
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### How to commit to think like a winner, instead of playing for maximizing emotional comforts? [closed]

I have a knowledge to execution gap problem. I understand poker winners play to maximize their profits and are ready to do the uncomfortable things that losers are not willing to (For eg: setting ...
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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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### Why this pot is split? [duplicate]

Beside the flush, the bigger pair doesn`t count here ?
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### Should I ever reduce / cash out money from my stack when playing NL Holden cash games?

I am trying to learn bankroll management. Is there any situation that I should cash out my profits and reduce my chip stack? Is that allowed by the rules? Let's say I am playing \$1/2 NL Holden with a ...
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### How do you deal with devastating bad beats?

Let me give you an interesting example: You have AA, your opponent has 77. The flop is: A 2 7 You are happy and try to build the pot. Your opponent is happy too, but just calls. The turn is ...
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### Websites where you can input your hand histories for them to give you stats

I have pokerstars hand data for two tournaments I competed in. I know you can give pokerstars hand data to programs like poker tracker 4, but I was wondering if there is a way to get analysis of hand ...
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### Checking from behind

Around 1:37, something happens in this video for which the person is penalized. He apparently "checks behind" when he is not supposed to do so. My question is to explain this situation and why it's ...
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### Consecutive winning hands

What are the odds of being dealt the same hand twice in a row with the same flop, river and turn? I had a situation during a live tournament last night where I made a straight on the turn twice in a ...
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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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### Poker Tournament Application - Chip Logic

Question In a poker tournament, what is the formula used to define how many of each chip does a person receive? I'm currently trying to do my research to make my game as accurate as possible. If I ...
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### How to calculate preflop equity in hand vs hand

What I really want to know is how is the procedure that pokerstove like software use to calculate the equity of one hand against another.
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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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### What is an optimal ratio of buy-in stack amt. to blind amt. for a 2hr+ home game?

I am having a home NLH game with around 5-8 people that I want to have start at 10 and allow extra buy-ins until 12. How can I make the stacks not too deep and not too shallow to allow for the best ...
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### How to play if you hit a straight on flop?

I played the following hand in NLHE microstakes online money game (6 seats): Every one is in a deep stack (above 100BB) I have A♥Q♠ Before flop: I raised 3BB and the next player ...
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### Hold'em hybrid dealing

There's an interesting Greek poker game with community cards called the "double Cuckoo bird", which consists of three hole cards and five community cards, therefore resembling "Hold'em" games. All ...
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### A Hand history: Navigating QQ

Below is a hand history from a short session I played this morning. I got dealt QQ in UTG+1 and was raised by CO pre-flop. I don't have much information on CO as it was early in the session and never ...
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### What are the actual odds of being dealt pocket Aces?

I have been looking at the way people calculate the odds of poker hands for a few hours and i think there is a HUGE flaw. In poker a player is never dealt two CONSECUTIVE cards. This in my view ...
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### Can a player expose his cards to another player in a no limit texas holdem tournament?

If one player goes all in then a second player raises and goes all in as well, then a third player exposes their hole cards to another player, Can the third player still go all in or are their cards ...
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### Odd for drawing an 8 in 5 card stud

At my weekly poker game two friends argued about the odds of drawing an 8 in 5 card stud, where 8s were wild. It seems like after research it would be about 34% but wanted to get! a second opinion. ...
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### Tournament Strategy - When to flip?

I've been playing a lot more tournaments recently and I'm not sure how well I've been managing my stack. Last night I found myself one of the big stacks at the table: I had 55 on the button and the ...
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### Bar room free roll poker

So I work in a bar that does free roll poker, all good and well, but is there a way to weed out non buying customers from winning? Would that not fall under loitering for gambling purposes under the ...
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### How to decide winner between equal double pairs in Texas holdem?

I have played the free Texas Holdem in one online poker app. I do not understand why the winner is approximated apparently randomly when two players both have pairs of exact magnitude, for instance ...
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### How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

I am searching some web applications which makes it possible to play simultaneously Poker Texas Holdem, for instance in 9 tables. Which online sites or applications are good for playing poker ...
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### Who wins in this flush vs. flush hand?

player 1 has 5⋄ 3⋄ player 2 has 6⋄ 8⋄ Cards on table: 2⋄ J⋄ 9⋄ T♥ A♥ Who wins and why? What would be the outcome if ...
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### did we tie with a straight in texas hold'em? Or did I win?

A few co-workers and I were playing Texas Hold'em before work. On the table. There was the ten, jack, king and ace. I had a queen and another king. Another guy also had a queen, but a seven. I said ...
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### Can a decision be both + and - EV?

Is there ever a situation that in a short-term a certain decision might be + or - EV but in the long-term the EV actually change?
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### Is it good/practical to calculate EV, odds, etc. during games, or only when reviewing them afterwards?

Do good players actually do mental calculations of EV, odds, etc. of their hands during games, or is this kind of thing mostly just done when reviewing games after play has finished? The reason I'm ...
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### Betting strategy based on full information

What I am asking is actually how should one bet if he knows the cards of the opponents. Since the question is too broad I would to know what is the best action in the following scenario, but if there ...
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### How to deal with a table that always calls?

In my no-limit Texas hold'em home games, players are allotted approximately \$2500 worth of chips. The starting blinds are \$5/\$10, and are increased everytime the button has moved around the whole ...
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### How does a HUD work? [closed]

Programmatically, how does a HUD work ? Does it communicate with the playing software at all, or is it just quick to update from "offline" hand-histories ? I'm mostly wondering about information ...
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### What tendencies should I be looking out for and how can I use that information to my benefit?

I see a lot of poker strategy sites, forums, etc. saying that you should be observing your opponents at the poker table - and understandably so. But what sort of tendencies should I be specifically ...
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### Should I go all-in with AAs in this situation?

Context: 1/2 NL Hold'Em game at the Venetian. 9 players; table has been mostly passive pre-flop with multiple limpers to the flop. Perceptions: For the past couple hours, when I've raised to \$8 or ...