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Probability of making two pairs (Hold'em)

Based on Wikipedia article, probability of making two pairs among seven cards is 23.5%. But this include cases where the two pairs are on the board (e.x. I have AQ and the board is KKJJ5), or one of ...
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How to analyze why I am losing?

I recently started playing microstakes but it seems that I am consistently losing since the third day of my play (I was winning during the first two days). I was able to win first 2500 hands. I ...
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How to play AQ on flop against maniac?

I was playing the following hand on 2NL cash microstakes recently: Preflop MP1 (53BB VPIP 51% CB 75% FCB 60%) raises 3.5BB MP2 Hero (90BB) with A♠Q⋄ raises with raises to 10.5BB ...
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When to fold AA pre-flop?

Let's simplify the situation: you have pocket aces (AA) cash game all players but one have folded (heads-up) the remaining player goes all-in. we are pre-flop Is there a situation where folding ...
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Straight + Flush draw on flop, is all-in worth to play?

Effective stack 80% max buy-in. Villain (UTG) bets 3xBB, Hero (Big Blind) calls with 5d 4d. Flop 6d 7d Ac.Action: Hero checks, Villain bets 3/4 pot. Hero goes all-in. Is it all-in good move ...
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Beginner tips and tricks [closed]

I've started playing poker (specifically texas hold em) and i've had a string of good luck but still dont profit that much and i want to know some tips, tricks or things to consider while playing that ...
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Can the same player check and after re-raise (do all-in) at river?

There are only 2 players left on River. Player 1 has the dealer button and player 2 on the left hand. Player 2 checks, player 1 (dealer) raises. The question is can player 2 say All-In (after ...
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Why some people all-in in the VERY first hand?

In some Facebook game, (in tournament game, where all player starts with the same stack), I always notice that in the VERY first hand (before the flop) , people blatantly all-in. Unfortunately,not ...
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Why decide whether or not to run it twice based on what the opponent has?

In this clip, Sammy Farha and Patrik Antonius haggle over running it several times, and are reluctant to reveal their cards before having found an agreement. What is the reasoning behind this? If ...
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Cash Game situation

I was playing a cash game in a local cardroom here when this situation occurred for me. I'm happy enough with my decision but just looking for some other opinions and or points of views. The game was ...
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Hand-histories of successful players

Are there any good players who have uploaded some of their hand-histories somewhere? I am looking for at least a few thousand unfiltered hands including hole-cards. I need this to learn how the best ...
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Does software exist that will analyze my previous hands and tell me what it thinks I did wrong?

It would be even better if it syncs up with Holdem Manager 2 (I'm very new to Holdem Manager 2) still on the trial trying to learn the program. I want some assistance on where any holes in my game ...
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Who gets the side pot?

I was dealing in a live private game...NLHE... Three players were in a hand. One shortstacker (player3) was already all in preflop. So after the flop the other two players took action and built a side ...
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Mucking hand face up

Need some help here please heres the scenerio Seat 4 and seat 5 are all in..2 pair on board. Seat 5 says to seat 4 you win you have the ace and shows his hand but does NOT table the hand.He then ...
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Can You Win a Long Tournament Without Major Suckouts

As the title suggests, I'd like to know how common it is to win a long poker tournament (e.g. the main event) without performing any major suckouts. Major suckouts -per my definition- are the ones ...
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Kicker on high card [duplicate]

I want to know who wins the game with the following cards Player A : 3 4 Player B : 5 6 On the Table : A K Q J 2 (No flush) So Does Player B wins because his 5th card is higher? Or is it a split ...
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Raise/ Re-raise in No Limit Hold Em?

My confusion is simple. Please tell me if I am right in thinking the following things:- 1. In a 1/2 NL game, if the conversion factor is 2x ( w.r.t Big Blind), then a person can only raise (at least) ...
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How to play a pair against a maniac?

I was playing against a maniac who was winning the pots by continuously reraising me (and another players) on flop and on the turn with nothing. Finally we had the following hand: We were playing ...
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Fundamental Theorem of Poker vs Morton's Theorem

According to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, our expectation is increased every time the opponents make a wrong decision. On the other hand, Morton's Theorem states that a player's expectation may ...
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Can you play “destructive”?

I just watched Casion Royal again and though having no experience with playing poker still find the whole premise a huge gimme, but anyway... It just occured to me that Bond (and incidentally another ...
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Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?

Cash games and multi-table tournaments require different styles of play. But which one requires more skill to be good at?
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Texas hold'em: Why did I lose this hand?

I was playing Texas hold'em in WSoP 2008: Battle for the Bracelets. It came down to me and one other player, and I lost but I don't know why. Her hand: T♥J♥ My hand: J♠J♣ Flop: T♠Q♦K♣A♠A♦ It looks ...
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Card flip on deal. Misdeal or next card?

Blinds are out, dealer begins to deal. First card to the big blind catches air and flips. One player says it's a complete misdeal, because the flipped card is going to the big blind. Is that the ...
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How to learn a new poker game ?

I wanted to know what are the steps you take in order to learn a new game. I am not talking about the basic rules; more on the strategies and statistics of the game. I always start playing the "play ...
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What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?

Before you answer the question I will give a scenario that confused me thus prompting this question. The other week I was playing a game and we had this scenario : 8 players - down to me and a pal ...
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Why Prahlad Friedman's hand called dead againist Ted Bort on WSOP 2010?

First of all, watch this video; WSOP ME Controversial Hand - Friedman vs Bort (2010) I really don't understand why Friedman's hand called dead. He said "call" in his last second exactly but the ...
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PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?

I have had this software for a while and indeed used it during a complaint I had with PokerStars. Now when I run both together, a pop-up appears telling me it is banned and further use could result in ...
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What if a home game player is physically unable to deal? Skip or substitute?

A friend has hand tremors that make him unable to deal the cards. Otherwise he's fully able to play. How best to include him in a home game? It seems the two options are to skip his deal or have ...
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Implied odds meaning and usage

What is exactly implied odds, and how to calculate it correctly, in which situations should someone use this tool, and in which situations should someone avoid it? Thanks.
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Rockets in the BB position, 6 handed, table folds

Obviously, this is a dead rubber - but how statistically relevant is it? How much more likely is this to happen than say, 72o? If this regularly happens in a session with your monster hands, how ...
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Question about this Hand

I'm starting to learn about Poker. When I was watching this match and I cannot understand about this hand. Why did AQ win the pot? Both them had two pair, and KKJJ win over AA66. Sure I'm wrong, ...
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Bankroll Management on a Monthly Budget

There's lots of advice for managing your bankroll from a starting balance, but I don't have much in the way of an actual bankroll. What I do instead is set aside a monthly budget ($100) just for ...
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Who wins the pot when

We dealt the cards and this is what happened : my brother had 5 3 And I had 7 5 The board is 5 10 9 9 3. Who wins the pot?
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What are some good smartphone apps to help dealing with tilt?

Are there any apps for iPhone or Android that help dealing with tilt or when you feel you start getting negative emotionally? I was thinking maybe that the app Mindfulness or such meditative apps ...
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Big blind betting in tournaments

You are the big blind, blinds are 1000 and 2000. There is 1 caller. Action is on you, you bet 1 5000 chip on top of your 2000 big blind, saying nothing. Is this a min raise or a full 5000 raise?
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Playing on a number of tables at one go

It is usually advised to play on more than 1 table at 1 go to make reasonable money on poker. On the other hand, playing on too many tables can result in lack of focus needed on each table. How many ...
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Most Profitable Online Stakes

I think I'm comfortable enough with poker now to start investing my money into online games with the aim of having a slow trickle of money coming in (over time). What are good stakes for me to play ...
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SNG $0.25 45-man, huge combo draw

Game: SNG $0.25 45-man, 13 players left SB/BB: 75 / 150 Hand: A♠ 7♥ (20 bb, before the turn action) Board: T♠ 6♠ 8♠ 5⋄ (turn) Opposition: 2 ...
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1/3 NL Live Bad Beat Jackpot

Vital facts: $1/$3 NL underground game $100-$800 buyin Not 1 player has any skill (except hero) Bad beat jackpot is at $15,000 and climbing Rake is fairly high (details to follow) Bad Beat JackPot ...
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Is Colin Moshmans Book Still A Relevant Micro SNG Reference

I am looking for a book specifically about micro SnG games. Everywhere I look people are saying that I must get Colin Moshmans book SnG strategy but this book was written in 2008. Given that poker is ...
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Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?

I have read Daniel Negreanu's book on small ball poker strategy in tournament play. Essentially, small ball poker involves playing a wider range of starting hands more aggressively, but only ...
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Bluffing on a two player table

Is bluffing more useful and effective in a two player game, compared to bigger tables? When playing one single player, the possibilities of your opponent having good cards is smaller than if playing ...
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Can I Bet and Call Blind

After the river card, I made a "semi" value bet (I'm way far from having the nuts but I'm still relatively good). The community cards have a lot of potentials which I'm not gonna mention here. I'm ...
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SNG $0.25, Trip aces with weak kicker on River

Hand: 5♥ A♠ Hero Stack: t3010 (100 blinds) Villain Stack: t3920 (130 blinds) Blinds: 15/30 (early stage) Board: 9⋄ A♥ 4♠ 3♥ A⋄ I was in ...
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Are there names/terms of Hold'em above the level of hands?

Are there names/terms for the sequence of cards other than positions, holds, and hands? For instance I once at a private game the first deal when I sat down was: Big Blind - AA Little Blind - KK me ...
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Probability of two players getting identical starting hands

I've been playing hold'em on SWC lately, and have noticed that two players (across different tables with different numbers of players) get identical starting hands quite a bit. Like, more than once a ...
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Side pots without eligible winners

If player A and B have bet $1000 and C is all in for $500, and then player A folds, does B win the side pot of $1000 instantly or does he have to play it to the end first? If it's the latter case, ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradox, here is my blog. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" ...
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What's the Probability of hitting the board on the Turn or the River

I've been looking for the answer to this for a while. I have my lovely Ace-King and I missed the flop. The flop is 9 5 2 rainbow. For several reasons, I put my opponent for a top pair (9 - kicker) or ...

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