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What is the probability of seeing a royal flush and a four of a kind in the same round with ten players?

We were wondering and concluded it is possible to have two players, one having a royal flush, the other having four of a kind, if there is a pair and three high cards on the table. But the situation ...
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Best statistical hand

Heads-up. Player 1 has K♥ Q⋄ Player 2 has 4♥ and 3♥ On the board: Q♥ 5♠ 6♥ 3⋄ Which player has the best statistical hand in this situation?...
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What is the odd of hitting flush when you have nothing

What is the odd of filling 4 suited cards by river to make a flush? This would be starting from the "flop" in hold 'em, and starting from the fourth card, all of which are suited, in seven card stud.
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When should you defend your big blind in tournament play?

Should you defend your blinds differently at different stages of a tournament? Meaning in the early stages should you defend a lot tighter and then get a bit looser as the tournament goes on. The ...
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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 do you bet pre-flop when there's no action, you're on the button, and you have pocket rockets?

In a no limit cash game, if I'm sitting on the button pre-flop with pocket aces and no one has bet ahead of me, I usually don't want to limp because I don't want to offer free opportunities to draw to ...
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How big an edge can you have on a tournament field ? ROI vs edge question

The situation: You are playing a deep stack tournament with 300BB starting stack. Let's suppose you have exactly 300% ROI in this field, in this specific tournament. UTG goes all-in on the first hand, ...
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How does a suited connector help odd of flopping 2 pair or better

Pre flop with suited connector what are the odds of flopping 2 pair of better? For example if I am facing a bet and a raise from big stacks and I have 78s what are my odds. I am up against an ...
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Late Small Casino Tournament play

So this may be easy or simple but ya never can be sure sometimes when it's your play. I have only 3.5 bb and that's about average stack at level 8. No real room to play but still...open for min raise ...
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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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What app for tracking sessions on iPhone?

I'm looking for a good application for tracking my poker sessions on iPhone. More specifically, I want to track the result of my sessions and get various stats like total profit, hour rate etc. What ...
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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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Pocket pair starting hands vs. probability of opponent having a pocket pair

According to Wikipedia, the probability of being dealt any pocket pair as the starting hand is ~6% (78/1326=0.0588), but yet the probability of facing another player holding a larger pair when holding ...
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How does number of player affect the probability of a hand winning a round?

So I am currently trying to develop an algorithm for a poker odds calculator to predict the probability of a hand winning during the flop, turn and river in Texas Hold'Em as a side project. After ...
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Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

Which one wins? I had 77 in my hand. He had J8 in his hand. Community Cards on table: 8 8 7 2 2 So who wins here?
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Can you win while “short a card” in poker?

Perhaps the best example comes from draw: You are dealt five cards, which include three of a kind. You discard the two odd cards and are given only ONE by the dealer. But it makes "four of a kind," a ...
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What are the odds of facing AA or KK when holding AK? And odds of facing AK when holding AK

What are the odds of being crushed by kings or aces when already holding AK and what re the odds of facing AK when already holding AK?
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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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Question on Strategy Calculation (from Bill Chen's Book Math of Poker)

I have a question regarding an example from the book Mathematics of Poker by Chen and Ankenman. There on p. 48 he gives Example 4.1 Two players play headsup limit poker on the river. Player A ...
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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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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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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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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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The right bluff frequency

In the book of Bill Chen, "The mathematics of poker", there is a formula to calculate the right frequency of a bluff action. The formula has been calculated in a simplified version of poker. Even ...
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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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Handling “running it twice” situations

When players agree to "run it twice" (or more times), should any additional cards be burned before each replayed step? Also, shouldn't the cards turned in the first run be shuffled back into the deck ...
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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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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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What kind of results are people getting with short stack strategies in no limit holdem?

starting a small poker school and using ed miller's short stack strategy. can anyone share their online experience with this or similar short stack strategies? mine for the last few weeks are below. ...
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Avg equity on flop vs range

I'd like to calculate the average of the equities on the flop in Texas Holdem for a particular starting hand vs. particular ranges. PokerStove can nicely do this except that it calculates the equities ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Squeeze Play - What and How [closed]

What is a squeeze play? When and how do you execute it?
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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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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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In live play, why do poker players wait their turn before looking at their cards?

This can be seen in virtually any televised poker game: only when it's their turn do the players look at their cards. Why don't they look at them immediately after the dealer gave them ? Yes, you ...
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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 ...
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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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Real money poker on Android?

Are there any apps available on Android on which you can play real money Poker? :D I only found this one: http://www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/android.htm Has anyone used it?
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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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How to detect tells online?

I know there ara some tips to detect tells while playing live, but how can you do it while playing poker online? What should I look for?
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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 villain)...
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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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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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Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

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