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Dealer's Choice - What type of games should one choose?

What kind of poker would be hardest for loose pre-flop amateurs to play? Any real game such as 7-stud, PLO-4, PLO-5, Courchevel, 3-Draw, etc, along with made up ones would be accepted. A made up ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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Why no split-pot when the communal cards are strongest?

In anticipation of a poker night tonight, I'm brushing up on my skills by playing a quick online game with a computer. I was surprised to have won this hand: I can see that my 9 is obviously ...
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What can I do to calculate my odds in a hand?

How do I calculate the odds of making my hand for any given game of poker?
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3answers
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Coin flips on cash game

Another problem that I face on micro limits every other day. Some guys love to put all their stacks on top pair (many of them with any kicker). My question is: Is it worth to call these kinds of ...
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neural network for games

I would like to use neural network to approximate Nash equilibrium for different versions of poker (most simple AKQ game, holdem, omaha)... What is the state of art packages I could use? Thank you.
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Flush in Texas holdem

How is it decided in Texas holdem which flush is higher, if the five highest cards in the flush are community cards and then each of the players has another card of the same suit, but lower than all ...
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Texas Holdem Scenario… Is this possible?

I flop the nuts – on the turn I made the best possible straight flush but am drawing dead. a. What does the board look like? b. What are my hole cards? c. What does my opponent hold?
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What are the rules for when you're dealt in to an online poker game

While you are free to leave a table whenever you wish to avoid the BB, there seem to be rules in place that govern when you're first dealt in. What are these rules - and do they vary from site to ...
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563 views

Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question

I'm using Poker Academy Pro 2.5 to spice my game a bit (I'm always playing 6-max). I have a consistent problem with top-pair hands; while I can leave them if I sense much resistance, I don't know what ...
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112 views

Full House vs. 2xThree of a Kind Texas Holdem

I have the following constellation: Player 1 has a full house, and player 2 has 2 three of a kind. I'm aware that because of the five card rule, player 2 also has a full house. But the question is, ...
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Who wins if two players have a straight?

Hey i hold a weekly texas holdem at friends house and we had some confusiom twice now on couple straights. So player 1 had Q-8 and player two had Q-10 and the board came down J-10-4-K-A. Since both ...
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How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?

How do I calculate my expected value of shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play? I know several factors are involved Pot Size My Stack His Stack My chance of winning if he calls His ...
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How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?

Playing no-limit hold-em cash game, I am out of position drawing at a flush against one opponent. The river card comes down without completing the flush, but it does complete a potential open-ended ...
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Can anyone suggest a limit holdem training app for Android?

First time poster in this part of the world, so apologies if I've posted this in the wrong area. In short; I used to play a lot of Poker in University over a decade ago, and then continued to play ...
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1answer
51 views

When should I move up from Freeroll MTT's?

Theoretically, if I have been playing Free rollers for a month, and played in 250 of them, winning 3 and coming into the money in 50, how many more should I play before I move up to the next stake ...
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How to fish with nuts?

This is a psychological question. Sometimes the Murphy's law turns its back on your opponents instead of you: you flop the stone-cold nuts. However, for me, this is the most difficult (though very ...
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1answer
127 views

Pokerstars confiscating my funds

I was wondering if anybody had a similar experience. Pokerstars has confiscated all my funds claiming I was using a poker bot, even though I didn't. They are refusing to release any funds and the ...
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2answers
163 views

Bad move/bet or tilt situation?

On an amateur site. Holdem NL. SNG with 10 players. Stacks 50/100. Initial stack 10000. Blinds double every 22 hands. At the beginning of the game (hand 4), I was on early position (next UTG), with ...
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1answer
48 views

5 cards draw odds

I have three cards of the same suit. What are the odds of receiving two more cards of the same suit? If the number of players is important, assume 5 players on the table.
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1answer
181 views

Why did I lose this poker hand?

The five cards on the board were: 2 J J A 9. My opponent had A 6 and I had A 5. Do we use the highest five cards or is it high card kicker?
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1answer
73 views

Who is the winner [duplicate]

My question is: who has a winning hand in this case?
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1answer
81 views

How does All In work?

I'm a bit confused as I try to learn Poker as to how All-In betting works. When I play on thepokerpractice.com/ it seems when the AI does All-In if everyone else folds they still leave the table. Why ...
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Wrong decision?

Playing at 6 hand table. I'm in the UTG+2 position. UTG+1 raises to 4BB (4800 chips) on the flop (A♥ K♥ 5♥). I have 9♥7♥ (a flopped flush), so I called. I lost ...
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How to improve my game

I've been practicing playing online (Yahoo) with game money but the betting is very unrealistic. Is there any online or offline software that I can use to practice? I don't have the time nor the money ...
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1answer
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Legality of Bovada and online poker moving forward in the U.S

I have been starting to get into playing games of poker with some friends once a week. When looking to increase my skill they recommended Bovada.lv, as it will ensure that players will take it more ...
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1answer
67 views

Can I use HM Hud to show aggregate stats of players?

I'm grinding a few tables at micro stakes and it would be really helpful if I had the lifetime stats for each player at my table as opposed to just the stats starting from when I sat down. Is this ...
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0answers
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Looking for a software is able to simulate each situation and verify the results of Texas Hold'em

A software is able to verify increase/decrease of stacks. For example, what if I do repeatedly, 10000 times the same actions set up below. In the case of I have AK off, an opponent did 3bet of 9BB ...
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1answer
131 views

How to Prevent Blinding Out

So I played my first live tournament at the weekend and must say, I had a lot of fun. There was one thing I noticed with my play and was wondering if you guys have any tips. I was dealt a hell of a ...
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1answer
292 views

What are the odds of making a royal flush after the flop in Texas Hold 'Em?

My sister was playing no limit Texas Hold'Em at a table with six players and after the flop she made a royal flush. Can you tell me the odds on that happening? They must be astronomical.
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104 views

TT close to bubble in SnG with a good stack

I'm close to bubble in a SNG (10 players remain, 7 paid, i'm 8th). My hand is T♥T♣, i am UTG with a healthy stack of 29 BB Blinds are 25/50, no antes. Opponents are a mixed bag, with ...
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How good are the best poker bots?

What stakes are the best computer programmed bots currently capable of winning at? And is it considered cheating and is there ways to detect them? Bots will only get better, is this a problem for ...
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1answer
35 views

Re-entry vs Re-buy in multi table tournaments

Why do both players and operators prefer Re-entry to Re-buy in guaranteed multi table tournaments?
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343 views

How Gus Hansen came up with 30%?

Taken from Every Hand Revealed. Here's the scenario: Gus hand was A♣ 4♣ It was mentioned that the flop was 4-handed. The flop was: 2♥ 5♦ K♣ A bet was made, Gus and one villain stays. The road ...
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What is Teddy KGB's tell?

Toward the end of the film Rounders, the main protagonist, Mike McDermott, decides to play his $20k bankroll against Teddy KGB in Texas Hold'Em, after the latter taunts him. After an indeterminate ...
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What impression does a smile give?

There's always a lot of serious expressions around the poker table. Sometimes I find this amusing and when someone looks at me like Vincent Vega I get the urge to smile or laugh. Is this a bad thing? ...
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1answer
94 views

Tips for my first Live Tournament

I need a few tips for my first live tournament this weekend, at the casino. It's not a very high buy-in, something like $60-$70 and about 40-50 people playing. I get the jist of how to play live ...
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4answers
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Heads-up river, first to show mucks. Does second player have to show to win pot?

Situation in NLHE tournament: One player was betting on heads up river and got called. He mucked his hand and said "The pot is yours." Does the second player have to show his hand to claim the pot?
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NL100: Top Pair weak kicker facing Turn barrel

$1.00 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 16.00, 3Bet Preflop: 4.40, Hands: 230) BB: 105.84 BB (VPIP: 19.14, PFR: 14.90, 3Bet Preflop: 10.77, Hands: 311) UTG: 113.12 BB ...
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Is there a hand gesture for calling?

I'm going to the casino this weekend after playing a fair bit online and with mates. I wanted to know if there was a gesture to call, just like tapping the table means "check". You might be thinking ...
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Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners

I've recently been teaching a few of my friends to play poker, and I've explained various facets of poker play to them, now I want to explain Expected Value. It's not a simple concept and I don't ...
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How much should you bet to bluff a huge nuts?

Recently, I bluffed someone with four of a kind, bluffing I had pocket aces. My hand was 2♣ 7♠ the flop was A♣ A♥ Q♦ the turn came Q♣ My stack was $75, my opponent had $100. Blinds: 2/4 ...
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2answers
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Ax2x, UTG, final tabler, 4 players. Go to war?

At the final table with Ax2x, 60000 stack, UTG, 4 players. Tournament started with about 50 players. Hero calls 8000 BB, no raises. Flop is 2x7x10x. So now hero has 2x2xAx. BB bets 8000 with about ...
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Poker Main Pot is 100 and split in 3

To make this scenario simple I just use small amount. Scenario: Main pot: $100 Player A: $30, Player B: $30, Player C: $30, Player D: $10, Player A, B, C, D checked. Then Player A raised $20 ...
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1answer
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What's the penalty for coaching at the table?

I was playing in home tournament. (However we tend to take the rules seriously.) I was attempting to bluff another player that I had position on.(We we're heads up) I made a pretty big bet and the ...
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1answer
170 views

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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108 views

Looking for advanced poker tutorial strategies

I have been playing poker for a while and I want to advance to a higher level and understand different strategies for the games. Do you know some good video tutorial or resources about how to advanced ...
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1answer
104 views

Player allowed to play for main pot after folding during side pot action?

There are three players: A, B and C. A has $25, B has $50, and C has $100. A goes all-in, B and C call. Later in the hand, C makes B fold. Now, as B folded, will B be allowed to play for the main pot? ...
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Kill game, how does it change your starting hand value?

Generally when a pot is killed tight games get tighter, and loose games get looser, I really do not know what people are thinking in kill pots. Does position become more important? Should you play ...
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393 views

Calculating Poker Outs

Hi this is probably going to seem like a dumb question but I don't fully understand how you calculate outs and feel I must be missing something. Say I have 2⋄ 2♣ and the flop is ...

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