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What does the Dealer button have to do with the dealer?

I've often wondered about this: why is the dealer button called the dealer button ? The player that is on the button is just that: a player; not a dealer. Maybe this name is because of historical ...
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1answer
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What happens (or is it possible) when there's sidepots that have no players competing for them?

I'm wondering let's say this situation: at the flop: (mainpot: 400) P1. All in 100 P2. All in 50 P3. Rise 200 P4. Call 200 If I'm right, that would give us: Mainpot: (400 + (50*4))-> ...
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1answer
950 views

Easy to remember push/fold/callpush table/formula

I've tried to generate a push fold table that's easy to remember in my head. This is what I've got so far: Take the highest card: A = 10 K = 8 Q = 7 J = 6 T = 5 9-2 = Face value / 2 Add the ...
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1answer
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Are sidepots created at each turn, or at the end of the round? [duplicate]

Im wondering, in hold'em, when sidepots are created/calculated, is it at the end of each player's turn or at the end of the round? thanks!
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870 views

What software to use when playing online?

I want to use some software for online play that would help with better information about my opponents. I think I saw over the years some screenshots with such software, but I don't know their name. ...
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1answer
148 views

Poker program that tells you the best-known multistrategy in limit hold'em

Following up on an article I read in the NY Times I've learned that the best limit hold'em bots are better than the best humans. My understanding is that for each game state they reach these bots must ...
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779 views

Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+

When I set mine I usually raise pre flop with my pocket pair to build a large pot. I use the 10 to 1 rule for stack size to bet ratio when calling with a small pocket pair, but when you're raising ...
2
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1answer
363 views

Is there a site that compares “effective” rake?

I am trying to look for sites or comparisons of the top or major online poker sites and their "effective" rake, for both cash games and for tournaments. I do not want to deal with promotions or ...
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12k views

What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand?

What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand? Was there any proven information about fifth card of dead man's hand?
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The state of the art of the pokerbots of poker academy

I usually train with poker academy and I am wondering how goods are the pokerbots there. What is the truth about them ? How good are they in playing poker ?
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1answer
96 views

HU EV facing an open shove from sb with ~10bb

This is my first post, I'm looking to find out what the EV of calling this shove is. I've been reading Will Tipton's Expert HUNL book and I'm not really sure what to do when calculating the EV of ...
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6answers
269 views

Final Table of Tournament - Hand History Example

I was recently at the final table of a 40 person freeze out tourny and wonder if I played the following right. Background: When this hand came up I was 3rd in chips out of 8 players on a final table. ...
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1answer
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Total Money vs Money Invested In Current Game

What are the correct poker terms for total money that you have, combining all the money from all the tables plus any and all money you don't have invested on any table money invested on current ...
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3answers
510 views

Add-on value and “bubble factor”

Bubble factor represents the value ratio of winning X chips versus losing X chips in a given tournament - and is named so because the ratio grows steeply as the money bubble approaches. An exaggerated ...
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3answers
389 views

Bank Roll Management @ Multiple Tables

I'm curious, how do the basic rules of bankroll management apply to multi-table play? For example, I'm about to join a new poker site where I will be play 5cent/10cent NLH. Because I know the players ...
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5answers
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How are side pots built?

While playing online, in a lot of situations side pots are built. This happens if one or more players goes all-in but I can't figure out the rules on which these side pots are built. The only thing I ...
10
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1answer
810 views

What does 'freerolling' mean?

I was reading the most common freerolling situations in holdem, but I have no idea what is being asked. What is Freerolling? Google wasn't any help (hit too many free rolls vs. freerolling), and we ...
2
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1answer
94 views

What is a final table simulation?

I sometimes hear the term "final table simulation" when it comes to the WSOP Main Event. What is it ? Why is it done ? How does it work ? Does it have the expected results ?
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1answer
161 views

What, exactly, does it mean to play a hand?

Various online poker guides (for example, this one) talk about which preflop hands you should or shouldn't play from a given position, and all say basically the same thing. Basically, they group ...
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3answers
1k views

Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker

In online poker there are very few things you can bring to the table that will bring you some kind of meta advantage over the other players, in my experience there are only two, and on some sites just ...
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1answer
80 views

Bet sizes in Limit Texas Hold'em in cases of a players all-in [duplicate]

I wonder what the valid bet sizes are in Limit Texas Hold'em in case of a players all-in. Consider the following example: 5/10 Limit Texas Hold'em game. Three players A, B and C. On the flop Player A ...
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2answers
388 views

The need of calculating EV?

I need to clear something myself on EV topic. I know that EV calculation is: EV = (Percentage of hit * Pot size) + -(Percentage of not hit * Call size) I might be wrong but isn't the following a ...
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5answers
1k views

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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4answers
305 views

What are good web sites to learn No Limit Texas Hold'em?

There are many sites about No Limit Texas Hold'em. What are the best for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em? Please separate your recomended sites for newbie, medium and advanced level players (or write ...
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5answers
2k views

Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands

We have this official rank of hands. I have a theory (which I do not know how to prove) that the number of players in a texas-hold-em table will affect the probability distribution of the hands. ...
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1answer
445 views

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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4answers
161 views

Do two A's beat a wheel straight? [closed]

Playing online poker and had a 10-J in hand, 9-Q-A on the table. Opponent held A-4 and won with a pair of A's. I thought id win with the wheel straight. Not so?
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3answers
382 views

Some Mathematical Poker Questions (Discrete Math)

Mathematically speaking, I have two questions: How many ways can a 5-card draw-poker hand be dealt? How many 5-card draw-poker hands exist? Thanks!
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1answer
79 views

What are the key lessons that Poker teaches that can be applied to successful speculation?

There are several well-known successful hedge fund managers who love Poker. David Einhorn, Jim Chanos are just a few examples. On a personal level, I hear of successful investors who are fond of ...
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3answers
377 views

Are seat re-assignments random in multi-table tournaments?

During multi-table tournaments, players are re-assigned to other tables in order to keep minimum number of tables and to have them as balanced as possible. Are there any rules as to which table to ...
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1answer
131 views

How this hand should have been played?

I am playing 1-2 NL Holdem. I am holding JQ off-suit. There is a raise of $15 by SB. BB calls and i called. Total pot here is $45. Now there are 3 plays in the game. Flop comes 9 10 2 rainbow. The ...
6
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1answer
339 views

What data should you keep track of to improve your game?

If you wanted to improve your poker game, what statistics should you track? Do players that keep a track of how much they have won/lost and where do better than players who don't? I play online (for ...
5
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2answers
603 views

Stalling as a strategy in real life tournaments?

I've seen and read about stalling in online poker, seems a bit rampant to me. What about stalling in real life tournaments? Is there a clock a player can repeatably timeout on in real life ...
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3answers
794 views

What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?

Lately there's been a significant growth in the number of tournaments that stay open for late registration. It's a good thing in that it allows a far greater number of entrants, and you don't have ...
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0answers
136 views

What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? [closed]

What are best computer programes and web sites one should use to upgrade Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills? There are thousands of books, hundreds of web pages a many programes to teach poker. ...
3
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2answers
194 views

Texas Hold 'Em possibilities

Suppose you have been dealt “4♡, 5♡”. Suppose you have one opponent. What is the conditional probability that you will win, given these two cards in hand, and that the board is “3♢, 4♢, 4♣, 4♠, 5♢”? ...
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2answers
2k views

Poker Academy Pro or an alternative

Several years back I trained with a copy of Poker Academy Pro. I played tens of thousands of hands and did a lot to improve my game. I changed computers to an iMac some time ago and never ...
2
votes
1answer
133 views

How to calculate the odds of the same thing happening both times I have a specific hand?

How can I calculate the odds of something happening twice? Example: I know my odds of losing with AA vs AK are just 7%, but what are they to lose with AA vs AK both times I have AA in a row? How ...
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2answers
241 views

Playing online poker with Italians (on PokerStars)?

Does anyone here know if and how can I play on Pokerstars with a friend of mine from Italy? I cannot find him when he's at a table and he can't find me either. We don't even have the same table names ...
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5answers
1k views

Poker Rooms Comparison

I am playing at Pokerstars only. Basically there are a lot of tournaments/cash games at PS according to any taste and bankroll. I am thinking of creating an account in some other poker rooms. So ...
4
votes
2answers
98 views

Does the buy-in for a tourney affect the taxes of your winning?

Let's say you are playing in the WSOP Main Event, and the bubble bursts and you're one of the first people to be knocked out. You go collect your prize of $19,106, how are taxes factored into this? ...
3
votes
1answer
392 views

What are the overall odds of winning a heads up, texas hold em hand?

I was wondering if anyone has the odds of a heads up hold em hand. I've done some searching and haven't exactly found the answer. I did try adding up the odds of winning for all 169 possible ...
4
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2answers
359 views

Bet denied after having hit the table pre-river

First to bet after turn, bets pot ($1300) in PLO. One folds, last player takes a long time to call. Bettor immediately hits the table with his fist, nothing verbal. After the river, the bettor, ...
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5answers
494 views

How to deal with overcards in the flop

OK, so you've been dealt QQ and you're feeling pretty good about things and throw out a few BBs. Everyone folds but the villain. The flop comes and it contains a rocket. Whatever happens next, I ...
5
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3answers
7k views

Does the “top 5 cards” rule apply to a flush?

Okay, so the scenario is: 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ T♥ and 3♠ on the table Alice has a 5♥ Bob has a 4♥ Who wins? Both of them have a flush to 10, right? Does the sum of the entire 5 cards count in this case?
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4answers
508 views

AKo all in v 57o?

BB is 6,000. 2 callers. I go all in (36,000) on the button with AKo. Also included in the bet are about 30,000 in bounty chips which can't be used till the final table. I'm fairly sure that was the ...
2
votes
1answer
406 views

Why offer guaranteed prize pools?

Almost all of the tournaments I choose to play have a guaranteed prize pool but often, the number of buy-ins exceeds the guarantee and then it becomes a standard prize pool equal to the number of ...
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1answer
88 views

How To Recognize Addiction To Gambling?

How to recongnize addiction to gambling? How to recognize when your bad plays are not due to tilt but addiction to gambling? What can be done?
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1answer
121 views

How to Decide Whether to Buy the Add On or Not in Rebuys

Sometimes rebuy tournaments go very well at the beginning and I accumulate a lot of chips, when I've already got lots of chips it seems silly to pay more money for the add on - usually costing the ...
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4answers
244 views

How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?

I was recently at a table with a player who often yelled "check blind!" before the flop was dealt when he was to be first to act after the flop, and he had called a pre-flop raiser. I'm guessing ...

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