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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
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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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267 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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2answers
434 views

What's the best book to read to understand this site?

I've always been a decent poker player. I typically win and understand probabilities and money management from life experience and trading. I'm an engineer, so I naturally approach things with a ...
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3answers
393 views

Which hand wins: 23 vs. 9J on a AAKKQ board?

Ignoring any flush possibility, who would win? Board: AAKKQ Player 1: 23 Player 2: 9J I think both players split the pot in half because they both have two pairs and Q as kicker, but people keep ...
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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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439 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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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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359 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
78 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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361 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
130 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 ...
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1answer
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Are non-standard verbal declarations such as “same bet” or “I put you all-in” binding?

Obviously verbal declarations using standard language (e.g. "I bet $20") is binding in most casinos. However, sometimes players get a little "cute" with their choice of language. For instance, when ...
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1answer
319 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 ...
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2answers
587 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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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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134 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. ...
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2answers
182 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
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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
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1answer
123 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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228 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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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 ...
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2answers
92 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
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1answer
383 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
357 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
485 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 ...
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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
502 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 ...
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1answer
354 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
87 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
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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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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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5answers
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What I did was right?

I'm a newbie in Poker and so I would like you to judge the rightness of my actions on the following hand: Yesterday I was playing NL Hold'em and my cards were a premium hand, K♣ K♦. We were playing ...
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2answers
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What you use to get your poker “A” when playing live?

I mean, headphones, kind of music you listen, playing other games on celular (if allowed) to "distract" a bit, taking a walk, cigars, drinks, gums in mouth, playing with chips... what is your stuff ...
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2answers
172 views

NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?

Deep stacked with the MP. Our hand is the 2nd nuts. Obviously, I have no reads so the question is do you think this is ever anything that I can beat? Is it worth the money to call? $1.00 NL FAST (6 ...
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What % of tournament winners do it without going all in

Are there any stats I could mine for this (and other) information? I want to get an idea of how much winners go all in, compared with for example me.
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2answers
1k views

What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?

I mean exactly the same two cards e.g. A♥ and 5♠, not just any A5 off suit.
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1answer
426 views

How to improve betting skills without losing too much money in the process

I've been playing poker for a while, and against casual players, I'm fairly good. When I mean casual players, I mean co-workers (even those that are "serious" about poker), random poker parties, ...
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2answers
178 views

Teaching source for putting players on hands?

Is there a teaching source (book/website) that specializes in putting players on hands? It seems that every other specialty has been addressed (Caro's tells, Sklansky's starting hands, etc.), but ...
6
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3answers
598 views

Finding leaks in your game

Having a sufficient number of hands recorder in your HUD, how am I supposed to find leaks in my game? What are the questions I have to answer in order to check my game? Which are the values of ...
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5answers
131 views

Rivering a full house

Context: Cash game (0.50$ / 1$), live. 6-max, but one player was sitting out at the time. SB: 90$ (fairly straightforward player) BB: 250$ (loose canon, bluffs too much) UTG: 100$ (loose canon, ...
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5answers
602 views

Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?

I'm just wondering the rationale for preventing folded players from competing in sidepots. My feeling is that once a player has as much in the pot as an all-in player, they should be allowed to ...
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6answers
224 views

NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?

Notes: Villain seemed timid, so I decided to play aggro vs him early on, expecting him to fight back with a weak range eventaully. I 3B him twice the 2 previous orbits, this was third time. He regular ...
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1answer
130 views

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 ...
6
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4answers
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NL200: Am I A Super-Nit For Considering Folding The Turn With TPGK?

First off, I flatted the CO opn as I'd just 3B that player very recently. I didn't want to get 4B off what was likely the best hand, and IP, it plays well enough postflop to be +EV IMO. Not certain ...
4
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2answers
227 views

Formula for making a single pair on the flop

I'm trying to get the probability of pairing only one hole card on the flop. According to this calculator, ...
5
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4answers
171 views

Starting a Friendly Poker Ring

Not sure if this is applicable to the decorum of Poker.SE but here goes: What is a reasonable way of getting a regular ring together? I have a group of 6-8 friends at work who are fairly interested ...
4
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9answers
566 views

How is Poker a game of skill?

First of all, I'm a newbie so excuse my stupid question but I have to know :( I notice a lot of people say this, especially those who play a lot of poker. I'm not really a poker player, but I know ...
4
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4answers
541 views

Pocket Aces in 9-handed

This should be a happy thing when you get pocket aces, but lately I feel bad just looking at the hole cards A♢ A♥, for example. According to what I read and everyone's advice I should bet strong with ...

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