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Do I have to show all players if I show to one?

So I was playing Texas hold'em, heads up in a hand at a full table of 10, after the turn I made a large bet and he folded. He flipped his cards up and showed the table. I took a quick peek at my hand ...
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4answers
230 views

How do you trust on the online poker site when playing online?

How can you be sure when playing online that some other player is not a site employee that can see the cards of every player?
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1answer
75 views

What is the best way to play online tounaments?

Most people say they play in a normal style waiting for premium hands and see how it goes. But I have found out that in online poker tournaments when at least 2-3 people are all-in making crazy calls ...
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Confusion on Poker Hand concerning high card [duplicate]

playing texas holem with some friends last night, could tell me who wins this hand and why? Player 1: 2, Q player 2: 2, 3 TABLE: A, 2, 7, J, 4
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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 ...
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1answer
71 views

Text Based Poker Game

Any text based poker games out there? I'm at work with absolutely nothing to do right now, but I don't want to look like a slacker.
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2answers
183 views

Should I have gone all in on Flop with bottom pair and flush draw?

Holding A♣ 6⋄ Flop K♣ 9♣ 6♣ BB goes all in on Turn. If I flop a club on Turn or River, pot is mine for sure. I call his all in, miss the flush, BB has two clubs and ...
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1answer
169 views

AAA flop, KJ holding against very aggressive player

I want to discuss a hand I've played recently. At the late stage of a single-table live tournament, I am middle-stacked relative to others (about 16k), but dangerously close to the "yellow zone", on ...
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1answer
65 views

When do you feel its time to take your chips and go home?

When do you feel its time to take your chips and go home? We should identify when we are playing bad but what about chip size? I made $615 in 45 minutes 2 nights ago on 2/3 live in Sydney Australia. ...
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2answers
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What are the odds of having 2 Quads in the same hand?

Just watched a video that went as follows: Player 1 (Button): Q♥Q♠ Player 2: 9♥9⋄ Player 3: 2♣2♠ Flop: Q⋄9♠Q♣ Turn: 5♠ River: ...
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1answer
84 views

Up & Down Straight Draw VS Flush Draw Comparison

Why in Texas Hold'em Flushes are considered higher than Straights? Apparently, the probability that you will hit your up & down straight (8 cards) is lower than hitting your flush (9 cards). I am ...
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1answer
53 views

Eliminating two players from a four-hand hold'em play

A four-person hand, say Alice (Button), Bob (SB), Carol (BB) and David, ends with Bob and Carol eliminated. Who will have the button in the next hand and how blinds will be posted among Alice and ...
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How to choose new dealer when some new players have joined and some previous players have left the table?

Suppose these are the players on a table on which a game has just finished. A1 B2 C3 D4 [E5] F6 [E5] was the dealer. But now [D4] [E5] [F6] left, and [G7] [H8] joined. A1 B2 C3 __ [__] __ {G7} ...
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Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?

You are at an eight-handed table in 5 card draw. A tight player opens in first seat, and his reputation is that he would not open in that position with less than a pair of aces, or queens up. Several ...
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1answer
114 views

“Waiting for a better spot” in tournaments

When watching instruction videos or reading online discussions, you often read about the concept of "waiting for a better spot". The player often mentions that they have an "edge over the field" and ...
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2answers
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How many ways to shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards?

Most likely you've had a situation, where you look down at your pocket cards, and they're exactly the same as the hand before. If they're junk, you suspect that the dealer is being lazy and didn't ...
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3answers
336 views

who wins if everyone has a pair

I've been playing poker with friends and by the end of the play when all 5 cards are face up, everyone reveals their hand but only one of their cards matches the table, who is the winner? Table ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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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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1answer
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PFR (preflop raise) statistics calculation with raise + 4bet in one single hand

Say you have played only 3 hands. 1 of them was when you were SB 1 of them was when you were BB 1 of them was when you were at Button You folded when you were SB and BB. It was only when you were ...
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1answer
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texas holdem split pot [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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0answers
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Confusing hand in a Texas Hold em [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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57 views

Re Raise question

Last night our game of 1/2 had this happen First bet of $3 and then I bet $7. The next player bet $11 and was told he had to bet $14. Could he have bet the $11 I still don't know what his minimum ...
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1answer
134 views

What is more profitable in a long run: cash games or tournaments?

I am a big fan of tournaments, but more often win in cash games than in tournaments. Cash games look to me more as games of skills compared to tournaments where people because of the large blind sizes ...
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2answers
114 views

How should I approach a zoom game where it feels like opponents always seem to flop better hands (big raises)

I have been trying to grind up the 0,01/0,02 NL zoom tables for a while and when I am losing money, it always seems like opponents bet every single flop big. This also goes for pre-flop play where I ...
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3answers
336 views

Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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2answers
48 views

NL Hold Em coming into the blind

In a cash game. The button is on seat 10, seat 1 is the small blind and seat 2 is the big blind. Both seat 2 and seat 3 bust out and are not rebuying into the game. Only 1 player is coming to sit ...
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2answers
85 views

Pair of Jacks at the final table

Shall I shove with a medium stack close to a big money? I have a pair of Jacks at the UTG. Any thoughts in regard of that?
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2answers
279 views

Best zoom poker bot strategy

I'm currently developing a poker bot that plays online by itself in zoom poker and I'm looking at optimising the strategy. So far I've noticed that setting an investment limit based on equity is ...
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2answers
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If you put chips out but don't say anything while it's your turn, can you take them back, even if you didn't say anything?

My dad and I were playing poker and it was his turn, he put chips out there, removed his hand from the chips, and I said I call. Then he took his chips back and said he didn't bet yet because he ...
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0answers
54 views

Video poker RTP

This site shows that using a 'simple' strategy or an 'optimal' strategy in Jacks Or Better fullpay video poker results in 99% return-to-player (RTP). RTP is defined as the fraction of money won to ...
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1answer
47 views

Best 5 cards and the kicker [duplicate]

If the board is showing: T♥ T⋄ A♣ J♠ 6♥ One player has an A⋄ 7♥ The other player has an A♥ 5♣ do they split the pot, or does the 7 ...
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1answer
43 views

How are cards dealt when you get Fantasy Land in OFC?

I know that one card at a time, starting from the left of the button, is dealt out for the first 5 cards in OFC. However, how are cards dealt if someone gets Fantasy Land (FL)? (assuming heads-up ...
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2answers
495 views

Best way to play poker online for playchips

I got hooked to holdem poker on fulltiltpoker.com a few years back. They were shutdown for some financial irregularities. Since then I've been playing on facebook with zynga poker but it's not that ...
2
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2answers
120 views

Ideal bet size based on EV

I'm trying to determine what the ideal bet size is on strong hands. I do understand the concept of EV. So I can calculate what the maximum bet size is with a positive EV. However, that would be too ...
4
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2answers
115 views

What is representative number of hands played?

I am starting playing poker and I would like to track my results to check if I am winning, loosing or flat. This is e.g. useful to decide whether I can start playing higher stakes or if I should ...
2
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2answers
102 views

exact same card back to back to back

What are the odds of getting the same card, example 2 of clubs, back to back to back three hands in a row. It seems to always happen when dealers are tired at the poker house where I play. Yes it ...
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3answers
5k views

Publicly available poker stats

Are there any sources of poker hands, including how they play out with betting etc... I am imagining the log files of some poker site somewhere. I am looking for complete hand histories - and ...
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1answer
113 views

How to deal with the fast rate of play online

I recently tried playing online for the first time and I was astonished by how fast it was. More than one time my timer actually ran out before I could figure out what I wanted to do, and I was ...
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3answers
313 views

Did I play this AK hand well?

Weak online 25/50 cash game with play money. Hero in the Cutoff Seat, Villain under the gun. Villain is pretty loose player with about 2K in chips, hero has about 5k. Everyone up to Hero limps, then ...
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2answers
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equity issue with equity calculator software

sorry for what is likely a straightforward question but when using equilab I see the following: my hand: 8♥8⋄ board (flop+turn): 6♥8♣Q♣K⋄ If I calculate ...
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1answer
116 views

Bayesian statistics

A player either calls or raises the big blind. I assume there is a 50% chance he has an ace. I also have an ace. The flop comes and includes an ace. How should I now assess the probability that he ...
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5answers
287 views

Determining the proper play on the turn

This hand came up in a local WPT event (not the main event for the series) that had a $340 buyin. Everyone started the tournament with $15K in chips and the structure was good with 40 minute blinds. ...
10
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2answers
3k 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 ...
3
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3answers
125 views

Omaha: Interesting dealer mistake at showdown

Situation: Hero is out of position with KKxx against Villain in a local Omaha cash game. Play proceeds to river, and Villain bets to put Hero all-in. Hero suspects busted draw and calls. Hero ...
2
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3answers
196 views

No Limit Texas Holdem 6 max vs full ring (9 player) PF Range

My questions is specific to cash games. I have a certain PF range that I play when I am playing 6max (10NL) online that has been working pretty well for me. At 6 max everyone plays a pretty straight ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Tournament play, what would you do?

Pre flop action! Blinds t3000-6000, 2 players Villian#1 is UTG and short stack, moves all in for t75,000. Villian#2 is in Hijack position, doesn't realize Villian#1 went all In for $75,000 and ...
2
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2answers
114 views

Texas holdem rules

Do you have to show your hole cards when playing the board in Texas holdem at showdown after everyone has checked and you are in 1st position and declare "I am playing the board"?
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2answers
217 views

Is there statistically any combination worse than 2 7 offsuit for preflop Texas Hold'em?

The question basically says it all. I've always heard/played 2 7 offsuit as it was the worst hand, but I never looked more into it, it just made sense. Does anyone know if there is any hand worse for ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Straight draw in heads up?

With a stack of 3000, 50/100 blinds, I was holding: 2 4 (not suited) I'm big blind in a heads up game. Opponent matches the big blind, so I end up playing a hand I'd never play otherwise. ...

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