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What exactly happens when chip denominations are pulled in a tournament?

Let's say you're in a tournament and they are taking away the small denominations of chips. For example, if the blinds are 10,000 / 20,000 with a 2,000 ante and you still have chips worth 100. While ...
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Would someone adept at Online Poker be just as good at Casino Poker?

I have gotten good enough at "fake poker" that I would like to try my hand at putting real money down on a game at a Casino (in Pittsburgh). I play Online Poker using chips that have no value. So ...
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Probability of flopping straight flush

So your given 2 cards (same suit), and then next three cards (flop; also same suit). What is the probability of that happening? So I figured out that 2 cards have been dealt to you meaning there are ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Consider you have a made hand like a pocket pair, or a good preflop draw like two suited cards, would it be good to play aggressive, even go all-in, if you have i) a low stack, ii) a medium stack, or ...
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Dealer cheating, why is rolling the deck bad practice?

Rolling the deck is the practice of not keeping the deck level at all times during a hand. Dealers in school, when they are breaking in, and as policy at any legitimate poker dealing job are told to ...
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Odds of predicting the flop (twice!!)

At a weekly pub tournament game, final table, TD is dealing for the table. Hand 1, he calls out (predicts) the flop cards, values only, not suits. eg: 9, Queen, 3 He then turns over the flop cards, ...
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Evaluating tourneys on both rake and prize pool?

I play tourneys exclusively and live in Las Vegas. I have a dedicated poker bankroll to play tourneys in the $125-$150 range without any issue. When I play higher, I usually take on investors. I'd ...
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What are the advantages gained by those who cheat?

I read that online poker sites disallow certain applications to be used during play. I'm not experienced with poker but I do play regular games and I assume these are the equivalent of "wall hacks", ...
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How to size an opening raise in a NLHE tournament with antes?

My goal as opener is to win before the flop, get heads up, and/or win on the C-Bet after the flop. My current understanding for sizing an opening raise before the flop is 3 to 5x the BB since less ...
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Tournaments: how to determine rankings if multiple players are knocked out in the same hand?

Imagine this Scenario: We have a Sit N Go tournament with 10 people, and top 5 win money. In the very first hand, all 10 players go all in (with the same amount of chips obviously), and 1 player ...
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Poker Practice - Preflop All In

Fairly new player here - I've been using an online practice game (vs AI) as a tool to start off with. In their games, if someone goes all-in before the flop and no one calls them on it, that player ...
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Best way to put your poker learning into a cohesive plan?

I am a tourney player exclusively and I want to improve my poker significantly in 2015. I'm also a person that likes to put a plan/goals into place in order to measure myself against that progress. ...
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Should I slow play a set?

$1-2NL, I am in UTG + 1. UTG raises to $7. I have 2-2 and call the $7 (questionable call considering I am down to about $150...should I raise? fold?) Couple other callers. Flop comes Q-8-2...two ...
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MTT - flush draw vs loose big'o'stack

So i am in the money on a 0.10$+0.01$ MTT with M=5 and playing tightly waiting for a decent hand to shove. I'm UTG in this hand. I had a recent, won shove and decided to just call A⋄T⋄ ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

There are two players left after the river card has been delt. Player 1 bets and player 2 calls. Does player 1 HAVE to show his cards, since it's HIS turn and he got CALLED, or is he allowed to muck ...
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Final table shuffle in MTT

Last night I was playing in a MTT at the local casino and when the tournament was down to the final table, the players were shuffled. The floor managers gave us cards to pick with the position number. ...
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Who has advantage if one player is known to have an Ace?

Suppose that in a Texas hold'em heads up both player 1 and 2 know from the beginning that player 1 has an Ace. (This cannot happen in a normal game, of course.) Who has an advantage, player 1, since ...
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Pocket Tens vs Pocket Jacks

hi so I was playing a 1/2 NLH 9 players and I had pocket 10's last one to act ! (I had about 190 or less and he had close 800 and was running good all game) UTG +2 raised to 15 and it was folded ...
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Problem with a hand in Texas hold'em

We play as friends and keep arguing over a certain hand dealt. The scenario is on the last card dealt it becomes a straight on the table, say 23456, I understand if someone has a 7 then that would win ...
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Nut flush draw shove

I tried finding an answer on a few sites first, but couldn't. Just wondering about nut flush draws on the flop. Hopefully I give enough info here, but I am just wondering if the following is the ...
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What happens if the last two live players fold at the same time?

In a no-limit hold em cash game, only two players remain live in the hand. Who claims the pot if both of these players muck their cards simultaneously? There are no verbal declarations - both players ...
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What should a new player memorize?

As a new poker player, what information should I memorize? Odds for making common hands? Odds for a given number of outs? Other information?
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Is Christmas a good day to play poker? [closed]

I have always thought the games seemed kind of tight and most of the players a little grumpy. Playing or not have a merry Christmas.
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Should I have bet this river? - KK vs potential flush

Playing 2NL. Hero has only seen villain in one hand where he called some large bets with top pair mid kicker and got lucky on the river. Villain has 9$ and hero has $1.90. Preflop Hero is on button ...
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ZOOM FR NL2 - AA on wet board

This is a hand i played on ZOOM full-ring $0.01 - $0.02 I dealt bullets A♣A⋄ and was on MP. I raised the pot 3.5 BB ($0.07), got a call from CO. Flop came wet ...
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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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Get all-in on a steal by a deep stack with avg hand

I played a play money MTT on Pokerstars and was wondering about a stealing situation. I was already In The (play) Money but had a short stack, specifically 3.53 BB with an M of 2. My opponent was a ...
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Must you show your cards if you are playing the board?

I was curious, if you do like a monster bluff in hold em' and your hand is literally the board, someone calls you and its time to show your cards. Do you legally have to show your cards in this case, ...
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What is the correct calculation to make various combinations of Hold'em hands?

For example, if I hold two different cards, what's the probability I get a pair at river? Here is my calculation: (3/50 + 3/49 + 3/48 + 3/47 + 3/46)*2 Is it correct? How does one calculate the ...
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Do Odds Change if Count of Players at Table Change?

I must admit I am much more of a non-Poker gambler, but this question intrigued me. The more players that are at a table, the more likely it is that a given card will be in someone's hand and not ...
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What is the maximum number of players in Texas Hold'em?

I've been told the maximum number of players at a Texas Hold'em table is 10. Why?
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Cost Effective Ideas for Promoting a Poker Wiki?

I live in Las Vegas and I am tired of relying on message boards and directories to provide current information on Las Vegas poker rooms. So I have decided to create a non-commercial venture and create ...
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Pineapple open face chinese Initial layout

I've been practicing different layouts of hands trying to get better. I am unsure of the best setup for this starting hand: Q:hearts:Q:diamonds:J:diamonds:8:clubs:6:spades: I want to put the Queens ...
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What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?

As the title says I would like to know what do you most focus when studying poker. Math? Human behavior? MTT strategy? Poker theory? Analyse session errors? Cash games strategy? Videos of live/online ...
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What tie breakers exist?

There are cases that a tie might arise in Poker. In many of those cases the ending point of the straight or the highest number in a pair wins. For example Straight to 9 beats straight to 8. Two ...
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MTT — math point of view

Preface First of all I want to say, that I am not familiar with poker games other than No Limit Texas Hold'em. However, my theory should be extended to a wide class of MTT games. The information ...
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Metrics on time to make decisions in live play?

Are there any metrics out there that determine the average length of time you have to make a decision in live poker? For example, let's take a tournament scenario, the antes and the blinds are out ...
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Good holiday gifts for poker players?

I run a poker discussion group where we all get together and talk about hands and help each other out with our games. It's a relatively new group but it's getting a lot of success. I consistently get ...
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What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?

Recently I stumbled across the field of nootropics. I don't know anywhere near enough to say whether they really work, and I'm not willing to try any of the unregulated drugs unless a regulatory ...
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Correct way to play Three of a Kind in the flop

I had 100 chips and As4h, I only called the bet, 12, so I would see the flop. Flopped 7hAhAc. I bet 25. My opponent called. Turned 9h, I went all in. My opponent called. Turned 2h and he made a flush ...
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To steal the pot, how much should I bet if first to act post-flop?

Let's say we went to the flop. Damn, no hit. I'm first to act. I decided to 'steal' the pot, by raising high enough that people fold but not too high so I don't lose too much if somebody got a ...
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Do odds depend the the number of hands folded preflop?

In a game with 8 players where 6 fold, two players went all in pre flop, one had JJ and the other had KJ. I know JJ means that you are ahead before the cards are played and the probability of winning ...
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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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Maximizing post oak bluff rate

Apart from the ones mentioned by Dan Harrington, what are some situations in which post oak bluffs are most successful? For example, against what kind of opponents against what kind of range we ...
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do you HAVE to show your cards in an all in heads up?

Lets say we have a heads up game, or a hand that only two players remain. after the... let's say turn. player one goes all in. player two calls. Are there any official rules to showing your hands? is ...
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I lost and i dont get why, can any one help?

Was just playing some free poker and i don't get why i lost On the board there was a 9♣K⋄3♣4♠K♠. My opponent had Q⋄9♠. I had 9♥3♠ i have ...
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Bankroll Management on a Monthly Budget

There's lots of advice for managing your bankroll from a starting balance, but I don't have much in the way of an actual bankroll. What I do instead is set aside a monthly budget ($100) just for ...
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How to use poker odds calculators?

I know that odds calculators are a very prominent part of poker but I am a bit confused on how to use them most effectively. Are odds calculators meant to be used during the game to suggest a ...
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Can an Ace be low in a straight?

I was under the impression that, in Texas Holdem, "Aces are always high". However, I have been playing online and I noticed that aces are used in a low straight (A, 2, 3, 4, 5). Was I mistaken that ...
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Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?

Lately I've been experiencing heavily aggressive play a lot. It seems like there is always one player who raises preflop to 3BBs or more very frequently. They then follow up with a half pot or more ...

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