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Should I call this river overbet with an overpair?

1/3 at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh Pa. Villain is a Hines Ward lookalike - he started out playing as a seemingly competent LAG, playing lots of hands fairly aggressively, putting opponents in tough ...
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4answers
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What are the measures you should useto tell how well you're doing in a tournament?

I've noticed that on pokerstars mtt's there's a chip graph with the average stack, but I'm not convinced that your stack in comparison to the mean is the best average, because there may be a few ...
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2answers
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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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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 to deal with people who randomly go all-in

In many free or low buy-in tournaments some people just goes all-in every time or bet too high for no reason. This is a bit annoying because it scares me a bit, but also it might be an opportunity I ...
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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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134 views

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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Number of game tree nodes in HU

Is there a formula to calculate every possible betting/checking outcome in Heads Up situations at a given depth (stack/BB)?
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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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What is a proper starting bankroll?

I know that people have different metrics for different stakes. From what I read it's usually 200x the big blind of the stakes you're playing at. I'm about to start saving again to build a Proper ...
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5answers
415 views

Online vs Live problem

I am having somewhat of a problem, I read books, I study hands, and I do everything a growing player should do, and I can see my progress when playing poker online. I am confident and I would like to ...
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522 views

What is a straddle bet?

I've seen this term used in various questions, but have no idea what it means, so could someone please define or explain it for me please?
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Bigger than Big Blind

I was playing in a live LV tournament. Blinds were $50 and $100. The hold cards were dealt but the player in the big blind position had yet to put in his blind. The small blind had put in $100 as he ...
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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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What are recommended computer programs for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em?

Are there a good computer programs one could use for learning No Limit Texas Hold'em? Many responses say that best way is to play with real oponents but I would like to learn without losing any money ...
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Minimum re-raise in Hold em

What is the minimum re-raise in Texas hold em? I have heard both that you need to double the previous bet and that the minimum raise is the big blind. Which is it?
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1answer
139 views

Missing the flop with AK

What are the chances of missing the flop 22 straight hands with AK? I mean when you don't flop at least one pair, two pair, straight, or a flush. I've read the chances of flopping a pair or better is ...
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1answer
115 views

5card Jacks or better

In a game of "jacks or better" to open, player A opens. He draws one card, then declares a win with a pair of sixes and a pair of threes. since he could have drawn one of the pairs, is his hand a ...
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124 views

Is chopping the blinds accepted everywhere?

Chopping the blinds is a practice when everyone folds, the small and big blinds can mutually agree to take back their blind bets and move to the next hand. Is this a universally accepted rule? Or ...
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4answers
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Is online poker still a profitable way to make money in 2014?

I knew back in the year 2005 to 2008 time-frame, online poker with mid stakes are profitable to play. I was wondering if one can still make money profitably by playing online poker game? The reason I ...
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1answer
161 views

pineapple open face chinese shooting the moon

When you shoot the moon in pineapple OFC, do you get 20 points, but the other player always scoops you? or does your hand not get scooped because it shot the moon?
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

I've done some studying, learned about ranges for stealing, raising, calling, positional play etc. but I get bored with all that theory. I don't really care about my odds and outs and I probably make ...
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145 views

Is using American Sign Langauge against the English only rule?

On several occasions I have had two or more deaf people at the same table who use ASL during the hand. This has always sparked a little debate with staff and players on if this is allowed under the ...
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2answers
555 views

Is “open-face” Chinese poker really about skill?

I've been playing this a lot recently, and it seems I can only win if I get lucky with long-odds strategies. If I plod along with the odds I go down in flames. Are there better strategies available?
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1answer
293 views

How do I calculate the odds of making a four of a kind by the river given I have a pair?

Given: My hand is any pair How do I calculate the probability of making a four of a kind by the (flop, turn, &) river?
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2answers
125 views

What determines who finishes in a paid position after Hand-for-Hand play?

I've currently been a witness to the following scenario in a MTT: Bubble play - 26 players still in play, 24 places paid. Player A gets eliminated on table 1. Player B gets eliminated on table 2 ...
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2answers
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2answers
191 views

Multiple Chip Betting TDA rule 43

The other night at our NLH tournament (Las Vegas Casino)the betting went like this, 500 bet with one 500 dollar chip, a 500 dollar raise with 2 five hundred dollar chips, then one more raise with one ...
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6answers
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Possible cheating in Online Poker (by the dealer)

It sure seems at times that the hands are dealt specifically to enhance betting. I am wondering if any of these sites might try to set up hands. For tournament play it wouldn't seem to be an advantage ...
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2answers
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What is the nature of Omaha starting hands?

When I first started to play Omaha coming from a Hold em back ground it seemed to me that the nature of a four card hand was different then the nature of two a card hand. It seemed that at a very ...
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119 views

Are both a straight and a full-house possible on the same flop? [closed]

I have been playing poker on pokerstar.net, and for several occasions, there have been a straight flush and a full house on the same flop/game, I just think that this is an impossibility. Just what ...
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4answers
337 views

How is players raising each other indefinitely prevented?

If a player on a table raises, and when his turn comes next, someone has already raised more than him, then he has an option to raise again, right? So how is it prevented that two players keep ...
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2answers
49 views

what would be the minimum and maximum bets be in 7-card stud with a pot of $1000?

I am writing a short story, set circa 1979, about a home game of 7-card stud. I am familiar with the game and the rules, but I do not know how to state the limited bet structure. This is to be a big ...
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3answers
92 views

term for when all players go all-in and show hands

Is there a term for when all players - or all but one player - have gone all in, and all hole cards are revealed before the remaining cards are dealt? Edit: to clarify, I don't mean all players on ...
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3answers
179 views

No-Limit Holdem Partial Raise Clarification

Referencing the following from this link http://www.rgpfaq.com/no-limit.html Now let us consider when a player has gone all in with a partial raise. Other players may not reraise on a player's all ...
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94 views

Whose turn is it?

Is there a specific term for the player whose turn it is to act? I though it was UTG but found out UTG means something entirely else. So, is there a specific poker term for whomever is currently ...
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3answers
511 views

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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3answers
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Should you make your choice of gaming location based on the promotions or the players?

I have a few years experience playing in the South Florida area and have over heard several locals make the choice of gaming location based off the promotions the particular casino offers. Personally, ...
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4answers
165 views

What are some good movies about Poker?

What are some good movies that every poker player should watch? This is community wiki, so please one movie in per answer.
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2answers
508 views

What is the purpose of blinds?

I understand the purpose of an ante: it stops people from constantly folding until they get perfect cards. But what's the point of having different players bet different forced bet amounts? It just ...
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2answers
500 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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4answers
479 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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5answers
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Main differences between Limit and No Limit Hold'em

I have some No Limit experience, but this hasn't stopped me from getting fleeced at Limit games, which I started playing out of curiosity. What are the strategic adjustments that must be made to move ...
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7answers
4k views

Classic Books for Texas Hold'Em

What are the classic books for learning Texas Hold'Em, off- or online? Books that every good player should, at least, know the gist of?
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5answers
275 views

Burning cards in home games

Do you burn cards in home/friendly games? As far as I am concerned, it's pretty much just a complication with no merits to us. There's no risk for the cards to be marked and the stacks we play with ...
2
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2answers
103 views

Run it more than once

I was told there is etiquette regarding running a hand more than once. Three times was suggested, so as to give your opponent an opportunity to not lose all his chips/get stacked. Three times gives ...
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4answers
216 views

Do you have any “in-hand” thinking procedures?

i'm kinda new to poker and i have problem with making too fast decisions. Do you guys have any standard "in-hand thinking procedures"? For example, when you're in hand, do you always think in the ...
2
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2answers
134 views

How is the pot split in this texas holdem hand?

Player 1 has pair of jacks and goes all in...$2000. player 2 has pair of kings and goes all in...$500. player 3 has pair of queens and goes all in...$2000. So what does each player win?
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Calculating odds with 2 cards to come

As far as I understand, odds of hitting a draw are calculated like this: On flop-to-turn: (47/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 On turn-to-river: (46/outs) - 1 = result-to-1 The above are calculations of ...

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