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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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What is Teddy KGB's tell?

Toward the end of the film Rounders, the main protagonist, Mike McDermott, decides to play his $20k bankroll against Teddy KGB in Texas Hold'Em, after the latter taunts him. After an indeterminate ...
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What impression does a smile give?

There's always a lot of serious expressions around the poker table. Sometimes I find this amusing and when someone looks at me like Vincent Vega I get the urge to smile or laugh. Is this a bad thing? ...
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Tips for my first Live Tournament

I need a few tips for my first live tournament this weekend, at the casino. It's not a very high buy-in, something like $60-$70 and about 40-50 people playing. I get the jist of how to play live ...
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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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NL100: Top Pair weak kicker facing Turn barrel

$1.00 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players SB: 100 BB (VPIP: 24.00, PFR: 16.00, 3Bet Preflop: 4.40, Hands: 230) BB: 105.84 BB (VPIP: 19.14, PFR: 14.90, 3Bet Preflop: 10.77, Hands: 311) UTG: 113.12 BB ...
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Is there a hand gesture for calling?

I'm going to the casino this weekend after playing a fair bit online and with mates. I wanted to know if there was a gesture to call, just like tapping the table means "check". You might be thinking "...
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Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners

I've recently been teaching a few of my friends to play poker, and I've explained various facets of poker play to them, now I want to explain Expected Value. It's not a simple concept and I don't ...
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How much should you bet to bluff a huge nuts?

Recently, I bluffed someone with four of a kind, bluffing I had pocket aces. My hand was 2♣ 7♠ the flop was A♣ A♥ Q♦ the turn came Q♣ My stack was $75, my opponent had $100. Blinds: 2/4 ...
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Ax2x, UTG, final tabler, 4 players. Go to war?

At the final table with Ax2x, 60000 stack, UTG, 4 players. Tournament started with about 50 players. Hero calls 8000 BB, no raises. Flop is 2x7x10x. So now hero has 2x2xAx. BB bets 8000 with about ...
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Poker Main Pot is 100 and split in 3

To make this scenario simple I just use small amount. Scenario: Main pot: $100 Player A: $30, Player B: $30, Player C: $30, Player D: $10, Player A, B, C, D checked. Then Player A raised $20 ...
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1answer
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What's the penalty for coaching at the table?

I was playing in home tournament. (However we tend to take the rules seriously.) I was attempting to bluff another player that I had position on.(We we're heads up) I made a pretty big bet and the ...
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Looking for advanced poker tutorial strategies

I have been playing poker for a while and I want to advance to a higher level and understand different strategies for the games. Do you know some good video tutorial or resources about how to advanced ...
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1answer
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Player allowed to play for main pot after folding during side pot action?

There are three players: A, B and C. A has $25, B has $50, and C has $100. A goes all-in, B and C call. Later in the hand, C makes B fold. Now, as B folded, will B be allowed to play for the main pot?
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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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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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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
90 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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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
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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
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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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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
55 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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119 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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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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575 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 5,9,K,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
367 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 didn'...
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0answers
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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
61 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
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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 play)...
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
134 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 ...
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2answers
122 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 ...
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2answers
115 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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1answer
134 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 auto-...

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