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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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Why is it forbidden to check-raise in some Casino?

I've heard that check-raising isn't allowed everywhere. What is the reason behind that?
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Insurance in cash games. In which situations is it a good idea and for how much -EV?

You get it all-in with the better hand and get offered insurance. (Either by your opponent or by a third party) How would you determine if the value in insurance is worth the -EV? I pay for private ...
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How do you sniff out a set NLHE?

This question may well be subjective and may well be closed for it but it's a question i've been dying to ask since this site was proposed: What are some signs that you're up against a set. Let me ...
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Good Poker AUDIO Books

I am looking to do more walking in order to increase my cardio. I usually listen to books on Audible (MP3) when I walk. By nature, most poker books involve charts and graphics (and that's OK). So I'm ...
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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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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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Player with 3 cards in Texas Hold'em. Now what?

We had a situation pre-flop where the UTG+3, when at his position to act, as he went to look to his cards, there were 3 cards total. At this point, the UTG had already raised, and the UTG+1 went all ...
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How much must Hero bet for Villain to fold?

Game is $1/$3 NL Hero (~315) - Been playing TAG; up $115. Played villain in one earlier hand; villain folded on river (I filled a straight, which he may have discerned). Villain (~140) - Seems like ...
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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 ...
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What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?

In draw poker, you will initially deal out, say eight hands of five cards each (40 in total), leaving 12 "unseen" cards. Some players will fold, others will choose to draw. In "The Education of a ...
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Why Prahlad Friedman's hand called dead againist Ted Bort on WSOP 2010?

First of all, watch this video; WSOP ME Controversial Hand - Friedman vs Bort (2010) I really don't understand why Friedman's hand called dead. He said "call" in his last second exactly but the ...
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How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante? [duplicate]

Could you please help me, i would like to know how to calculate main and side pots in tournament, when stacks of players less then ante + one/all of this players on sb/bb. For example: Blinds 250/...
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Postflop play books references

I feel quite comfortable playing pre flop, but I feel that I am weak in post flop play. I lack the big picture of post flop play. Can anyone give me a good reference for post flop play?
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Heads-Up And The Logic Of The Blinds

In heads-up play, the standard rules of the button, small blind, and big blind, change. Why in heads-up, is the button the small blind too? What is the logic behind this rule?
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Tricky Tournament Bubble Situation

How (and why) do you play this hand as big stack on the bubble of a short-handed SNG? All players are reasonably skilled. BB has played pretty tight in the previous ~100 hands this tournament, and in ...
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Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?

How are the pots computed when in a tournament deal when the big blind posts his full ante but then doesn't have enough to post his big blind? To take a concrete example, here's a hand history from a ...
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Bad move/bet or tilt situation?

On an amateur site. Holdem NL. SNG with 10 players. Stacks 50/100. Initial stack 10000. Blinds double every 22 hands. At the beginning of the game (hand 4), I was on early position (next UTG), with ...
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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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What does “across” mean in poker?

I've been watching some episodes of Poker After Dark and heard the players use the term "across" in a sentence such as "I had 4 across". (or "a cross" perhaps?) What does it mean? I'm thinking it ...
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Differences between playing microstakes and higher stakes

I have started playing in the internet recently and playing microstakes. The reason is that I wanted to avoid loosing too much in the beginning. Now, after ~15 evenings I am losing a bit more than ...
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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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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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Can there be more betting after an all-in covering a min raise amount?

Say player A initially raises the bet to 2200, player B re-raises to 5200, player C calls 5200, and players D and E fold. Player A then shoves all-in for 8200 total. Does this open the betting round ...
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167 views

Flopping top set on an all club flop

OK so I'm on a $2/$5 table, sitting on a stack over $1000. I have 8⋄8♠ in the SB. Preflop: Hijack makes it $20 I flat The BB, a tight aggressive player with a bigger stack than mine,...
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calling all-in before the flop

Play Money tournament on Pokerstars, single table 9-max SNG NLHE. We're in the Heads Up, roughly equal stacks, with slight advantage towards Hero. Dealt to hero: AQd. Hero bets 3 (or 4? don't ...
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What time of day are poker players at their best/worst?

My thinking is that being in the UK I can play while it's 4am or something in America, so is there a guide as to when players will be more or less alert, and hence play better or worse?
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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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combinations from 2 hole card and 7 communal cards

If we have 5 communal cards and 2 hole cards, and its our turn to deal, Can we just select all the 5 communal cards for hand? or do we need to keep our 2 hole cards and only choose 3 communal cards ...
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200nl - Flop top two on wet board and get squeezed OOP deep

This is a hand from 200nl Full Ring on FTP back in early 2010. It's a pretty interesting hand and should generate a good discussion. Note that stacks for all players involved are >100bbs. First hand ...
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NL100: Overpair vs Loose Passive @ Wet Flop. Is The Prior Action Relevant?

Villain is 53/11/3.6 Post-Flop AF; 3% PF3b; over ~60 hands. I saw villain call a few one-barrel cbets with bottom pair/underpairs at wet flops and make it to showdown passively. Also, I saw this ...
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Is there an app for managing invitations to a home poker game?

I would like to automate the following process: I send out invitations to our regular players for a poker tournament with a fixed time and place, along with an RSVP deadline. A player either: ...
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Can you win while “short a card” in poker?

Perhaps the best example comes from draw: You are dealt five cards, which include three of a kind. You discard the two odd cards and are given only ONE by the dealer. But it makes "four of a kind," a ...
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SB raise in preflop in no limit TH

please correct me if I am wrong: No Limit Texas Holdem 5 players at the table. Each has bankroll of $1000. SB = $1. BB = $2. Player1 = BTN Player2 = SB Player3 = BB Player4 = UTG1 Player5 = MP1 ...
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Online vs live tournament pace

How would the two generally compare in terms of hands per blind level etc.? Context: I'm planning to buy into a live regional event later this year, which historically had ~125 players. I find myself ...
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NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?

This is a live hand in a London Casino. The place was a little busier than the norm. The regs seemed to be drinking more than usual (Tough week perhaps?!). The atmosphere was more playful, less ...
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What online poker sites charge/rake the least? [closed]

I am pretty new to online poker. As far as I understand, the sites differ only by special events (which don't matter to me at all) and rake structure. Thus the question, which sites are the most ...
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What are the odds of getting the same four-of-a-kind twice in a row?

Several years ago, I was playing Limit Hold'Em at the Palms. I had pocket sixes, and ended up turning those into quads. Then, the very next hand -- from a different, auto-shuffled deck -- I got pocket ...
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Expected Value for SB und BB in NL HU (GTO)

Lets consider a NL HU Match 100BB deep (no rake). Both players are playing GTO (game theoretical optimum). Lets assume in the GTO Strategy the SB open limps or open raises r times and open folds f ...
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All-ins and folds: what happens to folded money?

I am trying to write a small, but complex, Texas Hold 'Em game in C++. I've come very close to the end. I'm at the part of determining winners, and payouts. Suffice it to say, I underestimated the ...
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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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What's the minimum raise rules of NLHE

assume all scenarios below are 50/100 blind NLHE game scenarios: 1.The UTG goes all-in for 90, What's the minimum raise for UTG+1? 2.The UTG goes all-in for 120. What's the minimum raise for UTG+1? ...
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What is the difference between limit and no limit starting hand rankings?

I'm reading David Sklansky's book on Hold'em Poker . It was written in a time when limit poker was much more common and so the advice was focused towards it. In his section on hand rankings, ...
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What kind of results are people getting with short stack strategies in no limit holdem?

starting a small poker school and using ed miller's short stack strategy. can anyone share their online experience with this or similar short stack strategies? mine for the last few weeks are below. ...
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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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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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Four of a kind and Three of a kind at the same time. What are the odds?

I recently got 3333KKK at Texas Holdem in one round. I know that only the Quads 3 count, but I still wonder what the probability of such a "Big Full House" is. Haven't found anything about it on the ...
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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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Hand-histories of successful players

Are there any good players who have uploaded some of their hand-histories somewhere? I am looking for at least a few thousand unfiltered hands including hole-cards. I need this to learn how the best ...
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Hillbilly texan

2 players in the hand. Does a player have to show, expose his/her hand if, at the completion of the river and final betting the calling player makes the mistake of exposing their hand first. The ...

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