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Can I bet on who I think will win the hand at a casino?

Would I be allowed to say to my friend at the table "I bet 10 dollars that gentleman there wins this hand." Assuming that both of us are not currently in the hand. Is this rude? Is this legal?
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All-in, pre-flop with AK… twice. Was that a bad decision?

I was playing against a player who was going all in almost every hand pre-flop. So after waiting until I had something that I thought could beat a random hand, I went all in with AKo. LOST to Qx. BUY ...
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Hands selection in a 6 table

I am trying to find any kind of cheat sheet that would guide me in which hands should I select to play in 6 players (Texas Hold'em) game. I believe it will be needed to play more hands, but I am lost ...
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looking to see what card would have come

Whilst playing texas holdem, two players are left in a hand - one as the dealer, on the turn the other player bets, and the dealer folds meaning the other player has won the hand - but the dealer out ...
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1answer
62 views

Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

So I'm not very good at math, but I'm trying to improve. I'm trying to understand this calculation that I read in Wikipedia, But I find it to be confusing, I would appreciate a clarification. I ...
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79 views

High Card only count

How many 5 card poker hands only have a high card, i.e no pair, straight, flush, e.t.c? A breakdown of high cards would also be appreciated. I do know what is special about 23457 off-suited - any ...
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Can I create freemium chip-based poker software without licence?

I want to create poker software which will let players play with chips not real money, however they will be able to buy more chips if they wish to do so. Do I need to hold gambling licence for such ...
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297 views

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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Is online poker safe?

I'm sure many of you remember the story of various poker websites being seized by the FBI back in 2011 (such as Full Tilt, Pokerstars etc.) and how the assets of many American players were frozen ...
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4answers
257 views

Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

Lets say that you have identified a shark at your table. He plays TAG by the books and has been consistently winning at a slow and steady pace. It is obvious that he has knowledge of poker and it can ...
2
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2answers
290 views

How to play bottom pair in middle position?

I was playing NLHE speed poker on microstakes. I had 6♥ 6⋄ in MP and I made a standard 3BB bet. Then the button called. The flop came J⋄7♠3♣. Made standard 50% pot ...
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2answers
271 views

Flopping a Set with pocket Sevens, was it played correctly?

I was new to the table and I bought in for $200. It was literally the 5th hand: 1). Preflop: I limp in the blinds with pocket 7's (6 callers ) 2). Flop: Board comes K 7 4 rainbow UTG checks I ...
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Late live MTT: critique the play

Tourney background: it is a $65 buy-in at a local Midwestern state casino. Roughly 55 total entrants. Tournament is paying top 6 with 13 players remaining. 7 players at table blinds are 1k and 2k ...
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1answer
116 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
432 views

Texas Hold 'Em possibilities

Suppose you have been dealt “4♡, 5♡”. Suppose you have one opponent. What is the conditional probability that you will win, given these two cards in hand, and that the board is “3♢, 4♢, 4♣, 4♠, 5♢”? ...
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398 views

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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3answers
385 views

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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8answers
25k views

Is it possible to play for real money online in the US?

I know that after "Black Friday" many online poker sites didn't allow U.S. Players to play for real money anymore. I've heard/seen that it's possible to play via bitcoins and/or other proxy methods. ...
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3answers
1k views

Short stack play - best way to deal with it?

Short stack play - the extreme measures/adaptive game-plan a short-stacked player will undertake to stay in the game. The characteristics of this effect/game-plan tends to include higher levels ...
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3answers
128 views

Bad Experiences with Online Poker Sites [closed]

I am doing a survey of online poker sites, and I want to know if anyone has any particularly bad experiences with any of them, refusing refunds, continual crashes, or anything else.
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1answer
75 views

For online play what are the benefits of reloading your stack below a certain limit

On some sites, you can automatically reload your stack once it gets below a certain limit. I can see why this might be beneficial for your table image so you're not seen as short stacked, but surely ...
3
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1answer
80 views

Cash outs, are they always in cash or are there other options?

This question is about cash outs in brick-and-mortar casinos or poker clubs. Assuming your cash out is in tens of thousands or more, Do you always cash out in cash or will casinos pay by check or wire ...
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1answer
47 views

Poker Ready Reckoner

This is a table with Card 1 along the top and Card 2 top to bottom on the left. When you are dealt a particular hand, you can make notes in the appropriate box. Does anyone do this?
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2answers
82 views

Does 'super stillness' emphasize strength or weakness?

When an opponent raises pot sized bet on the river after its checked to him/her, and stays very very still, doesn't respond to comments and doesn't move at all, does it mean they are very weak or very ...
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1answer
121 views

Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

In a heads up game, the dealer is also the small blind. Because of this, when the game goes from three to two players or from two to three players, separate rules apply in order to accommodate for the ...
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1answer
113 views

Proper way to dispute a dealer's actions

I was recently in a poker room where I saw some unexpected behavior from a dealer. I don't want to call the place out, but I do want to make it clear that it's not a small-time or shady operation; ...
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1answer
109 views

At least one ace

It's Texas Hold'Em with 6 players. What's the probability that at least 1 player is dealt an ace? What is the distribution model for 0..4 aces?
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283 views

Defending a made hand, is it good to make a high bet?

Yesterday at the cash table with 7 opponents, the following happended. I got Q♥6♥ and betted 3BB pre-flop. Three opponents called on me, the flop was 7♠Q⋄8♣. Then I ...
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2answers
266 views

Joining and rejoining a texas holdem poker game that is already in progress

As i am coding a poker game at the moment, i am facing with the problem of a new player joining or rejoining a hand already in progress. That being said i have drawn an image to better illustrate what ...
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2answers
745 views

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", ...
2
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3answers
328 views

Miracle Full House Beats Me

The other night I was playing in an online no-limit tournament (Bovada) and had the following experience: My pocket cards were 9K (suits don't matter here) and the flop was TJQ to give me a straight ...
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3answers
168 views

Help with a tournament hand - KK in SB

If you are a tournament specialist, I would appreciate your input on this hand. Daily tournament at a large Las Vegas casino, 24 people total, 8 of us left, 3 get paid Buyin for the tournament was ...
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2answers
92 views

Choice of hands, would you choose 8/9 or 7/J

The title says it all really. Both are either suited or not, so it's a fair call. The slight bias with the Jack (you were expecting 7/10 hey?) is intentional. If the range was shifted up/down, would ...
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1answer
377 views

Probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts

So I've been trying to figure out the probability of flopping the unbreakable nuts. And I'm a little confused on how exactly it will work out. Essentially, I think that having some sort of straight ...
3
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3answers
206 views

Minimum raise after flop

Game: Texas Holdem No Limit, blinds 5/10. What is the minimum raise allowed after the flop in the following cases? Case 1: player A first to act goes all in with 1 chip. Case 2: player A first to ...
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1answer
78 views

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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58 views

If there are no random numbers

how are Poker hands decided? Or perhaps you believe in true chaos like these people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chaos_theorists
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3answers
130 views

Mucked hand. who wins?

I was playing heads up in a Texas holdem game and I mucked my hand. and the other player didn't realize and mucked also. Who gets the pot?
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180 views

Does the % of winning when someone goes all-in count cards in hands which have been folded?

In poker, when someone goes all-in, and another player calls, they both reveal their cards, and on TV or internet poker websites, they show the percentage each player has of winning. For example: ...
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3answers
208 views

How to play two pairs when flop is connected?

Recently I had following hand. I was playing 6 players money 1/2$ NLH game I had K♥J♠ in SLposition. The player just before me made standard 3BB bet I called. Every one else folded. ...
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2answers
65 views

What is the right way to list tourney structure for a level?

Let's say I want to write an email to a friend (or post a question here!) and I want to write the structure for a THE tourney level. The small blind is 200, the big blind is 400 and the ante is 75. ...
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4answers
860 views

What is a “dead raise”?

I've been watching some episodes of Poker After Dark (the tournament episodes) and heard the dealer say that if the players try to straddle, it will be considered a "dead raise". But what exactly is ...
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vote
1answer
64 views

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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2answers
116 views

If you could design your own poker tools what would they look like?

I've been working on my game more & more an enjoying the process. I'm also a software engineer by trade and got to thinking: if you could design your own poker training tools, what would they look ...
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3answers
183 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
329 views

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 ...
4
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4answers
828 views

Poker program that tells you the best-known multistrategy in limit hold'em

Following up on an article I read in the NY Times I've learned that the best limit hold'em bots are better than the best humans. My understanding is that for each game state they reach these bots must ...
3
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2answers
126 views

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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9answers
8k views

What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating

This question applies to both free to play or paid servers. It is very much possible that the online poker host can cheat by playing intelligent bots. I suspect Zynga Poker is all time big cheater. ...

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