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how would you play this hand knowing that the villain is an incredible calling station who will put his entire stack even on the 2nd pair? You did put all your stack when you were way ahead and he called: that is perfect! I'm not saying that's how you should always play KK like that: but versus an opponent which you know cannot fold, the goal is to ...


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The king on the river gave your opponent two pair, kings and nines. It also changed your best hand, giving you two pair, kings and nines. Your opponent had a queen kicker, which plays on this board and is the sole difference between your hand and your opponent's. In hold-em, the best hand is determined by the best 5-card combination of cards for each player ...


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In a full house, 888xx beats 777xx. That is, the higher set beats the lower without concern for what the pair is. The cards in the pair are only important if both players have the same set, such as player A's pocket being 8 2 and player B's pocket being 8 7. This would give player A 88822, and B 88877.


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The point of hold-em is that your hand is the best possible five-card combination from all seven cards. So, in this case, yes, it is a split pot. All players (as you describe them) have a 6-high straight. That's the best possible hand, so that's their hand.


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This is a very rough estimation based on this year. 35 levels passed = 70 hours of play. If they played 20 hands an hour this makes 1400 hands. For the last 5 years the number of players is roughly the same so I would guess the number of hands should be similar.


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A full house consists of a 'three of a kind' and a 'two of a kind' (='pair'). The one with the highest 'three of a kind' would have the highest full house. An example: Consider you have A2 and the other player has KQ. The board is: AA2KK. That would make a full house for you: AAA22 and your enemy as well: KKKAA. Still your full house is better and will win. ...


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Nothing is random. Shuffles are not random especially on a computer, when it really comes down to it is all just cause and effect. However things are random in the sense that they are statistically random, and in theory random in a practical sense for the game of poker (or any other card game). Now there are holes in randomness with poker. In describing ...


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I vote call. Villain did not raise on the flop or turn indicating that he was not likely holding top pair. My take on this particular villain is that the most likely thing he was doing was representing a ten in his hand because he believes the hero to be a very tight player and likely to fold a winning hand here. The fact that there was the blown flush ...


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There are many sites that sell hand histories: Try searching Google. If you're just looking for the way "good" players play, then you should be able to deduce that for yourself. For example, import the purchased hand histories into Holdem Manager or Poker Tracker or whatever you prefer. Filter the data for the kind of players you're looking for (e.g., ...


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There are many better ways to learn than that. You're unlikely to find hand histories from professional, or highly skilled amateurs, easily available online. Releasing said hand histories would be suicide. The closest your going to get, and easily one of the most productive ways to improve your online poker game, is to watch videos of skilled players ...


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You played it fine on the turn if you know he's not going to fold. Looking just at the results, you played it awesome. Got the money in as a huge favorite... but yeah, I think you overplayed your hand because you are going to lose a lot of value when the guy folds drawing thin when he would call a smaller bet. One thing I would suggest is to make sure that ...


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This is a very typical situation in microstakes where many players don't calculate their odds correctly or don't care and will go all the way to the river so the game becomes a Russian roulette. The flop was played correctly if you were against a good player. You raised the right amount to make calling with a straight draw unprofitable. Against a bad player ...


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You overplayed your hand not because you went all in ( you should have done that agains a random oponent too). The only thing on my mind in this hand after he calls preflop and we see such a good flop would be how to get all the money in the middle.(Since he called preflop he doesnt have any 2 pair or AA in his range so we are behind only vs sets wich is ...



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