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"Table stakes" rules are essentially as old as poker itself. My copy of Foster's Practical Poker (1905) says that some games would allow borrowing or going to pocket, but even then going all in was more common. There was an extra important rule: if you borrowed or went to pocket in order to raise, you were no longer allowed to go all in if reraised, but had ...
It is the best 5 card hand. Player 1 has 7,7,Q,Q,J Player 2 has 7,7,Q,Q,9 Player 1 has a better hand, they win the pot.
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