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It affects strategy in no-limit, and especially pot-limit play. Some simple examples: There's $300 in the pot, and you plan to try a $200 bluff to take it. Well, if one of your opponent's only has $50 left, then you're really only betting $50 at him, and he can call with much less risk. Similarly, if you make a $50 bet on an early round, and your opponent ...


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I have over 1M hands in my poker database and everything holds true for the RnG of any site. Stats I can look up are frequency I get hands like AA and odds of calling and shoving all in's. Everything is fine and well within the norm. The RnG is the same for all, there are no juiced hands. As vlzvl says if you lose regularly then the only person to blame is ...


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It turns out that each shuffled deck is in the order that may have never before existed in the history of the universe! :) The odds of you getting two 52 card decks arranged in the exact same order are 52! ~= 8 x 10^67, which is waaay more than the number of atoms on Earth (~ 10^50). For a detailed explanation, please check out a great video answer on ...


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Repeat this 100 times until it really sinks in: All poker hands have exactly 5 cards, no more, no fewer. EXACTLY 5 cards. In Hold'em, you play the best possible 5-card hand you can make out of the 7 available to you, and your 5 cards are compared against your opponent's 5 cards. Exactly 5 cards, no more, no fewer. If two players both have two pair, the ...


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Repeat after me: poker hands have five cards. EXACTLY five cards. No more, no fewer. In Hold'em, each player plays the best 5-card hand he can out of the seven available. Vlad's best 5-card hand is A-8-7-4-2 of clubs. His opponent's best 5-card hand is A-8-7-4-2 of clubs. Split pot. If, perchance, our hero had, say, the 6 of clubs in his hand, then his ...


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There are five board cards in hold'em. Since you start with two known cards, there are 50 unknown. That means there are 50x49x48x47x46 ways the board can come. Since the order of the cards on the board doesn't matter, divide that by the number of ways 5 cards can be arranged (120), that's 2118760 total distinct boards. There are 47x46/2 of those boards that ...


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From the Wikipedia article on Poker Hands: Of the 2,598,960 possible five-card combinations, {formula elided} 1,302,540 do not contain any pairs and are neither straights nor flushes. As such, the probability of being dealt "no pair" in a five-card deal is approximately 50.11% In seven-card poker, the frequency of such "no pair" is 23,294,460; the ...


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There's a big number of applications out there, ready to ease your massive multi-tabling such as Table Droid (as mentioned by @XVirtusX) or Table Ninja. Keep in mind that these programs don't not do anything more than positioning your tables, open new ones and may/or not optimize your bets. Poker companies are very picky to extra real-time information like ...


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Certainly customizing hotkeys and layouts for automatic table placements on screen is of big help for anyone seriously considering multitabling. I recommend you to use automatic Table Droid. It has all this features and it is free to use playing in microstakes.


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I don't mean to be condescending. Really I am not! The answer to your question is you should learn to be a good poker player. The best way to learn something is to follow the example of masters. My poker experience started with David Sklansky books. I suggest "No Limit Hold ‘em Theory and Practice by David Sklansky and Ed Miller". You can google other ...


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Your question is confusing, and it appears that you may have misunderstood the terminology. "So I can calculate what the maximum bet size is with a positive EV. However, that would be too high, since we surely don't want a 0 EV." Do you mean if a bet size is too high, it would not be called, therefore the final value would be zero? This is not the standard ...


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They both have aces full of kings. The pot would be split. Aces are always higher than kings in holdem, except when played low as part of a A2345 straight.


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Not really, I'd have played it exactly the same, especially given this is a multi-way pot, you want to isolate here against baby aces and small pairs hitting a set on subsequent streets. A King is well within any of the other players' ranges too. It's the right play.


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You can use this this calculator, but basically you would need to know your opponents hand in order to actually calculate the odds. The probability you have of hitting your outs however, can be calculated. Take a look at my other answer to learn how. If you have a solid read you could try to include the probability of him hitting his hand after you have ...


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Everyone check to the button, no one is showing strength. Someone wants a free/cheap draw The button's job is to show strength, he might have anything, even after raising pre-flop. You know he has something, probably a suited-connected hand or a small pair, it's unlikely that he has a high pair in this action, although it's always possible. We later come ...


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You got your money in with the best hand. And he was not getting pot odds to call. Even if you knew what was in his hand you make the right play. At the flop you were 68%. Even if he filled up the straight you still had 4 outs yourself for a full house. On that board you had a very good hand. I would not have put a player on 24. And I doubt they put ...


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I do not know if the callers are big/small blind, so I am going to be pessimistic and say the pot is 4*6= 24$ after the flop. On the flop, before you shove the pot is 24+15+15=52$. You shove with 48$, hence he has to call with 33$ the pot odds are 33/100 or 33%. He has 8 outs, hence the probability of hitting is aproximatley 8*4= 32%, or more precise 30% ...


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In general, equity is your expected value when you would run the same hand infinite times. In probability theory, we take the calculated chances as truth in a scenario where the event is repeated infinitely. In poker, your equity or expected value can be calculated by taking your chance of winning and multiplying that with the value of the pot. We have in ...


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Never heard of Morton's Theorem, so i did some research. There are 2 big differences; Sklansky's Theorem of Poker is applied mostly in HU pots, while Morton's Theorem is applied exclusively on multi-way pots. Morton's Theory says basically that it may be correct (ie. EV+) if your opponents would instead fold a draw (ie. correctly, based on pot odds) rather ...


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A poker hand is only five cards, so it's a split pot.


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As you play and will gather experience you might start feeling things when you play and it will affect your decisions. (At least that's what happens with me) Sometimes when you have a really good hand(2 pairs or better) and your oponent starts to be aggressive when he normally never is. That's when you know it's time to fold. Even if the situation says it's ...


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It can depend on the casino or cardroom you are playing at, some have different house rules. With that said from my experience it doesn't matter which seat he picks, he will be big blind and the game will continue as normal. This is by far the normal in most places I have played and dealt in. I have dealt in places that did it a little different. I have ...


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For me, the best way to play Aces is to sometimes limp-in and other times raising preflop. In the games I play, if I raise 15 to 20 it doesn't surprise me to to get 3 to 5 callers. The problem I run into, is let's say I get 3 callers of 20 dollars, now there 80 in the pot and, even with a good flop for Aces, it's so hard to know where my opponents are at. ...


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Well it seems like you are talking about value betting. The EV is basically if it is worth calling or betting that much. But when you are value betting you should be sure you have the best hand in play. Then the size of the bet is the maximum amount you think your opponent will call. Say you have the nuts if you are putting your opponent on a strong hand ...


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Each time you remove players from a table, the same rules apply. More blinds to pay turn into more action. Less cards distributed turn into the average starting hand being lowered. Of course, removing 1 player will not change the game as removing 3, but it is good to keep it in mind.


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I believe Pokerstars will allow you to play up to 5 play money tables at the same time. You could play on another site at the same time to add more. Most poker rooms will have a cap on the number of play money tables that you can play because you are not a paying customer of theirs and therefore you only get to use so much free bandwidth :)


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Although several of the answers above have certainly covered the rules of the game, I believe your answer may be this: "I have played the free Texas Holdem in one online poker app." Many of the free online apps have been poorly written and therefore have lots of bugs like the one you are describing. Keep that in mind, and as long as you got the rules down ...


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It is somewhat crucial to do this as you're playing. I am asuming that you are somewhat new to poker. Under this circumstances those will be your basics for decision making. You should always check for the math before considering taking other steps in the hand. If you can't say if you're move will be +EV or -EV, how would you be able to make profitable ...


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A2 will be nut low when: There are 3 or more different cards 8 of below on the board. None of those three board cards is an A or 2. It might still be nut low in other cases, for example where either the A or the 2 completes a wheel with 4 board cards. But in most--not all--cases, nut low is the having in your hand the two lowest cards not on the board. ...


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"Game of skill" and "game of chance" are not disjoint sets: they overlap at poker, backgammon, bridge, and many others. Any game can have a randomizing element like the deal of a card or the roll of a die, and yet still have player choices and strategies that lead skillful players to win more often than less-skilled ones. Would you call football a game of ...



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