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What was your position ? Q♥6♥ is a hand I would've only played only for a steal (maybe) or in SB (also maybe). It's less than an average hand. The fact also you got 3 callers sounds like you were in a very loose table. I expect at least one out there to have a better Q than yours. CBet was reasonable, but the bet size was plain wrong in my ...

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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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First calculate the probability that no aces are dealt to 6 players (12 cards): Prob of no aces 48/52 * 47/51 * ..... * 37/41 = 0.3376 = 33.8% Therefore the probability of at least one ace being dealt is given by 1 - 0.3376 = 0.6624 = 66.24% The probability of 1 and only 1 Ace being dealt is given by: 12 * 4/52 * 48/51 * 47/50 * ... * 38/41 = 0.4379 = ...

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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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For the purposes of this answer, Player 1 is the one with the Ax hand. Player 2 is the player with the non-Ace hand. I'm also assuming that Player 2 has a random hand - in other words, sometimes their starting hand will also include an Ace. This is an interesting question. My conclusion is that Player 2, knowing that Player 1 has an Ace, has the advantage, ...

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I think it's important to not try to bite off too much at once. You're right that you have a lot of options, but focusing on one thing and really attacking that is IMO always going to be more productive than a casual perusal of a variety of topics. You might want to look at some of the online coaching sites like CardRunners, Run It Once, or Tournament Poker ...

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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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I'll give you my perspective as someone who has abandoned cash games in favor of only doing live MTTs. I think a lot of this will depend on your current level of experience and your game will change over time. Of course, you need to be sound in things like picking your pre-flop hands, but these are some things that I know I need to work on for my tourneys: ...

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This is a general question about specific hands, so my answer depends on my general style. Also about stacks, there's no small or medium on cash games. In fact, you should enable the auto reload feature to always refill your stack to 100 BB so you can never be short stack. If you don't do this, then you're not play optimal from the very start, regardless the ...

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Be very, very careful with overly aggressive play and all-ins in the manner you describe. Two primary things jump out at me from your question: For most of the hands you mentioned, you must, must get multi-way action. All of the hands you mention need a lot of pre-flop odds and implied odds for you to make the profitable over the long term. It's ironic in ...

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You start with yourself. Poker is broad, a few minutes to learn then a lifetime to master. You discover were you are weak, and were you are strong. Then exploit and learn accordingly. There are huge resources and no silver bullets. Your question is not a good question in the sense that it can not be answered simply. It cannot be answered easily because what ...

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Nothing, besides perhaps criminal investigation. Poker is not a sport with a sanctioning body like the NBA, NFL etc, that has sanctioning powers in this respect. Casino promoters, (Use this term as a catch all for the operators and organizers) have regular powers to disqualify players, but unless there was some kind of incident, like a fist fight at the ...

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I've had a fair bit of experience with nootropics - I'm narcoleptic, and a lot of what people use as nootropics are on-label prescriptions for me. I'd say that if you feel like you can focus on the game, pay attention to the players around you, and do the basic statistics math (pot odds / outs / etc), then you're not at a disadvantage. Without exlporing the ...

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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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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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