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Besides reading books, two basic points: You can play more hands out of position when you're playing against aggressive players, because you can rely on them to generate (similar) action every hand. This widens your range, and makes you more unpredictable. Related to the above, you can use check-raising (when you have the nuts, or a very good draw) a lot ...

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The winner of a hand is defined by the best combination of 5 cards each user has. In this case the best combination each player has is a flush. The rest doesn't matter. If you have a pair 2♠2♣ and the board would be 8♣8♠7♣7♠A♣ you would not have 3 pairs. Because the best combination with 5 cards you can have ...

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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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Ed Miller's "Playing the Player" book addresses these points pretty well. It's not really a beginner's book, but anyone with some experience at live tables will certainly recognize the player types he discusses. The book covers the player types, their apparent goals when they take the lines they do during hands, and presents some effective strategies to ...

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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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In the end it doesn't realy matter what chips they get as long as they get the same starting chip value. If blinds are 25/50 You should at least give each person 4 chips of 25 If people don't have enough 25 chips later, normally what happens is that the dealer will change the chips in the table with the person who has too many of them. Depending on the ...

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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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You can't get too fancy versus bad players. That is a recipe for disaster because it will go over their heads and they will just end up calling you down anyways. I have had the most success in really low stakes games on the internet and live by just sticking to an ABC style of play against them. Essentially, other than the flop CBet, I am betting only when ...

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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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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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If both players have cards of the same rank (eg. 77 vs 77,JJ vs JJ), and they're the only ones to see the showdown (where your cards are finally shown) then they split the pot. That means they share the current pot, 50-50. Although, there are cases where both players have the exact same pair and one of them wins if the board helps them. For example: ...

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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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