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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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This is not the first time I have asked this question. I think it is interesting and important to the poker industry. I had an email exchange with a friend of mine about a year ago about this. My friend was a poker dealer for about ten years and since has become an ASL interpreter over the last 20 years or so. We really did not draw a conclusion, here is our ...


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While chopping the blinds may be widely accepted, it does NOT mean that it's handled in the same way. For example, in most NV cardrooms you can chop with no form or rake or penalty. But in most CA rooms, a chop will still incur a rake, usually taken from the small blind. You should know these ahead of times because it has an impact on your EV during a chop. ...


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Blind chopping is typically allowed in most brick and mortar card rooms. Online I am not aware of any card room that has gone through the trouble of implementing a blind chopping feature. Roberts rules of poker has formalized allowing of chopping blinds.(Section two Procedures 15). Chopping blinds at least in Nevada is possibly against gaming regulations ...


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Id say no, but only because of special circumstances. Otherwise the rule would hold. The premise is that everyone at the table should be able to understand what is being said. With English being the most accessible language to the most people, that's why the rule denotes English. However, if everyone could use sign language then there wouldn't be a problem. ...



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