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This is false. The hand will play out as usual with the flop, turn, and river. I'm not sure where your friend heard this or why he believed it. There are plenty of televised heads-up tournament matches available with a quick youtube search where you can see how heads-up hands get played.


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The standard casino rule is that the dealer is not supposed to count the pot for you. He may, however, "spread" the pot on request so that its contents are more visible and easier for a player to count (especially if there are buried high-value chips). An exception to this rule is if you pre-commit to a bet. For example "I bet the pot" or "I bet half the ...


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The pot belongs to player 2, and he can claim it with his face-down cards. However, called hands may be shown on request, so if either player asks the dealer to show the other hand, he will (if it is retrievable). In this situation, it would generally be considered rude to ask. Also note that player 2 asks at his own risk--since he is the apparent winner, ...


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Player three wins the money from the other players that match player three's money. In this case player three is going to get the main pot, which is seventy five. That is twenty five from player one, twenty five from player two and player three's original betting. Player one or two only wins the seventy five in the main pot if he can show down a better ...


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Absolutely not. If you are head-up (that is, there is just you and one opponent), then there's nothing wrong with showing cards like this. But once you have two or more opponents it's not just about you anymore. When you show your cards, you are giving information to opponent A that he might be able use against opponent B, and so opponent B is right to be ...


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Each player in a basic game of poker is given five cards to make their hand. There are variants to the game where players receive more then five cards and players have community cards. However it is the best five cards of a players hand that make their hand. If the best five cards you have, are not better then another players best five cards you loose the ...


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You don't specify whether you mean cash game or tournament, so YMMV here. This answer is relevant to tournaments that are using TDA rules. There were some changes made in 2015 to the TDA rules that affect who has to show cards and when. In your question, player 1 bets. If player 1 is all-in and called by player 2, then everyone must show their cards. No ...


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Just how is player 1 supposed to show mucked cards? You immediately forfeit your hand when it hits the muck. Yes player 2 wins the hand without showing if player 1 mucks. There was a good argument on this in poker after dark with Phillip Hellmuth and Jean-Robert Bellande. Etiquette or rules


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It sounds like you're talking about a game called Selection, or Rejection --also known as "Want it? Want it? Got it!" or "Polish". I've never played it but it does sound like a fun game to try out with friends. The rules are included in the link: basically, there are 2 down cards, 4 rounds of face-up cards where players can keep or pass the card just as ...


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Hands Overview Straight Flush Four of a kind Full house Flush Straight Three of a kind Two Pair Pair High card Why that order? The order is based on math / statistics. It is simply harder to make one hand versus another. Hole cards The cards in your hand. In hold-em two cards. Board Board is the common / shared cards. Best five cards Every hand ...


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The winner is the player with the highest trips, so 88844 is the winning hand. If you use the search term "Full House" then you should find a few more decent examples here to explain the concept. Also, check out the "five card rule" for a definitive overview of Texas Hold Em hand rankings.


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I would say asking a player what is in the pot is a violation of the one player a hand rule common in every casino. I consider knowing what is in the pot is a game skill, I would not tell you what was in the pot if you asked. While it is allowed I do not think the practice of spreading the pot out so a player can count it, should be allowed. I simply do ...


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You can always ask the dealer, they should know what's in the pot pretty much at all times, especially if it's a cash game. If they don't know what's in the pot ask them to spread the pot and count it up yourself in your head. Both asking for a count and asking for the pot to be spread are perfectly ok. There is no rules against asking a player per se, but ...


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Frisbee's recent answer raises a good point. QQ just ain't that great here. You are talking about making a cold 5-bet shove without enough fold equity to accomplish your goal. Also because you're making a cold 5-bet, I think QQ is pretty close to one of the worst possible hands you would have in that spot. Showing the table that your hand is at the very ...


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Technically I think if you are all in and show with other hands live then your hand is still live but this is very poor etiquette and should get a penalty Your odds are just off: The 70 bet is getting 3:1 pots odd to call The 30 bet is getting 2.1:1 pot odds to call And if the 70 bet calls the 30 bet is getting 2.8:1 pot odds to call All three ...



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