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My guess is that player 1 just didn't want to lose. So he made up this rule to get what he wants. Again, this is just an educated guess. I've been playing poker for years and I've never heard of such a rule. There are no variations of Texas Hold'em that would allow this, as far as I know. Of course, in a home game, everyone is free to make up their own ...


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Poker is typically played "table-stakes" which means that a player cannot bet more money/chips than is setting on the table in front of him. The only thing that would prevent infinite reraises between two determined players is one (or both) running out of money to bet. In heads-up play, as soon as one player goes all-in and is called (or calls all-in), the ...


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I am an online player and can guarantee you that every major online poker room considers A2345 a straight. The reason it is so hard to find a citation is because it is considered common knowledge (So if there exists a poker room where a2345 is not a straight the designers clearly just didnt know the rules). Here is a list of reputatble organizations ...


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In Omaha Hold'em you have to use exactly two of the four cards from your hand and three on the board (since a poker hand is exactly five cards). This means you can only have the flush when you have two cards of the same suit in your hand and there are at least three cards of that suit on the board.


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While I have no experience with any on-line sites, I've never seen a casino poker game where A2345 wasn't a straight. On the other hand, KA234 is never a straight.


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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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I am angered enough at the other two answers here to move my comments to an actual attempt at an answer. I think they really miss the point. In short: This behavior from the big blind is illegal collusion and deserving of a penalty. The intent of the BB here is obviously to signal to the SB that he is no threat in the hand. That's a big deal. This is a ...


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There's not really an "official rules of poker" out there. Asking for a citation for this is like asking for a citation to the rule that states a flush beats a straight. However, the WSOP.com site does have a page on hand ranking : http://www.wsop.com/how-to-play-poker/hand-ranking.asp And in it, the WSOP official site states "In Poker, the Ace is the ...


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You need to be careful with this. In some casinos this is perfectly allowed while in others, like most here in Vancouver, your hand is automatically dead the second you show it to another player, regardless of how many people are still in the hand. This is because it's a form of angling. You are trying to gain information from your opponents response to ...


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I'd say it's the players' responsibility to know the blinds. I think you were the one who raised here. I think a good dealer should help prevent these kinds of things, but ultimately it's you who should know the blinds. If in doubt, you should ask the dealer. You acted in turn, so I think your action should be binding. In theory, the BB hadn't actually acted ...


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your hand is: pair of Tens + Ace kicker 1 + Queen kicker 2 opponent hand: pair of Tens + Ace kicker 1 + King kicker 2 So your opponent wins. I really don't want to be rude, but please google it next time, I'm sure you would've found the answer.


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You've left out a crucial fact to answer your question. You stated "C and E won the hand" but did they have equal hands, or did E's hand beat C's (meaning C won by virtue of having more interest in the pot)? If C and E had equal hands, then they will chop (split) the main 1000 pot, and C will take the side pot completely. If E's hand beat C's, E will take ...


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The floorman will rule in the spirit of the game. Most of the time, that should mean that if a verbal action was in turn, and understood, then it is binding. If it is ambiguous, or denotes an action not possible, clarification may be called for. The precise words don't matter. I once ruled that the words "Back atcha" constituted a re-raise, because in the ...


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A2345 is always a straight. Online, in casinos, and everywhere


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The hand should proceed, and UTG+3's hand should be declared dead. The answers that say this is a misdeal are flat out wrong. So much action has already happened in the hand that it makes absolutely no sense to declare a misdeal unless you're using some very particular (and bad) house rules that everyone has had access to. In particular, in Robert's Rules ...


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According to the World Series of Poker No-Limit & Pot-Limit rules page, yes, player B has the option to reraise because it is just enough to reopen the betting round. All raises must be equal to or greater than the size of the previous bet or raise on that betting round, except for an all-in wager. A player who has already acted and is not facing a ...


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No the second player does not have to show his hand. If a muck is allowed than he does not have to show. This should again be written in the "house rules". In some Casinos every hand has to be shown at a paid river. Last action shows first. Calling is not an action. So the guy who bets / raises lasts should show first. But if he is allowed to muck his ...


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IMHO there is a difference between etiquette, house rules and gamesmanship. I've yet see a house game, casino game or big tournament that has a rule against what the BB said. However, they might. But that would be a silly rule, IMHO. You are usually not allowed to talk about the exact cards in your hand, in the same sense that you shouldn't turn your ...


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I think the player at your table was misinterpreting the rule. This is a raise. Rule 43 states: a multiple-chip bet is a call if there is not one chip that can be removed and still leave at least the call amount. To me, this says that in order for it to be considered a call, there cannot exist a situation where one chip is removed and the resulting ...


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You hand is always the best five card hand you can make, so in this case: Your hand is : Pair of 10's with an Ace, Queen, and 4 Their hand is: Pair of 10's with an Ace, King , and 4 The King beats the Queen, so their hand is best; they win the pot. The 4 is also relevant since it is part of the best 5 card hand you can make. A tie occurs only if your ...


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The short answer is no, there are no standard phrases that must be used in order for the verbalization of your action to be binding. (this may not be inclusive of all poker venues). Whenever you make an action in turn it is your burden to make that action in a clear unambiguous manner. There are is you describe some "cute players", but for the most part, ...


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The player at your table is an idiot, obviously. Under his theory player B that raised the $500 bet to $1000 with 2 $500 chips should not have been allowed either since by removing one of his $500 chips wouldn't constitute a legal raise. He is completely misinterpreting the rule. The rule is simple. If you are facing a bet and throw in multiple chips, it is ...


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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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The short answer is yes, always. Most poker rooms and rule books state plainly that you must table your cards face up to have any claim to a pot. Tabling your cards means placing them face up on the table, so that all players can see them. If you say my hand is the board and muck your cards your hand is dead and you will have no claim on the pot. related ...


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You can tell the folks outright next time that in standard Hold 'Em, only the best 5 cards are playable in any one player's hand. In this case, the board is showing the best 5 cards (Aces and Kings with a Queen kicker), as neither player 1 nor player 2 can make a better 5 card hand than what is showing on the board.


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To add to what Jeffrey said, you can play on the Merge Network. However, setting up an account that can be used to process deposits and withdrawals is kinda a pain. From what I remember there is some paper work you have to fill out, along with a scanned copy of your driver's license. To be honest with you it's really not worth it. It takes about 8 weeks to ...


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As far as I am aware there is nothing to stop someone ten betting for example. It's all down too how many chips you have. Its unlikely to happen, because most of the time once its gone to 3 or 4 bets then someone will go all in and the other person will call therefore ending the betting.


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The answer depends on the "house rules". However I would suggest in general: if you are not in the hand, then you should not talk about the hand or what you folded or think someone has you must not collaborate with anyone. You can't make deals with people or help them you should not indicate what you are going to do until it is your turn to act Having ...


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110$. 70 + 40. 70 is the last total amount, 40 is the last legal raise amount. 100$. 70 + 30. 70 is the last total amount, 30 is the last legal raise amount. Obviously a min 4bet is stupid here, but it is still a legal raise.



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