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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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One of the nice things about online poker is that the blinds always get posted, so this situation never happens. But in brick and mortar the general situation described happens often. It happens for a lot of reasons, players are ordering drinks, talking about the last hand, watching the game on TV, falling asleep etc. Chris said that "I would think it is ...


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This is confusing. The action isn't clear nor what might have been said. Your position and your initial action would also be helpful. If this all happened silently, which it appears, then the action must have been as follows: Cards are dealt UTG Calls 100 Jim Calls 100 Everyone else, except the SB and BB has folded. SB Calls BB, having not ...


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The OP asked "I have heard both that you need to double the previous bet and that the minimum raise is the big blind. Which is it" The big blind is a bet, just a blind bet meaning the player bet blind before they received cards, so like all other bets, the minimum raise is always the size of the bet. You may have been told or heard that the minimum raise ...


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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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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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