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This is called "rabbit hunting," or just "rabbiting." Many casinos and card rooms explicitly prohibit it in their "rules and regulations" document (example). If you want to try your luck with asking individual dealers to bend the rules... well, do so at your own risk. For home games, there's no single definitive rule about whether rabbiting is allowed or ...


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This kind of thing is irritating at best and angle shooting at worst. I suspect whether this is considered a binding action will depend on lots of context, such as the frequency he's been doing this and the intonation of his voice and the level of confusion of the other players in the hand after one of these incidents. Not all "I want to call" statements ...


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This is indeed a split pot. Only the best five card hand each player can make matters at showdown, at least in Texas Hold 'em. The other two cards are irrelevant, whether they make an additional pair or extend the length of a straight. When the board makes something better than what you're holding, it's called getting counterfeited.


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Pre-flop, with six limpers coming around to me in the big blind (and no information about the personalities at the table), I wouldn't be too thrilled with any pocket pair. With a premium pair, I'd raise for sure, but I think with sevens, you made the right move by calling. If you hit a set, great; if not, you lost nothing. The flop was great for you. You're ...


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Note 1 in the article on Hold'em Odds elaborates on this a bit further: [Note 1] By removing reflection and applying aggressive search tree pruning, it is possible to reduce the number of unique head-to-head hand combinations from 207,025 to 47,008. Reflection eliminates redundant calculations by observing that given hands h_1 and h_2, if w_1 is the ...


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From the Wikipedia article on Poker Hands: Of the 2,598,960 possible five-card combinations, {formula elided} 1,302,540 do not contain any pairs and are neither straights nor flushes. As such, the probability of being dealt "no pair" in a five-card deal is approximately 50.11% In seven-card poker, the frequency of such "no pair" is 23,294,460; the ...


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There are three common methods poker games use to "develop" hands over multiple betting rounds. In order of age of introduction: The draw. Each player exchanges one or more of his cards for the same number from the stub. Usually these are all hidden cards. Games with only one draw (and therefore two betting rounds) were dominant for many years. Today, ...


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If I was called over to the table to make a decision on this it could go either way. If the players were head up, they guy says I want to call ambiguously, and this causes the other player to turn up his cards, I would rule it a call. If their were other players in the hand and the next player to act after hearing the comment says I call to, I would tend to ...


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I use my phone for taking notes as most people are used to seeing other players on their phones. It doesn't get other players suspicious about you taking notes. It just looks like you're distracted and texting. Most rooms do not allow you to use your phone at the table, so I just lean back after the hand is over and make my notes. And kudos for taking ...



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