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OK, so you have: Board: 3⋄ 9♠ A♠ 4♠ 8♠ Player 1: Q♠ 9⋄ Player 2: K♠ J⋄ Player 3: Q♣ 5♠ Well, combining the 5 best cards, each player will have: Player 1: A flush: A♠ Q♠ 9♠ 8♠ 4♠ Player 2: A flush: A♠ K♠ 9♠ 8♠ ...


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This shouldn't even be a debate/question. It's a standard jam. There's nothing else to do here. Your hand is too strong, there are too many missed draws, and so on. You're truly, 100% overthinking this. You have a monster. Get it in. If Villian has a set or weird two-pair, rebuy and move on to the next hand. I've seen too many posts like this. I might be ...


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Short answer: Play only premium hands (QQ+, AK). Longer answer: The more hands the average player on a table plays, the less hands you should play (except you play way better than your opponents and can even outplay them with worse hands). You can widen your calling range depending on your willingness to take risks. For example you can also call with hands ...


8

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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The first thing to learn is some basic hand requirements, sorted by position. Say, you've been dealt Q♥J♠ and since it's face cards it should be good to play no matter what. No! You need to memorize (and do it quickly) your relative position to the BTN (dealer) and play these cards according to your current position. Memorize the hand rankings ...


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What was your position ? Q♥6♥ is a hand I would've only played only for a steal (maybe) or in SB (also maybe). It's less than an average hand. The fact also you got 3 callers sounds like you were in a very loose table. I expect at least one out there to have a better Q than yours. CBet was reasonable, but the bet size was plain wrong in my ...


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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 ...


7

It depends! What are your definitions of "conservatively" and "good hand" and "couple of chips"? And how long had you been playing at this game, allowing your opponents to develop an impression of your play? First, you can't make any generalizations based on this single hand. The fact that you got dealt AA doesn't entitle you to win a big pot. It could ...


7

First, as people have stated on another recent question here, there may well be cheating by players in online poker. But what you're describing is not all that fishy. You don't describe the pre-flop action or how many players were in the hand. You also don't describe the suits of your hand, the flop and the villain's hand, which I'd argue has at least a ...


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In a full house, 888xx beats 777xx. That is, the higher set beats the lower without concern for what the pair is. The cards in the pair are only important if both players have the same set, such as player A's pocket being 8 2 and player B's pocket being 8 7. This would give player A 88822, and B 88877.


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Well, I'd have to say "it depends". If you are going against AA then you are a 4 to 1 dog. Not a good situation. If you are playing against a super-rock (TAG) then it might be a fair bet that their super-aggressive play is advertising AA. However, those players are fairly rare and the average TAG is capable of going over the top with AKs, in which case ...


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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 ...


6

The concept of outs is to count the number of cards left on the deck (outs) that will improve your current hold cards (together with board) to a hand that will beat other hands. For example consider you have the hand A♥Q♥ The board comes 7♥3♠9♥ This case is one of the most typical for the outs concept. You need one ...


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I do not have experience in structured, measurable improvement of my poker game, but I do have some experience in self-improvement in other fields. I can therefore offer some general guidelines I follow. First of all, it is important to think very critically about yourself (self reflection) and indicate all the strengths and weaknesses of your play. You ...


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I'm Mike Johanson, one of the authors on the recent "HULHE is solved" paper, and I wrote a fair chunk of the code for Cepheus. kuzzooroo's link was the right one. At the link he gave (not reproduced here - new account, I have no reputation to post > 2 links), you can query any part of Cepheus' strategy, or play against it -- at least, you will be able to ...


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Although physically the dealer is in place, the symbolic dealer is one of the players. They don't deal the cards but they have a "button" in front of them, indicating they are the dealer (and the blinds are the players to the button's left). After each hand, the (actual) dealer has the responsibility of moving the button to the next player. Often the ...


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Yes this is a split, since you always count the 5 best cards out of board cards + hand cards. you would have a street from board and your other 2 cards don't care if they don't help to upgrade that street. IF you had a king, you would have won here.


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You imply that none of the players improve on the board, so we'll work with that assumption, and I will also assume that no additional money from other players is in the pot. Player 1 has J♠J♣ and $2000 Player 2 has K♠K♣ and $500 Player 3 has Q♠Q♣ and $2000 Everyone goes all-in before the flop. Because player 2 ...


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Assuming you know nothing about the cards dealt, they don't matter, so the 66% holds up. In most calculations we would just ignore the folded cards since we don't have any definite information about them. If you want to factor them in, you can no longer calculate your exact pot equity, since you don't know how often your opponents are folding hands like Ax, ...


5

The ideal max number at a regular-size table is 9 players and a dealer. 10 is also not uncommon. Some larger tournaments will occasionally place 11 at a table in the early stages until the field is narrowed a little. Any more than that and you'll have a game that is super tight, both in terms of the poker and the space available to you. The theoretical max ...


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You did not play the pot correctly, you managed to lose the maximum amount possible. Your pre-flop raise was OK. With queens I would much rather have two aces hit the board then one, but that only means my hand is a little less likely to be beat at this point because there is one less ace in someone's hand. It does not mean anything other then that, you ...


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First calculate the probability that no aces are dealt to 6 players (12 cards): Prob of no aces 48/52 * 47/51 * ..... * 37/41 = 0.3376 = 33.8% Therefore the probability of at least one ace being dealt is given by 1 - 0.3376 = 0.6624 = 66.24% The probability of 1 and only 1 Ace being dealt is given by: 12 * 4/52 * 48/51 * 47/50 * ... * 38/41 = 0.4379 = ...


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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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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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In the example you give both players have 1 pair. Poker is the best 5 card hand. Your best hand would be 2,2,A,Q,6 your opponents best hand would be 2,2,A,Q,7. Therefore his 7 would "out kick" your 6. However, if the board was 2,2,3,3,Q You both would share the best hand 2,2,3,3,A and the pot would therefore be split


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If you cover everyone at the table but no one covers you, then you have a ton of fold equity preflop. Most people will be folding almost everything whenever you open the pot. So you should open raise very often. As big stack you can often steal the blinds from any position. A few orbits of collecting the blinds in a tournament and your stack will be ...


4

I think that you mucked. Now, that doesn't matter. I think calling the min-raise on the flop was wrong. I would have reraised it just to be sure. If he commits an other reraise, you know your kings are garbage. If he folds, good job, you took the pot. Calling there is very risky since villain will see weakness (calling is almost always weak). What will you ...


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When you bet and you get raised, is there a situation where it is justified to just call instead of raising or folding? In general I would say no. Lets think about this for each scenario. Passive Fish A passive fishy player re-raises you on the flop, you should fold. Passive fish are calling stations, not raisers. When they raise it is because they a ...


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It depends on the context... If you are playing a freeroll online for example, obviously the (let's say) 20 first hands there will be a lot of all-in, because people simply don't want to waste their time winning 2€ for 4 hours of tournament. So if you are the kind of people that want to play a regular tournament, just wait for this frenzy to end by folding ...


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Yes, definitely go all-in. Most people go all-in pre-flop with hands way worse than KK, e.g., AK, AQ, QQ, JJ. And statistically speaking, KK is only worse than AA, so you should definitely go all-in.



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