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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 ...
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.
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 ...
A2345 is always a straight. Online, in casinos, and everywhere
I usually find that specialist site PokerTube has links to videos of the major events like the "Big One for 1Drop", "WSOP", etc. Other than that, youtube eventually has them.
This is a very rough estimation based on this year. 35 levels passed = 70 hours of play. If they played 20 hands an hour this makes 1400 hands. For the last 5 years the number of players is roughly the same so I would guess the number of hands should be similar.
So far there are only a few episodes out. You can watch the first one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAVvDC6Bnyg.
It's called a "wheel straight" (every single poker website on which I played accepted wheel straight) and although I don't find it in the rules, it's mentioned in several PDFs accessible from the site wsop.com. You can google, for example, for (using site: to restrict the search to wsop.com): site:wsop.com "wheel straight" And you'll find, among other ...
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