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Sometimes my answer is not the direct answer you might be asking for, but rather I answer in a way intended to walk you through the thought process to hopefully lead you towards answering on your own. It doesn't do you any good to spoon feed you the answer if you're just going to need help with the same problem in the future.


Dec
5
comment Correct way to play Three of a Kind in the flop
I fully agree, the largest mistake on this hand was staying in to see the flop, and if staying in, a flop bet (around 2/3rds the pot) is necessary to deprive the opponent of proper odds to draw to the flush. Unfortunately, at the level of play this seems to be, it's likely the villain would have chased the draw anyway, but in the long run the decision would pay off for the hero.
Dec
2
comment What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?
Now most people would say obviously person X wins right? If you believe this is true, I would like to bring all of my money and play wherever you find these players!
Nov
19
comment do you HAVE to show your cards in an all in heads up?
I've only seen "last aggressor shows first" when the last action is on the river. If the last action is earlier (either due to HU all-in prior, or check/check, I've always seen enforcement of closest to the SB must show (or muck) first. My experience is in cash games and I've seen this both live an online.
Nov
8
comment What are the chances of losing with a King high Straight Flush?
In a game with community cards such as NLHE, not only is this possible in certain situations, but many casinos maintain a jackpot to pay out when it occurs. At my local casino, that jackpot (triggered by a minimum of quad tens losing the pot) is currently about 145,000 USD.
Nov
8
comment Texas Holdem Scenario… Is this possible?
The best possible straight flush is T J Q K A (also called a royal flush, but not distinguished from any other straight flush except for its range. Since that's the best possible hand, no, it's not possible to be drawing dead while holding this hand.
Nov
8
comment Is chopping the blinds accepted everywhere?
Blinds chop because if either player doesn't like their hand enough to play it, playing it is -EV for both players due to the rake. It's hard enough to beat the rake at many casinos already; if I found one that prohibited the blinds chopping, I would play elsewhere.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
24
comment Talking during a hand
At any standard venue, there is a "one player to a hand" rule which means players cannot discuss strategy of the current hand, so by this, what you describe would be a violation. That said, I've seen it happen lots of times but with nothing more than a warning.
Jul
27
comment How do online poker sites make money?
@CaptainCodeman each site will tell you how much their rake is. You'll generally find something like X% with a Y$ cap, and the cap may depend on the game's betting structure.
Jul
1
comment term for when all players go all-in and show hands
The only term that comes to my mind is: unlikely ;)
Jun
27
answered Bully short stacks later on or try knock them out?
Jun
22
comment Should i have folded here hero is cashcow5
I agree in general that a call with QQ is reasonable, but in this specific situation it was not. +EV has to take a back seat to the bubble.
Jun
12
comment various small questions
The button shifts to the next player to the left after every hand, and the blinds follow. The blinds can never arbitrarily increase the blind amount; any change in blinds is structured in advance. That said, there is an option called a "straddle", something not available to the SB or BB. Generally it's only available to the player after the BB, who is (before the deal) allowed to place a blind bet that's twice the BB amount. This player is then permitted to act last on pre-flop action. (That is, they effectively double the blind and act like they're the BB that hand.)
Jun
11
answered various small questions
Jun
11
answered In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?
Jun
5
revised Texas Hold'Em fullhouse battle
fixed a typo
Jun
5
answered Texas Hold'Em fullhouse battle
Jun
4
comment Ratio vs Percentage in pots odds and hand odds
we need to bet $20 to get $100. That is: 100:10 or 10:1 -- No... it's 100:20 or 10:2 or 5:1.
May
19
comment What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?
@AlexanderTroup the problem is that to play the odds properly, you either must fold when your opponent has bet too much (in order to avoid paying too much to gain too little vs your odds of winning), or you must frequently bet too much. Yes you can the occasional pot but due to the high number of folds on your path to get there, I don't think you'll consider that to be winning. You really cant improve your game when playing against people that are playing a different game.
May
17
comment What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?
My opinion is there's little to no value in learning from free table sites (that is, where people play nothing but free tables, and there's probably nothing to be gained financially). My reason for this is the people that play are not playing the same game as people that play for money. They have nothing to gain and so they have nothing to lose, which gives them no fear at all -- that's just not what you find at for-money games (even though people want you to think that's the case for them).