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Free software developer and advocate, poker player. Over 30 years experience, winner of the Usenix STUG award for contributions to MediaWiki, author of the OneJoker library.

My blog is etceterology.


Nov
13
comment Can an Ace be low in a straight?
Also straight flushes: A2345 suited beats quads, but loses to 23456 suited. All poker games using traditional high hands recognize the wheel as a straight, except "Deuce to Seven" (aka "Kansas City") lowball. In 2-to-7, a wheel is just A-5-4-3-2 high, thus beating any other A-high, but losing to K-high.
Nov
7
answered What is a straddle bet?
Nov
7
comment Bigger than Big Blind
I'm sorry, but I think you're off base here as to the so-called "action" of the BB. It's not his turn, so "raise" is not something he can do. If he put in 200, or 2000, that's just a mistake. It's 100 to go for UTG. When the action gets to the BB, his bet should be corrected to 100, and then he should act. The only exception might be if the big blind were all in, that might be considered an out-of-turn raise to which he would be held if no action intervenes, in which case it's still 100 to go for UTG.
Nov
7
comment Bigger than Big Blind
Jon is almost right, except in the case where you said "call" after the big blind put in 200. In that case, you have called 100, period, because the big blind was 100 regardless of what the player in that position did. If you said call, it's a call, and the amount facing you is 100, even if the player put 10,000 in the pot. If you just put in 200 chips, that's a raise to 200, because that's a legal raise and you should have known the blind was 100 even if that player did not. When it's the big blind player's turn, his chips will be corrected to the proper blind amount before he acts.
Nov
4
awarded  Editor
Nov
4
revised What are the chances of losing with a King high Straight Flush?
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Nov
4
comment Should this hold'em pot be split?
Poker hands have exactly five cards, no more, no less. Whether they are in your hand or not doesn't matter in hold'em. In this case, 10-10-A-K-4 beats 10-10-A-Q-4. If, for example, the deuce on the board were paired, then you would split because 10-10-2-2-A ties 10-10-2-2-A, and the K doesn't play.
Nov
3
answered What are the chances of losing with a King high Straight Flush?
Jun
5
awarded  Revival
Jun
4
awarded  Teacher
Jun
4
comment What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?
I played 8-handed 5-draw lowball last week, and have done so in Vegas many times in recent years. I am not aware of a 6-max rule in any casino. Don't play online, so I can't speak to that.
Jun
4
comment What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?
It is important to note that while the muck may need to be used to fulfill draws, a player's own discards may not be included, so under no circumstances can a player get his own discards back. There are several more detailed rules, as I've noted below.
Jun
4
answered What is the protocol for dealing the “draws” in “draw poker”?
Jun
4
awarded  Autobiographer