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Apr
22
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
You're right. Ignore my comments here, KJ does indeed have one more out. Not sure why it took me so long to see that.
Apr
20
answered Second J on turn lower the chance that
Apr
14
answered What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?
Apr
14
comment What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?
Folding in this situation is a terrible play. The tiny amount of information you might give your opponent by showing a bluff that he thought you had anyway (as evidenced by his call) is minimal compared to giving your opponent the added opportunity to call-bluff. I have done this many times: when I know my opponent is one who will fold when his bluff is called, I often will call even with a hand worse than his, and let him fold without knowing he was probably bluffing with the best hand.
Apr
8
comment Rules when dealer flips river early
The TDA procedure you describe is pretty much the universal rule in all casinos I've ever been in.
Apr
6
answered When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card
Mar
30
comment When does a kicker count?
Seems like this is asked at least once a week, and has been answered here 100 times: POKER HANDS HAVE FIVE CARDS, no more, no less. EXACTLY FIVE CARDS count toward the value of a hand. If the two hands in question are one pair, then three kickers are compared, in order, from high to low. Two-pair hands have one kicker, as do four-of-a-kind hands. Trips has two kickers. Straights, flushes, and full houses have no kickers. In Texas Hold'em, those five cards are whichever set of five cards out of the seven available make the best five-card hand. If those hands are tied at five cards, you split.
Mar
9
answered Rule for advancing the button when SB bust
Feb
24
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Feb
21
comment Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands
Of course. But the probability of you having any particular hand doesn't change. Of course the probability of "someone out of three" and "someone out of ten" are very different.
Feb
16
comment Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle
Exactly. To clarify for the OP, you lost. Your opponent's 88822 beats your 77788.
Feb
10
comment Poker side pots and dead money
If he goes all in for 25, he covers the first 25 from each of his opponents, so if there are 10 players in the pot, he can win 250.
Feb
10
revised Rules for mucking cards
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Feb
10
comment Rules for mucking cards
I assessed such a penalty once in ten years. Player A (who makes a habit of bluff-and-muck) bet, player B actually called me to the table and said "I want to see that hand if I call", and then called. Player A reached into the muck with his cards and scrambled them before I or the dealer could react. I gave him five minutes out.
Feb
9
answered Rules for mucking cards
Feb
4
comment The right bluff frequency
In an ideal game with perfect opponents, considering a single bet that your opponent will either call or fold, there is a simple formula: bet so as to make your opponent indifferent to calling: in other words, make his pot odds exactly the same as his odds of winning, so his EV for the call and fold are both 0. If you bluff more than this, he will win by calling more; less, he wins by folding more. Unfortunately, this situation NEVER occurs in actual play, so the guys below giving you more subjective advice are actually right.
Jan
25
comment Ask for the size of the pot
Dammit, I'm done with you. I wrote my answer, and I clearly stated my authority for it as personal experience of 30 years playing and 10 years working in the industry. If you disagree, find, write another answer and let people vote on it. If you think another authority would be better, then show it. But it is clearly YOUR job to put up or shut up. I'm done.
Jan
25
comment Ask for the size of the pot
Feel free to solicit such opinions. If that's your idea of an appropriate authority, go for it.
Jan
25
comment Ask for the size of the pot
TDA rules are different. Yes, rule 50 disallows the declaration in no-limit play. But we're talking about live games here, so let me be clear: I have, more than once, most recently at Thunder Valley casino, declared "pot" in a no limit game and was routinely understood and acted upon. I have personally accepted such as a floorman for the Phoenix Casino. What "proof" do you want, a video?
Jan
25
comment Ask for the size of the pot
My answer stands. You are being childish, and I have no interest in meeting your unreasonable demands. I am happy to let the community here just my credibility against yours, and will not engage you further.