Reputation
770
Top tag
Next privilege 1,000 Rep.
Edit questions and answers
Badges
2 9
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~9k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 13 votes cast
Jul
29
answered Omaha: Interesting dealer mistake at showdown
Jul
24
comment Straight draw in heads up?
You have 14 outs only against something like KQ, but given the action it's more likely that you have only 8. At the moment you have nut f---ing low, so you have to catch, and there's 0 implied odds, so it's purely a guessing game about your draw. 1200-for-3000 is pretty close if you have 14 outs, but I think a fold is pretty clearly the better play here.
Jul
23
comment Texas holdem rules
In American casinos, if there is more than one player remaining at showdown, no player can take any part of the pot without a properly tabled hand. So yes, you cannot "play the board" without showing both hole cards. I am told it might be different in England/Europe.
Jul
23
answered Which pair wins?
Jul
20
comment Checking from behind
What I've seen people do, for example, is raise out a third player to get head up with someone they know will check down. Likewise, I've seen players call their buddy and one of two others with a bad draw knowing that if the others fold, he'll draw for free, if they don't he'll have better pot odds, and if either of them catches, the other won't have to pay off but the hangers on might.
Jul
20
comment Checking from behind
Case (1) is absolutely cheating. Slow-playing your friends is cheating the other players that you don't slow-play. (2) is iffy. (3) might actually be legitimate, but I'd have to see a very unusual situation to justify it. (4) is probably OK in a live game. I'd still penalize such play in a tournament.
Jul
20
comment What happens when you have the same pair and same kicker
You'd be surprized. The question gets asked about once a week, and people want to play kickers with their straights too.
Jul
20
comment Tallying monte carlo simulation and ties for Texas hold'em
1000 hands is not nearly enough to get accurate probabilities. You really ought to be simulating more on the order of millions. If your code isn't fast enough for that, consider using a library like my lcrocker.github.io/onejoker
Jul
20
comment What happens when you have the same pair and same kicker
No! No! Poker hands have exactly, precisely, five cards. No more, no fewer. If you "keep iterating though the hand" as you put it, and the player's 6th or 7th cards differ, they are irrelevant.
Jul
14
comment All in rules in extreme cases
A short raise is similar...it's treated logically as a call, but the extra money still has to be matched. So, for example, the first player goes all-in for 110. Player two may now call (for 110), make the FIRST raise to 200 or more (the 110 didn't count as a raise, so the first raise is 100 + 100), or fold. Note also: player 1 raises to 200; player 3 goes all in for 250; player 3 calls 250. Now player 1 must put in the extra 50 to continue, but since it was not a complete raise, he MAY NOT reraise.
Jul
14
answered All in rules in extreme cases
Jul
14
comment Raising and multiple All-Ins
The question was asked, and answered correctly. If it doesn't make sense to you, that's your problem. I was a poker floorman for ten years, and ran many tournaments. These are TDA rules.
Jul
14
comment Raising and multiple All-Ins
There is no $35 bet. There's a $20 blind, a $20 (with some extra money) and a FIRST raise of the $20 to $45. The extra $15 on the first CALL does not affect the action.
Jul
14
comment Raising and multiple All-Ins
There is no $35 bet. There's a $20 blind, a $20 cs
Jul
14
comment Raising and multiple All-Ins
Because the $35 is not a complete raise, it's treated like just a call, with extra money. So the next bet of $45 is actually the first raise of the BB's 20. The second raise must be 20 + 25 + 25.
Jul
13
answered Card off the table by a player
Jul
4
comment What is the origin of the all-in bet?
Poker isn't much older than the 1820s, but there were similar betting games before then. It is not well-documented precisely which being rules were in common use then.
Jul
4
comment What is the origin of the all-in bet?
I wrote that Wikipedia text. Such games did exist, but table stakes games were still more common even in the early years of the game.
Jul
4
answered What is the origin of the all-in bet?
Jul
2
comment Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?
No. Poker hands have 5 cards. First player's hand is KKKQ6, which beats second player's hand of KKK96.