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Aug
29
comment Up & Down Straight Draw VS Flush Draw Comparison
It should also be noted that there are games (like Manila) played with a "stripped" deck which has only 8 cards of each suit. In such a game, a flush is even rarer than a full house, and is therefore ranked higher.
Aug
28
answered Is this a bug on PokerStars?
Aug
28
comment What are the odds of having 2 Quads in the same hand?
It's impossible to calculate the odds of "something like that" without precise definitions and timing. But as someone who has worked in a cardroom full-time for years, I've seen many beats this bad. The worst I remember is from a stud game at San Pablo: two players went all-in on sixth street, showing a 9-high straight flush in diamonds and a 10-high straight flush in spades, celebrating because that qualified them for a jackpot of about $10,000. Dealer burns, and turns....10 of diamonds. Split pot, no jackpot.
Aug
28
answered Eliminating two players from a four-hand hold'em play
Aug
27
answered Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?
Aug
25
comment Does the “top 5 cards” rule apply to a flush?
Yes, 5 cards play, always. 10-9-8-7-5 defeats 10-9-8-7-4. If that spade on the board had been, say, the king of hearts, then the players would tie with K-10-9-8-7, as only best 5 cards play.
Aug
24
comment Re Raise question
Yes $11 is there minimum raise under standard rules. Some rooms do have the more restrictive rule that a raise must double the current bet amount, making the minimum raise $14. This is non-standard, but such rooms do exist.
Aug
24
comment who wins if everyone has a pair
Poker hands have five cards, no more, no fewer. One pair hands compare the pair, then each of the three unpaired cards in order. All five cards play in every hand. No exceptions.
Aug
24
comment who wins if everyone has a pair
Repeat this 100 times until it really sinks in: poker hands have five cards. EXACTLY five cards. No more, no fewer. A one-pair hand is judged by the pair, and then each of the three others. Two pair hands are compared by high pair, then low pair, then fifth card. And so on... Exactly five cards, every case, no exceptions.
Aug
19
revised If you put chips out but don't say anything while it's your turn, can you take them back, even if you didn't say anything?
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Aug
17
answered If you put chips out but don't say anything while it's your turn, can you take them back, even if you didn't say anything?
Aug
11
comment Publicly available poker stats
Nice, but doesn't include data on unshown hands.
Aug
11
comment exact same card back to back to back
Note to moderator: the first four words of the question are "what are the odds?" This is an answer, not a comment. Please read the help center article your deletion pointed me to. It clearly does not apply.
Aug
11
answered exact same card back to back to back
Aug
10
comment exact same card back to back to back
My first attempt at the math I get once every 325 hands. Not that uncommon.
Aug
5
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
While you're at it, consider switching your simulator code to ojcardlib. You'll be able to run millions of hands instead of thousands. :-)
Aug
5
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
That's not how I read it, but OK. Seemed to me like he was asking why the calculator gave different answers for two clearly identical cases.
Aug
5
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
Please read the question carefully. OP specifies the suits of every card. Your generic equities here are irrelevant. In the question given, each opponent has 9 outs, period. My answer below is correct.
Aug
4
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
Looks to me this might be a simulation and not actual calculation. If so, these variances might just be within the margin of error. My numbers above are exact, not simulated.
Aug
4
comment equity issue with equity calculator software
This is wrong. The hands are 100% equivalent, and a 5000-hand simulation is just going to produce a big margin of error. Yes, against the KJ we will hit fewer full houses, but he will win with trips by exactly that same number of times more. Simulations are nice, but actual accurate math is better.