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Do bluffs contradict Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker?

Suppose I am at the button position with a hand 3h 5h. I decide to play this hand and the flop comes Ac 10s 8d. Suppose everyone before me checks. Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker implies that ...
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Correct play? (Hand analysis)

2.50/5 NLH, 7-handed UTG+1 $687 Raises $12.5 Folds to SB [ME] K♣ 10♥ $557.84 Calls $10 Big Blind $842.19 Calls $7.50 FLOP J♣10♣7♣ Small Blind [ME] K♣ 10♥ Bets $20 Big Blind Folds UTG+1 ...
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Pokerstars is absolutely 100% rigged! [closed]

I don't care what pokerstars tells you the play money games ARE COMPLETELY FIXED!!!! I have been playing here for over ten years and it is with absolute certainty the cards are not random!!! When I go ...
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Check or bet turn with effective nuts

I was playing a hand at the casino the other day and I made a decision that I am not too sure about, let me know your thoughts. CO has about 60bb behind, I have about 120bb, sb covers me Preflop ...
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About betting out of turn, action reverting to original players,

Sio, 6 handed PLO game, 1-2, button straddle for 15. Only four players present. SB, BB, UTG, and Button. Button straddles 15, blinds are chatting, UTG calls 15 while blinds are chatting away. I ...
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How much to raise pre-flop in a late position with a reasonably good but not outstanding hand?

I am a beginner who's learning to play Hold'em Poker by playing fake money games at Pokerstars. Suppose there are 6 of us and I am at the button. I have QJo. Everyone before me limps. I want to play ...
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Hand Analysis for AKs (vs. Likely Monster) Early in Tourney

Game Info $350 Live Tournament 8-handed Hand Info Cards: AKs (Diamonds) Hero Position: Big Blind (BB) Villain Position: Under the Gun (UTG) Hero Stack: 29,000 Villain Stack: 27,500 Other Info ...
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Is the big blind player allowed act if other players go all-in for at most the big blind amount?

Assuming the blinds in a NLHE cash game are $50/$100, three players are dealt in, and the players have these stack sizes before posting the blinds: UTG player: $100 SB player: $100 BB player: $200 ...
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Does the OTG strategy for heads-up limit Hold'em give a positive reward against a non-optimal opponent?

Consider the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors (1v1), +1 when we win, -1 when we loose. An OTG strategy is to select each sign uniformly at random. Unfortunately, this strategy will give you an expected ...
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Good fold or losing play? AK on AK988

Live 2/5 NLH, 8 handed. Splashy and trappy UTG (900) limps. Hero (4000) in UTG+1 is dealt AhKd and raises to 30. ATC HJ (3300) calls 30, tight passive SB (1600) calls 30, BB folds, UTG calls 30. ...
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Do mucked cards call themselves in Omaha?

While playing no limit Omaha we had a difference of opinion on the rules. The situation was: Player 1 showed 3 of a kind with their 2 selected hole cards Player 2 showed 2 pair with their 2 selected ...
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How to play AK hand against poor players anticipating that many of them will call you?

I was playing live limit Texas Hold'em against 6 other people (friends gathering). One opponent was pretty good, other 5 were bad players. I was the dealer and had AK. The good opponent was at the UTG ...
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Do poker players wait for a specified amount of time before making a move

Suppose you have 15 seconds to decide on a next move. Is it worth to deliberately always wait those 15 seconds and make your move just before your time expires? My reasoning is that by doing this you ...
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Does a royal flush with 2 wild cards beat a royal flush with one wild card?

We understand that, when playing with wild cards, 5 aces is best overall. This means that one of the "aces" is actually a joker, and that the hand has, say, two aces of hearts, or spades, or ...
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Which websites allow you to buy-in with a very small stack?

Recently, I’ve been reading about a small stack strategy for cash games. It involves entering the table with only 20 big blinds. Unfortunately, it seems that many poker websites (e.g. 888poker and ...
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Examples of Intentionally mucking the best hand?

From what I understand from poker rules, It seems possible to intentionally muck the best hand. It seems unlikely as it would mean losing money... but could be some way to trick an opponent into being ...
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Who wins the poker hand if there are 5A's on table?

So I was watching this song by Adam Levin where Adam had 2K's and SZA had 2A's. And the table had 5A's, I thought in this case it should be a tie and they both will split equally. But it seems from ...
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How deuces play in this?

I'm new to poker, I saw this tweet and people reporting 16 outs and including three deuces and I cannot understand how deuces play in this? Question on the tweet is how many outs does AA hero have? 9 ...
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Why do I keep losing against straights with sets? Is time to check fold sets?

I've been playing 5c/10c at the moment having moved up a few weeks ago and I keep losing to straights when I have a set. Example 1: HJ raises I call BB, Flop comes Qd,8c,3c, I lead out 2/3 pot, HJ ...
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Can I find a sorted list of all hands stored as a single file online?

I'm building a Texas-Hold'em computer program and I need to determine which hand is a winner. Can I find a sorted list of all hands stored as a single file online? For example: Hand, Rank AH KH QH JH ...
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odd newbie question about “sketching” at the table?

I am thinking of getting into poker. I like to draw / sketch as well. What do you all think about the idea of "sketching" at the poker table when sitting out a hand ? Would that be totally ...
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Is eight handed holdem here to stay?

So with the second shot in arm, after a little over a year, I climbed out of the cave and headed to the Bellagio to play. There I found plastic shielding on the tables and eight handed games to ...
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What would be the most transparent way to show a fair shuffle literally possible?

I want to make an ios app, for fun to improve my dev skills, to do what no other app/poker site has done and be completely transparent. I just want to match casinos shuffling as imperfect as that may ...
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Slow play backfire

In a loose $1/$3 NL holdem I recently played, I had KsJs in small blind with about $430 stack size. I raised to $16, there were 3 callers: the big blind, MP and button, flop 9TQ rainbow, I had the nut ...
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Does Nash equilibrium strategy guarantee a non negative EV when two players are left?

Suppose two players A and B remain in the game of poker and they both have the same number of chips. Suppose player A follows the Nash equilibrium strategy. Is the player's A expected value ...
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Are cards drawn from a uniformly shuffled deck considered independent events?

When playing poker I sometimes run into a situation where the board has 3 to a flush and I'm holding a 4th card of the same suit so I need the river to give the 5th. I understand that the probability ...
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Is it poor etiquette to fake all-in on the river?

I've started using this technique that has been profitable: when I'm semi-bluffing and my draws brick on the river, I am faced with having to bluff a big river bet. I sometimes start sliding all my ...
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Why is position so important in Omaha?

In this "Top 10 Pot Limit Omaha poker strategy tips" by Tadas Peckaitis it is said (emphasis mine): Position, position, position Yes – position. In Pot Limit Omaha, having position over ...
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Comparison of the expected values of A 2 5 and 2 3 4 in razz

Which of these two starting hands, A 2 5 and 2 3 4, has the best expected value in a heads-up razz game? A real mathematical argument would be welcome. P.S. I am not asking for the EV of A 2 5 versus ...
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What is your read about this hand?

It's $1/$3 no limit holdem. I had $450 stack. I had A⋄J⋄ in early position. PreFlop: I raised to $15. A mid position player with large stack size (about $700) re-raised to $45 Everyone folded to me. ...
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In dealer’s choice, choose PLO or NLH to maximise advantage of position?

Let’s assume the dealer, and the other players, are equally skilled at PLO and NLH. Are there any reasons to pick one game or the other when I’m on the button, e.g. is button-position giving more of ...
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N00b ethics question about calculators in online poker (or choker)

(Actually, I'm asking motivated by a calculator for choker = chess + poker, but I believe the same applies to regular poker, Texas hold'em or whatever.) My context: I played poker a bit, mostly online ...
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List of countries where you can play on .com sites

I am planning to move from Spain, where I can only play on .es sites to other country to play on .com sites. Where can I find a list of countries where you can play on .com sites?
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Breaking a pair tie

Let's say two players have the following hands: Player A: 2♦️, 2♣️ Player B: 2♠️, 2♥️ How would this play out? Is it a split pot? I'm a noob trying to wrap my head around some of the rules. As I ...
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Online Poker Hosting - Legal in USA? [closed]

I'm a developer and have a poker site that I've created. I have some questions that I need advise on to avoid going down the wrong paths and being taken away in cuffs by some federal agency. Right now ...
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What is the probabilty that any of your opponents has any of specifict hands?

I'm creating a database of all choices of 7 cards out of 52. It's quite flexible because it allows to compare choices like: MyHand+FLOP+TURN+RIVER and OpponentsHand+FLOP+TURN+RIVER and tell whether my ...
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Is your hand dead if you stand up and hold your cards off the table?

There were three players in the hand including myself. I had the button. person to my left makes a bet, the second player goes all in, I go all in and flip my cards accidentally before the player to ...
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What are the odds someone has a three of a kind at the same time as me?

I looked at the poker probability wiki and had a question, if I have a 4.83% chance of getting a three of a kind, how could i calculate the odds someone else would get one too, of any rank. If anyone ...
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Graphic showing the money travelling clockwise

It's said in poker that 'money travels clockwise', from early position toward the button. Has anyone ever constructed a graphic from live data showing this occurring? I'm sure there are stats showing ...
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Is it worth bluffing all in on the river with an ace river card?

Here's the situation from a hand today: 25 NL online (Ignition) I have 7Kd in CO. Everyone folds to me and I raise to $1. BB calls. We both have roughly $20 behind. Flop comes Td9hQd. I have a gutshot ...
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How to select hand ranges for calling frequencies?

I've been reading through Ed Miller's Poker's 1% where he advocates analyzing calling frequencies after a session. He says calling/betting should happen 70% of the time at roughly each street. He ...
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The poker chips in the case are all gone, can I buy some from my fellow player?

I played poker with friends last weekend, and at a late hour our chips in the poker case ran out. Than we bought chips from the chip leader. We gave him 10 euros and we got the equivalent in chips ...
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Counterfeit confusion in Omaha Hi-Lo

Can anyone help me to wrap my head around an explanation of counterfeiting that I think is incorrect? I have the hand on the left and I thought I could play the A2 for the low pot. The other players ...
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Player accidentally takes another players hand, is this a misdeal

Texas-Hold-em Player accidentally took another player's hand (pocket Aces) immediately to his left and looked at it, other player said that is my hand and player said do you just want to take my hand ...
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Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Examples #5

You are playing a hand of poker against one individual. Your hole cards are 8♦, 2♦ and your opponent’s hole cards are K♣, Q♣. The four cards on the table after the flop and the turn are J♦, 9♦, T♠, 5♥...
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Why are ICM values so high?

Often, in poker tournaments that use ICM, the value of the chips is higher than the actual prize pool. They also are multiples of large numbers (1,000 seems the most common). I'm assuming this is ...
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In poker can players agree to a draw and split the pot?

E.g. if there were 2 players left could they agree to call it a draw and split the pot? If so would both or neither have to show their hand to everyone who folded? Or, for that matter, if a few ...
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How to handle an all-in from the opponent on the flop?

Here's the specific scenario I ran into yesterday: It's a live 1/2 game, I have pocket kings UTG+2. UTG+3 raises to $15, everyone folds to me, I raise to $45. He calls. The flop comes 37Tr. I check to ...
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Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Example #4

Suppose in a tournament with only three players left, first place receives $6,000, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $500. You have a 32% chance of winning first place, 30% chance ...

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