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Betting all chips at a betting round in a no limit game

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Do I have to show my hand in an “All-In” situation?

This question is concerning Texas Hold'Em rules. If my opponent goes "All-In" and I call with more chips than he does, do I immediately show my cards? During a recent game, my opponent called "All-...
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All-in, pre-flop with AK… twice. Was that a bad decision?

I was playing against a player who was going all in almost every hand pre-flop. So after waiting until I had something that I thought could beat a random hand, I went all in with AKo. LOST to Qx. BUY ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

I was playing a cash game online and I got pocket Kings. If someone else keeps raising me pre-flop, should I go all-in or should I hold back in case he has pocket Aces?
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Systematic all-in

This is a theoretical question, following what I have seen in some low blinds cash games. You generally cannot buy-in more than 100BB. Say at some point, you reached 10,000 BB. All you adversaries ...
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Do previous bets count towards All-In raises?

Let's say 3 players are playing poker. Player A has $11, B has $10, C has $9 Player A opens by betting $3, leaving A with $8 Player B re-raises A "All-In" and C calls, going "All-In" as well. Player A ...
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What is the origin of the all-in bet?

When I was a kid (long ago in the previous century) and we played poker for fun or pocket change none of us knew of such a thing as an "all-in" bet. If somebody raised you and you didn't have the ...
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Can “run it twice” be a +EV in a long run?

The concept of "run it twice" is that when players go all in, the rest of the board will be dealt two times with the cards left at the deck. The pot is then by splitted into two parts; one for both "...
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How would you play this?

NLH Tournament Final table, 7 players remaining out of about 25 Average stack is ~130,000 (16 BB); I have 70,000 (9 BB) Blinds are 4000/8000 with 1000 ante I'm BB, am dealt AA. Action folds all ...
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What is the minimum raise after an all-in?

I am hosting a home game (NL Texas Hold'em sit N go), and would like to make sure we get all the rules right, but there is one situation that I'm having trouble with. What is the minimum raise after ...
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Why some people all-in in the VERY first hand?

In some Facebook game, (in tournament game, where all player starts with the same stack), I always notice that in the VERY first hand (before the flop) , people blatantly all-in. Unfortunately,not ...
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Raising and multiple All-Ins

After reading the following links about raising after an all-in in NLHE, there was still a scenario I wasn't sure about when multiple all-ins occur. Links: https://poker.stackexchange.com/a/2790/...
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Trips vs flush draw on the turn

Assuming you had AK off suit in early position. BB is $6. You bet $30. Everybody folds to you, except one person in late position. Very loose aggressive player. He raises to $100. You call. Flop ...
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In a tournament if you walk away from the table when “all in” did you “abandon” your hand?

In a tournament a player went all in. Stated I am going to throw this away and walked 10 feet to the trash can and came back. The other player stated hand abandonment his hand is dead. As the "...
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Trip Aces vs Possible Flush

Here's a hand I played today. Worked out for me in the end, but not sure if I played it the best on .5/1 NL I'm dealt A♠6♠ UTG opens to 3.5BB, I 3-bet to 6BB, UTG calls Flop comes A&...
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All in player exposes cards in multiway pot when action is not over

A, B, and C are in the hand. B and C both cover A. A goes all in, and is called by both B and C. A mistakenly believes only one opponent called, and showed his cards believing it was a showdown. There ...
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Pot Odds Paradox in Short Stack

Most if not all poker books/tutorials suggest that a good play is one that causes your opponent to do mistakes regardless of whether you end up winning the hand. For example, after the turn, you have ...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

I'm playing heads-up in a cash game (only 2 players at the table). I have 40xBB. The opponent has 60xBB. I'm BB. I have A♥9♦ The villain min-raises. I raise 5xBB. He calls. The flop: J♠Q♠K♠ I go ...
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Risky home game hand, right or wrong move?

I played a home game with some friends tournament-style, and I made a risky all-in move I am thinking twice about. effective stack is ~500, my opponent covers me by 40. blinds are 2/5. Preflop ...
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How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante? [duplicate]

Could you please help me, i would like to know how to calculate main and side pots in tournament, when stacks of players less then ante + one/all of this players on sb/bb. For example: Blinds 250/...
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calling all-in before the flop

Play Money tournament on Pokerstars, single table 9-max SNG NLHE. We're in the Heads Up, roughly equal stacks, with slight advantage towards Hero. Dealt to hero: AQd. Hero bets 3 (or 4? don't ...
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How to play two pairs when flop is connected?

Recently I had following hand. I was playing 6 players money 1/2$ NLH game I had K♥J♠ in SLposition. The player just before me made standard 3BB bet I called. Every one else folded. ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradoxes. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" strategy, could ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

Don't have position. I'm the BB Got dealt: 5♥ 9♥ Aggressive player raises to $3 (as expected, he raises everything to $3 and plays just about every hand, with few getting to showdown). ...
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Late live MTT: critique the play

Tourney background: it is a $65 buy-in at a local Midwestern state casino. Roughly 55 total entrants. Tournament is paying top 6 with 13 players remaining. 7 players at table blinds are 1k and 2k ...
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All in or fold strategy

I played in my first live tournament at the casino Saturday night, not a bad turn out, 61 entered. Starting chip stack 15,000. I have been playing online for about 5 or 6 years now and something ...
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Micros online hand review. AKs from the SB

6 max Cash - Micros - Ignition Hero on SB w/ ~150 BBs UTG+1 calls w/ ~115 BBs Button w/ ~115 BBs raises to 4xBB Hero calls with A⋄K⋄ BB folds UTG+1 calls Flop comes 3⋄J&...
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All in betting when you are last in chips

My friend said that if the player who goes all in has fewer chips then the other player(s) that the other player(s) have to go all in as well. I disagree. I thought the other player(s) had to only ...
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Term for when all players go all-in and show hands

Is there a term for when all players—or all but one player—have gone all in, and all hole cards are revealed before the remaining cards are dealt? I don't mean all players at the table ...
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Showing cards with one player all-in but other player active

Situation: NLHE tournament, 3 players on turn P1 goes all-in P2 (has P1 covered) calls P1 does not realize that P3 (also has P1 covered) is still active and shows his cards, P2 does the same. In ...
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Potential all-in rules, does any game use this rule?

I was thinking about the rules covering side pots for all-in situations, from these guideline: An all-in player shall gain or lose nothing from actions after they are all in. The idea is that ...
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Putting Crazy Players on a hand

Playing 8 handed 1/2 nlhe at a table with a couple LAG fish, 3 tight passive, myself playing TAG but I get a bit loose from cutoff to button. Lots of limpers every hand. I never limp, I raise or I don’...
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When to call all-in in heads-up game? [closed]

When to call all-in in heads-up game? if I've a A/4, and my opponent raise all-in, is a good idea call? PS: I have the same amount of chips than my opponent.
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Can a player win an ante higher than his all-in bet?

The blinds are 300/600 with big blind ante of 600. A player not in the blinds position has only 100 and moves all in. Can this player win the 600 ante if they win the hand?
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Why decide whether or not to run it twice based on what the opponent has?

In this clip, Sammy Farha and Patrik Antonius haggle over running it several times, and are reluctant to reveal their cards before having found an agreement. What is the reasoning behind this? If ...
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What is your maximum stack size when shoving?

Is there a general rule when shoving in a sit-and-go? in short stacked situations, how many big blinds would you put in the middle and why?
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In heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker, how often can you expect to win against an opponent who goes all-in on all hands?

Going all in on all-hands is clearly suboptimal, but facing such a player would be challenging - at some point, you still need to take a chance. So given optimal play, how often can you expect to beat ...
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Rules when blinds are all-in

What are the rules if the small blind and/or big blind are all-in preflop because they have less than their respective blind amounts? Say the SB = 50 and BB = 100. If the both blinds are all-in with ...
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All-in rules in extreme cases

I'm planning to try some poker bot programming in NLH, so I must know all the rules. I got almost all covered, but some all-in situations are not very clear to me. So I ask: For all questions, BB=100 ...
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All in when you are chip leader

Scenario: I am chip leader and say "All In". The only other player left in the game calls, even though he only has half the chips I do. All my chips are pushed in. I never measure my chip count ...
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Run it more than once

I was told there is etiquette regarding running a hand more than once. Three times was suggested, so as to give your opponent an opportunity to not lose all his chips/get stacked. Three times gives ...
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Is speech final in Poker?

We were playing poker with a few friends. Once we were heads up, I went all-in. The other player said he's all-in. But didn't move any chips forward. Right after that, he said: "Nevermind. I fold." ...
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Betting after all-in/showdown

No limit Texas Holdem, 100/200, 4 players, preflop player 1 stack - 600, player 2 stack - 700, player 3 stack - 5000, player 4 stack - 3500 First player goes all in for 600 chips Second player goes ...
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Married to overpair?

I just played a cash game hand yesterday that made me wonder if I'm too married to my overpairs. It's a headsup game, and we both have about 40X, with me slightly ahead. I wake up to QQ and raise to ...
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Poker side pots and dead money

I m wondering something about side pots calculation. I m gonna explain with an example to make it clear: Player 1 (stack 100) | Player 2 (stack 100) | Player 3 (stack 25) --- Flop Player 3 goes all ...
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Is it profitable to call an all-in on the flop with a straight draw?

I had a double-ended straight draw on the flop with QJs and a KT6r board. I needed an A or a 9 to make the straight. I was last to act and facing two all-ins. Using the rule of 4 with 8 outs, I know I ...
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Bet sizes in Limit Texas Hold'em in cases of a players all-in [duplicate]

I wonder what the valid bet sizes are in Limit Texas Hold'em in case of a players all-in. Consider the following example: 5/10 Limit Texas Hold'em game. Three players A, B and C. On the flop Player A ...
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Confused about pot odds

I wanted to practice my implied and pot odds calculating skills and found this website online http://www.philnolimits.com/uploads/8/1/8/9/8189328/practice_pot_odds_and_expected_value_problems.pdf And ...
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Burning cards after all-in

When all players (or all except one) are "all-in" before flop, is necessary to burn cards also before turn and river?
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Dead raise in tournament

I was playing in a AHL poker league tournament the other day. The person to my right bet 3000. I folded. The person to my left went all in with only 3700, with people still to her left to act between ...
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Raising all-in against calling stations on draws?

Recently I read from one of the poker books (NLHE: Theory and Practice, by Sklansky, D. and Miller, E.) that if you are ahead, you should value bet as high as the opponent will call, without giving ...