Questions tagged [hand]

The best cards that determine what the poker hand is. Or the cards in ones possession that work with community cards. Such as saying my starting hand was AK in Texas Hold'em.

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Omaha Hi/Lo hand question comparing two low hands

We had a hand that came up this past weekend in Omaha Hi/Lo with regards to Low. The board was A, 7, 8, J, K. Player A's low cards were 2, 5 while Player B's were 3, 4. My opinion is that player A'...
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How are hands compared in low poker?

Me and my friends had different opinions on how hands are compared in low poker. Take the following two hands for example. As 4h 8d Jc Qs Ah 2d 5c 9s Kc Neither of the hands have any pairs so we ...
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Is there any poker variant thats use more than five cards to form hands?

While learning poker I stumbled upon a site discussing "7 Card Poker Hands" As well as discussing the well-known five card hands, it noted the existence of three card hands while denying ...
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How does this 3 of a kind beat the opponents full house?

I only have a 3 of a kind, while opponent has a full house, why do I get the majority of the money?(The opponent went all in if that matters)
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I'd like some help with Badugi absolute strength calculator

Those who playes Badugi know the basic rules: You have 4 cards. The more distinct cards both in suit and number, the better hand it is. Among the same number of distinct cards, the worse bust (being ...
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How often should I be seeing four of a kind statistically?

Some context about why I'm asking: I seem to be seeing another player, or myself, having 4 of a kind once every 100 - 150 hands. This has happened in the region of 20+ times over the course of 2 ...
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Help with sorting poker hands if playable cards is expanded to 7

I was hoping someone could help with the math for the following variant scenario: game would play out just as Hold'em but all 7 cards would be live with expanded hand rankings. The expanded rankings ...
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"5 of a kind" hand in Poker Game

According to the Wikipedia on List of poker hands, the highest rank is "Five of a kind" and there is a Joker on it. It also wins against "Straight flush" and below. A⋄ A♣ A♥ A&...
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Example of a hand where pot odds aren't compared to breakeven odds

I'm reading Ed Miller's "Getting Started in Hold 'Em". The book goes over a concept - comparing pot odds with breakeven odds - via this example: I'm 3 off the button in a limit hold 'em ...
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What does "volatility on hand" mean and how do players use it?

Towards the end of part 1 of "Harrington on Hold'em" in the section titled "A Sample Hand," Harrington writes the following: I thought I was one of the better players remaining at ...
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Why is this hand the nuts?

In the book No Limit Hold 'em: Theory and Practice, at page 62, the author gives an example of a bad bluff during the 1979 World Series of Poker Main event. The cards on the table after the river are ...
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Greatest odds of winning with the worst hand

In a game of heads up Texas Hold'em, what hand has the highest odds of winning, while still holding the worst hand on the flop? For example, if I have KsJs, my opponent has 3d2h, and the flop comes ...
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Two pair in hand vs two pair with table cards and one in hand [duplicate]

So streight to the point on table was (j,j,10,3,a) one had (10,3) second guy (a,6) so who would win?
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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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Win odds displayed in the Big Game S2 E17

Look at this spot of the Big Game, season 2, episode 17. Elky holds K♠️ J♠️ and Minieri holds A♦️K♣️. On the flop of 6♣️ 3♠️ 2♠️ the winning percentage of 55% for Elky and 45% for Minieri is shown. I ...
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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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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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Odds of consecutive hands being identical

I had a situation during a live tournament last night where I made a straight on the turn twice in a row. My starting hands were 7,4 and then 7,3. Both times the flop was 3,4,5 with a 6 on the turn ...
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How does three of a kind beat a full house? [duplicate]

Okay, this is my first day of Poker and I'm confused. Doesn't one player have 77799 which is a full house? And other player have three of kings? Caster says at one point Hellmuth needed to hit quads ...
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Who wins this hand of Texas Holden poker [duplicate]

I have king. and jack.the other guy has ace. queen.and on the table is ace. ten. ten. ten. ten. who wins
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There is straight on the board [duplicate]

On the board there is 8 9 10 J Q Player 1 has AQ Player 2 has J9 Player 3 has J9 Who wins?
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Pre-flop decision making factors

I am looking for easy to spot key factors for a pre-flop decision making - right before one either folds, calls or raises. The settings is 9 players table, No-Limit Hold'em Cash Game. The factors I ...
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WHICH PLAYER TAKES THE HAND? [duplicate]

If one player is holding a jack and a three and the other player is holding a jack and an ace and the cards on the table are showing a jack, a three, two 7's and a ten. The first player then has a ...
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Two pair on the table. Does a lower pair on hand beat an ace kicker? [duplicate]

The flop was Q, Q, 10, 10, 3. I have A, K and my friend has 3, 9. I thought I won with my ace high card because his pair of threes does not beat any of the pairs on the table. Since it is a 5 card ...
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Confused about Omaha hand

I know that I can only use 2 cards from my hand. If, for example, I get TT2Q in my hand and the board is QA347, then do I have: QQAT7 or TTAQ7? I already have Pocket 10's. Don't I have to play them?...
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Split pot on a straight or 6th high card kicker? [duplicate]

So tonight my fiancé had a 9,10. And my brother in law had 9,K. On the board it was 6,7,8,10,J. So I know that you can only use 5 cards total. And I was thinking split pot. Was I right or wrong ...
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Evaluating poker hands programmatically

Given a hand, I am trying to determine the value of that hand, and implement this in a programming language for fun. Would the following work? I am not a poker player, so I don't know for sure. Input ...
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Does this hand make sense?

This hand is part of the IRC poker database. It's a limit heads-up game with a $10 small bet and a $20 big bet. The database shows the following actions for the two players "Carcass" and "num": ...
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Who will win, 2 pairs on the table or one pair in hand and one pair on the table? [duplicate]

Table: 7, 7, 6, 6, 4 Me: 5, 4 Opponent: 9, 8 Who wins?
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Ace to Six relative value of straight "AKQJT"

I've a doubt about hand ranking in AceToSix: this is about a very rare case where the straight AKQJT have to be ranked against other bad hands like KQJT9. according to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia....
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Unusual Tournament spot

Ok this was when I first started playing so please go easy on me, live tournament 80 players down to 13, paid at 7th 8 handed blinds are 1500/3000 Hero (120,000 ) average stack V1 (250,000) V2/V3 (20,...
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What tie breakers exist?

There are cases that a tie might arise in Poker. In many of those cases the ending point of the straight or the highest number in a pair wins. For example Straight to 9 beats straight to 8. Two ...
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What happens if I get all 5 cards the same? [duplicate]

So, let's say when the dealer first deals the cards, I get two 9's (any color, shape) and then on the table, by the end of the game (the river), there are 3 more 9's. What happens now? Is there a rank ...
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2-7 hand ranking

In deuce to seven hand ranking which is commonly used for draw poker if there are two players and they both have a pair then how the winner will be decided ? does the kicker card to break the tie will ...
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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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Who wins the following hand [duplicate]

Which hand would win in Texas Hold-em? Community Cards 9,10,K,A,A. P#1 Hole Cards 10,K. P#2 Hole Cards J,K
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Facing a 4-bet with QQ

No Limit Tournament Around 20 people left in total (started with ~30), 8 at my table. Average stack size is ~30 BB; I have ~40 BB. I am UTG +1. UTG - who is loose and raises a lot of hands pre-flop ...
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How would you play this hand?

No Limit Hold'em 7 players at the table, I am SB with around 10 BB in my stack Average stack is around 15-20 BB One person in middle position calls the BB, everyone else folds Back to me - I have ...
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If there are no random numbers

how are Poker hands decided? Or perhaps you believe in true chaos like these people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chaos_theorists
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Does the order of cards in your hand matter?

I'm trying to learn poker basics, and there is something I don't quite understand. If anybody could explain it to me, I would be grateful: Do cards have to be in order? Let's take a Straight flush: "...
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Which poker hand is this? [duplicate]

How's Ruane winning with 100%? He has no straight or full house or flush, while Hallaert has a pair.
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hand distribution in 6 max vs full ring

I have heard that the distribution in a 6 max game is similar to that of a 9 or 10 handed game where the extra players have folded. I am wondering how true that is. Seems like there may be a higher ...
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Texas Hold'em Questions RE: Use of cards on the table. [duplicate]

Lost a hand last night that i did not agree with. Came was 7 Hold'em. The table had two Q's and 10's. Two pair. I had a pair of 4's and my opponent had a Q and a 9. He said he won because the two pair ...
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Why did I lose with my pair of fives? [duplicate]

Can you help me understand this situation: I held the 5⋄ 8♥ and thought that my pair of 5s would give me the victory?
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Same low with different hole cards - who wins?

Board: A 4 5 7 J Two players declare a low. Player A: 3 4 x x Player B: A 3 x x Both players have the same low hand: A 3 4 5 7 Is this a tie or does Player B win with lower cards in his hand?
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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

I am the player with the hand Q♠T⋄. After the turn, I was thinking that anyone with a 4 would win the full pot. I am surprised that I won 286 of the pot. Can someone please explain how ...
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Why did i lose this hand with 2 pair? [duplicate]

I had two pairs (44 and 66)...
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Which hand wins at showdown? [duplicate]

Board - 9963A Hand 1 - 36 Hand 2 - A8 Which hand wins and why?
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Was I right to call off a <10BB stack in late position with 66?

I was playing a free tournament live with approx. 30 players remaining from 50 entrants, blinds were 150/300 and I had 1k or 2k in my stack. I had 66 in relatively late position and a player who had ...
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To c-bet or not to c-bet against bigstack?

I'm considering a hand I played in play money. I had JQo vs 33 and I don't remember exactly what position I was in but it was relatively late position. It looked like this: I had 3k chips (play money)...