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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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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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Why did I lose this hand?

I was playing hold 'em and there was a show down. The board was: K:diamonds: 2:diamonds: J:diamonds: 8:diamonds: 6:diamonds: My opponent had: 9:diamonds: T:diamonds: and I had: 7:spades: J:clubs:...
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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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Teaching source for putting players on hands?

Is there a teaching source (book/website) that specializes in putting players on hands? It seems that every other specialty has been addressed (Caro's tells, Sklansky's starting hands, etc.), but I'...
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Who has the higher hand: 44 vs. A2 on a JJKK2 board?

I played with my friends yesterday and run into the following situation: player 1: 4 4 player 2: A 2 table: J J K K 2 Both players have two pairs: J J K K. However, player 1 have one pair in hand....
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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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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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Which hand wins: 23 vs. 9J on a AAKKQ board? [duplicate]

Ignoring any flush possibility, who would win? Board: AAKKQ Player 1: 23 Player 2: 9J I think both players split the pot in half because they both have two pairs and Q as kicker, but people keep ...
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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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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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Some Mathematical Poker Questions (Discrete Math)

Mathematically speaking, I have two questions: How many ways can a 5-card draw-poker hand be dealt? How many 5-card draw-poker hands exist? Thanks!
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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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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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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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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

In Holdem poker, on the board are 2 Kings /6/4/2. There are 2 players in the hand, one calling the other. One man has a king and a queen. The other has a king an a 9. My question is whether this a ...
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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 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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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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Live $200 NLHE hand review, pocket deuces in MP

Live $1/$2 NLHE full ring Hero is in MP with 2♣2♥, 40-50 BB stack Preflop UTG limps, UTG+1 raise to $7, Hero calls, 4 folds, SB calls, 2 folds Flop Q♠2⋄5⋄(3 ...
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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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How to calculate preflop equity in hand vs hand

What I really want to know is how is the procedure that pokerstove like software use to calculate the equity of one hand against another.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Choice of hands, would you choose 8/9 or 7/J

The title says it all really. Both are either suited or not, so it's a fair call. The slight bias with the Jack (you were expecting 7/10 hey?) is intentional. If the range was shifted up/down, would ...
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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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Five cards rule and "kicker" in flush [duplicate]

Scenario: My hand: A3 Villain: KQ Flop: J76 Maybe a stupid question: considering all cards with same suit, my ace wins the pot or other higher cards can affect the result?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)...
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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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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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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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