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Private games hosted outside casinos, typically in a host's residence. Table rules, stakes, and pay quality will vary wildly. Questions may involve hosting, blind structures, game styles, amateur tourney moderation.

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How to deal with a table that always calls?

In my no-limit Texas hold'em home games, players are allotted approximately $2500 worth of chips. The starting blinds are $5/$10, and are increased everytime the button has moved around the whole ...
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Does a bounty chop?

In a poker tournament with a bounty on a player, the all in player was against two others at the table. The two remaining players chopped the hand and beat the all in. We split the side pot and the ...
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Burning cards in home games

Do you burn cards in home/friendly games? As far as I am concerned, it's pretty much just a complication with no merits to us. There's no risk for the cards to be marked and the stacks we play with ...
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Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?

Currently I am keeping points for my home tourney by assigning the following points: 1 point for play 1 point for each player knocked out before you 1 point for cashing 1 point for heads up 1 point ...
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Talking during a hand

I am a newbie and would like clarification on something if that is possible. It relates to a "house SNG". There were 3 players left and since the first 2 would get paid, it meant we were on the ...
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At what point does poor etiquette turn into cheating?

Similar to How do you deal with severe violations of table etiquette, I ran into a situation at a recent game that threw me. A player I was not familiar with kept doing really odd things. For example: ...
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Is there an optimum formula for deciding chip denominations?

I play in a $1-2 NL game where they use chips in values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50. I feel like it's tedious to try to keep track of the values of 6 different colors of chips. If you have a 5 and a 20 ...
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Teach poker in a home game

I am a huge poker fan. I played on the Internet for a long time, before my free time completely ran out, however my love for poker didn't and I still enjoy playing the game, and I feel that the best ...
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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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Handling "running it twice" situations

When players agree to "run it twice" (or more times), should any additional cards be burned before each replayed step? Also, shouldn't the cards turned in the first run be shuffled back into the deck ...
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Is there an app for managing invitations to a home poker game?

I would like to automate the following process: I send out invitations to our regular players for a poker tournament with a fixed time and place, along with an RSVP deadline. A player either: ...
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Tough spot with Aces against regular, NLHE-6max

6max Nlhe, home-game, blinds are 0.5/1, deepstack (everyone approximately ~350 stack) Villain is a very experienced and regular winning player, very tricky, capable of unorthodox plays as well. We ...
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How can I gain an advantage in a weak no-limit Omaha Hi-Lo game?

I know that Omaha Hi-Lo is normally played for limit or pot-limit stakes and I think I remember there being specific reasons, but I play in a home game that occasionally plays Omaha Hi-Lo at no-limit ...
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Best method to mark the numbers onto poker chips?

My personal set of poker chips is a typical cheap plastic set with solid colours. I would like to mark numbers on them instead of memorising their values. What is the best method of writing the ...
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Hold'em hybrid dealing

There's an interesting Greek poker game with community cards called the "double Cuckoo bird", which consists of three hole cards and five community cards, therefore resembling "Hold'em" games. All ...
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What is an optimal ratio of buy-in stack amt. to blind amt. for a 2hr+ home game?

I am having a home NLH game with around 5-8 people that I want to have start at 10 and allow extra buy-ins until 12. How can I make the stacks not too deep and not too shallow to allow for the best ...
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Tank on river when last to act and all bets in

I have this happen in my home game. The guy is a weak so I don't want to kick him out. Guy gets called on the river and opponent has shown his cards. The guy will tank showing or mucking his cards ...
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Who wins this hand [duplicate]

I have 5♥9♥ My mate has K♥3♣ The cards on the board are T♥ 4♥J♥6♥7⋄. My question, who will win on the flush draw? My 2 hearts or ...
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In Seven Card Stud, the dealer missed dealing the last cards and shuffles the deck

After the 6th card is dealt (6 player, 3 have folded) the dealer mix in the dead cards and shuffles the deck (the dealer forgot that we had 1 more card coming). What should happen now?
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Does a player get dealt a card if they fold out of turn?

At a recent friendly poker night that I hosted, playing Seven Card Stud a player had called a bet then folded his hand before the dealer could deal him his next card. There was disagreement at the ...
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A list of funny / non competetive Poker Variants

I am about to host a small homegame. I am familiar with many variants of poker. From 8 Game over Short deck variants. Now for a birthday party and fun I am looking for "fun" variants. Like: everybody ...
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playing with wrong two cards

home game - we play two decks to be more efficient (red deck / blue deck rotating). 9 players around the table. one of the plays.. pre flop 5 players call BB. flop comes 234. one player goes all ...
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Paradox after an evening of hold-em with 5 to 7 players

After almost a hundred hands, I would have expected that each player's chip stack at the end of the night would be just as likely to be odd as even. Instead, almost always, zero or two players have ...
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Dealer's Choice - What type of games should one choose? [closed]

What kind of poker would be hardest for loose pre-flop amateurs to play? Any real game such as 7-stud, PLO-4, PLO-5, Courchevel, 3-Draw, etc, along with made up ones would be accepted. A made up ...
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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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Verbal declaration to raise question

In my home game Player A said raise Player B thought he said check (Player B not paying attention). Player B said raise also Player A just get mad and mucked his cards. Player B said Player A still ...
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What time of each blind level in home game should be?

I'm a poker newbie, please tell me how to set up a blind structure in the home game? What time for each blind level should be and what is the optimal time for one session should be? Are 10 minutes for ...
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Do i split the pot? [duplicate]

I was playin poker with some friends and I got the hand 8, Q And my frined had 8, J, Board was 5 7 6 4 K Do I win on higher card, or split?
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