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Online poker refers to poker that is played against remote opponents using software.

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Germany: Online Poker still worth it in 2021?

I just recently got into poker. Since I have not yet played for real money online, I wonder if that even is lucrative in 2021 in Germany due to the Glücksspielstaatsvertrag? Not only are online ...
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Is online poker with fake money illegal?

In the United States, is it legal to play online poker games with play money as long as the winnings cannot be converted to cash or anything of value? For example, if a user buys 10,000 chips with $5 ...
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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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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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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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How was this hand played? Any leaks I should be concerned about?

Game Info 0.25/0.50 Online Cash Game 6-handed Hand Info Cards: A9s (Hearts) Hero Position: Small Blind (SB) Other Info Only 2nd hand played ... just joined about 8 hands ago No reads on any ...
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What Should You Do When You Miss the Flop

What to do when you miss everything? Please correct me when I'm wrong, but you only make your hand roughly 1/3 of the time. So, your opponent makes his hand 1/3 of the time too. So, not making my hand ...
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Host Website or App for Limit Hold ‘em Tournaments

Looking to find an app or website where I can host a poker tournament that is limit hold em. I’d like to have the ability to raise the limit every 30 min. For context, we have a time limit poker ...
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Online Poker confusion Texas Holdem [duplicate]

The board showed two kings and two aces and a 5. I was holding a pair of 10s and the other player had a Queen and 3. The game gave him the win with 2 pair (A and K) with a Q high. Shouldn't that have ...
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What does "GG GL" means, and how can I use it?

For example, I know that "GL HF" means "Good luck and have fun". Also, I often see in online poker room that the answer to the acronym "GG FH" is "GG GL". But ...
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Is GGPoker random and reputable?

Does anyone have any evidence as to the randomness on the site GG Poker? Also, is it a reputable site? I've read some horror stories online, albeit a year or two ago, and I'm wondering if anyone in ...
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What's the probability of each poker combination winning the showdown?

I play a poker-like game on a casino site, which offers dynamically changing coefficients for each hand on the table. Each round (blind, preflop, flop, turn) gamblers can bet that one of each hands ...
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How to keep recreational players in poker?

Poker is experiencing a boom at the moment. Many players are searching for this topic, visiting related sites and poker rules while they have to sit at home. Here is a screenshot of google trends for ...
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NL500 - Gutshot straight draw improves equity on turn

Players are all solid regulars in this game. The game is typically aggressive, but not wild. SB $250 HERO $593 J♥ T♣ UTG $883.63 Cut-Off $279.25 Dealer $352.98 Small blind ...
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is PokerStars play money algorithm slightly rigged to make players buy more play money?

I have been playing PokerStars Play Money for a while now and I get the feeling that there are some patterns happening during games that make me lose trust on the level of randomness of the algorithm. ...
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Is it legal to play free, private PokerStars tournaments in the USA?

If I use PokerStars software in the US (not in NJ or Penn) only to play a private, free game (no money), is that legal?
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Test to prove deals are not random

I played on a mobile app game engine that I suspect deals non-random hands. I am looking for a method to prove it. it needs to use a small number of samples since that game engine does not offer ...
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A free online room with long/no time controls

Me and my friends want to play some Sit-n-goes or tournaments with play money (not real money). We want to create private rooms, without people from the outside. The best option would bee MTTs with ...
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How to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place?

I try to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place in standard structures of bounty MTT. I observed ~10 tournaments, where I can see player who won tournament, he received ~20%-25% of bounty prize pool. ...
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How to play with friends that are using different online poker sites?

My friends are registered on many different online poker sites i.e. Paddy Power, Betfred, Skybet, William Hill. I want to know how we can play against each other online on the same table but using ...
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Scoring call to bet, call to raise, bet and raise plays to generate an index. PLO

I am making offline analysis of the hands I own after playing sometime online. I play Omaha only, but this may apply to Texas Holdem too. I want to generate with code notes of my opponents and ...
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Estimate (online) tournament expected duration?

Given the entrants and the speed (e.g. 45 Players Turbo), is there any formula out there to estimate a tournament duration? Even better, any formula to estimate times for each finish position? As an ...
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What happens when a big blind player is low on chips in heads-up game

Let's Say it's an online NLHE game and there are two players on the table. SB/BB = 10/20 Players: Player 1 (BB): 10 chips left Player 2 (SB) (Button) : 1500 chips left So What Happens now is that ...
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What sites are most played?

Where do most of you guys play?(online) I have been playing on ACR for a while now and just wondering if I should be looking for other options.
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Tracking personal bad beats and suck outs

I'm curious if this is common practice, and if it seems logical. In tournament mainly. Something I have been doing recently is recording when I get a miracle card(or two :-) in all-in situationd. As ...
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How to stay alert during long tournaments

I was qualified for a $500.000 online tournament which starts in a few days. The tournament starts at 19:00 and blinds go up every 20 minutes so it's a slow tournament. This means that if I'm running ...
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Online poker OS restrictions

I asked around websites that offer online poker in my country. I was always told that to play with them on a desktop, I would have had to be a Microsoft customer, or at least not a Linux user. Is this ...
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Playing fast and slow ... with apologies to Kahneman

Most of us are familiar with the strategic use of stalling tactics at points in tournament play; for example, adjusting your playing speed to ensure the blinds increase before they pass through the ...
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I started playing on a poker site in India. Is the following scenario possible :

Tournament Day 1 Player A cards : AK Player B cards : 33 Board outcome : Player A gets one pair K ( on flop ) and player B gets 333 trips ( on turn ) Tournament Day 2 Player C cards : AK Player D ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop ... what now?

Opening hand of $7 Spin & Go on PokerStars. Both opponents unfamiliar. For those unfamiliar with the format, you play a winner take all tournament, starting at 10/20 blinds with 500 chip ...
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ROI in multi-table tournamments

I have in the past played HU microstakes with some degree of success. I've experienced the advantage of being able to put in a huge volume, but I'm also a bit tired of the high rake/low edge of these ...
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos? [duplicate]

I occasionally play microstake NLHE on PokerStars, and there I've recently witnessed (what feels like) a suspicious number of "unlikely" deals. The most recent was in a 6-ring game, in which 1 seat ...
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Playing the SB pre-flop in omaha cash games general strategy

When playing low stakes, no ante 6-max omaha cash games, I often find myself completely clueless on what to do pre-flop when I am in the small blind. Whether someone opened or it folded to me. The ...
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How to deal with players who aggressively pre-flop all-in in low stakes hold-em?

I'm trying to improve my poker ability (only very recently started) so I am playing on online tables with no real money stakes. At least half of the players I come across just all-in pre-flop on every ...
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Bounty Builder tournament

Is it profitable to call two players with a smaller stack with any 2 cards in hand if the total gain per knocking out is more than a buy-in? For example: Buy-in = $33 Total received Knockouts = $...
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Any program/game/bot to play with?

I want to learn to play poker, but I don't know where to start. I thought about finding computer program, something like Microsoft's Solitaire, to start practicing and learning it. I am searching for ...
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Why do so few players play razz?

I don't understand why razz is not more popular. Is it an especially difficult game to learn or play? Or are there other causes that keep the game from becoming popular?
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Are late registration / late entry poker tournaments the norm?

I want to play in a poker tournament that doesn't have a really elongated late registration phase. Is this a possibility online or is this pretty standard now - it's proving standard in my experience ...
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How should I proceed (in non-home games / with strange(unkown) people / in my online server) if I have to suddenly close a tournament?

Please help me tagging this questions appropriately Most of the time if I have to cancel a tournament which is a home game (me, friends, and many unknown people who agreed with the mechanics we use), ...
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What is the formula in getting Outs?

I've been reading about outs and its hard to tell what is the exact formula for getting them. Is there a formula for calculating outs? I want to add a functionality to my app where players can see ...
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What is overlay?

I have recently started playing more tournaments and have come across the term "overlay" used by online poker rooms. Usually it is described in a dollar amount, like "tournament x had a $500 overlay". ...
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Is there a benefit to pre-checking in online poker?

I was playing a bit online and I found myself wondering why no one that I have played with ever consistently pre-checks (press the check button before the action gets to them, instantly checking if it ...
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$2100 High Roller Event #1 hand review

We are at the final table of the high roller event #1 on pokerstars. On the previous hand 'calculer_' lost most of his stack. We are 5 handed. I will explain the hand with text, but you can also ...
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5-way pot pot limit omaha cash game microstakes

Preflop: Playing 5 handed. Blinds $0.05/$0.10. UTG limps, cutoff limps. I am on the button with K♣Q♠T⋄9♠ and decide to pot it to $0.55. Everybody calls. Pot is $2.62. Big ...
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How to modify strategy when playing large play money tournaments on PokerStars?

I have watched some real money tournament play and it seems to be very very different when playing in play money tournaments. You could bet 3 BB preflop and people would call with 27o. You may even ...
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2 pairs vs 2 pairs

I am in the online NLH $0.02/$0.05 game and receive [As Tc] on SB. The player in the early position limps, I call because it seems to be an inexpensive chance to see a flop, BB checks. Then the ...
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Three of a Kind vs drawing hand

The other day I played NLH $0.01/$0.02 online and in the middle of the game got a pair of tens [Ts Tc] in the middle position. Then the following happens: Me​(MP)​: calls $0.02 ​(D)​: calls $0.02 ​(...
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Interesting heads-up hand in WCOOP 66 $25k high roller event BrynKenney vs caecilius

I was watching the replay of the $25k WCOOP high roller event and came across a really interesting heads-up hand. Quickly before I dive in, a deal has been made 3-handed and they are playing for a ...
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Skill gradient across different levels of the ecosystem

Most online poker sites offer the same game structure (up to slight differences in rake) at multiple stakes. Take, for example, the 6-max hyper SNGs on Pokerstars, which are offered at 11 different ...
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Online poker, bring all chips to the table?

If you have 1,000 in chips and want to sit at a table with a 1 blind, is it wise to bring all your chips to the table? Wouldn't it be better to bring just a share of them, like 50, so in case your ...
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