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Questions tagged [poker-history]

Questions about poker history.

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Name of simplest poker variant where no actions are involved?

I'm not a poker player, but I'm just looking for the name of the simplest poker variant, where each player is simply dealt five cards face up, whoever has the better hand wins, and that's the end of ...
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What are the names of these poker games

My family and I play a poker and some of the games we play can't seem to found on the internet, there was no internet around when my dad learnt these because it was the 70's and in Ireland. The first ...
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Why are there so many low-stack, hyper turbo, infinite rebuy/addon tournaments? [closed]

I refuse to believe that these sorts of tournaments are anything else but a gamble. You just cannot do well in them consistently, even the best tournament players in the world will probably go bust ...
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Beating the “Dead Man's Hand” [duplicate]

Three of a kind beats two (2) pair, thus no definitive statement can be made that "Aces and Eights" would have been the winning hand. The fifth card may have made a difference, depending on the hands ...
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Why is Royal Flush ever listed separately from Straight Flush?

Many sources (including here, here, here, and here) explicitly list Royal Flush as the highest poker hand. This seems unnecessary - it's the highest hand anyway as the highest Straight Flush. When ...
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Anyone heard of this game?

We play a poker game called 'bastard' you get 3 cards, face down and three cards are face up on table. You make the best hand using only 3 cards. You either keep your hand, play what's on the table ...
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Playing PokerStars from US

I'm curious how this is possible, do you have to live in Nevada? I hear chatter of pro players being seen in poker stars all the time, streamers who I'm pretty sure stream from the US playing on ...
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texas holdem split pot [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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Confusing hand in a Texas Hold em [duplicate]

Me and My friends were playing a game of texas hold em when this hand came out. Player 1 ended up taking the hand, but I'm still confused. Is high card still applied when both players have the same ...
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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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Poker etymological dictionary

Is there a Poker etymological dictionary out there that explains the origin/history of the poker terms? There are many terms in Poker with meanings that are not immediately obvious and it'd be nice to ...
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What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand?

What was the fifth card of the dead man's hand? Was there any proven information about fifth card of dead man's hand?