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Poker theory is generally based on mathematical principals to define the theory.

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Can a push/fold strategy be optimal (ie EV>=0 against any other strategy) in general

There are many push/fold charts that have been calculated which claim to be optimal in a simplified version of (no limit texas holdem) where only push/fold is possible. So wouldn't always either ...
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Two players have two pairs. Who wins? [duplicate]

On the board is ( 10,10,Ace,8,6) Player one has (Ace, Jack) Player two has (Ace,3) Both players have a two pair who wins?
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Probability that any player will receive any similar hand of the previous hand of any player?

I want ask, how to count this case? I understand that every deal of cards is a separate event, and does not depend on the previous one.
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Rake Deduction Logic

I am writing an Online Poker Game and I was wondering about how the Rake will be deducted for each hand in a cash game. I know there is rake percentage and rakecap concept and the rake is calculated ...
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Have you noticed any poker bots in your games?

I know that poker bots topic been around for as far as I can remember, but it seems that now it becomes more relevant to general players and can actually be a threat in the future, especially for cash ...
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Clairvoyant Game : Modern Poker Theory Page 74 Mistake?

I have been following the Clairoyant Toy Game for Two players up against eachother and the play is on the River. The Solutions in the book are for eliminating dominant strategies, pure stragies , and ...
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Variant on Poker with 3 card deck

Imagine a 3 card deck consisting of J, Q, K. The two players are each dealt one card at random. Small blind is $1 and big blind is $2. What is the optimal strategy for small blind position and big ...
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How to calculate Poker hand percentages?

https://www.888poker.com/poker/poker-odds-calculator Like on the link above, all I get when I google this is how to calculate pot odds. I am not looking for that. If you go to the link above and add ...
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profit when 4 betting against a opponent who won't flat call

This problem is from the book "application of NL hold'em". From the book: Let’s now analyze the profitably of 4-betting with the intention of calling a 5-bet. To accomplish this, assume we win 12.5 ...
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Poker starting pairs ranked by probability?

Where can I find the 1326 Texas Hold'em combinations of starting hands ranked by a probability of winning against a random pair? Some reliable overview by the probability would also cut it!
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Tying the pot and EV of a poker hand

Just recently heard of the concept of Expected Value of a hand. This guy explained it well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiPmaif9szQ But there is still one case he hasn't looked at. It is a split ...
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Burning cards in poker

Why does the dealer burn cards while playing poker? I was told that it is done to prevent cheating but I still don't get it. I apologize if my question seems silly; I am a novice at poker.
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How to calculate probability to get any pair (to any player) on 9-max table?

So, we have 52 cards, and 18 cards was dealt. Which probability that any player got any pair? I don't know how to calculate it.
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How to calculate my sample size to establish my real-WR?

I've been tracking for a period my hour rate and I want to know how much data I've to collect in order to establish my winnings per hour. I've been searching online and when it comes to getting a ...
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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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Does the “the theory of poker applied to no limit” cover all the contents in “The Theory of Poker” both by David Sklansky?

I haven't read the "The Theory of Poker" and am planning to start reading. Then I found the newest book "the theory of poker applied to no limit". So I am wondering which one should I start? I play ...
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Hi lo poker. Low hand ties

What happens in hi lo when there is a tie for the best hand hi and lo? I was playing recently and went all in with another player and we both had the exact same hand, A2345. I was told that I ...
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Average graph of high-ranking players' chips vs. hands played in major tournaments

(I haven't been able to find information elsewhere, so I'm asking here.) What is the typical graph of chips vs. proportion of tournament lifetime for players who did very well in a tournament (...
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How can I calculate my total odds given different possible events?

Let's suppose I have 25% probability of drawing the winning hand, equal to odds of 3:1. Let's also assume that I’ve tracked my opponents and calculate that there is a 50% chance they will fold to a ...
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Is there a formula to calculate starting hand ranking?

I'm about to do some research with Nash tables, now I want to create an equity heatmap for the starting hands. Is there any canonical way to calculate their relative rank? Perhaps a conventional ...
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Should I use Effective M on 9-Max Tournaments?

In Tourneys I'm using Harrington M-ratio to determine actions and opponent ranges. My question is should I use Effective M with 9-Max full ring tables (using a 9/10 factor), or I should just use raw ...
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hand question review about this pot [duplicate]

IN the pot, its already a flush then why the pot did not divided equally between me and the COntender.Why he able to took all the pot ?
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Best five card hand [duplicate]

Me and some friends were playing poker and player 1 had 9/8 and player 2 had 9/3. The flop was K, K, 9, 2, 2. Who would be the winner , please explain.
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How to use poker copilot? [duplicate]

i downloaded this software called POKER COPILOT to analyze my performance but i am not able to unable to understand lot of terms mentioned in the software ? Is their any good tutorials videos to learn ...
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pot odds calculation [duplicate]

In an article about pot odds its written "You have the nut flush draw (nine outs) on the flop and the pot is $4. Your opponent bets $1. There is now $5 in the pot ($4+ $1), and it is $1 to call. The ...
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explaining the terms regarding Outs

Blockquote I was reading about calculating Odds of hitting the draw but i did not understood how they calculated the following data. Let say, if Outs is 1(which case would it be ? ), so how they ...
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Playing with an infinite copies of a deck

Let's assume we are no longer having a deck with 52 cards, but infinite cards, where every card has a probability of 1/52 to be received. With the logic, if you have two cards, the probability for a ...
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Confusion about two pair rule in poker, can someone help me who will win [duplicate]

Hello guys please help here. i think it is a draw what do you say?
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What would be the main difference to poker if the deck would be extended?

Let's assume we had the following deck: Suits: ♠♣♥♦▲⬤ Values: 2 - 10, Soldier, Guard, Princess, Queen, King, Ace Would the ranking of all hands (flush, trilling, etc.) be still in the same order, or ...
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Chance of winning heads-up by always shoving pre-flop

I've been generally wondering about what sort of winrate good players can expect vs. worse players, and thought of an interesting limit to this winrate. In NLHE, if the worse player just blindly ...
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Which probability to get any combination on flop with AA?

I want know which probability to get various combinations with AA vs 1 opponent to flop: Which probability to get one pair? Which probability to get two pair? Which probability to get set? Which ...
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What to consider in order to build a Pre-Flop range chart (Hold-em)?

I know there is a ton of pre-flop open/3-bet range charts online (even in this forum). But, I am trying to understand the "main" considerations people use to build them. I'm pretty new to the game, ...
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In a poker game with a double-sized deck, does a “Flush Pair” have a special rank?

Suppose I play a game of 5-card-draw with a relatively large table (>5 players), necessitating that I double the deck with two standard decks. In addition to adding 5-of-a-kind to the hand rankings (...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

I'm playing heads-up in a cash game (only 2 players at the table). I have 40xBB. The opponent has 60xBB. I'm BB. I have A♥9♦ The villain min-raises. I raise 5xBB. He calls. The flop: J♠Q♠K♠ I go ...
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Is this HUD stat profile a nit?

Game is 50NL six max. Villain in early position raises to $1.75 (3.5xBB) pre-flop. All fold up to hero. Hero is on button. Hero's stack is $65. Villain's stack is $50. Hero has Villain on following ...
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Poker aggression - Flop, Turn and River

Given a low stakes NL Holdem game, statistics of 200+ hands are given as below. PreFlop aggression : 60% Flop aggression : 70% Turn aggression : 50% River aggression : 66% Win rate ...
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Does Heads Up Hold ’em GTO assume a linear relationship between utility and money?

Would it be possible to exploit a GTO poker player if you recognized that you have different values than that player? For instance, if there are decreasing returns to money (such that your first ...
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Why shove the river when your range is more than 50% value heavy?

From an example in Mastering Small Stakes No Limit Holdem (pg. 383): Notice that Hero [on the river] has nut hands slightly more often than bluffs. When this is the case, as long as Hero does not ...
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How do straddle and antes effect the absolute stake?

I had trouble phrasing the question correctly so forgive me for that. I will try to explain it the best way I can. Imagine a game where there is small blind (2 chips) big blind (4 chips), straddle (8 ...
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Calculating Nash Equilibrium for HU NLHE push fold game

This question has been asked before here and here. But what i am looking for is the specific calculation methodology or pseudocode. Additionally my understanding itself of Nash equilibrium is this ...
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Rules for Full house [duplicate]

How the full house winner is chosen. Best of five or the card user has? There was a scenario in a popular mobile app poker, where I had J, 4 On the board J J 4 7 8 I Guess, I have the best ...
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Is there a theory of how a novice can be a favorite against a world class player with a stack advantage?

The novice has a three to one stack advantage over the world class player. To make it simple, let's call it twelve chips to four. The novice knows enough to try to go "all in" if possible. So his ...
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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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Erratum in “The Mathematics of Poker” [closed]

I think there is a little erratum in a computation p 79: the result of subcase c) should be 186.36 instead of 346.21. I didn't see that one listed in the official errata list (https://www.conjelco....
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It`s split pot if [duplicate]

If is A 2 3 4 5 heart down. X have 6 7 heart and Y have 8 9 heart . It's split pot becouse is A down or Y win?
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How to calculate probability of flopping a set (with pocket pairs)?

Building a poker program and would like to make sure I have my calculation correct. If a player is holding pocket pair, how does one calculate the probability of flopping a set (one card out of the ...
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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games

I heard that playing shortstacked PLO in cash games can have a big advantage. Say ~50BB deep. I have a couple of question about this. How can this be a big advantage? What would be a good general ...
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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

How do you define a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand? In the book "Holdem poker for advanced players" by Sklansky and Malmuth on page 14, they mention that "an x represents a small card". ...
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What mathematics should I learn to get better at Poker?

I have learnt about pot odds, but that's about it right now. I mean to get "The Mathematics of Poker" at some point but in the mean time I'm trying to figure things out myself. What other mathematics ...
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Headsup push fold ICMizer problem

When setting up general push fold ranges in ICMizer I spotted something strange. I would think that the shorter you'd get the wider you'd have to shove, but then this came out of the machine (first ...