Questions tagged [poker-theory]

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

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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 ...
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ICM vs FGS in spin & go's

I am trying to set up some general ranges in spin & go's. For example what hands I should be shoving in the SB vs the BB with x amount of blinds. ICM nash equilibrium is the easiest method to ...
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How did I lose this hand? [duplicate]

I was playing in a tournament on bet365, how did I lose this hand, I would've thought my straight would beat his 3 of a kind, http://prntscr.com/g7dq4z. I just got over my tilt and realised he had a ...
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You have AA in the BB. The BU opens to 3.5x. What is your line?

You have AA in the BB. The BTN opens to 3.5x. What is your line ?
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Computing Nash equilibrium strategy

How does one in principle compute the Nash equilibrium strategy for NLH? Are there different methods? Let us simplify the case and consider only 2 players and only 1 hand in isolation. (No history)
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Is the Nash equilibrum strategy probabilistic?

Suppose you play with a Nash equilbirum strategy in a heads up NLH match, can you play every equal situation in the same way? (Equal in the sense of the same cards on the board and in your hand and ...
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Are 2 players tables as profitable as 6 players games? [closed]

I fill that 2 players tables game is more predictable. From your expirience can earn plaing 2 player tables as much as 6 player?
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How Do I Make Poker Winnings look like Normal Income [closed]

So recently I have been on a huge run winning tons of money in offline cash games. I am making so much a month I want to quit my job and just play poker full time and take rest of day off, pay all ...
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Pre-flop charts 6-max cash games

I am planning on building a poker bot. The first and easiest part is the pre-flop strategy. Do you guys have any links for a good pre-flop strategy in NLH 6-max cash games, 100BB deep? This includes: ...
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Can a King be beaten in one card poker?

This question is about the following theoretical model of poker, which is a greatly simplified version of my earlier question. Suppose that from one deck of cards, we remove all the Kings, and give ...
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Are there hands that are considered better for big tables rather than small ones

Mathematicly speaking. Is there a hand that is good for big tables and good for small tables. And not mathematicaly a nice real example from real life would be nice.
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Are there any recommended Tournament Theory Books?

When I got into Poker originally over 10 years ago, I bought myself a copy of "Hold'em Poker" by Sklansky & Malmuth for a bit of theory study off the table. Having got back into it recently, ...
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Bug to display 10 as Card as Poker beta

Lets say if we have to Draw all 52 Card in the question answer we can only Draw 48 Card because the 10 in the all the color . We can not Draw as Card. see the below code with Draw Card : Heart ...
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NLH - where there are x players at a table, should I play the top 1/x starting hands?

According to the fundamental theorem of poker, we should play any time we think we have the best hand. By my logic then, if there are 4 players at a table, I should play the top 1/4 starting hands, if ...
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How I should analyze my game?

I started reviewing my sessions for improve my game but I'm feeling a bit skeptical because I can't answer my own questions. I mark the most problematic hands or when I got doubts, but when I'm ...
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Probability of 3card flush and 2 card flush from 5 cards

Got a question I can't quite wrap my head around. I would like to know the probability of getting a 3 card flush out of 5 cards and having the other 2 cards be a flush of a different suit. I think ...
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Why shouldn't i use simple percentages to base my decisions on pot odds?

I read quite a few articles about pot odds and outs. However, i find it hard to do it on a whim and often do it incorrectly. I've come out with something simple, but it gets slightly off. Is it too ...
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Why did I win this game.. About Rules [duplicate]

This is what took place (online): Table: 8♥ - Q⋄ - 8♠ - Q♣ - K♠ My hand: 9⋄ - 3⋄ His hand: 4⋄ - J⋄ Why did it say that I won?
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Calculating probabilities for 3, 4, 5 card Straight/Flush/Straight Flush

I am playing around with creating a new card game, similar to poker, and I am really struggling with figuring out the math behind calculating the probability of certain hands. Heres the overview of ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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Question of the interpretations of Pot Odds and Pot Equity, MATH

In the middle is 10 dollars, someone bets 5. I have to call 5 dollars in order to win 10 dollars. My Pot Odds - 5:10 = 1:2 I can interpret it as that i can lose 2 games and win 1 and I ll be break-...
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How to improve your heads up game

I play a lot of texas hold'em with colleagues & friends. We have our own little league going. Whilst I have won quite a few times, I still find myself struggling when going heads up. It's my main ...
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Full House v. Quads

What are the odds of getting quadded when you have the highest full house on the table? I would reckon it's very rare, but I have done it once to an opponent.
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Pocket Aces at a 8-10 Player Table

What are the odds of another player at an 8 or 10 player table having an ace when you're dealt pocket aces?
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Building specific situational calcualtion of pot equity and chance of winning. Setting up the formula.

I'm UTG Pre-flop with two opponents, both all in, one is RICHIDIOT (3-6s) in the big blind, and the other PLAYER2 (UTG+2), probably has a made hand (10-10) and goes all in, triggering RICHIDIOT to ...
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Chance formula for Texas Hold'em

Is there any general formula to calculate how many chances you have to win a particular poker hand?
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Should I have shoved all in on this flop?

This happened in a $1/$2 NL game. The player on the button raised to $6. 3 others call, including me with 3♥5♥. The flop is K35 (different suits). Everyone checks to the button who bets ...
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How to mathematically calculate equity

I am wondering how to mathematically calculate equities in equity based poker variants( holdem, omaha, Stud ect).
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

I have been working on mathematical paradoxes. I am looking for paradoxical situations in Poker for a deep study. I found things, like Morton's Theorem, Implicit Collusion or "all in" strategy, could ...
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Fundamental Theorem of Poker vs Morton's Theorem

According to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, our expectation is increased every time the opponents make a wrong decision. On the other hand, Morton's Theorem states that a player's expectation may ...
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Flush in Texas holdem

How is it decided in Texas holdem which flush is higher, if the five highest cards in the flush are community cards and then each of the players has another card of the same suit, but lower than all ...
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Full House vs. 2xThree of a Kind Texas Holdem

I have the following constellation: Player 1 has a full house, and player 2 has 2 three of a kind. I'm aware that because of the five card rule, player 2 also has a full house. But the question is, ...
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“Waiting for a better spot” in tournaments

When watching instruction videos or reading online discussions, you often read about the concept of "waiting for a better spot". The player often mentions that they have an "edge over the field" and ...
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NL Hold Em coming into the blind

In a cash game. The button is on seat 10, seat 1 is the small blind and seat 2 is the big blind. Both seat 2 and seat 3 bust out and are not rebuying into the game. Only 1 player is coming to sit ...
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Video poker RTP

This site shows that using a 'simple' strategy or an 'optimal' strategy in Jacks Or Better fullpay video poker results in 99% return-to-player (RTP). RTP is defined as the fraction of money won to ...
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How many ways to shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards?

Most likely you've had a situation, where you look down at your pocket cards, and they're exactly the same as the hand before. If they're junk, you suspect that the dealer is being lazy and didn't ...
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Ideal bet size based on EV

I'm trying to determine what the ideal bet size is on strong hands. I do understand the concept of EV. So I can calculate what the maximum bet size is with a positive EV. However, that would be too ...
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What are practical differences between 8-max and 9-max tournaments?

Most online poker sites offer specialized tournaments with 8 players vs 9 players on a table, and some people have been advocating 8-max for live games as well. For 6 max, the difference is pretty ...
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Why this pot is split? [duplicate]

Beside the flush, the bigger pair doesn`t count here ?
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What is the best approach to playing against an aggressive player?

I often play against colleagues and friends in home games, but some of them are very agressive and seem to be constantly trying to steal the pot and scare other players off. Are there any rules that ...
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Poker Tournament Application - Chip Logic

Question In a poker tournament, what is the formula used to define how many of each chip does a person receive? I'm currently trying to do my research to make my game as accurate as possible. If I ...
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How to decide winner between equal double pairs in Texas holdem? [duplicate]

I have played the free Texas Holdem in one online poker app. I do not understand why the winner is approximated apparently randomly when two players both have pairs of exact magnitude, for instance ...
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How to Play Poker on many tables at the same time?

I am searching some web applications which makes it possible to play simultaneously Poker Texas Holdem, for instance in 9 tables. Which online sites or applications are good for playing poker ...
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Is it good/practical to calculate EV, odds, etc. during games, or only when reviewing them afterwards?

Do good players actually do mental calculations of EV, odds, etc. of their hands during games, or is this kind of thing mostly just done when reviewing games after play has finished? The reason I'm ...
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Out, how do you calculate them? [duplicate]

What are outs and how do I calculate them? I have heard this term tossed around by the big boys but I don't full under stand it. Is this the right place to ask? Anyway it would be nice to get a ...
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Are online poker sites rigged? [closed]

This guy tries to prove they are not http://www.thepokerbank.com/articles/online/rigged/ but in the comments everybody says the opposite So are they rigged or not?
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Why would a player ask how many chips another player has during a hand?

Have seen this multiple times, in both cash games and tournaments. Just wondering when is this an important factor? How does it affect strategy?