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Questions tagged [rules]

Rules about all poker game types such as cash games, tournaments etc.

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Hold Em poker How minimum raise changes [duplicate]

I am having difficulties at understanding minimum raise. From other answers I understand that minimum raise is equal to last bet. I do not understand if minimum raise changes from a round to the other....
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All in player exposes cards in multiway pot when action is not over

A, B, and C are in the hand. B and C both cover A. A goes all in, and is called by both B and C. A mistakenly believes only one opponent called, and showed his cards believing it was a showdown. There ...
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Side pot rules on not equal hands

I've played Texas Hold'em and came to next situation. This were the community cards (I can't reminde the cards but this was more or less the situation): 7♠K♦A♦9♦6♣ ...
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Tying in a win the button tournament

'Win the button' tournaments are like normal tournaments. Only difference is if you win the current hand, you will get the button next hand. What happens when a tie occurs? Then there will not be ...
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What is minimum raise when starting a new round of betting in NLHE?

Generally speaking what is the minimum raise amount after a new card is dealt in No-Limit Texas Hold 'em? Examples: Pre-Flop. Small Blind $1, Big Blind $2. Everybody calls. Post-flop. Is the ...
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Is my hand live

At the table in a heads up, I bet, he pushes all in. I turn my cards face up, without uttering CALL or FOLD. Are my cards still live?
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Is speech final in Poker?

We were playing poker with a few friends. Once we were heads up, I went all-in. The other player said he's all-in. But didn't move any chips forward. Right after that, he said: "Nevermind. I fold." ...
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What are the rules for talking when you are not in the pot?

Watching this video at one point the commentator gets almost irritated at players who are not in the pot talking with one another, is this common? Will players talk when not in the pot or is this ...
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Player has 3 cards in his hand, declares at the river

3 players, all with about 1200 chips in the pot. At the river, one declares he has 3 cards in his hand.. what happens? Players hand is void, right? Does he get his chips back from the pot?
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What is the precise definition of “showdown”?

A game has the following house rule: "All players in a showdown must show all of their cards. You may not muck your hand during a showdown even if someone has already shown a better hand." There is ...
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Flush on the board [duplicate]

There was a heart flush on the board ( A K 5 10 and 7 ) of heart. I had the J & 10 of heart in my hand the other guy had none. I was told that it was a split pot. Was I cheated ?
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Ruling on a non-standard check

Situation: Low-stakes pub game sit-and-go On the turn: 3 players in the hand. SB and BB are both very short stacked Hero in cutoff is chip lead, and the turn pairs his hand. SB: check BB: check ...
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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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Agree not to play for a side pot

Player A is small stacked and goes all in. B and C call but say they not going to play side pot. As they don't think A's hand is strong but neither are theirs. So they just want to knock him out of ...
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What happens if I get all 5 cards the same? [duplicate]

So, let's say when the dealer first deals the cards, I get two 9's (any color, shape) and then on the table, by the end of the game (the river), there are 3 more 9's. What happens now? Is there a rank ...
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Rules Of A misdeal

I've been playing poker (all kind of it) for many years. something that happens a lot in home games, is a misdeal. when dealer who happens to be a player, somehow accidentally shows a card when ...
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Texas Holdem Rules

What should happen if a player intentionally shows his hole cards to another player who is not in the current hand before the hand is complete
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Dead raise in tournament

I was playing in a AHL poker league tournament the other day. The person to my right bet 3000. I folded. The person to my left went all in with only 3700, with people still to her left to act between ...
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Does “touching the muck” mean anything in a casino?

What is the basic concept in a public card room, when cards "touch the muck"? Are they dead? Always, sometimes?
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What happens when straight is on board [duplicate]

Suppose 3 people are playing. 1st has A , K 2nd has K , Q 3rd has 5 , A And cards on board are 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 Who will win please tell ?
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Who wins if a player mis-identifies their hand?

I recently had someone claim (on an unrelated SE site I won't link to) that it is the responsibility of a player to correctly identify their hand, that what you "call" your hand determines the winner: ...
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How is this a split pot? [duplicate]

I just want to know how does a kicker work, does it work in the instance shown in the image.
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Revealing part of your hand

If a player is considering a call, can he show one of his down cards to entice a reaction from the bettor to see if he should call or fold?
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calling an all-in bet following the flop

At a fun, but serious, tournament a question came up as to how large the call needs to be in response to an All-In bet. Please advise. Facts: Big blind = 1000 Small blind = 500 Following the flop the ...
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What constitutes a call?

Recently played a cash game with friends and had a situation arise. I was head to head with a friend, culminating in me going all in after the river. My friend asked for a chip count, then counted his ...
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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?

Playing against a novice opponent in a $1-$2 game in Las Vegas, I'm wearing headphones and flop bottom set. I bet the flop, bet the turn and then bet all in on the river. My opponent in the hand tanks....
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Extra burn card, hand played. Pot collection started

Environment: local friendly game, no limit tournament rules. 4 players remaining, player 1 is the sole, big blind. Players 2 & 3 mucked their hands and player 4 (dealer) called. The dealer ...
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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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Dealing with excessive clock calls?

So I was playing a live event over the weekend and I had a situation occur after moving to a new table I've never heard of or seen before. Ideally I'm looking for someone with floor experience to ...
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Soft play in a cash game

I was playing in a cash game and feel like i have been the victim of soft play. When playing in a game there were 2 overly aggressive players constantly betting and raising pre flop, this isnt too ...
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Why 99-9 stronger than Q-QQ for Ivey vs Moneymaker? [duplicate]

Watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMhjBupS4_E and wondering why at the 8m35 mark, Ivey has 999 but is 83% favourite to win against QQQ. Isn't QQQ stronger than 999? Best regards,...
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can a dealer tell players their outs

Skip to the very end for the actual questions, the long paragraphs are the specifics of the scenario. During a hand 2 players went all in on the turn, hands were tabled and the players showed A-K of ...
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Straight vs Straight + Highcard [duplicate]

1s hand: J ♥️ 4♣️ 2nd Hand: J♣️ K♣️ Table: 1♥️ K♦️ K♥️ Q♠️ 10♠️ Who wins this hand???
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Who comes 2nd, texas hold em

This happened last night to us. Player A has 2500 chips and goes all in pre flop. Player B has 2100 chips and goes all in. Player C has 8000 chips and calls. Player A has a pair of 9's. Player B has ...
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The rules to 2 pair poker hands? [duplicate]

I had a 7 and 2 in my hand My opponent had a 9 and a J The floor was 4 4 7 9 2 Who wins?
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Are you obligated to chop blinds, if you already chopped before?

One of my players mentioned to another player that you cannot refuse to chop blinds if you have been chopping blinds. He said that the floor person would back him up with a ruling. I thought this was ...
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Rules for dealing players not at the table

There is a local game at the eagles lodge where at times someone who has a chip stack at the table and is not sitting at the at the table is not dealt cards and other times they are dealt cards and we ...
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Who wins Higher flush or Straight + Flush [duplicate]

1st hand: Q♣️ K♠️ 2nd hand: 7♦️ 6♠️ Table: Q♠️ 5♣️ 4♠️ 8♠️ 10♠️ Who wins this??
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Why is 4, 3, 2, A, K not considered a straight in Texas Hold'em Poker?

I am studying probability at the moment, and find myself often having to deal with calculating the probability of poker hands, and thus have to be crystal clear on the definition of poker hands. A ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

I’ve noticed that in the times that I get ahead during a cash game, my “winner’s high” makes me vulnerable and I can lose quite a bit of my stack this way. Is it rude or not if I decide to cash in ...
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Why no music in (most) Poker rooms?

The other day I am dealing in a game, one of the players has a little speaker and is playing music, and everyone at the table is enjoying it, and the game rocked also. Every poker room I have worked ...
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Can I use all the cards in a hand in Omaha hi-low?

Player A has A,2,Q,K. Board cards are 3,4,6,K,Q. Can he or she win low with a A,2,3,4,6? Change cards for hi and win hi A,Q Q,K,K?
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Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better rules

I have a question regard PLO/8. Post flop, player 1 checks, player 2 bets $150.00, player 3 goes all-in for $165.00. Does player 1 have option to raise player 2, or can he just call player 3's all-...
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How should money won by a cheater be distributed?

At some point during an ongoing game one player is caught red-handed cheating. The abuse is of the same level of severity as the proverbial ace up his sleeve. The player is kicked out and told to ...
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Dispute over whether a hand should be treated as a misdeal

We have a "fun" game of poker in the local pub, low stakes and everyone knows each other. In one game I was dealt my cards, as we are close together we only lift up the corners to look. I had jack 5. ...
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Rules for non-players distracting players in a hand?

Are there rules about people who are loud and talking over players heads distracting those who are in game? I was in a hand, a person not in the game was standing behind me talking to a player across ...
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Changing seats in a Holdem game

Can a texas holdem player move from a seat into another seat that has the little blind or the button under any conditions, such as, posting the blinds?
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When does option for action end on the big blind?

I called in small blind, making the hand heads up with me and the big blind. The dealer said "option," looked at the big blind player, and then pulled our chips into the pot as if he were ready to ...
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Why do some events enforce the rule that your hand is dead when turned over?

You are in a heads-up pot, and your opponent goes all-in. You are thinking about calling, and, for various reasons, you decide to turn your cards over (e.g., to get a reaction from your opponent, or ...
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I have some questions about a Flush rules [duplicate]

If the board have 4 5 6 7 of hearts. James has J of hearts & 9 of clubs. Paul has K of hearts & 9 of hearts. Who will win?