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

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Which type of two pair wins? [duplicate]

Evening, I've got a question I've been wrecking my head about--namely which two pair wins when one has top and minimum pair while the other players has second and third pair. To paint you a picture, ...
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Two pair in hand vs two pair with table cards and one in hand [duplicate]

So streight to the point on table was (j,j,10,3,a) one had (10,3) second guy (a,6) so who would win?
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Dealer misdeal - How should the hand proceed?

Every now an than we are facing irregularities (not sure if they qualify as "Misdeals"), in our friendly cash Texas Holdem table. I would like to know how to act in each of these occurrences:...
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Payout after loosing all in bet

9 position Hold em game pays top four positions. Four players remaining short stack goes all in looses. Does he still get payout?
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When can the big blind see the hole hards?

Suppose we have a 6 players (A-F) playing Texas Hold'em with small blind and big blind and: A - dealer for the current round B - Small blind C - Big blind Can C view their hole cards as soon as they ...
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Do I have to raise or bet after going all in pre flop?

So I go all in preflop, after post flop when it is my turn, unable to check because there is a bet from previous player, does that mean I still have to call or raise?
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Should the button move if a player leaves the table in the blinds positions?

A friend told me yesterday in my club when a player leaves the table in the blinds positions, the button stays in the same position in order to maintain blinds order. My concern is then a player has ...
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I’ve got a question on this set we both have pairs [duplicate]

We are trying to figure out who won this. Right side because it has higher 2nd card since 1st are the same. Or Is it left because the diamonds out in the cards?
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Is there any rule for the structure of blinds in poker tournaments?

I am programming an app to help dealers of home games manage the tournaments or cash games. I realize normally blinds double his value each time blinds are raised. Is that some kind of rule? Should I ...
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Should the add-on allways be the same amount of money than the rebuy?

In a tournament with rebuy and add-on, should the players pay the same amount of cash for the add-on than for the rebuy? Is there any rule about it?
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Can you fold after an all-in? Verbal declaration

After doing some reading I couldn't find anything that could answer this specific situation. This is cash game not a tournament. So after the turn card is flipped, I go all-in, and the only other ...
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If you push chips in does it constitute commitment even if it’s not enough chip

I was all-in for $7000. The dealer said she is all in for 7. Everyone folded to the big blind (4000), who looked at his cards then pushed his chips in. I thought he was folding or calling. Since we ...
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The deal goes awry

The dealer thought it was a misdeal, took a players cards and mucked them. Another player still with cards had someone not playing ask the player what their 2 cards were and to dig them out of the ...
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Misdeal Texas Holdem

In Texas Holdem the hole cards have been dealt out. One person has only one card. Is this a misdeal? The other scenario one person received no cards is this a misdeal?
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Does the dealer need to inmediately count the chips after a player goes all-in?

When a player goes all-in, can the dealer wait to see if any player calls to evitate to need to count if nobody calls? Or he should inmediately count the amount of the bet to inform the other players ...
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Incorrect judge ruling

I was in SB and about 5 others limp in preflop. Flop come up and checks around the table to the dealer button player who raised the minimum. I call along with one other. Turn comes up and same thing- ...
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How often should I balance tables at a home poker tournament?

I have a home poker tournament that has grown beyond a single table (currently at 2 tables). I'm looking to understand how often I should balance the tables. E.g. if there is a 2 person discrepancy ...
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When are you allowed to reveal your hand?

Ok, here's the scenario. 2 players play in a heads up poker game with family and friends for Player 1's birthday. Flop has 4, A, Q. Player 1 (P1) goes all in. Player 2 (P2) takes a long time deciding ...
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About betting out of turn, action reverting to original players,

Sio, 6 handed PLO game, 1-2, button straddle for 15. Only four players present. SB, BB, UTG, and Button. Button straddles 15, blinds are chatting, UTG calls 15 while blinds are chatting away. I ...
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Is the big blind player allowed act if other players go all-in for at most the big blind amount?

Assuming the blinds in a NLHE cash game are $50/$100, three players are dealt in, and the players have these stack sizes before posting the blinds: UTG player: $100 SB player: $100 BB player: $200 ...
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Do mucked cards call themselves in Omaha?

While playing no limit Omaha we had a difference of opinion on the rules. The situation was: Player 1 showed 3 of a kind with their 2 selected hole cards Player 2 showed 2 pair with their 2 selected ...
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Does a royal flush with 2 wild cards beat a royal flush with one wild card?

We understand that, when playing with wild cards, 5 aces is best overall. This means that one of the "aces" is actually a joker, and that the hand has, say, two aces of hearts, or spades, or ...
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Can I find a sorted list of all hands stored as a single file online?

I'm building a Texas-Hold'em computer program and I need to determine which hand is a winner. Can I find a sorted list of all hands stored as a single file online? For example: Hand, Rank AH KH QH JH ...
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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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Breaking a pair tie

Let's say two players have the following hands: Player A: 2♦️, 2♣️ Player B: 2♠️, 2♥️ How would this play out? Is it a split pot? I'm a noob trying to wrap my head around some of the rules. As I ...
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The poker chips in the case are all gone, can I buy some from my fellow player?

I played poker with friends last weekend, and at a late hour our chips in the poker case ran out. Than we bought chips from the chip leader. We gave him 10 euros and we got the equivalent in chips ...
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Player accidentally takes another players hand, is this a misdeal

Texas-Hold-em Player accidentally took another player's hand (pocket Aces) immediately to his left and looked at it, other player said that is my hand and player said do you just want to take my hand ...
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In poker can players agree to a draw and split the pot?

E.g. if there were 2 players left could they agree to call it a draw and split the pot? If so would both or neither have to show their hand to everyone who folded? Or, for that matter, if a few ...
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Is the 'check out of turn' angle illegal?

I'm talking about when a player intentionally checks out of turn trying to induce a raise that he then re-raises. Technically the action has changed and his previous action cannot stand, but it feels ...
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Last player folds on the river

In an online Texas Hold'em game, two players are still active when the river card is dealt. The first player folds after seeing the river card. The remaining player folds and a message appear on the ...
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Ace to nine straight?

Please explain ace to nine straight in Texas Hold'Em. J,A,6,8,9 is at showdown. Winning hand has 7,A. Is the hand won by ace to nine straight?
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When both players have same two pairs but the 5th card to make the best hand is a J and it’s on the board also in one of the players hands who wins? [duplicate]

Board: K J A A 3 Player 1: K J Player 2: K 2 Signs don’t matter since no one had a flush. From my understanding it’s a tie. Since the best hand is A A K K J and both players have the best hand. Doesn’...
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Does showdown winner HAVE to show hand? [duplicate]

Player 1 makes final raise after River. Player 2 calls. Player 1 was bluffing and mucks. Player 2 then mucks his hand. Player 1 asks to see winning hand of Player 2, as he’s under the impression a ...
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Too Many Burn Cards

This happened last night at a home game. There were 4 players in the hand. Burn card, flop as normal. Betting action which included one player folding. During the action the dealer apparently had ...
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What is the minimum amount for a re-raise?

Consider the following situation (playing pokerTH on Ubuntu) : In the TURN round only two players are left. Me and Player One. I bet $20 Player One bets $120 I get the next chance to either Call ($...
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What is meant by 'raise blinds every 8 hands' in the game of poker?

I am new to poker. I am playing pokerTH on my ubuntu machine. I am able to play the game however there are blind settings as shown in the attached screenshot. In the blind settings there are ...
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Correct messaging when all players fold

Given this scenario... Current pot 1000 Player A bets 10 Player B calls Player C raises to 100 (10 to call + 90 to raise) Player A folds Player B folds What messaging should player C get? Should it ...
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After show down in cash game player left with less than SB/BB allowed to continue in next hand?

In some situations after a player loses a show down he might be left with some cash that is less than SB or BB. Now what is the generally accepted procedure for next hand? Exclude this player if he ...
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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?

I know of hands where the pot gets split among 2 or 3 players, but could it ever occur that the same happens for 4, 5, 6 players and so on up to 9, at least from a theoretical point of view? If so, ...
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WHICH PLAYER TAKES THE HAND? [duplicate]

If one player is holding a jack and a three and the other player is holding a jack and an ace and the cards on the table are showing a jack, a three, two 7's and a ten. The first player then has a ...
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Can a player win an ante higher than his all-in bet?

The blinds are 300/600 with big blind ante of 600. A player not in the blinds position has only 100 and moves all in. Can this player win the 600 ante if they win the hand?
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Two pair on the table. Does a lower pair on hand beat an ace kicker? [duplicate]

The flop was Q, Q, 10, 10, 3. I have A, K and my friend has 3, 9. I thought I won with my ace high card because his pair of threes does not beat any of the pairs on the table. Since it is a 5 card ...
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How to split a pot with an odd number? [duplicate]

If the pot is an odd number, say 49, and is to be split between two players. How to do that? 24.5 each? or round up to 24 and 25? In the latter case, it's not fair.
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A flush beating a full house in a hold 'em poker?

I'm playing with T7 here vs Q6 suited. He gets a queen-high flush and I get a full house on the river. The game system gives him the win. Image resized. Click for larger variant I thought a full ...
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What happens when a player announces a check while there is an active bet?

Example situation: The flop comes. Alice checks. Bob pushes forward a small bet. Eve (perhaps misreading) says "check." Does Eve have to: fold call act again by announcing a fold, call, or raise I ...
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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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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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Basic Texas Hold'em Rules Clarification

I'm trying to learn the rules for Texas Hold'em, and the different rules I've been reading online left me with the following questions unanswered: In pre-flop, do the small blind and big blind ...
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If another player thinks he saw a dealt card, when must it be replaced?

I was playing in a house tournament where the players deal their own cards. I was dealt my second card a little high (helicopter style), but it did not flip over or anything. I had pocket Ks. The ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for clarification after the hand had been started?

Our neighborhood game plays dealer's choice with many strange variations and a few non-standard hand ranking. Is it acceptable to ask for clarification after the hand had been started? A few players ...
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