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Verbally declaring a hand at showdown….?

2 players are in the hand at the river. Both players check. Player B, acting last says to Player A, “I have top pair, if it’s good, just muck your hand” Player A, does in fact slide his cards face ...
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Minimum Legal Re-raise before All in

I posted a picture below for clarity. Blinds 100 / 200 SB = posted 100 blinds BB = posted 200 blind UTG = Bet 400 Low Jack = Raise 600 High Jack = Goes for all in 900 Cut off = 1,200 Is this correct ...
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Who wins? I’ve got two pairs [duplicate]

Since the best five cards win, for example I have a J & 3, opponent with his J & 5. The table has A, J, A, 3, 10. So I should win the hands since I got two pairs originally? But with the best ...
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What to do when deck is exhausted during the first draw of a draw game?

According to page 25 of the WSOP 2023 Rulebook, if the deck is depleted during a draw only mucks and discards from previous draws can be reused, NOT the current discards. According to pages 26 and 27 ...
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Are all cards revealed immediately after all possible betting has concluded in Badugi?

Three players A, B and C are in a hand in Badugi in that particular order. With two draws to go, A goes all in for 100, B goes all in for 200. C having 1000 calls the 200. If this were Hold'em, as ...
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Order of drawing cards in 2-7 Triple Draw

Suppose A, B, C, D and E are playing 2-7 Draw poker together, sitting on a table in that exact order. A is the button and B and C are SB and BB respectively. I know that the players announce the ...
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All in, with 2 caller, cards then accidentally mucked

Dealer goes all in pre flop, a 2nd and a 3rd person then went all in. Dealer accidentally muckes her cards when cleaning up everyone else’s after going all in but before the flop. Dealer whose cards ...
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How to determine 2nd/3rd positions, following a 3-way all in, and the big stack wins

I am involved in a regular, weekly home tournament league. We play two tournaments each week, 51 weeks a year, points awarded for positions in each tournament. Our 'house rules' have devloped over ...
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Is it acceptable to show only the winning cards of a hand?

In some cases when I win a pot, not all of the cards in my hand are used to create the best combination. For instance, in Texas hold'em if there are four spades on the board and one of my cards is the ...
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Dealer mistake in a cash game?

Villian bluffs all-in on the river. Hero snap calls and Villian immediately mucks their cards in disgust. Hero reveals Ace high. Dealer turns over Villian's mucked cards, revealing bottom pair and ...
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Bounty game, multiple pots, who gets the chip?

The following situation happens in a bounty game: Hero is short-stacked, goes all in. Villain #1 has a bigger stack, raises all in. Villain #2 and #3 have even bigger stacks, and call. Chips are ...
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Slapping cards down face up, one card flips into muck

I go all in on the turn, the river gives me a full house which beats the other players three of a kind that he showed, I slap my cards down face up to show and one flips itself over and goes into the ...
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Can a winner muck their hand and purposely lose on showdown?

On the poker website I play on, everyone who stayed until showdown has their hands revealed at the same time. However while watching tournament videos on demand I noticed that losing player(s) ...
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How would Texas Hold'em strategy change if it was possible to fold only in relation to a side pot?

This is an open-ended question about how Texas Hold'em would be affected by a rule change. Suppose we have the following scenario: Short-stack A goes all-in. There are two callers B and C. On a later ...
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When do you discard in Crazy pineapple?

I have seen conflicting information on when to discard your third hole card when playing crazy pineapple. One source says after the betting after the flop and one says after the River card is exposed. ...
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blinds 3000/6000 one player is allin for 4000 another raises 15000 all players fold the big and small blinds how much can the all in win

the blinds are 3000/6000 one player goes all in for 4000 another player raises to 15000 all other players fold including the big and small blinds. how much can the all in player win.
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Run it twice ONLY for side pot

Can anybody tell me, why run-it-twice for side pot is illegal depending on everything: math, etequette, rules etc? Example: preflop short stack is all in. Then two big stakes all in too. And decide to ...
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Is there any variation of Poker that force each player call the blind every hand?

I played poker for a while. Recently I visited my friend's home game playing hold'em forcing every player to call the blind every hand. I'm living in a country where poker is not legist here. Is there ...
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Fold and side Pot Questions?

FLOP: A All-in 500 B Call 500 C Call 500 (Side pot A-B-C = 1500) TURN: B Raise to 1000 C Call 1000 (side pot B-C 2000) RIVER: B Raise 2000 C Fold My question is: imagine that C has the best hand (fold ...
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Home game - player not in hand influencing players decisions. Is this against the rules?

Home game. Started with 6 players, down to the final 2 heads up. Me and someone else. I’m small blind. I’ve just called the big blind. One of the guys who went out earlier “jokingly” says to big blind ...
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with regards to TDA rules about reraise

we had a situation playing poker (home game) SB: 5 BB: 10 Position 3: bets 50 Position 5: reraise to 250 Position 7: allin 500 question: Can position 5 reraise when its his turn?
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Who wins A,2,3,4,5 or 3,4,5,6,7 in Texas hold‘em? [duplicate]

Playing Texas hold‘em without 8 9 10. The cards up are 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. I have a A, 5 and the other person has a 5, J. Who wins the straight? The person with the Ace or the Jack?
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when I'm in the hand pre flop am I aloud to tell the table what my cards are before I go all in *"say" *49o allin

playing poker online pre-flop I guess I like to show off I guess I'm just a better poker player than most as I'm the best so I mean that cash games I suck but on free tournaments I take over the king ...
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Poker talk rules 1 out of 3 all in

So this recently happened at a home game - One player goes all in and the other two decide to check it down. Some called it collusion and some (including myself) thought it wasn't. However, I believe ...
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Poker cash game .. who has to Show cards when 2 players are All-In

Hi I have a very specific question .cash game Villain goes all in, hero calls, cards are dealt villain shows winning hand, Does villain have the right to ask to see heros cards. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, ...
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Can a community pair is used as kicker to break tie?

I got a strange situation in last night play. I had J5, player B had J4. the board was J9977. No suits in this case. I thought I had JJ995 and player B had JJ994, and I won. But other players believed ...
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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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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)

Update: I've read more about this. I heard GTO solvers are a much bigger deal than just a strength calculator for your hand. like GTO solvers are analogous to using engines/computers in chess but ...
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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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