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

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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?
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New WSOP shot clock

WSOP now has shot clock Under the previous rule, participants were permitted to call the clock after a “reasonable amount of time” had passed, and two minutes was defined as the minimum reasonable ...
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How is earphone use regulated in WSOP?

I was recently watching a WSOP event on YouTube and noticed that a few players were wearing earphones. Knowing that hole cards are displayed to television viewers, couldn't a player theoretically ...
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Must the initial all-in raiser, that got called, show (or muck) BEFORE the river?

A friend and I have a bet and after searching the internet (including Wikipedia and 'ROBERT’S RULES OF POKER', as well as asking a friend who used to be a dealer, there is still no clear answer that ...
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Hidden chips - how to handle when a player goes all in and chips were hidden

Cash game poker night in america hand This hand was over a year ago with Alec Torelli Recently Doug Polk posted on his channel with some creative editing Alec had two 5K that are hidden from ...
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Max re-buy poker night in america

Apparently the re-buy rules for poker night in america (PNIA) is you cannot be-buy for a total stack of over $20K. Torelli added a $5K chip from his coat pocket that put him over by $657. It just ...
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Angle shoot speech play - for sure I am calling

Acting in turn on the river if you said "for sure I am calling" to get a reaction would that that be ruled a call? Mainly looking for feedback from dealers. What about slag "for sure going to look ...
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Tank on river when last to act and all bets in

I have this happen in my home game. The guy is a weak so I don't want to kick him out. Guy gets called on the river and opponent has shown his cards. The guy will tank showing or mucking his cards ...
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when is action completed

In a no limit holdem game player A, first to act bets $15. Player B raises to $45. Player C places $30 in front of him. The dealer says you are $15 short, player C then declares all in. The floor ...
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No-Limit Holdem first bet after the flop

Say the BB is $100 and that this is post flop action. After the flop the SB is first to act (if they are still in the hand) Can the first player betting make a bet of $150 when they are not going all ...
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Do kickers play when the nut straight is on the board? [duplicate]

In texas holdem, if there are two players left in the game and the five cards on the table make a straight T J Q K A, and you have a jack in your hand would you win because you didn't need the table ...
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Does the order of cards in your hand matter?

I'm trying to learn poker basics, and there is something I don't quite understand. If anybody could explain it to me, I would be grateful: Do cards have to be in order? Let's take a Straight flush: "...
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Even after I win a hand, Zynga poker won't show me the hole cards from other players

Playing Zynga poker on my phopne. One thing that gives me grief is that I make it all the way to the River, win the hand, but without getting to see the hole cards from other players who went the ...
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Muck before river

Cash game. A player is all-in pre-flop for example with 10$ only left and two other players with big stacks call him. Flop is opened and one of the players with big stacks open for example 15$ and ...
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Tournament table balancing: when joining a table at the button position, explain why you don't get dealt a hand

In Robert's Rules of Poker, section 15 (Tournaments), rule 16, it says: New players to a table as a result of balancing tables are dealt in immediately unless they are in the small blind or ...
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Mucking in live poker [duplicate]

I have a big doubt that I can't or other players I've talked to figure out . It's about mucking and showing in live tournament poker . For example if everyone check on the river who is the first one ...
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Question regarding straight [duplicate]

I was recently playing poker online. In the board was 2,A,3,Q. In my hand I had 5,K. Why didn't it say I had a straight? Isn't Q-K-A-2-3 5 in a row? Or does it not carry on after A?
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Pot when you go All-in with less than big blind preflop

If I go all-in preflop with less than the big blind, I'm I entitled to the preflop pot or just double my stake?
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Win the Button tournament rules?

As I studied(in google) about win the button tournament I just find out that, it is like as normal tournament where winner get the button. Is there any other rule, which I need to other than that? And ...
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Acting out of turn.

So I had a situation the other night where a person bet $35 out of turn, and I told him that if the action before him didn't change, that the bet had to stand. So after the hand, he asked if he were ...
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Who wins this and why? A5 or AJ? [duplicate]

Who wins this one, the person with A and 5 or the one with A and J? Could you please explain why?
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Question About Card Value in Flushes/ Full Houses

It really irks me that a flush with: A, 2, 3, 4, 5 (etc.) would beat a flush with K, Q, J, 10, 9. Clearly the Q, J, and 10 are very strong cards, so why does the Ace high flush beat the better value ...
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Who wins in this situation? [duplicate]

Who wins in this situation, and why? Please explain. Nothing on this site answers my question!!!
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Why don't you remove the element of luck in poker?

There are many examples of players doing the right thing and losing anyways. So, why don't you just change the rules, so that the players doing the right thing receive some extra compensation? It's ...
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Rules when blinds are all-in

What are the rules if the small blind and/or big blind are all-in preflop because they have less than their respective blind amounts? Say the SB = 50 and BB = 100. If the both blinds are all-in with ...
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Who wins when two players both have a flush? [duplicate]

Who wins when two players have a flush? For example, say the first player also has two pair, one in their hand (two 3's), and one on the board (two 8's). The second player has AQ, with the same pair ...
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WSOP definition of a protected hand

I feel like this rule from the WSOP isn't entirely correct: Protect Your Hand: participants must protect their own hands at all times. A protected hand is defined as a hand sitting on the table ...
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Ruling for player wishing to rebuy when rebuy period ended during a hand

In a game with a rebuy period that ends during a hand, is a player allowed to have the option rebuy after that hand has been completed?
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Uncapped betting in FL game HU on river with nuts on board?

My understanding is that it's common in limit games where usually there is a 4-bet (or 3-raise) betting cap to remove this cap when a hand is heads-up. If so, what happens in a situation where we ...
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On the river what is the ruling when a player shows his hand before the action is complete?

Cash game. Player1. My hand is 8♣7♣ Player2. Another players hand is K♠Q♠ Player3. Another player hand is J,5. The flop is 2♦T♣9♠ After flop all the players check. The turn is 2♦T♣9♠J♠ After the ...
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ok this has happened twice… i need reassurance [duplicate]

Player 1: has 7,7 both cards black Player 2: has K diamond 3 spades Flop all diamonds Includes Ace. Player 1 swears it's split because the flop has ace high. I tried to explain the best 5 cards are ...
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Why are the Top Poker Hands rated as they are?

I'm new to poker and my question is why hands like Ace Ace, King King, Queen Queen, are the best starting hands? How was that established to be true? They are easily be beaten by a straight, for ...
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Calculator use at tournament

What are the rules concerning use of a calculator at a tournament? In searching the WSOP rules I find nothing. Between hands is use of a calculator allowed? Like a tablet or phone. A powerful ...
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Who wins this hand?-rules [duplicate]

Who wins this hand ? Player 1 - king 2 off suit Player 2 - ace 9 off suit Flop- 2,3,6 Turn-5. (Flop,turn,river all off suit ) River-4
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Straight on board 10 j q k a who wins? [duplicate]

the straight is, 10 j q k a player A has king ace player B has 2 3 who wins? is it split pot?
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Just a quick question on rules

Ive only played texas holdem with actual people twice in my life. The last time i was playing there was a man sitting next to me that when he held his 2 cards to look at them i could easily glance ...
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reraising when a player is allin

I was in a no limit tournament. The big blind is 1000. I have 4500 left on the button. I have QQ, under the gun raises to 3000, there is one caller, before it folds to me. I just call, knowing I have ...
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Full house vs Full house [duplicate]

If two players got a Full House... First Player = 999AA Second Player = TTT99 Which one of them wins?
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Who wins the Side pot if everyone interested in side pot folds

A. All in $100 B. Raise it to $300 C. Re-Raise it to $600 Then B folds A turns his cards C may be protecting A, or doesn't want to show his hand So C folds his hand Who does win the side pot?
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Is “talking to influence action” illegal at WSOP?

It was asked Is trash talking legal in WSOP?, but my question is different from that post. There was a hand played between William Kassouf and Stacy Matuson that caused a big controversy at WSOP 2016....
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Short Stack All In Question [duplicate]

1-2 NL. 8 dealt, 1 call, 4 fold, dealer raises to $10. Small blind goes all in for $12.50. Big blind folds, guy who called decides he's going to shove $32 all in. Is this legal? Can you reraise ...
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Decision Please: A player says “I bet the pot” in NLHE

Looking at this question "Ask for the size of the pot" were the general question the OP was asking is if he could ask another player how much was in the pot. In the comments section the question came ...
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Tournament cards mucking

I was playing at a tournament and the following happened: I was playing against another player till the "turn" at which when the opponent saw it he went "all in" which I called. Once I have called him,...
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Lost hole card at showdown?

Texas Hold'em tournament home game. I get dealt A-s and Q-d mid position. Saw the flop, called a bet. Saw the turn, called a bet. On the river comes the fourth diamond to the board. Me and one ...
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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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How do you play the last five of seven cards in the river? [duplicate]

In the last round of Hold 'Em -- the river -- everyone still only has 2 cards in front of them according to rules. When you call, what three cards form the pair of five (the pair you show) in the five ...
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Poker rules: opening the fifth card

If last 2 players show their cards before opening the 5th card. Then do we open the 5th card and will that be evaluated?
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Tournament - Who decides if I have to show my cards?

Imagine the following scenario: I'm playing a round in a tournament (currently Heads-Up), and my opponent folds after the turn. Can I be forced to show my cards? If so, who decides that? The dealer? ...
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All in then muck with betting not closed

At a WSOP tournament there was an open raise, then an all in by the SB and BB folded. SB mucked forgetting about the raise in front of him. The open raise called. Not that it matters but open raise ...
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Check/raise question

Please help put my mind at rest. I've just watched an episode of Emmerdale, in which some of the characters are having a friendly game of Texas Hold-em. The flop in down, there are only two players ...