Questions tagged [texas-hold-em]

Texas Hold'Em is a poker variant in which each player receives two cards (hole cards) that are dealt face down and then five community cards are dealt face-up by the dealer. All players may use their hole cards and the five community cards to make their best five-card poker high hand.

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Who wins in this two pair situation? [duplicate]

Who wins in this situation. 5 cards are (5)(5)(9)(9)(2). Player 1 has (2)(A). Player 2 has (J)(A).
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Is there a place where you can play strong bots online?

I'd like to play against strong bots to practice, but so far I haven't found much. I've seen http://www.cleverpiggy.com/nlbot, but it looks like it only allows heads-up. Ideally I'd like to practice 6-...
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Can a push/fold strategy be optimal (ie EV>=0 against any other strategy) in general

There are many push/fold charts that have been calculated which claim to be optimal in a simplified version of (no limit texas holdem) where only push/fold is possible. So wouldn't always either ...
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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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Have you noticed any poker bots in your games?

I know that poker bots topic been around for as far as I can remember, but it seems that now it becomes more relevant to general players and can actually be a threat in the future, especially for cash ...
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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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BB to stack size ratio

Morning All, Why is only the Big Blind used in measuring stack size? It ignores the effect of the Small Blind and antes in each round of play, If you have 20 BBs you only have 12.5 rounds of play ...
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How to bet with straight draw on the flop, and then straight on the turn?

I have 2 questions about bet sizing in no-limit holdem. Your Hero is in an online microstakes tournament. First level is 10/20 with 3 antes. This is only the 2nd round so Hero doesn't know anything ...
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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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Which among A, K, Q, J, 10 and A, 2, 3, 4, 5 of different suite is higher in Texas hold'em poker [duplicate]

A2345 (different suits) is a straight and I have doubt whether AKQJ10 (different suit) can also be called as a straight or not. If both are straights then which one is higher?
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Pre-flop decision making factors

I am looking for easy to spot key factors for a pre-flop decision making - right before one either folds, calls or raises. The settings is 9 players table, No-Limit Hold'em Cash Game. The factors I ...
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profit when 4 betting against a opponent who won't flat call

This problem is from the book "application of NL hold'em". From the book: Let’s now analyze the profitably of 4-betting with the intention of calling a 5-bet. To accomplish this, assume we win 12.5 ...
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Are button straddles profitable?

In my local home game scene, we play 1/3 NLHE with a 10 dollar rock, with any position straddles. For some reason, most of the good regs religiously straddle their button, as if it is a +EV play. ...
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Estimating how long online MTTs will take

Are there any good heuristics for estimating how long online MTTs will take? Suppose we know the initial number of players, starting stack, and blind increase rate, can we reliably say "this will ...
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Poker starting pairs ranked by probability?

Where can I find the 1326 Texas Hold'em combinations of starting hands ranked by a probability of winning against a random pair? Some reliable overview by the probability would also cut it!
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Straight with pair or straight high card [duplicate]

I’ve read some of the threads, but can’t make sense of it. Who would win with 7-9-3-4-5 played? P1 with 6-6 or P2 with 6-K? Newbie galore here.
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How to keep recreational players in poker?

Poker is experiencing a boom at the moment. Many players are searching for this topic, visiting related sites and poker rules while they have to sit at home. Here is a screenshot of google trends for ...
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What strategy to use when every round someone goes all in pre-flop

I was in the last 12 of a 45 player online tournament with a $1.50 buy in, NL Texas holdem. I was switched to a new table and every single round someone would go all in pre-flop, this continued for ...
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NL500 - Gutshot straight draw improves equity on turn

Players are all solid regulars in this game. The game is typically aggressive, but not wild. SB $250 HERO $593 J♥ T♣ UTG $883.63 Cut-Off $279.25 Dealer $352.98 Small blind ...
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Is it legal to play free, private PokerStars tournaments in the USA?

If I use PokerStars software in the US (not in NJ or Penn) only to play a private, free game (no money), is that legal?
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Knowing whether to continue after calculating outs percentage

I am very new to poker and have been reading articles about how to calculate outs. For example if I have a flush draw on the flop then I have a 35% chance of hitting one of my 9 outs on the turn or ...
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A free online room with long/no time controls

Me and my friends want to play some Sit-n-goes or tournaments with play money (not real money). We want to create private rooms, without people from the outside. The best option would bee MTTs with ...
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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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If player#1 hold a pair and player#2 can make 2 pair using the board, whos wins? [duplicate]

Ok so if the player#1 holds (A)(A) and player#2 holds a (3)(6) and the board has (K)(7)(3)(7)(6). Who wins?
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How to play with friends that are using different online poker sites?

My friends are registered on many different online poker sites i.e. Paddy Power, Betfred, Skybet, William Hill. I want to know how we can play against each other online on the same table but using ...
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Who would win a choker game: a poker pro strong in chess or a Grand Master with some poker knowledges?

Choker was released recently. I would simplify the rules (full rules bellow): The game is head-ups only. First a holdem hand is played. The sequence of streets is different. 2 cards are shown on flop, ...
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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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Is there a term for raising in Hold’em while only looking at one of the hole cards?

Is there a term for raising while purposely only knowing one of your hole cards, not both? Are there any notable players known to look at only one of their cards?
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

I played a NLHE tournament with a Starting Stack Size of 25000 and Level 1 Blinds of 50/100. So that means we started with 250 big blinds each. There were ~1000 entrants, so 25 million chips in play....
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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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Split pot on a straight or 6th high card kicker? [duplicate]

So tonight my fiancé had a 9,10. And my brother in law had 9,K. On the board it was 6,7,8,10,J. So I know that you can only use 5 cards total. And I was thinking split pot. Was I right or wrong ...
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Does AA have the highest Equity in “double-board-bomb-pot” with 9 players?

I fielded a Poker StackExchange question the other day about whether AA is the best starting hand in Texas Hold-Em No Limit vs. 8 other players. Indeed, it is so. Now I have a variant of this ...
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How to play against a limp call?

I play low stakes online poker (0.01/0.02) and I really don't know what to do in the following situation. I am in late position, say the cut-off, and 3 players before me all limp in. I have a good KQs ...
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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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How are pots built with folded players

I am trying to implement how pots are built involving folded players. Any additional examples that demonstrate all the edge cases are appreciated. For example: A is all-in with 100 B is all-in with ...
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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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Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

playing a MTT: UTG goes ALLIN (35-40BB, it covers me). The action fold to me on the big blind. Can I show my cards to the raiser to get more information? Just want to know if I CAN do that or not.
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Posting Small and Big Blinds simultaneously

I'm curious in which case player posts big and small blinds simultaneously in Texas hold'em game. I recall it has something to do with letting button go through all players before joining the game.
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What's the best hand against 9 people in the hand?

Imagine the situation you can choose any 2 cards against 9 other players with random cards, is AA mathematically going to have the most equity?
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How to play with pocket 10 in low stack situation?

How to play with pocket 10's in low stack situation?
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Tournament: Should I call this Button-shove?

45 player turbo tournament, 9-handed, 7 places paid, 17 players remain. I am among the top players with 21 BB, average stack is about 10 BB. Only one other player on my table has as many chips, he ...
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How Does EV Change As More Cards Come Up?

I am trying to find a resource/simulator that tracks how EV changes as more cards get delt throughout the hand and then showing the overall EV (assuming an average of all the different EVs at each ...
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Is there a formula to calculate starting hand ranking?

I'm about to do some research with Nash tables, now I want to create an equity heatmap for the starting hands. Is there any canonical way to calculate their relative rank? Perhaps a conventional ...
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Folding to a check

Once in a while, my post flop cards are so bad (no chance of making a hand), that, if, I am light into the pot, I will simply fold to a check....I don't want to be in the hand...maybe I need to go to ...
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Odds for AAAKK Full House in Flop with 8 Players

Today we have a casual game with 8 people (including me), and in table was Full House with AAAKK. What are the odds for this flop? also, have you seen this in recorded games?
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Does this hand make sense?

This hand is part of the IRC poker database. It's a limit heads-up game with a $10 small bet and a $20 big bet. The database shows the following actions for the two players "Carcass" and "num": ...
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Is there a situation where a player has a right to act even though all the bets are equalized

I am trying to understand the end condition for a betting round action. Can we say it's when the all the bets are equal for all involved players in the hand. With one exception of Preflop BB has a ...
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How does the middle pot's built between flop turn river

I want to know how the pot's built, for a poker app project. Consider an example: 100/200 blinds 3 handed Button SB BB. Cards are dealt, the middle pot is 0 with actions bb 200 and sb 100. On preflop,...
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How to keep tract of next to act if first to act player folds?

Three handed game with Button SB BB, first to act is Button Calls, SB folds, BB Checks. Now on the flop normally it's SB to act but it's folded, now who's to act next? The reason I am asking is I am ...
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Should I use Effective M on 9-Max Tournaments?

In Tourneys I'm using Harrington M-ratio to determine actions and opponent ranges. My question is should I use Effective M with 9-Max full ring tables (using a 9/10 factor), or I should just use raw ...

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