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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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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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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What is the probability of a three player split pot?

This actually happened in a bar poker game. The board was 9s-2c-9c-3s-5d. When hold cards were flipped all three players had A-4, making three low straights. Just curious what the odds are on that ...
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What sites are most played?

Where do most of you guys play?(online) I have been playing on ACR for a while now and just wondering if I should be looking for other options.
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Tracking personal bad beats and suck outs

I'm curious if this is common practice, and if it seems logical. In tournament mainly. Something I have been doing recently is recording when I get a miracle card(or two :-) in all-in situationd. As ...
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Out of turn betting [duplicate]

When a player announces a bet out of turn and players check to him, action hasn’t changed, is the announced bet forced or does the man still have an option?
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

I've just watched this hand. In the hand one of the players hits a royal flush on the turn in a heads-up showdown hand. The dealer does not proceed to the river. Is this (always) correct? Is there ...
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How often does an overpair get out flopped by a set?

(13k) utg+1 ....... villain (9k). Cut off....hero JJ Blinds 300/600 , $100 buy in . I got in from a satellite that auto entered me.during late reg with around 20bb at 5k The villain ...
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What are the Hero's outs?

In the following hand, Hero: JA Villain: 55 Board: 5,6,T What are the outs for the Hero Or is the Hero drawing dead? Thanks.
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How does the pot split in Texas Hold 'Em? [duplicate]

Playing poker with some friends and the software made a decision we don't understand. We need some help understanding a potential three way split in Texas Hold 'Em. Final cards were as follows: Table:...
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if I have a pair of Aces in my hand and the other players has a pair of kings with the board, who wins? [duplicate]

my hand: AA other player's: K8 community cards: K79J3 who wins? is his pair stronger because of the community cards?
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Should big denomination cihps be explicitly separated in a raise if they are in the same stack with smaller chips?

I have experienced this recently: a player raised 100 over a 60 bet made by another player, but upon doing so, put the 100 chip at the bottom of the 6x10s comprising the initial bet and just barely ...
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Player fold in split pot, is he part of main pot?

Player A is all in to which player B and C matches the amount, then we created a split pot for player B and C and now Player B puts some amount to which Player C folds. Would player C win anything ...
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On a round if everyone has called or folded, could the person after the last to call, raise and make everyone have to call again?

If every one on the round has called, can the person left of the last to call, raise and make everyone call that new bet?
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Player throws cards face up

A player thinking he was the only player left in the hand. Throws his cards face up into the muck. Would those cards be dead?
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What hand is this?

I've been starting to learn poker recently (as a reference, I tend to use this list of hands). I was watching a tournament and this hand showed up. One player has a 99, the other a JJ. I understand ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

$5 Spin & Go on Pokerstars. You are currently heads up at 15/30 blinds. Your opponent is someone you've encountered a few times before; you have him provisionally categorized as "competent reg" -...
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Where can I play poker with a bot?

I developed a poker bot and I would like to make it play live. It seems most platforms do not allow the use of bots. Where can I play poker with a bot? Do you know of a platform that offers an API ...
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Playing fast and slow … with apologies to Kahneman

Most of us are familiar with the strategic use of stalling tactics at points in tournament play; for example, adjusting your playing speed to ensure the blinds increase before they pass through the ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop … what now?

Opening hand of $7 Spin & Go on PokerStars. Both opponents unfamiliar. For those unfamiliar with the format, you play a winner take all tournament, starting at 10/20 blinds with 500 chip ...
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Is a straight and a flush a straight flush? [duplicate]

e.g. having the cards on table 5♡6♡7♡J♡A♠ Player 1 has 8♡4♡ Player 2 has 8♣9♡ Player 1 obviously has the straight flush 4-8 ♡ and is much higher than Player 2 who has a flush of hearts and a higher ...
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Chance of winning heads-up by always shoving pre-flop

I've been generally wondering about what sort of winrate good players can expect vs. worse players, and thought of an interesting limit to this winrate. In NLHE, if the worse player just blindly ...
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How are all the raise options calculated in poker software

I am writing a poker software and trying to figure out how the raise system works. There are a few parameters at play when raising: Blinds: Blinds being played at Last Raise: Last raise a player ...
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Which probability to get any combination on flop with AA?

I want know which probability to get various combinations with AA vs 1 opponent to flop: Which probability to get one pair? Which probability to get two pair? Which probability to get set? Which ...
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Is NLHE “solved”?

Recently an AI poker program built by Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University had a profitable 12 day run against poker pros. The program was earning 10BB an hour at $50/100 against the likes of ...
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Would this be a shared pot on table k.j.8.5.4. Diamonds player1 has q of diamonds player 2 has 8.5. Spades who wins [duplicate]

On table k.j.8.5.4 of diamonds 2 players left player Player 1 has the queen of diamonds does this count ?
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Ace vs King and Queen (texas holdem) [duplicate]

Who wins? I had King and Queen while my friend had Ace and 2. We got in an argue. Please explain and thanks. (we played texas holdem)
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if first player goes all in and only has 700, but the blinds are 800 how much do the remaining players need to put in [duplicate]

blinds are 800 player 1 goes all in, but only has 700, player 2 calls, should he put in the 700 or 800, and what should the other players put in. the dealer said the remaining players only had to put ...
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What to consider in order to build a Pre-Flop range chart (Hold-em)?

I know there is a ton of pre-flop open/3-bet range charts online (even in this forum). But, I am trying to understand the "main" considerations people use to build them. I'm pretty new to the game, ...
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos? [duplicate]

I occasionally play microstake NLHE on PokerStars, and there I've recently witnessed (what feels like) a suspicious number of "unlikely" deals. The most recent was in a 6-ring game, in which 1 seat ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

I made a big bet and everyone folds. Following this I mucked my hand and one of the losing players reached into the muck and took my hand to have a look at it. What would be an appropriate remedy or ...
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Showing your cards after your opponent has mucked his

I was recently heads up in a poker game. My opponent bet, and I called. My opponent immediately said nice call and mucked his cards. He then demanded that I show him my hand. I refused because in my ...
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Texas Holdem going all in with cards under your chips

Is it considered a muck or folding your cards if you go all in with your chips and your cards are under the chips. When you push the chips in and your cards in at the same time?
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Mucking cards in holdem

Ok so here is the scenario that played out for me last night, there were three players in the hand preflop. Player 1 pushes all in, player 2 folds, I am going to call...but, player one mucks his hand ...
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Straight vs Three of a kind in flop

I was the one last to act in a hand with T:hearts:8:hearts:. UTG raised to ($3). Everyone else folds and I called. Flop is J:hearts:9:diamonds:7:spades:. I flopped a straight and he bets the pot $8. ...
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I am so confused with All-In of Limit Holdem [duplicate]

I am so confused with All-In of Limit Holdem. I searched the answer but I could not find any.... Could you please anyone explain me the rules of Call, Raise, and Complete when the amount of All-in is ...
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Who gets what and why does a player making three others fold get nothing [duplicate]

Game is Texas Hold'em Situation: Blinds 3000 and 5000 with first three players calling 5000. Fourth person, the small blind, goes all in at 6000 the following player being big blind goes all in at ...
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Pretty new to poker, wondering how this hand wins [duplicate]

Hand A: Ace of Spades, Jack of Hearts Hand B: Four of Hearts, Four of Diamonds. River: Eight of Diamonds, Seven of Hearts, Eight of Spades, Ten of Clubs, Ten of Spades. Why does Hand A win?
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My opponent turned his cards over in error

3 players betting, 4 cards on the table. 1st player bets. 2nd player goes all in. 3rd player covers the bet. 1st player covers the bet. The dealer calls, wrongly, for the players to show there ...