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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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A Q and A J who wins in this case [duplicate]

So we were playing poker the other day and the flop was something like A 10 4 3 2. So we both had Ace pair but because I had A J my friend took the pot. I find this a bit weird and not sure what are ...
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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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Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Example #4

Suppose in a tournament with only three players left, first place receives $6,000, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $500. You have a 32% chance of winning first place, 30% chance ...
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Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Example #3

Let A be the event that your hole cards are AK, and let B be the event that your hole cards are both red. a. Find P(A). b. Find P(A|B). c. Are A and B independent? Why or why not?
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How was this hand played? Any leaks I should be concerned about?

Game Info 0.25/0.50 Online Cash Game 6-handed Hand Info Cards: A9s (Hearts) Hero Position: Small Blind (SB) Other Info Only 2nd hand played ... just joined about 8 hands ago No reads on any ...
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Fight, Flight, and Freezing At The Table?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question since the issue seems so subjective and I have not found any poker-related material related to this issue. I'm talking about the fight, ...
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Maximum Call Amount By Expected Value (e.g. in no limit hold'em)

Recently I started learning the basics of poker and I came across the 2015 MIT course by Kevin Desmond. In Episode 3 he mentioned the concept of Maximum Call Amount. In short, the formula to calculate ...
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Two Pair Question

So me and my buddies where playing poker and they both had 2 pair one had a 9 as the fifth card and one had an 8 but there was an ace on the board which is higher than both there 8 and 9. Is it a ...
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What Should You Do When You Miss the Flop

What to do when you miss everything? Please correct me when I'm wrong, but you only make your hand roughly 1/3 of the time. So, your opponent makes his hand 1/3 of the time too. So, not making my hand ...
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Number of two pair distinct hands

Well I'll try to be brief, reviewing the statistics about how to achieve a double pair I came to the conclusion that for each kicker of each card, (that in total 11 for each one), there are a total of ...
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Looking for website to easily create charts for starting hand ranges (Texas Holdem)

Many poker websites e.g. this one https://automaticpoker.com/strategy/free-poker-preflop-range-charts-with-printable-pdfs/ have lots of charts that rank the strength of starting hands in Texas Holdem. ...
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What does “volatility on hand” mean and how do players use it?

Towards the end of part 1 of "Harrington on Hold'em" in the section titled "A Sample Hand," Harrington writes the following: I thought I was one of the better players remaining at ...
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Host Website or App for Limit Hold ‘em Tournaments

Looking to find an app or website where I can host a poker tournament that is limit hold em. I’d like to have the ability to raise the limit every 30 min. For context, we have a time limit poker ...
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Why are the odds 16 to 6 that any given player does not hold a pocket pair?

In the book Ken Warren teaches Texas Holdem, its explained that there are 1,326 possible combinations of hole cards. Then its explained that if you disregard suits, there are 169 possible two-hole ...
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Theory of Poker vs Theory of Poker Applied to NL

I am a beginner poker player who just started NLHE at the small/micro stakes. I was looking online for beginner books and saw several recommendations for The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky to be a ...
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How bet size affects decision for same number of players

I am new to poker, as you can tell by my question. I was wondering whether(and how) the bet size should affect my decision on calling a hand(lets say pre-flop) if the number of players that will call ...
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in texas holdem player x has q2 and player L has q10 and you have in the flop qqjA who wins [duplicate]

in texas holdem player x has q2 and player L has q10 and you have in the flop qqjA who wins
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When do you or don't bet the river headsup and you last to act?

When do you bet the river heads-up when you're last to act, the villain checks to you, and you feel that you have the winning hand? Rephrase, under what situations do you bet the river after your one ...
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I need to know who wins on texas hold em [duplicate]

These are the table cards 3 k k 9 9 My hand A-J and my opponent has 8-8 who wins?
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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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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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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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