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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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What happens if two players reach the showdown and one of them is out of chips?

When there are two remaining players in Texas Holden, and one of them has gone all in on the turn, what happens if the other player calls and the river is dealt? There’s one player with no chips left ...
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How to exploit a group of tight aggressive players?

I'm a relatively new Poker player. Today I played online no-limit Texas Hold'em against 8 opponents. I don't think they are very strong players, because the stakes are small. I noticed that most of ...
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I gamble too much during the game when I play Holdem

Its seductive. I'm a gambling addict, but at the same time I'm also a full time professional (losing) texas holdem player trying to make this profitable for me. During the games I'm mindful in my ...
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What is the pot split in this scenario?

I'm trying to understand as many pot scenarios as I can, and this one is troubling me. Can someone explain to me what would happen in this scenario? If needed, increase the bet amount of Player 7 so ...
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Mucking cards with an all in side pot

I was playing in a cash game. here's how it played out. 4 players... flop came. I am first to act and go all in. The other 3 players call. They bet the turn and the river comes. Player next to ...
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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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Who wins in Texas hold 'em when the board has the best hand? [duplicate]

Scenarios that spring to mind are The board has a Hearts royal flush: Nobody else has anything except one player has a 9 of hearts. Do they win because they have a straight flush? The board has a ...
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What are the odds of having a Straight Flush on the turn vs a Royal Flush on the turn (No-Limit Texas Hold'em)?

I have J♤9◇ Villain has A◇8◇ Flop: T◇K◇Q◇ Turn: J◇ Straight Flush vs Royal Flush on Turn. Very interesting problem for some mathematical genius. Anyone know the answer?
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Which hand wins? two full houses [duplicate]

I had pocket jacks, dealer flopped 3 sixes. I went all in and was called. My opponent had pocket sevens, another 7 flipped on the river. Who won?
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Do any poker calculators use machine learning?

Are there any calculators that use machine learning behind the scenes or are the algorithms they use all well-known and understood in general?
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Mucked cards when missed player

Player 1 bets, player 2 is skipped, player 3 folds. Player 1 assumes win and puts cards face down. Player 2 realizes miss and calls. Player 1retrieves cards has best hand; who wins?
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Dealer reshuffles all remaining cards and the discards before flipping the river

This situation happened. There were three remaining players. One is all in. Two remaining players start a side pot. They look to the dealer to show the river. Problem is the dealer made a mistake, ...
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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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How to calculate the probability of flopping four of a kind with no pocket pair?

My hand is any 2 cards that do not have the same rank. What is the probability of flopping a four of a kind? The formula I used is: (2 c 1)(3 c 3) / (50 c 3) c = chooses 2 c 1 - We have 2 ranks in ...
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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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String of Quads on a well known online poker website

Are any of the popular online poker websites rigged for big hands and more table action than would actually happen with true random dealing? I've played over 200,000 hands of NL Hold 'Em at a popular ...
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Is it legal to reveal your hand, one or 2 cards in Hold’em during the game? (Prior to showdown) [duplicate]

Say that there’s a big pot, after flop. One player hit a pair of aces with community cards. He feels vulnerable, hence SHOW his ace to the rest of the table, during the ongoing hand in order to scare ...
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The approximate probability that the board will not have a cards for a possible straight for any player?

For example, board will be like: A 2 6 J 9 No one player can't collect straight with their any two hand cards.
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I’ve got a question on this set we both have pairs [duplicate]

We are trying to figure out who won this. Right side because it has higher 2nd card since 1st are the same. Or Is it left because the diamonds out in the cards?
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5nl: Did I just light money on fire by shoving AKs 178bb deep?

Hand history below. MP is 17/16 over 142 hands and I haven't seen him do anything very questionable yet at the table. SB has stats 37/11 over 20 hands. When the action comes back to me after MPs 4-bet ...
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Is this a good bluff-shove with AK on the flop?

I was playing a hand at 2/5 cents NL Hold'em online, and I was unsure about whether or not my thought process was good or not. I was in MP, the villain was small blind. I'm asking specifically with ...
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How does a pair of Jack's beat pair kings [duplicate]

Was playing Texas Hold Em and I had a king and 7. I believe there was a king showing after the river, I made my bet then my opponent called me on it he had 2 jacks in his hand he won the pot.. How is ...
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Please explain me the difference between stake & buy in and their correlation?

Say in a Texas Hold'em game lower stake is $1, upper stake $2, min buy in $40, max buy in $200. What these values mean & what is their correlation?
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Is online poker with fake money illegal?

In the United States, is it legal to play online poker games with play money as long as the winnings cannot be converted to cash or anything of value? For example, if a user buys 10,000 chips with $5 ...
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For a table what is average pot?

In a java based poker application, I have to find out average pot.As per front end screen looks like this metric is in percentage. When a player wins, I know the pot amount. Could it be derived from ...
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Does 7 card poker hand odds change if i know 2 of the cards? If so how?

In Wikipedia, it shows that the Pair probability for 7-card poker hand is 43.8%. After that 2 card is dealt to me, lets say Ace of Spades and 7 of Diamonds, does knowing these 2 cards effect the ...
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Two pairs two pairs win 🏆 [duplicate]

On the board is ( 2,2,5,3,3) Player one has (Ace, 6) Player two has (7,5) Both players have a two pair who wins?
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How to calculate winning percentage in a poker game?

In some of the online poker apps they show winning percentage - which I interpret as chances of winning. How to calculate that - I understand that it is based on combinatorics. Suppose at Flop I have ...
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Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won

So the title might be confusing, here's the scenario assuming a standard Texas Hold-Em game: Player 1 is All-In with 100 chips in play Player 2 is All-In with 200 chips in play Player 3 has raised to ...
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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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Same river flush with pairs [duplicate]

My friend had heart6 and heart10 and i had par diamond jack And the ”river” was diamond 6, diamond 10, diamond 3, diamond 7, diamond 9 So my friend had pari in 6 and 10 with flush in the river. And i ...
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Betting the flop with air

I've been studying NL holdem for a while and feel like I can grasp the basic concepts pretty well, but looking at GTO solver play post flop really makes me wonder. When I'm in a spot where I ...
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PokerStars lets you play from PC, but blocks on phone?

I live in eastern EU country and I play PokerStars on my desktop PC almost every day. I have confirmed account, identity, etc. But if I download PokerStars app on Android it tells me to turn on ...
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Why at Pokerstars clicking a pot button adds 1000 more?

I played a 250/500 no-limit Hold'em cash game at Pokerstars and noticed the following: If no one has raised yet, the preflop pot size is P = 750 (BB + SB). There is a pot button, clicking pot + raise ...
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Do bluffs contradict Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker?

Suppose I am at the button position with a hand 3h 5h. I decide to play this hand and the flop comes Ac 10s 8d. Suppose everyone before me checks. Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker implies that ...
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How much to raise pre-flop in a late position with a reasonably good but not outstanding hand?

I am a beginner who's learning to play Hold'em Poker by playing fake money games at Pokerstars. Suppose there are 6 of us and I am at the button. I have QJo. Everyone before me limps. I want to play ...
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Does the OTG strategy for heads-up limit Hold'em give a positive reward against a non-optimal opponent?

Consider the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors (1v1), +1 when we win, -1 when we loose. An OTG strategy is to select each sign uniformly at random. Unfortunately, this strategy will give you an expected ...
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Good fold or losing play? AK on AK988

Live 2/5 NLH, 8 handed. Splashy and trappy UTG (900) limps. Hero (4000) in UTG+1 is dealt AhKd and raises to 30. ATC HJ (3300) calls 30, tight passive SB (1600) calls 30, BB folds, UTG calls 30. ...
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How to play AK hand against poor players anticipating that many of them will call you?

I was playing live limit Texas Hold'em against 6 other people (friends gathering). One opponent was pretty good, other 5 were bad players. I was the dealer and had AK. The good opponent was at the UTG ...
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Which websites allow you to buy-in with a very small stack?

Recently, I’ve been reading about a small stack strategy for cash games. It involves entering the table with only 20 big blinds. Unfortunately, it seems that many poker websites (e.g. 888poker and ...
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Who wins the poker hand if there are 5A's on table?

So I was watching this song by Adam Levin where Adam had 2K's and SZA had 2A's. And the table had 5A's, I thought in this case it should be a tie and they both will split equally. But it seems from ...
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How deuces play in this?

I'm new to poker, I saw this tweet and people reporting 16 outs and including three deuces and I cannot understand how deuces play in this? Question on the tweet is how many outs does AA hero have? 9 ...
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Why do I keep losing against straights with sets? Is time to check fold sets?

I've been playing 5c/10c at the moment having moved up a few weeks ago and I keep losing to straights when I have a set. Example 1: HJ raises I call BB, Flop comes Qd,8c,3c, I lead out 2/3 pot, HJ ...
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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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Is eight handed holdem here to stay?

So with the second shot in arm, after a little over a year, I climbed out of the cave and headed to the Bellagio to play. There I found plastic shielding on the tables and eight handed games to ...
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What would be the most transparent way to show a fair shuffle literally possible?

I want to make an ios app, for fun to improve my dev skills, to do what no other app/poker site has done and be completely transparent. I just want to match casinos shuffling as imperfect as that may ...
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Slow play backfire

In a loose $1/$3 NL holdem I recently played, I had KsJs in small blind with about $430 stack size. I raised to $16, there were 3 callers: the big blind, MP and button, flop 9TQ rainbow, I had the nut ...
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Does Nash equilibrium strategy guarantee a non negative EV when two players are left?

Suppose two players A and B remain in the game of poker and they both have the same number of chips. Suppose player A follows the Nash equilibrium strategy. Is the player's A expected value ...
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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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