# 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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### How to calculate win percentages during a showdown?

I've been trying to figure out how to calculate win percentages during a 2-3 hand showdown. Up until now i know how to get to the percentages on the right side of the image (was taken from an online ...
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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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### Practical odds of some hand hitting flush in hands played to showdown

Given the strong lean of hole cards played to the flop towards suited cards, the actual percentage of hold 'em hands that get to the river that end up hitting a flush is surely higher than the ...
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### How to calculate the side pots when the BB is all in for less than the SB who folds?

the case: we are at 4k/8k and we are in the preflop. player 1: is the SB put 4K player 2: is BB and goes all in for 2k player 3: goes all in for 2500 player 4: is in and put 8k player 1 : who is the ...
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### I gamble too much during the game when I play NLHE

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 your best laydown

this question is inspired by this question: What is the biggest WOW! moment you ever saw in poker? and is what are your personal best laydown stories? tell us about the best laydowns you ever made, ...
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### Should I always call a min raise on the river?

When someones been checking/calling all the way to the river and then min raises on it, is it worth always calling to see their hand even if I know I definitely have the worst hand possible? (...
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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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### 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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### Tx Hold’em All-in

No limit Tx Hold’em, 2 players left, pre-flop, cards not dealt yet, BB 1000, player #1 goes all-in for 300: can player#2(BB) call the 300 or must he/she bet the 1000BB?
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### Does PokerSnowie have any weaknesses in its game? If so, what are they?

I'm using PokerSnowie to help improve my game but have seen a few comments on other sites suggesting that it compares poorly with genuine solvers that find the Nash equilibrium strategy. I currently ...
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### Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

There are two players left after the river card has been delt. Player 1 bets and player 2 calls. Does player 1 HAVE to show his cards, since it's HIS turn and he got CALLED, or is he allowed to muck ...
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### What is Teddy KGB's tell?

Toward the end of the film Rounders, the main protagonist, Mike McDermott, decides to play his \$20k bankroll against Teddy KGB in Texas Hold'Em, after the latter taunts him. After an indeterminate ...
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### In Texas Holdem, who wins when community cards are five clubs, ace high? Only one of the five players is holding a club [duplicate]

TH community cards are a flush, ace high, clubs. Who wins? This happened yesterday. The winning hand was awarded the player with the highest card, any suit. But is this correct? One of the 5 players ...
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### Texas Hold'em blind raises

In a 1/2 NL Texas Hold'em game with a \$4 straddle on the button. The original under the gun player places a blind raise of \$10 before the cards are dealt. The small blind who has only \$1 in the ...
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### Should Hero call 3-way all in with flush draw?

6-max Cash game, 100BB deep Hero holds A♥3♥ Goes 5-way to the flop, single raised for 3BB FLOP: 6♣8♥T♥ SB bet 10 BB BB folds UTG raises 20BB HJ folds CO (Hero) calls SB all in for 100BB UTG all in ...
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Heads-up no-limit texas-holdem: You are the button with the SB. Both you and your opponent play perfect poker. How deep (in BB) can your (or your opponent's) stack be, so that all-in or fold are your ...
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### How to determine 2nd/3rd positions, following a 3-way all in, and the big stack wins

I am involved in a regular, weekly home tournament league. We play two tournaments each week, 51 weeks a year, points awarded for positions in each tournament. Our 'house rules' have devloped over ...
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### Who wins? I’ve got two pairs [duplicate]

Since the best five cards win, for example I have a J & 3, opponent with his J & 5. The table has A, J, A, 3, 10. So I should win the hands since I got two pairs originally? But with the best ...
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### Should I bet small or large on this flop

Action as follows: Folds to cutoff Cutoff raises I re-raise with AA Cutoff calls Flop 9-7-8 Cutoff checks We are 250 BB deep and I was wondering if on this flop I should bet small or large with aces,...
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### Dealt 3 cards goes to showdown…

Tournament game of Texas hold’em. Hand is dealt, and goes to two players all the way to showdown. I show my cards A/4 and opponent shows 3 cards 8/6/3 clubs and makes no hand. They declare a ...
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### What are the odds of the case A hitting the flop when 3 of 4 players at a 9 person table are holding an A?

For example let's say its A4 vs AT vs A8 vs KJ. What are the odds of that 4th A hitting the flop?
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### Should I check or bet ten 8 of spades?

Blinds are 0.5-1. Preflop, hero is on the button with T♠8♠, hero raises to 2.50 dollars, BB calls. Flop: 7♠6♦️4♦️. BB checks hero bets 6 dollars, BB calls. Turn: J♣️. Hero bets 20 dollars. BB calls. ...
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### Card Club game is rigged

What are the odds of losing 16 straight Texas hold ‘em poker hands when bets and folds are nonexistent and hands are completed without prejudice.
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### with regards to TDA rules about reraise

we had a situation playing poker (home game) SB: 5 BB: 10 Position 3: bets 50 Position 5: reraise to 250 Position 7: allin 500 question: Can position 5 reraise when its his turn?
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### Poker pre-flop probability training tool

Is there a freeware, better FLOSS, online or preferably offline trainer for preflop probabilities. I imagine different play modes with entering percentages under measurement of time resulting in ...
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### What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?

I mean exactly the same two cards e.g. A♥ and 5♠, not just any A5 off suit.
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### Re-raise bluffing post flop in heads-up cash game

I am struggling with Post Flop bluff raising, to a bet, playing heads-up cash game. I am unable to decide, other than big drawing hands, when to bluff raise after flop. How should I make a strategy ...
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### Obliged to show cards after post-river out-of-turn reveal?

We are playing a cash-game of Texas Holdem: Let's say the river has just been revealed, and the final round of betting has completed. On the table we have: A, K, 6, 7, 10 I'm the last to raise, and ...
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### Optimal strategy for known card distribution

Are there any optimal strategies in THNL if I know the distribution of opponent's cards at each turn?
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### Can a winner muck their hand and purposely lose on showdown?

On the poker website I play on, everyone who stayed until showdown has their hands revealed at the same time. However while watching tournament videos on demand I noticed that losing player(s) ...
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### Slapping cards down face up, one card flips into muck

I go all in on the turn, the river gives me a full house which beats the other players three of a kind that he showed, I slap my cards down face up to show and one flips itself over and goes into the ...
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### Books of examples of positions for beginners (Texas Hold'em)

I am new to poker and I am looking for books to learn the basics of no limit Texas Hold'em from, however the resources I have found so far explain the basic principles, but without examples that would ...
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### Weak Flush on Turn

What should the Hero do at this point on Turn? How much to bet with for what purpose? Value or Protection? How did you calculate that?
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### How does this 3 of a kind beat the opponents full house?

I only have a 3 of a kind, while opponent has a full house, why do I get the majority of the money?(The opponent went all in if that matters)
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### Texas Hold Em: How did I lose this hand?

The board: Kclub, 5club, 2hearts, 3diamonds, 8diamonds. Opponent: Adiamond, Jdiamond Mine: Qdiamond, Kheart Thanks in advance!
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### Why should ACE JACK SUITED CHECK HERE?

I watched a Doug Polk video on single raised pot is the Preflop caller, and it went like this. The hijack is the Preflop raiser with A♦J♦ and the button calls with Ace Queen off suit. Flop comes 8♦J♥T♥...
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### who wins with three pairs if both players have the same three pairs? [duplicate]

this is a kicker question on 3 pairs. the board is QQ885. I have 5-4 and my oponent has 5-2. Are the 5s dead and I would win with the 4 kicker?
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### How would Texas Hold'em strategy change if it was possible to fold only in relation to a side pot?

This is an open-ended question about how Texas Hold'em would be affected by a rule change. Suppose we have the following scenario: Short-stack A goes all-in. There are two callers B and C. On a later ...
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### Probability of getting 3 of a kind by at least the river (assuming unpaired hand)

Here's the question: Assuming an unpaired hand of 2 cards in poker (2 & 10, 3 & Q, NOT A&A), what is the probability of having 3 of a kind after all 5 community cards have been dealt? My ...
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### blinds 3000/6000 one player is allin for 4000 another raises 15000 all players fold the big and small blinds how much can the all in win

the blinds are 3000/6000 one player goes all in for 4000 another player raises to 15000 all other players fold including the big and small blinds. how much can the all in player win.
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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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### Getting comfortable with GTO?

I've been studying GTO and such after years of playing without any formal training. I just at the point where I feel like I've learned enough to be dangerous, and am trying to apply my studies to ...
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### Why is 4, 3, 2, A, K not considered a straight in Texas Hold'em Poker?

I am studying probability at the moment, and find myself often having to deal with calculating the probability of poker hands, and thus have to be crystal clear on the definition of poker hands. A ...
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### What is the maximum number of players in Texas Hold'em?

I've been told the maximum number of players at a Texas Hold'em table is 10. Why?
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### What factors should you consider when flopping trips

I was recently at the casino and several times hit i.e. 10 X and flopped 10 10 X. I was having trouble finding calls when I raised either in or out of position, and if there was a straight or flush ...
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### How to name positions with less than 6 players?

I understand the NLHE positions nomenclature with full 6 seats poker table (sb, bb, utg, mp, co, btn) but what happens position-wise if at the 6 seat table there is less than 6 players? Do we start to ...
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### What are the odds to hit a straight with king queen pocket [duplicate]

The river is 9, jack, Ace. What are the odds that I would've hit the 10 I needed?