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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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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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 ...
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Do older players tend to never bluff?

In cash no limit Hold’em, is there a pattern or behavior that older players don’t tend to bluff?
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What are the best open source bots available for NLHE (2 player and multiplayer) [closed]

Seeing bots that play as well as Libratus and Deepstack is pretty fascinating but, aren't there any good open source implementations available? I found a couple of reimplementations on GitHub that ...
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Preflop and Flop action with KK

1/1 cash home game with mostly recreational players. Villain (~$200) is loose (opens 80-90% of hands and generally will call opens prefrop with any 2 cards) but the table rarely sees 3-bets, and ...
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mucked or not in texas hold em

Two players,one all in. All five cards are dealt and face up. The winning player shows his hand on top of the mucked cards face up. He did not say fold, but showed his winning hand. Is that a muck?
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Playing low cards in position

Hello I am wondering if it's worth while to play hands like 3h 6d in position, when nobody has raised? I would certainly fold to any pre-flop raises, but what about when nobody raises? Thanks! Andy.
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What is the official procedure for starting a hand in texas holdem heads up?

As a dealer what are the steps I need to perform when dealing a hand during a heads up? E.g. Move Button to player 1 Collect BB from player 2 Collect SB from player 1 First card goes to...? A ...
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Is this HUD stat profile a nit?

Game is 50NL six max. Villain in early position raises to $1.75 (3.5xBB) pre-flop. All fold up to hero. Hero is on button. Hero's stack is $65. Villain's stack is $50. Hero has Villain on following ...
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Misdeal…or not?

My question regards a player being dealt 3 cards. (preflop in Texas Hold-em). In this particular situation, a player in seat #7 was dealt 3 cards but failed to notice and immediately speak up. The ...
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Do top hands also have the top expected winnings?

Pocket Aces have the highest chance of winning. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that they have the highest expected winnings. For example, a player with pocket Aces may be more aggressive, ...
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Did I play this hand correctly?

So I got JTs on the button and everyone folds to me, there's only one player left in the BB. I raise 1 BB and he calls. The flop comes 7 10 Q. I bet 1/2 of the pot since I have a blocking T and I ...
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Special entries like “C>4” or “R<2” in this chart

I came across this chart. I guess it is for limit Texas Hold'em, preflop betting strategy. R=Raise, C=Call etc. I don't understand the yellow entries like "C>4" and "R<2". What do they mean? ...
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Can the big blind be considered late position pre-flop?

I’m reading through the opening hands chart in this poker strategy article: https://www.888poker.com/how-to-play-poker/strategy/texas-holdem/ All the literature I see says that the blinds are in ...
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Tilting when chip is growing? [closed]

so this is happening quite frequently that I've set a hard rule. get up after 100 hands. but after 100 hands, im up 12x buy in. giddy and excited i keep bullying and folding. I have no problem ...
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How to deal with players who aggressively pre-flop all-in in low stakes hold-em?

I'm trying to improve my poker ability (only very recently started) so I am playing on online tables with no real money stakes. At least half of the players I come across just all-in pre-flop on every ...
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Does Heads Up Hold ’em GTO assume a linear relationship between utility and money?

Would it be possible to exploit a GTO poker player if you recognized that you have different values than that player? For instance, if there are decreasing returns to money (such that your first ...
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Review of hand played with QQ

Second hand of a tournament. Stacks all at 8000 chips. 10 players at table. Blinds 25/50. No ante. Pre Hero BB: 50 with QQ. MP: Raise to 150. Button: Raise to 450. Hero BB: Call. MP: Call. Flop (...
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Paradox after an evening of hold-em with 5 to 7 players

After almost a hundred hands, I would have expected that each player's chip stack at the end of the night would be just as likely to be odd as even. Instead, almost always, zero or two players have ...
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Why shove the river when your range is more than 50% value heavy?

From an example in Mastering Small Stakes No Limit Holdem (pg. 383): Notice that Hero [on the river] has nut hands slightly more often than bluffs. When this is the case, as long as Hero does not ...
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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

I have laid out the how I played the hand below, can you advise if there is a better way I could had played it? Thanks. $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Preflop: Hero is UTG with T♦T♠ ...
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Why call with the top X% of your range when being laid X% pot odds (by an opponent playing GTO)?

The following hand data is taken from Mastering Small Stakes No Limit Holdem by Jonathan Little. Both hero and villain have known starting hand ranges that narrow as they get to the river. Below, I ...
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Why can't one add the (outs/possible) fractions of hitting flush on turn or river for the overall chance given 4 suited on flop?

"This means that the total odds for completing a flush - which should matter for example if you're going all in after the flop - are (19.14%) + (19.5%*(1-19.14%)) = 34.96% (the odds of completing on ...
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Is there software that aids street by street range vs. range analysis of hand history?

Is there software that allows you to view a hand history such that you are able to populate each players range, and how you think that range changes from street to street? I'm aware of, i.e., ...
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Best poker coaching program [closed]

What do you think is the best poker coaching program out there? I am looking for a structured program and for this reason will not use pokerstrategy 2+2 or other sites that offer separate lessons. So ...
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Calling Pot Odds vs. Your Opponent's Bluffing Odds

From Mastering Small Stakes Holdem: What is going on in the first paragraph? Does it mean that if an opponent is laying your 2:1 pot odds, and if he is playing GTO, he will have ensured that 33% ...

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