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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2 pairs vs 2 pairs

I am in the online NLH $0.02/$0.05 game and receive [As Tc] on SB. The player in the early position limps, I call because it seems to be an inexpensive chance to see a flop, BB checks. Then the ...
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Three of a Kind vs drawing hand

The other day I played NLH $0.01/$0.02 online and in the middle of the game got a pair of tens [Ts Tc] in the middle position. Then the following happens: Me​(MP)​: calls $0.02 ​(D)​: calls $0.02 ​(...
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Interesting heads-up hand in WCOOP 66 $25k high roller event BrynKenney vs caecilius

I was watching the replay of the $25k WCOOP high roller event and came across a really interesting heads-up hand. Quickly before I dive in, a deal has been made 3-handed and they are playing for a ...
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Dispute over whether a hand should be treated as a misdeal

We have a "fun" game of poker in the local pub, low stakes and everyone knows each other. In one game I was dealt my cards, as we are close together we only lift up the corners to look. I had jack 5. ...
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Adjustments to make when everyone is calling?

In No Limit Hold'em games, I've noticed that when playing in lower level games, other players are much more likely to call your pre-flop raises - very different to what you see in professional games ...
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How would you play this hand?

No Limit Hold'em 7 players at the table, I am SB with around 10 BB in my stack Average stack is around 15-20 BB One person in middle position calls the BB, everyone else folds Back to me - I have ...
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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

How do you define a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand? In the book "Holdem poker for advanced players" by Sklansky and Malmuth on page 14, they mention that "an x represents a small card". ...
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Skill gradient across different levels of the ecosystem

Most online poker sites offer the same game structure (up to slight differences in rake) at multiple stakes. Take, for example, the 6-max hyper SNGs on Pokerstars, which are offered at 11 different ...
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Rules for non-players distracting players in a hand?

Are there rules about people who are loud and talking over players heads distracting those who are in game? I was in a hand, a person not in the game was standing behind me talking to a player across ...
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Chances of an opponent not having a flush on 3-flush board

If there are 5 cards on the board and 3 of them are hearts and I don't have any hearts in my hand, what is the probability of someone else NOT having 2 hearts in their hand?
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Nash-like table for a full 9 players table?

I'm wondering, is there anything like the Nash Equilibrium that I can use to know when to go all in if my blinds a low in a full 9 players table?
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What mathematics should I learn to get better at Poker?

I have learnt about pot odds, but that's about it right now. I mean to get "The Mathematics of Poker" at some point but in the mean time I'm trying to figure things out myself. What other mathematics ...
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Do Pokerstars “juice” flops to make things more exciting? [closed]

I have been reading up on how to improve my play in Texas Hold'em and feel that my play has improved quite a bit. However, my results for play money at Pokerstars do not seem to be very good. Is ...
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How to avoid suck outs when squeezing cold callers

I've had a few hands where I have say, KQ and the flop contains K rag Q. Clearly I am favourite here so tend to ram and jam on the flop, turn and river. On a few occasions though, some short stacks ...
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final hand of texas holdem 4 players all in. 2 players have the same exact hand [duplicate]

final hand, 4 players are all in. 2 of the winning players have the same exact hand, how are the chips distributed from the 2 losers who have to match the winning hand.
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Tough spot with drawing hand

Online sit and go triple up tourney. Table starts 9 handed, top 3 triple their buy in. Everyone starts with 1500. Blinds 15/30. I look down at 8♠9♠ in late mp. UTG limps and it folds to me. My ...
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How to get started building a poker bot?

I've been learning programming as a hobby for a few years and have a basic understanding of Python, C++, and javascript. I'd like to tackle a new project of programming my own NLHE poker bot. I ...
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Texas Hold'em heads up pre-flop AK vs 89s

According to online calculators: A♥K♦ (57.91%) vs 7♣8♣ (41.71%) A♥K♦ (59.42%) vs 8♣9♣ (40.19%) A♥K♦ (58.59%) vs 9♣T♣ (41.00%) Why is 8♣9♣ worse odds than the other 2? I assume it has something to ...
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Spin and Go tips and tactics

Are there any particular tips involving playing Pokerstars spin and go games? I have been fairly successful in tournaments so far but just can't win at Spin and Go. I'm a rather tight player so when I ...
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Is there a difference between a “loose” and an “ aggressive ”player?

I hear these terms used seemingly interchangeably, but is there a difference? Someone who plays loose is supposedly someone who bets often and likes to see many flops, so what does it mean to be an ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

This has been a tricky hand for me. It seems like folding 34, 45, 65, 32, suited is somewhat of a waste but then again it isn't often you hit the flush or straight you need. What's the best way to ...
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How do you play a suited Ace-Rag?

I know that a novice move is to always overvalue your hand simply because it has an Ace in it, so I'm working on not doing that as often. I've learnt that an Ace with anything below a nine when ...
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Spin n go system [pokerstars or 888]?

Guys what do you think for regular online players which system is better to stick to in general.
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Closing out a tournament

So let me just preface this question with a little background. I used to solely play tournaments a few years back, but for the last 3-4 years I have only played cash. I've recently made a switch back ...
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Defining best 5 cards [duplicate]

So last night me and a group of friends were playing Texas hold 'em. This one particular hand caused an argument and I wanna see how others would call it. So I will keep it short and sweet Player A ...
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Why didn't K9 win vs AA with K9 on flop [duplicate]

In Zynga poker sit and go: 25k starter Villain dealt AA I'm dealt K9 Villain goes all in 25k I call 25k (all in as well) Dealer flops K-7-9-x-7 (x isn't relevant and I don't remember what it was ...
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Do kickers play when the nut straight is on the board? [duplicate]

In texas holdem, if there are two players left in the game and the five cards on the table make a straight T J Q K A, and you have a jack in your hand would you win because you didn't need the table ...
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Can casino change the dealer decision after hand is over?

I was playing 2-3-5 poker game (NL) - only me and another player were in hand. His last action was raising $150 on the river which I called. He then showed his cards and said "good call, I missed my ...
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playing with wrong two cards

home game - we play two decks to be more efficient (red deck / blue deck rotating). 9 players around the table. one of the plays.. pre flop 5 players call BB. flop comes 234. one player goes all ...
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Correct or best range calculator for 6-max NLH cash games?

I've been looking for a range calculator online. It is a calculator that shows which hands are better over other hands and how much percent the chosen total range is. An example of a range calculator ...
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Heads-up NLH 200BB deep river decision

I was playing heads-up NLH $0.01/$0.02 against a relatively solid player. We were 200BB deep. See the action of the hand below: So I decided to check-raise turn. I could have just called as well, but ...
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All-in re-steal on bubble

It was a bubble stage of a live Satellite MTT. 5 tickets awarded, 7 players left out of 30, quite loose table. I have A8o on SB with 13bb, MP limps, Button(20bb) raises 2.5bb. I push all-in, MP folds, ...
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How do I calculate the odds my best hand is better than any possible hand an opponent can make?

After figuring out the best possible hand I can make from the 2 known cards in my hand and the 5 known cards on the board, how would I calculate the odds that my best hand is better than any hand my ...
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Opening tournament strategy for Texas Hold'em

I am about to enter my first deep stack tournament. The structure is 1 rebuy and 1 reentry up until the fourth round of a 22 round tournament. Is it better to start off aggressively while the blinds ...
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Does an opponent showing a card effect odds of them having a 1 outer?

Let's say that you win in every possible situation except the other player having exactly the Ace of Spades. If they show you one of their cards is a 10 of Hearts, does that change the odds of them ...
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Are there hands that are considered better for big tables rather than small ones

Mathematicly speaking. Is there a hand that is good for big tables and good for small tables. And not mathematicaly a nice real example from real life would be nice.
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Question regarding straight [duplicate]

I was recently playing poker online. In the board was 2,A,3,Q. In my hand I had 5,K. Why didn't it say I had a straight? Isn't Q-K-A-2-3 5 in a row? Or does it not carry on after A?
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Who is the winner from the image below [duplicate]

A final hand after the river: Wondering who wins?
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Who wins in a situation like this one involving a straight? [duplicate]

My buddy has K3 and i have 45 , the board is AKJ10Q , is this a split pot or does he take it because he is holding a king?
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Straights - does my card have priority over card on the table? [duplicate]

In this scenario I want to know if it is a split pot or if my hand wins. On the table is AKQJ10 My hand 10 2 Opponent 3 4 We both have a straight. However, do I win because I have a card (10) ...
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Running it twice, odds calculation

I'm looking at a setting in a No limit Texas Hold'em hand. We start the hand with 6 people, only two will go to the flop. Ok, I'll admit this is a very unlikely situation: Player 1 starts the hand ...
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Acting out of turn.

So I had a situation the other night where a person bet $35 out of turn, and I told him that if the action before him didn't change, that the bet had to stand. So after the hand, he asked if he were ...
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Who wins this and why? A5 or AJ? [duplicate]

Who wins this one, the person with A and 5 or the one with A and J? Could you please explain why?
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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?

In real games, it seems an NLH heads up bot is now at the point of (or close to) being able to beat the best human players. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/news/cmu-ai-tough-poker-player For heads up limit, ...
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How many outs do I have with T7 on a KT3 flop?

If I have T7 and the flop is T 3 K, how many outs would I have? Would it be 2 out (2xT), or 5 outs (2xT, 3x7), or some other number?
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Are there any recommended Tournament Theory Books?

When I got into Poker originally over 10 years ago, I bought myself a copy of "Hold'em Poker" by Sklansky & Malmuth for a bit of theory study off the table. Having got back into it recently, ...
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Who wins in this situation? [duplicate]

Who wins in this situation, and why? Please explain. Nothing on this site answers my question!!!
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Calculating Pot Odds on multiple re-raises

NLHE: Suppose you are on a small suited connector (6s5s) on BB and want to see the flop for cheap. How do you deal with 2 villains who keep re-raising each other one BB at a time, giving you good odds ...
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Both players has full house, who should win? [duplicate]

We were playing texas hold'em and the cards on the table ended with 3 jacks and a couple of 4's. On my hand was a pair of six. My opponent had a 4 and an 8. The other 2 folded My opponent said that ...
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Set Over Set 10's vs 9's

$1-2 no limit. I hold 99. I'm on the button. I call a $10 raise from the person in front of me. I have a stack of about $105. There are three callers SB, 2nd & 5th player. Flop comes 4,6,J ...