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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 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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How Does EV Change As More Cards Come Up?

I am trying to find a resource/simulator that tracks how EV changes as more cards get delt throughout the hand and then showing the overall EV (assuming an average of all the different EVs at each ...
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Is there a formula to calculate starting hand ranking?

I'm about to do some research with Nash tables, now I want to create an equity heatmap for the starting hands. Is there any canonical way to calculate their relative rank? Perhaps a conventional ...
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Does this hand make sense?

This hand is part of the IRC poker database. It's a limit heads-up game with a $10 small bet and a $20 big bet. The database shows the following actions for the two players "Carcass" and "num": ...
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Folding to a check

Once in a while, my post flop cards are so bad (no chance of making a hand), that, if, I am light into the pot, I will simply fold to a check....I don't want to be in the hand...maybe I need to go to ...
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Odds for AAAKK Full House in Flop with 8 Players

Today we have a casual game with 8 people (including me), and in table was Full House with AAAKK. What are the odds for this flop? also, have you seen this in recorded games?
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How does the middle pot's built between flop turn river

I want to know how the pot's built, for a poker app project. Consider an example: 100/200 blinds 3 handed Button SB BB. Cards are dealt, the middle pot is 0 with actions bb 200 and sb 100. On preflop,...
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Is there a situation where a player has a right to act even though all the bets are equalized

I am trying to understand the end condition for a betting round action. Can we say it's when the all the bets are equal for all involved players in the hand. With one exception of Preflop BB has a ...
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Out of turn betting [duplicate]

When a player announces a bet out of turn and players check to him, action hasn’t changed, is the announced bet forced or does the man still have an option?
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How to keep tract of next to act if first to act player folds?

Three handed game with Button SB BB, first to act is Button Calls, SB folds, BB Checks. Now on the flop normally it's SB to act but it's folded, now who's to act next? The reason I am asking is I am ...
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Should I use Effective M on 9-Max Tournaments?

In Tourneys I'm using Harrington M-ratio to determine actions and opponent ranges. My question is should I use Effective M with 9-Max full ring tables (using a 9/10 factor), or I should just use raw ...
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What sites are most played?

Where do most of you guys play?(online) I have been playing on ACR for a while now and just wondering if I should be looking for other options.
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Cash Game situation

I was playing a cash game in a local cardroom here when this situation occurred for me. I'm happy enough with my decision but just looking for some other opinions and or points of views. The game was ...
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What is the probability of a three player split pot?

This actually happened in a bar poker game. The board was 9s-2c-9c-3s-5d. When hold cards were flipped all three players had A-4, making three low straights. Just curious what the odds are on that ...
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Tracking personal bad beats and suck outs

I'm curious if this is common practice, and if it seems logical. In tournament mainly. Something I have been doing recently is recording when I get a miracle card(or two :-) in all-in situationd. As ...
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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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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

I've just watched this hand. In the hand one of the players hits a royal flush on the turn in a heads-up showdown hand. The dealer does not proceed to the river. Is this (always) correct? Is there ...
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4 to one suit one a hold em board?

Hi I am seeking help trying to figure out how often a hold em board could statistically have four to one suit. Ie 1 out 20 boards or 5 %, something along those lines if possible. Thank you in advance
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How often does an overpair get out flopped by a set?

(13k) utg+1 ....... villain (9k). Cut off....hero JJ Blinds 300/600 , $100 buy in . I got in from a satellite that auto entered me.during late reg with around 20bb at 5k The villain ...
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What are the Hero's outs?

In the following hand, Hero: JA Villain: 55 Board: 5,6,T What are the outs for the Hero Or is the Hero drawing dead? Thanks.
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How does the pot split in Texas Hold 'Em? [duplicate]

Playing poker with some friends and the software made a decision we don't understand. We need some help understanding a potential three way split in Texas Hold 'Em. Final cards were as follows: Table:...
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Can a player expose his cards to another player in a no limit texas holdem tournament?

If one player goes all in then a second player raises and goes all in as well, then a third player exposes their hole cards to another player, Can the third player still go all in or are their cards ...
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if I have a pair of Aces in my hand and the other players has a pair of kings with the board, who wins? [duplicate]

my hand: AA other player's: K8 community cards: K79J3 who wins? is his pair stronger because of the community cards?
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Heads Up NL Holdem: Best strategy against all in every hand

Assume you are playing a NL Holdem tournament heads up where the starting stack is 200 times the big blind. What is the best strategy against these all-in scenarios, and what is the expected win ...
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Should big denomination cihps be explicitly separated in a raise if they are in the same stack with smaller chips?

I have experienced this recently: a player raised 100 over a 60 bet made by another player, but upon doing so, put the 100 chip at the bottom of the 6x10s comprising the initial bet and just barely ...
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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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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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Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands

We have this official rank of hands. I have a theory (which I do not know how to prove) that the number of players in a texas-hold-em table will affect the probability distribution of the hands. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the odds of having 2 Quads in the same hand?

Just watched a video that went as follows: Player 1 (Button): Q♥Q♠ Player 2: 9♥9⋄ Player 3: 2♣2♠ Flop: Q⋄9♠Q♣ Turn: 5♠ River: 9&...
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Ruling on a non-standard check

Situation: Low-stakes pub game sit-and-go On the turn: 3 players in the hand. SB and BB are both very short stacked Hero in cutoff is chip lead, and the turn pairs his hand. SB: check BB: check ...
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If you put chips out but don't say anything while it's your turn, can you take them back, even if you didn't say anything?

My dad and I were playing poker and it was his turn, he put chips out there, removed his hand from the chips, and I said I call. Then he took his chips back and said he didn't bet yet because he didn'...
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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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How to use poker odds calculators?

I know that odds calculators are a very prominent part of poker but I am a bit confused on how to use them most effectively. Are odds calculators meant to be used during the game to suggest a ...
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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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Is there a situation where just calling is justified with AK on a QKA suited flop?

Suppose you raised pre-flop with the AK and have one caller, so you go heads-up to the flop. On the flop comes QKA which are all spades. This is clearly a very draw-heavy board, and your two pair AK ...