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 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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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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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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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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Side pot rules on not equal hands

I've played Texas Hold'em and came to next situation. This were the community cards (I can't remember the cards but this was more or less the situation): 7♠K♦A♦9♦6♣ ...
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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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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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What does "volatility on hand" mean and how do players use it?

Towards the end of part 1 of "Harrington on Hold'em" in the section titled "A Sample Hand," Harrington writes the following: I thought I was one of the better players remaining at ...
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Do you guys believe online poker room is a scam?

Please help me to figure out this one. Thanks in advance, any inputs will help. I'm new to online poker game and I noticed one particular player was playing 6-10 Texas Hold'em (No Limit) games/tables ...
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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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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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"Streets" in holdem

In hold-em style games (Texas holdem, Omaha) you commonly hear the turn being called "fourth street" and the river "fifth street". Why is this? Is it because the turn is the 4th card on the board (...
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How bet size affects decision for same number of players

I am new to poker, as you can tell by my question. I was wondering whether(and how) the bet size should affect my decision on calling a hand(lets say pre-flop) if the number of players that will call ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I have to show my hand in an "All-In" situation?

This question is concerning Texas Hold'Em rules. If my opponent goes "All-In" and I call with more chips than he does, do I immediately show my cards? During a recent game, my opponent called "All-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Hand Analysis for AKs (vs. Likely Monster) Early in Tourney

Game Info $350 Live Tournament 8-handed Hand Info Cards: AKs (Diamonds) Hero Position: Big Blind (BB) Villain Position: Under the Gun (UTG) Hero Stack: 29,000 Villain Stack: 27,500 Other Info ...
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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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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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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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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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Looking for website to easily create charts for starting hand ranges (Texas Holdem)

Many poker websites e.g. this one https://automaticpoker.com/strategy/free-poker-preflop-range-charts-with-printable-pdfs/ have lots of charts that rank the strength of starting hands in Texas Holdem. ...
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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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BB to stack size ratio

Morning All, Why is only the Big Blind used in measuring stack size? It ignores the effect of the Small Blind and antes in each round of play, If you have 20 BBs you only have 12.5 rounds of play ...
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Fight, Flight, and Freezing At The Table?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question since the issue seems so subjective and I have not found any poker-related material related to this issue. I'm talking about the fight, ...
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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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Take advantage of your equity vs. Force opponent to make a bad play

Say you have A♠ A♥. Regardless of the action pre-flop, let's say the flop comes A♦ T♦ 9♣ and the action is on you. On a wet board like this, you probably want to bet to protect your hand and perhaps ...
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combinations from 2 hole card and 7 communal cards

If we have 5 communal cards and 2 hole cards, and its our turn to deal, Can we just select all the 5 communal cards for hand? or do we need to keep our 2 hole cards and only choose 3 communal cards ...
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Short stack strategy

In Bodgan's answer to Is it advantageous to buy into a NL cash game at the maximum amount? I read: There is even a known, mechanical strategy, called short stack strategy, designed to play if you ...
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Host Website or App for Limit Hold ‘em Tournaments

Looking to find an app or website where I can host a poker tournament that is limit hold em. I’d like to have the ability to raise the limit every 30 min. For context, we have a time limit poker ...
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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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