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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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Losing to higher flush

The game was cash no limit texas holdem. Here is a hand that I had today: Firstly, I have T♠J♠. The flop came 8♠9♠J. I made a minimum bet in order to put some value in the flop and also keep the ...
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Conflict on a straight [duplicate]

So tonight my fiancé had a 9,10. And my brother in law had 9,K. On the board it was 6,7,8,10,J. So I know that you can only use 5 cards total. And I was thinking split pot. Was I right or wrong ...
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Does AA have the highest Equity in “double-board-bomb-pot” with 9 players?

I fielded a Poker StackExchange question the other day about whether AA is the best starting hand in Texas Hold-Em No Limit vs. 8 other players. Indeed, it is so. Now I have a variant of this ...
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What is the min-raise and min-reraise in Holdem No Limit?

When I play with friends live poker we always ask ourself what are the min-raise and min-reraise rules in Holdem No Limit?
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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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How to play with pocket 10 in low stack situation?

How to play with pocket 10's in low stack situation?
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How to play against limp call?

I play low stakes online poker (0.01/0.02) and I really don't know what to do in the following situation. I am in late position, say the cut-off, and 3 players before me all limp. I have a good KQs ...
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Changing seats in a Texas Holdem game

Can a Texas Holdem player move from a seat into another seat that has the little blind or the button under any conditions, such as, posting the blinds?
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Theory of Preflop Opening Ranges

Question Summary: What are the theoretical drivers of pre-flop opening ranges? I see so many charts online and in books, and they all differ slightly. They are very rarely theoretically justified, ...
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Basic Texas Hold'em Rules Clarification

I'm trying to learn the rules for Texas Hold'em, and the different rules I've been reading online left me with the following questions unanswered: In pre-flop, do the small blind and big blind ...
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If another player thinks he saw a dealt card, when must it be replaced?

I was playing in a house tournament where the players deal their own cards. I was dealt my second card a little high (helicopter style), but it did not flip over or anything. I had pocket Ks. The ...
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Starting hands probability

The following is a passage from Wikipedia on starting hands probability: The 1,326 starting hands can be reduced for purposes of determining the probability of starting hands for Hold 'em—since ...
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How are pots built with folded players

I am trying to implement how pots are built involving folded players. Any additional examples that demonstrate all the edge cases are appreciated. For example: A is all-in with 100 B is all-in with ...
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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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What's the best hand against 9 people in the hand?

Imagine the situation you can choose any 2 cards against 9 other players with random cards, is AA mathematically going to have the most equity?
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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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Show hand in a HEADs UP situation to the raiser while playing MTT

playing a MTT: UTG goes ALLIN (35-40BB, it covers me). The action fold to me on the big blind. Can I show my cards to the raiser to get more information? Just want to know if I CAN do that or not.
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Posting Small and Big Blinds simultaneously

I'm curious in which case player posts big and small blinds simultaneously in Texas hold'em game. I recall it has something to do with letting button go through all players before joining the game.
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Tournament: Should I call this Button-shove?

45 player turbo tournament, 9-handed, 7 places paid, 17 players remain. I am among the top players with 21 BB, average stack is about 10 BB. Only one other player on my table has as many chips, he ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...