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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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Obliged to show cards after post-river out-of-turn reveal?

We are playing a cash-game of Texas Holdem: Let's say the river has just been revealed, and the final round of betting has completed. On the table we have: A, K, 6, 7, 10 I'm the last to raise, and ...
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Micro/nano skin implants to signal hole cards at the WSOP?

Given that it is possible to send remote electric shocks, skin itches and muscle twitches to specific areas of the body using nano/micro-implants, is it possible to rig the WSOP which uses cameras and ...
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Not announcing raise on purpose

Setting: You are playing 1$/2$ or 2$/4$ ish live cash game or 100$ to 500$ live tournament. Pre Flop every one folds to you / you are UTG and you put in a single chip which is 5x the BB. After you ...
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Rules Of A misdeal

I've been playing poker (all kind of it) for many years. something that happens a lot in home games, is a misdeal. when dealer who happens to be a player, somehow accidentally shows a card when ...
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Who has the winning hand? [duplicate]

The reads as follows 4 4 A J 6. One player has a J 7. Other has A 5. Who wins the hand? Each player believes they have the winning hand, but which one does?
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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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How to Calculate the Possibility of a Straight

I am trying to work out how to calculate the possibility of a straight occurring during the flop. I have some basic understanding from websites and online videos, but I’m unable to work out some of ...
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Combining poker hand probabilities (Texas Hold'em)

This is the board : Board: [9d 8h 7c] My hand : [10d 7s] Opponents (unknown): [Xx Xx] Cards remaining in the deck is 45. As there is still a turn and river to come, the total combination of hands is ...
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Ace high flush being beaten by full house

In Texas holdem, with 8 players what are the odds of having an Ace high flush being beaten by a full house? I ask, because I've seen this a few times (in an online game) - and inevitably the person ...
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Tournament play Texas hold-em [duplicate]

If there are 4 players left in a tourney and the shortest stacks go out on the same hand who takes the third place prize?
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Who wins in this case? Or is it tied? [duplicate]

In Texas holdem, the flop had a queen and a pair of 2’s. I had an A and a 10. The other guy had an A and a J. The other 2 cards were irrelevant.Who wins or is it a tie? I read the other post but did ...
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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?

Playing against a novice opponent in a $1-$2 game in Las Vegas, I'm wearing headphones and flop bottom set. I bet the flop, bet the turn and then bet all in on the river. My opponent in the hand tanks....
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3 pairs v.s. 2 pairs? [duplicate]

i was playing world poker on xfinity internet apps and i think this was considered texas holdem. I had in my hand a 4 and a 7. The first 3 cards the dealer dealt on the table were a 4, Queen, and a 7. ...
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It`s split pot if [duplicate]

If is A 2 3 4 5 heart down. X have 6 7 heart and Y have 8 9 heart . It's split pot becouse is A down or Y win?
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Who wins or is it a split pot [duplicate]

The 5 cards on table: A,9,9,3,Q My cards : A,10 his cards: A,6 Who wins and can you explain
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Who wins the straight or do they split the pot [duplicate]

A K Q J 10 on table Player 1 has 8 9 Player two has A K Do they split pot or does someone win
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Straight vs Straight + Highcard [duplicate]

1s hand: J ♥️ 4♣️ 2nd Hand: J♣️ K♣️ Table: 1♥️ K♦️ K♥️ Q♠️ 10♠️ Who wins this hand???
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Who wins a flush draw when the high card is a community card? [duplicate]

Player 1: 7d 8d Player 2: 9d Jd Board: Qc Kd 4h 5d Ad Both players have a diamond flush, but I'm curious, does player 2 win with a higher diamond or do they split the pot since the flush high ...
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The rules to 2 pair poker hands? [duplicate]

I had a 7 and 2 in my hand My opponent had a 9 and a J The floor was 4 4 7 9 2 Who wins?
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Quads sevens 5 times in one night

I got quad sevens five times in 3 hours . The first three times were within the same round of ten hands. Without a technical explanation what are the odds of three times in ten hands and five times ...
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Couldnt figure it out from this youtube video

I was watching this video and couldnt figure out why the losing guy was hoping for he board to be paired. Could anyone enlighten me? I am confused https://youtu.be/q7xtKdX9LFo?t=22m28s
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Optimal probability ranges for specific key figures (e.g. VPIP)

In my bachelor thesis I am developing a computer player, trying to model the opponent's behaviour, while keeping track of the following features: Preflop: Voluntarily put money into the pot (VPIP) ...
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Why not deal four cards, two must be mucked, before the first bet?

I'm told in a six person game there's only a 1/6 chance of playing any player seeing a flop. Why not deal more cards, three or four?, choose two, before the first bet to increase the number of plays ...
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Five Card Flush on the table [duplicate]

Is it an automatic split between two players, if there is an ace high flush on the table and one player has no hearts in his hand ?
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How to modify strategy when playing large play money tournaments on PokerStars?

I have watched some real money tournament play and it seems to be very very different when playing in play money tournaments. You could bet 3 BB preflop and people would call with 27o. You may even ...
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Who wins the following hand [duplicate]

Which hand would win in Texas Hold-em? Community Cards 9,10,K,A,A. P#1 Hole Cards 10,K. P#2 Hole Cards J,K
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Why is 4, 3, 2, A, K not considered a straight in Texas Hold'em Poker?

I am studying probability at the moment, and find myself often having to deal with calculating the probability of poker hands, and thus have to be crystal clear on the definition of poker hands. A ...
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How would you play this?

NLH Tournament Final table, 7 players remaining out of about 25 Average stack is ~130,000 (16 BB); I have 70,000 (9 BB) Blinds are 4000/8000 with 1000 ante I'm BB, am dealt AA. Action folds all ...
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Is there a calculator that shows what my “potential” odds are?

I always make the newbie mistake of waiting for the flush or straight. I was wondering if there is a website or an app that, after I put in the two cards in my hand, and then the cards in the flop, it ...
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Facing a 4-bet with QQ

No Limit Tournament Around 20 people left in total (started with ~30), 8 at my table. Average stack size is ~30 BB; I have ~40 BB. I am UTG +1. UTG - who is loose and raises a lot of hands pre-flop ...
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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 ...