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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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To c-bet or not to c-bet against bigstack?

I'm considering a hand I played in play money. I had JQo vs 33 and I don't remember exactly what position I was in but it was relatively late position. It looked like this: I had 3k chips (play money)...
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ok this has happened twice… i need reassurance [duplicate]

Player 1: has 7,7 both cards black Player 2: has K diamond 3 spades Flop all diamonds Includes Ace. Player 1 swears it's split because the flop has ace high. I tried to explain the best 5 cards are ...
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How to divide an irregular split pot?

There's a 3 way all in pre-flop. The stacks are 50,000, 25,000 and 10,000. The big and small stacks both have AQ, middle stack has KK. Ace comes on the river (of course!) to knock out the middle stack....
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Odds of getting four-of-a-kind three hands in a row

What are the odds of this happening? Texas Hold 'em. 7 Players. Someone got 4 of a kind (8's) on a hand. Pocket 8's and 2 on the board. On the next hand, someone else got 4 of a kind, and it was ...
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Can i fold my trips here?

Click here to see the hand in Stars Boom Hand Player. In the early stages (Level 3, 25/50/A6) of a turbo full-ring tournament, I have 1,082 in my stack and get dealt J♥T♥ in the CO. ...
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NLH - where there are x players at a table, should I play the top 1/x starting hands?

According to the fundamental theorem of poker, we should play any time we think we have the best hand. By my logic then, if there are 4 players at a table, I should play the top 1/4 starting hands, if ...
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Should I always call a min raise on the river?

When someones been checking/calling all the way to the river and then min raises on it, is it worth always calling to see their hand even if I know I definitely have the worst hand possible? (...
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Texas Hold'em, what's the winning hand? [duplicate]

Hero: A⋄4⋄ Villain: K♣3⋄ Board: 3♥4♠K♠6♠6♣ Who wins the showdown?
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Why doesn't the United States make online poker legal and tax it?

The United States could easily generate billions in taxes and create thousands of jobs in the industry as an alternative to live casino table games. Why is online poker not legal in the United ...
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how to succesfully represent a good hand

in a recent cash game i tried to represent a higher hand in order to get my opponent to fold. the game played out like this: http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/21219508_CE475D85C2 after a ...
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Micros online hand review. AKs from the SB

6 max Cash - Micros - Ignition Hero on SB w/ ~150 BBs UTG+1 calls w/ ~115 BBs Button w/ ~115 BBs raises to 4xBB Hero calls with A⋄K⋄ BB folds UTG+1 calls Flop comes 3⋄J&...
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Pocket Aces, preflop call or re-raise. 4max

I'm currently watching the 1998 movie Rounders. This scene occurs at the very beginning of the movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) sits under the gun at a 4-max table with As-9s. He raises 3x. UTG+1 ...
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If the flop is 779. one player has 99 and another has 79. who wins so far [duplicate]

If the flop is 779. one player has 99 another player has 79. who wins so far
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why is this a tie? [duplicate]

i was watching a poker match .... and the players hand were .. 10 and 9 of hearts .... and the other is king of hearts and a 10 of clubs ..... the flop and turn were 8 - 7 - 9 - 10 of spades .... then ...
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Burning cards in Hold 'em

I forgot to burn any cards playing Texas Hold 'em. This was pointed out by someone else after the hand was finished. I thought it should have been a miss deal, but the guy who won the hand insisted I ...
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Table of flat callers

OK I have been playing poker for 15+ years now and of course the game has changed over the years. I play in a few leagues and in a particular league I play with a bunch of flat callers they don't ...
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I don't understand a hand [duplicate]

I've got A♠J♠ The other player has 6♥2♠ Board is: Q♣J♣8♣8⋄7♥ He wins 7k and I won 1k. Why?
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Tournament cards mucking

I was playing at a tournament and the following happened: I was playing against another player till the "turn" at which when the opponent saw it he went "all in" which I called. Once I have called him,...
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Lost hole card at showdown?

Texas Hold'em tournament home game. I get dealt A-s and Q-d mid position. Saw the flop, called a bet. Saw the turn, called a bet. On the river comes the fourth diamond to the board. Me and one ...
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Final table: All-in with AQ suited against a small stack?

My question on this hand is whether I made the right play, even though I lost? The hand took place on the first deal of the final table of a long underground, self-dealt tournament. Despite a ...
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The Law of Large Numbers. How Large?

My questions is very simple. How many hands are required before the usual statistics are realized in reality? For example, I know that a flush draw pays off roughly 1 in 3 times. So if I get pot odds ...
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Premature turn of a card

In a 2-4 limit game, the person in seat one upon seeing the flop was faced with a raise and four dollars to call. He mistakenly only put in two dollars. Seats four and five called the four dollars and ...
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Can you use an ACE in a straight as a high card [duplicate]

Ex: 7,8,9,10,A Or can it only be used as like A,2,3,4,5
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Three players, three pocket pairs?

The 2016 WSOP 10K 6-max came down to three players and on the final hand, all three players had a pocket pair. What are the odds of this happening?
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Odds that someone makes or holds a pair on the flop, based on the # of players

QUESTION: In Hold ’Em, what are the combined odds after the flop that at least one player at the table either has a pair in the hole or has flopped at least a pair, depending on the number of players? ...
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Check/raise question

Please help put my mind at rest. I've just watched an episode of Emmerdale, in which some of the characters are having a friendly game of Texas Hold-em. The flop in down, there are only two players ...
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What are the odds?

Several years ago, I played at a $3-$6 limit table (Texas No-Fold 'em) and on one hand, five players stayed in after the blind was raised and capped. The flop came A-3-7. More bets, no folds. The turn ...
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4 of a kind on board ( texas holdem poker ) [duplicate]

If a board has four of a kind, let's say 9 9 9 9 J, how is the winner decided? Will kicker take part here?
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How to recognize a straight draw?

I'm a poker neophyte (texas hold'em), and I have a horrific blind spot for seeing straight draws on the table. I'm constantly taken by surprise by a straight I didn't even recognize was in the offing....
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Got beaten three times by the same 4 of a kind, then won with a straight flush. In the span of 141 hands. What are the odds?

I hope anyone can help me, the math goes way over my head. I just had the most unlikely game. At a 9 person hold'em table, I first got beaten by three separate people, all with 5555. Then I won a hand ...
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Do you have show your cards at end of Texas hold'em hand if asked by person who won?

So after the river card is turned and bets are made with a call from player 2 to player 1. Player 1 shows the cards and presents the winning hand. Player 2, who called the pot then says you win and ...
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Who wins the pot? [duplicate]

In a four handed game the board shows flush with A,K,J,T, 2 clubs; all players remain in through the river. No player had the Q, UTG - had 3 clubs; MP - had 5 clubs; remaining players don't have a ...
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Hold'em: Why does K♠️7♠️ beat A♠️2♠️ more frequently than K♠️8♠️ does?

According to this site: K♠️7♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 39.10% of the time (and ties 0.62%). K♠️8♠️ beats A♠️2♠️ 38.71% of the time (and ties 0.61%). Why is this? I expected the two probabilities to be the ...
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public domain poker images

I'm making a poker hand replayer. Does anyone know where I can get public domain images to use? I already have cards but I need chips and the table, or ideally an open source html5 hand replayer that ...
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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

I am the player with the hand Q♠T⋄. After the turn, I was thinking that anyone with a 4 would win the full pot. I am surprised that I won 286 of the pot. Can someone please explain how ...
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How often should I be seeing four of a kind statistically?

Some context about why I'm asking: I seem to be seeing another player, or myself, having 4 of a kind once every 100 - 150 hands. This has happened in the region of 20+ times over the course of 2 ...
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All in question

My table had a question about all in. Player A has a remaining bank roll of $100 and Player B has $50 remaining. It is player A's bet, and he says "all in" and pushes his chips into the middle. It ...
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Who had the best time cards? [duplicate]

Ok. Me and my friends were playing poker when we were stuck on a hand. On the board was a KKQ3J player 1 had a 3,4 meanwhile player 2 had a A,5 and although player 1 did have a pair of 3's we were ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

If the primary purpose of blinds is to build pot equity for the pre-flop betting round, why are there two blinds (Small Blind and Big Blind) instead of just a one? Would not a single blind accomplish ...
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3 card texas-hold-em hand [duplicate]

texas-hold-em 9 players, at the river we are headsup #1 has three cards QD,JD.9H #2 has AS,10C board JH,8S,2D,4H, and 3C, #2 is the winner yes?
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Fold in preflop but could win with a flush. How to deal in this situation?

In a poker game (Texas Hold'em) I've come in a situation that a player go all in before the flop. I've got 4♠ and 2♦ and I've fold to save my money. I've read How to deal with people who ...
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Feature In A Poker Game

I am going to build a stand alone (not web) poker game / training tool where you play against 5 bots for a 6 player SNG format. Will put in one fish, one rock, and 3 GTO based bots that have slightly ...
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Rules when dealer flips river early

Texas Hold-em, betting after the turn had commenced, then the dealer accidentally flipped the river card before the final player acted. What is the proper procedure to remedy the situation (by rule, ...
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When taking pot odds into account after the flop, use chance of hitting with next two cards, or just the next card

After the flop, for pot odd does the rule of 2 or the rule of 4 apply, or said differently, do you take into account that there are still two card to come, or do you just look at the next card? To ...
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Two straights and a pair who wins? [duplicate]

We are new to playing poker. We played Texas holdem a few nights ago. Tow played got a straight. Player 1 J-7. Player 2 10-6. Normally we would have given it to player 1 for having a higher straight, ...
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When does a kicker count? [duplicate]

I like to play some friendly poker online sometimes and i often see the situation where a pair is on the table and people try to win with only a kicker. I know a kicker is valid when applied to only 1 ...
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Mathematically speaking, is open-limping that bad?

I do not limp, well in some rare situations I do but that's not the question. I would like to know why limping is bad mathematicaly speaking. There are many responses to the "limping is bad" question ...
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Who wins at this hand below [duplicate]

If after the river the board shows 7 7 A 10 Q. Player 1 has Q and 10 in his hand. Player 2 Has A and 5 in his hand. Who wins?
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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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Texas hold em raising

I'm quite new to the game and was wondering about raises. I have been told that someone cannot raise their own bet in a betting round, but can the initial better raise his own bet if there are only ...