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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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Can the big blind be considered late position pre-flop?

I’m reading through the opening hands chart in this poker strategy article: https://www.888poker.com/how-to-play-poker/strategy/texas-holdem/ All the literature I see says that the blinds are in ...
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Tilting when chip is growing? [closed]

so this is happening quite frequently that I've set a hard rule. get up after 100 hands. but after 100 hands, im up 12x buy in. giddy and excited i keep bullying and folding. I have no problem ...
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How to deal with players who aggressively pre-flop all-in in low stakes hold-em?

I'm trying to improve my poker ability (only very recently started) so I am playing on online tables with no real money stakes. At least half of the players I come across just all-in pre-flop on every ...
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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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Review of hand played with QQ

Second hand of a tournament. Stacks all at 8000 chips. 10 players at table. Blinds 25/50. No ante. Pre Hero BB: 50 with QQ. MP: Raise to 150. Button: Raise to 450. Hero BB: Call. MP: Call. Flop (...
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Paradox after an evening of hold-em with 5 to 7 players

After almost a hundred hands, I would have expected that each player's chip stack at the end of the night would be just as likely to be odd as even. Instead, almost always, zero or two players have ...
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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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Please advise if there was a better way to play pocket T

I have laid out the how I played the hand below, can you advise if there is a better way I could had played it? Thanks. $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Preflop: Hero is UTG with T♦T♠ Hero ...
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Why call with the top X% of your range when being laid X% pot odds (by an opponent playing GTO)?

The following hand data is taken from Mastering Small Stakes No Limit Holdem by Jonathan Little. Both hero and villain have known starting hand ranges that narrow as they get to the river. Below, I ...
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Why can't one add the (outs/possible) fractions of hitting flush on turn or river for the overall chance given 4 suited on flop?

"This means that the total odds for completing a flush - which should matter for example if you're going all in after the flop - are (19.14%) + (19.5%*(1-19.14%)) = 34.96% (the odds of completing on ...
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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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Best poker coaching program [closed]

What do you think is the best poker coaching program out there? I am looking for a structured program and for this reason will not use pokerstrategy 2+2 or other sites that offer separate lessons. So ...
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Calling Pot Odds vs. Your Opponent's Bluffing Odds

From Mastering Small Stakes Holdem: What is going on in the first paragraph? Does it mean that if an opponent is laying your 2:1 pot odds, and if he is playing GTO, he will have ensured that 33% ...
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How do straddle and antes effect the absolute stake?

I had trouble phrasing the question correctly so forgive me for that. I will try to explain it the best way I can. Imagine a game where there is small blind (2 chips) big blind (4 chips), straddle (8 ...
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Bounty Builder tournament

Is it profitable to call two players with a smaller stack with any 2 cards in hand if the total gain per knocking out is more than a buy-in? For example: Buy-in = $33 Total received Knockouts = $...
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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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How to deal with card dead in MTT?

I went to play a low buy in, turbo (15 min per level), big blind ante MTT like a week ago. And I feel frustrated on the game. on the first 6 level, I did not open any hand, and I have no idea what ...
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Ace value in a low straight [duplicate]

I play Hold'em with some guys from work and we had an interesting ruling I have a question about. The community cards are A,2,3,4,5 not suited. There are two players. Player one is holding A,8 and ...
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All in player exposes cards in multiway pot when action is not over

A, B, and C are in the hand. B and C both cover A. A goes all in, and is called by both B and C. A mistakenly believes only one opponent called, and showed his cards believing it was a showdown. There ...
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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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Was this a good all-in with trip 8s on the turn?

Game is 1/2 NL at the Venetian. Hero has approx 225. Villain has 700-800; not particularly stellar player IMO but made money on splash pots. Villain is super tight post-flop and hero repeatedly ...
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Texas Holdem Poker No Limit betting rules, How does Bet, Raise and by what value it is increased?

I am creating Texas Holdem No Limit game and been able to create multi-player game play. I am however struggling to understand the bet limits/rules. I have tried playing the game on GOP3 but it ...
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What is minimum raise when starting a new round of betting in NLHE?

Generally speaking what is the minimum raise amount after a new card is dealt in No-Limit Texas Hold 'em? Examples: Pre-Flop. Small Blind $1, Big Blind $2. Everybody calls. Post-flop. Is the ...
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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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Whats your move on this hand?(KK) High Level Table

£10/20NL DeepStack Player Reads Seat 1 fish around 8K stack LAG Seat 2 high lvl player 20K stack TAG Seat 3 ( Hero ) 16K stack LAG Seat 4 Small Roller champion 10K stack TIGHT Seat 5 Big Tournament ...
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I was light on a hand, namely six dollars short.

I was light on a hand, namely six dollars short. I took six chips out of the pot (agreed to by the players) and lost the hand. I gave the winner six dollars cash (representing my short in the hand) ...
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Who win this hand and why? Thanks! [duplicate]

Please see screenshot below, thank you!
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Rules following a raise, then a shove for slightly more?

No Limit Texas Holdem Blinds are 200/400. Player A (under the gun) calls 400. Player B raises to 1,200 Player C shoves for 2,050 Player D calls 2,050 Can player A now raise? If so, why?
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Complete all-in rules of fixed-limit hold-em

I have been having a hard time finding the full rules of fixed-limit poker pertaining to all-ins. For example, Scenario #1: Fixed bet size of $20, capped at 4 bets. Player 1 bets all-in for $5. ...
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What is a double belly buster?

I heard this term while playing poker live, it skipped my mind back then but now i'm wondering what it means.
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Profitable players crazy all ins

Question: What is the correlation between lifetime profitability and luck? Can luck last for many thousands of hands? Have you noticed profitable players going all in with weak hands and winning? My ...
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Is speech final in Poker?

We were playing poker with a few friends. Once we were heads up, I went all-in. The other player said he's all-in. But didn't move any chips forward. Right after that, he said: "Nevermind. I fold." ...
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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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Probability of tie [duplicate]

what is the probability of tie and how to calculate it? How to determjne winning percentage
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Top 5 Cards Question (Straight) [duplicate]

It was down to a friend and I in poker, the 5 cards drawn was Q K J 10 9 my buddy had an Ace and a 7, I had a King and an 8. Would this pot have been a split or would my buddy or I won it all. (Suit ...
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Unusual Tournament spot

Ok this was when I first started playing so please go easy on me, live tournament 80 players down to 13, paid at 7th 8 handed blinds are 1500/3000 Hero (120,000 ) average stack V1 (250,000) V2/V3 (20,...
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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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How many people need to call to make a bet on a flush draw worthwhile? [duplicate]

In Texas Hold'Em, after the flop, let's say you are holding two spades, and the flop comes out with two spades. Now you have a flush draw. How many people need to call your bet in order for there to ...
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Poker pre-flop probability training tool

Is there a freeware, better FLOSS, online or preferably offline trainer for preflop probabilities. I imagine different play modes with entering percentages under measurement of time resulting in ...
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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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Folding hands in hold 'em poker [duplicate]

Please settle this: Player A calls Player B’s hand. Player B shows the winning hand. Player A just folds his hand without showing it. Does Player B have a right to see Player A’s cards?
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A detailed definition of a Donk Bet

I'm trying to understand what a donk bet is in detail. Searching the web has come up with various ambiguous and inadequate explanations. What I have understood so far: A player calling a bet in a ...
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Texas hold'em - Counting outs - Why not consider a possible pair?

I'm reading Poker Math that matters by Owen Gaines and I'm struggling to calculate outs in certain situations. For instance, I could not understand fully this example in the book: Hero: Jh7s Villain: ...
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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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What are the rules of a misdeal in casinos?

I've been playing poker (all kind of it) for many years. Something that happens a lot in home games, is a misdeal. Like when the dealer who happens to be a player, somehow accidentally shows a card ...
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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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