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Tournaments refer to poker games where players play until they run out of chips, with the last person having chips being the winner, the second to last taking second place, and so-on. There is no direct correlation between chip value and money - rather, players are paid based on their finish in the tournament.

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What to do when deck is exhausted during the first draw of a draw game?

According to page 25 of the WSOP 2023 Rulebook, if the deck is depleted during a draw only mucks and discards from previous draws can be reused, NOT the current discards. According to pages 26 and 27 ...
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Dealt 3 cards goes to showdown…

Tournament game of Texas hold’em. Hand is dealt, and goes to two players all the way to showdown. I show my cards A/4 and opponent shows 3 cards 8/6/3 clubs and makes no hand. They declare a ...
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How was my call 'stong'?

I was playing in a tournament, running well (2x average stack) and had a strong table image (knocked out a couple people). Last hand before the second break, 4 hours in. A middle position raises. I'...
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How to measure improvement in holdem tournaments

Short version: I recently got into a local pub poker league that holds weekly tournaments, and I'm looking to improve my play. Specifically, I want to measure my improvement. Is there a way to do this ...
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Vegas deepstacks tournament situation question drawing to a flush

In a deepstack tournament with 1,000 entrants and 350 remaining players, the hero finds themselves with 22 BB plus antes. The villain, who has a large stack of over 200x BB, has been consistently ...
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How to deal with poker community that play without bankroll management

I live in a country where poker is not legal. The online way I can play online and home games. However, in my playing community, they don't care about bankroll management and try to play bigger and ...
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In a tournament, how do you calculate if you are going to be in the money?

Is there a rule of thumb to decide when you should stop playing a tournament if you just want to be in the money and don't care about winning? It's clear that if there are 110 players left, 100 paid ...
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Two players heads up in poker: what are roughly the odds of winning based on stack sizes?

While one might say, just take the ratios of the stacks so that if one player has twice the chips he should, especially when blinds are very large eliminating much of the skill factor, win the match ...
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Is there any rule for the structure of blinds in poker tournaments?

I am programming an app to help dealers of home games manage the tournaments or cash games. I realize normally blinds double his value each time blinds are raised. Is that some kind of rule? Should I ...
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Should the add-on allways be the same amount of money than the rebuy?

In a tournament with rebuy and add-on, should the players pay the same amount of cash for the add-on than for the rebuy? Is there any rule about it?
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Should I be concerned about staking and taxes? What about written agreements to avoid issues?

I am thinking of playing in a MTT (probably the $1000 mini main event) and asking some friends to help stake me. I am curious, does anyone have experience with staking and the subsequent taxation and/...
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If you push chips in does it constitute commitment even if it’s not enough chip

I was all-in for $7000. The dealer said she is all in for 7. Everyone folded to the big blind (4000), who looked at his cards then pushed his chips in. I thought he was folding or calling. Since we ...
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Cash Game vs Tournament for Aspiring Pro/Semi Pro Players

Obviously, anyone who wants to play poker seriously has to make a big investment in training and experience in order to become a competitive player. Also, cash games and tournament play are two very ...
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How often should I balance tables at a home poker tournament?

I have a home poker tournament that has grown beyond a single table (currently at 2 tables). I'm looking to understand how often I should balance the tables. E.g. if there is a 2 person discrepancy ...
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Help me remember this EPIC hero call?

Please help me remember this famous hand. It was an epic hero call with like 6 or 10 high. They were outdoors, which is odd for poker tournaments, and it was the final hand. There was lots of wind ...
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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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Online Software Tournament Test Case

I am working on online poker software and there is 1 issue we faced when testing with tournaments. Let me explain the case There were 6 players in the hand p1 (SB) 2820 chips p2 (BB) 100 chips p3 ...
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Tournament Ante Deduction Player All In

I am writing an online poker game software in which I want to conduct tournaments. In tournaments sometimes players remain to "sit out" throughout the tournament. There is 1 case that's ...
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In Tournament Poker, how do you play 4 handed on a 7 table max game, with 2 tables left?

So I had this situation that I felt totally lost in to my normal game. This is just a home online game with ~25-35 people. Normally we play 9 hand max table. I got to the final 9 people, but because ...
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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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How to handle tiny blinds where everybody bets

In a private online tournament with friends we have 20k chip buy in but the blinds start about 20. So in much of the early game everyone pretty much just bets. How can I bully people off the pot and ...
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How to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place?

I try to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place in standard structures of bounty MTT. I observed ~10 tournaments, where I can see player who won tournament, he received ~20%-25% of bounty prize pool. ...
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Do tournaments with different sizes, but same proportions, require different strategies?

Does a tournament with 500 places in the money and 5,000 players require a different strategy than one with 50/500, or one 10/100? I see that in an extreme case in a tournament with 1/10, everyone is ...
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Chips for player not attending?

So we were having a set of 10 private tournaments where points and money were taking along to a grand final where chips at the final were given by the amount of points each player had won in the ...
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Ask size of opponents' stack size

Is there a rule as to ask for a chip count of a player? Meaning, if I am in a hand and can I ask a chip count of the players who are in hand or players next in action? I know they can just move the ...
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Player acts without seeing prior action

Tournament (either SNG/MTT) where most players are 15-20BB and shove/fold range. UTG+1 shoves 15BB Folds to SB. SB completes the blinds, not seeing the initial shove What would the ruling on the ...
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

I played a NLHE tournament with a Starting Stack Size of 25000 and Level 1 Blinds of 50/100. So that means we started with 250 big blinds each. There were ~1000 entrants, so 25 million chips in play....
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Estimate (online) tournament expected duration?

Given the entrants and the speed (e.g. 45 Players Turbo), is there any formula out there to estimate a tournament duration? Even better, any formula to estimate times for each finish position? As an ...
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Normal percentage of a player that staking them completely in an event buys you?

I think there have been cases where the player puts up half and the staker puts up the other half and they split the winnings 50/50 (or close to that) but what of 100% where the player puts up nothing ...
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What to do here?

Im in this situation sometimes and I'm always as insecure of what to do here. When this hand goes into a 3-bet, 4-bet and then they shove. Ofcourse it depends on table structure and what not but if ...
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Final table at tournament, two players avoiding eliminating each other -- what can the tournament director do?

In the early 1990s poker was very different. In particular, almost any behavior was tolerated: players threw cards at the dealer, said enough to bring a dealer to tears, "accidentally" burnt ...
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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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Average graph of high-ranking players' chips vs. hands played in major tournaments

(I haven't been able to find information elsewhere, so I'm asking here.) What is the typical graph of chips vs. proportion of tournament lifetime for players who did very well in a tournament (...
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Can showing cards in a tournament constitute a call to an all-in?

I faced the following situation today in a Texas Holdem No Limit tournament and would be interested in hearing views on what is correct. Preflop Player A shoves all-in. Player B calls. Player C goes ...
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Disclosure of info

If player a inadvertently sees player B's hand as they look at their cards is either player obligated by rule to disclose this info to other players at the table?
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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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How do international poker players take tournament prize money home?

I've been watching a few tournaments and I was wondering: how do international poker players take tournament prize money home? For example, winner of 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2019: Hossein ...
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Can someone please explain to me this hand below: [duplicate]

I here again with another Poker question. The percentage of both player is showing 0% and the commentator is addressing that both player have equally the same hand value with whats shown on the bard ...
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How to stay alert during long tournaments

I was qualified for a $500.000 online tournament which starts in a few days. The tournament starts at 19:00 and blinds go up every 20 minutes so it's a slow tournament. This means that if I'm running ...
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When to make -EV plays that put opponents in tough spots

Scenario: 9-hand SNG midway, with most players quite regular (no fishes, no professionals). I raise 66 UTG+2 and get called by HJ. i CBet flop and continue turn for 2/3 pot each street, HJ calls both....
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Playing fast and slow ... with apologies to Kahneman

Most of us are familiar with the strategic use of stalling tactics at points in tournament play; for example, adjusting your playing speed to ensure the blinds increase before they pass through the ...
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I started playing on a poker site in India. Is the following scenario possible :

Tournament Day 1 Player A cards : AK Player B cards : 33 Board outcome : Player A gets one pair K ( on flop ) and player B gets 333 trips ( on turn ) Tournament Day 2 Player C cards : AK Player D ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop ... what now?

Opening hand of $7 Spin & Go on PokerStars. Both opponents unfamiliar. For those unfamiliar with the format, you play a winner take all tournament, starting at 10/20 blinds with 500 chip ...
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What to do if you are dealt AA at the begining of a tournament

Imagine you are in a tournament no rebuys allowed, you are on the big blind with AA and someone on early position pushes all in, should you take a chance on variance against a probably (AA, AK, KK, QQ)...
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Can someone help me out with the table balancing done in MTT's?

Gone through the Pokerstars table balancing article: https://www.pokerstars.com/help/articles/trn-table-balancing/10626/ I am considering two major factors while developing my own online poker table ...
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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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Tying in a win the button tournament

'Win the button' tournaments are like normal tournaments. Only difference is if you win the current hand, you will get the button next hand. What happens when a tie occurs? Then there will not be ...
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Hand analysis could you lay this down

Late in a tournament. Blinds at 25/50. Hero and villain are top two stacks and hero has villain covered. Like 6 or 8 handed. Preflop Hero UTG with Q♥J♥ raises to 70 I know that is ...
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Where is Jeff Changeley [closed]

Does anyone know if Jeff Changeley is still alive? I have not seen or heard anything about him since the espn special in the Monaco Classic where he took down J.J. Lynch in the final table in January....
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How to alter play so a tournement ends sooner?

My weekly game is a 16 player low stakes live tournement; where top 8 places get league points and top 3 pay out cash. The game typically runs from 8pm till midnight. However this week due to family ...
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