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Does showdown winner HAVE to show hand? [duplicate]

Player 1 makes final raise after River. Player 2 calls. Player 1 was bluffing and mucks. Player 2 then mucks his hand. Player 1 asks to see winning hand of Player 2, as he’s under the impression a ...
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Variant on Poker with 3 card deck

Imagine a 3 card deck consisting of J, Q, K. The two players are each dealt one card at random. Small blind is $1 and big blind is $2. What is the optimal strategy for small blind position and big ...
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Too Many Burn Cards

This happened last night at a home game. There were 4 players in the hand. Burn card, flop as normal. Betting action which included one player folding. During the action the dealer apparently had ...
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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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What is the minimum amount for a re-raise?

Consider the following situation (playing pokerTH on Ubuntu) : In the TURN round only two players are left. Me and Player One. I bet $20 Player One bets $120 I get the next chance to either Call ($...
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Seeking solutions to some scenarios to understand raise and re-raise?

I played four person pokerTH game many times on computer but failed to understand following scenarios.I hope understanding these will help me become a better player. Kindly clear my confusions if ...
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What is meant by 'raise blinds every 8 hands' in the game of poker?

I am new to poker. I am playing pokerTH on my ubuntu machine. I am able to play the game however there are blind settings as shown in the attached screenshot. In the blind settings there are ...
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Cash Out and Resume Game in Pokerstars when All-In

What do they mean Cash Out and Resume Game mechanics in Pokerstars when I and an other players go to All-In? Explain, please how it works for four players when the All-In was made at different stages ...
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There is straight on the board [duplicate]

On the board there is 8 9 10 J Q Player 1 has AQ Player 2 has J9 Player 3 has J9 Who wins?
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How to bet with straight draw on the flop, and then straight on the turn?

I have 2 questions about bet sizing in no-limit holdem. Your Hero is in an online microstakes tournament. First level is 10/20 with 3 antes. This is only the 2nd round so Hero doesn't know anything ...
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How to calculate Poker hand percentages?

https://www.888poker.com/poker/poker-odds-calculator Like on the link above, all I get when I google this is how to calculate pot odds. I am not looking for that. If you go to the link above and add ...
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Correct messaging when all players fold

Given this scenario... Current pot 1000 Player A bets 10 Player B calls Player C raises to 100 (10 to call + 90 to raise) Player A folds Player B folds What messaging should player C get? Should it ...
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Flush on the board question [duplicate]

A 10 8 5 6 of heart is on the table Player one : k heart, 8 ace Player two : 9 heart, 3 ace Who will win ?
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Full House order ranking Eights full of Nines vs Nines Full of Fives [duplicate]

See the first line in the picture. I got 3 Nines and 2 Fives and my opponent got 3 eights and 2 Nines. I thought the triplet was ranked first and thought I would have won the hand. Why did I lose?
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Which among A, K, Q, J, 10 and A, 2, 3, 4, 5 of different suite is higher in Texas hold'em poker [duplicate]

A2345 (different suits) is a straight and I have doubt whether AKQJ10 (different suit) can also be called as a straight or not. If both are straights then which one is higher?
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How do I use combination math to calculate at least two spades in the first 3 cards in a stud game

I'm generally good with math, but probability calculation just seems to fight me. I'm trying to develop a formula to determine the odds of hitting at least 2 spades, given that the player is dealt ...
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Why is limping bad at the microstakes?

Basically everyone seems to advice against limping in, and I do get the logic behind it (or at least I think). But currently my goal is to make a little bit of money at the microstakes and there it ...
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No Poker in Las Vegas for awhile?

I am hearing some scuttlebutt that poker is not reopening in Las Vegas for some time. A friend whom was dealing at a Station Casino says they may not reopen their Poker Rooms for some months yet. I ...
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Calculating outs on a 9 player table

Suppose you want to calculate the equity for a hand 4 and 8 (the color does not matter). The cards on the flop are A,2,3. To calculate the probability to have a straight you first consider the outs ...
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Pre-flop decision making factors

I am looking for easy to spot key factors for a pre-flop decision making - right before one either folds, calls or raises. The settings is 9 players table, No-Limit Hold'em Cash Game. The factors I ...
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After show down in cash game player left with less than SB/BB allowed to continue in next hand?

In some situations after a player loses a show down he might be left with some cash that is less than SB or BB. Now what is the generally accepted procedure for next hand? Exclude this player if he ...
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Is GGPoker random and reputable?

Does anyone have any evidence as to the randomness on the site GG Poker? Also, is it a reputable site? I've read some horror stories online, albeit a year or two ago, and I'm wondering if anyone in ...
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I wanted to know, if I can beat the dealers hand in poker?

Dealers hand: Qs Qc 3d 6c 9s 1st hand: 4s 5c 6s Kd Ah 5th hand: 5d 6d Jh Kh Ac 2nd hand: 2c 9c Tc Kc Ad 6th hand: 2d 4c 8d 9h Qd 3rd hand: 4h 5h 7h 9d Jd 7th hand: 3s 6h Ts Qh Ks 4th hand: ...
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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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In.a rotating dealer game, are there rules prohibiting the dealer from touching the deck when it isn't necessary?

I have a group of friends who play Texas Hold'em, and one of the guys who plays has a habit of picking up the deck at really odd times when he's dealing. This is playing with a rotating dealer, so at ...
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Are the equity results from PokerStove calculated analytically or from simulation?

Are the equity results from PokerStove calculated analytically or from simulation? In other words, are the results exact or very close approximates?
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What's the probability of each poker combination winning the showdown?

I play a poker-like game on a casino site, which offers dynamically changing coefficients for each hand on the table. Each round (blind, preflop, flop, turn) gamblers can bet that one of each hands ...
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Who is the big, little, and button in the next hand? [duplicate]

After starting with five players, the button and little get knocked out. In the next round, which of the remaining players (1, 2, and 3) are the button, the little, and the big, respectively?
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profit when 4 betting against a opponent who won't flat call

This problem is from the book "application of NL hold'em". From the book: Let’s now analyze the profitably of 4-betting with the intention of calling a 5-bet. To accomplish this, assume we win 12.5 ...
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Are button straddles profitable?

In my local home game scene, we play 1/3 NLHE with a 10 dollar rock, with any position straddles. For some reason, most of the good regs religiously straddle their button, as if it is a +EV play. ...
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Estimating how long online MTTs will take

Are there any good heuristics for estimating how long online MTTs will take? Suppose we know the initial number of players, starting stack, and blind increase rate, can we reliably say "this will ...
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Poker starting pairs ranked by probability?

Where can I find the 1326 Texas Hold'em combinations of starting hands ranked by a probability of winning against a random pair? Some reliable overview by the probability would also cut it!
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What is the probability of 2 players each holding two cards of the same suit in a 9-handed Texas Hold 'em game?

What's the probability of two players each holding two cards of the same suit in a 9-handed Texas Hold 'em?
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4 handed poker will come to Las Vegas Casinos with the reopening is this good enough?

Saw on a local youtube video from "IamnotleavingLasvegas" a commentary on the Nevada Gaming Rules for casinos to reopen. All areas have to operate at 50% of fire code capacity including poker, and ...
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Is All In Pre Flop the new Poker?

I have been playing poker everyday these last weeks. And I have noticed that a lot of people are playing all in pre flop. Am I missing something here? Is this soms new way of playing now? Or is this ...
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Dealer and Small Blind go bust - how does Dealer button move in this case?

Scenario 1 Let's take a simple Texas Holdem no-limits cash game example: Players: A (bust) | B (bust) | C | D | E | F | G Buttons: D | SB | BB | | | | Now let's say Player A ...
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How are Texas Holdem pre-flop hand rankings mathematically determined?

How are hand rankings like the one below determined? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_hold_%27em_starting_hands I'm specifically looking for the math behind the ranking. As a specific example, 22 ...
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Tricky Full house question [duplicate]

I have 7 pockets, my opponent has 5 & J Table opened with 7, 5,5, J, 8 In poker. We both have full house. Who won ?
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Middle-straight starting with an ace?

I was watching a tournament and was surprised by the outcome of this hand He wins the hand with a 9 high straight? So A-6-7-8-9? I thought ace could only be used in A2345 or TJQKA. Am I missing ...
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Tying the pot and EV of a poker hand

Just recently heard of the concept of Expected Value of a hand. This guy explained it well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiPmaif9szQ But there is still one case he hasn't looked at. It is a split ...
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How to keep recreational players in poker?

Poker is experiencing a boom at the moment. Many players are searching for this topic, visiting related sites and poker rules while they have to sit at home. Here is a screenshot of google trends for ...
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Burning cards in poker

Why does the dealer burn cards while playing poker? I was told that it is done to prevent cheating but I still don't get it. I apologize if my question seems silly; I am a novice at poker.
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What strategy to use when every round someone goes all in pre-flop

I was in the last 12 of a 45 player online tournament with a $1.50 buy in, NL Texas holdem. I was switched to a new table and every single round someone would go all in pre-flop, this continued for ...
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NL500 - Gutshot straight draw improves equity on turn

Players are all solid regulars in this game. The game is typically aggressive, but not wild. SB $250 HERO $593 J♥ T♣ UTG $883.63 Cut-Off $279.25 Dealer $352.98 Small blind ...
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is PokerStars play money algorithm slightly rigged to make players buy more play money?

I have been playing PokerStars Play Money for a while now and I get the feeling that there are some patterns happening during games that make me lose trust on the level of randomness of the algorithm. ...
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Is it legal to play free, private PokerStars tournaments in the USA?

If I use PokerStars software in the US (not in NJ or Penn) only to play a private, free game (no money), is that legal?
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Test to prove deals are not random

I played on a mobile app game engine that I suspect deals non-random hands. I am looking for a method to prove it. it needs to use a small number of samples since that game engine does not offer ...
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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?

I know of hands where the pot gets split among 2 or 3 players, but could it ever occur that the same happens for 4, 5, 6 players and so on up to 9, at least from a theoretical point of view? If so, ...
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Poker ICM maths

Making my own ICMizer for giggles but am having trouble finding how to find the following: Example: Buy-in: $10 Number of players: 10 Payouts: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20 Initial stack: 1,000 ...
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are pokerstars.net hand histories saved?

I have been playing some home games recently on the pokerstars.net client that is available for US players. The client uses only play money and I am having trouble finding where (if at all) the hand ...

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