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Risky home game hand, right or wrong move?

Before you bluff an amateur be sure they are willing to make a big lay down. Sounds like you put 435 at risk to win 130. You put him on a 2 pair or a big pair. If you really had QQ, TT, or QT would ...
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Can "run it twice" be a +EV in a long run?

Running it multiple times does not move EV an inch. It only reduces the variance. I think the example from kiota is spot on (+1). On the river the number of down cards is 44. Even after you see 2 ...
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In a tournament if you walk away from the table when "all in" did you "abandon" your hand?

"A hand may be considered and mucked if player is not at his seat" - WSOP rules. This is hand abandonment. "At his seat" is defined as touching or in reach of one's seat. However, this rule only ...
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Need analysis of flop bluff shove

*Range charts made with https://premiumpokertools.com/equity-calculator Here's my analysis! Assuming your opponent is min-raising about 80ish percent of hands preflop, a reasonable calling range ...
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Confused about pot odds

Here is another way to look at it: Gained if you call and win: 30+50 = 80 Lost if you call and lose: 50 Your Equity = 0.36 EV = Equity(Gained when win) + (1-Equity)(Lost when lose) EV = 0.36(80) + (1-...
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Rules when blinds are all-in

In all games I've ever played, if a player is all in for less than one big blind, players must still call an amount equal to one big blind and the minimum raise is still to two big blinds as usual. ...
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Can "run it twice" be a +EV in a long run?

EV does not depend on how many times you run it, only variance does. I will try to illustrate it with a simple example: Assume heads-up play. You play all-in on the turn and you have x outs to win ...
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Can a player win an ante higher than his all-in bet?

This is an expert opinion and not expert answer. While were I am at we have been doing the blind ante in larger NLH games and NLH tournaments this question has not come up with me anyway. Yes the all ...
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Betting in all in situation

Short answer: no, player 1 can't raise here. Assuming here that player 1 opens the betting in your example, player 2's all-in is less than an official raise, so it does not re-open the betting for a ...
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Burning cards after all-in

Yes. You must burn a card every street, I.E. before the flop, before the turn and before the river.
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Dead raise in tournament

Your right that ruling was wrong. A raise is at minimum is double the bet, when someone goes all in for something less then a "full raise" it is not technically a raise. There is not really a good ...
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Putting Crazy Players on a hand

Ok ok, this is literally a secret I learned form a whole year of surviving on poker before I got a job. This makes the difference between breaking even and winning and it's such a delicate change too.....
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All in or fold strategy

This all-in or fold play is most likely due to the fact that blind levels were moving fairly quickly for a live tournament. 20 minutes is only enough time to play around 10-15 hands, depending on ...
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All in betting when you are last in chips

Your friend is wrong, betting continues as normal for players still in the hand. No one else needs to go all-in, they can if they wish. Any extra chips that the all-in player cannot cover will be ...
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Rules Clarification Needed Please

You are right and she is wrong. In Texas Hold'em, you can never win more from any one player in a hand than your starting stack for the hand.
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All-in re-steal on bubble

Agree push fold. Behind a limp that is a relatively small raise. You are getting 2 : 1 to call. That could very well be a value raise in position with a good or very good hand and happy if it ...
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Betting after all-in/showdown

As long as other active players are in the hand, the cards should be kept face down, so as not to influence the decisions of the other players.
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Raising all-in against calling stations on draws?

If you've also read one of Sklansky's older books (Theory of Poker), you'll be familiar with the Fundamental Theorem of Poker: Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have ...
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Micros online hand review. AKs from the SB

That's a tough decision, but I would probably fold. First off, Flatting the turn should set off bells. A flush card falls that pairs the board, and rather than raise and possibly have you fold a ...
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side pot scenario

You have 3 pots $40 - player1, player2, player3, player4 $120 - player2, player3, player4 $100 - player3, player4 Hand order 1 - Player1 Player2 tie 9933A 2 - Player3 Player4 tie 3322A Player1 and ...
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Poker side pots and dead money

Player three wins the money from the other players that match player three's money. In this case player three is going to get the main pot, which is seventy five. That is twenty five from player one, ...
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Is speech final in Poker?

In poker, a "verbal declaration" is when you verbally declare what your move is going to be. Verbal declarations are binding. He's all in and you should proceed. He was doing it to get a reaction ...
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Player fold in split pot, is he part of main pot?

No, once C folds, he is out of the hand, and has no claim to any main or side pots.
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In heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker, how often can you expect to win against an opponent who goes all-in on all hands?

To expand on @Andrew Chin's answer, I think a good way to think about this situation is to consider multiple hands played using statistics (and a 65% chance of winning any given hand because you are ...
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Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won

There are three different pots in this situation: One contains 400 chips and involves all four players. This is split between players 1 and 2. It's 400 chips because Player 1 bet 100 and four players ...
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Positive EV play verse LAG in $1/$3 live game

I'm going to start my answer with a question to you, by shoving $800 to win $200, what calls you that you're beating? I personally think the answer to this is nothing calls you that you're beating, ...
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About to be knocked out, all in

Yes, you wait. Nobody should never reveal their hand, or any part of it, until no more betting can take place, for exactly the reason you state - it could easily influence the other players' action if ...
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Looking for mathematical paradoxes in Poker

Not sure if this is really a paradox, but... In a heads-up game your opponent truthfully confides in you that he is playing a 100% range. So you think to yourself, "Great, from now on I will play a ...
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Should I call a 4-bet preflop shove with AKs?

If you go with your assumptions here that only AA, KK and QQ will 4 bet shove, you'll be a major dog half the time, and the other half the time you'll be a coinflip. In percentage terms, you'll win a ...
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Married to overpair?

Why are you only worried about quads? What beats you? 4 99 KK AA What hand might call that you beat? JJ - 33 (except 99) 2x 9x Hero should not have called pre flop with 2x Pre flop call ...
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