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What hand is this?

A poker hand is 5 cards, so the dealer is showing that the winning hand is JJKQ7. If, instead, the winning hand had been AhKh for a flush, the dealer instead would have raised the Qh 4h and 7h.
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What is the official procedure for starting a hand in texas holdem heads up?

The key is the button represents the dealer, the dealer doesn't deal himself/herself first. So, the first card goes to the big blind player in heads-up. According to heads up poker rules, the ...
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Turn and river dealt twice, what is going on?

In a cash game, players can, if they agree to it, have multiple run outs of the board when one or more players are all-in. Basically think of it as two separate hands with the same flop. The idea ...
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Card flip on deal. Misdeal or next card?

This doesn't apply universally, but anywhere that uses the TDA rules would use this: 34: Misdeals A: Misdeals include but are not necessarily limited to: 1) 2 or more boxed cards on the initial ...
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Card flip on deal. Misdeal or next card?

In this case absolutely it's a misdeal from every place I've ever worked. But once every player has gotten a card the situations for a misdeal change. I have worked in some places that will call it 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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In Seven Card Stud, the dealer missed dealing the last cards and shuffles the deck

There is only really one thing that can happen. Reshuffle, burn and give everyone their 7th card. The only other option, and this is only because it's a home game, would be to have the players who ...
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What happens if the card wasn't burned?

It sounds like you should just stop burning cards in home games since they cause grief without meaningfully affecting the game otherwise.
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How are cards dealt when you get Fantasy Land in OFC?

You deal the cards normally until each player has 5, then the player in FL gets his other 8 cards. If you are playing Pineapple you give the FL player an extra card, which will be his/her's discard ...
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Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

When a player in the blinds leaves the game. And a quote that caught my attention: When there are only two players The normal rules for positioning the blinds do not apply when there are ...
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What happens if the card wasn't burned?

If the card is known, you fix it if no action has taken place. If action has taken place, you continue the round using the card. You might also consider just letting it lay and play always, because ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In the video, the dealer does in fact, deal 5 cards. It has no effect on the game's outcome, but a pro dealer will pitch all the cards in a showdown. The main reason is to not confuse the eye in the ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

I'd say the entire board is dealt in all cases, but I don't see why that earlier stop may cause any problem. There are no standardized inernational rules for poker, so I guess the house gets to ...
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If another player thinks he saw a dealt card, when must it be replaced?

This is the general gaming rule typical at a casino: If a single card is exposed by the dealer in dealing the hole cards, the dealer must— (a) complete the initial deal; and (b) exchange the exposed ...
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In principle, yes. The dealer should deal all five cards and that's what will happen in a serious event. But anyway, what's the difference? Who cares?
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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?

In fact the dealer does have to deal all 5 cards. Consider this: Player A: 10dJd Player B: AcAs Flop: QdKd2s Turn: Ad (Royal Flush Made) River: Ad So, there are 2 Ace of diamonds in the deck and ...
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playing with wrong two cards

If this were to happen in a casino it would be declared a misdeal and they would try to refund the money of everyone that had something invested. this is unlike the situation where someone who had ...
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Burning cards after all-in

Agree burn the turn and river serves no purpose if everyone is all in preflop. If the card is marked that information is of no value as betting is over. But it is still the rule. In a home game you ...
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Burning cards after all-in

Burn cards are burned in live poker to prevent cheating. If somebody spies, loads the deck or otherwise has an idea of the order of the cards then burn cards help mix it up and make cheating more ...
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Dealer cheating, why is rolling the deck bad practice?

The biggest concern is that a card from the bottom of the deck may become exposed, which could give some players an unfair advantage. The other concern, as you mentioned, is that card manipulation ...
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Dealer cheating, why is rolling the deck bad practice?

Why would a dealer not always keep a deck low and level? A dealer who does not keep the deck level is ignorant or lazy about good dealing procedure or cheating you. Rolling the deck is just plain ...
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What if a home game player is physically unable to deal? Skip or substitute?

Create a token that you can use as a "dealer button." Something that indicates the dealer position, and let someone else deal for him (player who just dealt, for example). Poker is a game for ...
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What happens if the card wasn't burned?

The considerations are these: (1) Everyone must have equal information. The fairness of the game is paramount. (2) Once betting action has taken place, cards stand as dealt. (3) If at all ...
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