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Should this holdem hand result in a split pot?

No. The player with KQ would win the whole pot. The winner of the pot is the player who can make the best 5-card hand from the 7 possible cards -- 5 board cards plus their two hole cards. Player 1 ...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

I agree with vtzl that this was the wrong hand to defend with, not only because of the bad math of the hand, but it also really messed with your table image with this guy if you had to show this hand ...
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Additional Odds for Flush Draw, by hitting two paris or three of a kind, as well - How to calculate Runner-Runner?

Usually runner-runner probability is so low that it won't affect the consideration of pot odds. Thus, in most cases, realistically, you calculate the direct odds. The only exception would be runner-...
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Drawing and pot odds

So in this case let's first count our outs. We have 8 cards that can make us our open ended straight draw, we also have another 7 cards that will make us our flush. So a total of 15. We know of our ...
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Nut flush draw shove

On a strict mathematical basis, no, this is not a good play. You are getting 1-1 odds on your money when you need more like 2-1 just to break even. However, you can introduce fold equity into this ...
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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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Up & Down Straight Draw VS Flush Draw Comparison

You're looking at it from the skewed perspective where you already have four cards toward your goal. When you look at it from the point of view where you have five random cards, it's less likely that ...
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Formula not checking out under certain conditions

You are calculating pot odds a very unusual way. Your formula is mostly correct (but only works some of the time), and I'll get back to that in a moment, but typically you would just use two variables:...
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Flush draw against very aggressive player

I think it is marginal to play that from the BB 8-9 suited would be been (maybe) OK Preflop you were getting 3.5 : 2 A flush has the chance of stacking an aggressive player You would be playing it ...
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Why is it easier to make a flush than a straight with four cards already matching?

Overall it is about twice as hard to make a flush compared to a straight. probability Yes the last mile might be easier for a flush but the first 4 miles are harder. A flush draw has 9 outs (13-4). ...
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Building Pot on Draws

No, the value of raising (or betting a draw) is in winning the pot with the bet, IE a semi bluff or keeping the price of the draw down when you have aggressive players behind you whom will almost ...
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Building Pot on Draws

From a strictly pot odds perspective, this would be similar to calling with a draw in that you want there to be enough money going into the pot such that the money you're putting in is at a good "...
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Taking the second card in poker as the highest card

This is a split pot, as both players have a straight (TJQKA) as their best hand - there are no kickers involved. As mentioned in the comments, there is an existing question here which deals with how ...
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Building Pot on Draws

It would certainly never be a value bet unless you think you are ahead. Mathematically on a draw you want to see cards as cheap as possible every time. It is not the same as call math. On call ...
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