In all poker hands not only the highest card determinates the better hand, all cards do.
The best five card hand you can form is K:diamonds: J:diamonds: 8:diamonds: 6:diamonds: 2:diamonds: (which is the board).
The best hand your opponent can form however is K:diamonds: J:diamonds: T:diamonds: 9:diamonds: 8:diamonds:
So, while you both have the King and ...
In Poker you use the best 5 cards, so in this case no one wins...it's split. In fact, the only cards that could win here are an A, K, TJ, or pocket Q's. Knowing this, even if he had JJ or even QJ, it would still be split.
You also have to take into account whether you are playing a tournament or Cashgame.
For tournaments, the ruling is as described by Radu Murzea
In Cashgames, there is usually no showdown until the river is dealt. The player who has gone all in has to show his cards first. The player who called can then still muck his cards if he cannot beat his opponents ...
The highest 5 card hand, JJKKA beats JJKK4. The second four "doesn't play" because the pair of fours was superseded by TWO higher pairs. For the same reason, the two in player one's hand that creates a "matched pair" with the board, doesn't play.
"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 applies in a situation where your hand can be mucked.
It is not possible to fold when you are all-in for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is it would ...
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 has KQ, so his 7 cards are KKKQ642. Ignoring suits, the best possible hand here is KKKQ6, or trip kings with a queen kicker.
Player 2 has K9, so his 7 cards ...
The rule is: The cards must be shown in the case of all-in when there are no more possible moves (fold/check/bet/raise) to be made by any of the players that are in the hand.
Now, this happens when:
all the chips of the participanting players are in the pot
there is only player in the hand that has chips. This is so because, since he's the only one left ...
Probability is a measure of information. It's not about where the cards are--it's about what you know about them.
Let's say you have a flush draw on the turn--9 outs. What odds should you use for betting? You should assume a 9/46 chance you'll hit that spade. Now take 10 cards off the bottom of the deck stub and throw them out the window. What are your odds ...
The basic book is "how to read a hand" of Ed Miller. You can find the first here
One most advanced and most general is "Let there be range" of South and Nguyen. You can find the last here
Update: In "Harrington on online cash games : 6-max no-limit hold'em" there is a great chapter on hand reading.
When I hear tie breaker in poker, I think of the rule where the player
with the most chips at the start of a hand ranks higher in a
tournament when two or more players are eliminated in the same hand of
When in comes to the hands themselves, there is no such thing as a tie
breaker. There are only two cases:
1) There is a tie -> split pot
first of all, you didn't get the same hole cards, you got 7,4 and 7,3
Given two cards
I think chance that neither card is the same rank would be
44/52 * 43/51 //in both situations we don't want a 7 of aces, hearts, clubs, or spades
The chance that you get one of the cards the same or two cards the same
1 - (44/52 *43/51) //the same thing as ...
TL;DR A side pot is a pot when certain players have no participation due to lacking the required amount of chips. It is the way to accept bets when players have different chips amounts. This situation can only occur when involved active players are all-in or under special circumstances in the table rules or online poker services.
Disclaimer: With such ...
It's a tie. Win/loss is always dependent on 5 cards. The only times differences in hand cards matter is when determining who gets the extra chip(s) in a split pot. (Though some casinos go by position instead of hand cards for this.)
Yes, exactly as you said you have to use 2 cards from your hand, apart from that it works exactly as NLHE in the sense of hand strength.
The reason you don't need have to play with pocket 10s is QQ beats TT.
Let's change your board to explain how each street your hand may change. So you have the same hand TT2Q.
The flop is still the same of QA3.
On the ...
Nice question and I think the factors you are considering are by far the most important ones to remember. However I'd also say remember, as you also mentioned, the position of players who raised before, as often that can be used to some degree to infer strength.
Other factors to consider could also be (please note I know you said cash game, but I'm also ...
Best 5 cards every time
Your 4 does not play because it is lower than the 2 pair on the table
You: 7, 7, 6, 6, 5
Opponent : 7, 7, 6, 6, 9
You lose because your opponent has a higher kicker
If the board was J, 7, 7, 6, 6 you both would have played the board and it would be a tie = split the pot
WIKI list of poker hands
1). In this case, the kicker determines the winner. If the kicker is also the same, then the 2 players will split the pot.
2). In this case, it will be a split pot because, in poker, no suit is "better" or higher-ranked than another.
3). I think you mean a Royal Flush, which is, by definition, unbeatable. This is also a split pot. Like I said above: no ...
You've been counterfeited on the river.
Villain's best hand is: Q♥ Q♠ 6♥ 6♣ J⋄ (two pair, Queens and Sixes, Jack kicker)
Your best hand is: Q♥ Q♠ 6♥ 6♣ 8♥ (two pair, Queens and Sixes, Eight kicker)
Therefore, your pair of fives is irrelevant as it doesn't form part of your best hand, ...
Each players' hand is comprised of their best 5 card hand...
Ruane has Two Pair: Queens and Tens with a King kicker
Hallaert has Two Pair: Queens and Tens with a 6 Kicker
Ruane wins with the higher kicker.
3bet is good behind a loose player. If you think you have UTG beat then you want to isolate. You want to fold out suited connectors.
An early raise and 3bet is pretty strong. Good chance one of you have JJ+. KK does not know UTG is loose.
Since UTG had to think about it he probably had blockers to JJ, TT or AK.
To call that all in they need to be ...
I think your first question is asking, "How many ways can one be dealt 5 consecutive cards from a standard deck of 52 cards with the order of cards being distinct hands?" That is to say, a hand with the first card is Ace-of-spades then 2-of-spades then 3 other cards is distinct from being dealt first the 2-of-spades, next the Ace-of-spades, then the 3 other ...
Funny that I should come across this question shortly after leaving this comment. To expand on it:
As always, the answer is "follow the rules of the house you're in." Most poker rooms in casinos (at least, the ones I've seen) will address this issue in the fine print of their rules, which you can usually find online and at the registration desk/...
The accepted algorithm is Fisher–Yates shuffle. It was developed in 1938 and still sites have used bad algorithms.
-- To shuffle an array a of n elements (indices 0..n-1):
for i from n−1 downto 1 do
j ← random integer such that 0 ≤ j ≤ i
exchange a[j] and a[i]
A shuffle is uniform if all shuffles are equally likely.
Some shuffles have a ...
If no one uses any cards in their hands, everyone "plays the board." Then everyone (that is left after the betting) splits the pot. The way to lose in this scenario is if someone bets and you fold.
The "usual" way to win is that one or both of your cards represents an improvement on the board. In this case, if you had JT, you would make a AKQJT straight, ...
I would not of played the deuces in the first place. From early and middle position I would not even limp with deuces in a fast game, much less called a raise.
The problem with deuces is that you need to flop a set to continue with them after the flop and any hand you make with them including flopping sets and full houses is a perilous hand.
If you limp ...
Yes, it's very much possible. Doyle Brunson played about 1.8 million hands of poker prior to winning his first WSOP bracelet. This article explains how a online player can easily reach this same mark. Annette Obrestad most likely did the same thing. For a dedicated online player, 1.8 million is a very reasonable milestone: http://buriedinfo.com/annette-...
The general method you describe (that is, check-for-hand-x, then check-for-hand-y, ...) is what poker programmers would call a "naive" or "basic" evaluator. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just simple, straightforward, and probably slow.
To write one of these, I suggest the following:
Start with 5 cards. Once you have that written, you can ...