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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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### hand distribution in 6 max vs full ring

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 ...
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### Same low with different hole cards - who wins?

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 ...
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### Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

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 ...
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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 ...
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### Pre-flop decision making factors

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 ...
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### How does three of a kind beat a full house?

Hellmuth has 777KK. Minieri has KKK77. Since the strength of full houses are determined by the three of a kind, Minieri has the winning hand. Remember that in Texas Hold'em, you are allowed to use ...
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### I'd like some help with Badugi absolute strength calculator

I ran a brute force analysis and this is what I think I found 17160 6.34% 4 card 123552 45.64% 3 card 112476 41.55% 2 card 17537 6.48% 1 card 270725 100.00% I think there was a ...
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### Facing a 4-bet with QQ

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 ...
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### Why did I lose with my pair of fives?

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&...
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### Which poker hand is this?

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 ...

### Has Annette Obrestad played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson?

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. ...
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### If there are no random numbers

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 ...
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### How would you play this hand?

Sometimes, you're just going to get 3-outered. In this situation, the pot is already approaching 25% of your stack (more if antes are in play), so I'd have been inclined to simply shove the AQo. ...

### Live \$200 NLHE hand review, pocket deuces in MP

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 ...
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### Evaluating poker hands programmatically

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'...
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### Facing a 4-bet with QQ

Think for a moment that you were in this guy's with KK position and you see an early loose bet and a 3-bet. With what ranges are you going all in with? An average player would say something like: ...

### Facing a 4-bet with QQ

On the one hand you had the third best starting Hand in Poker No Limit Hold'em. That makes me feel that you did nothing wrong here. But on the other hand whenever I got 4 bettet and I hold Queens and ...
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### 2-7 hand ranking

2-7 is simply upside down poker. The hand ranking are simply reversed so what would be the worse hand in a regular hand ranking is the winner in deuce to seven. The answer to your question is that the ...
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### Who wins the following hand

The player who can form the best five card combination with the community cards and his hole cards win. Player 1 has two pair: 10, K, K, A, A Player 2 also has two pair: J, K, K, A, A But player 2 ...
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### Ace to Six relative value of straight "AKQJT"

Great question, and I believe I know the answer, but I can't for the life of me find an online reference. I believe that you are correct, in that KQJTA is not considered a straight, and defeats KQJT2, ...
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### How would you play this?

Pre Flop 68o has to pay 4000 to see a potential flop. In case the BB doesn't have an overpair nor a 6 or 8, he is live and has around 36%, which means his call is mathswise correct. He is up against ...
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### How would you play this?

Raising more pre-flop would definitely be better, around 2.5-3BB, as with the antes, he's getting good odds to call with any two cards with your min-raise. An all-in is ok, but this way you are likely ...
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### Example of a hand where pot odds aren't compared to breakeven odds

What's causing the confusion is the perspective flip between the two examples. (Which isn't helped by the author using similar starting hands in both. Even though they look similar, they'll play very ...
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### Does this hand make sense?

Not every hand has to have both blinds. In some games, when the BB from the previous hand leaves the table, the SB becomes dealer and there is no SB for the next hand. I think that's what you're ...
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### How would you play this?

Others answers have already addressed pre-flop pretty well (go all in or raise or a little more), but I figured I'd discuss your flop check a little more. By the flop, you've already kind of decided ...
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### How would you play this?

Preflop: There is so much money in the middle blind versus blind that you want to shove a ton of hands against a limp. Throwing aces in this range can't be bad. Since aces is very strong however I ...
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### How would you play this hand?

I think the your raise was too small. Under 10BB you should better go all in, then there would be a chance that BB folds. If you played tight and go all in, the guy will probably put your on a premium ...
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### Texas Hold'em Questions RE: Use of cards on the table.

If the board was QQTTx and your opponent had Qx against your 44, then he wins with a full house, Queens full of Tens. Question is somewhat unclear though and would benefit from some clarification to ...
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