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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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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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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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Odds of consecutive hands being identical

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 ...
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What tie breakers exist?

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 ...
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Confused about Omaha hand

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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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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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 ...
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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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Who will win, 2 pairs on the table or one pair in hand and one pair on the table?

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 ...
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What tie breakers exist?

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 "...
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Do I have to show my hand in an "All-In" situation?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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