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Before you bluff an amateur be sure they are willing to make a big lay down. Sounds like you put 435 at risk to win 130. You put him on a 2 pair or a big pair. If you really had QQ, TT, or QT would you over-bet the turn like that? No you would bet like 1/2 the pot and get more value on the river. Yes it looks bluffy. You have no outs. Pair your 7 or 3 is ...


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Focus on playing hands that have polarized showdown value. High flush draws and pocket pairs (preflop) are good examples. Basically, against passive callers, the difficulty is that you don't gain information about what they have during the hand, so you have to play only hands where you can be sure you're either leading or losing with high certainty, and then ...


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I am angered enough at the other two answers here to move my comments to an actual attempt at an answer. I think they really miss the point. In short: This behavior from the big blind is illegal collusion and deserving of a penalty. The intent of the BB here is obviously to signal to the SB that he is no threat in the hand. That's a big deal. This is a ...


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Assuming this is No Limit Hold'em, his K♥ will beat your 9♥. He has a K♥J♥T♥6♥4♥ flush you have a J♥T♥9♥6♥5♥ flush As Herb's link points out, your hand is the best 5 of the 7 cards in your hand and the board - it makes no difference whether you use 0, 1 or 2 of your hole ...


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As I am not allowed to comment below 50 reputation I have to post an answer. I mostly agree with the points of Yang. I would consider playing a Tight Agrgressive (TAG) style of Play as the best optpion here. The general guideline of poker is to maximize your wins and minimize your losses. Meaning to extract the most possible value if you're ahead with smth. ...


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Unless you're actually short of physical chips - 3 distinct values (1 / 5 / 25) should be plenty. It just gets too confusing otherwise.


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Here are some considerations for denomination choice: If your supply of chips is limited, large denominations can be used similar to "cash plays". We like to minimize the average number of chips per denomination per bet. We like to maximize the number of possible bet sizes for denominations in use. We like to minimize the effort required to count bets. We ...


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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 have folded tell the dealer discreetly their cards, remove them to the muck and then just shuffle whats left. Assuming they can all remember their cards. At least ...


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Preflop is standard and flop is fine. At that point, the only hand that beats you is a flopped flush and even then you have a strong re-draw to a full house. On the turn, I'd bet more. Your hand has a lot of value but is vulnerable with one card to come--charge him more to see a river. The issue with a bigger raise though, say 100, is that it sets up a ...


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Rubber stamp. A few dollars each online. A variety of colors in the ink. Since you likely have a lot of chips to do, stamping is much faster and neater then compared to using a sharpey or stencil. This would be a good question at life hacks se and you would get a good response.


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I think that with requirements so specific, you won't find any existing software that can fullfill them. You might have to write the software yourself or have someone else write it for you. I don't want to get into the subject of software development (there are other StackExchange sites for that), but at a first glance creating something like this shouldn't ...


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IMHO there is a difference between etiquette, house rules and gamesmanship. I've yet see a house game, casino game or big tournament that has a rule against what the BB said. However, they might. But that would be a silly rule, IMHO. You are usually not allowed to talk about the exact cards in your hand, in the same sense that you shouldn't turn your ...


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Burning a card is good practice: It if there is a mark on the back of the card rather intentional or not it protects that mark from being known and exploited. The top card on the deck is more prone to being shown inadvertently then the one right below it. Its is much more common to accidentally expose the top card then the card second from the top. It is ...


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Why not just make a placard, similar to what you would find as a table setting card, and write the chip denominations there, in Sharpie on both sides of the card, and sit it on the table? Such a placard is easily constructed by taping the tops together of two large index cards... or just fold a large piece of card stock or cardboard in half. This way, you ...


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Actual rulings with this are going to vary. Seven card stud is not a very common game anymore so a lot of places do not even have the situation come up but once in a blue moon. Technically the rule was in the old days "or at least the custom" was your were not allowed to fold in this manner, and if a floor person was called over they would tell you so. It ...


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You flop the second nuts on what is still a very scary board for you. I think you need to play it more aggressively than you did. Not likely either of you hit a flush on the flop as you would not play spade combo that way. Villain might be on QJs or JTs but that would be a pretty lose open pre. AK is block to Ax and Kx. Villain would have 3 bet pre with ...


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Personally, I think five betting rounds is too many for a good poker game (that's one reason I prefer Mississippi stud to traditional). But that's just my opinion. You should also always deal at least two cards in the first betting round, three even better. Lastly, the final betting round should be a single card so that hanging around with weak draws isn't ...


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Good players don't call :) so if you play against fishies, you have to be very selective. Play only premuim hands and always raise them (even if everyone calls, you still have very good chances to win with a premium hand, so they are just inversting in a pot that will be yours in most cases). If you don't get good hands, play position and play it strong. Do ...


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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 the wrong number of cards and their hand would be declared dead and action would continue


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It sounds like a re-buy format would be best for you. For the first 2 hours, players can re-buy if they have chips less than or equal to the original stack. This way the stacks will not start too deep, and people can only re-buy when they are low on chips. It also stimulates action and builds your prize pool as well. Once the two hours are up, no ...


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Two and a half additional points: 1) You do not mention what the buy-in is for those $2,500 in chips, but the style of play you cite indicates the players assign low value to those chips. So, to help change the "calling station" behavior, you should increase the buy-in or reduce the number of chips received. 2) Winning against such players is not about ...


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Against these types of players you want to make a strong pair and bet big on all streets for value. If you get raised, just fold unless you have a stronger hand than medium two pair. You don't even need to continuation bet as a bluff against these players. Firing double or triple barrel bluffs is totally unnecessary and is just fancy play syndrome at this ...


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In general, you want a 4x-5x gap between chip denominations. There is really no reason to have a $2 chip if you already have a $1 chip. You could just play two $1 chips. For what its worth, this matches the typical casino denominations of 1/5/25/100/500. Keep in mind as well that fewer colors to remember is easier for everyone, and fewer mistakes will be ...


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I don't speak for cash games. At home with my kids, it is pointless to play for money so I decided to choose the denominations {1,2,5,10,25} and for every game each player has 100 total. The total of 100 would correlate to 100% of one's total assets. Although, I am not yet so sure that 100 can manage well the surge of variance when one is using optimum ...


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Don't shuffle as the idea to reduce variance. I someone hits a 2 outer then make them hit a 1 outer on the next run. If you are running the turn and river if you miss the turn then you want to miss the river. Yes you typically burn.


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Tried to post this as a comment to chris's reply to User93, but i lack reputation. Chris is correct. The odds of both winning the whole pot and losing the whole pot are increased very slightly with a reshuffle, while the odds of a chopped pot are decreased very slightly. The extent of this increase to all or nothing outcomes depends on the situation. ...


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The answer depends on the "house rules". However I would suggest in general: if you are not in the hand, then you should not talk about the hand or what you folded or think someone has you must not collaborate with anyone. You can't make deals with people or help them you should not indicate what you are going to do until it is your turn to act Having ...


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The problem is that you can't teach someone a subject matter if they're not really interested in it. Poker is a great game, but unless the student wants to learn, they're not going to. Imagine you showed up at one of these get-togethers, and one of your friends said, "Hey, let me teach you Chess. It's an awesome game, but it's complicated. You'll love it." ...


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The most important thing is that you should be aware of the fact that you cannot teach poker to someone who doesn't like the game. Yes, it's a great game and yes, I enjoy it very much. But, as much as it hurts, it doesn't mean that my friends should like it too. Judging by what I read, they don't seem to like it that much. So, before everything, make sure ...


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I'm in exactly the same situation, down to every cruel aspect of it. It's actually quite amazing, something that people without knowledge of probability distributions would call a huge coincidence :D . I think the problem in your approach is the fact that you throw a huge amount of information at them. Texas Hold'em (and poker in general) is a game with a ...


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