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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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What is the Ace's namesake?

We got "Ace" from the French "as", which got it from the Latin "as", meaning something like "unit" or "whole". The term was applied first to the one-spot side of a die, and only later to cards.
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

In the big scheme of things at the poker table there are upsides and downsides to math, as well as with intuitive play. For the sack of clarity, generally speaking intuitive play is doing what you ...
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Should I chase a Straight or Flush?

As far as calling with a straight draw or flush draw, I suggest familiarizing yourself with the concept of Pot Odds. It's an important factor behind making the decision to call or fold with a draw, ...
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Book or books to learn to play Poker

Take no offense please, but "Poker For dummies" by Lou Krieger, is a fair starting point although published in the late 1990's so parts of it are dated as far as the state of online poker is ...
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Can some tell me which hand(s) beats the dealers hand in this game of poker?

Dealer's hand is flush, K-J-8-5-2. 4th hand (winner) is a full house, aces over nines. Dealer beats everything else given. 4th hand: Full House - Wins A⋄A♣A♥9⋄9♠ ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

Be very, very careful with overly aggressive play and all-ins in the manner you describe. Two primary things jump out at me from your question: For most of the hands you mentioned, you must, must get ...
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What should a new player memorize?

You've been given a very good answer above by @vlzvl in fact, I upvoted it. So, I'm going to go in a different direction and just give you some "meta" advice that I think you will find helpful. This ...
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What are good web sites to learn No Limit Texas Hold'em?

Alec Torelli has a great insight into the game. He has a great YouTube channel that does a lot of strategy analysis. The way he breaks down tricky hands explaining what has/should have happened is ...
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What are good web sites to learn No Limit Texas Hold'em?

I am actually a long time coach at the first site linked above, DragTheBar. While I have been on a hiatus (not making videos) for awhile I would definitely recommend it as it has one of the deepest ...
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What are good web sites to learn No Limit Texas Hold'em?

If you want to try a tool where you can actually practice poker and get immediate feedback on your results, you should try: http://www.poker-fighter.com . Other websites only offer you theoretical ...
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Trip Aces vs Possible Flush

Pre not sure what a 3 bet to 6 bb accomplishes. It has basically no fold equity. You would need to 3 bet to 10 bb. A6s is a good but not premium hand that wants to see a flop from middle to late ...
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Flush on the board

More likely you need glasses. Looks to me that you actually had TJ of DIAMONDS. There is only one ten of hearts in each deck, so it wasn't both in your hand and on the board. You'd be surprised, I ...
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Book or books to learn to play Poker

For the basic rules, most any of the Hoyle books would be a good starting point. However, you won't get much in terms of strategy.
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Fight, Flight, and Freezing At The Table?

What you are describing is not uncommon. Many players feel the similarly, especially when playing for real money. There are some things that can be done to reduce both the frequency and the impact of ...
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Pot Odds in "The Mathematics of Poker" Example 4.3

They're playing limit hold'em. That pot size means the SB folded, BB checked and the other player. 15$ from the SB, 30$ from the BB and 30$ from the other player. Limit hold'em or fixed-limit hold'em ...
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Which type of two pair wins?

First, highest pair wins. KKxxz always beats QQyyz, regardless of the second pair. It is only when the high pair is identical that the second pair matters, so QQ99x beats QQ77y. Only when both pairs ...
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Ultimate Texas holdem

Your pair got counterfeit. Your best hand is the board, but the dealer's best hand is the two pairs with K kicker.
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Trip Aces vs Possible Flush

Depending on what level of play this is... This can be brilliant or total fish. If you are playing with normal people, this is pretty bad; if you are playing with God-like pros, this is a decent line ...
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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?

It's probably more interesting to think about this question for games like Omaha where players can't "play the board" (i.e. exactly 2 hole cards and 3 board cards are used to make the player's hand). ...
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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?

Definitely possible, but exceptionally unlikely that all players would remain in a hand long enough to realize this possibility. The stronger and more correlated the board gets, the less likely it is ...
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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?

Sure. If the flop comes AKQJT with no flush possibility, then everyone involved will tie
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Are there any recommended Tournament Theory Books?

Book recommendations are kind of out of scope. A Sit & Go is a mini tournament. Because of the payout structure a chip you lose is worth more than a chip you win. You need to stay alive. You ...
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Preflop action when you hold good pocket pair or draw

It depends on the type of the game, your position and stack. If it's cash game, you may want to play any pocket pair to hit the set on the flop. I would still throw away the small pairs preflop, if ...
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Studying poker math - is it worth it?

The only math you really need to know, in holdem, is: O = number of outs, N = number of streets left. O x N + 1 = chance of hitting winning card. If chance of hitting the winning card is greater ...

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