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Can I show a folded hand and win the pot?

If it's a tournament following the official TDA rules then the following applies: 14: Live Cards at Showdown Discarding non-tabled cards face down does not automatically kill them; players ...
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Mucking a winning hand

If both hands were face up on the table, the moment the last board card fell, the pot belonged to the player whose properly tabled hand was the best. The fact that he then turned it over and pushed ...
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My opponent turned his cards over in error

This is a case that calls for some floorman discretion. If the dealer clearly told the player to show his hand, and he complied, there's no way in hell I'm penalizing a player for that--I'll give the ...
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Player throws cards face up

In this case the hand is live and fine. Pick your rule book, the biggest two, and most end local rules end up being a variant of either of them, are the WSOP Live action rules or the TDA rules. I ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

I have seen this happen before, it really depends on the player who mucked their cards. They can either let it slide or call the floor over. It is definitely not cool to look at another players cards ...
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Showing your cards after your opponent has mucked his

You only have to show your hand when you are up against at least one other, still not mucked hand and you want to claim the pot. You never have to show your cards otherwise. In this case you are the ...
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My opponent turned his cards over in error

Player 3's hand may be dead, or may not be dead, it depends entirely on the casino/cardclub. I have never been in any casino/card club, worked at or played in that has had this rule but please note ...
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Turning over hands after betting

If you request to see the hand , and it has not disappeared into the depths of the muck it can be shown. If the hand is shown it is generally a live hand, so you must show a better hand to claim the ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

You are not obliged automatically. It is common that someone bluffs, gets called and they muck the hand, and that is not against the rules. However the calling player can ask to see the hand and the ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

The best way to handle this is for the dealer to call the floor over. The floor should explain that no player is allowed to touch another player's cards, and you're especially not allowed to touch the ...
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Examples of Intentionally mucking the best hand?

The only situation I could think of where a player would gain from mucking a winning hand is collusion (cheating). For example, player A and player B join a tournament and they decide that they are ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

If he wants to muck, he may attempt to do so and surrender the pot. But his opponents paid full price to see his hand, and they are legally entitled to see it, so they can ask the dealer to show the ...
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If you push chips in does it constitute commitment even if it’s not enough chip

If a player is in last position, facing an all-in bet of more than his stack, moving chips across the line (or with significant forward motion if there's no betting line) is equivalent to saying "...
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All in player mucks hand before runout

This is not so much a matter of rule as of dealer training and casino policy. If a player leaves his hand face down and unprotected, the dealer may muck it, but most are trained to do this only when ...
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If you push chips in does it constitute commitment even if it’s not enough chip

This is hard to believe, because the ruling doesn't make sense under any normal set of rules one would find in a casino poker room. Apparently, as has been pointed out in a comment, the dealer of this ...
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Examples of Intentionally mucking the best hand?

Under tournament rules, a player who folds (or even checks down in last position) the best possible hand after all the cards have been dealt is assumed to be cheating, playing for someone else's ...
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Examples of Intentionally mucking the best hand?

The definition of mucking a hand is to discard a hand, meaning the hand is conceded and is no longer in play. While there are circumstances where a hand can be retrieved from the muck, if a player ...
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Does showdown winner HAVE to show hand?

This is tricky, and the exact timing of when things are done is important. When player 2 called, the hand went to showdown. At this point, both players are entitled to see their opponents hand on ...
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Does showdown winner HAVE to show hand?

This is a good question. First point: Player 1 asks to see winning hand of Player 2, as he’s under the impression a winning hand still has to be shown in showdown to qualify for the pot. The ...
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Someone else took my cards from the muck

This is a major breach of etiquette. If the player wanted to see your cards, they had the option of paying to do so, and they didn't. As a dealer, I would have ideally protected the muck proactively, ...
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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?

This scenario will depend on the local house rules. What you are referring to is known as the "last aggressor" rule. Some places do enforce that and would say that since the person bet last, they ...
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Texas Holdem going all in with cards under your chips

In the comments Bogdan asks a very good question, because there is no legitimate reason in the world you would want to do that. Pushing your cards out under your chips is unusual, unexpected, ...
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Mucking cards in holdem

Any dealer whom has been in industry for a year plus will have had this happen at least once (generalising I know, but it's common enough). So often I find myself posting the same thing when it comes ...
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Should I always call a min raise on the river?

I would say it's player dependent. I sometimes min-raise the river as a bluff against a good player, because most thinking players interpret the play as me having a strong hand. But don't do it very ...
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Mucking a winning hand

While Lee is correct there can be some problems in this situation that could cause the player mucking the hand like that to lose the pot. The first problem is that video is not available, or the ...
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