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Holding a pair and two pair are on the board. Who wins?

TL;DR: It's always the best five-card hand that wins at showdown. Who wins? It depends. The Five Card Rule applies. You make the best hand you can from your two hole cards and the five board cards. ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

Well, I'd have to say "it depends". If you are going against AA then you are a 4 to 1 dog. Not a good situation. If you are playing against a super-rock (TAG) then it might be a fair bet that their ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

It depends on a lot of things. The first thing to consider regardless of your cards is how well do you manage your bankroll ? If you are playing for all the money you have in your life then the answer ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

Yes, definitely go all-in. Most people go all-in pre-flop with hands way worse than KK, e.g., AK, AQ, QQ, JJ. And statistically speaking, KK is only worse than AA, so you should definitely go all-in.
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Playing 99 in early position

I would play 99 in early position. I would do a standard raise from this position. If the flop contains a 9 you are golden. Anything below 9 you still have good odds. Anything above a 9 could be ...
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How to play if you hit a straight on flop?

Just gonna throw my two cents in to make you think about some things (some people might have mention some of them already.) You haven't actually mentioned anything about positions here, what position ...
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How to play if you hit a straight on flop?

This is really just a comment on your turn play. Short version: After you check and he bets, I think you should have shoved all-in. You don't say exactly what the stacks were to begin the hand, but ...
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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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Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

I believe fake bet patterns work best for inducing bluffs. At the lower limits that I play, you frequently see players raise preflop, continuation bet the flop, then check the turn if called and they ...
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Giving off subtle, fake tells to sharks. Possible strategy?

It's certainly possible to fake tells. However whatever you will show will be a tell, and good players will take note of it. Experienced players at high stakes may fake tells too sometimes. Now, I ...
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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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Three players, three pocket pairs?

That number seems high to me so I ran it. The chance of a straight flush is 72,192:1 and three pocket pairs seems harder to make than a straight flush. The chance of 4 of a kind is 4,164:1 and that ...
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Confusion about two pair rule in poker, can someone help me who will win

A poker hand is built with 5 cards (and no more than 5). There is no limit to how many of those cards come from your hole cards, and how many of those come from the table (community cards) For ...
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Playing 99 in early position

I would definitely play 99 from any position (or even 88 from UTG). The hand itself is certainly not a strong one if it remains unimproved and pre-flop it might be near the bottom of my range (...
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Playing AA against multiple opponents

In my case it would depend on the opponent. I always keep track of my play style and how it's perceived in the table and keep as much information about my opponents as possible. Don't enable reads on ...
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Three players, three pocket pairs?

For three pocket pairs: One player has a pair: 13*4c2 / 52c2. Another player has a pair: (12*4c2 + 1) / 50c2. For the case of having the same value of first player, I add 1 (there is only one ...
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Specific Hand recommended action

When faced with what you believe to be a tough play such as this one it is helpful to review the hand and narrow your opponents range. You did not give specifics (it would be helpful to know action), ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

You are only behind KK+. You have 50% equity on QQ+. Mathematically you should call if their range is QQ+. If they raise you a lot pre flop no way their range is KK+. If their range is KK+ then they ...
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

If you don't go all-in preflop and there's no A or K on the flop, you have the same dilemma and no more information. Against all but the tightest of players, all-in with KK preflop is a +EV move.
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Is it correct to go all-in when you have KK?

If in doubt, call with KK. But there is one situation where there is "no doubt" and you should fold. I disagree with others about the TAG (tight aggressive player). This person may have AA, but may ...
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