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First of all, what is the dead man's hand? From Wikipedia; The make up of poker's dead man's hand has varied through the years. Currently, the dead man's hand is described as a two-pair poker hand consisting of A♣A♠8♣8♠. Along with an unknown "hole" card, these were the cards reportedly held by "Old West" folk hero, ...


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I don't believe it has any historical background other than this is how the rules go. A royal flush is the highest hand possible and is given a unique name as something to achieve. I got a royal flush sounds a lot cooler than, I got an ace-high straight flush. It feels more prestigious. I also don't find it confusing, and if it is, it's a quick ...


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"Table stakes" rules are essentially as old as poker itself. My copy of Foster's Practical Poker (1905) says that some games would allow borrowing or going to pocket, but even then going all in was more common. There was an extra important rule: if you borrowed or went to pocket in order to raise, you were no longer allowed to go all in if reraised, but had ...


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I think you answered yourself at the first question, if it is legal. Yes, it is. Not only Pokerstars confirms it, but all other poker affiliates site say as well. And I don't think anybody would dare lying here. If it's worth it, there is a whole other discussion. According to this link, there were 211 players at most, in the last 24 hours, 95 average on ...


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Interesting question, I never thought about this situation. It depends on what type of game is being played. In NLHE (no limit hold-em) and PLO(pot limit omaha) this is impossible with 10 players at the table. For other types of games like draw and stud based games, this is entirely possible however unlikely. Stud games have a maximum table size of 8 (i ...


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Not sure of the name but be aware of the order of hands Count Outcomes Three Card Poker Straight Flush Three of a Kind Straight Flush Pair High Card


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It is the best 5 card hand. Player 1 has 7,7,Q,Q,J Player 2 has 7,7,Q,Q,9 Player 1 has a better hand, they win the pot.


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Player 1 is the winner. He had 7 7 8 8 Q. Player 2 has 7 7 8 8 4. Two pair, lower kicker.


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A combination of bad publicity, increased rake, denying anonymous play and the fact that fish left, because online poker got tougher.


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5 Card Showdown. Each player antes a predetermined amount to be played for, then all cards are dealt face up best hand wins


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The first one sounds like Omaha, but as noted, it is not. After some research, I found these similar games: 2-11 Buddy's Game Odds and Ends The game called 'The' And then, I found what appears to be the correct match, Round the World, a variation of, or alternative name for Cincinatti Poker, depending on your source. I've heard of the 2nd one, ...


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Micro stakes tournaments are certainly profitable. It takes a very different play style. xflixx (Felix Schneiders) has some great ebooks on this play style. But to answer your question, there are two main reasons. Firstly, the quantity of players who play these stakes make it worthwhile to host these tournaments. Both recreational players and just straight ...


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Naming a Royal Flush is an anachronism that really doesn't follow the rest of the ranking rules for poker hands. It is a redundancy that has somehow crept into poker parlance and it remains there primarily because people like the sound of it. I've been playing poker for sixty years now and never have I gotten used to this anomaly. We don't name a "four ace" ...


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Personally I like this site: http://pokerterms.com/ It does answer your cow question (and many others): http://pokerterms.com/cow.html This is good too: http://www.poker1.com/archives/2344/wiesenberg-official-dictionary-of-poker-mcu-intro but has a drawback: When you search you have to search the whole site, not only the dictionary


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Some of the terms are defined here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_poker_terms. Some etymology here: http://www.flopturnriver.com/top-10-poker-lingo.php


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It was the 5 of diamonds more than likely, shot in back of head fall on cards, blood drips on 5 of diamonds card and make it look like 9 of diamonds. No way it could be Q, or J. come on J's wild... These are grown men that were playing not old ladies playing go fish. Try with a red marker to make a 5 look like a 9 of diamonds, then try to make it look like a ...


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