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Why is Royal Flush listed separately from Straight Flush?

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 ...
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What is the origin of the all-in bet?

"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 ...
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Is it legal to play online poker in New Jersey? If so, is it worth it?

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 ...
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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?

Professional casino vocabulary: Depending on the game, there can be a community card. The community card is dealt from the stub. The stub are the remaining cards left in the dealers hand, which may or ...
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Why are ICM values so high?

Stack sizes can be large for a variety of reasons, but from what I know, the starting stack size for a tournament mostly has to do with the structure of a tournament. If a tournament is a hyper turbo ...
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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?

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 ...
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Anyone heard of this game?

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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texas holdem split pot

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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Having a big debate need a third opinion helllp

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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Why did Pokerstars' traffic crash so much in the last years?

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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Name of simplest poker variant where no actions are involved?

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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What are the names of these poker games

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 ...
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Why are there so many low-stack, hyper turbo, infinite rebuy/addon tournaments?

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 ...
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Why is Royal Flush listed separately from Straight Flush?

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 ...
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