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Can an Ace be low in a straight?

Aces may indeed be used as low in a straight in holdem. A2345 is the lowest possible straight, also sometimes called a "wheel." In any other context, aces will be ranked higher than other cards.
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Is there a rule variation where only a single high card (not 2nd,3rd etc.) is used to resolve 2 flush hands?

There isn't a special ranking rule for flushes. The winning hand is always the best five cards out of the seven available. The two hole cards plus the five community cards. My guess is that player 1 ...
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Hands when playing Omaha

Yes. You must use exactly two cards from your hand to make your best 5-card poker hand, so if there were three 9's on the board your best hand would use the 9 and the highest ranked other card from ...
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The loser has a 2 pair over a one pair

Both players have two pairs, as there is a pair of Kings on the board. Inclinations was ahead until the river paired the board. Rubina's best five card hand is: K♥K♠6⋄6♣T&...
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Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

In a full house, 888xx beats 777xx. That is, the higher set beats the lower without concern for what the pair is. The cards in the pair are only important if both players have the same set, such as ...
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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

Each player in a basic game of poker is given five cards to make their hand. There are variants to the game where players receive more than five cards and players have community cards. However it is ...
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Kicker cards - and splitting pots

In the example you give both players have 1 pair. Poker is the best 5 card hand. Your best hand would be 2,2,A,Q,6 your opponents best hand would be 2,2,A,Q,7. Therefore his 7 would "out kick" your ...
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I lost and i dont get why, can any one help?

The king on the river gave your opponent two pair, kings and nines. It also changed your best hand, giving you two pair, kings and nines. Your opponent had a queen kicker, which plays on this board ...
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Knowing whether to continue after calculating outs percentage

So just to offer you a small bit of clarity on outs, you absolutely do not have a 35% chance of winning the hand! You have a 35% chance of improving your hand. This is an important distinction to ...
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How to determine the winning hands in poker?

Which Poker Hand Wins Calculator Hands Overview Straight Flush Four of a kind Full house Flush Straight Three of a kind Two Pair Pair High card Why that order? The order is based on math / ...
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In what situations will you lose the low-pot in Omaha Hi/Lo while holding Ace-Deuce?

You can only lose the low hand if you get counterfeit (when a low card hits the board that also pairs one of your low cards), so that you don't hold the nut low on the river anymore. If there is a ...
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Split staight between players

Yes this is a split, since you always count the 5 best cards out of board cards + hand cards. you would have a street from board and your other 2 cards don't care if they don't help to upgrade that ...
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Playing PL Omaha

He has TTT66, you have 666KK. A full house tens full of sixes (TTT66) beats sixes full of kings (666KK) in all variants of poker, not just PLO. This is because the tens are higher than the sixes, in ...
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Split Pot question?

This is indeed a split pot. Only the best five card hand each player can make matters at showdown, at least in Texas Hold 'em. The other two cards are irrelevant, whether they make an additional pair ...
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Same low with different hole cards - who wins?

It's a tie. Win/loss is always dependent on 5 cards. The only times differences in hand cards matter is when determining who gets the extra chip(s) in a split pot. (Though some casinos go by position ...
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In what situations will you lose the low-pot in Omaha Hi/Lo while holding Ace-Deuce?

Example: You have A2, villain has A3. Board is: 24567. That gives you a low: A2456 Gives villain low: A2345 Basically, whenever one of your cards pairs, you might be in danger.
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Should this hold'em pot be split?

your hand is: pair of Tens + Ace kicker 1 + Queen kicker 2 opponent hand: pair of Tens + Ace kicker 1 + King kicker 2 So your opponent wins. I really don't want to be rude, but please google it next ...
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When is a hand considered over

Under the rules, a player who properly shows his hand is entitled to the pot if the hand wins, regardless of his actions or those of others. This is the "cards speak" rule. Also, the dealer and other ...
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Why did I lose with my pair of fives?

You've been counterfeited on the river. Villain's best hand is: Q♥ Q♠ 6♥ 6♣ J⋄ (two pair, Queens and Sixes, Jack kicker) Your best hand is: Q♥ Q♠ 6&...
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Called me with nothing

Generally A9 wants to check a flop like 844 rainbow, because you are likely ahead of you opponent's range, but you don't want o play a massive pot. If you bet you can get bluff raised easily and you ...
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Small Stakes NLH 1-2 $300 Cap - What did villain have?

I suspect he had KH-QX or KH-JX or KH-TX. I don't think it makes much sense for him to raise preflop with 3H 4H or 5H 6H. And, he would play KH-8X or less raising preflop. And, since he didn't win ...
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Good fold or losing play? AK on AK988

Wow, that was a great to superstar fold. As it turns out you made the right play. When I am playing well I would have a hard time convincing myself to believe what I see and make that fold, when I am ...
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Hands when playing Omaha

The answer is yes. And although you didnt ask here is some side info : Kickers do not matter with Quads in Omaha. When you hold quads you can only loose to a straight / royal flush or higher quads. ...
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Should this hold'em pot be split?

You hand is always the best five card hand you can make, so in this case: Your hand is : Pair of 10's with an Ace, Queen, and 4 Their hand is: Pair of 10's with an Ace, King , and 4 The King beats ...
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Is there a rule variation where only a single high card (not 2nd,3rd etc.) is used to resolve 2 flush hands?

Player 2 wins. everything else is simply wrong
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What is the"Top Five Cards" rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?

Alright so here is a very good example that I bet most of you would miss lets say this is the scenario. there are two people left in the hand (person L and person X) Person L has a K and a 5 Person ...
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Have a question about texas holdm questions

In this scenario, the board plays for everyone, that is, if each person separately took their hole cards and combined them with the board, then the best 5-card hand that each person could make is 2 ...
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Texas Hold'Em Fullhouse Battle

A full house consists of a 'three of a kind' and a 'two of a kind' (='pair'). The one with the highest 'three of a kind' would have the highest full house. An example: Consider you have A2 and the ...
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Can I use the board's cards to have the best kicker?

Its a split pot 9944X. You make the best 5 card hand you can, using 0, 1 or both of your pocket cards, and correspondingly 5, 4 or 3 community cards. So does your opponent. In this example you both ...
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Two Pair - what beats what

Assuming you mean the community cards were something like K♥K♠4♥4⋄J♣ with player 1 having say Q⋄7♥ and player 2 Q♣3♣ then its a split pot, ...
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