If you had more chance to win by playing every hand, everyone would play every hand all the time and there wouldn't be much of a game.


If this is a home game, it does not matter if you deal him cards or not if he is not at the table and will not be back before action gets to him. Casino dealers do this in tournaments because there is a rule that if the player that was absent gets back to the table before it is his/her action then they can play the hand.


I own a poker tour in Colorado that specializes in "bar poker". I feel your pain in the sense of not wanting people who aren't spending money to win anything, but the way the law is interpreted in my state it's just a change you are going to have to take. As an owner, I don't want non-paying customers to win any more than the venue (bar) does. Generally if ...


Not Sure if it breaks laws, but you could give paying customers an advantage by adding to their chip stacks if they buy products. As long as it's obvious to everyone of course. However, that may mean it's not neccesarily a "Freeroll" anymore. Ethically speaking, "weeding" out non buying customers from winning may amount to cheating on the poker providers ...


What is neccessary to know is the following: Did he start to play poker after he was a successful hedge fund manager? There are some people who get successful and this time by successful I mean having money and after they got the money, they started playing poker. And there are of course guys who are good in poker and love it an do their normal job as for ...


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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