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What is a small card in a texas holdem preflop hand?

A small card, sometimes called a "rag", is usually any card that isn't a face or paint card, which includes the 10. So anything from the 2 to the 9 may be considered a small card, although some ...
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Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

Note 1 in the article on Hold'em Odds elaborates on this a bit further: [Note 1] By removing reflection and applying aggressive search tree pruning, it is possible to reduce the number of unique ...
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What are the top money making starting hands?

In comment on another question you wanted to know what worked for you. I suggest you elevate your play rather than just look at what worked. If you are not getting paid off with AA KK then you are ...
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Pre-flop decision making factors

Nice question and I think the factors you are considering are by far the most important ones to remember. However I'd also say remember, as you also mentioned, the position of players who raised ...
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What is the difference between limit and no limit starting hand rankings?

When the book was written limit hold'em was the dominate form of hold'em, with significant differences then the way the game is played today. No limit was a rare game. I worked at the mirage from 90 ...
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If there are no random numbers

The accepted algorithm is Fisher–Yates shuffle. It was developed in 1938 and still sites have used bad algorithms. -- To shuffle an array a of n elements (indices 0..n-1): for i from n−1 downto 1 ...
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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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Does AA have the highest Equity in "double-board-bomb-pot" with 9 players?

Given the following: we know AA is the best starting hand in regular 9-handed NLHE there is no action before the flop in double board bomb pots we are considering the strength of the hand before we ...
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Is there a formula to calculate starting hand ranking?

No. There is no "generic" way of calculating the equity of a given confrontation except for calculating it directly. For example, bigger pairs have a 4:1-ish advantage over smaller pairs, but the odds ...
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Why are the odds 16 to 6 that any given player does not hold a pocket pair?

I don't see the jump in logic, either. Your opponent's odds of having a pocket pair should be the same 1/17 that you have. I have no idea where he gets the 16 to 6 figure. There are 16 ways to have ...
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What's the chance of a better hand behind me?

There's a 23.30% chance the other players have one of {66+, A7+}. Yes, there is an easy way to calculate the chance of a dominating hand behind you. You can use a program like ProPokerTools Odds ...
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Looking for website to easily create charts for starting hand ranges (Texas Holdem)

I suggest you two option : Online with this On pc,(best in my opinion) Equilab is a free software here where do you able to save your range. Keep in mind : many poker room, like pokerstars, don't ...
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How to count the number of starting hands in Texas Hold 'em

Probability of a pair is 3/51, because the first card dealt does not matter. Any card can pair up. The second card needs to be of the same rank as the first card. There are 3 cards left that satisfy ...
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In Poker tournament, when we need to start Hand in Hand (Bubble)?

< TL;DR > Bubbles and Hand-for-hand play are not the same thing, although hand-for-hand play is most often imposed right before the bubble bursts. You shouldn't have 20 players over 4 tables, ...
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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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Distinct head-to-head match ups in holdem

How to get the 169 13 pair 78 unsuited 13 x 12 / 2 78 suited 13 x 12 / 2 Say I have a pair match up against unsuited The unsuited can have No matched to my suits High card match to one of my ...
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If there are no random numbers

Nothing is random. Shuffles are not random especially on a computer, when it really comes down to it is all just cause and effect. However things are random in the sense that they are statistically ...
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Hands selection in a 6 table

Here is a good article on a basic range of hands used in the TAG style: http://www.pokervip.com/school/poker-strategy/texas-hold-em-no-limit-beginner/tag-approach/ Basically your range is never ...
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Hands selection in a 6 table

To be honest, a cheat sheet wouldn't be that great of an idea simply because there is no standard situation. You could create a cheat sheet based on position but it all depends on how aggressive your ...
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