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Hold'em: Why does K♠️7♠️ beat A♠️2♠️ more frequently than K♠️8♠️ does?

K7 steals one winner from A2 K7 wins 3456 and K8 does not K8 does not steal 4567 as A2 does not have a piece of it
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Rules when dealer flips river early

Depends on the rules in use. Two common sets are Roberts rules and Tournament Directors Association (TDA) rules. From Roberts Rules: IRREGULARITIES: If the dealer prematurely deals any cards ...
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Acting out of turn.

Most of the time in poker, the WSOP rules are held as canon, so keeping that in mind, this is what the 2016 WSOP rulebook has to say: Non-Standard Folds: Any time before the end of the last ...
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Why is 4, 3, 2, A, K not considered a straight in Texas Hold'em Poker?

Because that's the rules of the game. Simple as that. Straights are not cyclic, they're linear. Think of the Ace as the start point and end point but not at the same time. I.E. You can have an Ace ...
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What are the rules of a misdeal in casinos?

So I'm going to just copy and paste the TDA rules here as they are one of the most common set of rules enforced around the world, and often if a place is not using the official TDA rules, they're ...
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A detailed definition of a Donk Bet

Generally a donk bet is when a players leads out with a bet (often on the flop, but could also be turn or river) before the preflop raiser has acted (i.e. when the preflop raiser was in position ...
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Ruling on a non-standard check

The only relevant question here is what the other players thought and how they reacted. If they thought it was a check, and reacted in any way that you might have been able to see before you bet, then ...
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Ruling on a non-standard check

If you did one of the following things, you committed to checking the turn: Clearly say the word "check" Deliberately pat the table with your fingers extended twice in succession Deliberately knock ...
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What is the official procedure for starting a hand in texas holdem heads up?

The key is the button represents the dealer, the dealer doesn't deal himself/herself first. So, the first card goes to the big blind player in heads-up. According to heads up poker rules, the ...
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What hand is this?

A poker hand is 5 cards, so the dealer is showing that the winning hand is JJKQ7. If, instead, the winning hand had been AhKh for a flush, the dealer instead would have raised the Qh 4h and 7h.
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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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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

There are multiple problems with the proposal that 1 player put up 1.5xBB rather than as it is actually played. a $1-$2 game would then just become a more expensive game as now it would cost $3 to ...
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Final table: All-in with AQ suited against a small stack?

First of all, you're likely right that your hand looks good against the range of UTG. The other factors though (mostly position) are unfavorable though, so the question is whether or not it's ...
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Can casino change the dealer decision after hand is over?

Yes they can watch the camera and overturn. I bet the ruling was the other player did not muck. The player showed his hand. If the dealer collected the cards into the muck then it was not the ...
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Should you play low suited connectors?

Generally, low suited connectors don't have enough value to be played consistently and they have high reverse implied odds, meaning that even when you hit two pair, a straight, or a flush, it's still ...
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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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Is there a calculator that shows what my "potential" odds are?

If you have an android phone you can download "Poker calculator", logo is a clover as you can see topleft. It is a great app. It supports hold 'em but also 4 and 5 card omaha high and omaha high/low....
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Ruling on a non-standard check

"Yea" does not mean "check" in my poker vocabulary. To me it is not even an angle shoot. For sure you don't need to announce "raise" if you are putting in a raise (in one action).
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How do straddle and antes effect the absolute stake?

So first part of this, we need to in my opinion, breakdown and acknowledge the differences between a straddle game and a larger stake game. In the example you mentioned both may have the same amount ...
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Facing a shove on an ugly river

TL; DR - I shove the turn. Personally i would have taken a more aggressive line than check calling the flop, but Hero's flop line is reasonable. On the turn it gets abit dicey, H has a strong hand on ...
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A flush beating a full house in a hold 'em poker?

This is a 6+ NLHE game (also referred to as short deck). In this game the hand ranking are different and a flush is better than a full house. Here is a link to partypoker's short deck hand rankings: ...
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Texas hold em raising

The best way to explain how the betting and raising works in Texas Hold'em would be to show you. Let's assume we have a table of 6 players. Each player has 1,000 chips, the small blind is 10 and the ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

Blinds are the essence of poker games. All strategy is built on the basis of stealing the money that are already in the pot (Dead money). Without the blinds, a player can fold every hand but Aces, ...
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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

TL;DR A side pot is a pot when certain players have no participation due to lacking the required amount of chips. It is the way to accept bets when players have different chips amounts. This situation ...
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What are the odds?

From a probability perspective, you can think of this as two events: the first being each of the five player getting dealt a pocket pair, and the second dealing five cards that match those pocket ...
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The Law of Large Numbers. How Large?

I don't think I would look at is like that. Let's say you are 1/3 to hit the flush. The chance of not hitting is 2/3. Not hitting twice in a row 44.44% 44.44% 2 29.63% 3 19.75% 4 13.17% ...
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Table of flat callers

These players are called loose passive players, and are very easy to beat with patience, I picked out a passage from an article that I really believe sums up the perfect strategy against these players....
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