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Is "talking to influence action" illegal at WSOP?

Yes talking to influence action is against the rules and people push it. When he announced the pot size it went over the line. By announcing the pot size he was coaching. That is a rule violation. ...
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How to stay alert during long tournaments

Great Question, some things that I find useful are the following: snacks like sunflower seeds, nuts, or gum keep your mouth busy and help to keep you awake and alert regular breaks where you get up ...
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In a tournament if you walk away from the table when "all in" did you "abandon" your hand?

"A hand may be considered and mucked if player is not at his seat" - WSOP rules. This is hand abandonment. "At his seat" is defined as touching or in reach of one's seat. However, this rule only ...
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What is overlay?

Google Wiki In poker, an overlay is the gap between a poker tournament's guaranteed prize pool and the actual prize pool generated by entrants. For example, if a tournament has a ...
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How much should I be tipping when I cash a live tournament?

From my experience as a dealer when closing out a tournament, the player whom ended up winning would give the 'loose change' from their win as a tip. I.E. say you take down a 100$ tournament in your ...
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How to stay alert during long tournaments

Clarko's given some good pieces of advice. Most tournaments give you a 5-minute break every hour, so make good use of those! One thing I'd add is "pay attention to what your opponents are doing! ...
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How to deal with people who randomly go all-in?

I've wondered this question before too, but in the context of playing poker for free on Zynga where people do this all the time which is a little different from a tournament but much of the same basic ...
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Why do players join a tournament late?

If you late register, all pots you play will be much more significant, compared to pots you play in the earlier stages of the game. Players can opt to late register, because playing the earlier stages ...
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Should i have shoved with QQ?

No, that was a massive overbet, given your stack size. A standard sized bet of about 3BB would have been better. Although, in hindsight, it's possible you may have gotten into a raising war, and ...
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Does tipping happen at the highest level?

Tipping in tournaments occurs after the prizes have been paid out. There is no tipping during a hand. Typically the winner, and perhaps some of the other top finishers will tip a portion of their ...
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reraising when a player is allin

To give you a better answer we would really need to know everyones stack sizes, if it's a very short stacked table, a shove might give you some fold-equity, but if the table all have bigger stacks, ...
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Re entry tournament rules

A tournament shouldn't have you posting a big blind, unless you are in the big blind ever. When you re-buy you are treated as a new player, and depending on the tournament size you should also get a ...
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Re entry tournament rules

A Re-Entry tournament allows busted players to buy back into the tournament. You start again from scratch as if you were a completely new player. Therefore, you : leave the table. go to cashier buy ...
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Is all-in calling 2 all-ins with KK a bad move pre-flop?

Short answer, no, I wouldn't have done anything differently. You have 14BBs and find KK with two players already committed to pay off your entire stack if you win the hand. Sure, you might rather ...
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Why do players join a tournament late?

I think Raymond's answer is great, concise and covers most of the points. I want to add two extra points as an answer. Some people are turbo specialists, and their edge in these situations can be ...
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Final table at tournament, two players avoiding eliminating each other -- what can the tournament director do?

The WSOP has rules against collusion and card throwing, the collusion rule is as follows b.Collusion is defined as any agreement between or among two (2) or more Participants to engage ...
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Can i fold my trips here?

In poker, sometimes you can play everything really well, and still get screwed. That's what happened here. If you're folding that, you're playing the game way too tight, and you'll end up losing a lot ...
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Ruling for player wishing to rebuy when rebuy period ended during a hand

It all depends on the structure of the tournament. To alleviate this issue, many tournaments are scheduled so that the rebuy period ends at a break and after that break no-one can buy back in. Some ...
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Facing a shove after turning an OESD with JJ deep in MTT

My read is villain was happy to let you build the pot. You slowed down and villain put you on exactly the hand you had and wants to shut it down. You have 10 outs. I don't get the re-raise to 5.0M ...
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What's the optimum time to enter a tournament with late registration?

I like the accepted answer but I disagree with "get a large stack early". Playing big pots to build a stack early is risky. Even a fish can wake up with or draw to the nuts. Play pot control ...
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Lost hole card at showdown?

Rules of poker: You must protect your own hand at all times. Your cards can be protected with your hands, a chip, or other object placed on to p of them. If you fail to protect your hand, you ...
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All-in re-steal on bubble

Agree push fold. Behind a limp that is a relatively small raise. You are getting 2 : 1 to call. That could very well be a value raise in position with a good or very good hand and happy if it ...
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Dealing with excessive clock calls?

I have not had a similar experience, but I can provide some input. Players excessively tanking has become a more and more frequent issue in poker due to the increase in calculations done at the table....
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Agree not to play for a side pot

It is technically against the rules as it is collusion. But they have to prove it. You should never openly agree to not play for a side pot. Simply check the pot down. Late in a tournament the ...
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Agree not to play for a side pot

Generally, any form of agreement between two players that harm others is against the rules. That includes checking a hand down. In fact, most casinos DO NOT allow game-play talk in a pot with more ...
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Does tipping happen at the highest level?

So as Herb posted another question that answers this for tournaments, I also want to include my experience of dealing cash games at the upper stakes as an addition to the above. For these examples, I ...
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Bounty Builder tournament

I think the best way to answer this, as it's applicable to any and all should you call situations as it provides the base maths on equity, is to look at your equity. Sorry if the figures are a little ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop ... what now?

It is an interesting spot for sure. It is hard to say exactly what range the SB and BB have here. Is SB just betting hands like Td8d? Could BB have 87 or would he raise? It is impossible to say. One ...
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I started playing on a poker site in India. Is the following scenario possible :

If it is a shady and small site, then its quality isn't guaranteed. However the vast majority of sites aren't rigged and those who are won't survive long anyway. It is impossible for us to help you ...
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How do international poker players take tournament prize money home?

All of the below is just my own personal opinion and not to be taken as legal or financial advice. When you win, there are two concerns for the casino to release your money. First is taxes and the ...
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