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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. The dealer said cannot influence action. Yes talking to influence action is done but it needs to be more subtle than that. From there his excessive chatter was ...


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I am an online player and can guarantee you that every major online poker room considers A2345 a straight. The reason it is so hard to find a citation is because it is considered common knowledge (so if there exists a poker room where A2345 is not a straight, the designers clearly just didn't know the rules). Here is a list of reputable organizations' ...


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There's not really an "official rules of poker" out there. Asking for a citation for this is like asking for a citation to the rule that states a flush beats a straight. However, the WSOP.com site does have a page on hand ranking : http://www.wsop.com/how-to-play-poker/hand-ranking.asp And in it, the WSOP official site states "In Poker, the Ace is the ...


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While I have no experience with any on-line sites, I've never seen a casino poker game where A2345 wasn't a straight. On the other hand, KA234 is never a straight.


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Hold'em Poker means having the 5 best cards available, your hand + board, and her hand + board. You both made a straight, doesn't matter what u have left over. This setup is a split pot, i guess u mixed something up. She probably had 10 and Ace or Ace Queen or Ace King for a Full House, which beats a straight.


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I usually find that specialist site PokerTube has links to videos of the major events like the "Big One for 1Drop", "WSOP", etc. Other than that, youtube eventually has them.


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This is a very rough estimation based on this year. 35 levels passed = 70 hours of play. If they played 20 hands an hour this makes 1400 hands. For the last 5 years the number of players is roughly the same so I would guess the number of hands should be similar.


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So far there are only a few episodes out. You can watch the first one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAVvDC6Bnyg.


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It's called a "wheel straight" (every single poker website on which I played accepted wheel straight) and although I don't find it in the rules, it's mentioned in several PDFs accessible from the site wsop.com. You can google, for example, for (using site: to restrict the search to wsop.com): site:wsop.com "wheel straight" And you'll find, among other ...


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Depends on the table. The traditional, much more common way currently is to have a hole card cam. This can be under a piece of glass where the players place their cards or built into the side rail. Pretty simple, just a little camera built in that they can see the cards with. The other newer way, which Caesar's use for the WSOP too, is RFID cards. They are ...


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Yes, it's very much possible. Doyle Brunson played about 1.8 million hands of poker prior to winning his first WSOP bracelet. This article explains how a online player can easily reach this same mark. Annette Obrestad most likely did the same thing. For a dedicated online player, 1.8 million is a very reasonable milestone: http://buriedinfo.com/annette-...


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According to WSOP 2016 rulebook : All cell phones and other voice-enabled and “ringing” devices are allowed as long as it does not impede the progress of the game. [...] but shall not be permitted to text/email any other participant at the table. Participants are allowed to use approved electronic devices, iPods, MP3 and other music participants or ...


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The audience does not get a real time feed. It is delayed.


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So for those who want to know the background behind the logic behind this decision, a lot of players don't pay attention to what's going on, and are in constant need of reminding that they need to pay an ante. Furthermore the WSOP, especially in the opening week, has a huge amount of unexperienced dealers due to how they hire which are dealing slower, so ...


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Interesting thought, I think it is possible but it would be very difficult to pull off depending on the method used. I believe the WSOP now uses RFID cards instead of hole cams to show the player cards on the live broadcast. Using a nano/micro-implant, one could imagine that a player could get information about other players cards. This is impossible at the ...


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1: I disagree with ejLev and don't think the definition of a card cap given in rule 110 explicitly includes chips from your stack. The rule is titled: "Foreign Objects" and I would suggest that chips in play are not a foreign object and as such this rule does not explicitly encompass chips as card caps. However, I have only once in my life seen a hand mucked ...


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This is a great article on RFID There are spots on the table that can read the cards They do a very low power so it can only be read there The cards are not powered - they receive power from the reader Explaining RFID Technology and Poker


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A2345 is always a straight. Online, in casinos, and everywhere


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