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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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A2345 Straights permitted

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 ...
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A2345 Straights permitted

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 ...
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Where do you get poker videos?

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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Number of hands played by a November Nine?

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 ...
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How do the broadcasters know what the hole cards are in televised poker

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. ...
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Where do you get poker videos?

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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A2345 Straights permitted

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 ...
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How is earphone use regulated in WSOP?

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 ...
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How is earphone use regulated in WSOP?

The audience does not get a real time feed. It is delayed.
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Has Annette Obrestad played more hands of poker than Doyle Brunson?

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. ...
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What is the Big Blind Ante?

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 ...
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Micro/nano skin implants to signal hole cards at the WSOP?

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 ...
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How do the broadcasters know what the hole cards are in televised poker

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 ...
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WSOP definition of a protected hand

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 ...
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Is "talking to influence action" illegal at WSOP?

This is one of the subjective rules that is rarely enforced, which is probably why it seems surprising for a player to receive a penalty doing something that happens regularly without penalty. The key ...
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A2345 Straights permitted

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