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Rules when dealer flips river early
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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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What exactly happens when chip denominations are pulled in a tournament?
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Typically, you "race" for the chips. Players get a card for any chips left over. Those chips are then colored up and are paid out based on high card. You cannot be eliminated this way. If you don'...

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What are the odds (or how would I calculate the odds) of being dealt no ace in 10 hands, 20 hands and 30 hands?
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The odds of not being dealt an ace in a 2-card hand is the the odds of being dealt two non-aces. There are 48 non-aces in the deck, so this is (48/52) * (47/51), or 85% for one hand. The odds of it ...

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Probability of flopping a straight
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I don't know what the factor of 6 is for in your first calculation. If you have a particular hole pair with a difference of four (say 6♣T⋄), then your analysis (without the factor of 6) for making a ...

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The approximate probability that the board will not have a cards for a possible straight for any player?
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Not sure the best way to calculate this, but I did a brute-force count. I examined if any 2-card hands when added to the 2598960 possible 5-card boards formed a straight. Some of these 2-card hands ...

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Pl. explain me blind structure for tournament
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Tournaments will have a targeted time, but may generate a winner before or after that point based on how the participants play. You're not going to guarantee a stopping point to the minute. I suspect ...

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What are the odds of drawing a seven card straight flush
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Was it seven cards drawn from the deck with no replacements? There are 52 choose 7 different 7-card combinations from a standard deck. In one suit, there are 8 different 7-card straights possible. ...

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Win odds displayed in the Big Game S2 E17
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Azimut's speculation is correct. For a bit more detail: There are 15 cards from the hole cards and flop that are unavailable, leaving 37 possible remaining cards for 666 possible turn/river ...

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Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Examples
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Your hole cards are chosen at random from the full deck. Given any card picked as the first, you will have 51 remaining choices from the deck for the second card. Out of those 51 remaining, 12 will ...

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What is the probability of 2 players each holding two cards of the same suit in a 9-handed Texas Hold 'em game?
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This one is difficult for me to calculate directly. Any suit can be the matching one, and any pair of seats can have the matched suits. So I just tried Monte Carlo. For two handed, the problem is ...

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Total probability of 3 of a kind
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No, you need to multiply the probabilities. Assuming your numbers are correct, it would be P(flopped set) = P(pocket pair) * P(flop the third) P = 0.0588 * 0.1078 = .0063 So without other knowledge, ...

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Does this hand make sense?
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Not every hand has to have both blinds. In some games, when the BB from the previous hand leaves the table, the SB becomes dealer and there is no SB for the next hand. I think that's what you're ...

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What would be the main difference to poker if the deck would be extended?
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I coded some python to generate every hand. As it seems to work okay for a regular deck (13 ranks, 4 suits), I think I can trust the numbers. For comparison, here's what it says for a regular deck (...

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Does 7 card poker hand odds change if i know 2 of the cards? If so how?
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Note that your figure of 43.8% for a pair means "chance for a hand that is worth exactly one pair". So it excludes both better and worse hands. Some hands with a pair in them aren't even ...

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Do bluffs contradict Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker?
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Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker implies that if I see opponents hands, I should not bet in case my hand is not the best. I disagree. I think it doesn't say "you shouldn't bet". It ...

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What would be the most transparent way to show a fair shuffle literally possible?
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One possibility: Take the shuffled deck, add a timestamp, create a cryptographic hash of it. Record both on your site. Display the hash during the hand. Honestly, since you can create the deck ...

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Are cards drawn from a uniformly shuffled deck considered independent events?
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Drawing two cards from a deck are definitely not independent events. Roulette can hit "0" twice in a row, but the deck cannot hand out the ace of spades twice in a row. But can we use the ...

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Does this shuffle machine allow for all possible shuffles?
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While you could use that machine to shuffle for a poker game, I wouldn't think it would be very common. One of its features is that it has a large capacity to hold multiple decks simultaneously and ...

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