John Dee
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Does "touching the muck" mean anything in a casino?
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I am a floor person for 20 years in Atlantic City, California and Las Vegas and multiple other jurisdictions. This is the most misunderstood rule in public poker: "Touching the muck" literally doesn'...

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General strategy shortstacked PLO cash games
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The general strategy for Omaha is the same for playing short stacked in any poker game. Play tight aggressive. The concept is that you put your money in when you are against a large field with the ...

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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?
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Professional casino vocabulary: Depending on the game, there can be a community card. The community card is dealt from the stub. The stub are the remaining cards left in the dealers hand, which may or ...

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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?
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In the video, the dealer does in fact, deal 5 cards. It has no effect on the game's outcome, but a pro dealer will pitch all the cards in a showdown. The main reason is to not confuse the eye in the ...

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Should big denomination cihps be explicitly separated in a raise if they are in the same stack with smaller chips?
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Yes, both the professional dealer and the betting player have a duty to make the high denom chips visible. A professional dealer should stack off the chips the same way a blackjack dealer would. That ...

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Someone else took my cards from the muck
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The best way to handle this is for the dealer to call the floor over. The floor should explain that no player is allowed to touch another player's cards, and you're especially not allowed to touch the ...

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Flush on the board
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More likely you need glasses. Looks to me that you actually had TJ of DIAMONDS. There is only one ten of hearts in each deck, so it wasn't both in your hand and on the board. You'd be surprised, I ...

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Normal percentage of a player that staking them completely in an event buys you?
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Well, it depends on how stupid you are! Staking poker players is based on two principals: The guy can turn $1.00 into $2.00 Yet, for some reason... this savant doesn't have any money of his own and ...

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Does Heads Up Hold ’em GTO assume a linear relationship between utility and money?
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You're asking two questions here. Are dollars always worth a dollar in theory? Yes, a dollar should be assumed to be worth a dollar to all players - otherwise how could the theory make sense? Can ...

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All in for less than big blind, post flop
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Depends if it's limit, or no-limit. In limit, less than half a bet is a partial bet that can either be completed, or called. Half or more can be called, or raised [in this case to $150]. So his $50 ...

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Did I play QQ correctly in this situation?
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This is a donkey play typical of losing nits. It's a 3 way pot with $115 in the pot. Hero has QQ with 832flop with $205 in middle position. If you're beat, just re-buy and chaulk it up. There is no ...

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MTT -- math point of view
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This is mere mental masturbation my friend. I'm down voting this non-sense. Smoke less pot. Yes, this has already been done: See Dan Harrington's concepts of Q and R. Which are MUCH better predictors ...

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Acting out of turn.
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I've been a professional floor person, and I've run many high stakes home games for over 20 years. The applicable poker rule is: Verbal is binding. If you say "fold" out of turn, you're folding. ...

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Graph of single-hand outcomes
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I'm certain you cannot calculate the risk of ruin this way. You'll get some kind of number, but it won't be related to ruin. If your data merely contains the hands PLAYED, and it's limited to pre-...

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Can I show a folded hand and win the pot?
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This one comes up often. It's a slightly gray area. There are two issues: Retrievable cards Generally, cars that are "retrievable" can be live. Despite what people say, "touching the much" literally ...

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Hand analysis could you lay this down
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Preflop: You raised to 70 in when blinds were 25-50? Huh? There is some kind of malfunction in the description. In any case, a re-raise to $220 was called with QJ UTG. First of all, 6 or 8 handed ...

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Studying poker math - is it worth it?
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Of the universe of people who play poker, some of them win in the first group of memorable sessions, some of them lose. It's essentially random. 100% of the people who ask this question, fall into the ...

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How big an edge can you have on a tournament field ? ROI vs edge question
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The ROI is the return on investment . It's the same as the expected value, or EV. It's a GIVEN in this question, so we'll just have to assume that we accept the number and it's based on some kind ...

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Can I fold in response to a call?
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This is a fun rule that has definitely changed over time in public games, but has remained the same in home games. Amongst gentlemen, it is assumed the bettor has been caught bluffing. Demanding that ...

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Calling down check-raise on semi-dry board
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This question shows a fallacy that a lot of poker players get themselves into: Over valuing some meaningless factor. In this case, it's "if he thinks V is under-bluffing". How do you think that? So ...

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Quantify the equity of position (button) heads up
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If you assume every hand goes to showdown, you can easily calculate the value of the button: 0 or 1, depending on your notation.

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Is the heads up NLH no mixing Nash equilibrium strategy known?
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It should also be noted that the Nash equilibrium won't even be CLOSE to the most profitable poker strategy. They are just unrelated concepts. That's because poker is a human con game more than a ...

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In a private live game, how do you deal with severe violations of table etiquette?
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I've run a few pretty big regular private games in big cities and we had games in my frat house for pennies when I was a kid. Here are my thoughts: At the frat house, etiquette violations were ...

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Got beaten three times by the same 4 of a kind, then won with a straight flush. In the span of 141 hands. What are the odds?
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This is not possible to calculate [because you'd have to know how all the players play in all situations], but you could certainly figure out how often it normally occurs if you had a large enough ...

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What ruling should be made when a verbal declaration is not heard by the dealer?
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I'll tell you guys what happened, and then I'll tell you what I would have done. FYI, This is an alias account. I have been in the poker industry for 25 years in every role, from chip runner to ...

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Cheating by 2 or more players playing "best hand?"
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"Best Hand" is the most common "scammer" strategy in poker. It is the principal technique advanced cheaters use to make money. 100% of high stakes games that last over one week are cheated this way. ...

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