David
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How to stay alert during long tournaments
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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 avoid telegraphing the cards in your hand to your opponents?
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I soon stopped looking at my hand at all! This was not only out of arrogance: if I did not know my hand I knew I could not telegraph it to other players the same way they were telegraphing theirs ...

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odd newbie question about "sketching" at the table?
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4 votes

Yes, that would probably come as disrespectful. Not to mention that if you want to be successful in your games, you should be paying attention to what's going on at the table.

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Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won
3 votes

There are three different pots in this situation: One contains 400 chips and involves all four players. This is split between players 1 and 2. It's 400 chips because Player 1 bet 100 and four players ...

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is PokerStars play money algorithm slightly rigged to make players buy more play money?
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There is no proof that Pokerstars algorythms are in any way "rigged". External auditory is performed on its dealing system. Anyway you can ask for 15.000 extra chips every 4 hours so I don't think ...

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Two pairs two pairs win 🏆
2 votes

Player 1's hand (best 5-card choice) is 3322A, so two-pair, threes and twos. Player 2's hand (best 5-card choice) is 55337, so two-pair, fives and threes. Since fives beat threes, player 2 wins the ...

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Good fold or losing play? AK on AK988
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There aren't many hands your opponent would bluff on that spot except perhaps for some missed straight draw and what candidates for a value-bet could you possibly be beating? Not many either! Your ...

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Slow play backfire
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Just becuase your slowplay didn't work out well this time, it doesn't say anything about whether it was a good play or not. I'm more willing to value-bet on the flop though, since you have the nuts ...

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How to bet with straight draw on the flop, and then straight on the turn?
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2 votes

Preflop play is OK but I'd probably prefer to limp (there are already two previous limpers, which give you awesome pot odds) I don't like betting 20 in-position on the flop because you are basically ...

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Is there a formula to calculate starting hand ranking?
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No. There is no "generic" way of calculating the equity of a given confrontation except for calculating it directly. For example, bigger pairs have a 4:1-ish advantage over smaller pairs, but the odds ...

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Poker software terms
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VPIP stands for "voluntary put in pot" PFR stands for "pre-flop raising" AFq is the agression factor (number of times you raise vs number of times you call) All three are probably expressed as ...

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Should dealer continue dealing after one of the players hits royal flush in heads-up showdown?
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I'd say the entire board is dealt in all cases, but I don't see why that earlier stop may cause any problem. There are no standardized inernational rules for poker, so I guess the house gets to ...

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Are players allowed to show one card mid-game?
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Players must not talk about their folded holdings while the hand is still ongoing! Indeed, the polite thing to do is to shut up after you fold. There are no universal rules about what to do, and most ...

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Playing fast and slow ... with apologies to Kahneman
2 votes

If your opponent is going to play push/fold 30BB deep form the SB, you should play as many hands as possible. Push-or-fold is -EV for the small blind at 10BB and above

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Which probability to get any combination on flop with AA?
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2 votes

This could be inaccurate as I'm doing the calculations by hand, but. Software is for people who can't do things themselves :) You get one pair or better 100% of the time. You get two pair 15.1% of ...

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Where can I play poker with a bot?
2 votes

Maybe with play money. You may want to ask poker sites if you would be allowed to test your bot there. Some sites may even find it interesting as they can use it as a way to test their anti-cheaters ...

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Odds on the river
1 votes

Assuming quads is the only hand that beats you, there's only 1 card on the deck that makes you lose, while the remaining 43 make you win. Since the river is just one card, the chance of your hand ...

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In run-it-twice which scenario is more profitable?
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As long as your nuts are unbeatable, both scenarios are equally profitable. If some of the remaining players can still make a better hand, then it depends on the odds of that happening. In principle, ...

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How to play AK hand against poor players anticipating that many of them will call you?
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Your play was correct. People calling your raise is not bad news. Of course it decreases the chance that you win the pot but it also increases your reward when you hit. We need to accept the fact that ...

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Why do I keep losing against straights with sets? Is time to check fold sets?
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Context is king in poker. Things like the number of players, position, the previous action in the hand, bet sizes, flop texture and so on are necessary to take a decision. Asking "should I check-...

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Does Nash equilibrium strategy guarantee a non negative EV when two players are left?
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1 votes

Equal, but not greater. Otherwise both players could use the same strategy and money would be created out of nowhere. The exception is of course if the game only lasts one hand, in which case the SB ...

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BB to stack size ratio
1 votes

Since small blind is often just half a big blind, its effect is implicitely taken into account. For games with antes, you may want to learn about Harrington's M (ratio between stack and initial pot)

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Too Many Burn Cards
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Since it's a home game, the rules are those agreed by the players. Anyway it's not probably a good idea to return the burned cards to the deck, and just proceed to deal the next card.

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Why is limping bad at the microstakes?
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Limping is not bad by default. There are plenty of situations where it's profitable to limp speculative hands like connectors and small pairs against previous limpers. Being the first one to limp ...

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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 principle, yes. The dealer should deal all five cards and that's what will happen in a serious event. But anyway, what's the difference? Who cares?

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Could it happen, from a theoretical point of view, that all players at a table tie?
1 votes

Sure. If the flop comes AKQJT with no flush possibility, then everyone involved will tie

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Poker ICM maths
1 votes

The Independent Chip Model (ICM) provides a method to estimate the value "in cash" of a stack in a tournament. Its core assumptions is that the chances of any player winning the tournament are ...

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What sites are most played?
1 votes

Tough question. Depends on region. Worldwide (i.e: in the "free-world") I'd say Pokerstars is still king, although the competition is getting closer (PartyPoker is coming back, 888 is also doing fine....

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Poker tips backed by facts
1 votes

The list can be almost as big as you want, so I'd follow Clarko's advice. Here you have something that extends the "A player with a two pair at flops has a 16.7% chance of getting a full house." tip

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How often does an overpair get out flopped by a set?
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You did nothing wrong. Why do you assume you did? Sometimes we just get into a cooler. As for your title question, a pocket pair flops a set roughly once every 8 times. The amount of times your ...

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