Lee Daniel Crocker
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This is not so much a matter of rule as of dealer training and casino policy. If a player leaves his hand face down and unprotected, the dealer may muck it, but most are trained to do this only when ...

Probability is a measure of information. It answers the question "how certain can you be that event X will happen, given all I know about what may affect that outcome?" When you say, "...

A fair shuffle is a true random shuffle. Period. Whatever "bad experiences" you attribute to mathematically perfect shuffles are either users not knowing what they are talking about or the ...

If a player is in last position, facing an all-in bet of more than his stack, moving chips across the line (or with significant forward motion if there's no betting line) is equivalent to saying "...

You win exactly those bets you can match: no more, no less. So, if player 2 starts the hand with 200 and wins, then he recovers from the pot his own 200, 200 each from players 3 and 4 that stayed, and ...

Bets are never pushed into the pot in a poker game. Bets are made in front of the player, between his stack and the pot, and must be countable. If you "splashed the pot" in a casino, you'd ...

If all players but one are all in or folded, the betting action is done. What would it even mean for the lone remaining player to "act"? He already has every penny of his opponents' money in ...

In a casino setting, a hand has not been shown until all cards are properly tabled. Once a player's complete hand is face-up on the table, yes, the dealer and other players may assist in reading the ...

Wild cards are typically a "house rule" sort of thing. I have played a few games in a real casino setting that used one or two "bugs". A "bug" is a card (typically a ...

Under tournament rules, a player who folds (or even checks down in last position) the best possible hand after all the cards have been dealt is assumed to be cheating, playing for someone else's ...

http://www.suffe.cool/poker/7462.html Contains a list of all 7,462 equivalence classes. If you want all 2+ million distinct hands instead, it would be quicker to write a program to generate them than ...

It's more than poor etiquette, it's cheating. As a floorman, I might just issue a warning to a new player, but if the offense continued or if the player was experienced, I would certainly penalize him....

I think it was a mistake for you to check the flop. His pre-flop raise might well be something like AK/AQ, but it might also be QQ, KK, etc. If you check an A-high flop, he has to bet his QQ, and you ...

In a home game you can do whatever you like--but in a casino or other formal/structured environment, allowing the last two players to split the pot without showing would be an open invitation to ...

Yes, that was a common structure in California in the 80s and 90s. You should be inclined to draw more often and bluff more often than in a flat-limit game.

Poker hands have exactly five cards, no more, no less. Both players are playing the hand 9-9-5-5-A. Split pot.

There are at least two different ways to play high-low split poker: "declare" and "cards speak". With the "declare" option there's also "in-turn" and "...

You're pretty close, but I would describe it this way: The betting round is over when: A. There is only one player with a live hand. -- OR -- B. 1. Every player has acted at least once, -- AND -- 2....

In all betting rounds, the minimum raise is the amount of the previous raise (or opening bet if there have been no previous raises). In the first round only, the big blind is considered the opening ...

Casino dealers are trained to follow very specific procedures to prevent this kind of thing, but mistakes do happen. A floorman should always be called if an error occurs, and he will make whatever ...

Yes, in states that allow(ed) player-dealt poker (as did California in years past), there are such rules. California didn't have hold'em back then, but the lowball rules were like this: Dealer ...

This is tricky, and the exact timing of when things are done is important. When player 2 called, the hand went to showdown. At this point, both players are entitled to see their opponents hand on ...

It looks like you're playing Omaha. If that's the case, then Omaha hands are made from exactly two of your four cards plus exactly three from the board. So you cannot play the 9 and both 5s from your ...

Equity is simply how much of the pot is "yours" based on your odds to win it. If there's \$100 in the pot, and you have a 50% chance of winning it, then you have \$50 in equity. If you have a 30% chance ...

Poker hands have EXACTLY FIVE CARDS: no more, no less. Player 1's best five-card hand is A-A-7-7-K, two pair, aces over sevens. Player 2's best five-card hand is 7-7-6-6-K, two pair, sevens and sixes. ...

My opinion as a long-time floorman and tournament director: It depends on how the ante is paid. If each player has to ante 600, and he has only 100 at that point, then the main pot that he can win is ...

The author is using a rule-of-thumb approximation. Your exact probability of hitting the turn is, as you say, 9/47, or about 19.15%. Your probability of hitting the turn OR the river is equal to (1 - (...

Typically the "odd" chip is awarded to one of the players based on the type of game: in positional games (like Holdem or draw, with blinds) it is given to the player in earliest position; that is, the ...