Lee Daniel Crocker
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According to traditional poker rules (excluding Texas holdem), can the ace be used as the low card in a A2345 straight?
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Yes, A2345 ("wheel") and 10JQKA ("broadway") are both straights in standard poker. In Deuce-to-seven lowball, a wheel is not a straight, but just A5432 high.

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Ace to Six relative value of straight "AKQJT"
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Great question, and I believe I know the answer, but I can't for the life of me find an online reference. I believe that you are correct, in that KQJTA is not considered a straight, and defeats KQJT2, ...

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Folding hands in hold 'em poker
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In this case, where B is both the last aggressor and the apparent winner of the hand, the only reason for him to want to see A's hand is if he suspects collusion. He can ask the dealer and/or floorman ...

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Revealing part of your hand
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If there are any players who will act behind you, no. It is unfair to the other players to give your opponent information that might affect them. In a tournament, no. It is unfair to use this ...

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Evaluating poker hands programmatically
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The general method you describe (that is, check-for-hand-x, then check-for-hand-y, ...) is what poker programmers would call a "naive" or "basic" evaluator. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it'...

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three of a kind problem help me please
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The best 5-card hand you can make is Q-Q-Q-A-9, three queens with A, 9 kickers. Your opponent's best five-card hand is 9-9-9-Q-Q, full house 9s over Qs. Full house wins.

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Just a quick question on rules
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Yes, you are ethically required to tell the player and/or dealer that you can see someone's cards. Usually a quick and polite "Protect your hand, sir, you're giving me a peek." will suffice. I've ...

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Tournament - Who decides if I have to show my cards?
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A player is never entitled to see another player's hand unless he has paid for the privilege by calling all bets. If a player folds before the betting is complete, he may certainly ask to see a hand, ...

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Do you have show your cards at end of Texas hold'em hand if asked by person who won?
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Casinos may have different house rules, but the "standard" rule is this: since the hand reached showdown, any player involved in the hand may ask that player 2's hand be shown. If anyone except player ...

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Second J on turn lower the chance that
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Before the flop, there were 47 cards you didn't know the location of, three of which were jacks. On that information and nothing else, the probability that your opponent holds a jack is about 12.5%. ...

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Rule for advancing the button when SB bust
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House rules vary. Tournaments typically us the "dead button" rule, where the blinds advance but the button stays where it is (or moves in front of the empty seat, which is the same thing). If the big ...

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Probability of forming a flush question (dependent vs independent event)
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The odds of hitting "one or the other" are dependent. But the odds of "missing both" are independent. So reverse everything: the probability of missing both is (38/47) * (37/46), or 1406/2162. ...

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All-in rules in extreme cases
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No, no. The "current bet amount" is 100, the big blind. Each player in turn facing that must call 100 if he can, go all in short if he can't, or raise. The fact that a player went all in short ahead ...

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Hold'em hybrid dealing
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Personally, I think five betting rounds is too many for a good poker game (that's one reason I prefer Mississippi stud to traditional). But that's just my opinion. You should also always deal at least ...

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Can a decision be both + and - EV?
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No, the EV is the EV. But probability is a function of knowledge. Your estimate of the likelihood of the various events that go into your calculation of EV will change over time with new information, ...

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Revealing hand thinking bet was covered
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This was a terrible decision, and no competent poker floorman would ever have done that. The game is heads-up; a player has every right to show his cards at any time, and does not lose any privileges ...

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How many chips do you have left?
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Your opponent is entitled to know your stack size. You have a responsibility not to deceptively stack your chips, obscure them, or otherwise interfere with your opponent's ability to judge your stack. ...

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Showing your cards rules
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The traditional rule is that if it is the apparent winner of the hand who asks to see the loser's hand, then the dealer may show the hand and it is live, that is, the player asks to see the hand at ...

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How is Poker a game of skill?
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"Game of skill" and "game of chance" are not disjoint sets: they overlap at poker, backgammon, bridge, and many others. Any game can have a randomizing element like the deal of a card or the roll of a ...

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Am I obligated to show my cards if I get called and we go to showdown?
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If he wants to muck, he may attempt to do so and surrender the pot. But his opponents paid full price to see his hand, and they are legally entitled to see it, so they can ask the dealer to show the ...

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What is the maximum number of players in Texas Hold'em?
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In the 80s I played in clubs that routinely spread 13-14 hands on a big table (often a "violin" table more commonly used for Baccarat). That's very unusual nowadays, since casinos know that slows down ...

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What are the actual odds of being dealt pocket Aces?
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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, "...

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Do mucked cards call themselves in Omaha?
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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 ...

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Examples of Intentionally mucking the best hand?
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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 ...

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Can I find a sorted list of all hands stored as a single file online?
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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 ...

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Is it poor etiquette to fake all-in on the river?
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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....

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In five card draw poker, are there variants with multiple tiers of betting?
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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.

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Is there a situation where a player has a right to act even though all the bets are equalized
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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....

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Seeking solutions to some scenarios to understand raise and re-raise?
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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 ...

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Too Many Burn Cards
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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 ...

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