Lee Daniel Crocker
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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 ...

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 ...

Probability is a measure of information or certainty--how certain can we be that some event will happen, given our present knowledge? There's no such thing as the "real" probability of an event, only ...

If the stack of chips being pushed is smaller than the amount needed to call, then there is no ambiguity: it is a short all-in. Otherwise "I call" and "all in" mean different things, so the statement ...

Clarko's answer is correct but I think a bit misleading, especially for games with unusual blind structures. The correct way to determine betting is this: in every betting round but the first, the ...

In a live cash game, the floorman might rule player 2's hand dead, and the dealer might not even deal the river. Or he might rule that once it was properly tabled, his further action of folding made ...

As always, house rules vary. But generally speaking in fixed limit games, a player facing a less-than-limit bet cannot raise, but has the option to complete the partial bet to a full bet, which can ...

Yes, this was a serious dealer mistake, and I would have reprimanded him (or her) for it. At showdown, Villain had the only properly tabled hand. Hero’s hand is still eligible to win, but has not ...

In a tournament, no. Folding an eligible hand is not allowed. This is to prevent teams from dumping chips to each other. In cash games, it's fine. However, a player who calls your bet is entitled to ...

Probability is about knowledge. It is a measure of how certain you can be that a proposition is true, from your point of view, based on all of your knowledge. We assign a value of 0 to mean "I am ...

The considerations are these: (1) Everyone must have equal information. The fairness of the game is paramount. (2) Once betting action has taken place, cards stand as dealt. (3) If at all ...

Every player plays the best 5-card hand he can make. If that's the five on the board, then that's what he plays. If nobody can beat the 5-card hand on the board, then the pot is split. This happens ...

C can go all in, but if C just folds or calls, A cannot raise because he has not been raised. B's \$870 is short of the required minimum raise to \$900, and so it does not reopen the action to A (but of ...

Yes, this is a bug. Hold'em rules are pretty universal on this point: when the game is reduced to two players, the big blind for the next hand is paid by whoever paid the big blind least recently, and ...

I like just calling here. You already have position on the raiser, and can narrow him down pretty well. I don't see much benefit in trying to chase out those behind you. The tougher decision is ...

(1) Poker hands have exactly five cards, so you haven't actually described their hands correctly. The first player has something like QQK75, and the second player has something like AAQ92. (2) If ...

You're unclear when you say player 2 "doesn't call". Do you mean that he actually made some motion or verbal indication of intent to fold? If so, then the moment that happened, the hand is over and ...

Almost never would a floorman call such a hand dead unless there were an explicit house rule to that effect (and this is rare). If players are truly head-up (no other players all-in), then there is ...

A2 will be nut low when: There are 3 or more different cards 8 of below on the board. None of those three board cards is an A or 2. It might still be nut low in other cases, for example where either ...

This is a bad decision. In turn, certainly, a rap on the table should be taken as a check, but I would never automatically take a dark bet that wasn't unambiguous. If this player had a habit of making ...

I can't imagine any definition of the word "safe" that would apply to online Poker. There's certainly the legislative risk, although that has gone down much in recent times. There's also the out-of-...

No, that's ridiculous of course. Either you misunderstand what's happening or that software is worthless.

A straddle is an extra blind. It is typically double the previous big blind (some games may allow other amounts, especially at no-limit), and becomes the new big blind amount. Generally this is done ...

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 ...

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 ...