Lee Daniel Crocker
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In.a rotating dealer game, are there rules prohibiting the dealer from touching the deck when it isn't necessary?
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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 ...

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Does showdown winner HAVE to show hand?
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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 ...

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Full House order ranking Eights full of Nines vs Nines Full of Fives
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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 ...

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Confusion regarding calculating odds in flops
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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 - (...

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How to split a pot with an odd number?
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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 ...

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How is percentages calculated for specific player?
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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 ...

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texas hold um no limit
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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 ...

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Which player bets first, relative to the dealer chip, if there are only 3 players left? What about 2?
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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 ...

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Mucking cards on an all-in hand
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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 ...

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Complete all-in rules of fixed-limit hold-em
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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 ...

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Omaha: Interesting dealer mistake at showdown
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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 ...

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Can I fold in response to a call?
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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 ...

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Calculating poker odds without knowing opponents cards
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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 ...

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What happens if the card wasn't burned?
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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 ...

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What happens if there is royal flush on board
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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 ...

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term for when players go all-in and show hands
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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 ...

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Is this a bug on PokerStars?
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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 ...

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Raising with two pair in 5 card draw?
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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 ...

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Which pair wins?
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(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 ...

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Card off the table by a player
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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 ...

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Is the play dead if the player throws his cards face up before calling?
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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 ...

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In what situations will you lose the low-pot in Omaha Hi/Lo while holding Ace-Deuce?
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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 ...

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Bet denied after having hit the table pre-river
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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 ...

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Is online poker safe?
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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-...

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Poker Practice - Preflop All In
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No, that's ridiculous of course. Either you misunderstand what's happening or that software is worthless.

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What is a straddle bet?
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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 ...

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What would be the most transparent way to show a fair shuffle literally possible?
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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 ...

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

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Is the big blind player allowed act if other players go all-in for at most the big blind amount?
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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 ...

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If player#1 hold a pair and player#2 can make 2 pair using the board, whos wins?
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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. ...

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