Questions tagged [poker-texas-holdem]

A popular poker game in which each player has 2 cards of their own that they must combine with 5 communal cards to make the best hand possible. While most poker questions are on-topic here, there's a dedicated Poker Stack Exchange as well.

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Three player all-in with a tie

Three players are all in, and two tie for the win. Does the loser pay both players the full amount of their chips bet?
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Texas holdem with an overall time limit

Is there a reasonable way to play Texas holdem in such a way that the game has a time limit? A way you can say "the game ends at 10pm" and then determine the winner/distribute the winnings in a fair ...
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Is this Texas Holdem hand a misdeal?

The dealer dealt all the cards to 10 players, 6 players are now in the hand, so he flopped 3 cards on the table and all 6 players checked. So as he was going to do the turn card he messed up the top 5 ...
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Reraising in no limit texas holdem

If one player reraised and the next player behind does not complete the bet can the next player reraise?
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What bet to make in this Texas Holdem Tournament?

I was playing in a tournament. About 115 players started each getting 5000 chips. There was about 45 players left and I had just been moved to a different table, I had 17000 in chips. The blinds were ...
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Texas Hold'em: The flop vs Turn/River

In Texas Hold'em, the first common cards dealt are the three cards known as the flop. Then we proceed to deal the Turn and the River, which are single cards. Is there any specific reason why we first ...
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POKER - Is it best to sit out your blinds?

Blinds are paid when in the worst position (1st to act). If you sit out your blinds, & re-enter on the button, (or just after) you must now 'buy the button' (pay your missed blinds, or sit-out ...
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Two players tied for second place in a timed tourney, who goes heads up?

I have a question... We play in a regular Texas hold ‘em tourney, each round is timed throughout the evening, after the last round the two chip leaders go heads up for the win..fairly standard stuff. ...
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Is there a standard notation for poker games?

Is there a standard notation, like there is for chess, for describing Texas Hold 'Em, poker, or other poker-like card games? I think there was a standard for Bridge because I remember they would ...
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Who won this Texas Hold’em hand? [duplicate]

Since both players have the same pair, should it go down to the suits, or are they supposed to split the pot?
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texas holdem full house showing in table, splitting pot among players [duplicate]

Texas holdem, KKK22 full house showing on table. Player 2 has the K2 hole cards to make the same full house, is the pot split among all players or is it player 2 pot?
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Can someone explain me why was this a split pot? texas hold'em [duplicate]

I would want to ask you why was this a split pot.
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Texas Holdem confusion on winning hand in recent game played [duplicate]

[Player 1] has an A♠️ & a 2♥️ as their hole cards. [Player 2] holds a 3♣️ & a Queen♠️.The community cards are as follows : 3♠️,J♦️,J♣️,8♥️,8♦️ Please explain to me why player 1 thinks he beats ...
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In Poker, what happens with the next players if paying the big blind puts a player all-in?

In Texas hold'em poker, if a player doesn't have enough chips to pay the big blind, what happens if the next players want to call? Must they pay the entire big blind or not? For example, a tournament ...
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Texas Hold em question [duplicate]

First player has Ace Seven. Second player has Ace Seven. Third Player has pocket Jacks. Community cards are A J 5 5 5. What is the winning hand in this situation?
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I need help to see who would of won this hand [duplicate]

If the board had A,A,3,6,6 In my hand I had a 9,3. My oppents hand had a Q,5 Who wins?
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Do you get to choose your hand, or is the highest hand chosen automatically?

Say you were a beginner in poker and the showdown comes and you lay down your hand as KK proposing to go with pair of kings. The cards on the table are TJQA4. The suits are such that you could have a ...
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What if multiple players have the same hand via using all the shared cards? [duplicate]

I'm trying to learn the basics of poker, and I encountered this bit of info: Sometimes the best texas hold em hand is made by the five shared cards on their own. If they were 10-10-10-10-A and you ...
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Card Game Scoring System [closed]

I am trying to develop a scoring function for 5-card draw poker hands. The scoring function must produce a partial ordering over hands, so that the score of hand 1 is less than the score of hand 2 if ...
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Splitting the pot without showing hands

Can the last 2 players in Texas Holdem agree to split the pot equally after the river without showing their hands. is this legal or ethical?
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Use of Jokers in Poker

What versions of poker allow Jokers to be included in the deck? Are they treated as wildcards / how are they scored? To date I've only played with a 52 card deck (i.e. where jokers would only be used ...
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Texas Holdem Board deals a straight [duplicate]

Board deals a straight say 45678 Alice has K A 123 and Tom has K Q 123 does Alice win as her hole card is an Ace ? or do they split the pot ? TY
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Exact Same Poker Hand: Who Wins or Tie? [duplicate]

! Who wins this hand? My friends and I are at a loss. Our hands are located above and below the tabled cards.
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Can an opponent folding make you go from probable winner to probable loser?

I was watching a World Series of Poker video, and noticed a strange thing with the percentages that each player had for their chance to win the hand. Before the flop, after all but 3 players had ...
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Texas Holdem: How to Score this Hand - Single Pair, 3 kickers [duplicate]

I have a question for you. It's a question that came up last night in a poker game and is still being debated by the group. Some say split, some say one winner. Please let me know how you would score ...
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texas holdem regarding a pair K8 vs K9 and A comes on the river [duplicate]

I have K8 the other player has K9 K on the board and A comes on the river, who wins the hand
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Texas Holdem All-In Question

This is regarding a texas holdem no limit home game. After the flop, player 1 and player 2 are the only remaining who bet. After the turn of the river card, player 1 goes all in. Player 2 decides to ...
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flush on the board in texas hold'em poker [duplicate]

Sherry:Q◇Q♧ Loren:7♡8◇ Board:10♤9♤2♤A♤3♤ Is this a split or does Sherry win and why? Thanks Tammy
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How to break a Tie for a 3-of-a-kind [duplicate]

In a particular scenario where there is a tie for same three of a kind. Two players - User1 with 10h and 6d User2 with 10d and 4c On table 10c, 10s, Kc, 3h, 2d Who wins? Note: h/d/s/c = ...
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What are the rules when two or more people go out when they are on the bubble for payout

What are the rules when two or more people go out when they are on the bubble for payout. For example, the top 6 players will get money back and there are 7 people left. The next hand results in 3 or ...
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Is it possible to have a full house and straight flush in same hand with only two players?

In Texas Holdem, Is it possible to have a full house and straight flush in same hand with only two players?
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Where can I find 'no limits' Texas Hold'em game logs?

I've been looking at some papers about developing AI players for Texas Hold'em, and many of them have used betting history from expert human players as training data. I have so far been unable to ...
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Which hand wins [duplicate]

The community has King, King, Queen, Queen, 2. Bob has 10, 7 in the hole. Charlie has 3, 3 in the hole. Does Bob win because he has high card, or does Charlie win because he pocket 3 pair?
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Can a player join after the preflop?

Can a player join an active game after the pre-flop? if so what would be the conditions? (for example if he sits between the smallBlind and the bigBlind Thanks!
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Bet process when 2 players and Big blind is all in on the Pre-Flop

as I understand when 2 players playing no Limit Hold-em dealerButton is smallBlind bigBlind goes All-In at the preflop. smallBlind opens the game and he CALL. how does the game move forward? (does ...
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Texas holdem who wins [closed]

So in Texas holdem if two players have a straight with the same card who wins, (one player has a pair of 6s and the other player has a king)??
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Texas hold'em flush Tie or Not? [duplicate]

I was playing Texas Holdem last night with some friends at my house and this was the hand we were dealt: My cards 7♠ 6♦ His cards 10♠ 7♥ Cards on table 6♠ 8♠ Q♠ J♠ 2♠ Odd hand. Everyone else ...
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Two players have a straight to the 8 [closed]

Bob had a straight to the 8 and Alice had a straight the 8, Bob had a 4 & Queen, Alice had a 8 & Jack. Who wins?
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When both players have the same 2 pair, can a 3rd pair be used as a valid kicker? [duplicate]

player A : 4,4 player B : A,10 board : K,K,Q,Q,2 Which player wins? I guess Player B but player A claims he has a pair of 4 which is a bigger kicker. who is correct?
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In Omaha Poker, can we use 0,1,3 or 4 hole cards when selecting the best 5 cards? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, in Omaha, a player must use exactly two hole cards and three communal cards when selecting the best hand. In Texas Hold'em Poker, it is possible to use only the communal cards ...
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Who has the winning hand in Texas-holdem (different full house hands) [duplicate]

The table cards were Q,Q,9,9,4 All four suits were on the board. Player one had Q,3. Player two had 9,8. Which player wins?
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Is this a split pot? [duplicate]

The board shows two queens, a 9, 8, and 7. I'm holding a queen and a Jack. The other player is holding a queen and an Ace. Is this a split pot or does the Ace play?
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In Poker, what happens if paying a blind puts a player all-in?

I have a question regarding increasing blinds in Texas Hold-em poker. I am developing a poker website. During tournaments players are not allowed to buy chips. Each player starts with 1000 chips to ...
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Who has the winning hand in this Texas-holdem scenario? [duplicate]

The table cards were A,K,K,8,3. All four suits were on the board. Player one had A,8. Player two had A,3. Is this a split pot?
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How do you determine the winner of a hand?

In Texas Hold'em poker, there are some cases where a particular card, often called kicker, acts as a tiebreaker between players to determine who wins the pot, or if the pot has to be shared. For some ...
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Initial setup for a house game

I just bought a 300 piece poker set and none of the pieces have a denomination on them. I have white (100 count), red (50 count), green(50 count), blue (50 count), and black (50 count) pieces. I ...
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When should a player decide to fold in Texas Hold'em Poker?

In Texas Hold'em poker, when it is a player's turn, he tries to make a best hand out of his hole cards (private cards) and the communal cards. Now my question is: On what factors does he decide to ...
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Can a player use only the communal cards when selecting their best hand?

In Texas Hold'em, there are 5 communal cards that are shared by all players, and 2 hole cards, that are private and may only be used by the player that the cards were dealt to. Can we just select all ...
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In Texas Hold'em, who is awarded second and third place in this scenario?

Consider the scenario where there are three players remaining: Player A has 1,000 chips Player B has 200 chips Player C has 50 chips and is the dealer The hand starts and Player C goes all in. ...
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How often should I bluff in poker?

Obviously bluffing is an important element of poker, and bluffing too often, or not often enough will negatively affect your winnings, but is there a rule of thumb for how often you should bluff? For ...