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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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How do you determine the winner of a Texas Hold'em poker 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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How did this hand from the 2008 WSOP eliminate Scott Montgomery? [duplicate]

In the 2008 WSOP, played as No Limit Texas Hold 'Em, Scott Montgomery placed fifth. Looking at how hand scoring works, I do not understand the manner in which he was eliminated. Here is a screenshot ...
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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 betting players. After the river card, Player 1 goes all in. Then Player 2 decides to ...
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Texas Hold ‘em Rules

I have recently played some cash games in Las Vegas and I have found that there are a number of unwritten rules that seem to have poor coherence between different players and dealers. Tournament rules ...
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Largest cumulative poker equity swing

I don't know the best way to phrase this question, so I'll apologize in advance if it seems a little confusing. I also don't know if it's more appropriate for poker.se or stats.se (or some other forum-...
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Who would win? Texas Holdem [duplicate]

Card Scenario in Texas Holdem Player 1 has... Q♥ and 4♠ Player 2 has... J♥ and 5♣ The community cards are ♠A, Q, 8, 7, 3 (I hope I explained it right) Can someone help?
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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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Which of these full houses wins? [duplicate]

In Texas Holdem: Player one has: 1, 5 Player two has: 9, 9 The community cards are: 1, 5, 5, 9, 6 Both players have a full house. Which player wins?
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Call first round of play [closed]

I was playing free poker online with 4 other players that were bots. This is beginners level. The first round, the 1st player put in small blind ($1), 2nd player big blind ($2). The 3rd player (me) ...
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Who wins this Texas hold 'em hand? [duplicate]

There was a full house on the board queens over jacks. One player has pocket 9s and the other had a 9 and a 5... Who wins? Or is it a split pot?
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Do players have to match big blind if player in bb position can’t afford to match bb? [duplicate]

A previous question on this board asked: 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 ...
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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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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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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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Poker Texas Hold'em Sit-and-Go - Independent Chip Model (ICM)

What is "ICM" in Poker Texas Hold'em? I want to know some mathematical equations in answers on this question, because this part is important for me.
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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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Full house on table full house in hand [duplicate]

Ok scenario: 8 9 8 9 9 on table. Player 1 has 8/4 in hand. Player 2 has K/2 in hand. Who wins? I personally say split since table has higher full house. Am I right?
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Number of possible hands in last two rounds of Texas hold-em

In the paper for the Poker AI, Libratus, the following is said: The last two betting rounds, which are exponentially larger, are more coarsely abstracted. The 55 million different hand possibilities ...
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Deciding winner with flush on table (Texas Hold em no limit) [duplicate]

I am creating my own poker game prototype as a hobby project. The game calculates the combinations every player has and decides a 5 card hand to be used when calculating a winner if players have the ...
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Why does this player not have a straight?

I'm relatively new to poker so bare with me. Community cards: J, Q, K, 2, 4 P1: A,6 P2: Q,Q A site determined that P2 won with three of the kind. Is this wrong? How does player P1 not win with a ...
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In Texas Hold'em, how does the floor penalize a player who has received more chips than he should have (as through an add-on)?

I was running a poker tournament this evening. The type of tourney is freezeout with up to a $25 dollar add-on worth 5500 in chips. I seated him, gave him the starting stack plus the add-on, and told ...
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Hold 'em tie with 2 people [duplicate]

Player 1 has A 8; Player 2 has A 9. Community cards are A K 7 4 4. Does player 2 win with a 9 kicker? Or is the K the kicker for both resulting in a tie?
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Texas Hold'Em Heads-Up Blind Structure

Why does the Dealer post the small blind and the other player post the big blind? Normally the person to the left of the dealer will post the small blind then the second player to the left of the ...
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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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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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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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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.