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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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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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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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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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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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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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When to make a continuation bet and how much in Texas Hold'em?

I am aware of the idea of a continuation bet, where you bet again on the flop, after a pre-flop raise. However, I'm not that sure on when I should and shouldn't do it. I tend to do it if I get the ...
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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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Donk betting in No Limit Hold 'Em

I've been playing Hold 'Em for a while, and I've considered a variety of different strategies. However, one thing that's always left me a little baffled is "donk" betting. Rather, betting into the ...
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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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Starting Hands in Texas Hold'em

How many possible starting hands are there in Texas Hold'em?
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What are "Implied Odds" in Texas Hold'em Poker?

What are "Implied Odds" in Texas Hold'em Poker?
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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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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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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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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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Can the Big Blind Player Post More than the Current Big Blind?

In a Texas Hold-Em No-Limit Tournament, where the blinds are 200-400, can the big blind initially post more than 400 or does the Big Blind need to wait until it's his turn to raise? For example we ...
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What are “Outs” in Texas Hold'em Poker?

What are Outs in Texas Hold'em Poker?
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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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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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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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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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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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How important is Bankroll Management in Texas Hold'em Poker, and why?

How important is Bankroll Management in Texas Hold'em Poker, and why?
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Is there a way to approximate Hold'em blind increases to time a game?

At a poker night I organise with friends, we're currently ratifying a set of rules. For the blind structure, at the moment, we start with blinds of 5/10 and increase the blinds every 15 minutes. If ...
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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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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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What does it mean to check behind?

In poker terminology, there's something called "checking behind". What does this mean?
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What is “Pot Odds” in Poker Texas Hold'em?

What is "Pot Odds" in Poker Texas Hold'em?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there WSOP (or other organisation) Texas Hold-em chip and blind schedule?

Is there a WSOP (or other organisation) agreed hold-'em tournament set-up for chips and blinds schedule: e.g. something that lays out: Chips arrangement: Players start with 2000 worth of chips: 200 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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