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Texas hold'em flush Tie or Not?

Your opponent won the pot. The fact that there's a flush on the table isn't relevant to whether or not your pocket cards matter. Each player creates the best 5-card hand that he can out of the total ...
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Can an opponent folding make you go from probable winner to probable loser?

Suppose the five community cards wind up being 9♦, 10♥, 10♣, J♠, and 3♠. Then C would win with a better full house than A, but A's full house is better than B's pair of 10's. Before C folds, this ...
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Is it possible to have a full house and straight flush in same hand with only two players?

Certainly. Player 1 : 5♥ 6♥ Player 2 : 8♣ 9♣ Community cards: 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ 8♦ 9♦ Player one has 5♥ 6♥ 7♥ 8♥ 9♥ Player two has 8♣ 8♥ 9♣ 9♥ 9♦
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Three player all-in with a tie

The answer will depend on who has the most chips. Let's assume that there are 3 players, A, B and C. A has 100 chips, B has 50 chips, and C has 10 chips. All three go all-in. There will be two ...
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Can an opponent folding make you go from probable winner to probable loser?

While I don't have the exact math to prove it, it certainly seems reasonable. The question to ask is, in the 25% of cases where C would've won, who would've had the second best hand? If the answer ...
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Which hand wins

No, the pair of 3s doesn't matter. You can't make 3 pairs with 5 cards. Bob makes K,K,Q,Q,10. Charlie makes K,K,Q,Q,3. Bob takes the hand.
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Texas Holdem: How to Score this Hand - Single Pair, 3 kickers

It's a split. If you take the highest scoring set of five cards, each player is holding a double king, queen, ten and nine. The eight of clubs and four of hearts are never considered in scoring. Here'...
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Texas Holdem All-In Question

Because Player 1 made the final raise, he should be the first to show his cards when players reach the showdown. However, according to the World Series Of Poker rules, When a player holds a hand ...
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In Poker, what happens with the next players if paying the big blind puts a player all-in?

Player B is considered all in and Player C must still match the full blind amount and there will just be two possible winning piles depending on who wins. If Player B wins they would win 60 chips per ...
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Texas Hold'em: The flop vs Turn/River

The flop eliminates a majority of reasonable players because they have such a low probability of winning anything. With a dripfed board, they would stay for longer and commit more, thereby being ...
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Why does this player not have a straight?

The problem is that a straight cannot be made with an Ace in the middle of the straight. Ace can be considered either the lowest card (forming a straight with A, 2, 3, 4, 5); or the highest card (...
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Texas Holdem All-In Question

When there are only two players left, player 2 showing his hand hurts him and no one else. Thus you can just ask him to make an official move (i.e. actually call), and then proceed with the game. This ...
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Is there a standard notation for poker games?

Yes there is a standard for notating poker games, though it's not so widely used. One of the reasons for this is doing it as a player in game is cheating, writing down the cards that have come out ...
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Texas hold'em flush Tie or Not?

The higher flush wins the pot. And a Q-J-10-8-6 is better than a Q-J-8-7-6 so your opponent won the pot. It's the same for any other non-flush hand where the highest cards form the tie break. Then ...
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Do you get to choose your hand, or is the highest hand chosen automatically?

In other words, do you choose how to play your hand in the end, or is the most valuable combination of cards automatically and involuntarily chosen? What a player claims to have, is irrelevant. The ...
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Can someone explain me why was this a split pot? texas hold'em

You get the highest possible five card combination. The remaining hole cards are lower than the A and K on the table -- best five cards then is Three of a Kind in 10s, Ace, King. Other cards are ...
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Exact Same Poker Hand: Who Wins or Tie?

Texas Hold'em counts the best five cards out of the community cards and your hand, which means the both of you have this result: A A J J 10 (Two Pair, Kicker 10) Because both of your hands are ...
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Texas holdem who wins

In Texas Hold'Em you use the strongest five-card hand that can be made using your two in-hand cards and the 5 board cards. The two cards that you do not use are ignored completely and have no effect ...
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Texas Hold'Em Heads-Up Blind Structure

The reason for the difference is tied to concept of blinds, which are simply mandatory initial bets to ensure there is some money at play for every hand. In regular rounds (of three or more players), ...
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Texas Holdem confusion on winning hand in recent game played

While we can´t read minds, in this game player 1 wins because the best hand either player can make is two pair with Jacks and 8s (all from the community), so winner gets decided by the remaining high ...
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texas holdem regarding a pair K8 vs K9 and A comes on the river

The winner is whoever can find the best five cards from among their private cards and the shared cards. We often describe a hand as fewer than five cards - if I have KKA92 I might say I have a "pair ...
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Use of Jokers in Poker

I don't think you'll find jokers used in live poker (against other humans) in a casino. However, there are many variations of poker played in home games that use jokers and/or other wild cards. In ...
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Texas holdem who wins

In Texas Hold'em you construct the best 5 card hand you can out of the 7 cards available. The cards not included in the hand have no bearing on the winning or losing of any individual. For the ...
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Splitting the pot without showing hands

This is a form of collusion, and would not be permitted in many casinos or tournaments according to their rules. A home-game or less-reputable operation may make its own rules that allow this, but it ...
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Is there a standard notation for poker games?

Yes, there's a notation used in all discussions and software poker related. Face value of the cards: 2-9, T, J, Q, K, A Suits of the cards: s, h, d, c So King of spades is Ks, 5 of clubs is 5c etc. ...
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Is this Texas Holdem hand a misdeal?

No, the hand is not dead. Looking at Robert's Rules of poker here the following is included in rules for misdeals. In button games, action is considered to occur when two players after the blinds ...
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Number of possible hands in last two rounds of Texas hold-em

An explanation of how these numbers were derived is available in Johanson, Michael. (2013). Measuring the Size of Large No-Limit Poker Games. Essentially those are the number of card combinations from ...
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Where can I find 'no limits' Texas Hold'em game logs?

Building a Poker Playing Agent based on Game Logs using Supervised Learning I found this paper on creating a Hold'em AI that refers to two external log files on page 100 of that paper. One no longer ...
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What if multiple players have the same hand via using all the shared cards?

This would be a split pot if cards are revealed at show down. In Texas Hold 'Em players make the best 5 card they can from the 7 they have available. When those best 5 are the 5 community cards this ...
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Two players have a straight to the 8

Assuming you mean in Texas Hold'em (which you should probably state), then they tie. In Texas Hold'em, you make your best five-card hand out of the seven cards you have available to you. It sounds ...

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