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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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How did this hand from the 2008 WSOP eliminate Scott Montgomery?

You have incorrectly identified Eastgate's hand. Montgomery's hand is AAAQ6 (Three of a Kind, Aces). Eastgate's hand is 666AA (Full House, Sixes Full of Aces). On the turn, the two remaining sixes are ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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POKER - Is it best to sit out your blinds?

No. You can't re-enter on the button (or the small blind)(at least in any game run by sensible and fair people). This would require moving it past the player who has just been in the hands where they ...
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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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Texas Hold em question

Consider the best 5-card hand that each player can create from 5 cards. (Since you didn't specify the suits, this assumes that nobody can create a flush.) Players 1 and 2 have A 7 A J 5 5 5. The ...
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flush on the board in texas hold'em poker

The pot is split. In hold-em, each player is judged by the best 5 cards that they can put together between the board and their hand. In this case, for both players, that is just the five cards on ...
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How to break a Tie for a 3-of-a-kind

When figuring out who wins in Texas Holdem you take the best 5 card hand a player can make using their 2 cards plus the 5 community cards on the table. That gives us: Player 1: 10, 10, 10, K, 6 ...
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What bet to make in this Texas Holdem Tournament?

You had 8 big blinds. That is a spot to push pre flop (go all-in) out of position (OOP). You should be playing a wide range in that spot and could get called with a wide range. You win the bet that ...
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Reraising in no limit texas holdem

Yes. If someone bet (or reraise), other players can reraise after him. The round of bets is finish when all players either: called, fold, or bet all-in.
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Do players have to match big blind if player in bb position can’t afford to match bb?

If C wants to call the BB, they have to put in 100. However, the 40 that's over B's blind of 60 is put in a side pot, and B is not eligible to win this extra money. If A folds, then there's no one ...
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Who wins this Texas hold 'em hand?

Assuming this is Texas hold 'em, then the strongest hand each player has is the full house on the board so the pot would be split. As per the article under The Showdown with relevant parts bolded. On ...
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