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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 one player’s point of view in a heads-up limit Texas hold’em game after merging strategically identical combinations. How to count different card combinations ...


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You could always time the blind increases in such a way that when they get really high coincides with 10pm - you won't be guaranteed to finish at 10 on the dot, but you'd have a good chance of being pretty close to the end. It's important to strictly observe the increases though. I've played in (friendly) games where we'd sometimes forget to increase the ...


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There's a version of texas hold em' we play with jokers. They add some spice and diversity to the game. These are the rules we play by. Jokers are worth nothing on their own but they are allowed to complete straights and flushes. Jokers may NOT be used with regular cards to create pairs, trips, four of a kind, or a full house, however, when both jokers are ...


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@corsica has given an excellent answer, which is extremely thorough, but not the most . Here is a different way of conceptualizing the rules for people looking for a more rules-based understanding of how the hand ranking system works. Rules for poker hands There are 6 rules, applied in the order they are listed. While this list is specifically for Texas ...


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