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The title of this thread shocked me. Check out our Poker Player of the Year race, as well as years of data of poker player results and casino poker tournament pay-outs. This is a discussion on I want to kill myself! Don't try to steal kills from LAP without good cards. If the player wins a pot while they have the kill button , they have won a second pot in a row, and the kill is triggered.

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It is tough to not go on tilt when someone had no business even thinking about calling and they hit. Yes, you are not lucky with this hand, maybe it's just a piece of money with a lot of money that does not know where to put them, and maybe a bot..

July 20th, , 2: Not a bot i doubt Raising so large there and getting called really begs the question - even if they are a HUGE fish - would they really call you with worse? Oviously in this case the answer is yes but they could have easily flopped bottom set and done this much the same way. The player may have just been so bad and thought in his mind you were only betting to push him out of the pot so he called out of spite and got lucky.

At the end of the day fish get lucky, it happens - the good thing is if he is playing that loose you can certainly win it all back. In the end i think you were just facing a massive non folding fish and you overplayed your hand - he got lucky and stacked you. I think you possibly could have lost much less in this hand but maybe not.

Good luck in future games. Originally Posted by seeyouthru. July 20th, , If you feel angry after one bad beat it means you have mindset problem or playing to high. The fish took, the fish will give you back. Also the raise on the flop???? You honestly lost me there. Just shove or make a normal raise. Overall, lost a blown up pot to a fish.

It happens to the best of us unfortunately. July 20th, , 1: It was a delicious fish, but sometimes the fish is lucky. July 20th, , 6: Breathe, take a break, return to poker only after you've forgotten about it for at least 1 week. I do not know if its same for all other players. I do not know what to recommend since I am not a pro. July 20th, , 7: The title of this thread shocked me. I thought a man wanted to end his life. Good thing that's not true. In one free day I took the cards and began to look at what happens if I play for all 9 participants alone.

I spent two hours on that. I didn't have a random number generator from anyone. I dealt cards myself. I saw an amazing thing during these two hours. TT and 89 won in most cases. Most bad luck with the AK and AJ.

I will only say that it's poker , nothing is certain and everything can happen for this I think online poker is a very difficult game for profit.

The more we are beaten - the more we become stronger.. July 20th, , 8: World not without bastards it's just a game. July 21st, , 8: Originally Posted by Dzob. There will be days in which we will lose 2 3 or 4 days in a row. And there aren't nothing we can do,only wait for a good luck. Just bad luck, you played and read the situation well Fish took the pot it and return it to you.

July 21st, , If the flop has two equivalent cards, you should think about the full house on your hands. And do not put a very high rate. July 22nd, , 9: Playing a real fish, that got extremely lucky. July 22nd, , 2: July 22nd, , 5: July 24th, , 2: Omaha Omaha is similar to hold'em in using a three-card flop on the board, a fourth board card, and then a fifth board card.

Each player is dealt four hole cards instead of two at the start. To make a hand, a player must use precisely two hole cards with three board cards. The betting is the same as in hold'em. At the showdown, the entire four-card hand should be shown to receive the pot. The best possible five-card poker hand, using exactly two hole cards and three community cards, wins the pot. Betting Rounds The dealer deals each player four cards face down hole cards or pocket cards Pocket Cards.

Seven-Card Stud Seven-card stud is played with two downcards and one upcard dealt before the first betting round, followed by three more upcards with a betting round after each card and one more downcard. After the last downcard is dealt, there is a final round of betting. The best five-card poker hand wins the pot. In all fixed-limit games, the smaller bet is wagered on the first two betting rounds, and the larger bet is wagered after the betting rounds on the fifth, sixth, and seventh cards.

If there is an open pair on the fourth card, any player has the option of making the smaller or larger bet. Deliberately changing the order of your upcards in a stud game is improper because it unfairly misleads the other players. The best five-card poker hand, out of seven cards, wins the pot. Each player must place an ante into the pot. Each player is dealt two cards face down hole cards and one card face up door card Hole Cards Door Card.

Hole Cards Door Card. Ante, then deal two cards down and one up: Low card must bet in limit-betting games, high card must bet or fold in big-bet games. Deal each active player two more upcards; bet from highest hand. Deal each player a fourth upcard: Deal each player a fifth upcard: Big-Bet Betting Structures Half-pot, pot-limit and no-limit betting. In big-bet that is, non-limit games, all forms of stud require an ante from each player, with the highest card or hand acting first in all rounds of play.

In the first round, the high card must either bet or fold. In later rounds, the high hand can either bet or check. The initial bet size is at the discretion of the opener and can usually be as small as one ante, or up to the maximum bet size allowed in the form used, that is, half the total antes in half-pot, the total antes in full-pot and as much as you wish in no-limit.

Limit Betting Structures There is an ante, a compulsory bring-in from the low card, and bets typically double for the last two rounds, though this can be varied according to player's tastes. The bets are usually capped at three per round, except in head-to-head pots.

Ante, one unit; bring-in, two units, complete, 10 units. The maximum bet for the first two rounds is 10 units. Bets double to 20 units for the third and fourth rounds.

Ante, four units; bring-in, five units; raise, 10 units. Seven-Card Stud High-Low Seven-card stud high-low split is a stud game that is played both high and low. A qualifier of 8-or-better for low applies to all high-low split games, unless a specific posting to the contrary is displayed.

The low card initiates the action on the first round, with an ace counting as a high card for this purpose. On subsequent rounds, the high hand initiates the action.

If the high hand is tied, the first player clockwise from the dealer acts first. Fixed-limit games use the lower limit on third and fourth street and the upper limit on subsequent betting rounds, and an open pair does not affect the limit.

Aces can be used for high or low. Straights and flushes do not affect the low value of a hand. A player can use any five cards to make the best high hand, and the same or any other grouping of five cards to make the best low hand. Rules of Seven-Card Stud High-Low All rules for seven-card stud apply to seven-card stud high-low split, except as otherwise noted.

If there is no qualifying hand for low, the best high hand wins the whole pot. A player can use any five cards to make the best high hand and any five cards, whether the same as the high hand or not, to make the best low hand.

The low card by suit clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades initiates the action on the first round, with an ace counting as a high card for this purpose.

An ace can be used for high or low. Straights and flushes do not affect the value of a low hand. Fixed-limit games use the lower limit on third and fourth streets and the upper limit on subsequent rounds.

An open pair on fourth street does not affect the limit. Splitting pots is determined only by the cards and not by agreement among players. When there is an odd chip in a pot, the chip goes to the high hand. If two players split the pot by tying for both the high and the low, the pot shall be split as evenly as possible, and the player with the highest card by suit receives the odd chip.

When making this determination, all cards are used, not just the five cards used for the final hand played. When there is one odd chip in the high portion of the pot and two or more high hands split all or half the pot, the odd chip goes to the player with the high card by suit. When two or more low hands split half the pot, the odd chip goes to the player with the low card by suit. Razz The lowest hand wins the pot. The format is similar to seven-card stud high, except the high card aces are low is required to make the forced bet on the first round, and the low hand acts first on all subsequent rounds.

Straights and flushes have no ranking, so the best possible hand is A a wheel. An open pair does not affect the betting limit.

Rules of Razz All seven-card stud rules apply in razz except as otherwise noted. The lowest hand wins the pot. Aces are low, and straights and flushes have no effect on the low value of a hand.

The best possible hand is A. The highest card by suit starts the action with a forced bet. The low hand acts first on all subsequent rounds. If the low hand is tied, the first player clockwise from the dealer starts the action. Fixed-limit games use the lower limit on third and fourth streets and the upper limit on subsequent streets. An open pair does not affect the limit. The dealer announces all pairs the first time they occur, except pairs of face cards, which are never announced. Lowball Lowball is draw poker with the lowest hand winning the pot.

Each player is dealt five cards face down, after which there is a betting round. Players are required to open with a bet or fold. The players who remain in the pot after the first betting round now have an option to improve their hands by replacing cards in their hands with new ones.

This is the draw. The game is normally played with one or more blinds, sometimes with an ante added. Some betting structures allow the big blind to be called; other structures require the minimum open to be double the big blind.

In limit poker, the usual structure has the limit double after the draw Northern California is an exception. The most popular forms of lowball are ace-to-five lowball also known as California lowball , and deuce-to-seven lowball also known as Kansas City lowball. Ace-to-five lowball gets its name because the best hand at that form is A. Deuce-to-seven lowball gets its name because the best hand at that form is not of the same suit. For a further description of the forms of lowball, see the individual section for each game.

All rules governing kill pots are listed in Kill Pots. Rules of Lowball The rules governing misdeals for hold'em and other button games are used for lowball. See Explanations, discussion 7 , for more information on this rule. These rules governing misdeals are reprinted here for convenience. The first or second card of the hand has been dealt faceup or exposed through dealer error. Two or more cards have been exposed by the dealer.

Two or more extra cards have been dealt in the starting hands of a game. An incorrect number of cards has been dealt to a player, except the button can receive one more card to complete a starting hand. The button was out of position. The first card was dealt to the wrong position. Cards have been dealt out of the proper sequence. Cards have been dealt to an empty seat or a player not entitled to a hand.

A player has been dealt out who is entitled to a hand. This player must be present at the table or have posted a blind or ante. See Explanations, discussion 6 , for more information on this rule. A new player, has two options: Wait for the big blind. Kill the pot for double the amount of the big blind. In a single-blind game, a player who has less than half a blind can receive a hand.

However, the next player is obligated to take the blind. If the all-in player wins the pot or buys in again, that player is then obligated either to take the blind on the next deal or sit out until due for the big blind. In single-blind games, half a blind or more constitutes a full blind.

In single-blind games, if a player fails to take the blind, the player can be dealt in only on the blind. In multiple-blind games, if for any reason the big blind passes a player's seat, the player can either wait for the big blind or kill the pot in order to receive a hand. This does not apply if the player has taken all of his blinds and changed seats. In this situation, the player can be dealt in as soon as his position relative to the blinds entitles him to a hand the button may go by him once without penalty.

Before the draw, whether an exposed card must be taken depends on the form of lowball being played; see that form. The player never has an option. On the draw, an exposed card cannot be taken. The draw is completed to each player in order, and then the exposed card is replaced. A player can draw up to four consecutive cards. If a player wishes to draw five new cards, four are dealt right away, and the fifth card after everyone else has drawn cards. If the last player wishes to draw five new cards, four are dealt right away, and a card is burned before the player receives a fifth card.

See Explanations, discussion 9 , for more information on this rule. Five cards constitutes a playing hand; more or fewer than five cards after the draw constitutes a fouled hand. Before the draw, if a player has fewer than five cards in his hand, he can receive additional cards, provided no action has been taken by the first player to act unless that action occurs before the deal is completed.

However, the dealer position can still receive a missing fifth card, even if action has taken place.

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