A practical mathematics of optimal bluff, in poker as in real life
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(Second part. First part here: https://www.setthings.com/en/poker-bluff/. Image: World Series of Poker celebrity poker tournament – Rio Casino, Las Vegas, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalooz/3724732892) Neutral point of bluff Alice may decide to penalize a possible bluff (with a frequency α), and Bob may have decided … Read More

No limit in poker
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The no-limit poker is a structure widely used in tournaments and cash games. The bets and raises are free (a no-limit table is characterized by its blinds because the bets of the limit tables do not exist), which promotes the … Read More

Poker tournaments
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A poker tournament is a competition in which the winners are designated playing poker, according to one of the poker variants. Unlike cash games where there are no formal rules, no time limit to decide a winner. Buy in and … Read More

Lowball in poker
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In the game of poker, the lowball mode (low poker) denotes a style of play where winning hands are the hands of the weaker force. It is used for example to specify the type of game which we will play: … Read More

Badugi Poker
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Badugi is a draw poker game. Four cards are dealt per person. This game is played in triple draw, that is to say that players can exchange cards three times, zero to four cards, from their hands. It is played … Read More

Mathematical expectation gain at poker
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This article details the mathematical relationships between leveling and expected gain in the case of poker. Mathematical expectation Law of large numbers Poker is a game involving chance, and where financial gains depend on the skill at the game, the … Read More

Limit in poker
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The term limit defines a betting of poker game. A limit game thus indicates to players that the amount and number of raises are limited, unlike the games in No Limit (open raise). Games using this betting system A limit … Read More

Five-card draw poker
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Five-card draw is a poker variant, historically the most played in Europe. Game rules Five-card draw poker can be played from three to eight players. Not to lead to excessive distortions on the strong hands probabilities, and retain enough animation … Read More

Five-card stud poker
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Five-card stud is a variation of poker in which each player receives a hole card and four cards. It is also called Cincinnati Kid or game Kid of Cincinnati. Rules Each player bets before receiving cards, a specific bet called … Read More

Poker bluff
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Bluffing is a technique of playing the game as if it was a different game hand than actually held. There are two types of bluffs: The psychological bluff played on a particular shot. By playing a line of irrational game, … Read More

Bad beat in poker
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Definition Bad beat is an expression taken from the vocabulary of poker that means a common situation where a player is in possession of a strong poker hand, facing a player with a lower value hand, and the latter wins … Read More

High/Low in poker
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The game of poker, High/Low mode, denotes a style of play where the pot is split in half between the lowest hand and the highest hand. We say, for example, to specify the game (like Omaha) to which we will … Read More

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