Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?

Cash games and multi-table tournaments require different styles of play.

But which one requires more skill to be good at?

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What are the names of these poker games

My family and I play a poker and some of the games we play can’t seem to found on the internet, there was no internet around when my dad learnt these because it was the 70’s and in Ireland. The first one we play is ‘four in the river’ it’s like Texas hold’em but with 4 cards dealt to each person instead of 2, 4 cards on the table instead of 5 and all turned one at a time.

The next one is called ‘spade in the hole’ everyone is dealt 5 cards 1 card at a time and one must be faced down at all time. You choose faced up or faced down for your next card. The pot is split between the person with the highest spade faced down and the best hand with all five cards (e.g. If you are dealt the ace of spades faced down and you keep it down then you know you’ll win half.)

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Are late registration / late entry poker tournaments the norm?

I want to play in a poker tournament that doesn’t have a really elongated late registration phase. Is this a possibility online or is this pretty standard now – it’s proving standard in my experience of 888 and Poker Stars.

I’m finding that tournaments end up being really elongated as more and more players pile in past the commencement time, and I’d prefer to play in something more time-limited. I’d be happy with a short late-registration period.

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poker hand probability

I am wondering how many hands played on avg would it take for a bad beat jackpot of losing with quad 8s or better happen(must use both hole cards). I do not know how to do the math. Thank you so much for anyone willing to answer and help. Cheers!

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Do you guys believe online poker room is a scam?

Please help me to figure out this one. Thanks in advance, any inputs will help.

I’m new to online poker game and I noticed one particular player was playing 6-10 Texas Hold’em (No Limit) games/tables at same time regardless the stakes everyday for the past few months and he always made profit from playing. I’m sure there are professional players out there but the way he bet makes me believe he seems to know outcome. I understand people get lucky sometime but not everyday. For example, I will not “ALL In” trying get the Flush draw when only one card from the flop match to my hole card. I could be wrong but I’m guessing he or she is a “Computer Player” means a Fake player from the gaming company that stealing money from other players or he or she memorized all hands with all different outcomes.

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Texas Holdem Poker No Limit betting rules, How does Bet, Raise and by what value it is increased?

I am creating Texas Holdem No Limit game and been able to create multi-player game play. I am however struggling to understand the bet limits/rules. I have tried playing the game on GOP3 but it created more confusion

I put some data to understand on Google Docs

Is there any tool/spreadsheet to understand the bet sizing and calculate how Bet/Raise work and how much should it be increased and how much goes in pot.

[EDIT]
The link provided as duplicate does not answer my question as I am also looking for tool/spreadsheet and that link does not explain possible scenarios.

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Java: Poker, deal a card

After I shuffle the cards in the deck nextCard = deck.dealCard(); should draw the card on the top. The problem is that it shows all the time "ACE of DIAMONDS"(I think it is the first card when the deck is created) instead of the correct card and also my deck would still be the same size (52). But when I test with deck.dealCard(); it works just fine, my deck will go to 51 and the right card shows up. How can I fix nextCard?

public class Game {
   Deck deck = new Deck();
   Pile pile = new Pile();

   Card nextCard;

   public void initNewGame(){
        //nextCard=null; //this don't help
        deck = new Deck();
        deck.fill();
        pile.clear();
   }     

    public Card pickNextCard(){
        nextCard = deck.dealCard();
        return nextCard;
    }
}

this is from Deck class:

public Card dealCard(){
      return theCards.remove(0);
}

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Calculating combinations in poker between three players

Suppose three people are playing poker. Player1 has the cards 3(diamonds) and 10(spades).

The three cards on the table are 10(clubs), King(spades) and 3(spades).

How many hands can Player2 or Player3 have that so that both of their hands beat Player1s hand?

I have calculated that, for example Player2, alone can have 33 different pokerhands which beats Player1s hand. However, I can’t figure out how this will change if the third player also must have a hand which beats Player1s hand.

Rules of poker:
https://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~gc00/reviews/pokerrules

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What is the probability that a five-card poker hand has no pairs (possibly straight or flush)?

I know that the total number of five-card poker hands is $C(52,5)$. I am having trouble figuring our the total number of hands with no pairs, possibly a straight or a flush.

Any hints or help/guidance is appreciated.

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Poker hands drawn, probability of a full house

The problem

Consider poker hands drawn from a well-shuffled deck as described in Example 1.3.4. Determine the probability of a full house, i.e, three of one kind and two of another.

The solution

The book gives an answer of

$$
frac{
13cdot12
begin{pmatrix}
4 \
3
end{pmatrix}
begin{pmatrix}
4 \
2
end{pmatrix}
}
{
begin{pmatrix}
52 \
5
end{pmatrix}
}
$$

Where $13$ and $12$ came from was well-explained here, but I don’t know where the $4$ in
$
begin{pmatrix}
4 \
3
end{pmatrix}
$

and
$
begin{pmatrix}
4 \
2
end{pmatrix}
$
came from. Is it because there are four houses to choose from?

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