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Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:49 pm UTC

anyone up for some good old fashioned Texas Hold 'em?
everyone will start with 1000 chips. small blinds will start at 5 chips, big blind at 10 chips, and small will increase by 5 and big by 10 every 10 complete hands. you must bet/raise by increments of the small blind. for example if small blind is 15 you can bet 45, 60, 75, 90 etc. the game ends when there is one player left standing. then we re-sign up with winner being host.
host: (official card dealer)
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

/in

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:56 pm UTC

/in

Been a while since I played. Take it easy on me, alright guys? :wink:
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:25 pm UTC

(I am a great Texas Hold 'em player in the online website "VegasWorld". However, it's not specifically about Poker strategy, but Meta-strategy. I just remain in the same table until I make a profit of at least 1000 chips, and after doing so, I leave the table and join another where nobody else had seen me play. I have a buffer of 200000 chips, and usually never go below 180000, so it's possible in this game such an strategy would require at least 40000 chips to work, and with 1000 I could probably just go to 0 and lose in each round, up to 40 rounds, so it'll be interesting to see how I do. Specially, back in Yahoo Poker that used the same rules but a much smaller buffer I used to suck with the same strategy.)

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:47 pm UTC

Puts on shades and a hoodie.

Deal me in.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby adnapemit » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:51 pm UTC

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Yablo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:26 am UTC

Sure. Why not? I'm in. Will there be free drinks as long as we play?
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Carlington » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:38 am UTC

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:50 pm UTC

host: (official card dealer)
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2.Vytron
3. Moose Anus
4.adnapemit
5. yablo
6.carlington
7.

give it 24 more hours for 1 more player then we begin.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:49 pm UTC

phillip could you just be one of the players? I'm sure we all trust you to be fair.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:52 pm UTC

Someone has to generate the hands.

Speaking of which, are you going to send us hands by PM or by spoiler?
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:33 pm UTC

Oh I see. Even if he's trying to be fair, he'll necessarily see everyone's hand, so nobody can bluff him.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:41 pm UTC

Right. Even more than that, he would know when to throw away an extremely good hand when someone else has slightly better. That's when you tend to lose all your chips.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:57 pm UTC

He only needs to do that the first round, afterwards we can take turns dealing cards so phillip1882 gets to play. Whoever was the small blind last round can deal cards the next or something.

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Diemo » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:27 am UTC

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:08 am UTC

*edited to add diemo, he ninja'd me. please recheck your hands.*
okay, i guess we can try taking turns as dealer. I'll put them in spoiler; i think we can trust each other, its not for real money.
dealer cycle
1. phillip1882
2. SDK
3.Vytron
4. Moose Anus
5.adnapemit
6. yablo
7.carlington
8. diemo

here's my dealer program in python, feel free to write your own or use this one:

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import random
def card_value(n):
    v = str((n%13)+1)
    s = n%4
    if v == "1":
       v = "A"
    if v == "11":
       v = "Jack"
    if v == "12":
       v = "Queen"
    if v == "13":
       v = "King"
    if s == 0:
       s = " Spades"
    if s == 1:
       s = " Hearts"
    if s == 2:
       s = " Diamonds"
    if s == 3:
       s = " Clubs"
    return v,s

def deal():
   players = ["phillip1882", "SDK", "Vytron", "Moose Anus",
   "adnapemit", "yablo", "carlington"]
   dealer = "phillip1882"
   cards = list(range(0,52))
   random.shuffle(cards)
   cardsP = []
   k = 0
   for i in range(0,len(players)):
       if players[i] == dealer:
           pass
       else:
           print players[i], card_value(cards[k]), card_value(cards[k+len(players)-1])
           k += 1
   k *= 2
   for i in range(0,3):
      print card_value(cards[k])
      k += 1
   print card_value(cards[k])
   k += 1
   print card_value(cards[k])
     
deal()

SDK chip total: 995
Spoiler:
King Spades, 6 Spades

Vytron chip total 990
Spoiler:
A Diamonds, Queen Spades

Moose Anus chip total 1000 <- player to bet/check
Spoiler:
3 Hearts, 9 Spades

adnapemit chip total 1000
Spoiler:
9 Hearts, A Clubs

yablo chip total 1000
Spoiler:
2 Clubs, King Clubs

carlington chip total 1000
Spoiler:
10 Hearts, 8 Spades

diemo chip total 1000
Spoiler:
9 Clubs, Queen Diamonds


hand rounds 1
total pot: 15
Last edited by phillip1882 on Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:42 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:11 am UTC

I think you missed Diemo.

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:02 pm UTC

Fold.

Also, I can't really check, right? I'd have to bet the big blind to stay in, I think.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:51 pm UTC

There's no "ante" on Texas Hold 'em, so you could have checked without paying anything.

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:54 pm UTC

No, he does have to match the big blind.

Phillip, maybe you could post a quick rundown on the rules so everyone's on the same page?
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:26 pm UTC

okay so, moose anus is right he'd have to call the big blind to stay in.

the rules are as follows:
each player gets two hidden cards.
the small blind is the person after the dealer in the cycle, the big blind is the person after that, and first bet is after that. you can ether call or raise. if a player goes all in, he cannot earn more chips than the number of players who bet*total amount going all in with. if someone raises the circle of betting starts over until it gets back to him. that player does not get a second chance to raise unless someone else also raises. after all betting for first round is done 3 cards for everyone to use are shown. then another round of betting begins, once again, the player the to "right" or higher than the dealer. here you can check if no bet has been placed yet. checking means there is no initial bet.
another card, another round of betting, with the possibility of check.
than the final card with another round of betting.
the player that's left standing, or the player with the best 5 cards: hand ranks ranks being high card, pair, two pair, three kind, straight (5 in sequence), flush (5 of same suit), full house (three of a kind and pair), four of a kind, straight flush. if two players tie on had rank, card values are considered. if tie both hand rank and all 5 card values, pot is split evenly between remaining players.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:30 pm UTC

phillip ninja'd me with a much more concise version. Check the spoiler below for more details.

Spoiler:
I couldn't quickly find a suitable rules page that breaks down betting and stuff, so I'll just type one up.

The hand starts with each player receiving two cards and the two players left of the dealer (or below, in this case) putting in the "Small Blind" and the "Big Blind". The size of the blinds will increase as the game continues, but right now the big blind is at 10 chips while the small blind is half that, 5 chips.

Play starts with the player left of (or below) the big blind. They have the choice to fold, call (in this case, match the big blind) or raise (by as much as they like, in increments of 5 - the current small blind). They make their choice, and play passes to the next player who has the same three choices. If the first player raised, the second player will have to match that if they want to call. Play continues with each player either folding, calling, or raising.

Eventually it gets back around to the players who already put in some money, the blinds. They have the same three choices, but they have to pay only enough to match what they owe - the blinds count towards their total. For example, if no one around the table raised yet, the small blind will call by putting in an additional 5 chips (to make 10 total), while the big blind can call simply by "checking" (not putting in any money since he doesn't owe anything).

Play continues until everyone at the table chooses to call or fold. If you've called previously, you won't get the chance to raise unless someone else has raised (bringing the play back to you to make the choice to call that raise). For example, if no one raises and the big blind checks (calls without putting money in), the round ends immediately.

After the first betting round, three communal cards are shown face-up, called "the flop". A new betting round starts with the player left of the dealer, or closest to the left of the dealer if players have folded. They have the same three choices, but now there is no blind that you have to call. Calling costs you zero chips, so you can simply "check". If everyone around the table checks, the betting round ends. If someone raises, everyone else who wants to stay in the hand has to call that raise. The round ends on that final call.

One that betting round is finished, the fourth communal card is shown, called "the turn". A new betting round starts in exactly the same way just described.

One that betting round is finished, the fifth (and final) communal card is shown, called "the river". A new betting round starts in exactly the same way. Once this round ends, the hand is over, and whoever made the last raise shows their hand. Starting from the left, the other players remaining can reveal their hands to show that they win. Highest hand takes the pot. (Or we can all just show since it's a friendly game)

All told, you have seven cards total by the end of the hand, two in your hand and five face-up that everyone uses. Using just five of those seven cards, make the best hand you can. Judging when it makes sense to fold early on (because you have a lousy two cards) and when to push against someone (either to bluff or because you think your hand is better - ie: fits the five face-up cards better) is where the strategy comes in.

List of hands
High card - You have nothing. Maybe you can still win if your highest card is an ace, king or queen (but don't count on it).
One pair - Simple, one pair of the same number. Pair of aces is the highest pair, pair of 2's is the smallest.
Two pair - Two pairs, like a pair of aces and a pair of sevens. Usually a decent hand.
Three of a kind - Three of the same number.
Straight - Five consecutive numbers, for example, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Ace can be high (10, J, Q, K, A) or low (A, 2, 3, 4, 5), but cannot wrap around (Q, K, A, 2, 3 is not allowed).
Flush - Five cards of the same suit. If two players have a flush, the flush with the higher number wins.
Full house - A pair and a three of a kind. A full house is a very good hand.
Four of a kind - All four of a single number. Rare, but almost certainly going to win you the hand.
Straight flush - A strait and a flush; five cards of the same suit with consecutive numbers. Very rare. The highest hand in poker is the "Royal Flush", 10, J, Q, K, A all of the same suit.


Hopefully that was helpful. Probably mostly a review for everyone, but now we're all on the same page at least.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:38 pm UTC

adnapemit you're up. you're choices are: bet 10, raise a multiple of 5, stating with 15, or fold.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby adnapemit » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:18 pm UTC

I raise 20.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:42 am UTC

okay yablo you're turn. you can call 30, raise to 35 or higher, or fold.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:19 pm UTC

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Yablo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:09 pm UTC

I'd hate to fold before I see at least one card ... I call.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:19 am UTC

current pot is: 75
carlington, your turn
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Carlington » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:22 am UTC

I'll call, please.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Diemo » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:52 pm UTC

Fold
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:53 pm UTC

Time Panda too strong.

Fold.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:59 pm UTC

vytron, you're up. bet 30, raise to 35 or higher, or fold.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:27 pm UTC

Time Panda's bluff too strong?

Bet 30.

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:28 pm UTC

cuurent pot: 105
players in for next round of betting:
adnapemit, yablo, sdk, carlington

river:
5 Hearts, 3 Diamonds, 9 Spades
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Vytron » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:34 pm UTC

phillip1882 wrote:players in for next round of betting:
adnapemit, yablo, sdk, carlington


And me?

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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby SDK » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:03 pm UTC

And I'm out. Also, that's the flop.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:57 pm UTC

Vytron wrote:Bet 30.
What does this mean? Is it a call, or are you raising because you already had a big blind?


This is what I think happened so far, but it doesn't match what philip has:

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begin                         pot      =   0
SDK             small blind   pot +  5 =   5
Vytron          big blind     pot + 10 =  15
Moose Anus      fold          pot      =  15
adnapemit       raise 20      pot + 30 =  45
yablo           call          pot + 30 =  75
carlingon       call          pot + 30 = 105
diemo           fold          pot      = 105
SDK             fold          pot      = 105
Vytron          bet 30?call?? pot + 20 = 125
Flop with current players: Vytron, adnapemit, yablo, carlington
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Yablo » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:35 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:This is what I think happened so far, but it doesn't match what philip has:

That's how I was picturing it, too.
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby phillip1882 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:58 pm UTC

alright maybe i missed vytron, i'll go with moose anus version
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Re: Texas Hold 'em

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:14 pm UTC

Ok, looks like adnapemit's turn then.
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