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- § 1 Introduction
- 1.1 About the FAQ.
Redistribution. How to submit updates and suggestions.
- 1.2 Who pays
for the FAQ? How do I get the best online poker sign-up bonus? And
why are those questions related?
- 1.3 Useful poker
- § 2 Poker games and rules
- § 2.1 How to play
- 2.1.1 What are the
basic rules of poker? What are the hand rankings?
- 2.1.2 What happens if
two players have the same hand? How do you divide the pot?
- 2.1.3 What
should I expect the first time I play poker in a casino or card
room? What etiquette should I follow?
- 2.1.4 What is
a poker tournament? How does one work? What is a chip race? What is
- 2.1.5 What are some good
books about poker?
- 2.1.6 What are some
good magazines about poker?
What are some good poker-related software programs?
What do all these poker terms mean? Table stakes, no limit, all-in,
the nuts, drawing dead, and a thousand more...
- § 2.2 Popular poker games
What are some fun home poker games?
- 2.2.2 How do you
play Texas Hold'em?
- 2.2.3 How do you
- 2.2.4 How do you play
- 2.2.5 How do
you play no-limit seven-card stud? What is Mississippi Stud?
- § 2.3 More advanced topics
- 2.3.1 What does
- 2.3.2 What does
- 2.3.3 What is a kill
pot? What is a game with a kill? What is a half kill?
- 2.3.4 What is a
- 2.3.5 What is
Hi-Lo declare? What if someone declares both ways but ties?
- 2.3.6 What is a burn
card and why is it dealt?
- 2.3.7 What
happens if there aren't enough cards in the deck to deal the final
card in 7-card stud?
- § 2.4 Odds and probabilities
- 2.4.1 Why
are poker hands ranked the way they are?
- 2.4.2 What is
the correct ranking for 3-card poker hands?
- 2.4.3 Why
are ace-hi flushes ranked highest, when it's much harder to get a
seven-hi flush? And similarly for two pairs?
- 2.4.4 What are my
chances of sucking out on my opponent in Hold'em?
- 2.4.5 What are my
chances of sucking out on my opponent in Stud?
- 2.4.6 How many
fundamentally different Omaha or Omaha-8 starting hands are
- § 2.5 Miscellaneous
- 2.5.1 What is the
difference between a shill and a proposition player? What skills
are needed to be one?
- 2.5.2 What is
the Dead Man's Hand?
- § 3 Poker strategy
- 3.1 What skills
are important for Texas Hold'em?
What is a good preflop strategy for limit Texas Hold'em?
- 3.3 How
does tournament strategy differ from that of regular games?
Is "checking it down" in a tournament implicit collusion?
- 3.5 Can one
overcome the rake at low limit poker games?
- § 4 Poker community
- 4.1 When can I meet
and play poker with fellow r.g.pers? What are BARGE, FARGO,
- 4.2 What the hell
is Rumple Mintz?
- 4.3 What is the World
Series of Poker?
- 4.4 What is IRC poker
and how can I play?
- § 5 Online poker
Where can I play online poker against real people for real money?
Is it legal? Is it safe?
What are some advantages of online poker over cardroom poker?
- 5.3 How do I find
out what games are available and how many tables are active at each
What is the online "cash-out curse"? Is the curse evidence that the
sites are rigged?
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