019 - Why Certain Poker Rules Exist

This week, Doug Hull investigates the deeper meanings of the rules that govern live poker.

Listen now to Episode #19 of the Red Chip Poker Podcast, "Why Certain Poker Rules Exist" and let us know what you think ITT.
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  • tfaziotfazio Red Chipper Posts: 819 ✭✭✭
    Here's one that I doubt anyone has seen.
    Heads up at showdown I Table KK face up
    in front of me releasing my cards.
    Villian, sitting next to me, mucks face down on top of my cards.
    Dealer says "she just killed your hand" and calls the floor.
    Floor says that he will resurrect my hand and award me the pot , with no complaints, but warns me to "protect my hand". Since then I never release my cards until the dealer
    ships the chips my way. The dealer is very professional and usually deals most of the high stakes gams so i had no reason to question. This hand took place at the Bonita FL dog track.
  • FilthyCasualFilthyCasual Red Chipper Posts: 871 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    I've seen the flop-turn-river all spread out while some people deal. Never really thought they were doing it to gain an edge, but can see how it would be used this way. I think a lot of these rules that were reviewed are smart to abide by, but the vast majority of the people are more than likely just lacking poker know-how and not really using them to cheat.
    tfazio wrote: »
    Heads up at showdown I Table KK face up
    in front of me releasing my cards.
    Villian, sitting next to me, mucks face down on top of my cards.
    Dealer says "she just killed your hand" and calls the floor.
    Definitely haven't. Cards read themselves. I can't see how this would have been enforced or why.

    Just get heads up on the river, and if you are behind, fold on to of the other players cards for a chop. Yeah, seems legit
  • ZENIZENZENIZEN Red Chipper Posts: 166 ✭✭
    Very cool I love the insight . I always worry about cheating since im not very good at it . Ty Doug ....Saw you on twitch the other night it was fun too watch .
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,874 -
    The chances you are being cheated in a casino are vanishingly small. Thanks for the kind words.
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  • ennuiennui Red Chipper Posts: 23 ✭✭
    This topic was much more interesting than I had expected. Nice work!
  • SixthStreetSixthStreet Red Chipper Posts: 260 ✭✭
    Showing cards after after bet on river legal? Guy made donk bet on river turned cards up and said if u can beat these I would raise. I was confused & didn't have him beat so folded.
  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,070 -
    Showing cards after after bet on river legal? Guy made donk bet on river turned cards up and said if u can beat these I would raise. I was confused & didn't have him beat so folded.

    In some rooms this is legal in HU pots in cash games - in many rooms it's frowned upon in cash but gets you nothing more than a warning - and in very few rooms (ime) this is not allowed in cash. This is never allowed in tournaments.
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  • FilthyCasualFilthyCasual Red Chipper Posts: 871 ✭✭✭
    Showing cards after after bet on river legal? Guy made donk bet on river turned cards up and said if u can beat these I would raise. I was confused & didn't have him beat so folded.

    My general policy is to raise if someone exposes both cards early. Unless it's something really nuttish and there's only a few combos that beat them

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