live home game - showdown rules

    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
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      We're playing home game with friends and I have one question about showdown on river.

      Let's take and example there are only two players (player A and B) in the pot...the river card opens.

      1) Player A bets, player B calls - who must show the cards first?

      2) Player A checks, player B bets, player A calls - ?

      3) Player A bets, player B raises, player A calls - ?

      The question is - who shows the cards first - the one who last calls or the one who last bets?

      Tnx in advance.
  • 10 replies
    • ksh198
      ksh198
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      the one who get called
    • RahXephon1
      RahXephon1
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      The last one to bet.
    • Trillium90
      Trillium90
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      i think it is either the person who bets first at the river or turn or whenever except someone raises him than the person that raised has to show first.

      Simply the last person that bet or raised
    • VheroM
      VheroM
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      Joined: 24.11.2009 Posts: 138
      We usually play so that if river is without action the one next from the button shows first.

      If however the first to act calls a raise then the raiser shows first.
    • rrwillem
      rrwillem
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      The person who has been called. If there was no action on the river, then its first after the Button as far as I know.
    • Dendra
      Dendra
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      also my friends said if u were in small/big blind and went to showdown you have to show your hand? wtf?
    • kingdippy2008
      kingdippy2008
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      Usually i believe that the last aggressor in the hand has to show first.

      Say you raise and get called and flop, turn and river get checked down then you should show first, irregardless of your position ;)

      This is cash game rules that i believe are in operation on PokerStars!

      Good luck and best regards,

      -Jack
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
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      Tnx for your answers! :D

      Originally posted by yaxkukmian

      Let's take and example there are only two players (player A and B) in the pot...the river card opens.

      1) Player A bets, player B calls - who must show the cards first?

      2) Player A checks, player B bets, player A calls - ?

      3) Player A bets, player B raises, player A calls - ?

      The question is - who shows the cards first - the one who last calls or the one who last bets?

      Tnx in advance.
      so that means the first to show is:

      1) player A

      2) player B

      3) player B

      What if (to check if I got it right):
      Player A (co) ,B (bu) in the pot and flop goes check, check,
      turn goes check, bet (player B), call
      river goes check, check

      Playe B has to show first, right?

      I forgot to mention it because I think it's not important but we play sng format. It's just for fun and there are no conflicts when anybody loses big pot.

      One more thing...about blind structure - when do you increase them? I think 30 min is more than enough. We start with 150bb (it's not too deep but since there are always 8+ players and live play is quite slow I think it's enough).

      Take care everyone.

      PS: and wish me good luck, out of 9 players there are only 2 who played poker online...so I'm against "A6o and QJo is the nuts" players :f_confused:
    • zamoda
      zamoda
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      if action goes check-check. The first one to act shows the cards first. (first one to left of button)
    • moodyuae
      moodyuae
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      If River is checked by both player a and player b and player B is button, Player A is suppose to show the hand first.

      Moody