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Random Number Generators for Dummies

Ever wondered how poker sites randomly shuffle the deck? Here's everything you need to know about RNGs, but were too afraid to ask. Before we get into the generators, the first step in understanding how a poker site shuffles its decks is to understand what the word random actually means.…

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40 Years of the World Series of Poker: The 90s

As the World Series of Poker approaches its 40th anniversary in just one week, PokerListings is looking back in a series of articles at how the event has evolved. This fourth part looks at the…

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40 Years of the World Series of Poker: The Beginning

As the World Series of Poker approaches its 40th anniversary in just a few short weeks, PokerListings will be looking back in a series of articles at how it has evolved. From its beginnings as…

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Liars and Cheats: How to Beat Poker in Red Dead Redemption

If you’re a poker player into gaming or a gamer who dabbles in poker, Rockstar Games’ open-world Western, Red Dead Redemption, just got a lot more interesting for both of you. It was pretty great already tbh but the new Liars and Cheats pack (released Sept. 21), has taken the…

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The Jamie Gold Story - A Different Kind of Fairy Tale

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came to the final table hoping to create a great piece of drama and to cause another classic upset. Instead they found themselves in a Gold mine where their ferocious enemy kept chopping off huge parts of their chip stacks. Our heroes were eliminated…

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Mark Cloud
2019-12-12 04:11:36

I’m running a poker league that sends a handful of players to the wsop every summer. Last month we hand a dispute on a ruling and was hopeful you could help resolve it.

For starters you need to know we all individually deal on our button so there is no professional dealer.

On this hand, one player stated he ‘was pretty sure he saw a face card’ dealt to another player. He didn’t know exactly what card, just a face card in general. The other player did not want to burn the card because the exact card was not known.

How specific does this need to be? Can a player say ‘ I saw a black card’ and expect the card to be burned?

Thanks,
Mark

Arved Klöhn
2019-12-12 11:35:49

The situation you described does not qualify for a burn card. The player in question only offered a guess what he might have seen and apparently has not seen the exact card. If you allow for the card to be burned in this situation you will have to allow a card to be burned whenever a player randomly claims he might have seen a card.

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