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A Beginners Guide to Stars Rewards on PokerStars

PokerStars brand-new loyalty program Stars Rewards is now live and players have to get used to very different-looking rewards landscape. The previous loyalty scheme was very beneficial for the most industrious players who would earn a high rakeback (also known as cash back). For some of these players the rakeback…

July 12th, 2017 | 4 minutes to read
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The Many, Many Poker Faces of Kevin Hart

Comedian Kevin Hart is competing against some of the most elite poker players in the world in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl but he’s already beating them in one category. Hart is, without question, the most entertaining player in the room. The Philly-native hasn’t toned down his larger-than-life…

May 28th, 2017 | 3 minutes to read
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The Poker Vlogger 411: Who and Where to Watch

Twitch.tv has had a pronounced effect on poker with online stars like Jason Somerville and Jaime Staples amassing legions of fans logging in to witness the grind. Now a select group of poker players are taking it to the streets. Or more accurately the real-life felt. Vlogging is the latest…

May 11th, 2017 | 7 minutes to read
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Your Poker Questions Answered: “Is Phil Hellmuth Good?”

Got a poker question? We might have the answer for you. Every week PokerListings tries to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have. These questions are mostly for new players so feel free to ask anything. There are no stupid questions. The following questions are collected…

May 1st, 2017 | 5 minutes to read
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Every* Poker TV Show Ever, Ranked

*Not every There was a time when the idea of televising a poker tournament was absurd. Who would want to see mostly old white men play a card game? You might as well have televised a bridge tournament from a retirement home in Boca Raton. Cue Chris Moneymaker, hole-card cameras…

April 26th, 2017 | 32 minutes to read
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Your Poker Questions Answered: “What if My Opponent Shows His Cards?

The following questions were collected from various places including our poker strategy section, Quora, Yahoo! Answers and other places online. Today we’ll take a look at revealing your hands, TV poker and what it means to get “counterfeited” in poker. Feel free to drop questions in the comments section below and…

April 13th, 2017 | 4 minutes to read
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Your Poker Questions Answered: “What Do Movies Get Wrong About Poker?”

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. PokerListings is going to answer some of the more basic poker questions you might have in a new ongoing weekly feature. These questions are mostly going to be of the new player variety so no question is too simple. The following questions are collected…

March 15th, 2017 | 5 minutes to read
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From Loki to Libratus: A Look at 20+ Years of Poker AI Development

The rise of poker AI has been a strange journey to say the least. Early in 2017 Libratus finished dismantling a human team of heads-up wizards including Jason Les, Dong Kim, Daniel McAulay and Jimmy Chou. It was arguably the most dominant performance by an AI playing poker and a landmark…

February 7th, 2017 | 13 minutes to read
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Christmas Poker Gifts and Ideas that Don’t Suck

Yeah finding the right, non-tacky gift for poker players can be difficult - but no sweat. We have plenty of poker gift ideas for even the most discerning of poker aficionados. And luckily, poker is universal so you don’t have to worry about which poker gifts are for her or…

December 15th, 2016 | 9 minutes to read
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Poker and Georgia

Legal poker everywhere, no crime, Robin Hood, and the world’s largest Wendy’s. PokerListings recently went to Tbilisi/Georgia to follow the first WSOP Circuit event in the South Caucasus and we discovered a whole new world. 1) Poker - It's Allowed! Poker is completely legal in Georgia. You can play live,…

April 11th, 2016 | 12 minutes to read
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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