Cards shown at showdown


Cards shown at showdown?

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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-24)
Cards shown at showdown?

A friend of mine just told me that both players cards may/should be shown at showdown (only after the river - the 5th shared card), like in casinos and a few other well known servers, but not all of them.

It would be a well known rule at poker texas holdem that avoids certain ways to cheat. I'm not sure I completely understood the interest in head's up like here, but I would be curious to know your opinion on this point if you have one.

Thanks in advance!

William Taylor    (2009-11-24 14:46:22)

I'm aware of two commonly used rules for who shows down first. One is that the person to the left of the dealer shows down first, and the other is that the last person to bet or raise shows down first. In both cases the second player to show can muck (not show his cards)if he/she chooses to. Whenever I have played live (in a casino, or elsewhere) or online, one of these rules has been used, and I have never been forced to show my cards.

Daniel Parmet    (2009-11-24 20:40:09)
Taylor is correct

Taylor has the casino; true texas hold em rules. The only reason you see some online servers do it differently is an attempt for them to show no cheating was involved.

Don Groves    (2009-11-25 04:57:59)
All cards at showdown?

There is no collusion in heads up so I'll go along with the others.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-11-25 22:53:34)
Cards shown at showdown

Okay, so no change at the moment, thanks for the information :)