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Rule 37
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »
Hi all,

Iíve got another question. Iím concluding from the last sentence of rule 37 that youíre hand is dead when you (anyone except button) find out that you have too few cards after SA. Is that correct?

Rule 37: Button with Too Few Cards
A player on the button dealt too few cards should announce it immediately. Missing button cards may
be replaced even after substantial action if permitted for the game type. However, if the button acts on a hand with too few cards (by check or bet), the hand is dead.

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Re: Rule 37
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 09:21:59 PM »
Yes, thatís true.

Why the exception for the button? Because we know that the top card on the stub is the buttonís second card. Itís a very common error to stop dealing before dealing that last card.

If someone else discovers a missing card, how can you fix it? So his hand is dead. Period.

Similarly, itís a common error to attempt to give the small blind an extra card which should have been the burn for the flop. In that case that card is just returned to the stub to be used as the burn.
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Re: Rule 37
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 05:23:37 PM »
Hi, Dutch,

 I guess the message here is to look at your cards as soon as they're dealt...if you wait until SA, the rule states your hand is dead.

 Not sure how it might effect head to head (two handed), when the SB is on the button. I'll have to give that one a little more thought.