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W0lfster

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run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« on: April 18, 2011, 03:04:43 PM »
Again, self explanatory question. If there is no limit to how many times you can run the board what happens if you agree to run the board 4 times flop turn and river included as all ins were preflop. Ive heard you cannot run the board anymore but is this true? I understand house rules will prevail on how many times you can run it. In this case however, im talking about no limit to the amount of times you can run.

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 03:55:26 PM »
You can run it as many damn times as you want to as long as you don't run out of cards.  If you want your dealers to have to put up with that much STUPIDITY, go for it.  Remember, all you are doing is taking more time to complete a single hand.  Unless you are raking each "run", which I suspect would be against local gaming regulations, you are causing the house to lose money because you are getting less hands per hour therefore, less rake.  The only way you would not lose would be if the game was a timed game and not a raked game.
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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 03:57:32 PM »
1. Haven't you asked this question before?

2. Common sense prevails. Can you agree to run the board 22 times? Why not?

Whoever is running the game needs to do the math and figure out how many times that the board can be run before the question even arises.

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 03:58:40 PM »
True, but I have seen players run the board 4 times and that is not exactly a lot and it is quite possible to run out of cards.

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 04:02:59 PM »
Andy:  Why do you think the house makes rules?  Decide what level of foolishness you want to allow, create a rule and be done with it.

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 04:33:23 PM »
True, but I have seen players run the board 4 times and that is not exactly a lot and it is quite possible to run out of cards.

Well, if, when running the board four times, it is possible to run out of cards, then it is exactly a lot.

When you ask questions like this, do you try to figure out the best solution on your own before asking it here, or does the majority of your thought process involve coming up with questions like this?

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 07:12:25 PM »
I've seen a game where they ran the Turn and River 4 times but never the full board. If it really came down to it... Reshuffle the muck?

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 07:55:22 PM »
I believe that allowing you to run it more than two times requires great patience and tolerance from the others players. If the main purpose is to take out a percentage of the gamble involved in playing poker, you need to do it quickly. Running it four times seems excessive and time-consuming to me.

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Re: run it 4 times but run out of cards?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 09:25:00 AM »
very few UK casinos will allow you to run it twice, some will allow the turn and/or river to be ran upto 3 times but not the full board, the generally accepted concept is that you do not run it more than the cards that are left in the stub allow, but running full boards is just crazy and irritating.

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