This is a discussion on Running it twice within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; When there is a showdown all-in, why would anyone want to run it twice, specially when you are ahead. Who likes to run it twice
I think players agree about running it twice before they turn over their hands, so they don't really know who's ahead. At least that's how I remember from what I watched on TV, I don't have any first hand experience.
August 26th, 2019, 4:46 AM
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Playing Run in twice makes sense at high stakes in short run to reduce variance. Playing all-in with a stronger hand, we don't want a badbeat, so run in twice allows you to reduce this risk. If we have a weaker hand, more flops give us a better chance of catching our outs.
August 26th, 2019, 2:04 PM
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August 30th, 2019, 7:10 PM
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Only seen someone do this on TV. None of my live cash table sessions has this came up.
September 1st, 2019, 4:57 PM
This Fish Chums
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re: Poker & Running it twice
There was a poker room I loved and got shut down, but they used to run it twice a lot on huge all-in pots (huge being about 1K). The reason is 3-fold:
If you're behind it gives you a better chance of picking up half the pot.
If you're 50-50 it reduces the chances of you losing the entire pot.
If you're way ahead you will probably win anyways, even though there is the greater risk of chopping.
So 2 positives and a potential negative equals positive in the long run.
Plus, when you play big cash pots, chopping and getting to keep playing is NOT a bad thing.
September 1st, 2019, 5:04 PM
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