Originally Posted by Tropwen
Burn the card if anything lol but I've never heard of reshuffling mid hand
Then... you've either never read the rules of the game, or never played in a serious game?
When you think about it, reshuffling the card into the deck stub is the only solution that's fair and makes sense.
If you don't
reshuffle the card into the deck stub, and "burn" it instead, then everyone knows
that card can't possibly come on the river. Worse than that, the player who hadn't acted on their hand yet would then get to make their decision with that knowledge, even though all the other players made their action without it. DUCY that's unfair?
If you do reshuffle the card back into the deck stub, however, then everybody is acting with the same information and the outcome of the hand is unaffected. The dealer takes that card off the board and everybody knows
it's going to be shuffled back into the stub. It's just as likely to come out again once the river is redealt as any other card that was still in the stub.
The player who hadn't acted yet makes their decision with the exact same information that everyone else in the hand had (with respect to the cards, anyway - if one of the other players chose to create a fuss over the river card being redealt and in that way tipped their opponents off that they were drawing or whatever, then that's their own stupid fault). Nobodys outs or percentages to win are affected.
Just to be absolutely clear, we're not talking about reshuffling the entire deck or anything - you only reshuffle the river card into the unused cards that are left in the dealer's hand. The burn cards, live player cards and folded player cards all remain exactly where they are.
Note too that (as the rule describes above) the procedure is different if you prematurely expose the turn card.