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Running it twice

Running it twice

An agreement among players to deal the remaining cards twice (or more than twice, i.e., running it 3 times, 4 times, etc.), in order to reduce variance. This is generally prohibited in most casinos but is sometimes done in high stakes games.

Example: Player 1 is all-in with top pair on the flop. Player 2 has an open-ended straight flush draw and has called player 1's all in. The players agree to run the hand twice, i.e., to deal 2 separate turns and rivers, with the players splitting the pot if one player wins one hand and the other player wins the other. This reduces the variance that can occur when a huge pot is run once on an "all or nothing" basis.

Created by LawDude on 5 Aug, 2009
Last updated by givememyleg on 28 Mar, 2014
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