Show cards after fold

I would like to have the opportunity to show my cards even after I have folded them.

( Of course I don’t mean to show them in the middle of the game, only after the dust settles - either by every but one player folding or after the showdown have taken place ).

Since this creates added tactical opportunity without doing any harm to the game I see no reason why this opportunity is not granted.

I have always had this thought in mind but in a recent game it came to me in a striking way: the player next to me went all in and everbody folded me being the last one in the row - being the last one and having a dominant stack I enjoyed particular attention by the crowd - after long thinking I folded too. My long thinking made my opponent show his cards: AQo - mine was AJo. I was desparate to show them but I could not. I felt it was unfair - I missed an opportunity to show others how good my judgement was.


Great idea watcha! I have come across this situation many times, where I would want to show the cards I have folded. Usually it is when I’ve made a good fold, but I have also wanted to show my cards when I have had a monster draw (like an open-ended straight flush draw), but didn’t hit any outs.

I really hope this gets implemented, it would be another great implementation for this site!

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Me too! So it would also show that I only folded because someone got lucky on the river and not because I was being irrational or raising without a hand!

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen other players do it, and would love to do it myself - there must be some kind of ‘cheat’ keystroke???

I don’t think you mean showing their cards after they’ve folded. Showing your cards after folding is not an available option.

You can however show your cards after winning a hand (not sure if you know how already). You just need to un-tick the checkbox next to “Auto Muck” at the bottom of the window when you’re playing, then you’ll have the option to Show or Muck at the end of the hand if you win it.

I do mean showing cards after they’ve folded and I know it’s not an availble option. Nonetheless I have seen it. Only a few times, out of the many hundred of hands I have played I grant you, but see it I have.

The situation it arises in is at the end of a hand, when one of the players decides not to call a big bet/shove and folds showing one or more of his cards, usually indicating that have hit something on the board, but not the nuts, hence the fold. The showing is after the action so does not affect

Ok well then that’s different. I have never seen it here personally. But I do think it would be a good option to have.

Replay Poker should show the cards everyone was playing after the hand is over in the “Replay” option. That way you would know whether or not you had played it correctly, were bluffed out of it, were too aggressive or not aggressive enough. Professional poker players can see what cards rival players had via the tv show broadcast, and therefore make strategies knowing a rival’s tendencies i.e watching .the original television show reveals what cards everyone had and how it was played, and Replay Poker" should do the same.

Ummmm, no.

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I could see possibly doing this after a lengthy delay - for example, a few hours.

In the televised tournaments you mention, there’s a delay between when the hand is played and when it’s aired to avoid players being able to use that information to get real-time statistics about how often their competitors are bluffing/value-betting. If that were applied here, I think it could be to everyone’s benefit, while allaying concerns regarding real-time edges.

Agree the time needs to be at least a couple of hours, and more is better. When does the “past” begin? If you had a time machine that could be set to 1/100th of a second behind "real’ time, how is that different from “current” for 99% of all possible applications? Heinlein wrote a great (and horrifying) short story (sorry, I can’t recall its name) about this a long time ago. Edit added: John D. MacDonald’s novel “The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything” also looked at this issue.

Poker has always been a game of imperfect information. This is what separates it from games like chess, and is one of the game’s defining aspects. It’s what makes poker poker.

Yes, a tiny percentage of tournaments do show the hole cards. This trade off was made to increase the spectator’s understanding and enjoyment of the game. Replay poker isn’t a spectator sport, and the benefit to a handful of spectators shouldn’t out-weigh the best interest of the players. The logic behind showing the hole cards in a handful of televised events just doesn’t apply here.

There’s already a button that will show your opponent’s hole cards. It’s marked “call.” Why should anyone get the benefit of gaining such insights without taking the risk? I guess everyone wants something for nothing, but that’s not the way poker is supposed to work.

To me, this seems like just another example of a small group of people wanting to take the easy road instead of putting in the time it takes to actually play the game well as it is. No offense intended, but I think this is a horrible idea.


I think it would be a great thing to implement. I think a lot of players agree with me. I also noticed it has been asked requested for many years…so lets make players happy with this
idea. I have played other sites that had this option and to be able to show a great fold sometimes adds a lot to the game ….showing players that you are actually thinking about your move and not just pointing and clicking.

OOPS…let me clarify what I meant…I don’t agree with showing everones cards after the play. I meant when down to the final 2 players be it a tourney or ring game for the player making a great fold or bluff to be able to show the great fold or to be able to show one card.

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disable auto much hands and you can show hands at the end of the hand given your still in the hand

Yeah, it would be nice to be able to voluntarily show one or both cards if you fold as described.

Forcing someone to show their cards is just forced information redistribution. I don’t care if it’s done in real time, a few hours later, or 2 years later, it’s socialism, and has no place in poker. I want to control how, when, and why I give out MY information. You don’t have the right to hurt me in order to help yourself. (“You” in a general sense)


I thnk you misunderstood what Reddy meant bluff,read Suns reply and you might :slight_smile: