For ease of reading and for analysis I would reccomend anyone posting a hand history to use a converted form.
A good converter can be found here: Poker Hand History HH Converter | Hand History Converter
as you can see:
a) a raw hand history
A little hard to read and hard to pick the vital info from.PokerStars Hand #78174633420: Hold'em No Limit ($200/$400 USD) - 2012/04/01 20:58:38 WET [2012/04/01 15:58:38 ET]
Table 'Showdown 3' 2-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: Isildur1 ($84848 in chips)
Seat 2: philivey2694 ($125912 in chips)
Isildur1: posts small blind $200
philivey2694: posts big blind $400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Isildur1: raises $800 to $1200
philivey2694: raises $3600 to $4800
Isildur1: calls $3600
*** FLOP *** [Jc Ac Td]
philivey2694: bets $7200
Isildur1: calls $7200
*** TURN *** [Jc Ac Td] [8d]
philivey2694: bets $19200
Isildur1: calls $19200
*** RIVER *** [Jc Ac Td 8d] [Kh]
philivey2694: bets $94712 and is all-in
Isildur1: calls $53648 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($41064) returned to philivey2694
*** SHOW DOWN ***
philivey2694: shows [6d Kd] (a pair of Kings)
Isildur1: shows [Ad 8h] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
Isildur1 collected $169696 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $169696 | Rake $0
Board [Jc Ac Td 8d Kh]
Seat 1: Isildur1 (button) (small blind) showed [Ad 8h] and won ($169696) with two pair, Aces and Eights
Seat 2: philivey2694 (big blind) showed [6d Kd] and lost with a pair of Kings
b) A converted hand history:
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, $400.00 BB (2 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
saw flop | saw showdown
SB bets $1200, BB raises to $4800, SB calls $3600
Flop: ($9600) , , (2 players)
BB bets $7200, SB calls $7200
Turn: ($24000) (2 players)
BB bets $19200, SB calls $19200
River: ($62400) (2 players)
BB bets $94712 (All-In), SB calls $53648 (All-In)
Total pot: $169696 | Rake: $0
SB had A, 8 (two pair, Aces and eights).
BB had 6, K (one pair, Kings).
Outcome: SB won $169696
As you can see a world better.
1. Paste your raw hand history into the text box.
2. Choose your format from the dropdown box above it (I chose Flopturnriver + cards)
3. Check the boxes 'show results' and 'mark important stacks.
4. Click the 'convert' button.
5. Copy and paste the output onto here.
Obviosuly if you are asking a question and don;t want to show the result of the hand, just leave that box unchecked.