Category: Poker

Responding to Raises In Poker Games With Grace and Strategy 0

Responding to Raises In Poker Games With Grace and Strategy

Are you aggressive yet? We’re not just talking about growling and flexing your arms — that’s for the gym, not the poker table! However if you’re really going to do great things in poker, you still have to look at the game from every angle possible. Getting good at poker is something that takes some time, but when you want to get better at playing the game seriously, you have to invest the time. You have to make sure that there’s really nothing stopping you from getting the jump on other players, and part of that strategy path means that...

Hang Loose – Playing Loose At an Online Poker Table 0

Hang Loose – Playing Loose At an Online Poker Table

Strategy, strategy, strategy — that’s all we seem to talk about lately. However, if your poker resolution right now is to make more money, then it really does need to be all about strategy. You really do need to make sure that you’re really thinking about the type of strategy you employ at the poker tables. While some of you believe in just playing with your gut, it’s statistically unfavorable for you to do that. You’ll end up making bad calls and getting frustrated when you can’t seem to figure out just how to get those winnings that you want...

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Basic Rules of Poker – Hand Rankings

Millions of random people play poker everyday, either online or offline. Besides for being the most popular card game, it is certainly the most entertaining as well. What is so special about this game is that it involves playing, risking and acting. Nevertheless, learning the basic rules of poker can sometimes be hard for some, especially when it comes to learning the hand rankings. But in reality, memorizing the hand rankings is a lot simpler than it seems to be on the first sight. The most valued hand ranking is the Straight Flush which brings together five successive cards of...

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Calculating your odds on Texas Holdem

A casual question that most poker players have asked at least once is, “Is there any secret that shows you how to win in Texas Hold ‘Em?” and my answer would be, no, there isn’t. But a huge help would be evaluating your hand strength as soon as possible. For some, calculating the odds of winning sounds very complicated but it really isn’t. Before going any further, we should clear up a few things. Firstly, you should know that even if you compute your odds and they say you’re good to go, it does not necessarily mean that you’re going...

The most common terms in Texas Holdem 0

The most common terms in Texas Holdem

Many years ago, it occurred to me to become very irritated when I heard poker-related terms. “All in”, “raise the wager”, “check raise” and all others became very frustrating to hear, especially since I was complete beginner when it came to poker. All this was because I did not know how special poker is, and especially Texas Hold ‘Em. But after I decided to give poker a chance, these words began to sound like a beautiful medieval sonnet (no, seriously!) and I had realized that these terms were not so bad after all. If you plan to begin playing poker,...

The different versions of Texas Holdem – Which one suits Me? 0

The different versions of Texas Holdem – Which one suits Me?

The poker game Texas Hold ‘Em is thought to have been invented back in the early 1900s in Robstown, Texas and yet, it has become a massive hit just lately. What has made this game even more unique is the fact that there are various methods of playing, which means it’s pretty hard to get tired of this game. In fact, a little diversity only makes the game better. The point of Hold ‘Em is quite simple – to make it through all the betting rounds and to make sensible decisions. While most versions of Hold ‘Em have the same...

Don’t Be Afraid to Play by the Numbers 0

Don’t Be Afraid to Play by the Numbers

The last article here was about playing the psychology of poker, but what about the statistics? This is a hotly debated term in the world of poker because a lot of people think that psychology matters more than the mathematics of poker, but who is actually right? The truth is that a balanced player will have the skill to calculate the odds of each and every hand while still being a predator on the table. A proper predator will identify weaker players after a few hands and neutralize them by always changing up behavior. Even in the online world there...

Does Emotion Ever Have a Place in Poker? 0

Does Emotion Ever Have a Place in Poker?

One of the questions that new players ask all the time is whether or not emotion plays a role in the game of online poker. No matter what variation you’re talking about you’re bound to find a player that wonders really about the power of emotion in poker. Some people will say that emotion has no place in poker. You should always play the numbers and respect the statistics. However, even the greatest poker players of our time have acknowledged that there’s something about making sure that you are always looking at the player, not just the cards. Poker is...

Don’t Be In a Rush to Go All In! 0

Don’t Be In a Rush to Go All In!

Do you go all-in in online poker? We’re not just talking about the psychological concept of playing your best game each and every time that you sit down at the tables. We’re also talking about knowing when to go all in and risk your investment stake and when to walk away. Some players struggle with this for the entire length of their poker careers, and other players think that it doesn’t matter. If you aren’t considering when and where to go all-in, then you’re definitely doing yourself a disservice. You always want to make sure that you’re thinking about how...

Bankroll Management Is Always In Season! 0

Bankroll Management Is Always In Season!

We admit it freely: we’re all about playing poker. It’s something that has given us endless hours of entertainment, so when we try to explain something around here, we mean it with full sincerity. Who knew poker could become such a passionate subject? The truth of the matter is that when you really get into playing poker, you want people new to the game not to make the mistakes that you made. If there’s one mistake that we regret deeply from our “early days”, it would definitely have to be poor bankroll management. You know the rush you get when...