Category: Poker

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Are Pocket Pairs Always Right?

The hardcore poker players will tell you that poker is truly a game of patience and confidence, but most newbies will just tell you that poker is downright frustrating. Why is poker so frustrating? It’s because there are a lot of things to remember, and everyone that has ever played a hand of poker is going to have different ideas than you on how to actually get the job done properly. You don’t have to play poker like anyone else but yourself, but there are some general guidelines that over time can help you refine your poker game in many...

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The Aftermath of US Online Poker after Black Friday and Black Tuesday

The US online poker community is in a complete state of bewilderment after the US authorities, including the FBI, shut down thirteen US online poker sites. People are trying to predict what will happen next within the industry but this is difficult. The ongoing indictments are causing further problems for players in the industry. Some believe though that future for the US online poker industry is not as dire as some are speculating. Gambling firms are adapting and rolling with punches. An example of this can be seen with the company Bodog. They changed their domain name from .com to...

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Las Vegas – “The City of Poker”

The largest city of Nevada, and the 28th most populous city of the US, Las Vegas claims to be the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it sure lives up to its nickname. People of all ages and all cultures consider Vegas to be their favorite get-away resort. Fancy shops, large casinos, expensive restaurants, wedding chapels and more can be found on every corner of the street. Vegas gained its ‘city’ title in 1911 and for 100 years it has become the capital city of fun. Its skyline is unquestionably bright and unique. The tall, extraordinarily shaped buildings can be...

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Where to Play Poker Online

Poker is a table card-game which started gaining international presence in the late 90s. It is a very fascinating game which is outstandingly exciting and fun. It is a big thrill to organize a game night and play poker, but poker is very addicting and the best place to get the daily doze of it is the Internet itself! What makes online poker unique is the fact that besides for being able to play with friends or complete strangers, you can also play at anytime of the day. Whether it’s the early morning and you want to have some fun...

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The Basic Rules of Poker for Beginners: A Quick Guide

“Poker is a family of card games that share betting rules and usually (but not always) hand rankings”. That is how Wikipedia defines poker, a game which you have surely heard of. It is thought this game originates back in the 30s, but it started to gain popularity only recently. Playing poker is not as hard as many people think it is. It principally involves dealing cards and struggling to find the right combination. In addition to that, the player has to be quite intelligent and open-eyed. If you think you possess these qualities, you can immediately begin learning the...

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Be prepaired to walk away

Be prepared to leave a table. This is quite possibly the most important tip I can give to a new poker player playing Cash games. When you’re being beaten and out played on a table you should get up and leave, do not hang around and let the other players take more of your money. I know it can be very tempting to stay and try and win your money back or get revenge on the players who’ve been beating you but I promise you are far more likely to lose more money than you we are to get your...

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Four Color Deck

One very simple tip which can greatly increase your profits is to use a four colour deck. That means each suit is a different color. What this does is it decreases the likelihood that you’ll make a mistake. You may think that you can see the differences between the suits without the suits being different colors but the fact is even the pros make mistakes. They look at their cards quickly and then play the rest of that hand believing that their cards are different to what they actually are. This can be both embarrassing but more importantly costly. Poker...

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The importance of taking notes

One of the best pieces of advice which can be given to a new online poker player is to be prepared to take notes on your opponents. While this is more relevant to those playing in cash games and sit and go’s it also applies to those playing in tournaments with high numbers of players. The advantage you get from knowing whether or not your opponent is loose or tight, aggressive or passive is huge. This way when your opponent does something which is out of character, you’ll know it and you’ll be better able to react to make a...

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Real Money Poker Sites – A Great Way to Make Money For the New Year!

If there’s one thing that we would all like most of in the New Year, it’s definitely this: money. Now, that might sound materialistic, but hey — you can’t really get much of anything without getting money first. So getting a little extra cash to make your New Year shine brighter isn’t a bad thing at all. If you’re already a gambler offline, you might be a little surprised to find that there are a lot of real opportunities for you to make money online through gambling as well. Gone are the days where you even have to leave home....

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Winning Loose Games at the Poker Table

If you’re a tight player and you find yourself in a loose game of Texas Holdem, then you’re in poker heaven. Or at least you should be. A loose game is one where a large percentage of the players are playing a majority of their hands. Many of these hands are marginal and some are just simply weak. Before sitting down to play in a cash game scope out the site for loose games such as those listed at www.texasholdemonline.com’s list of Texas Holdem sites. Recognizing Loose Games Sometimes, it’s evident after a hand or two that you are sitting...