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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...

Are Pocket Pairs Always Right? 0

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...