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Short-Handed Play

It’s extremely common to play in a multi tabled or large single table tournament and then once the game becomes short-handed (meaning there are less players) there is always a player that instantly becomes a maniac. This person will raise, bet, re-raise, call all-in and often take complete control of the game. Although this player is often raising on poor cards such as a K5 off suit they often seem to ending up winning time and time again. The reason behind this is purely aggression, the key to winning a short handed game is being able to play a solid...

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How Can You Win Playing Poker?

Poker has become a well-loved card game by many, and there are many who are trying to find ways to help them increase their chances of winning this game. There are more and more sites now that offer you the chance to play poker online which can be convenient for a number of reasons. Not only can you find practice sites to help you master the game, but you can play for real money from the comfort of your own home! Here are some tips to help you win the game whether you’re in the casino or playing in an...

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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...