Category Archives: Poker Tips

Understanding Side Pots

Normally at the end of each betting round in a game of poker, all of the chips that each player has bet are moved to the center of the table and added to the pot. However this will not do when one or more players have gone . Player(s) can go all-in when they do not have enough chips to call the previous bet and as a result it is necessary to use in order to equitably manage the process of distributing the correct amount of chips to the winner(s).

Method for determining side pot(s) at then end of a betting round when one or more players have gone All-In: Continue reading →

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How the Social Media Accounts of Poker Pros Can Improve Your Game

Following the social media accounts of the top, poker-playing pros is a great way to beef up your felt-top skills regardless of whether you play poker online or at in-person games. It doesn’t matter if you’re gambling in New Jersey or New Delhi, the opportunity presented by social media to collect poker insights and step into the psyche of world-class players is not to be missed. But who should you follow and what do they offer to a poker player looking to hone his or her skills? Here’s a look at four of the most active poker pros on social media who also share cool tips and strategies. Continue reading →

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5 Reasons to Play Poker Satellite Tournaments

Poker tournaments are normal tournaments where the prize is entry into a high level event or a big cash tournament. Satellites are a great way for newer players to try and qualify through to bigger events and they are beneficial for a number of reasons.

Price

Firstly, they are good to play because they are cheap. These poker satellite tournaments quite often have very small buy-in fees which makes them accessible to new players. This means you can start at the base level satellite event and work your way through to a main event where the buy-in could be hundreds of dollars. Continue reading →

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Best Poker Pro Blogs to Follow and Learn

It’s hard to choose the best advice when it comes to poker, especially provided that there are many pros – and sometimes even amateurs – only too willing to share their insights about this challenging game. So, after thoroughly browsing the web we have compiled what we believe to be the best pro blogs and sites that you should definitely follow if you want to learn more about poker, which Phil Hellmuth once defined as being 100% skill and 50% luck.

The top players usually have interesting things to say and, if you don’t believe that, then just turn to Daniel Negreanu’s blog, one of the most famous ones on the web focused in this field. Not often do stars like him have enough time to update their personal space, but in his site you will see quite recent entries that include anecdotic games, info about the latest events he takes part in and also proper poker lessons. Continue reading →

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Getting the Measure of Your Opponent

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You know how it is with any major or even minor competition, especially in the sporting world. Pre-game conversation revolves around the reputations of the players on the field. Videos of past games are studied, the likelihood of opposing players reacting in a certain way is discussed, tactics to counteract certain players’ skills are decided upon. When competing in an event, getting the measure of your opponent is key.

Being aware of the opposing player’s skills and tactics at the poker table is essential, but gaining this awareness can take some skill on your own part. For the poker player, the techniques are deep within his brain and a lot more difficult to measure than the weight of a rugby pack or a soccer player’s shooting ability. And more so when you take the bluffing element of poker into account. Continue reading →

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Train Your Brain – Online Games That Are Good for the Mind and Why Poker Tops the List

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Far from being the drain on your brain that your parents warned you they were, certain genres of video and online games are understood to improve cognitive performance. In a BBC Horizon interview with University of Geneva Professor Daphne Bavelier, Bavelier revealed the visual ability of regular gamers was remarkably better than sometime gamers or indeed those who had never played.

And while experts cannot agree on whether violent games encourage violence in the gamers playing them, it seems that the general opinion is that playing strategic or creative games for a given period of time can improve mental health. Continue reading →

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How To Stop Your Poker And Gambling Losses

Online poker is one of the most popular games today, thanks no doubt to the televising of big buy-in tournaments and cash games and the Twitch poker live streaming revolution which started back in 2015.

Is there any sure way to win in online poker and real money online gambling games?

The answer is simple – as in life, there are no guarantees. All you can do is play each hand and each game on its merits. Add a little skill, a little luck and mix together the complexities of human nature and you may win. Continue reading →

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How And Why You Should Play Freerolls

Playing freerolls enable you to enter online/live poker tournaments with no cash entry fee. Generally speaking, they tend to attract beginner players who are looking to build a poker bankroll for real money games. There have been various poker success stories of players making a big score after getting their start with poker freerolls.

For some players, freerolls provided a way to build a real money bankroll so they could play in bigger games and start making some real money playing a game they really enjoy playing. While other players that eventually turned professional considered freerolls a prerequisite in learning the rules and improving their game, so by the time they started playing real money poker games, they were comfortable getting amongst the action from day one. Continue reading →

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The Importance of Taking Notes in Poker

First of all, you should know that poker is a game of incomplete information. The skill in poker comes from making informed decisions based on what you know about a player.

The golden rule is to take the time to consider every hand carefully. The main thing that separates the pros from those just beginning to play online/live poker is the amount of thought they’ve given to every single hand and every single move that they or an opponent make.

One way of adding more thought to your game is taking notes. Analysing how other players are competing is an important part of any game strategy, but in online poker keeping tabs on people can be hard. With players continually floating in and out of games it can be difficult to build and maintain accurate mental pictures of your opponents playing style to figure out how best to play against them. Continue reading →

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Poker as a Professional

When amateurs first play poker their initial thought is that they’d love to be a professional player. Thanks to the images portrayed on TV and on poker news sites many people assume that the life of a professional poker player is all parties, stacks of money and jet setting across the world.

While this is certainly true for some of the industry’s biggest names like Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, the same can’t be said for the average grinder. What people fail to appreciate is that many of the most famous poker players have endorsements and sponsorship deals that give them free entry to any tournament they wish. Continue reading →

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