Texas Hold’em – Showdowns

When you make a bet at poker, it is important to make a verbal announcement as to your intentions. You must state your action clearly and then follow it. Continue Reading »

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Poker Hand Histories & Statistics – Part2

Statistics
Many sites (for example Paradise Poker and PokerStars) currently offer their users a set of statistics on their play. Whilst these are nothing like as comprehensive as those provided by a dedicated online poker tracking program such as Poker Tracker, they can still provide you with some useful information. For example, Paradise Poker provides a pop-up box which logs your statistics for each session and displays the following information in percentages: Continue Reading »

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Poker Hand Histories and Statistics Part1

Nowadays, hand histories are a standard feature of online poker sites. These are sometimes available in an ‘instant’ format and sometimes supplied bye-mail (and often both). Each method has pluses and minuses. Continue Reading »

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Deciding how long to play poker for

In a recent article at casino.com, journalist Andrew Glazer stated that ‘the (second-) biggest mistake you can make playing poker online’ is to play when you know you only have time for a short (10-20) minute session. Continue Reading »

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Advantages of Online Poker Play: Personal Features

- You can play online in the comfort, safety and security of your own home.
Many people enjoy listening to music, watching sports in the background, or surfing the Internet while they are playing. Furthermore, there is no need to carry large sums of cash around, or for possibly long and tiring commutes to and from a casino. Continue Reading »

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Rules & Etiquette in Poker – Part1

Rules
One of the great problems of playing poker is that there is not as yet a standardised set of rules. There seems to be a slightly different set of rules existing in every casino. There does not even seem to be consistency across the same casino chains and for casinos in the same geographic area. However, because it would take up considerable space, I will not attempt to give a detailed listing of rules. You would be well advised however to check the rules in every casino you attend and not assume that because there is a rule in your normal club that this will apply in another. Disputes at the poker table are another big problem. What I would like to do here is to set out some general rules and suggested rules which might be helpful for players to use as guidelines in the event of a dispute. Continue Reading »

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The 20 Best Poker Tips

Here are the 20 best poker tips I can give you. I highly recommend that you learn and apply them, they will improve your poker game! Remember that experience and knowledge are vital in poker, the more you play the better you become. Continue Reading »

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Poker Tips For Beginners

Find the right game for you, find a game which suits your budget. If you have say a bankroll of £100 then you should try and find a table with an average pot of no more than about £25 and an ante of £0.50-£1.00 so that you can afford to loose a few times until you settle into the table. Obviously if your bankroll is larger or your initial bankroll grows then you can look at higher stake tables. You also need to decide between playing no limit tables or limit tables. I would advise limit tables for beginners as they will give you a better grounding into the game, and then step up to the no-limit tables later on. Continue Reading »

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