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There’s More to Poker than Texas Holdem!

Texas holdem is taking over the world, but believe it or not there are many other poker games you can play. Most of them fall into one of three categories:

– Stud Games (for example 7 card stud)

– Draw Games (for example 5 card draw)

– Shared Hand Games (for example Texas Holdem)

There […]

Reading Poker Hands

by Stanley Majors

Reading Poker hands will dramatically increase your win percentages, but learning this skill is not an easy task. It takes hours of play, a good memory and an attentive eye.

Reading poker hands is not the most important part of any poker armoury, and it’s not very useful for low stakes […]

Playing Ace-King in Texas Holdem

Everyone who plays Texas Holdem knows that Ace-King is one of the very best starting hands. But, it is just that, a starting hand. It’s only 2 cards of a 7-card equation. In nearly every situation, you want to come out firing with A-K as your hole cards. (The exception would be when faced with […]

Online Poker – Learn to Play for Free, and the Chance to Win Real Cash Prizes

by Donnie Piper

All of the online poker rooms offer you the opportunity to play poker without risking a penny of your own money. You just download and install the software, open an account and then login. You don’t have to give any payment details to do this. If a poker room does ask you […]

Introduction to Texas Holdem Strategy – 3 Concepts

These concepts aren’t for advanced players, and they’re not for total newbies either. They assume you know how to play and some of the jargon, but you’re not winning consistently because you have no strategy concepts…

Concept #1 – Pot Odds

Long-term profits in holdem come from making bets with a positive expectation. You only […]

Has the Party Poker fish pool dried up?

Party Poker has long been known as the place to go to catch unsuspecting poker “fish”. What are fish? Well they are the players who are just starting to learn to play poker or who have been around for a while but just aren’t very good. They are the prey of the poker “sharks” and […]

Freeroll Poker Tournaments – The Greatest Deal Of All!

by Ian McIntosh

Freeroll poker tournaments are daily events that happen on a lot of the best online poker websites. Freerolls are much loved by the poker playing community as they offer the poker players the chance to win some real money without losing any. The entry to these freerolls is – as the name […]

Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Crushed!

by Ian McIntosh

The origins of the phrase “poker nuts” are uncertain although it is thought to have come from old slang meaning “delightful thing, practice or experience”. It is a “delightful thing” of course, because in Texas Holdem the poker nuts is the best possible hand that you can have at any point […]

2005 World Series of Poker – Have You Qualified Yet ?

The 2005 World Series of Poker event is scheduled to begin June 2, 2005 in Las Vegas and an estimated 7,000 players are expected to participate in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event.

The event will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino from June 3rd to July 15th, with […]

Calculating Poker Odds – The Easy Way!

To be successful at poker you should, at any time during the play of a hand, be able to calculate the odds of catching your hand to the odds the pot is giving you.

Knowing the probability of making a specific hand in poker can be done by calculating hand odds. Figuring out how many […]