Texas Hold’em Poker Strategy: Before the Flop

There’s nothing in poker quite like scooping a big pot on the river. People are all-in, there’s a pile of money on the table – these are the situations that get played over and over again on the TV shows. But here’s what they don’t… Read more

Poker Strategy: Hand Reading Tips

Do you know the Fundamental Theorem of Poker? Noted author David Sklansky presented this concept in his 1999 book The Theory of Poker, capturing the underlying principle of all poker games. It boils down to this: If you play your hand differently than the way you… Read more

Sit and Go Strategy: The Early Stages

When you’re in the early stages of a sit and go online poker tournament, there are three words you need to keep in mind: tight is right. Online poker is filled with more aggressive players, and sit and go tournaments are no exception. For the maniacs who… Read more

Overview of Poker Hand Rankings

What’s the most important card in poker? It might be that special “Poker Hand Rankings” card that’s included in many decks. If you’re just starting out, or even if you’ve played for a little while, this card could mean more to you than any of the 52… Read more

Introducing Texas Hold’em

Chris Moneymaker may have started the modern poker boom, but would there even have been a World Series of Poker without Doyle Brunson? Would Texas Hold’em have become the game of choice at the WSOP Main Event? Maybe not. Brunson is one of the true… Read more

The Elements of Hold’em: Position

Take a closer look at the game of Texas Hold’em. This is still the most popular game in online poker, and people are playing at a higher level than ever before – but not everyone out there is Phil Ivey. If you’re new to Hold’em,… Read more

Introducing Omaha Hi/Lo

Getting the best hand isn’t always the goal in poker. Some variants of our great sport ask you to make the worst hand instead. These are called lowball games, and in most of these games, the worst hand you can make is 5432A. Straights don’t count –… Read more

Introducing Omaha Poker

The game of Omaha Hold’em (known simply as Omaha by most) has only been around for about 30 years. It used to have a different name; Robert Turner introduced this poker variant to the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas, and director of operations Bill Boyd tried… Read more

Poker Tournament Strategy: Pacing Yourself in Tournaments

Poker is a game where the play ebbs, flows, and moves among the participants with the occasional spurt and dive thrown in for flavor. You need to keep that in mind when you’re playing in a tournament. Focusing too much on any one hand can… Read more

The Elements of Hold’em: Deception

“All warfare is based on deception.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War When the semi-legendary Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu wrote his now-famous book on military tactics some 2,500 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined it becoming one of the most popular books… Read more

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