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  • Reviews Of Today's Popular Poker Books  By : Dominik Hussl
    Finding a good poker book these days is not quite as easy as it seems. There are more and more poker books popping up everyday. Especially books on no limit holdem. I am going to be reviewing several books on poker. Here are the covers I will briefly discuss: Harrington on Holdem Vol I, II and III, Mike Caro's book of poker tells, and Sklansky 's Holdem Poker For Advanced Players.

    I am reviewing these books on poker theory and tells because they have been most helpful to m...
  • Advantages Of Online Poker Tools  By : Rob Force
    Online Poker Tools are extemely valuable for online poker players. they could assist you in keeping track of every aspect of the current game you are in, calculates all the odds and outs and your winning chances in every situation and tells you exactly what move that is the best to do. You can use them to run reports, show statistics, display information about your game by saving your hand histories in a database. You can analyse every aspect of your and your opponets game an...
  • Poker Odds Calculator - Can It Help You Win?  By : Michael Vall
    During your online poker playing career there will be times during a game of hold em that you will look at your hole cards and will not be sure what to do. You will ask yourself, should I bet? Shoud I call? Should I raise? Can a poker odds calculator really help you make these decisions?
  • The World Series Of Poker - First Steps  By : MacSotto
    How about playing in the world's greatest poker tournament? How about going for the millionaire prizes? With thousands of participants, the main event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the biggest poker tourney in the world, and the one with the highest payout.

    Actually, it is kind of easy to get in the tournament, if you have U$10,000 to spend - You just have to register and pay the buy-in. I will assume you don't have this money, or you wouldn't be reading this arti...
  • Playing Online Hold 'em Poker for the First Time  By : Michael Vall
    You've finally decided on which online poker room to play at, funded your account and found a table that suits you. The blinds are posted and your hole cards are dealt to you. When the action comes around to you, two other players have already raised the pot. What do you do now? Do you raise? Call? Fold?
  • Play Poker For Fame And For Fun  By : Cyman Harrison
    Becoming a professional poker player isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. It just means that there are some things you need to decide upon before you move forward. It involves being realistic and objective.

    Poker players are the new rocks stars. Thanks to an overwhelming interest in televised poker, poker Online and the regular guys who have won millions, professional poker players have become celebrities, glowing under the lime light.

    While profession...
  • The Famous World Poker Tour  By : Cyman Harrison
    The World Poker tour draws attention from people in all hemispheres. It is a series of international poker tournaments that pit the world’s best poker players against each other for a large sum of money. The World Poker Tour was started by an attorney and television producer named Stephen Lipscomb, who now controls WPT Enterprises, the firm that runs the World Poker Tour.

    The World Poker Tour is televised and had its debut season in 2002 and 2003. It finished with the Bell...
  • How To Become Skilled At Texas Holdem Poker  By : Cyman Harrison
    If you know the rules, if you know the game, if you know the odds, chances are you’ll do well at poker. But, if you never play, you’ll never know. That’s the most important part of becoming a winner at Texas Hold’em. Practice makes perfect.

    There are some great ways to become a better Texas Hold’em poker player. For instance, you might try reading books written by Texas Hold’em experts and world class tour winners. Or, you can search the Internet for the best poker tips an...
  • Poker - The Greatest Card Game  By : Jason Uvios
    How do you describe an apparently expressionless fellow? Most of the people will choose the phrase, 'poker faced' to describe a person with a limited facial expression. Then there are myriad other jargons that have become an integral part of American culture.
  • Is Poker a Cheating Game ? - Part II  By : Kenneth Bateman
    The introduction of the 52-card deck meant that the poker tables could now accommodate more players and there were more cards left over to draw, with each player having the chance to improve their hands. As the game of poker became more complex with the introduction of straights and flushes, so to did the complexities of cheating, as crooked gamblers had to adjust to the changing games and perfect new strategies and methods to fleece the suckers.

    Collusion, whereby two or ...
  • Is Poker a Cheating Game ? - Part I  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Poker’s advance from the casino’s of New Orleans to the paddle wheelers plying the Mississippi River in the early years of the 19th century. created new opportunities for the professional gambler. These steamboats were lavishly appointed floating palaces catering to the well-heeled, replete with wine, women and song for the taking, and, oh yes, gambling. Many of the passengers on these cruises were Southern plantation owners flush with money – thanks to the arrival of the rai...
  • Poker's New Feminine Side  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Poker, once traditionally considered a “man’s game”, is a man’s game no longer. Although men still dominate the game numbers-wise, women are certainly making rapid inroads on a professional level. True, no woman has as yet won the no-limit Texas Hold ‘ em Main Event, but Annie Duke did beat her older brother and eight other poker legends to win $2 million in the World Series of Poker’s 2005 Tournament of Champions.

    Arguably considered the best of the best among professiona...
  • More About Poker Superstitions  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Gambling and superstition go hand in hand! Poker players – along with gamblers in general – often have specific rituals they follow before or during play which they believe will bring good luck. Sometimes it involves wearing a particular article of clothing or jewelry or it might require carrying a specific item. And it often involves the environment in which they gamble.

    There are a number of superstitions that have been around for many years and others that have popped u...
  • Why Is Poker So Popular Today?  By : Nigel Bridges
    Poker is all around us now-a-days. You cannot turn on the television without being bombarded with poker commercials or poker advertisements. The game of poker has been around for years. So what is making poker so popular today?
  • Playing Poker On The Internet  By : Arthur Prudent
    We will not talk about benefits of playing in internet before offline playing, but we will see what advantages/disadvantages, specifics has the poker online.

    Unlike offline poker, online poker playing sessions usually are much shorter, players at the table are changing very often, rarely a player plays more than one-two hours in a row. As a result, the players do not have time to determine opponents playing style, it is hard to have a reputation for a short period of time....
  • The World Series Of Poker  By : Kenneth Bateman
    The World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments, televised and watched around the world by millions, have transformed poker and particularly Texas Hold’em Poker into a national pastime for players and a national spectator sport in the United States. And it all started so simply with the arrival in Las Vegas of an itinerant Texas cowboy and professional craps shooter named Benny Binion, circa 1946.

    Benny was a gambler but he knew how to hold on to his money and when the opport...
  • Poker Games Online - Part I  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Poker, in its many variations, is undoubtedly the world’s most popular card game. Face to face poker room games are as popular today as they were when played in turn of the century saloons and riverboats plying the Old Mississippi. World championship poker tournaments and the more recent celebrity poker tournaments are followed internationally and have helped to popularize the game even more.

    Online poker is no exception and is played by more gamblers around the world than...
  • Poker Games Online - Part II  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Speaking of online casinos – it is best to do a little checking to find the one that is right for you. Since gambling is all about money, it is important to know that in online poker playing, the rate of play is much faster than a table game. There are no distractions such as card shuffling to slow down the game.

    Alertness when playing is always important no matter where you are playing and it is vitally important online precisely because of the speed of play. The software...
  • Five Million Dollar Poker  By : FR Penn
    If you are an online poker playing pro, or at least you think you have the ability to hold your own when playing in a poker battle, why not put your money where your mouth is? Online betting sites are available to help you get involved in poker games and even tournaments.

    Poker wagering really can be so much fun. This can be even more interesting when you’re in an online card room with players you can’t even see. When playing a hand of poker, antes are put into a pot. The ...
  • About Poker And Superstition  By : Kenneth Bateman
    Most gamblers are by nature superstitious, at least to some degree, and luck, good or bad, has its influence. Of course, experienced poker players know that luck, although it does play a part, does not win games – skill does. But having a rabbit’s foot key chain in your pocket can’t hurt, can it?

    Yet superstition lies deep in the subconscious and players often do things or carry things that are felt, consciously or subconsciously, to bring good luck.

    On the way to a gam...
  • Real Money Poker vs Play Money Poker  By : Chris McElroy
    In this article on poker, I’m going to talk about people who enjoy playing poker at online poker websites, but who like to play for play money and some of the reasons they want to do so.

    I play a lot of online poker. I play for real money, but also play poker for play money at a few different online poker websites. Playing Texas Holdem Poker is fun regardless of the money on the line or lack of it.

    Whenever you go into any of the poker rooms, there are always people the...
  • Why Did Poker Become So Popular In The UK?  By : Mr Hanna
    Poker has always been played in homes in the UK, but it hasn’t always enjoyed the immense popularity that it does today. So what has made poker so popular in the UK today?

    In my opinion there are three reasons for this increased popularity. The first reason is the introduction of the American form of the game: No Limit Texas Holdem. This popular form of the game is very addictive. The fact that each player only has two cards down each, and five community cards, makes it po...
  • A Good Time To Play Poker Online  By : R Mongoose
    There are certainly differences between face to face poker, and online play. And if your poker game relies on the advantages that can only be found in a casino or home game setting, online play might not be for you. But, if you can hold your own at an internet card room, you'll find that now is a very good time to be playing poker online.

    With the number of poker rooms growing almost daily, there is a lot of competition for players. And the number one weapon in that compet...
  • About My First Bad Beat  By : David Olsen
    Anyone who has ever played poker for any amount of time knows how fickle Lady Luck can be. You peek at your cards, try not to give any sign of the incredible joy you feel washing over you like wave after wave of the ocean. Straight faced, or with as much of one as you can manage, you set your trap. We all know how this story ends... with you staring in utter disbelief. How could everything go so horribly wrong? How could every trap be set, every card played? Enter every bad p...
  • About The History Of Poker  By : Willie Reynolds
    Since its invention, poker has rapidly become one of the favorite gambling past times for many Americans, due to the ease with which it can be played. There is perhaps no other game of chance for which so many different variations have been created- there are literally hundreds of versions of poker.

    Poker is intrinsically caught up in the history of America and American expansions. It is thought to have originated in New Orleans, where players would use a 20 card deck and ...
  • Some Reasons To Learn Poker Online  By : David Walker
    If you are just starting out in the game consider these reasons to start your poker game from home.
  • Poker - Challenge Your Mind  By : David Walker
    Games of skill allure players because they are beatable and the people that play them try to learn how to beat them more often than they lose.
  • About The Elusive History of Poker  By : Jon Weaver
    Poker is called the American national game. But in reality, poker comes as close to being international as any card game possibly could. It probably originated in Persia; it developed in Europe; it did attain its present form in the United States -- probably in the 1830s -- but today it is played in every country in which playing cards are known.

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