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About Poker

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

an article by Stacy Maxgate

The fish is a poker term for the player who is going to be easiest to take money from. It is said that if you can not spot the fish at your table then you are the fish.

To avoid being instantly marked as the fish make sure not only appear as if this is not your first time in a texas holdem poker room in a casino but that you are there often. Make sure no matter how impressed by the place you are, you appear as if this is just another day playing texas holdem in the casino. If your skills at texas holdem will not allow you to go unnoticed then pick another game like roulette or blackjack.

Make sure you know how to play. Do not come into a casino poker room to thinking you will learn Texas Holdem as you play. This is not Uno it is Texas Holdem Poker and played for real money. I promise you that before you learn the game this way you will be broke and homeless. You should learn to play at home with friends or online in free money poker games against others or against the computer. Then as you improve start to play in online poker rooms for money.

If you were a spy trying to infiltrate into Russia during the cold war the CIA would have you trained on how to speak Russian and the proper idioms and accent as well so that you blend is as a local, well texas holdem has its own language as well and if you want to blend in as an experienced player you have to know the language as a native speaker. This means understanding what others are saying and being able to use the common expressions correctly in normal conversation. Not laughing at a joke because you did not understand it will make you stand out and some people are bound to notice and figure out you are not all you seem to be.

I am sure most of us have seen texas holdem on ESPN television and have sent he way to professional poker players dress. Many of them are wearing clothes will advertisements for poker related items. These players are being paid to advertise these items because of their high likelihood of being put on the TV. Some players wear disguises to try and hide their faces from the other players by wearing hats and glasses to hide their eyes. These players know that a small slip up can cost them the chance at winning the million dollar prize, so to make sure they do nt give up any information to another player they try to hide their faces. You are not playing in the big leagues so to try these things will just make you look stupid since everyone will know you are not a professional player by the fact they do not recognize you. This will then make you stand out and risk you being marked as an inexperienced player or “The Fish”.

Every player at a texas holdem poker table that spots you as the fish will then begin to focus on you till they find your tells, and believe me we all have them. It is just experience that allows some of us to hide them better then others.

The Author:

Stacy Maxgate has a degree in behavioral science. She uses her skills to win playing texas holdem poker in casinos. She also does online casino reviews for a living.

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Some Poker Cheats

Monday, October 19th, 2009

an article by Sean Moronse

It does not really take a rocket scientist to understand the rules of play when it comes to poker. You just have to understand the basic rules of play, and know which hands to actually set down during the game. This poker cheat sheet is designed to help you understand some of the most basic principles of the poker in general, and to help you develop your strategies. After all, a card player is not defined by the amount he or she plunks at the table, but rather by the strategies he or she uses to win round after round.

Poker Cheat Sheet # 1: Learn The Game First And You Will Know The Lingo

It’s not enough these days to say that you are going to play poker. There are so many variations now to this card game that it is quite simple to get lost in “poker speech.” So, for clarification purposes, poker is poker is poker … except when people say video poker (which is really a computer game / slot machine); and Red Dog Poker (which is more similar to the game of Blackjack than anything else.) All other variations like Five Card Draw, Omaha, Primero, Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold’em and Three-Card Brag have the same winning principle: you need 5 cards to lay out a (hopefully!) winning hand.

Poker Cheat Sheet # 2: Know When To Fold And When To Go With Gut Instinct

Some of the most “notorious” card players believe in 2 things: luck and their gut instincts. Although these seem innocuous enough, you as a beginner should remember that poker is a betting game; and luck may turn sour oh-so-quickly; and your gut instinct may just be a gas build-up over the taco you had for dinner. Conservative playing is one way of learning from other players’ triumphs and mistakes. After all, you cannot expect to win all the time, and you certainly do not want to lose all the time. Bet conservatively at the start of the game. If you find your cards less than desirable, fold immediately.

Poker Cheat Sheet # 3: Stop Trying To Figure Out If Your Opponent Is Bluffing!

If you think that your hand has a fighting chance, then you can slowly build up your bets. The other card players on the table are heaping too much money on the table, and you keep wondering whether or not he or she is bluffing. Instead of wasting your energy figuring out the truth behind those hideous poker faces, concentrate on this one fact: your opponent may not be bluffing at all! And stop bluffing yourself. This risky move (according to stats) has only 1% chance of ever winning.

Poker is all or nothing. If you think your hand will win, then keep it. If not, it would be better to fold while you are ahead.

Poker Cheat Sheet # 4: Know Which Hands To Keep

Indubitably, face cards are the greatest things to get, since there is all likelihood of putting out a winning hand when you have a set. However, one or two or three cards mean absolutely nothing in a game of poker. You need five… always five. So instead of focusing you attention to just the face cards, (which many beginners are prone to do,) think of the 5 cards – the hand, and how it will fare in the game. A straight flush can win over a full house. A straight can win over a three-of-a-kind. And never discount the power of a high-card hand; that may also be the only thing your opponent has against you.

The Author:
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Red Dog Poker Game

Monday, October 5th, 2009

an article by Akhila Choudhary

Poker is one of the most popular casino games around the world. The availability of different versions of the game is evidence of its popularity in different parts of the world. According to a recent research, online search engines receive more than one million poker related searches over the Internet every month. Basically, it is a card game which has different ways of forming hands and dealing cards. Whether the low hand or high hand wins the pot, there are limits on the bets and on how many betting rounds can be allowed. Many poker fans believe that the betting system of the game distinguishes it from other gambling games.

There are many variations of the game and the following are largely grouped as per their betting and card dealing procedures: Straight, Stud, Draw and Community. Video poker is also a variation of poker game but it is a single-player game played on a computer and functions like slot machines. Most of the poker machines allow the players to place bets, hands are dealt and the players are allowed to replace and discard the cards. The payout received depends upon the initial bet made by the player and the hand received after the draw. Another poker game is the red dog poker game which is more like as a blackjack game. Some of the other popular versions of the poker game are Texas Hold’em poker, Omaha Hold’em poker, seven-card stud, draw poker or lawball and razz.

There are thousands of websites that offer online poker game including both free and money involving. The beginner’s version of the game allows getting expertise on skills and strategies of winning poker while advanced versions of the game usually involve real money in them. If you want to play poker online, you will have to become member of one of these sites and pay some initial fee. Some of the websites also allow free poker play which neither involves any fees nor any rewards or bonuses for the players. These online games are only for the entertainment of the players but some people with a positive frame of mind can use these games to develop their skills at the game.

The Author:

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