Just A Few Things When Playing Razz

The rules: For those of you who aren’t familiar with Razz, it is a game played like 7-card stud. The twist is that in Razz, the worst hand wins. Straights and flushes don’t count for anything, but pairs are bad. Aces are always low cards. A five-high (or wheel — remember that straights don’t count ...

Texas Hold’em – A Way To Approximate The Odds

It is very difficult to calculate the exact odds of hitting a drawing hand when you’re sitting at the poker table. Unless you’re a genius with a gift for mathematics like Chris Ferguson, you will not be able to do it. That leaves two options for the rest of us: The first option is to ...

The importance of position and seat selection in Poker

Once you have chosen your game and table, you must select a seat where you will get the most value for your money. Poker players place their bets in a clockwise direction. It is worthwhile to identify the big Bankroll players and to sit at the position to their left. By doing so all the ...

Basic Texas Hold’em preflop strategy

Once the game has started and the cards have been dealt. This is a critical time in the game as you will need to decide if the cards are worth playing. Basically you should play with any two high cards i.e. 10’s up; Ace and 9; or any suited cards with an ace, and pairs ...

Texas Hold’em – Opponent observation

Always observe how other players are betting, even when you are not playing it is a must. A common mistake, especially amongst inexperienced low-limit players, is that they will call to see the ‘flop’ with hands that they should have folded. They also play their hands long after it’s clear they’re beat. In short, they ...

Texas Hold’em – Betting, calling and raising bets

If you see the Flop and you are truly undecided between checking and betting it is recommended to bet. By betting you won’t give away any free cards so you won’t get beat on the River by a player who may have folded, also the pot will be greater if you should happen to win. ...

Playing Texas Hold’em Tournaments

From a strategical point of view, tournaments highly differ from regular games. In a ring game, you need to be able to determine when to surrender your hand, but tournaments demand that you win a substantially high percentage of the pots that you play. Starting Off Before the tournament, be aware of the type of ...