The 5 Tips of Poker

Today you will learn the important 5 P’s pf poker. They are Patience, Perseverance, Psychology, Position and Practice. What makes these words important is what they really mean in the game of poker. This I will explain below. Patience: In the game of poker you must have patience to win. You have to wait for ...

Money Management – Why you need to manage your bankroll…

In this artical I will talk about money management, bankrolls, and minimizing loses. These are all important concepts when playing poker but they all revolve around the same principals. You must limit your loses, hold on to your winnings, and most importantly always leave your self outs. You should only play games that your bankroll ...

Texas Hold’em – Playing a Draw out of position

Preflop: Sucker MC is SB with Jd , Qd. 2 folds, CO calls, Button calls, Sucker MC completes, BB raises, CO calls, Button calls, Sucker MC calls. Flop: (8 SB) 8d , 6d, 5s (4 players) Sucker MC checks, BB bets, CO calls, Button folds, Sucker MC raises, BB calls, CO folds. Turn: (6.50 BB) ...

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

You can learn a lot by listening. You can learn almost as much by talking, if you ask the right questions. The following occurred at a tournament at Bellagio in 2004. I draw a very good first table and recognize only two faces. They are solid pros, neither of whom is very aggressive. I know ...

So You Wanna Go Pro

At the final table of this year’s World Series of Poker, the media consensus was that there was only one pro at the table: Mike Matusow. We’ve since learned that this year’s champ, Joseph Hachem, gave up a 13-year chiropractic career three years ago to play poker for a living. The other seven players at ...

Dealer, Leave the Bets in Front of the Players

It’s a familiar refrain at the Omaha/8 table, when the betting is capped on the turn in a multi-way pot. In theory, this request is about saving time — it’s easier to divide the chips at the end of the hand when they’re not in one monster pile at the center of the table. But ...

Texas Hold’em – Not Playing By The Book

Once I am involved in a hand, many of the actions I take after the flop are automatic, or nearly automatic. Therefore, the most important decision I have to make in No Limit Hold ‚em takes place before the flop: Should I play the two cards I’ve been dealt? When I first started learning how ...