You’ve watched youtube videos on strategy, read poker books, and even spent some time at live poker games. You’ve made some progress with your poker skills but feel that you’re not progressing well enough. Maybe you can’t seem to get to the final table at a multi-table tournament. Or maybe you keep calling hands that you know you should fold. If you’re experiencing these problems, then a poker tournament coach can help you. Why do I need a poker coach? A poker coach will be able to: Identify your mistakes. Do you overplay your hands? Hope for coin flips? Or make illogical or transparent bets?Read More →

As a poker enthusiast you must have noticed the popularity and respect a professional poker player gets to enjoy, apart from the bounty earned – not simply by luck but by the gaming skill acquired over time. Becoming a professional poker player, however, is not without its challenges, for the game itself demands a lot of discipline and hands-on practice to master the nuances. With the advent of the Internet, it is possible to play poker online without stepping out of one’s comfort zone. But it does limit your chances of learning the game by sharing the table with experienced players and watch them inRead More →

Poker is, of course, all about the big win at the end. It’s a game of skill…specifically, the skill of being able to convince your competition to get off the table wherever possible, and where this is not an option, to quite simply have the strongest hand. However, having the strongest hand is never going to be an absolute fact. After all, we all know about the ‘bluffing’ principle at play in poker. Convincing the competitio you have the strongest hand is really the main aim rather than actually having it, so if you can put on your best ‘poker face’ and scare the restRead More →

Most card games are designed to have fairly simple rules: this is not the case for HORSE poker games. These games actually consist of a set of 5 other individual games (namely, Texas Hold’em poker, Omaha Hi-Lo poker, Razz poker, Stud poker and Eight-or-Better poker) – if you start using the ‘H’ from Hold’em, the first letter from each of these spells out HORSE, giving the game its name. The games are played in the listed order for one round each. Once all 5 games have been played, the rotation begins again with a Texas Hold’em round. Each round is a Fixed Limit round, andRead More →

Omaha Holdem poker is becoming increasingly popular amongst online poker gaming fans. If you’ve never heard of the game, then you’re in for a treat as this is currently the only poker game to even come close to rivalling the hugely popular king of poker, Texas Holdem. Yet, it is usually through playing Texas Holdem that many players arrive at Omaha Holdem Online. Omaha Holdem and Texas Holdem; The Same but Different! Omaha Holdem poker is, in its basic terms, a community poker game. However, for those who know their stuff, this is a poker game with a difference. Derived from Texas Holdem, though theRead More →

Why Texas Holdem Poker? Texas holdem poker is the perfect variation of poker for beginners. It’s also one of the most popular types of poker played both online, and in casinos around the globe. Poker can initially seem quite daunting to new players, but most new players are able to grasp the basics fairly quickly. Texas Holdem Tips: Keep A List When starting out, it’s a good idea to keep a list or printout of all the possible winning combinations of cards found in poker. By keeping a list of these combinations, and how they rank in order of strength, you’re less likely to missRead More →

To most people who don’t know the rules, seven card stud poker can seem like a very confusing game. While it is true that it is a more complex game than other popular poker styles, once you understand the basics, it’s quite an easy game to play. Seven Card Stud Poker Rules A hand starts when every player pays their ante, a small buy-in that goes into the pot to be collected by the winner. This is one of the seven car stud poker rules that is the same as most other poker games. Third Street is the first round of a hand in sevenRead More →

Five card draw poker is not just the mother, but the seven times great-grandmother of poker. See those cowboys with their cards in the Wild West saloon? They’re not playing Texas Hold ‘Em! It’s an old and simple game, played more in homes than casinos nowadays, but being basic also makes it easy to learn and fun to play recreationally. Read on for the rules and some handy draw poker tips to get you started. Getting to grips with five card draw poker rules You get a single draw in this game – it’s “draw poker” for a reason! – and after you’ve had twoRead More →