Archive for March, 2010

Oldies but goldies – selected articles from the PokerBankrollBlog database

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | Poker Articles | No Comments

Looking through the Poker Bankroll Blog article database, I found some articles I wrote ages ago which deserve a spot in the limelight again: Poker buy in strategy – full vs short stack: An article dealing with poker buyin strategy, especially the pros and cons of playing a full stack strategy vs. playing a short stack strategy Poker rakeback guide: A poker rakeback guide covering 10 basic questions and anwers regarding rakeback. Poker guide for beginners: A general introduction Read more [...]

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Lucky Ace Poker bonus deal by Poker Bankroll Blog

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bonus | No Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Bonus series. Poker Bankroll Blog’s Lucky Ace Poker bonus and cash back deal If you sign up for a Lucky Ace Poker bonus and cash back deal through the Poker Bankroll Blog you will get the best Lucky Ace Poker bonus and cash back deal available on the market: 100% sign-up bonus up to 400$ 25% of the sign-up bonus is paid out up front The remaining 75% pending bonus corresponds to a 20% cash back deal - THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BONUSES ON THE MARKET. Cash Read more [...]

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Magicholdem review – online poker odds calculator

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Tools | No Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Tools series Usually I write my own reviews of poker related products, but the people behind the MagicHoldem online poker odds calculator were kind enough to put together a well written and more or less objective review of their product, which I have chosen to post here. If you like the review below and want to support the Poker Bankroll Blog I would really appreciate it if you sign up through my affiliation link above. Online poker is a challenging game, Read more [...]

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Poker losing streak

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Poker and Life, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Steve, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. Poker losing streaks represent the incarnation of necessary evil in poker.Regardless of how good and lucky a player you are, you will hit a snag in the road sooner or later, and you can take that pretty much for granted. Poker is a game of variance. You win some and you lose some, and your goal as a successful poker player is to balance things so that at the end of the day, when you add up your wins, your losses, your rakeback, Read more [...]

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EV in poker

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Mathematics | 2 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Mathematics series. Before going into depths with the concept of EV in poker, some math is needed. In mathematics, the EV or expected value of a variable is defined as the probability weighted sum of the possible values for the variable in question. This may sound complicated, but it really isn't that bad. Let's look at the simple example of rolling a dice. In this case the possible values and probabilities are as follows: 1 will come up in 1 out of 6 Read more [...]

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Sit and Go Double or Nothing – top facts and tips that will increase your bankroll

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Top 10 Lists | 1 Comment

This article belongs to the Poker Top 10 List series. Double or Nothing SNGs are a special type of SNG where you either double your money or walk away with nothing. If you want to know more, I recently wrote an article covering the basics of DoN SNGs. I have made a list of the top facts and tips I have found when it comes to playing sit and goes such as Double or Nothing. 1: Practice yourself identifying the regulars at the tables. This is very important since your tactics against the regulars Read more [...]

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Top 5 Poker hands on Youtube

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Pro, Poker Top 10 Lists | 2 Comments

Submitted by Thomas, this article belongs to the Poker Top 10 list series. There are thousands of poker hands on Youtube, but the 5 poker hands below are definitely spectacular enough to belong on a top 5 poker hands on Youtube list. James Akenhead vs Grant Hinkle This hand takes place at the heads-up stage of a $1,500 No-limit Hold'em event at the 2008 and see England's James Akenhead locking horns with America's Grant Hinkle. Akenhead had been much the better player heads-up and Hinkle Read more [...]

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3 bet poker strategy

Sunday, March 7th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | No Comments

Submitted by Steve, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. There are countless amounts of spots at the online  poker tables where utilizing the three bet properly will allow you to chip up hopefully without going to showdown. When I say without going to showdown I am talking about making a bluff move with a nothing hand like 45 offsuit preflop. Before I discuss this theory in detail I’d like to explain what a three bet actually is. 3 bet stealing preflop Here’s a few more Read more [...]

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What Is Lowball Poker?

Monday, March 1st, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

Submitted by Dave, this article belongs to the Poker Rules series. Lowball poker is the encompassing term used to describe poker games which use lowball hand rankings as opposed to the more conventional high hand rankings systems. When playing lowball poker the nuts is always a low hand such as A-2-3-4-5 or 2-3-4-5-7 but obviously it depends on which game you are playing and which lowball hand rankings system it uses. This article will look at the different lowball poker hand rankings and which Read more [...]

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