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Texas Hold Em Rules

Sunday, February 6th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

This article is a summary of the guides I have written so far about Texas Hold Em rules on The Poker Bankroll Blog. It goes without saying that you need to be 100% aware of the Texas Hold Em Rules in order to become a winning poker player. The articles below should provide you with basic knowledge about the most elementary Texas Hold Em rules. Texas Hold Em rules - Poker Hand Ranking An article showing the different Texas Hold Em hands and how they rank against each other Texas Hold Em Read more [...]

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AA vs TT – odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs TT

Friday, January 21st, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

AA vs TT Pocket tens are one of my favorite hands in no limit Texas Hold'em mainly because I have won some of my biggest ever pots with them after flopping sets but also because I like the fact they are the only Hold'em starting hand ranked in the top ten that does not have a face card. I think it must be the rebellious streak in me or the love of the underdog! In this short post, the topic of odds and probability for the hands AA vs TT will be explored. Odds and probability of AA vs TT happening Although Read more [...]

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AA vs J10 – odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs J10

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

AA vs J10 One of the most fun hands to play in Texas Hold'em is jack-ten, especially in suited guise. Although a rather marginal hand in most respects it can yield big rewards but playing it also has major downfalls too.The aim of this post is to give you an overview of odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs J10. Odds and probability of AA vs 10J happening You will be dealt suited jack-ten once every 332 hands, jack-ten offsuit every 111 hands and any J10 every 83 hands, the same Read more [...]

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AA vs AK – odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs AK

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

AA vs AK One of the most misplayed hands in no limit Texas Hold'em is ace-king, or Big Slick as it is often affectionately referred to. Although it is ranked as the fifth strongest hand in Hold'em, when suited, it is not as strong in all-in confrontations as its ranking would suggest, especially in when it runs into aces in an AA vs AK confrontation. This article should give you some background information on odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs AK. Odds and probability of AA vs Read more [...]

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AA vs QQ – odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs QQ

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 2 Comments

AA vs QQ Yesterday we covered the ins and outs of what happens, and how often, pocket aces will run into a pair of kings. Now we will give the same treatment to the next pair down the list, pocket queens, ladies, Siegfried and Roy, whatever your preference for naming the third best hand in Texas Hold'em. Odds and probability of AA vs QQ happening Like in the aces versus kings scenario, the odds of being dealt aces or queens and having an AA vs QQ encounter are exactly the same. You will Read more [...]

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AA vs KK – odds and probability for the poker hands AA vs KK

Monday, January 17th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

Getting dealt pocket Aces This is an article about one of the best or worst (depending on the point of view) situations in poker, namely the AA vs KK hand including odds and probabilities for AA vs KK. Every poker player loves to look down on their hole cards and see a pair of aces staring back at them. It really is a beautiful site, albeit a rather rare one that will only happen, on average, once in every 221 hands dealt but when they do find their way to your hand it is a joyous occasion 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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Sit N Go Texas Hold’em 101

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 3 Comments

Submitted by Stuart, from OneStopPoker.com, this article belongs to the Poker Rules series. This article is for those who have not played Texas Hold’em Poker and wish to understand how it is played in online poker tournaments. 1. THE BLINDS For the first two players left of the dealer, they will put into the pot the small blind (first player left of the dealer) and the big blind(second player left of the dealer). These blinds will start low say 20 chips for the small blind and 40 chips for Read more [...]

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How are poker bots raking online money?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules, Poker Strategy | 12 Comments

Submitted by Thomas, this article belongs to the Poker Strategy series. Sophisticated card-playing robots – known as “poker bots” – have now been playing online for years and the trend is accelerating. The increasing activity on poker bots forums and the growing interest generated by the annual poker bot competition (organized by the University of Alberta) are prime indicators of this trend. Of course, online poker rooms have been fighting bots since the beginning as it hurts their revenues Read more [...]

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Tableside Manner

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 2 Comments

Submitted by Vic Porcelli, this article belongs to the Poker Rules series. So what is your reaction to a bad beat?  Is it standing up and yelling at someone for putting all their chips at risk on a draw after he hit his flush to beat your top pair, top kicker?   Or maybe you just tap the felt and say, “nice hand.”    The latter of course is the choice I hope you’ll make.  If your choice is to yell at an opponent, I’ll bet the next thing you do is to find that ear to tell your bad Read more [...]

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