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Trash talking – is it really worth it?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 5 Comments

This article belongs to the Poker Rules series. Last night I finally had the opportunity to sit down and play a $10+1 6-person SNG on Mansion. It had been the first time since Sunday I got to play, I know not that long between sessions but still long enough for me. Before a hand could even be played, a player named SHERWHYNOT was already being very belligerent to the other players, that by the sounds of it, he/she just played against in another SNG game. I just ignored him, as I mostly do Read more [...]

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Poker etiquette and karma

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 8 Comments

I found myself in a very interesting situation the other night that really made me think so I thought I’d share it here and hope to get some response form other players. I also figure it might be a good thing for beginners to think about, so hopefully some of them will read this post as well. During the past week I have been on a bit of a heater, finishing first in 6 straight $5 6 player tournaments and finishing second a few times. For the most part my week has gone the opposite of last week’s Read more [...]

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Poker starting hand strategy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 4 Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Rules series. Step 4: Learning which starting hands to play: Starting hand selection is one of the fundamental skills of Texas Hold'em No Limit, so take your time with this step. The concept of position is closely tied to hand selection and thus needs explaining before we can move on. In my previous post I described the Texas Hold'em No Limit gameplay and the role of the Big Blind, The Small Blind and the dealer. The dealer in Texas Hold'em has the best position Read more [...]

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Poker big blind and small blind explanation

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 1 Comment

This article is a part of the Poker Rules series. Step 3: The Texas Hold'em No Limit Gameplay: In my previous post in this series I described the different Texas Hold'em hands and how they rank against each other. We are now ready to move on to the actual Texas Hold'em game and how it's played. In Texas Hold'em two players - the Big Blind and the Small Blind - are required to place bets (known as blinds) in the pot (the amount of money to be won in any single completed hand) before any cards Read more [...]

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Poker rules for beginners

Thursday, June 12th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Rules series. In this post I will give a more detailed description of each of the poker hands I listed in my previous post, but first a couple of introductory remarks. In Texas Hold'em and most other poker variants a hand consists of 5 cards. The player with the best 5 cards wins the pot. Here are some additional general rules: · Individual cards are ranked A (high), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8 , 7 , 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, A. Aces are only low when they appear in a 5 high straight Read more [...]

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Learning the poker rules and how to play Texas Hold’em No Limit step1

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Rules series. Step1a: Learning Hand Rankings Before you start playing online poker with your own real money it is crucial that you know the poker Hand Rankings. You need to know when you have the best possible hand ("the nuts") to be able to win as much money as possible from your opponents. On the other hand you also need to know which possible hands are better than yours in order to lose as little money as possible. The following list shows the possible Read more [...]

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Poker guide for beginners

Saturday, May 31st, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | No Comments

This article is a part of the Poker Rules series. I have written an easy to follow guide for online poker beginners which I will share with you in my upcoming posts. This guide will describe step by step how you get started playing online poker including the general Texas Hold Em poker rules. It will not make you a winning player though since this takes a lot of practice and commitment. Before you get started please investigate whether people from your country are allowed to play online poker Read more [...]

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