Making The Right Sized Poker Bets

In No Limit Hold’em one of the most important things to get right is the ability to pick the right sized poker bets. If you bet too low, too many players at the table will call. If you bet too high without the right hand, you could be called…

Poker Hand Rankings

It can be tricky trying to remember the exact order of the poker hand rankings. So we have included a very handy guide which you can print out. That way, you will always know what potential hands you can make. And more importantly, which hands…

Can Poker Be Profitable?

It is the age old question. Can poker be profitable? Can I make a living from playing poker? Will poker make me rich? The short answer is yes, of course, it's possible. But like any job, it requires hard work and a lot of dedication and practice.…

Online Poker 'Won’t Hurt Lottery'

A casino based group pushing for online poker to be considered explicitly legal across America has claimed that it wouldn’t affect state lotteries. Those looking at Online Casino Promotions note how analysis was released earlier this week…

Poker Blind Stealing

Two major differences between cash games and poker tournaments are that in a poker tournament the blinds gradually increase where in cash games they do not and you cannot reload your stack at any point in a tournament (unless of course it is…

No Miracle Cards

How many times have you left a poker session, down in the dumps, because you lost a load of dough? A lot? How many times have you left a poker session, down in the dumps, because you lost a lot of dough and got very unlucky? A lot more maybe? Everyone…

Biggest Mistakes in Poker

You are playing a $1/$2 cash game online and you are using a Heads Up Display (HUD). The player on the button has been raising and stealing your big blind a lot. The action folds around to him and he is on the button again. They raise, making…

Small Pair

Some of the most misplayed hands in no limit Texas Hold'em are small pairs, that is pairs of deuces up to pocket sixes. Although they do have the potential to win huge pots when they flop a set they are essentially a speculative hand, a speculative…

Rakeback

So how do casinos and online card rooms make any money if you are playing a game against other clientele and the house does not wager against you? The answer to this question is the rake. The rake is the term used by those looking at the…

Isildur1's identity revealed

For the past 18 months the online poker community has been discussing rumours about the true identity of a player known only as “Isildur1” but now they do not have to investigate any further as it was officially announced that Isildur1 is…

As Dead as a Dodo

There have been a lot of extinct species on this fabulous planet and none more famous than the dinosaurs; but there is one species of animal that is on everyone’s lips when they talk about something they believe will die out. It is, of course,…

Isildur v Tony G The Rematch

When Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, first joined Team Pokerstars the Superstar Showdown series was born. Basically, those using the Betfair Freerolls note that the Superstar Showdown is a high stakes, heads-up game consisting of a single 2,500-hand…