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A Guide To Playing Texas Hold’em BLAST

Online poker’s popularity increased dramatically between 2003 and 2006 due to massive televised tournaments and the availability of games on trusted and legitimate sites. The boom has since died down a little bit, fueling innovative and creative new variants to keep players’ interest levels high. One recent addition to the online poker world is BLAST... Continue Reading »

Basic Strategies For Newcomers To Split Hold’em

There comes a time when playing Texas Hold’em regularly with your pals that you might want to play something a little different to spice up your home games. If you’ve already mastered the tells and habits of your friends at Texas Hold’em, you might seek a different challenge by playing a different, more innovative game.... Continue Reading »

Poker Hand Rankings

There are a ton of different poker games out there and while the general rules stay the same, when you’re first starting out it can be a little tricky to remember all the details. If you’re sitting down for a game of Razz, it’s important that you remember you’re aiming for a lower straight, A... Continue Reading »

Don’t Fall For The Poker Hype

I have played poker now for a long time and nearly ten years as a pro or semi-pro. However in all that time then although I have read up on an awful lot of poker theory then I have still more or less designed my own poker style. Where I play at PokerStars then I... Continue Reading »

Understanding Average Player Profiles In Full Ring Games

If you are idle when it comes to taking notes or if you have an aversion to using tracking software then you at least need to classify the players in other ways. Failure to do any sort of classification in online poker is a recipe for disaster; you cannot just spin your wheel anymore and... Continue Reading »

Value Betting The River In No-Limit Hold’em

Carl “The Dean” Sampson Carl “The Dean” Sampson is an online poker pro, coach and poker writer with many years experience in the poker and gambling industry. Carl has three published books and has written for many leading poker magazines like the WPT and Poker Pro Europe. Carl plays poker online at PokerStars, not only... Continue Reading »

Getting Pot Committed In NLHE Ring Games

Carl “The Dean” Sampson Carl “The Dean” Sampson is an online poker pro, coach and poker writer with many years experience in the poker and gambling industry. Carl has three published books and has written for many leading poker magazines like the WPT and Poker Pro Europe. Carl plays poker online at PokerStars, not only... Continue Reading »

The First Key Evaluation In NLHE Ring Games

Carl “The Dean” Sampson Carl “The Dean” Sampson is an online poker pro, coach and poker writer with many years experience in the poker and gambling industry. Carl has three published books and has written for many leading poker magazines like the WPT and Poker Pro Europe. Carl plays poker online at PokerStars, not only... Continue Reading »

Pot Odds

Many poker players claim to be all about instinct. They’re not worried about odds and percentages – they’ve got a good knowledge of the game and can rely on their gut-feel most of the time. The reality is that these players are putting themselves at a disadvantage. Putting the time aside to learn how to... Continue Reading »

Playing Small Suited Connectors

It’s a beautiful sight. You’ve been dealt absolute garbage for the past half hour and finally you find yourself looking down at 9s Ts – something to play with. Your eyes light up at the prospect of a miracle flop. You’re in middle position admiring your hole cards when, suddenly, there’s a raise from a... Continue Reading »

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