Effective Poker Bankroll Management

To be a successful, ie profitable player in the long run you must do two things consistently: only play in games where you have an advantage sufficient to overcome the rake and your other expenses only play at stakes which do not jeopardize your poker bankroll Most recreational Texas Holdem players underestimate the amount of variance they will encounter when gambling and consequently they play at stakes too high for their bankroll. When they have a bad run (which everyone does from time to time) they get wiped out. This risk can easily be controlled by dividing your poker bankroll...

Betting Rules

Most play poker to bet with actual money. It‘s a game of gambling and that is what draws curios people to the game in the first place. Main reason players are attracted to the sport is because of the large amount of money that is available in some of the primer poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker, with $12,000,000 in first prize for the winner, which was Jamie Gold in 2006. If you just want to play a friendly game, all you need to do is to get a few chips and face off against family and...

How important is bluffing in online poker?

Bluffing is essential – plain and simple. To win consistently at online poker you will undoubtedly need a fundamental understanding of percentages and your fair share of lady luck; but fail to understand the importance of bluffing and those players who do will more often than not gain the upper hand. Basically, if you never bluff you’ll be missing out on the opportunity to steal a pot without a fight. However, do it rashly and the better players will bide their time and take you down. Bluffing online can be dangerous however, as many players have limited windows of time...

Poker Skill Is Always Worth Working On

Are you trying to get into the bigger games of poker online? If you really want to break in, you can do it. But we’ll warn you upfront — this is not something for the faint hearted. This is not something that you need to just take lightly. If you want the big money, you’re going to have to work for it. That means increasing your poker skill more than what you might have it at right now. Do you think that it’s impossible? Hopefully not! The truth is that increasing your poker skill is something that directly leads you...

Interesting Poker Players You Might Have Missed

We always like to look at some top players that are shaking up poker life as we know it. You might be familiar with some, while you might have to Google the others. We’ve included any specific data we could find, including money won and any final table / title info we could include. Check it out below. 1. Oliver Speidel This was a guy that we didn’t know, we had to check him out. He hit the scene hard in January, making a huge splash at the Aussie Millions. He finished second in a $1,000 AUD no limit Hold’Em...

Getting Back On Track When Your Online Poker Game Has Gotten Dull

I remember the feeling when I first started playing poker, the first time I logged in at an online poker room – it was exciting, new, I couldn’t get enough. Each hand was like a new discovery and the more I played the more I wanted to play; everything was fresh and I loved getting into new situations and experimenting. Fast forward a few hundred thousand hands of Texas Hold’em and the feeling starts to wear off. Hands and situations that used to excite you have become commonplace, you’ve seen it all before right? Worst of all as you start...

Top Secrets of Professional Online Poker Players

Amazingly, these days many professional poker players like Gus Hansen are making way more money playing online than at the tables. This is mostly due to the nature of online poker, allowing players to play several games at the same time and potentially 24/7. On top of this, many poker websites offer special rewarding systems to their players, like Full Tilt Poker’s Full Tilt Edge, allowing players to earn great monthly player rewards. In this way, even when the balance of the games at the poker tables is even, players can significantly increase their gains. Considering this, if you like...