The Ins and Outs of Continuation Betting

We still see players underestimate the value of a well timed continuation bet to this day. Some people see continuation betting without a made hand as bluffs and are afraid of using them enough. In reality, mastering this skill will immediately boost your win rate and every single prolific poker player has to learn about it as early as possible. Continuation bet is something that could be easily used to exploit weaker fit or fold type players on the flop and also put some better players into a position where they will be forced to make a difficult decision. So...

A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Poker

Poker has been around for many years, and it’s a great way to pass the time with friends or try to win some money at a party or in a casino. As time has passed, poker is played much more frequently online, with sites such as Paddy Power Poker getting plenty of visitors and enabling players to win cash online. If you’re new to poker, don’t rush into playing your first game, but rather take the time to learn some useful tips which will be invaluable to you in the future. Strong hand? Strong bet. You shouldn’t bet the same...

Slow Playing big pairs

For this blog post we’ll define big pairs as pocket kings and aces. Some might include queens. They very well could be seen as a big pocket pair. But, we’re just going to focus on kings and aces here. It’s rarely a good idea to limp in with a big pocket pair. A lot of players think they’ll trap people with them. There will be several callers and then the betting will get crazy after the flop. This is a very bad strategy. Unless you plan on the possibility of folding your pocket pair at some point in the hand....

Will Washington State Set a New Era for US Online Poker?

In the state of Washington, you can go to jail if you’re caught playing online poker. That’s pretty harsh, considering that it’s a “crime” that doesn’t hurt anyone. The backlash on this is getting high enough that lawmakers have started to consider legalizing online poker period. It makes sense to legalize an activity that many adults enjoy just fine, without falling into addictive patterns or committing crimes in order to fund their addiction. One would think that we learned our lesson after prohibiting the sale of alcohol, but apparently this is a lesson that has to repeat itself over and...

Playing With & Against The Short Stack

We’ve all been there. We’ve either been the short stack, or we’ve had to play the short stack. Both are not easy to play, but with practice, patience, and common sense, you can become a better short stack player and learn to beat the short stacks. Playing Against The Short Stack We all know when you are the short stack your options are limited. But too often people will misplay AGAINST the short stack, thinking they can bully them around and get them out of hands because they are the short stack. For the most part this is the wrong...

The Dark Side of Poker is No Joke – Shields Up!

As I mentioned in one of my previous articles, there’s a dark side to poker. However, some argue that I don’t need to discuss it. After all, this is a game that’s been around forever. After all, they insist, you should already know your way around — don’t you watch the TV poker events? After all, they insist, you should already know how things are supposed to go. But if you’re a true newcomer and you don’t know, there’s a good chance that you’re going to get burned. Here’s my thought son the subject, as someone that’s played poker for...

Revisiting Poker Position

A lot of you write us asking the same question: how do you not suck at poker? How do you stop looking like the biggest fish in the pond? Well, playing good poker based on position is pretty important. It’s not something that always gets through to new players, but it’s super important. At its core, position is very simple: you’re the last person to act. It’s commonly referred to as being “on the button” or having the button. If the dealer button is the best place to act, then the blinds are the worst place to act. You have...

Get Your Tournament On Big Time – WSOP Helps Celebrate New Jersey Milestone

Got time for a poker tournament? Even though tournaments come and go, this isn’t a tournament that you’ll want to miss. It’s the WSOP New Jersey Online Championships Tournament Series. This isn’t just any tournament series — it’s going to probably become one of THE tournaments to enter. That makes this so special is that it’s almost all freerolls! There are nine tournaments in the series. The biggest is going to be the $250,000 WSP.com Online Championship Freeroll. As long as you played in at least one tournament in the series, you’re approved to enter. All you have to do...

Quick Guide to Online Poker

Why play online poker? Very simple: it’s fun, exciting and it’s possible to make money with it on a structural basis; if you’re willing to learn. How much money? That depends on you. If you’re serious about it you can make a lot, even when you have nothing more to start with than one of many no deposit promotions. There are a number of members that never deposited money themselves; they started out with $50 from a no deposit promotion and increased this to more than $10.000 within a year. To give you a taste of how it’s done: The...