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Do you dream about being on TV, knocking out the top flight poker players at the final table? Most people dream about that moment where everyone will finally know what type of legendary poker player they’ve become. But did you know that in order to get there, you have to condition your mind in a certain way? It’s true. We reached across the borders and asked our poker playing, trash talking (hey, we love you guys!) German player-friends and they reached the same conclusion. These guys go all in, and we’re not just talking about their style at the tables....

Make ‘Em Sweat With Late Position Poker Starts

Looking for the holy grail of poker? Let some people tell it, it’s late position. Of course, we would definitely be in that crowd. Late position allows you to do a lot of things that the other positions just don’t. You have the most information and the most chance of pushing people out of a pot and taking it for yourself. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t slow play and limp. Limping? Limping? LIMPING? Yes, we said it: limping. There is a time and a place to limp, even though aggressive players don’t want to hear that. Pushing...

5 Tips for Better Head to Head Poker Play

Can you imagine sitting down across from another player, and it’s only the two of you at the table? This is what high stakes professional players have to deal with all of the time. Still, it doesn’t help ease matters in your mind. You have to be sure that you’re always looking at all aspect so the situation. The difference between placing second and placing first is huge, so obviously you want to make sure that you’re placing as high up as possible, whenever you can. 1. Look at Your Opponent Carefully Getting as much data on your opponent as...

Is Poker Always Competitive

Poker is something that leaves us with a lot to say, because the game has multiple layers. When you’re firs starting out, poker seems like this impossible game. How do people win? Why is it so competitive? Is it always competitive? We thought that poker had to be a battle but that was before we checked out the action at JoyCasino.com. You need to understand that poker is always going to be a back and forth battle where you have to defend your chips, otherwise you lose them to another player. But every real poker player wants to improve their...

Hooking Fish: The Customers of our Poker Business

It is always fun to sit at a table with fish. A fish is the poker world’s ATM. Fish are weak players who are long term losers and donate money to the better players at the table. Fish come in many different forms. Some are tight, easy to read and will only bet with good hands and fold the rest. Some are very loose, play a lot of hands, call down with mediocre holdings and are perfectly content losing money just for entertainment. 90% of poker players are long term losers. Of these losers, many are actually decent players but...

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...