Poker Freerolls

If you don’t like the idea of depositing your own funds at an online site there are two options available to you: play money freerolls PLAY MONEY I am always surprised by the numbers of people that seem happy to spend their time chucking play money chips around. The one benefit I can see to the play tables is that you can get used to the site’s controls. Most online sites have features such as: four colour decks, note-taking on your opponents and prefered seats. At the play tables you can discover all this in a risk-free environment. However, I...

Beginner´s Guide to Online Poker

There is a wide variety of poker games played today; both online and live, in casinos and home games. They all have two things in common: a poker hand always consists of exactly five cards money Mostly, (for example in Texas Hold’em) the best five cards win, but in variants like Razz (seven card stud low) the worst five cards take the money. In some games, such as my favourite cash game omaha8 the pot may be divided into two with the best and worst hands competing separately for each half. I seldom go to live games, but I have...

Hutchinson Point Count System for Omaha High/Low

In 1997 Edward Hutchinson published a formula in Canadian Poker Monthly for determining which starting hands in Omaha high/low are significantly more likely to win than random hands. I used it extensively when I was learning to play and think it is worth a read for all new players. It is based on a model assuming a ten handed loose low level game of limit omaha high/low with lots of people standing to the end of each hand. As always in poker there is no invincible strategy for all situations. Use it as a guide not a rulebook. Omaha High/Low...

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...

US-friendly Poker Sites

No Bad Beats Poker Fastest growing poker room in United States. No Bad Beats Poker launches a revolutionary concept that could help prevent players from going on tilt. This poker room aims to eliminate bad beats in poker, which studies have shown are the greatest frustration of poker players today. When playing popular poker games like Texas Hold’em featuring No Bad Beats Poker, you’ll get your money back if you take a bad beat! We strongly recommend you to try No Bad Beats Poker. Carbon Poker Carbon Poker is a well known poker site and attracts a wide range of...

32redpoker.com Review

32redpoker.com is part of 32Red plc a UK company listed on the London Stock Exchange. They are perhaps best known for being the main shirt sponsors of Premiership football club Aston Villa. They operate as part of the Microgaming network which has over 500,000 registered players and offers Texas Holdem, omaha, 5 card draw, omaha8 and 5 and 7 card stud. There are also extreme stack and turbo versions of Sit and Go’s. 32redpoker.com Tournaments 32redpoker.com have an interesting range of multi-table tournaments which are only available to players who have registered with them. They generally start early evening (UK...

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...

Everestpoker.com Scales New Heights

Everestpoker.com uses Grand Virtual software and currently only supports one game, Texas Holdem. Limit, pot limit and no limit varieties are all available but if you want to play other types of poker then everestpoker.com won’t be your best choice. Having said that most people prefer Holdem and they will not be disappointed with what is on offer at everestpoker.com. Everest has grown to be the fourth largest online network and is especially popular in Europe because of its languages policy. Everest Poker- The Multi-Lingual Poker Room Everest poker was designed from the outset to be suitable for an international...