Have you ever been in a Limit Holdem tournament or cash game where you pick up your hole cards to see a great hand that you should be able to win with. Excited to get it ,you raise to get all the limpers out and yet to your dismay they all call. By the time […]

HORSE Poker Tournament Strategy HORSE Poker is a ‘mixed game’ format involving 5 different poker variations in rotation. These are Holdem, Omaha/8, Razz, 7-Card Stud and 7-Stud Hi-Lo. The HORSE format is growing in popularity online, and even has its own ‘premier’ event at the World Series Of Poker, with a huge $50,000 buy-in! This […]

Beginners Guide to 7 Card Stud 7-Card stud is a fun alternative to Holdem poker, the poker hands you are trying to make are the same – but the layout of the game is completely different. 7-Card stud is usually played with a fixed betting limit which doubles after the 4th card. Instead of blinds […]

Beginners Guide to Omaha Hi-Lo Omaha Hi-Lo, sometimes called Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or better is a poker game with a twist! At showdown the pot is split between the highest poker hand and the best ‘low’ which is a hand containing 5 different cards 8 or lower. Omaha high low can be played with a fixed […]

Beginners Guide to Omaha Poker Omaha poker is an increasingly popular alternative to Texas Holdem. It comes in both Limit (fixed betting levels) and Pot Limit variations – where bets up to the size of the current pot are allowed. Omaha high uses the same hand rankings as other forms of poker and has the […]

Razz is a variation of 7-Card Stud in which players are aiming for the lowest possible poker hand rather than the highest. Each player is dealt a total of 7 cards, 3 that only you can see and 4 that are visible to all players. 5 of the 7 cards are used to determine the […]

How many times have you been reading about poker online to come across a discussion about someone getting their aces beat…again. You may have come across this hot topic at your favorite poker forum, which I’m sure was a heated discussion. Aces… A Blessing or a Curse So your holding pocket aces. Your feeling pretty good about […]

You may have heard someone talking about a certain pro playing small ball strategy at a recent tournament and thought to yourself, “What is small ball?” Small ball is a strategy that is based more on seeing a lot of flops and relying on your hand reading skills to outplay your opponents. The opposite of […]

Texas Holdem tournament situations: There are some unique situations in a Texas Holdem tournament that you should be aware of: 1. Playing against the short stack – There are two general types of players: the ones that tighten up (as long as they are not very short stacked and that must go all in), and […]

Small stakes Sit & Go strategy Rank: We all know that the huge poker tournaments that are shown on TV get all the fame and glory along with those lucky enough to do well in them. However, the average player’s best shot at coming out with a positive tournament bankroll normally doesn’t lie within the […]

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