Monthly Archive:: August 2018

Is playing online poker really better than playing live? Poker is poker. Whether you prefer Texas Hold’em, 7 Card Stud, or a more traditional game of 5 Card Draw, the rules of each game won’t change between live and online formats. In this way, one could argue that there’s really no difference between playing...
WPT Women’s Poker Summit: Why aren’t more women playing poker? The inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit was held on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Its structure is what some are calling a bold experiment on the part of the World Poker Tour, with a single goal in mind. They want to find out why more...
Beginner’s Guide: How to Play Omaha 8 (Hi-Low) Omaha Hi-Low, (aka Omaha 8 or Better, or simply Omaha 8), is a unique Hold’em variant in which players take part in two hands at once. The game follows all the basic rules of Omaha Hold’em, wherein players compete to develop the highest ranking poker hand...
Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Poker Hand Rankings If you’re completely new to the game of poker, you’ve come to the right place. You can’t win poker games if you don’t know what hands to put together, and which ones outrank the others. Today, we’ll cover all possible 5-card poker hands, from the menial ‘High...
Beginner’s Guide: Learn how to play Omaha Poker. If you already know how to play Texas Hold’em, learning Omaha Poker will be a cinch. If not, don’t worry. Our beginner’s guide will teach you everything you need to know. Omaha is just like any other 5-card poker game, except that you actually get to...
Fixed Limit, Pot Limit & No Limit betting structures in Hold’em poker games. Learning the basic rules of Texas Hold’em or any other Hold’em-oriented poker game is only the first step in acquiring the necessary knowledge to get in on the action. The next step is understanding all the different betting structures that can...
Beginners Guide: Learn to play Texas Hold’em Poker Texas Hold’em is a relatively simple game to learn. It’s based on the same premise and hand-ranking system of traditional 5-card poker games, but utilizes more cards per player, and a communal sharing of those cards. The following is a beginner’s guide to Texas Hold’em. We’ll...
Alan ‘Ari’ Engel Canadian Poker Player Profile Anyone can play the Texas Hold’em. All it takes is basic knowledge of the rules, a few willing participants, and enough money to buy in to the table. But very few can play at the level of one of Canada’s most famous poker pros, Alan Engle. Known...
Three up and coming Canadian poker pros to watch live and online. There are rising poker pros all over the world, but there’s something about Canadian players that sets them apart. Montreal, in particular, seems to be a hub for high-profile Canadian poker players. Today, we’re going to take a look at three Canadian...
Correct eye management when playing online poker for long hours. Playing in a poker tournament for hours upon hours can be taxing, both physically and emotionally. The more tired or stressed we become, the less we tend to pay attention to our bodily gestures. One of the most common mistakes poker players make after...