Poker Guides Archive

Adjusting your pre-flop poker game to pounce on limpers. When playing in a live poker game, you’re likely to come across a high volume of pre-flop limpers; especially in cash games at ‘locals’ casinos. Limpers are most often casual poker players will little genuine skill for the game. Montreal’s Playground Poker Club is known...
Learn to play online poker for profit, from baby steps to professional leaps. If you’re reading this, I’d venture to guess you dream of becoming one of those famous professional poker players we’ve all seen on ESPN, but you have absolutely no notable experience with the game. You may or may not understand the...
Poker mathematician explains why an inflated ego is the worst ingredient in a successful poker recipe. Professor Konstantinos Palamourdas PhD, or “Duncan”, as most of the staff and students at UCLA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) know him, is an award-winning mathematician. The poker and chess classes he teaches at UCLA are very limited...
Become a stronger poker player by studying videos, reviewing your hand histories and tracking stats. No poker player ever finishes mastering the game. There is always something new to be learned from others, and reviewing your own game play can identify existing leaks, as well as new ones that may spring up against different...
The “check-Raise” is among the most effective weapons for skilled poker players, when used properly… There are a few spectacular poker betting strategies that can be extremely effective. The bluff is the one every player is most familiar with (although the majority don’t do it well). Another is called the “check-raise”. Even fewer players...
Learn the difference between a dry flop and a wet flop, and why it’s so important in your poker game. Moist… it’s one of those words people either love your hate. The same is true for poker players. Moisture is extremely important on the felt, and I’m not talking about spilling drinks, either. I’m...
No one wins without bluffing in poker. Master the art, or you might as well be playing blackjack. Having quite a bit of experience with both gambling genres, I would have to say that the most significant difference between traditional casino games and poker is not whether you’re competing against the house or other...
You’re losing equity if don’t fast play strong poker hands. We use the word “equity” a lot in poker. What is equity? It’s the value of something. It’s hard to imagine equity, because it’s not a physical thing you can hold in your hand. But if you imagine the equity of your cards as...
How to make the most of dead time in live poker games. Poker is the most intricate of all betting amusements. There are many delicate skill sets that one can acquire; so many more than any other form of gambling. This is why the greatest players of all time agree—Texas Hold’em takes only moments...
Fusion hybrid diminishes skill of online poker, elevating dominance of luck. For ages, we have played the same poker games. 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud and Hold’em Poker are the only ones to have stood the true test of time. Other variants and hybrids tend to gain short-lived fad-dom before disappear into the...