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Poker Stars
Posted at 05/06/2013 07 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Stars --- Pokerstars have an understanding of tilt and how much it can affect a game if a player gives into it too deeply. This is a term that is used to describe the emotions that usually consist of frustration and anger during a poker game. We can usually put this alongside of losing a l...



How to Play Rush Poker at FullTilt
Posted at 04/19/2013 08 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
How to Play Rush Poker at FullTilt --- How to Play Rush Poker at FullTilt

Now that Full Tilt Poker has reopened under the ownership of PokerStars it means Rush Poker is back. Today there is a handful of poker rooms offering fast-fold poker variants, but the original fast-fold poker game (Rush Poker) was develop...



Best Omaha Poker Tools
Posted at 04/19/2013 08 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Best Omaha Poker Tools --- Best Omaha Poker Tools

There arenít nearly as many Omaha poker tools on the market as Holdem tools, but there are two excellent options. Having an edge on your opponents in any poker game is important and the two Omaha poker tools below will improve your game.

Both...



Best MTT Poker Tools
Posted at 04/09/2013 09 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Best MTT Poker Tools --- Poker players have developed dozens of software tools to help dominate multi-table tournaments (MTTís). Theyíre not all built the same however, and the last thing you want to do is utilize an MTT poker tool that doesnít work or isnít updated regularly.

Best Multi-Table To...



Three Card Poker
Posted at 03/30/2011 07 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Three Card Poker --- In the world today, there are as many casino games as one can possibly imagine. Most of these casino games are played using cards. They all have standard rules that govern the manner in which they should be played. Poker is a perfect example of the popular casino games that there...



Poker Software
Posted at 01/26/2011 05 AM in Poker Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Software --- In recent years, the online version of Poker has grown in popularity and this has lead to software for Poker being available in the market. For all of you who want to play online poker, you should know some things about the Poker software that is available. First, good poker soft...



Chinese Poker
Posted at 06/03/2009 11 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Chinese Poker --- Chinese poker, also known as Russian poker, is getting more popular all over the world although it originally started in Asia as the name indicates. It is even played online now making it easily available to everyone especially the new players who may want to learn how to play it...



Know When to Fold Them
Posted at 06/25/2008 03 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Know When to Fold Them --- Poker isn't just a game of luck. For sure, you will have to play with the cards that you are dealt but if you know how to judge what to do with them you can greatly advance your playing skills. The expression "to fold them" means to quit, give up, in poker terminology and...



The Psychology of Poker
Posted at 06/09/2008 10 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
The Psychology of Poker --- Poker is the type of game that requires more mind skill than luck and the challenge it issues to gamers every where in the globe is one of the intellect. It is this particular characteristic of the game of poker that has made it one of the most popular games in the world. A basic...



Draw Poker Games
Posted at 05/12/2008 12 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Draw Poker Games --- Admittedly, draw poker games have not yet realised the popularity of other games, such as Texas Hold’em. But this is bound to change in the future. Draw games may lack the excitement of the fold, where communal cards are dealt face up and often make or break a player’s hand, but ...



Defending and Attacking Blinds – The Key to Higher Profits
Posted at 09/19/2007 04 PM in Poker Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Defending and Attacking Blinds – The Key to Higher Profits --- There are several ways to win a poker game. When it comes to success in blinds, some players are extremely good at defending their blind equity although they may not be very good at seizing blind equity from other players. Some players are far too liberal when they are in the bli...



Registration begins for WSOP Europe’s inaugural event
Posted at 08/14/2007 04 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Registration begins for WSOP Europe’s inaugural event --- The Las Vegas tournament has set its sights on Europe, starting September 6 at The Casino in The Empire in Leicester Square, London. The event will kick off with a three day, £2500 HORSE event. A two-day £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament, also hosted at The Empire, will commence ...



A Career In Poker
Posted at 07/16/2007 03 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
A Career In Poker --- Somebody once asked me what I do for a living. I was quite surprised to see the look of bewilderment on the face of that person when I told him I play Poker. It could be because it is a common perception that Poker is a hobby and is played only when people have time to kill. Howe...



When to raise in tournament poker
Posted at 06/28/2007 11 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
When to raise in tournament poker --- Knowing when to raise in poker can give you the edge over any tournament game. It is one of the most fundamental poker strategies. However, it is not always obvious when you should raise, and without any set rules many mistakes are made. If you raise with a decent hand, it does n...



Phil Hellmuth win at the WSOP
Posted at 06/20/2007 01 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Phil Hellmuth win at the WSOP --- The second week of a scheduled seven week action at the WSOP concluded on Sunday 17th June, 2007 at the Rio. The highlight of the father’s day action at the World Series of Poker was the record-extending win by one of the greatest players alive, Phil Hellmuth. The juggernaut seem...



Bad Beats Happen
Posted at 05/05/2007 12 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Bad Beats Happen --- Bad beats happen in poker.  Every player remembers his or her winning hand that with the turn of a card is suddenly second best.  This gut wrenching turn of events is burned into our memory and rarely forgotten.  It is remembered due to a big hand like 4 queens losing to four kin...



Poker is not a game for the faint hearted
Posted at 03/17/2007 05 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker is not a game for the faint hearted --- Poker is not a game for the faint hearted. If you want to win a poker match then you have to make sure that you have the guts to do so. You have to make sure that you know how to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. If you have a suited king and queen then you ...



Selecting an online poker room
Posted at 11/14/2006 06 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Selecting an online poker room --- Selecting an online poker room at some online casinos these days should entail much more than searching out the room with the most players and the largest g...



Online Gambling Ban in USA Is Passed
Posted at 10/31/2006 11 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Online Gambling Ban in USA Is Passed --- The U.S House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the legislation that would essentially ban Americans from online gambling has caused uproar within the online gambling community and beyond. The legislation will cripple the estimated US$12 billion industry by banning international...



Time Out From Poker
Posted at 09/08/2006 03 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Time Out From Poker --- Even the most dedicated poker player can get jaded with the game, and you might fancy playing at online casinos little less involved. If you fancy some old-fashioned gambling, then playing at an casino online might be the answer.

However, there is a rival to the tradit...



Demetriou thrown out
Posted at 08/03/2006 06:44:36 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Demetriou thrown out --- Harry Demetriou is one of the most successful poker players in Europe, but that didn’t stop him being ejected from an event at this year’s WSOP. The controversial incident took place during the $2000 No Limit Hold’Em event. Having gained a sixth place finish in the $2,500 No Limi...



Brit Demetriou Ejected
Posted at 07/25/2006 06:16:53 PM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Brit Demetriou Ejected --- The WSOP has been continuing with all manner of amazing performances and brilliant poker action. However, a slightly more controversial incident took place the other night when European poker player Harry Demetriou was ejected from the $2000 No Limit Hold’Em event.

Ha...



Be careful what you learn from televised poker
Posted at 06/24/2006 09:35:33 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Be careful what you learn from televised poker --- Watch televised poker is a good way to learn how to play the game but you need to be careful how you to analyze what you are seeing correctly. The reason I say this is because televised poker is edited, so you are not seeing all the hands played. What you are seeing is basically ...



25 year old wins $1 million in tourney
Posted at 06/20/2006 10:55:19 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
25 year old wins $1 million in tourney --- Joseph Tehan, 25, won $1 million dollars in the Mandalay Bay Championship in Las Vegas on June 8th. To win the prize he beat out 350 others in a 5 day tournament. Even though he trailed the final hand heading to the final card but the final card gave him the winning full house. ...



How to spot a bluff in online poker
Posted at 06/16/2006 10:06:10 PM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
How to spot a bluff in online poker --- Most might think it is difficult to determine if a person is bluffing in online poker but it is not as hard as you would think. Their are a few things that you can do.

Keep an eye on player that use the chat option excessively.

If a player raises before a f...



Another Poker Room
Posted at 06/09/2006 10:40:16 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Another Poker Room --- I got an email a few weeks back giving me some information on a new poker room located at www.pkr.com I know you may be thinking, another poker room but this one is very impressive. It features several game types and a variety of tournaments. They have multi table tournaments, he...



Paradise Poker Review
Posted at 06/05/2006 08:53:17 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
Paradise Poker Review --- Paradise Poker is an old-school, well-established website that was an early player in the online poker scene. Founded in 1999, Paradise Poker was purchased in October 2004 by Sportingbet, a massive online gambling company based in the UK, for a sum of $347.5 million. Paradise Pok...



Calculating Odds
Posted at 05/28/2006 09:38:59 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Calculating Odds --- To be successful at poker you should, at any time during the play of a hand, be able to calculate the odds of catching your hand to the odds the pot is giving you.

Knowing the probability of making a specific hand in poker can be done by calculating hand odds. Figuring...



5 Common Poker Mistakes
Posted at 05/22/2006 11:13:44 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
5 Common Poker Mistakes --- Below are five common mistakes that players make, especially novice players that think winning at online poker is easier then it really is.

The first mistake that some make is bluffing a weak player. It seems that novice players don't want to lay down. They seem to thi...



Freeroll Tournaments
Posted at 05/13/2006 11:14:12 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
Freeroll Tournaments --- Freeroll tournaments are a great way to get into major tournaments and win big money with no cost. For some freeroll tournaments you can qualify by playing a certain number of real money. Players can also use points they are given to enter freeroll tournaments.

The rew...



NoblePoker Review
Posted at 05/08/2006 05:15:41 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
NoblePoker Review --- NoblePoker is a quality poker room. They have daily freerolls. They also hold a lot of big time tournaments. They are currently holding a $100 million tournament which is free to ente...



PokerStars Review
Posted at 05/03/2006 05:58:20 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
PokerStars Review --- PokerStars is a great poker website. If you haven't played there, you should. Some of the good things about pokerstars is that you never play against the house you always play against real players and they are the number one site on the internet for poker tournaments including th...



Are you really benefiting from playing poker?
Posted at 04/22/2006 10:41:24 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Are you really benefiting from playing poker? --- I know that a lot of the visitors to this website are people that already play poker. A lot of you may lose but a lot of you may win. Just because you are a winner at poker doesn’t mean that you are getting the full benefits of the game. And just because you are a loser doesn’t ...



Online Poker Safety
Posted at 04/12/2006 07:04:02 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Online Poker Safety --- Poker is very easily accessible because you can play online but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is completely safe. In general it depends on where you are playing because not all online poker rooms follow the rules.

Some companies steal money from players or take...



Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy
Posted at 04/11/2006 07:02:36 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
Texas Holdem Tournament Strategy --- To win a poker tournament you have to have a strtegy and clearly define priorites. In a poker tournament your main strategy should be:

1. Surviving to actually get to the final table. That is, of course, very important.

2. Building up a large amount of chips...



Poker Bonus Codes
Posted at 04/10/2006 10:14:46 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Bonus Codes --- Here are some more great poker websites with nice bonuses. All of the bonuses can be obtained by using the code or just clicking the banners on the left.



Becoming a Pro
Posted at 04/05/2006 08:40:40 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Becoming a Pro --- A good amount of people play online poker for a living because the game is so easily accesible. The only thing a person that plays poker for a living has to do is get up in the morning and turn on their computer and they are at work.

It sounds great but it is not for e...



Online or Offline?
Posted at 04/03/2006 02:27:49 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Online or Offline? --- A lot of people are playing poker online, and I mean a lot. Even with that said a lot of people still like the face to face offline games. So which one is better?

Some of the reasons people give for playing offline is that it is much easier to cash out. You don't have ...



Routines, Rituals, Rules, and Superstitions
Posted at 03/27/2006 10:12:29 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Routines, Rituals, Rules, and Superstitions --- Everyone has certain ways to do certain things. Some people go to the gym at the same time everyday. Some people play basketball with lucky socks. Other people grocery shop at the same time every week.

In poker, players have routines, rituals, rules, and superstition...



The future of poker
Posted at 03/09/2006 12:48:05 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
The future of poker --- The popularity of poker has increased dramatically over the last few years. People are playing poker in online poker rooms, at casinos, in their homes, on college campuses, and even on television. The question this brings up is how long will poker’s popularity last? A lot of thin...



Is Poker the New Stock Market?
Posted at 02/11/2006 01:21:32 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Is Poker the New Stock Market? ---

When people talk about investing or using their money to make money they talk about stocks, real estate, CD’s, mutual funds, and starting a business. Why is their no mention of poker as an investment?

The truth is, people that play poker, whether as a hobby or for a ...



Poker Study Break – The Importance of Continuous Improvement
Posted at 01/22/2006 07:12:51 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker Study Break – The Importance of Continuous Improvement --- In many ways, poker players are like a flowing stream or river. We find the path of least resistance within the online poker world, and then stick with it. We gladly take our profits from preying on the weaker players in our path. The problem with this is that without continue...



Poker As a Part-Time Job
Posted at 12/20/2005 06:46:30 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker As a Part-Time Job --- In the whirlwind of events that has been my professional life as of late, I have struggled to find the place where poker fits in. My initial exploits in poker were those of a hobbyist simply looking to play for fun while enjoying small and steady profits. However, as the profit...



GreedyGecko – Unexpected Tournament Superstar – Almost
Posted at 11/20/2005 09:21:33 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
GreedyGecko – Unexpected Tournament Superstar – Almost --- So at about 10:15pm last night, I ventured my way into my office in order to multi-table some limit tables until I got tired (hour, maybe two MAX). Upon logging into PartyPoker, I was unexpectedly taken to my seat at a...



Learn How to Build a Poker Table - Free Plans!
Posted at 10/27/2005 11:29:37 AM in Free Poker Tools by The Greedy Gecko.
Learn How to Build a Poker Table - Free Plans! --- Nothing gives home games a more realistic and exciting feel than simulating the casino experience with some degree of accuracy. Quality chips, cards, and perhaps most importantly, a real poker table all enhance the atmosphere of your home games.

For those Bob Vila’s o...



The Sound of Silence
Posted at 10/23/2005 04:53:55 AM in Personal Rants by The Greedy Gecko.
The Sound of Silence --- You may be asking yourself what in the world a poker blog is doing titling a post after a Simon and Garfunkel tune – if you didn’t catch the song reference, then you need to expand your musical horizons. Well, the purpose of this post is not really to talk much poker, but to mak...



Poker & Luck – Enough is Enough!!
Posted at 10/03/2005 09:41:55 AM in Personal Rants by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker & Luck – Enough is Enough!! --- Being such a hot topic nowadays, poker seems to regularly work its way into casual conversations in both social and professional situations. Those without experience in the poker world tend to have fairly similar questions/comments:

  • Don’t you worry about losing? ...



  • PokerStars Blogger Championship
    Posted at 09/29/2005 08:50:11 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    PokerStars Blogger Championship --- PokerStars is offering entry to a blogger championship tournament on October 23rd, 2006 – 4:00pm EST / 1:00pm PST. Having registered for the tournament, I will report the outcome to the blog. Best of luck to all other entrants!




    A Difficult Way to Make an Easy Buck
    Posted at 09/13/2005 10:56:24 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    A Difficult Way to Make an Easy Buck --- Given the relatively short lifecycles of online poker players, I guess my tenure makes me somewhat of a veteran. By being actively involved in the training and mentoring of beginner poker players on a regular basis, I have the privilege of maintaining an intimate and working kno...



    Comments Welcome – Movable Type Comment Spam is No More
    Posted at 09/09/2005 10:24:57 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Comments Welcome – Movable Type Comment Spam is No More --- At least I hope so anyway!

    Previously, I had the comment feature enabled and welcomed comments on any of the blog posts on the site. Unfortunately, however, there are many programs out there preying Movable Type’s comment feature by submitting countless spam messages ...



    The Donks Win – I am Retiring from Limit Poker
    Posted at 09/05/2005 10:39:20 PM in Personal Rants by The Greedy Gecko.
    The Donks Win – I am Retiring from Limit Poker --- After consistent success at the no-limit tables, I decided to take a stab at limit poker about one month ago. While I have been profitable during my foray into the limit world, my level of profitability is in no way comparable to the success realized during my no-limit playing d...



    Poker Tilt and Bad Beats – Wishing Pain, Suffering and Death on Your Opponents
    Posted at 08/22/2005 07:58:32 AM in Humor by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker Tilt and Bad Beats – Wishing Pain, Suffering and Death on Your Opponents --- Before we get too deep into this post, I would like to emphasize that I do not condone any form of violence unless required for purposes of self-defense. Additionally, I realize that a large part of generating profits from lower stakes poker lies in capitalizing on the poor play...



    Wives and Poker
    Posted at 08/15/2005 07:58:25 PM in Humor by The Greedy Gecko.
    Wives and Poker --- Poker players who are either married or in serious relationships can appreciate the delicate balance that must be struck between poker and quality time with the significant other. As a married man, I can personally attest to the challenge in managing these competing activities. ...



    Calling All Prospective Blog Authors – Free Poker Blog!
    Posted at 08/09/2005 08:33:21 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Calling All Prospective Blog Authors – Free Poker Blog! --- In the words of the great songwriting, but whiney singing Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin'! Albeit a little less revolutionary than the social changes of the 1960’s, PokerGreed.com will be undergoing some major changes in the coming weeks. You may have noticed the recen...



    Yet Another Royal Flush
    Posted at 07/09/2005 08:22:43 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
    Yet Another Royal Flush --- Last week I hit my third Royal Flush. Occurring while playing a limit game at PokerRoom.com, it had been over a year since the last – playing a SNG Tournament at Ulti...



    Back to the Real Grind – Reality’s Heavy Fist
    Posted at 07/09/2005 08:13:27 AM in Personal Rants by The Greedy Gecko.
    Back to the Real Grind – Reality’s Heavy Fist --- Despite the ongoing mid-life crisis, I must return to my full-time occupation – CPA auditing for one of the Big 4 public accounting firms. While not a true “mid-life” crisis, as I am only 25 and hope to live well beyond the age of 50, it certainly feels dramatic. I am returning...



    EmpirePoker.com Review
    Posted at 06/30/2005 08:20:54 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    EmpirePoker.com Review --- Having played internet poker for years, I somehow managed to miss out on the best poker room of all until now - EmpirePoker.com. The site is a member of the Party “skin” network, meaning that they share the same live games, si...



    Poker Multi-Tabling with up to 4 Monitors Just Got Easier
    Posted at 06/21/2005 05:47:27 PM in Multi-Tabling by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker Multi-Tabling with up to 4 Monitors Just Got Easier --- Without the addition of any hardware, Synergy allows you to control up to 4 monitors from different computers across your personal computer network. If you read my previous posts, you know that I use three screens and play up to 10 tables simultaneously (you can read about my ex...



    PokerRoom.com Review
    Posted at 06/09/2005 06:27:44 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
    PokerRoom.com Review --- PokerRoom.com is somewhat of a sentimental favorite of mine. A couple of years ago I played quite a bit of poker on a college friend’s account at PokerRoom.com, serving as my first experience with online poker. Recently, I have ...



    Smart Posting of Blinds in Ring Games- When to Post and When to Leave
    Posted at 05/18/2005 10:27:52 AM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    Smart Posting of Blinds in Ring Games- When to Post and When to Leave --- A common mistake beginner players make is using an unprofitable strategy in sitting and leaving ring game tables. While it may appear immaterial in the short run, entering and exiting tables improperly will result incurring unnecessary costs and reduce your poker profitability....



    Playing Near the Bubble – Late Tournament Strategy
    Posted at 05/11/2005 10:27:58 AM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
    Playing Near the Bubble – Late Tournament Strategy --- Late in every multi table tournament (MTT), the strategies employed by players change dramatically as the bubble, or the in-the-money (ITM), threshold approaches. Generally, players with healthy chip stacks tend to become more aggressive in order to capitalize on the timid play ...



    Tournament Strategy – Checking a Hand Down to Eliminate an Opponent
    Posted at 05/10/2005 05:10:10 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
    Tournament Strategy – Checking a Hand Down to Eliminate an Opponent --- It is dismaying how often players demonstrate a complete lack of tournament strategy knowledge, and as a result, breathe new life into opponents on the verge of elimination. Specifically, I’m referring to the common practice that should be employed by all tournament players [whe...



    The Decision to Become a Professional Poker Player – Going Pro
    Posted at 05/06/2005 10:28:03 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
    The Decision to Become a Professional Poker Player – Going Pro --- If you are a fairly profitable poker player, you have probably toyed with the idea of making online poker a full-time endeavor. Having seriously considered the idea myself, this post will discuss how I visualize my “career” as a professional poker player.

    Styl...



    Multi-tabling – Playing 10 Tables Simultaneously
    Posted at 04/27/2005 09:41:22 AM in Multi-Tabling by The Greedy Gecko.
    Multi-tabling – Playing 10 Tables Simultaneously --- In a previous blog post I discussed the merits of playing multiple tables of poker simultaneously (or multi tabling). Since then, I have further pushed my maximum limits via the a...



    Online Poker Tells
    Posted at 04/19/2005 03:27:11 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    Online Poker Tells --- Until online poker moves forward into the world of webcams (which is a day I hope we never see), reading your opponent is entirely different than in brick and mortar casinos. Specifically, you must base your reads solely on their play (both historical and in the specific hand) a...



    Poker Spreadsheet - Playing Log
    Posted at 04/18/2005 01:37:42 PM in Free Poker Tools by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker Spreadsheet - Playing Log --- A large part of your success will come from understanding your profitability as a poker player. Your level of profitability can vary by site played, stakes, type of game, or even time of day. However, without accurate record-keeping of your performance, you will not be able to ...



    A Set of Two’s
    Posted at 04/18/2005 09:30:34 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
    A Set of Two’s --- It's very hard NOT to make money at this game when you have players willing to throw their cash around with sub-par hands. As stated in other articles, this is one of seven tables I was playing simultaneously. Needless to say, it was the most profitable table for that particula...



    Rounders Movie Review
    Posted at 04/17/2005 05:22:20 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
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    Stealing the Blinds
    Posted at 04/11/2005 09:18:40 PM in Tournament Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
    Stealing the Blinds --- Whether you are playing a Sit N Go or multi-table tournament, the practice of stealing the blinds can be a determining factor in your ultimate success. As the blinds reach significant levels l...



    Poker with a Conscience
    Posted at 04/11/2005 11:40:06 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker with a Conscience --- I was recently in Las Vegas, playing some low-stakes no limit ring games ($1-$2) and experienced something unexpected. To frame this story, let me give a little background on my playing experiences.

    I played poker casually in high-school, and throughout college would ...



    How NOT to Play a Big Stack in Sit N Go Tournaments
    Posted at 04/10/2005 05:39:30 PM in Sit N Go's by The Greedy Gecko.
    How NOT to Play a Big Stack in Sit N Go Tournaments --- I played several $20 + $2 Sit N Go tournaments on both UltimateBet and
    Is There a Right Way to Play Poker?
    Posted at 04/08/2005 03:50:19 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Is There a Right Way to Play Poker? --- On the surface, poker appears simple enough to warrant a yes answer to this question. When you eliminate all the qualitative considerations in a poker game, it ultimately boils down to a game of long-run statistics. However, playing the mathematically correct way all the time d...



    Free Poker Tutor
    Posted at 04/08/2005 03:45:28 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    Free Poker Tutor --- Learn to Earn If you hope to turn your online poker playing experience from simply an enjoyable hobby to potentially a very lucrative one, then you must develop the necessary skills. Having devoted countless hours to developing a strategy for success in low sta...



    Sit N Go Poker Tournaments
    Posted at 04/06/2005 11:32:55 AM in Sit N Go's by The Greedy Gecko.
    Sit N Go Poker Tournaments --- Sit N Go (SNG) tournaments are a great way to develop your tournament strategy, make money, and have a lot of fun. Rather than trying to fight your way through a large field in a multi-table tournament, SNG’s provide you tournament experience and necessary final table skills wit...



    Understanding Your Poker Outs
    Posted at 04/04/2005 04:24:15 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Understanding Your Poker Outs --- What are Outs? In basic terms, your outs in a poker hand are those cards that you believe will make you a winning hand. Note that you are not guaranteed to win a hand when you hit your outs because you do not know what your opponent ha...



    Calculating Poker Hand Odds and Pot Odds
    Posted at 04/04/2005 04:19:13 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    Calculating Poker Hand Odds and Pot Odds --- The prerequisite knowledge for calculating odds is an understanding of your outs. See discussion of outs.

    Once you know your outs, then it is important to compare your odds of hi...



    The Poker Widow
    Posted at 04/01/2005 11:06:18 AM in Humor by The Greedy Gecko.
    The Poker Widow --- Question: How do I cope with the loss of my husband to the poker gods? He plays and plays, and the worst part is, he doesn't win. Whatever is a poker widow to do?

    Sincerely, Lonely Teacher


    Answer: Lonely Teacher,...



    Folding the Best Hand
    Posted at 04/01/2005 10:42:35 AM in Poker Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
    Folding the Best Hand --- If you intend to multi-table your way to consistent, long-term profits in low-limit hold’em, then you’d better get used to the idea of folding the best hand. Whether resulting fro...



    Playing Multiple Tables of Online Poker
    Posted at 03/30/2005 06:08:54 PM in Multi-Tabling by The Greedy Gecko.
    Playing Multiple Tables of Online Poker --- The idea of playing multiples tables (or multi tabling) at the same time is contrary to many of the ideas you may have read in books or on other websites. The primary arguments against this practice, which are reasonable, accurately cite the inability to watch and read opponents...



    The Importance of Bonus Dollars
    Posted at 03/29/2005 04:33:46 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    The Importance of Bonus Dollars --- Many of the online poker rooms offer bonus dollars for initial and subsequent redeposits into your poker account on an almost continuous basis. These bonus dollars are then converted into real money, at varying rates depending on the site, as you play in their cash games. For l...



    Phil Hellmuth Parody – Hysterical
    Posted at 03/29/2005 01:27:15 PM in Humor by The Greedy Gecko.
    Phil Hellmuth Parody – Hysterical --- BODY: Despite being a world class poker player, Phil Hellmuth is perhaps better known for his whining and table antics than for his phenomenal play - making him an excelled subject for a parody. See a hysterical parodies of the poker professional on this brought to you by the <...



    FullTiltPoker.com Review
    Posted at 03/29/2005 12:05:17 AM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
    FullTiltPoker.com Review --- FullTiltPoker.com is giving my longtime favorite site, UltimateBet.com, a severe run for its money. While Full ...



    Folding Pocket Kings Pre-Flop
    Posted at 03/28/2005 09:26:10 PM in Beginner Topics by The Greedy Gecko.
    Folding Pocket Kings Pre-Flop --- A common topic on poker forums is whether it is ever correct to fold pocket kings pre-flop. Obviously there are intricacies in tournament play that allow for folding any hand pre-flop. However, for purposes of this post we will discuss the pre-flop play of pocket kings as it re...



    Buy-In With the Table Maximum
    Posted at 03/28/2005 06:10:43 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Buy-In With the Table Maximum --- Question: In cash games, should I buy-in with the table minimum or maximum? Answer: Great question! Regardless of the limit you play, you are faced with a decision each time you sit at the poker table as to how much to buy-in for. M...



    Poker Motivated by Greed – Playing for Profit
    Posted at 03/28/2005 01:23:46 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker Motivated by Greed – Playing for Profit --- The name PokerGreed.com originates from the framework that I employ in my poker play. I am highly motivated by the concept of accumulating money, even if it means taking that money from other individuals (within the governing rules). In essence, I am not satisfied by what I alr...



    UltimateBet.com Review
    Posted at 03/27/2005 07:55:52 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko.
    UltimateBet.com Review --- UltimateBet.com, along with FullTiltPoker.com, is one of my preferred sites on which to play. Ulimate Bet offer...



    About PokerGreed.com
    Posted at 03/27/2005 11:34:56 AM in Other by The Greedy Gecko.
    About PokerGreed.com --- Pokergreed.com is designed to be a comprehensive resource for low stakes No Limit Texas Hold’em players. The objective of the site is to provide sufficient instruction as to allow amateurs to profitably enjoy the online poker world. I, The Greedy Gecko and the architect of Poke...



    Poker Conspiracy Theory
    Posted at 03/25/2005 10:37:39 AM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker Conspiracy Theory --- If you frequent any of the existing poker forums or chat rooms, you will undoubtedly hear numerous posts discussing possible conspiracies on various poker websites. Are these individuals being paranoid, or is there some truth to the claims?

    Cash Out Curse


    Poker & Taxes (For Non-Professional Players)
    Posted at 03/24/2005 03:32:21 PM in General Discussions by The Greedy Gecko.
    Poker & Taxes (For Non-Professional Players) --- Benjamin Franklin said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Unfortunately, our poker endeavors are not immune to this phrase. This post is intended to discuss tax considerations as they relate to poker winnings.

    Who needs to pay taxes?


    The Magic of Checking on the River
    Posted at 03/24/2005 01:49:57 PM in Poker Strategy by The Greedy Gecko.
    The Magic of Checking on the River --- It is the unwritten code of magicians to not reveal their secrets to laypeople, and breaking this code attracts the hatred of all guild members. A discussion of the poker technique of checking on the river, when in position, feels very similar in nature. Checking on the river i...




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