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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...



Tips on Playing Poker
Posted at 10/15/2008 03 AM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Tips on Playing Poker --- Poker is the kind of game where luck plays a very important role; however, there is definitely a large amount of skill that goes into the game as well, and this can help a player maximize his returns on good hands, and on the flip side, minimize his losses on the not-so-good hand...



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 ...



Hold'em – Texas Style
Posted at 07/01/2007 07 AM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Hold'em – Texas Style --- Before you start playing Texas Holde’em, you must have a basic idea of this HIGH card game. The high cards are the Aces, Faces and the Tens. When you are holding two good high cards, you have the best chance at the best hand or at least a draw to the best hand after the flop. The...



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...



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...



Patience
Posted at 05/05/2006 04:23:29 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Patience --- Hi everyone. Sorry I have not written in a while, but I have been on an intense poker research project that I would like to share with you.

In NL holdem, there are really just 3 games. Ring games are the basic for NL poker, and I enjoyed those for a while. The only pr...



The Ugliness Continues
Posted at 04/18/2006 06:08:25 AM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
The Ugliness Continues --- Once again I hearken back to the good old baseball playing days. The advice for this was drawn from a movie once, but beaten into my head by my Dad. I was in the middle of a horrible slump. It happens to every player at some point, and it happens on a regular basis. Everybody kno...



Strengthen The Weaknesses
Posted at 03/17/2006 05:42:03 AM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Strengthen The Weaknesses --- Several years back during my ball playing days, I was having a conversation with a scout from the Mets. Even though he was a Mets scout, he still knew what he was doing (he he, cheap shot!). At any rate, here is a quick dramatization of and key part of the conversation:

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Selective Aggression
Posted at 03/13/2006 09:47:07 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Selective Aggression --- I have been playing SnGs almost exclusively for the last month and I made what I think are some interesting observations. First, I did pretty well last month (thank you very much) and saw some interesting things. Some of these things are obvious when you think about them, but I n...



Oddly Enough, They’re Not Certainties
Posted at 03/10/2006 05:49:16 AM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Oddly Enough, They’re Not Certainties --- So you’re on the green and stroke your perfect putt, only to find a pebble veers your dimpled ball slightly off of the hole. You bank the 9-ball with an absolutely on point stroke only to see it rattle the jaws of the pocket as you are already pulling balls out for your opponent...



Mental Alertness
Posted at 02/19/2006 05:06:31 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Mental Alertness --- In reviewing my hand histories with Poker Tracker I noticed a pattern. I was losing consistently at certain times, and winning consistently at certain times. The players did not seem to be any better during my losing times. In fact, I think I saw more fish at the table when I was...



Setting regular hours
Posted at 02/06/2006 04:54:42 PM in Beginner Topics by Toxteth Jack.
Setting regular hours --- Some people can't handle self employment, they need the structure of set hours and a boss that makes sure they keep them. I seem to be one of those people but for most of my working life I was self employed. I now know how I should have handled my hours, gotta love perfect hindsi...



Learning a new job
Posted at 02/01/2006 05:44:08 PM in Beginner Topics by Toxteth Jack.
Learning a new job --- Toxteth Jack. A name to create fear in the heart of any opponent. Until you see me play that is, I'm not that great. In fact I'm not even what I'd call good. For the first few months of playing online poker I was improving, I'd review played hands, I'd study and somet...



Game Selection
Posted at 12/30/2005 12:19:52 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Game Selection --- When I started playing on line I loved the SnGs. They only took about an hour, and I knew exactly how much I was risking, namely the buy in. If you haven’t noticed, I don’t like to risk my money, so the SnGs fit the bill and made me comfortable. I played like crazy the first week...



Get Over It (Wise Words Follow)
Posted at 12/20/2005 03:56:56 PM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Get Over It (Wise Words Follow) --- Sometimes you just run out of things to say, get too lazy to say them, lose motivation for finding these things, or even find something else that says exactly what you needed to hear/say. Usually it’s a combination of more than one of these things. Singers and songwriters do this...



Hand Selection part 2
Posted at 12/13/2005 08:15:05 AM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Hand Selection part 2 --- I mentioned in my last post that I have made some monster mistakes in my quest to become a serious poker player. One of the monster mistakes was ignoring the probabilities in pushing hands post flop. The lesson learned from this is simple. If you are going to be a serious poker p...



Newbie Poker Hand selection
Posted at 12/04/2005 01:51:37 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Newbie Poker Hand selection --- Greetings everyone. I am a middle aged man who has been playing home game (for fun) poker most of my life. I also spent about a year playing (and losing) on line. I decided a few months ago that I could be a winning player, so I began to take it seriously. I have now played serio...



Something For The New Players
Posted at 11/17/2005 03:21:47 PM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Something For The New Players --- Just a little something I ran across on a forum a few days back. It was posted by user Vasumi, and he is kind enough to grant me permission to put it on here. I think it is full of great observations, thoughts, and situations that all newer players go through at some point. Vasum...



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...



Knowledge Is Power
Posted at 08/14/2005 01:56:13 PM in Beginner Topics by Sack.
Knowledge Is Power --- One of the biggest mistakes I see on the poker tables is people playing WAY over their heads and understanding of the game. I love seeing these people at the tables- and you don’t want to be THAT person.

It looks so exciting on TV with all the drama. People pushing al...



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...



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....



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...



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...



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...



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...




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