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Making A Deposit
Poker Guide

Making A Deposit

The first way most people try to fund any online gaming account is with a credit card. Using credit cards on the internet is not the worry that it used to be, and they allow you to pay for and receive chips at an online poker room immediately. So, the credit card companies deny the […]

No Deposit Required Bonuses
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No Deposit Required Bonuses

The usual way this works is that you download the poker room and sign up as a real player. This is so there’s somewhere to put your bonus money. They’ll also usually ask you for a credit card number to have on file. This is to make sure you are of age, and to keep […]

Reading the Board
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Reading the Board

Here are some clues for reading the board. No matter what cards are on the table, an opponent may have one pair, two pair or three of a kind. The three of a kind can be especially sneaky. There is no way to tell from only the cards on the board if your opponent has […]

Table Position and Awareness
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Table Position and Awareness

The last person knows how many opponents they’ll be facing, they know if there were any raises, or any re-raises. If you’re acting last, you’ve seen everyone make their play. You have an idea of how people feel about their hands. The first person to act has no idea. They have to make their decision […]

Home Poker Games
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Home Poker Games

There are many different forms of poker that are played in cellars, dens and kitchen tables throughout the poker world. They often include wild cards, changing wild cards, being able to buy extra cards, redraws, matching the pot if you lose, and other interesting twists. I’ve assembled the rules to many of them, grouping them […]

Intermediate Holdem Strategy
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Intermediate Holdem Strategy

Once you’ve spent some time at the holdem tables, and are comfortable with concepts like drawing odds and can easily read the board, you’re ready to take the step from break even poker player to someone that has extra chips each night to show for the time you’ve spent at the tables. They hit buttons […]

Starting Hands in Holdem
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Starting Hands in Holdem

Some things are obvious, like pocket Aces and pocket Kings are keepers, 72o and 94o are trash. In between lies the actual decision making. The thing to keep in mind when choosing starting hands to play is that some cards can grow up into big hands, like flushes and straights, and others cannot (barring a […]