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Texas Holdem Basic Rules and a Hot Chic!

Texas Holdem Basic Rules and a Hot Chic!

May 16, 2011

Texas Holdem Poker Rules This Poker Rules section covers the basics of the game, and if you already know how to play Texas Holdem you can skip it. Texas Holdem is a community card game where each player is dealt two cards. The object is to make the best five card poker hand with the two cards on the hand (called hole cards) combined with a total of five...

The Life of a Poker Pro

The Life of a Poker Pro

Apr 1, 2011

Sometimes being a poker pro is fun. Sometimes it is a bit tiresome and tedious. However, this last weekend in Missoula was not one of those times. Gerrick and I took time out from the tournament schedule (several times actually) to enjoy a excellent dinner or two. The Red Bird in downtown Missoula was the favorite and I would highly recommend it to anyone else...

Tom Dwan on Full Tilt Instructional Poker Video

Tom Dwan on Full Tilt Instructional Poker Video

Jan 9, 2011

I don’t know what I bother to watch these little ‘Tips from the Pros’ videos that Full Tilt keeps putting out, other than to get a chuckle out of the mis-information that FT continues to put out under the guise of ‘learning poker. This particular turd has Durrr explaining a hand that he played against Doyle Brunson in Poker After...

More on Coin Flip Hands in No Limit Holdem

More on Coin Flip Hands in No Limit Holdem

Nov 30, 2010

It seems like I am always playing poker against players who are surprised when they lose coin flips. Of course, many times, they are probably too stupid to realize that they are involved in a coin-flip type hand, but for the most part, if you are going to engage in coin flip hands, you have to be prepared to lose about half of them over time. That is not to say...

More on the Best way to Play Small Pocket Pairs in NLH

More on the Best way to Play Small Pocket Pairs in NLH

Nov 12, 2010

I tend to discuss how to play pocket pairs a lot. I think it is extremely important to your overall poker strategy and most players seem to struggle with playing smaller pairs like 4’s or 6’s. It’s easy to get excited when you get dealt a pair in Texas Hold’em. It always seems like a good thing to look down and see two matching cards in...

No Limit Texas Holdem Poker Semi Bluff

No Limit Texas Holdem Poker Semi Bluff

Nov 4, 2010

A much more effective weapon to have in your poker arsenal than just the ‘stone cold hope your opponent folds’ bluff, is the semi bluff. Everyone sees the bluffs made by pro players on ESPN where they had 2-5 off suit and took down a pot that had an Ace on the board, by bluffing and getting the other player to fold. However, the semi-bluff is more of...