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Understanding Poker

Like a house, poker requires a foundation. Only when that foundation is solidly in place can you proceed to build on it. When all the structural elements are in place, you can then add flourishes and decorative [more…]

Playing Texas Hold'em Move by Move

Like all poker games, Hold'em has a very specific order in which the cards are dealt and played. [more…]

Avoiding Common Mistakes at Texas Hold'em

Everybody makes mistakes as they play cards. The wise learn and get better. The rest pull out another bill and feed everyone else at the table. [more…]

Mastering the Art of Bluffing in Poker

Some players — and it's only a few of them, to be sure — never bluff. After you figure out who they are, playing against them is easy. If they bet once all the cards are out, you can safely throw your [more…]

Playing a Hand of Seven-Card Stud Poker

Seven-Card Stud requires patience. Because you're dealt three cards right off the bat — before the first round of betting — it's important that these cards are able to work together before you enter a [more…]

Improving Your Home Game of Hold'em

Playing poker at home means you get to see your pals and you don't get chewed up by the rake. To improve your home games of Hold'em or any other kind of poker, outfit the gameroom [more…]

Posting Blinds in Texas Hold'em

In order to start betting in Hold'em, forced bets (known as blinds) are made by the two players immediately clockwise from the dealer button. The person immediately clockwise from the dealer has the [more…]

Talking the Talk in Poker

The colorful quotations you hear in poker can be based on real events or just made up from long ago. Here is a list of some popular quotations along with an explanation of what a person really means when [more…]

Rough Odds for Texas Hold’em

Playing poker is about playing the odds. The following list gives the odds for outcomes in Texas Hold’em hands. When you realize how heavily the odds are stacked against you, you may want to rethink going [more…]

Texas Hold’em Bluffing Tips

What makes any poker game exciting, and Texas Hold’em is certainly no exception, is that players can bluff at any point. Sometimes half the fun of a game is seeing whether you can successfully bluff an [more…]

Poker Etiquette for Texas Hold’em

The etiquette tips in the following list apply to Texas Hold’em and to any other poker game. Sure, you can have fun while you play poker, but you can have all the fun you want without being impolite to [more…]

Online Poker Abbreviations for Texas Hold’em

Playing online poker in general, and Texas Hold’em in particular, is a very popular pastime. When you’re online, you may encounter abbreviations specific to the world of poker. To understand what other [more…]

Playable Texas Hold’em Hands

Texas Hold’em is a game of strategy, like any poker game, but where you’re sitting in relation to the action becomes part of your strategy when playing Hold’em. If you bet early, you generally need better [more…]

Questions to Ask Yourself before You Play Texas Hold’em

Whether you’re playing Texas Hold’em for fun or money — make that whether you’re playing for high stakes or low stakes — make sure you’re in a position mentally, physically, and financially to enjoy the [more…]

Texas Hold’em For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Texas Hold’em poker is everywhere these days — on TV, online, and in clubs and casinos. Before you sit down to a game of Texas Hold 'em, make sure you’re in good shape to be successful — take care of non-poker [more…]

How to Rank Poker Hands

Poker may be the best-known card game, and if you’re going to play, you need to know how the hands rank. The following details the various Poker hands from the highest-ranking to lowest, along with the [more…]

Poker Etiquette at Home

When you're playing poker in your home or someone else's, the rules of etiquette are mostly commonsense conventions and normal poker protocols. Following are a list of things to do and things to avoid [more…]

Poker Money Management Tips

As a poker player, you know that a poker game theoretically never ends. The tips in the following list are suggestions to keep in mind to manage your poker-playing funds: [more…]

Poker Bluffing Strategies

Bluffing is a well-established and time-honored poker strategy. The next time you're inclined to attempt that particular type of larceny at the poker table, keep these bluffing tips in mind: [more…]

Poker For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you play poker for fun or money, you can use bluffing strategies and the rules of etiquette for games at home. If you play for money, tips for managing your poker chips may come in handy. [more…]

Creating a Comfortable Place for Playing Poker Online

When playing poker online, give some thought to the physical space you play in: The more comfortable and focused you can make your playing environment, the more focused you can become at game time. Playing [more…]

Common Abbreviations Used in Online Poker Chats

If you're an online-poker player, then you're likely familiar with abbreviations that make Internet poker more enjoyable. At the very least, knowing online-poker abbreviations lets you know what people [more…]

What to Do When Disconnected from an Online Poker Game

Getting disconnected from an online poker tournament is a jarring experience, but after it happens, you need to put it behind you. Focus harder than you normally do on the game and calm down. You've already [more…]

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