Archive for January, 2010

  • Poker Starting Hand Guides – How To Use Them - January 30th, 2010

    If you are a new player to online poker then you may find the various starting hand strategy guides that are available online and in shops to be extremely useful. One of the best things about these guides is that they provide the user with knowledge of the various problems and commonly committed poker “sins” which can, and often do, cost a poker player a lot of money. If you restrict your poker playing strictly to narrow hands and this limited range of playing positions then you are guaranteed to lose money in the long term.

  • How to Handle Bad Beats - January 29th, 2010

    It doesn’t matter how skilled or talented a poker player you happen to be, because even the pros can lose their cool if they get a bum hand and lose out on a lot of cash as a result. What makes the sting of such a loss even worse is that we psyche ourselves up, and a loss like this blindsides us, forcing us to swallow our pride which is not an especially attractive option for anyone. Whereas in other games skill will reign supreme and those who are the fastest, strongest etc will invariably win, poker is not quite so clear cut.

  • Big Bluff Goes Wrong - January 28th, 2010

    Sam Farha flops a set, and that becomes a full house on the turn! Amir Vahedi tries to buy the pot with a $300,000 bet! Chris Moneymaker folds after Farha calls, and after Vahedi checks Farha pushes another $300,000 on the river causing Vahedi to fold, and Farha picks up a pot of over $1 million!

  • If You Can't Spot The Sucker – It's You! - January 27th, 2010

    This is another episode of The Poker Roundtable from Full Tilt Poker. This video is about reading players and has some great insights from players like Garry Breenstein, Howard Lederer and Jon Juanda.

  • Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott – Bad Beat on Late Night Poker - January 26th, 2010

    Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott – Bad Beat on Late Night Poker
    The Devilfish gets knocked out of Late Night Poker by a bad beat.  He has AA against 6 offsuit, goes all-in, gets called, and his opponent hits runner runner to a straight to knock him out.
    He’s not a happy man, and not surprisingly – he had [...]

  • Every Hand's a Winner - January 25th, 2010

    Phill Hellmuth Raises with 7-2 Against Mike Matusow’s KK
    It’s the worst hand in poker, seven-two offsuit.  But the great thing about poker is that any hand can win!  Phil raises preflop with the seven deuce, and represents a huge hand.  He plays the hand perfectly, and causes Matusow to lay down his kings with a [...]

  • Strategies For Playing Weak Opponents - January 25th, 2010

    It should be very profitable playing poker against bad players , but do you often find yourself losing to players who have no clue of what they are doing?  This can be hugely frustrating for players that are serious about improving their own game, because when an opponent is clueless it’s almost impossible to put [...]

  • Varying Your Hand Selection - January 24th, 2010

    Starting hand guides can be useful tools for players new to online poker, and new players can certainly benefit from such a tight structure, but they can also make you easy to read…

  • Rush Poker Introduction - January 20th, 2010

    Rush Poker is the brand new high speed poker game format from Full Tilt.  You play against multiple tables, and as soon as you’re done with a hand (i.e. you fold, or it goes to showdown) you’re whisked off to another table and dealt new cards.
    This makes for a crazy, fast, and entertaining game but [...]

  • Starting Hands For No-Limit Micro Stakes Poker - January 19th, 2010

    This little video gives a very tight pre-flop hand selection for multi-tabling 4 or more micro-stakes no-limit poker games.  The hands suggested are 10-10, J-J, Q-Q, K-K, A-A, or A-K in early position, gently loosening up to around 7-7 in mid-late position, and down to maybe A-Q on the button if nobody else was in [...]