In 2004, Eli Elezra won the first WPT Mirage Poker Showdown. In 2009, the first episode of Face The Ace aired on NBC.
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There is a reason no-limit Texas Hold’em is more popular than limit Hold’em. No-limit is much more explosive and lucrative in turns. If you’re an educated aggressive player, your hourly win rate will be much higher than a similar player … Continue reading
Pocket aces are, no doubt, a good hand, but they suffer from “reverse implied odds”. This is a very important concept to understand. “Implied odds” refers to the money you stand to win if you have a really big hand … Continue reading
If you’ve watched the World Poker Tour you’ve no doubt heard Mike Sexton extol the virtues of seeing the flop with a pocket pair in hopes of flopping a set (three of a kind.)
No Limit Hold’em: Top Pair On my recent excursions to the wonderful world that is online poker, I’ve noticed a common, but debilitating, mistake that most amateur players make. Too often I see inexperienced players overvaluing their pocket pairs and … Continue reading
Many players complain that the micro stakes are too loose to profit from. They insist that people at these stakes play so badly that they can’t earn any solid returns. This is a total fallacy; you’re supposed to be making … Continue reading
Becoming a winning player at no-limit Texas Hold’em isn’t easy. You need both skill and the mental fortitude to “play like the pros.” Poker, like all gambling, requires luck, but unlike roulette and craps, you’re playing against other players. An … Continue reading
The major factor that devastates new players is bankroll management. In most scenarios, they win a few hands, and think “hey, I should move up to higher stakes.” This in turn, busts them. Next thing you know, they’re hitting the … Continue reading
This is a very interesting question and the short answer is yes – you can use the Martingale System with Texas Holdem. You can use the Martingale System for actually any poker game available online like Omaha or Seven Card … Continue reading
Before we answer this question, why don’t we answer a similar one: should you ever fold queens preflop? The answer here is clearly “yes,” but only rarely is this is a good decision.
An overpair to the flop is a strong hand generally and should be played strongly as well. Some players may feel a need to get a little too cute with it and slow play it initially, however playing strong hands … Continue reading
A very common question about Texas Hold’em is how is the winning hand determined, the basic rule is that the five best cards win. So each player is dealt two cards and there are five cards on the board (community … Continue reading
In traditional poker, there is an ante, or minimum bet at the table. Each player begins by throwing in their minimum bet, and then players have the opportunity to raise the bet if they are confident with their hand or … Continue reading
Pocket deuces, or ducks, in poker parlance, are the weakest of the pocket pairs. While high pocket pairs are good starting hands, low and medium pocket pairs require some finesse to play properly. Very small pairs are particularly difficult, since … Continue reading
In poker, the best five-card hand plays at showdown. If there is a flush on the board, and no player at the showdown has a card of that suit, then all players have the same flush and the pot is … Continue reading
Texas Hold’Em Poker generally has three different variants; limit, no limit and pot limit Hold’Em. This section will detail the various rules of Hold’Em, both online and offline and also list what poker rooms the game is available at.
No game attracted the fish faster than Royal Hold’Em, a game launched by Ultimate Bet in 2005, and what a fun take-off of Texas Holdem; have just 20 cards in the deck, all aces, kings, queens, jacks and tens!