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Many poker beginners believe that in order to become more successful at the green felt and to reach a higher level of poker thought, they need some sort of a revelation, a breakthrough which will get them from A to B in the blink of an eye...
Highly successful live and online poker players often have trouble finding the proper destination for all the money they generate at the green felt. It is often said that in order to be successful, a poker player needs to develop a very peculiar..
Most profitable online poker players know all too well what to do with the money they make at the virtual green felt: some of them take the money and reinvest it into what they're really good at: poker. Others take their winnings to the slot..
With the 2010 WSOP in full swing and with pretty much all the WSOP satellites featuring a Multi-Table Tournament format, people seem more focused on MTT strategy these days than ever. There’s only one problem with MTTs – ask any player..
Full Tilt Poker’s registered brand, Rush Poker is possibly the biggest innovation since poker hit the WWW. Some hail it as a great move in the right direction, while other bash it for killing the very essence of poker. One thing is..
While there is no doubt about the fact that the best way to learn the basics of sound poker play and to eventually become successful is to study poker books and to read poker articles online, a time comes when one has to move on from that..
As great an eWallet solution as Moneybookers is, it still features some limits that its users have to obey. These limits are inevitable because Moneybookers has strict anti-fraud and money laundering policies in place, and it obviously won't allow..
The online poker industry has seen quite a bit of an explosion in recent years, but I believe that popularity explosion would've been even more significant had it not been for the various complicated and often frustrating deposit and..
The weighted contributed rake method is also known as paid rake or actual paid rake, for good reason. Poker rooms which use this rake contribution method determine exactly how much credit a player should get for his contribution, based on the..
Due to the fact that other rake contribution methods seem to offer an unfair advantage to one player or another, some poker rooms use the Contributed rake method, or average rake method to determine their players’ individual rake..
The Dealt rake method (also known as rake share or shared rake) is one of the most popular methods poker rooms use to determine each player’s individual rake contribution and thus to calculate the due rakeback. The dealt rake method is..
Shoot the moons is an interesting dice-based game that DiceArena offers besides Dice Holdem. This game has nothing in common with Holdem, although that is not to say its strategic side is shallow. Its rules are extremely simple to get your mind..
If you’re attracted by dice, yet you feel craps is a way too complicated and boring game for you, we have the perfect solution. A cross between Texas Holdem and craps, Dice Holdem is the newest online craze sweeping across the online gaming..
Signing up for any rakeback deal carries huge advantages for all players, not just for those who play high-stakes or win all the time. As you probably know, poker rooms make their money by raking off a small percentage of each pot that is won on..
There are a few online poker sites out there that offer completely free entries to some of their quite generously prize-pooled freerolls. By completely free I mean the tourney doesn’t require a password, FPPs or any other special doohickey to..
Have you ever wondered why sometimes it seems so difficult to beat online poker? Even people who are good live poker players often feel the same way. The reason is probably the fact that online poker presents some pretty peculiar challenges for..
Once you manage to finally have your opponents figured out (if not read) you need to apply the right strategy against each one of them. Having an opponent 'figured out' means that you get a general idea about his playing style, it doesn't actually..
The fact that all online poker rooms give their players some sort of bonuses upon sign-up, or even over a longer period of time, is not a secret, not even for the fishiest of beginners. Telling however, which of these bonuses provide real value and..
In poker, bankroll management is quite a bit different from just about any other casino gambling genre. While in sports betting you have some pretty clear guidelines as to how you should use the money available to you for that purpose (use about 3%..
Being a beginner is never easy, regardless of what activity we're talking about. Being an online poker rookie is all the more difficult, because this game is very deceiving. Most beginners bust out 2-3 times before they actually realize they've..
Every day, hundreds and possibly thousands of people go through the stage of being online poker first-timers. Being a rookie at anything is tough, and this is especially true of online poker. You deposit your money, you join the room, you go..
The WSOP is where poker dreams come true. No doubt about that. People like Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer and Joe Hachem are living proof. The reason it's such an El-Dorado for poker players is, that it's accessible to everyone and anyone. Anyone..
Multi table tournaments are some of the most popular online poker game formats out there. Some of these MTTs are massive, with thousands of players signing up to them (such is the case of network-wide freerolls) others are limited by the..
STTs are beyond doubt, some of the most handy opportunities to make money in an online poker room. The reasons leading to their increased profitability are varied, but the reduced competition and the relatively good odds (outlast 7 players at a ten..
The second part of an STT tournament will usually be a short handed frenzy. I've heard people talk about short handed and long handed STTs. That kind of beats me why, because every STT (except heads-up ones) has both a short handed and a long..
What's the first thing you need after you've opened an online poker room? Players, of course. You run an advertising campaign online and through other forms of media, you let everyone know you're room is open for business, and you set some very..
Check here to view a full list of poker rooms accepting US players. Ever since the UIGEA was passed in September 2006, American players have found it more and more difficult to play poker online. This law, which voted under quite peculiar..
I remember when the UIGEA was passed in September 2006, I figured it was only meant to protect the interests of domestic online gambling enterprises, against the onslaught of the offshore sports betting, online casino and poker companies. I also..
Television has been credited big for the explosion of popularity, poker in general and online poker in particular, has seen in recent years. There might be something to this concept, as most rookies who hit the Texas Holdem tables of various..
Any good poker player knows that beating online Texas Holdem is an extremely tedious affair, as the luck element has a frustratingly huge influence on the outcome of every single hand. As such, in order to generate money, players need to make use..
The problems involving bonus whoring in online poker, became obvious quite a while back. The sign-up bonus war among online poker rooms was in full swing when it became apparent that it wasn't exactly serving the interests of the online poker..
Since the very beginning of the online poker phenomenon, it became obvious that it would surpass live poker by far, for a number of reasons. Because of the fact that online poker rooms are based on the internet, and thus their target population..
I bet you heard about rakeback and about how one could make money with it. From a player's perspective, it's advantages are obvious, so I reckon there's no use in going into details on that level. In this article, I want to take a look at rakeback..
It is often said, that online poker is so different from its real life counterpart, that the two of them can barely even be called two versions of the same game. There are indeed differences, some milder, other more striking, but - at the end of..
Online Texas Hold'em is a game that requires players to find some sort of a long-term edge, something that they can apply time and time again, over the course of several hands, preferably on each and every single hand that they play. Advantages..
One of the most common mistakes rookie players make is that they play too many hands. Poker is the kind of game that presents many temptations. Seeing hand after hand how others get hit by the flop on rags, can and will drive players to act on rags..
As we all know, good poker players do not sit around waiting for value to just happen upon them. Since a confused opponent has exactly 50% chances of doing the one thing you don't want him to do, obviously, you don't want to have to deal with..
A good poker player doesn't wait around for good things to happen to him. He goes out there and makes things happen. He doesn't leave opponents confused, he manipulates them and makes them know what they have to do, to generate value. In order..
You know why the turn is called the "turn"? Because that is the turning point in every single poker hand, you play. Well, that's probably not the reason, but it's an idea worth considering anyway. The turn is the critical stage of a poker hand...
There's certainly one thing just about every rookie understands to perfection: in poker, the better hand wins. It doesn't really matter to them that a good poker player can and will beat them on rags time and again, while they hold superior hands,..
If you play online poker, you're probably familiar with the raise-call-call-call scenario. One player (usually from late position) bets into the pot, and everyone else calls. While pre-flop, calling may only say: "I just want to take a look at the..
I bet you heard of multi tabling in online poker. Just in case you haven't yet, let's see what it's all about. Most online poker rooms (like Ultimate Bet) support mini-table views for multi tabling. That means it is possible for you to..
It is usually not recommended by experts that you sow deceit at the poker table. As theory goes, confusion is not what a good player should be after. A confused opponent has a 50% chance of making the exact choice you don't want him to make. A good..
Online poker freerolls are enjoying a huge popularity nowadays, and they may be partly responsible for the huge poker boom of recent years. A freeroll is basically an online poker tournament to which there are no real money buy-ins or entry fees...
Online poker rooms make their revenue via the poker rake. The rake is basically a percentage of the pot, which the house takes in order to generate revenue. It's not exactly a significant sum of money when you look at each pot separately, but it..
In every turn-based game (like poker and chess) position is extremely important. What it basically comes down to, is the fact that you'd always like to see what your opponent does before you do something meant to harm his chances and to eventually..
Every player who's ever set a foot (or should I say mouse-cursor) in an online poker room, knows about general tournament strategy. The general rules are pretty much the same, whether you play in a multi-table tournament or a sit & go: Play very..
Savvy poker players all know about rakeback. They know about the negative edge the rake represents and they also know that no poker player should ever play a single online poker hand without receiving some kind of rakeback or cashback. The..
It has never been easier to learn to play poker than it is nowadays. Ever since online poker took the internet by assault, the game of poker has pretty much crept into our everyday lives. No wonder there are more poker players today then ever..