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Poker Tournaments: Gap Concept
Sometimes in tournaments there come times when a special situation arises. One of these situations that a player can encounter during a poker tournament is known under the name of ?The gap concept?. The terminology of gap concept was first pioneered by an extraordinary poker writer named David Skylansky. This basically means that when you are playing poker you can find yourself in the situation when you just need a hand that is better than the one you are holding in order to play against another player. The opponent would have to open the betting and to play against him your hand has to be b...

Playing Holdem Poker Online: Tricks And Tips
You must always try and add tricks and let?s say dishonesty to your game in order to stand a better chance of not getting read by the other players. If you always check when your hand isn?t great, but not as bad to fold, and if you always bet or raise when you have a very good hand that requires a risk then you are playing it honest all the way. And this can turn against you, because other more attentive players can figure out your game pattern and they might use their new knowledge to control your game.When you are on the flop and you are the last or among the last players to take an action...

Poker for Fun
Poker and in particular playing online poker for fun has become extremely popular. It appears no section of society has been unaffected from students to bored housewives and not just people with time on their hands, busy executives and many who work full time take advantage of the 24-hour nature of the net to play. Although the main aim of a poker game is to win the money in the pot you can still play poker for fun against thousands of players who are scattered all around the world. Many of the internet sites are happy to let you create your own table so you can challenge your friends to a gam...

Video Poker
There are many out there among you, myself included, that at times simply want to sit down at the computer and play a thoughtless game that has a little kick to it to make my day a little more exciting. These are great days for simple slot machines. If you really want to get fancy you can go from a three reel machine into the five reel machines, or more, and maybe make things a little more exciting.But for many there is only one answer to a slot machine fix and that is Video Poker. Now you may be wondering what Video Poker has to do with slot machines, but the truth is that the two are very ...

Poker And Getting Rid Of Your First Time Nerves
I really have sympathy for you if you've decided to play poker for the first time and you?ve decided that you?re brave enough to try playing against live players. I wish you all the luck and offer our condolences in advance?I am kidding!Of course, we?re not here to grieve for your losses in poker in advance. If you?re a first time player and you want to play against live players, then good for you. And we?re here to help by providing you with useful tips that just may be the keys you need to survive round after round of poker.Now, first time players are what most poker veterans refer to ...

Home Poker Tournaments ? Moving The Blinds
Poker night has made a comeback, and in a big way. People are gathering for friendly games of texas holdem on a regular basis in kitchens and rec rooms everywhere. And while most people are familiar with all of the basic rules of texas holdem, there are bound to be situations that come up in a home game where players are not sure of the proper ruling.One of the more common of these situations involves . . .The Blinds ? when a player who was scheduled to pay a blind bet is busted from the tournament, what happens? Using what is called the Dead Button rule makes these rulings easier. The Big...

Texas Holdem - The Famous World Poker Tour
The World Poker tour draws attention from people in all hemispheres. It is a series of international poker tournaments that pit the world?s best poker players against each other for a large sum of money. The World Poker Tour was started by an attorney and television producer named Stephen Lipscomb, who now controls WPT Enterprises, the firm that runs the World Poker Tour.The World Poker Tour is televised and had its debut season in 2002 and 2003. It finished with the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It aired on the Travel Channel in the spring of 2003. The show then debuted on NBC again...

The Trap And Poker Psychology
Everyone who plays poker has heard of "having a poker face" or being trapped. Having a poker face is more than just the look on your face, it's all of your body language and actions combined.A good poker player is an observant poker player. You have to learn to associate your opponents facial expressions, body language, speech, and even the bet amounts with what they eventually are revealed to have been holding in their hand.Facial Expressions: With online poker, you of course cannot use this. But in a real poker game you can. Start with the eyes. When they call or raise a hand, do they lo...

Blackjack: 5 Reasons Why it is Better Than Poker
Poker is hitting a huge boom all over the place from the best online casinos to the huge World Series of Poker, but when it comes right down to it Black Jack is still the biggest game and the most fun to play.I think giving you the top 5 reasons why black jack is a better game than poker is sufficient evidence as to the superiority of the game of Black Jack. Black jack is quick, you do not have to sit and wait for people to think. It is either hit me, or stay and that is all there is to it.Black Jack is by far a much easier game to learn to play. Since the basis of the game is to beat th...

Online Poker Cheating
A sad and little know part of online poker is cheating. Collusion: Think of 2 people chatting via aim or on the phone telling each other what cards they have. Then betting or raising to map larger pots. The player with a good hand now has a chance to win a much larger pot and the player with the bad hand just folds. Sure that could lose to a better hand, but if done right they could walk away with alot of your money.Poker Bots: Here are some of the bot programs I have found. I do not recomend that you use a bot, infact I implore you not to, but you should know that they are being used and ...

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