Poker Lessons – Omaha Poker Lessons

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 in Poker Lessons by anthonyarce  Tagged , , ,

Omaha is sometimes called Omaha Hold’em because the rules in this game are very similar to Texas Holdem, or Texas Hold’em. This is probabaly one reason why this poker game is fast gaining points on the poker popularity chart.

There are two variations of Omaha, Omaha High only and Omaha Hi/Lo split. It can be played with the betting being a structured Limit game or you can find No Limit and Pot Limit games.

Omaha Poker Game Rules:
The rules in this game are very similar to Texas Holdem, or Texas Hold’em.
Each player is dealt with four (instead of two) cards face down (“hole?).
Then 5 “community? cards are dealt on the table face up.
The players must make the highest hand combination using two of their four hole cards and the Five community cards.
Omaha is usually played in Hi/Lo variation, meaning the pot is split between the highest hand and the lowest hand.
If you do not have an 8 or lower among your four hole cards, you cannot qualify for low.

If Five or more cards 8 or lower do not end up in the community cards, there is no possibility for low. In that case, the pot will not be split (unless two hands will tie for high).

Aces are either low or high. Straights and flushes do not count for low.

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Poker Games For Fun – Rollercoaster

Posted on August 11th, 2010 in Poker Games For Fun by anthonyarce  Tagged , ,


Summary. Players are dealt one card at a time, betting after each card, alternately competing for high or low hand.Rules. After the ante, each player is dealt one card face down, which they can look at. For this first hand, players are competing for the highest card. To allow players to simultaneously indicate if they are going to compete for the pot, everyone secretly puts a coin in his or her hand to indicate they are competing or doesn’t to indicate they are not competing. Everyone puts their closed fist on the table and opens them at the same time. Players who did not compete risk nothing and gain nothing. Players who did compete swap their cards to determine who wins – the other players do not get to see the competing players’ cards. The player with the highest hand takes the pot. The competing players who lost have to match the pot. If there is a tie or no one stayed in, the pot carries over.


The dealer then deals one more card face down to each player, which everyone adds to his or her hands. This time players are competing for the lowest hand (just like in Low Ball). Again each player simultaneously indicates if they are competing by secretly placing a coin in their hand to indicate they are staying. Competing players again swap hands to determine the winner with the lowest hand taking the pot. Losing players match the pot – noncompeting players do nothing.After the third card, players compete for highest hand the same way. After the fourth card, players compete for lowest hand the same way. After the final card, there is a showdown (with everyone automatically competing). The highest hand takes the pot and the game is over.


As the rules are stated, if only a single player competes for a hand, he takes the pot and there is no pot for the next competition. There are a couple ways to remedy this situation.Ante every time. Before each card, every player antes. This insures that there is always money in the pot and can allow the pot to increase more quickly.Punishment. If only one player stays in, everyone else matches the pot. If no one stays, everyone matches the pot. This encourages more people to compete.

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Casino Poker Tips – Online Poker Tips

Posted on August 5th, 2010 in Casino Poker Tips by anthonyarce  Tagged , , , ,

Online Poker Tips
Making mistakes in poker is an unacceptable luxury for the professional online gambling players. Mistakes make the poker Muse to go away. So, be attentive and try to escape the most popular poker online faults and follow these online poker tips.

Do not play when you are upset or angry;
Do not try to bluff on the poker starting hands. The poker starting hands are two initial cards which are dealt. The best pair that could be is Ace and Ace. The worse one is 7-2;
Do not call or raise every hand. The bad hands look better out of the game;
It is better to ask in online poker. The poker chat rooms and online interaction is up to hand;
You should know the poker odds for every combination. The matter is that poker is based on calculating. If you are quite successful in calculating the odds, your chances to win are much higher. If you are more inclined to believe your heart than mind, you are welcome to play Roulette or Slots.
Think before action;
Learn three basic conditions in poker online: position at the table, value of the hands and fold;
Choose that kind of poker that you know best of all. For example, if you enjoy and understand Holdem poker online, do not be surprised that Omaha poker will turn to be more difficult. If you decide to switch to another poker game, learn the rules and read poker literature carefully;
Choose the middle line between the aggressive poker strategy and calm poker strategy. Statistics runs that those gamblers who provide more aggressive plying are more successful. However, it is essential to understand the difference between the high and low wages. The more wages, the often you look like being afraid and fold. Isn’t well-thought gambling better?
Do not try to drag out a game when you play for money! Some gambles on condition that they have the strong hand try to raise until the River in order to involve more money into the pot. But remember that the longer session increases the chances to make a wrong decision.

Poker tournament online checks how adequate you are, if you are able to make the correct decision at the proper time; if you are able to understand the situation at the table. You are offered to choose simple, guarantee, Re-buy, Add-on, Rounders, Sit and Go or freerolls tournaments. If you are just a beginner, pay attention to freerolls. In this case, you should not pay the fee to take part, but you can start building your pot with it.
Download poker software allows getting access to the Internet poker rooms from the computer. As an alternative, you are able to choose the Flash casino games (no downloadable or browser) to play for money or for free.
Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Be lucky!

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Texas Holdem Poker – An Introduction to THP

Posted on July 25th, 2010 in Texas Holdem Poker by anthonyarce  Tagged , , ,

So you’re new to Texas Holdem poker? Not a problem. Texas Holdem poker is by far the best game for a beginner to learn. Other poker games like Omaha or 7 card stud need a higher understanding of  calculating odds and card counting. Texas Holdem can be learned in a few minutes and you can be playing fairly well with a few hours of practice. However, in order to learn the game you must play and you must play fairly often.

Online poker rooms offer a wide variety of play money tables where beginners may practice for free until they are ready to move up to the fun at real money tables. We recommend playing online to start because online poker rooms handle many tedious details, like dealing, shuffling, and determining who has the best hand.

A Texas Hold’em poker game goes as follows:

  1. Depending on the limit and betting structure, players will place out blinds and antes so there is an initial amount to get things started. This is called posting.
  2. The dealer shuffles up a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
  3. Each player is dealt two private cards face down. These are called your hole cards or pocket cards.
  4. Then there is a round of betting starting with the player to the left of the blinds. This is the preflop betting round. Like most games of poker, players can call, raise, or fold.
  5. After the betting round ends, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called a burn card. This is done to prevent cheating.
  6. The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table. This is called the flop. These are communal cards that anyone can use in combination with their two pocket cards to form a poker hand.
  7. The player to the left of the dealer starts another betting round.
  8. After the betting concludes, the dealer burns again then flips another communal card onto the table. This is called the turn.
  9. The player to the left of the dealer begins another round of betting. In many types of games, this is where the bet size doubles.
  10. Again, the dealer burns a card and places a final card face up on the table. This is called the river. Players can now use any of the five cards on the table or the two cards in their pocket to form a five card poker hand.
  11. There is one final round of betting starting with the player to the left of the dealer.
  12. After that, we have the showdown. All of the players who haven’t folded reveal their hands. This begins with the player to the left of the last player to call. Players use a combination of their pocket cards and the community cards to form a five card poker hand.
  13. The player who shows the best hand wins! Although sometimes players with the same hand split the pot.

Once you understand the game’s basic structure, you can play Texas hold ‘em and even some of its variants.  Texas Holdem is an easy game to learn, just difficult to master. The “mastering” part is the costly part, requiring study,  practice and some liquor.

Check out FullTilt to get a feel for the action. They have free money tables, and you can start playing for real money as soon as you feel ready. They have both low limits for newer players as well as high stakes tables.

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Poker Lessons – 01: The Very Basics

Posted on July 17th, 2010 in Poker Lessons by anthonyarce  Tagged ,

How to Study?

Playing poker can seem like traveling to a different country. First of all it has its own language. A player who doesn’t have a grasp of the terminology may as well just save time and hand their wallet to the dealer. Poker also has it’s own set of rules that govern what happens on the table. Within those rules are subtleties and variations that could reduce the uninformed player in tears.

If a new player is immersed in this culture long enough, they will eventually pick up on all the rules and terminology. This may take a while though and the sharp learning curve may result in maxed out credit cards and the occasional bankruptcy. has provided a way to help the new player learn the poker terrain without all that mucking about with trial and error.

Before starting you may want to read the rules and study the hand ranking. This will provide a base in the basics for the newbie. If you have any questions you can use this link  poker rules.

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Poker Games For Fun – 7 Card Stud

Posted on July 4th, 2010 in Poker Games For Fun by anthonyarce  Tagged , , ,

Summary. 7 card stud where the lowest hand showing gets to choose their card from several face up cards.

7-card-stud table


 After a round of betting, one card is dealt face up in the middle for every player. So if five people are playing, five cards are dealt face up. The player who has the lowest hand showing gets to pick which card they want. Hands are ranked as in low ball with ties going to the player closest to the dealer’s left. After that, the next lowest hand chooses, and so on, until the highest hand takes the last card. Another round of betting is followed by another round of face up cards, with the lowest hand again choosing first. Players bet and there is a final round of face up cards that players choose from. After betting, everyone is dealt one more card face down (for a total of seven) followed by a final round of betting and showdown. The player with the best five card hand takes the pot.

poker strategy

Strategy. Strategy can be interesting, because it is often in a player’s best interest to choose a low card that will allow them to choose early in the next round. Matching one of your down cards often works well because you don’t have a pair showing, which would cause you to choose later in the next round. Straights and flushes can be chosen without your up cards beating other’s up cards. Of course, your selection may also be influenced by trying to prevent the next player from getting the card they want.
5 Card Stud. Players are dealt one card down and one card up. After betting, one card is dealt face up in the middle for each player, with the lowest hands choosing first as above. Players bet and choose twice more, for a total of five cards. Showdown follows the final round of betting.

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Posted on July 2nd, 2010 in Advertising by anthonyarce  Tagged , , , , ,

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Casino Poker Tips – Texas Holdem Tips and Strategy

Posted on June 15th, 2010 in Casino Poker Tips by anthonyarce  Tagged , ,

Watch other players – keep an eye on who plays the most hands, despite their hands. Who is close to being ALL-IN and will probably risk all on whatever hand they have? Which players BLUFF (some never do)? Which players bet hard to get rid of other players early? You can concentrate on the other players easiest when you have folded, but try to note such things even when you are still in the game.

Low Pairs – from seven-seven down. Play these very carefully as you could be setting yourself up for a loss. If in doubt then throw them away, but if you do manage to hold on look out for at least Three of a Kind or you are probably on a loser.

Vary your play – keep other players guessing throughout your game, don’t only RAISE pre-flop when you have a very strong hand, and don’t only FOLD when you are not in posession of good cards. If they can’t read your game then they won’t be able to follow a beginners pattern that will lead them to have an idea what you have.

BLUFF – Good players often pull off a major steal through good timing of BLUFFs. Use the player watching technique and bad FLOPs to go all out for a win – beginners will often be intimidated out of the hand, good players will be more difficult – but once you get a profile of their playing style you will be able to make this work.

Beginners beware! – Don’t rush your money away. All too often we see inexperienced players playing with hands that really should have been FOLDed before the FLOP. Don’t get caught out – use our tip to only play so many hands in every three or five hands.

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Texas Holdem Poker – texas holdem poker hands

Rank of Hands in Texas Holdem

In texas hold em poker, players compare five card hands against each other to determine who wins. A player with a flush has a better hand than a player with a straight, for example. The following list is from best to worst, so any hand on the list beats any hand below it and loses to any hand above it.

Royal Flush – An Ace-High straight of one suit.5473Poker-Posters

Straight Flush – A straight of entirely one suit.

Four-of-a-Kind (Quads) – Four cards of the same rank.

Full House (Full Boat, Boat) – Three-of-a-kind and a pair. The example below would be called “Queens over Aces” or “Queens full of Aces”.PRE7206

Flush – Five cards of the same suit.

Straight (Run) – Five cards of sequential rank. Note that in holdem, Aces can be high or low.
An example of a straight where the Ace is low:

Three-of-a-Kind (Trips, Set, Triplets) – Three cards of the same rank.

Two Pair – Two cards of the same rank and another two cards of the same rank. The example below would be called “Jacks and Twos”.

One Pair – Two cards of the same rank.

High Card – When you don’t have any of the above, your highest card determines your hand. The example below would be “King High” or “High card King”.

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Poker Lessons – Texas Holdem Basics

Posted on June 2nd, 2010 in Poker Lessons by anthonyarce  Tagged

Texas Holdem is a community card game, meaning that some cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table and shared by all players. Each player is dealt two pocket or hole cards which they consider with the five community cards to make the best possible five-card hand.

The person who is dealt last is regarded as the dealer and as such is marked with a dealer button. At the end of the hand the button is passed clockwise to the next player.


Blinds Placement

Most hands of poker begin by some form of forced betting. This is to ensure that there is action with every hand. Hold’em is played with two blinds (a bet before the pocket cards are received). The two players to the left of the dealer start with placing blind bets. The small blind is posted by the first player and the big blind by the second. The big blind is always the minimum bet at the table and the small blind is half. During a betting round, each player in turn takes one of the following actions:

Bet Put money in the pot
Call To match/equal another player’s bet
Fold Forfeit cards and your chance of winning the pot
Check Passing on making an action(if no bet is in play)
Raise To increase another player’s bet
Re-Raise To increase another player’s raise

First Round – The Pre Flop, Dealing The Cards

When the blind bets are placed, the dealer gives out two cards to each player. The dealer deals clockwise. The two cards are called “hole cards” or “pocket cards”.

After this the players choose if they would like to make a bet. The person after the big blind starts. In the first round you cannot “Check”, but you can do any of the following: Bet, Call, Raise or Fold. All players shall put the same amount in for the game in order to continue. So if one player raises, the other players must either call or re-raise, or fold (drop out of the round).

Second Round – The Flop

Dealer turns three cards on the table – the Flop. These three cards are community cards and can be used in combination with the two hidden cards each player has in his/her hand.

The remaining players now start the second round of bidding. The first player to the left of the dealer starts the bidding round. The following actions can now be taken: Check, Bet/Raise, Call or Fold.

All players must put the same amount into the pot, or fold before the round has ended.

The same rules apply for both the bidding and the raising in each round from now on.


Third Round – The Turn

The dealer now displays the fourth community card on the table, so all players have six cards to play with. A round of betting now takes place.

Fourth and Final Round – The River

The fifth and last community card on the table is displayed. A round of betting now takes place.

The Showdown

In all, five of the seven cards can be used. This means that each player can form the best possible five-card hand from their two hole cards and the five community cards on the table. You don’t even have to use any of your own cards if you don’t want to. You can “play the board” if the best hand is shown there. The remaining players now show their cards, and the winner is found. If a player shows his/her cards and you are not able to beat these cards, you choose yourself if you want to show your cards or not.

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