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Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 3 -- Rules, Tricks, Making Change & Collecting

Robert Woolley discusses the "oversize chip rule," handling chips, making change, chip tricks, chip-stacking, and even collecting chips.

Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 2 -- Betting and Raising

Robert Woolley continues with his advice for those new to casino poker, this time explaining what to do with your chips when betting and raising.

Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 1

Robert Woolley continues to introduce casino poker to new players by starting a discussion of chips, an integral element to game play.

Casino Poker for Beginners: Your First Round of Play

So you've bought into a cash game and are about to play your first hand of poker in a casino. Do you post the blinds right away or wait?

Casino Poker for Beginners: Keeping and Changing Seats

Robert Woolley continues his series introducing casino poker to new players with advice about keeping and changing your seat once you begin.

Casino Poker for Beginners: Getting Into the Game

If you've never played live poker before, the prospect might seem daunting. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know when getting into the game.

Stay Away from Soft Play

"Soft play" in poker refers to deliberately playing "soft" against an opponent in order to prevent him or her from losing too much -- and it's wrong!

How to Handle Disputes When Playing Poker in a Casino

Disputes over rules and other matters often occur when playing poker live. Knowing how to handle them correctly can be of great benefit.

Deceive Others at the Poker Table, But Not Yourself

Deception is a big part of poker, but while it's good to mislead and misdirect others at the table with your play, don't deceive yourself about your game.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 9: Differences Between Rebuys and Reentries

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 8: Examining the Largest Overlay in Poker History

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

Seven Attention Targets for Beginning Poker Players

Nate Meyvis of the Thinking Poker podcast offers advice to new players about what specifically to pay attention to while at the tables.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 7: 15 Things About Poker I Wish I’d Known Sooner

PokerNews Senior Editor and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway shares stories and strategies playing mid-limit poker in his series "Hold'em with Holloway."

The 3 Factors That Should Determine Your Cash Game Buy-In

When buying into a cash game, should you buy in for a lot, a little, or somewhere in between? Here are three factors that should affect your choice.

Be Prepared: Create A Strategic Plan For Poker Success Tonight

Before a poker session, write out a "strategic plan" listing particular ideas and strategies you wish to execute when you play.

Does Your Opponent Have a Flush? Here’s How to Tell

There is a common tell especially among recreational players that can clue you in quickly whether a player has made a flush, as Robert Woolley explains.

How Straddling Changes the Game: Four Strategic Considerations

If someone decides to "straddle" in a cash game, how should that change your strategy? Carlos Welch discusses four important considerations to make.

Casino Poker for Beginners: This Time the Dealers Have Tips For You

For his "Casino Poker for Beginners" series, Robert Woolley asked poker dealers to share advice to new players sitting down to play for the first time.

Making the Transition from Cash Games to Tournaments

First-time live tournament players likely have lots of questions, and Robert Woolley has the answers in his new installment of "Casino Poker for Beginners."

Explaining the “Straddle” (It’s Not As Obscene As It Sounds)

Robert Woolley explains the "straddle" bet, that an optional blind raise in live casino poker that can be especially confusing to new players.

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