Tag: rules

Six Ways in Which Cooperation is a Virtue in Poker

Poker is an "individualistic" game, but cooperation between players is key to ensuring games run smoothly (or at all); it even has strategic benefits, too.

Tommy Angelo Presents: Good for the Game

Precautions and courtesies for both players and dealers to ensure a game runs smoothly.

Suspect Cheating in a Poker Game? Here's What to Do About It

Robert Woolley offers advice to poker players about how to respond when suspicions of cheating arise, whether in a casino, a home game, or online.

Five Considerations When Playing Against Novice Players in Home Games

Ashley Adams offers advice for playing versus new, inexperienced players in home games -- you want to win, but you want to keep them happy and playing, too.

Five Lessons from William Shakespeare, the Unexpected Poker Coach

William Shakespeare's play "Measure for Measure" contains numerous life lessons -- and help with your poker game, too, if that's where your thoughts run.

Seven Ways to Keep the Game Moving and Increase Your Hourly Profit

How would you like to increase your cash game win rate by 10 percent? Keep the game moving, and play more hands per hour as a result. I’ll tell you how -- and it’s easy: Play faster. Assuming you’re a winning player, more hands per hour...

Three Lesser-Known Poker Rules You Can Use to Your Advantage

Invoking a rule at the poker table can be done to give you a tactical advantage -- worth doing when the stakes are high, though not as much in casual games.

Strategy for Home Poker Games -- It’s Not What You Think

Strategy for playing home poker games involves a lot more than the cards -- in fact, it’s often about everything else (if you want to be invited back).

Five More Mistakes Rookies Make in Live Tournaments Without Realizing It

Live tournaments can be daunting for new players, causing them to make more mistakes than they might realize. Here are five more new players often make.

Seven Reasons Not to Be the Table's Poker Know-It-All

A player makes an obviously incorrect statement about poker odds -- do you correct? Learn to avoid teaching others how to beat you at the poker tables.

Five Mistakes Rookies Make in Live Tournaments Without Realizing It

Live tourneys can be daunting for new players, causing them to make more mistakes than they might realize. If you're a new player, here are five to avoid.

7 Ways to Raise the Stakes in Your Home Game

Want to up the stakes in your home game, but afraid if you do some may object? Consider these not-so-obvious techniques for edging the stakes upward.

Protecting Yourself Against Cheating in Home Games: Peeking at Cards and Chip Snatching

In the second of a two-part series, Ashley Adams identifies types of cheating that can occur in home games and provides advice how to avoid falling victim.

Remembering Suits and Estimating Stacks in Live Poker

For new players or those used to online poker, the mechanics of live poker can cause problems. Carlos Welch has a couple of tips to make live play easier.

Protecting Yourself Against Cheating in Home Games: Collusion

In the first of a two-part series, Ashley Adams identifies types of cheating that can occur in home games and provides advice how to avoid falling victim.

5-Card Draw Rules: How to Play Five-Card Draw Poker

Five-card draw dates from the poker's earliest days & it's making a comeback thanks to its availability online. Learn the rules and some beginner strategy.

Casino Poker for Beginners: The “Let’s Check It Down” Problem

When two players openly agree to "check it down" while a third player is all in, that's an unacceptable form of collusion, as Robert Woolley explains.

Chinese Poker Scoring: How to Calculate Points in Chinese Poker

An overview of scoring for open-face Chinese poker, including how to calculate bonuses and what it takes to get to Fantasyland.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 52: Does Asking “Check” Actually Constitute a Check?

In a new Hold'em with Holloway, Managing Editor Chad Holloway examines a hand from the EPT12 Malta Main Event centering on the word "check."

How to Determine the Winning Hand in Texas Hold’em

An introduction to how to read the board and determine the best hand in Texas hold'em.

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