Ash Keene

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Sep 30 2021

Luck in games: Can you do the math?

Sep 30 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics fairness luck poker strategy

When people, particularly gamblers, think about odds and probability, they usually only remember their recent experiences to determine if they have been lucky or unlucky. Gamblers seem to be guilty of doing this more often when they sense that they've been unlucky. They are also prone to perceive the information in such a way to back up that idea of misfortune -- or...

Sep 15 2021

“Why Do We Play Poker?” by Alan25main

Sep 15 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  opinion player stories poker

So, what's the real reason why we play poker? Alan25main discusses several poker settings, and what they all have in common. -- At any given moment, there are almost certainly several million people around the world playing poker. Of course, there are a lot more people just sleeping or working, but we can ignore them for now, while we look just at the...

Aug 25 2021

How to estimate your opponents’ ranges

Aug 25 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

You may have seen Hold'em poker analysts writing about your pre-flop hand selection, and what "ranges" you should be entering the hand with in certain seats, early, late, on the button, etc. Another consideration is what ranges your opponent may be holding, particularly when it comes to betting strategy. Why is this...

Aug 18 2021

“Why Poker?” by Alan25main

Aug 18 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  opinion player stories poker

What's kept you busy while at home? Many people have turned to online games to fill the time. Alan25main shares his thoughts on why poker stands out from the crowd. -- Especially over this past year of the pandemic, a lot of people have been searching for a way to keep their minds active and focused while sitting alone with only a computer...

Jul 14 2021

“Thoughts on Observation” by Alan25main

Good poker players take time to notice things. Even online, there are plenty of things to observe. Alan25main details some areas where you can focus your attention to improve your game. -- Suppose you are a brand new recruit to Replay Poker, still stumbling around wondering how to do things. Don’t make the mistake of assuming you’re playing against a machine....

Jul 08 2021

How to build your bankroll with Satellite tournaments

Jul 08 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

Replay Poker has introduced some new Satellite tournaments! And now we've got some advice on how to exploit them. Yes, you read that correctly! These Satellites are a useful source of free tickets, and they can be used to get even more tickets and chips for no...

Jun 23 2021

“The Importance of Players” by Alan25main

Do you pay attention to the players at a table before you join a poker game? You should! Alan25main explains why. -- Decisions, decisions! You enter the card room or lobby and see a dozen tables playing your favorite game and at your price–and most have an open seat. How do you decide which table to join? You could pick one at random....

May 26 2021

Poker and the “Split or Steal” Game

May 26 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

You've probably heard about the Monty Hall problem. At the climax of a game show, a single contestant has to make a decision, sometimes concerning goats or cars, which eventually leads to determining the value of a prize they may or may not win. This has been thoroughly examined and...

May 19 2021

“Who’s giving you poker advice?” by Marc978

Good poker players don't go it alone. They talk strategy with others, read books and blogs, and ask plenty of questions. But who should you trust? Player and volunteer Marc978 shares his opinion below. -- It's a good idea to seek advice from other poker players and exchange ideas regarding strategy. The question is -- who...

May 12 2021

Alan25main’s thoughts on “How to Spot a Liar”

In our recent blog article, we shared some tips on how to spot a liar at a live poker table. Playing online can be much tougher! Wary of a bluff coming your way? Alan25main shares some tips you can use detect them at Replay's tables. -- One of my favorite serious poker thinkers is Mike “The Mad...

Apr 27 2021

How to play a Mother’s Day Freeroll … with your mom!

Apr 27 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics fiction poker

Replay Poker's Mother's Day Freerolls are just around the corner! Why not get a mom in your life involved? Our Poker Operations Lead, Chasetheriver, shares a story on what it'd be like playing poker on Replay with his own mum. -- My retired mother has shown some...

Apr 19 2021

How to Spot a Liar at the Poker Table

Apr 19 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics just for fun poker

Do you think you could tell if someone is lying to you? From hand gestures, licking lips and even looking to the right, there are key signs to look out for when spotting a liar. And if you can spot a liar, you may also be able to call someone's bluff, too. We know that our most skilled poker players are excellent bluffers,...

Apr 16 2021

“The Real Test of Character” by Alan25main

Apr 16 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  opinion player stories poker

How do you react to a loss? It's never fun to feel the sting of defeat, but the way you handle it could drastically affect your game. Read Alan25main's take below. -- You’ve watched it online. You’ve seen it on live TV. Most working people see it daily in their careers. We all know people who handle success well. We also all know...

Mar 31 2021

Looking for more free chips? Learn about Leagues and Leaderboards!

Mar 31 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker promotions

Replay Poker is home to exciting, engaging, and competitive leaderboards, where players can fight it out for free chips and bragging rights! We share answers to some common questions about this feature. When do they run? All the time! Most importantly, when do winners receive their awards? (Nobody wants...

Feb 17 2021

Why do they play like that?!

Feb 17 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

You know 'em. You don't love 'em. What's up with players who seem to bet excessively or always use up their full clock? Poker is, fundamentally, a game of attrition. An individual should only worry about their own interests. However, Replay is clear that it’s not good etiquette to deliberately annoy other players in order to personally unsettle them....

Jan 14 2021

What should you do after you fold?

Jan 14 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

It seems like some players never fold. They always pick up a hand with possibilities and get to the showdown. Their poker sessions are full of excitement because they are involved so much of the time. For mere mortals who look down at uninspiring off-suit four-gappers as often as not, what can we do to fruitfully pass the time between hands?...

Dec 17 2020

“The Reason Stud Games Take Longer to Play” by Alan25main

Dec 17 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics player stories poker stud

Are you new to Seven Card Stud, and curious about why it can last longer than your typical Hold'em games? Alan25main shares his thoughts on the key difference-maker: limits. -- Playing Seven Card Stud feels natural to me, just as if I’d been playing it almost all my life. Hey! Wait a minute! I HAVE been playing it almost all of my life....

Nov 25 2020

Limping and passive play: why it happens, and how you should respond

Nov 25 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

Recreational poker sites that are free-to-play like Replay attract many more casual players than real cash sites, and the level of play is noticeably different. One of the obvious traits of an inexperienced player is their tendency to "limp" before the flop and to call bets thereafter, rarely folding and never raising. Why?...

Nov 18 2020

“Ace in the Hole, All-a Time Broke” (Part 2) by Alan25main

What are premium starting hands in Seven Card Stud? They're different than what you may be used to in Hold'em. Alan25main shares his top selections below, along with hands you should be wary of. -- So, what constitutes a “good” starting hand to continue with at Seven Card Stud High only? Cards that work together. Ideally, look for “rolled up” trips in...

Nov 10 2020

“Ace in the Hole, All-a Time Broke” (Part 1) by Alan25main

If you're a fan of Texas Hold'em, but you're looking to try your hand at Seven Card Stud, take caution. Don't go in expecting to play the same way you do in Hold'em. Alan25main shares some key differences between these games. -- “Ace in the hole, all-a time broke,” said no Hold’em player, ever. That came from a stud player. Seven Card...

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