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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...

Oct 28 2020

A beginner’s strategy guide to Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo

Oct 28 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

Replay Poker recently launched two new poker variants: Seven Card Stud and Hi/Lo. Ready to dip your toes in the water? We have a guide for you to get started with Hi/Lo. Starting hands Until you get experienced, fold hands that aren't connected. Start with three low cards, three running cards, three suited cards, or pairs for the initial bet....

Oct 08 2020

When and why you should move out of freerolls

Oct 08 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

Replay Poker's freerolls are a great, risk free way to learn the games. You can also gain experience with how to handle playing in tournaments with large numbers of players. But how do you know when the time has come to spread your wings and start spending chips to buy in to tournaments or ring games? Why is it a good thing to...

Sep 23 2020

“Grokking With Your Mark” by Alan25main

You may know your opponents, but do you KNOW your opponents? Alan25main writes about the importance of identifying with other players in order to better understand their game. -- In a novel called Stranger in a Strange Land, science fiction author Robert Heinlein coined the verb “to grok.” He called it a Martian concept and...

Sep 16 2020

Bad advice and poker conspiracy theories

Sep 16 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

Be careful: seemingly sensible players may lead you astray with misguided advice. We have a few examples of things you could hear from players who likely thought through a situation, but came to the wrong conclusion. You can't beat bad players. It's better to play against skilled opponents. Bad players are unpredictable. It can be difficult to find meaning behind plays in which...

Aug 19 2020

Tips & tricks for playing in rebuy tournaments

Aug 19 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

How should you play differently in a rebuy tournament than a standard one? We've got some advice on how to handle yourself when you have the opportunity to get back in the game. Let's start with some basics. Playing in a standard "freeze-out" tournament means when you run out of chips, you're eliminated from the event. However, when playing in a rebuy tournament,...

Aug 13 2020

“The Essential Elements of a Winning Poker Player” by Alan25main

If you want to be consistently successful at the poker table, there are some key traits you'll need to get there. Alan25main shares the most important attributes he feels will help you see regular gains in your bankroll. -- Everything that follows is opinion – my opinion – and your opinion may vary and still be valid. In fact, considering there are at...

Jul 30 2020

3 tips to become more successful at Omaha Hi/Lo

Jul 30 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

Omaha Hi/Lo is the most popular format on Replay Poker after Texas Hold'em. If you've got the basics down from our Help Center article, we have some additional tips to help you become more successful. Hand selection: You don't have to play every hand! Position and hand selection are important in any poker game because you need to equip yourself with appropriate...

Jul 17 2020

Poker tall tales and incredible claims

Jul 17 2020 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker staff stories

Long-time poker players have heard it all. Chasetheriver, Replay's Poker Operations Manager, shares a few common gripes he's heard throughout his career. Have you fallen into these pitfalls of thinking? -- Having been in the poker trade for a number of years, I have overheard or been directly involved with many tall stories and improbable claims. As poker players, we like to think...

Jul 08 2020

“How’s Your Poker Face?” by Alan25main

Are you giving away a tell? Whether you're enjoying live poker or you're seated at Replay's tables, you can learn valuable information about the ways your competitors play. Read Alan25main's advice on what to look for. -- Sitting at a live poker table, we have lots of ways to get possible tells from opponents. Almost anything that happens can provide us with clues...

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