Tag: basics

Jan 13 2022

What can you learn from watching hand replays?

Jan 13 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

One of the ways to improve your own play, or discover weaknesses in opponents, is to study hand history. Those hands which seem like surefire winners all too often turn out to be coin flips -- or worse -- in the cold light of day. The easiest way to review a hand is to watch a visual replay. There's usually another hand...

Dec 22 2021

“The Most Valuable Skill at Poker” by Alan25main

If you could master just one poker skill, what would it be? Alan25main poses this question below, sharing some of the ones he finds most important. -- Poker may be the world’s most complex game that’s commonly played for money (real or pretend doesn’t matter, the principles are identical). Keeping in mind that world-class players master many or most of the needed skills,...

Dec 15 2021

Interesting Deck Elements

Dec 15 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

The standard card deck used in poker has undergone several adjustments in its development throughout history. Let’s take a look at some interesting historical facts about cards! One of the biggest game companies in the world, Nintendo, got its start in playing cards! In Kyoto, Japan in 1889, Nintendo Playing Card Company started making Japanese hanafuda cards. Hanafuda is a game that is...

Dec 08 2021

Who can see your cards at a showdown?

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

In the Replay Poker forum, there's often been debate about mucking and folding. So, who can actually see your cards at a showdown? We're here to clear up the confusion. This is how Replay Poker interprets the showdown rules: When is it a fold? Players...

Nov 17 2021

Poker Record Breakers Throughout History

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

We have some pretty big games on Replay Poker, but nowhere near the top! Whether by prize pool or participation, let’s take a look at some of the biggest poker games in history. The largest game of online poker based on the number of participants had 225,000 players playing for a share of a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. With a buy-in of...

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 08 2021

Preposterous Poker Probabilities

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

If you really want to understand the game of poker, you need to understand the odds! Odds are the chances of you holding a winning hand. And while odds aren’t everything, knowing the numbers can certainly help you to hone your skills and to understand some of those seemingly crazy hands. While it’s important to hold out for the right hand to play,...

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...

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 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,...

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....

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....

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