Tag: basics

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....

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 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,...

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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