Tag: basics

Aug 17 2022

What’s so good about multi-tabling in online poker?

Aug 17 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

You may have noticed that some players on Replay Poker sit at more than just your one ring table, or play more than one tournament at the same time. Maybe even a mixture of the two. But what do they gain from that? Well, chances are their priority is to win chips -- even if it means that they forego the chance to...

Jul 20 2022

Poker Basics – Different Poker Chips Colors and Their Values

Poker chips are the currency of a poker game, and you make efforts to win these chips in the game. You have a certain amount of chips in a poker game, which you bet, and whoever has the best hand wins the chips. These poker chips are used in cash games, home games, tournaments, card rooms, and casino events. Poker chips are equivalent...

Jun 21 2022

How to chat with other players at Replay Poker

Jun 21 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics business poker

Catch Up With Friends Old and New With Table Chat! It’s our community that makes Replay Poker the friendliest and most welcoming online poker room you’ll ever experience. We believe that poker is a competitive, social game that works best when real people get together, whether that’s online or round the table in...

Apr 22 2022

Why Game Night Is Good For You (Even If You Lose!)

Apr 22 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

We all sit down at a home poker game in the hopes of winning a little extra cash, but as we age we’re likely to reap a few more perks from that kitchen table game night than we might think. Academic studies have been championing the benefits of playing games for some time, with research showing that doing so can improve everything from...

Apr 15 2022

Self-Defense in Private Poker Games: Part 3 – The Dealer

Apr 15 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics player stories poker

In the last installment of his Self-Defense series, the late Alan25main describes what to watch for when it comes to shady dealing. Read on. -- In part one, we looked at ways to make the deck itself crooked. Part two looked at the players. Today, we’ll look at the dealer. Very few casual players ever really worry about all the things a good...

Mar 09 2022

“Self Defense in Private Poker Games: Part 2 – The Players” by Alan25main

In the second part of his series on self-defense, the late Alan25main focuses on the players. Read on to know what to look for when you're playing in private poker games. -- In part one, we looked at ways to make the deck itself crooked. Today, we’ll look at the players. Other players are essential -- without them, there is no game. It...

Jan 19 2022

Striking Poker Hand Slang

Jan 19 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

The game of poker is full of its own specialized lingo. The pros know it all- nuts, boats, streets, and kickers. However, there are plenty of obscure names for hands that you might not have heard of! Some of these have their own unique stories behind the nicknames, while some are just clever observations based on the cards. Let’s take a look at...

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...

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