Tag: player stories

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....

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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 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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