Tag: poker basics

Feb 05 2023

Poker Cash Game Strategy: Top 10 Tips from the Pros

Feb 05 2023 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Cash game poker is one of the purest forms of the game as it leaves more maneuvering space and makes every hand played a completely unique event. Unlike tournament poker, where you may have to worry about being busted if you make one wrong call, cash games allow you to be wrong on occasion and still keep playing. If, like many...

Jan 10 2023

Does Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair in Poker & Why?

Jan 10 2023 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

One of the questions that newbie poker players ask quite often is does three- of-a-kind beat two pair? Or is 3 of a kind better than 2 pair? The short answer is yes: three of a kind beats two pair in poker. But why is that? Well to find out the logic behind this and other hand rankings in poker, keep reading this...

Dec 14 2022

Does Three of a Kind Beat a Straight in Poker & Why?

Dec 14 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

You are probably here because you were wondering does three of a kind beat a straight? So, to give you the quick answer, no, three of a kind does not beat a straight in poker. Now, if you want to learn the logic behind this rule and all other hand rankings in poker, we recommend that you read this article, as we...

Dec 07 2022

Does a Full House Beat a Straight In Poker & Why?

Dec 07 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Poker is one of those games that can be pretty simple to understand once you learn how to think about it. For example, if you are wondering does a full house beat a straight in poker, we can give you a short answer: Yes, a full house beats a straight in poker every time! However, explaining why a full house outranks a straight...

Dec 04 2022

Running It Twice in Poker – How It Actually Works?

Dec 04 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

If you have watched any of the major TV cash game poker shows in recent years, you have probably seen players “running it twice” at least once or twice. Many poker players don’t understand what it means because running it twice is not really a part of the base poker rules you learn as a novice player. Yet, this practice has a big...

Nov 30 2022

Does a Full House Beat a Flush in Poker & Why?

Nov 30 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

For players that are new to poker, it can often be confusing and time- consuming to learn all the different hand rankings and rules. Questions such as does a full house beat a flush or does a flush beat a full house often pop up in the heads of newbie poker players. One of the best ways to learn which hand beats which hand...

Nov 29 2022

Poker Ranges Explained – How to Play Your Hands Like a Pro

Nov 29 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Knowing your opponent’s exact hand at the poker table would give you all the advantage you need and allow you to always play perfectly against them. However, knowing the exact two cards your opponent has is almost never possible, which means we have to guess based on the information that’s available. In most cases, there is plenty of info to go by, but...

Nov 08 2022

How Do Casinos Make Money From Poker – Understanding The Rake

Nov 08 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

It is easy to understand how casinos make money in the games in which the player plays against the house as these games have a predefined percentage of every wager that the house keeps. But how do casinos make money from poker, a game in which players play against other players? Well, the house makes money from poker by charging...

Nov 02 2022

Muck Poker Rules – How to Fold Your Hand Properly

Nov 02 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

If you are new to poker, chances are you have heard poker players use the term “muck” and thought to yourself: What does muck mean in poker? The term muck in poker describes the action where a player discards their hole cards face-down towards the middle of the table. While this action seems pretty straightforward, there are a lot of ways to do...

Oct 27 2022

Sharkscope Poker Ability Rating – How to Use This Tool to Beat Others

Oct 27 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Poker is a game of information. The more information you have about your opponents, the more chance you have of beating them. With this said, there are thousands of players that play online tournaments each day, and it is impossible to know or remember them all. Fortunately for you, today we will be explaining how you can use an online tool, called the...

Oct 16 2022

How To Count Cards In Poker – Can This Actually Work?

Oct 16 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Card counting is a technique that is primarily used in blackjack to gain an advantage over the casino. Because this strategy impacts the house edge, most casinos will ban players who use it. However, if you are wondering can this strategy also be used in other card games, you have come to the right place. In this article, we explain...

Aug 30 2022

What Is the Nuts in Poker and How to Play It

Aug 30 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Over the years, poker has developed tremendously. However, some of the things related to this card game have remained the same for decades. One of the things that hasn’t changed from the games in colonial America to the high- stakes games on TV and online poker rooms we have today is the terminology. When it...

Aug 23 2022

How to Deal Texas Hold’em Poker – Prepare For Your Home Games

Aug 23 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

There is something special in having the opportunity to beat your friends, coworkers, or neighbors in poker home games and then go on to mention it on every occasion you get. The joy of beating people you know in poker seems to be far superior to the one we get when we take a pot from a stranger in a casino....

Aug 02 2022

Modern Poker Theory Pros & Cons – Exploring New School of Thought

Aug 02 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Nowadays, if you are talking about modern poker theory the term that you are guaranteed to hear is GTO. GTO is one of the most commonly used poker terms in general and it stands for “Game Theory Optimal”. Modern poker theory describes the modern approach to the game heavily based on in-depth mathematical calculation. In this article, we will explain what game theory...

Jul 27 2022

Crazy Pineapple Poker Rules – Another Fun Variation to Learn

Jul 27 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Over the years, poker players have invented dozens of different variations of the games. Some of these have become extremely popular, while others have remained on the fringes. Games like Texas Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha...

Jul 19 2022

WSOP Poker Bracelet Guide – Everything You Need to Know

Jul 19 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics poker blog

It may be all about money in poker, but there is something very special about winning a tournament at the World Series of Poker and getting awarded that golden bracelet. They are hard to come by, limited in numbers, and a living proof that you won a tournament at the world’s biggest poker festival. There is no other poker...

Jul 12 2022

The Nuts in Poker – Meaning, Basics, and Strategy

Jul 12 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

If you are playing a hand of poker, you want to end up with the nuts, but even if you have heard the expression used, do you know exactly what it means? Generally speaking, the nuts in poker is the best possible poker hand in a given spot. But there are some situations when a hand can be considered the nuts, although it...

Jul 06 2022

Poker Card Protectors – Do You Need a Card Protector When Playing Live?

Jul 06 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  interesting poker basics

Live poker is often about more than just playing a game of cards. Players come to poker rooms to have some fun, and there are many things that come into play. Poker card protectors certainly fall into the area of having fun. Most players use card protectors as a way to entertain themselves and others, not just to protect their cards. Of course,...

Jun 28 2022

Counting Outs in Poker – Learn to Do It the Easy Way

Jun 28 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics

Learning what are poker outs and how you can use them to make good decisions during hands is one of the crucial steps to becoming a winning poker player. Today we are explaining everything about outs in poker, how to calculate them, and a few tips and tricks that will help you make faster calculations during hands....

Jun 01 2022

Short Stack Meaning & Strategy – How to Adjust When Running Low on Chips

Jun 01 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  poker basics strategy

When it comes to playing poker, there are many different things you must consider in forming your strategy. Stack size is one of the most important elements that are often neglected by novice players. Playing with 100 big blinds or with 10 big blinds in your stack is obviously going to be much different, but playing with a short stack is generally much...

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