Tag: poker tips & strategy

Sep 25 2021

Poker Tips by George: The Language of Poker

Like all things good or bad, poker too has a language of its own. Back in 1999, Michael Weisenberg wrote The Official Dictionary of Poker. Even before that, there were many excellent poker books that included pages of glossaries. More recently, it was only to be expected that, as more players joined our poker world, new terms would be added. On top...

Sep 24 2021

Poker Tips by George: Odds and Outs – Playing a Draw

Playing hold’em, on the flop you have connected to a drawing hand. It happens often. To be a more consistent winner make good use of your card outs and odds, along with the pot odds. This is especially important in middle/small limit hold’em games, where it is more difficult to scare off opponents with a big semi-bluff bet....

Sep 23 2021

Poker Tips by George: More Daring

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, I sensed positive changes in our poker world. There was a growing interest in the game. Also, judging by my observations, more young adults, especially women, were joining our ranks at the tables. And these younger newbies seemed much less risk-averse – more daring than us old-timers. For a while now, I have been contemplating making some significant...

Sep 16 2021

Mixed Games Poker Guide: Draw Games

As poker players, we were all likely introduced to card games of some form as kids -- Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and Uno to name a few -- and they all had something in common: there were no solvers available for them! Kidding aside, one trait most kids card games do share is the fact that discarding and drawing play a big role....

Sep 15 2021

Mixed Games Poker Guide: Stud Games

Before there was Hold ‘em, there was Stud. It was the most popular version of poker before Hold ‘em began to grow in the 1980s. Now, while not as prominent as they once were, Stud variants remain an integral part of mixed games. In this section of our Mixed Games Poker Guide, we'll be covering the classic variants of 7-Card Stud, Razz...

Sep 14 2021

Mixed Games Poker Guide: Flop Games

While Hold ‘em games (Limit, Pot Limit, No Limit) can be called in a mixed game, this section of Cardplayer Lifestyle's Mixed Games Poker Guide will be presented with the impression that you understand how to play Hold ‘em. As such, they won’t be discussed in full, only mentioned in reference to other flop games. Besides, if you’re playing in a mixed game,...

Sep 13 2021

Mixed Games Poker Guide: An Overview

Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted to eat was pizza (or burgers, or hot dogs, or candy, or whatever your favorite food was) and your parents said "NO!"? Pizza’s great and all, as is No Limit Hold ‘em, but remember also how your parents encouraged you to try new foods? Well, we're here to be your "poker parent" and...

Sep 04 2021

Poker Tips by George: Recreational Players and Sharks

Longtime professional poker player and coach Jonathan Little has earned the respect and praise of the poker world as one of the game's preeminent personalities. His writings, coaching and musings, suite of training material at Pokercoaching.com along with his winnings at the tables (over $7 million in live earnings), are outstanding. Recently, Jonathan asked his audience the question: “Which Type of Player Do...

Sep 02 2021

Test Your HUD Statistics Knowledge

I love quizzes! Quizzes test my knowledge and at the same time they access my competitive side… Gimme that perfect 100%! So, I make sure to thoroughly read each question and each answer so that I select the right one every time. I just released a new Quiz for members of my training site, thePokerForge.com. The quiz is called “HUD...

Aug 27 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you want to take your poker playing capabilities to the next level, it’s imperative that you take some time to improve your strategic thinking skills. Once you adopt a strategic, system-like approach to your life as a poker player, you will have the capacity to examine the intricacies and nuances of each game that you partake in. The end result? You will...

Aug 25 2021

Swaps, Stakes, and Backing

Money changes hands over and over in the poker community. Even those of us who sit on a table with our best friends are trying to take all their chips. Poker is a cash business, and the poker community is small. As a result, there are plenty of ways to make deals with other players, and it is important to understand the differences...

Aug 17 2021

12 Good Poker Habits You Need to Start Adopting

Poker is a great social game that you can play. Despite its simplicity, mastering the game is something that takes years of practice and plenty of mistakes. In an attempt to protect you from making those mistakes, we've rounded up some of the top poker tips that you'll need to know about to stand a chance of winning. This article ought to cover...

Aug 10 2021

Know Your Areas of Weakness

In my prior article called How to Study Poker: Learn Something, Do Something, I gave you a 4-step process for weekly studies. Step 1 was to choose a strategy topic to focus on for the week. Yet, how do you know what topic to choose? My recommendation is to take the next item from your list of weaknesses. What? You don’t have...

Jul 26 2021

5 Tips To Increase Your Poker Winnings

Unlike what is found in a land-based casino, online poker delivers a highly different experience. To begin with, you can’t see the other players, and the bet sizes are typically larger. Furthermore, folding or calling happens not so frequently. However, a good understanding of online casinos can help you improve your game online. If...

Jul 23 2021

Mixed Games Poker Tournament Strategy For Beginners

It's tournament time again in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker might not happen for a few more months, but there are tournaments everywhere and that means my poker buddies are all calling me for advice on mixed games. Most of the no-limit players I know have made this call at some point, most of them assuming that playing mixed games might...

Jul 13 2021

6 Beginners Tips to Step-up Your Online Poker Game

You like poker, even if you’re not the best player. It’s not as if your lack of skill is all that important. You’re only playing for fun. The idea of playing online poker, though, is scary. You’ve tried it a few times but didn’t feel comfortable. There’s no need to worry. If you follow the tips below, your game will improve, and you’ll...

Jul 12 2021

The Best Tips for Playing Poker Tournaments

There comes a time in every poker player’s journey when they set their sights on making it to the big leagues by competing at a tournament final table. After all, we’ve been raised on the legend of Chris Moneymaker and his staggering success at the 2003 World Series of Poker. The man himself is living proof of what you can achieve by following...

Jul 10 2021

How to Study Poker: Learn Something, Do Something

We treat poker education like entertainment. We go willy-nilly from one video to the next, or binge listen to dozens of podcasts without even putting one piece of poker strategy to use. Or we read an entire poker book in five days without taking any notes or putting anything into play. Well, no more! I want you to treat your poker education like...

Jul 07 2021

Poker Tips by George: Poker and Human Nature

What is human nature? How does it play a role in the game of poker? People are inclined to have certain characteristics – personal traits. Generally speaking, we look at human behavior as the result of the psychological and social qualities that characterize mankind, especially in contrast with other living things. Not all human behavior is ideal. There are both good (positive) and...

Jul 01 2021

Poker Tips by George: Counterfeited at the Poker Table

Since I started playing hold’em in the free online PlayWPT poker game, I have had some interesting experiences. Have you ever been counterfeited during a hand? It can easily cost you the pot. And that’s no fun! (Note: I much prefer playing at the casino, but will wait out the coronavirus pandemic.) What is counterfeiting? I can see where there could be...

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