Tag: poker tips by george

Jan 31 2023

Poker Tips by George: Special Poker Terminology

The game of poker has a terminology all its own – some words adopted from our common language, some you have probably never heard of, some that are just plain interesting, and some that go way back in modern times. In many respects, that special lexicon is something that sets poker apart from other popular card games. To be sure, games like...

Dec 12 2022

Poker Tips by George: Taking Notes – Part 1

It’s no secret that I take notes while playing poker. Anyone can see me do it. All you need to take good notes is a small piece of paper, a pen, and some self-discipline. More tech-oriented folks might prefer a mobile app like Poker Notes Live. Some opponents have commented on my note-taking, occasionally in a derisive manner. I just smile and...

Nov 29 2022

Poker Tips by George: Betting Patterns

To a large extent, your opponents bet the same way over and over. Their betting pattern becomes a habit. Knowing your opponents’ betting patterns can be valuable information. Poker is a game of partial information. The more you get, the better your decisions, the more you win. That holds true whether you're playing at a brick and mortar establishment or online on...

Aug 29 2022

Poker Tips by George: Moving Up

Phil Ivey is a poker celebrity. Among his accomplishments, he has won over $30-million in tournaments, while earning 10 World Series of Poker bracelets. He has also won a number of other major poker tournaments, and he has done extremely well in high-stakes cash games, both online and live. Last year, Ivey was interviewed by Joe Ingram (a.k.a., Chicago Joey), a well-known podcaster...

Aug 16 2022

Poker Tips by George: Time

One of the most widely used words in our language is “time.” By way of example, here are some of the common ways and phrases it is used in daily life: ● Any time (whenever); ● At times (occasionally); ● For the time being (for the present); ● From time to time (once in a while); ● In time (sooner or later); ●...

Jul 21 2022

Poker Tips by George: Are You Drawing Dead or Drawing Live in Poker?

Poker has a language of its own. While our poker world makes good use of terms common to our language, it also coins words and terms that are unique. Generally speaking, the more familiar you are with the "language of poker" the more that enables you to better learn the poker rules. “Drawing dead” is a good example. The term means that...

Jul 18 2022

Poker Tips by George: The Education of a Poker Player

Not long ago, my friend Clem gave me a gift – a copy of The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley. I had heard of it previously, but had never seen it. It was published in 1957 – over 60 years ago. It’s a classic. It offers lots of good advice for playing the poker games that were available...

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