Posts Tagged ‘poker’

Poker Texas Holdem – Source: Wikimedia

The most popular variation of poker around the world, famous since the first World Series of Poker celebrated in 1970, Texas Holdem has been around for a while and much has been said about it. By that we mean that from the greatest players to amateurs, everyone seems to have their say on how to play it well. As important as it is to bet properly on the felt, we also thought it might be useful to look at some strategies that will help you master this game.

Alfred Alvarez, a poet and a poker player at the same time, once said that Holdem was a game of calculated aggression, adding that if your cards were good enough to call a bet, then they were good enough to raise with.

Read the rest of this entry »

Four of a kind, aces – Source: Wikimedia

There are many reasons why poker is the king of all card games. The challenge and excitement of playing against a table of people naturally bring a social aspect to the game. There’s also the unique language and colorful expressions spoken by poker players that make them appear as a cool secret society. Sometimes the action creates a downright party.

And then there’s the irresistible competition. Whether it’s a casual poker game between friends or a tournament hand at a casino, poker typically involves a bet of some kind. Raise the stakes and watch the intensity of play soar.

Read the rest of this entry »

Hold ‘em or fold ‘em – that’s the big decision that every player of Texas Hold‘em has to make. Of course, the problem is that you have to make that call before you even see the rest of the cards you can use to make your hand.

The first two cards, dealt face down for only you to see, are called the hole cards or pocket cards, and based on these cards, and these cards alone, you have to make a decision about the potential strength of your hand. So how do you decide whether to raise, match or fold, when you only know 40% of what you have to play with?

Read the rest of this entry »