How to win at Poker

Many players think that winning at poker involves getting lots of great hands and then taking lots of money off the player who has the second best hand.

The carefully edited highlights of poker tournaments that you see on TV certainly help to popularize this idea. After all, they don't show all the boring hands that players are involved in, they only want to show the exciting showdowns.

The harsh reality is that the odds of being dealt a pair of aces is 220 to 1. Put another way, for every pair of aces you are dealt, you will also be deal 220 hands that aren't pairs of aces.

You had better learn how to play other hands if you want to win at poker.

Following on from our article about whether or not you should show your cards (you shouldn’t) it make sense to say a few words about what to do when you have been bluffed off of a big pot and then had the cards shown to you.
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A lot of player think it is extremely cool to show your rags to the table when you have pulled off a big bluff. And I guess it is, in a way. But feeling cool like that has a price, just like anything, and you should be prepared to pay that price if you are going to do it.
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Every player, no matter how good, will experience a downswing at some point. Some players regularly have them.
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Just like money and cheating, in the online world where there is money there will be bots. This goes well beyond online poker though, and in fact there are many more profitable pursuits for a bot maker than online poker. Continue reading »

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Anywhere that there is money being moved there will be cheating. That is simply a fact. It’s human nature. Continue reading »

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The subject of online poker tells comes up a lot, and I don’t think that there is anything definitive that is known. At least not so far. Continue reading »

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Earlier I said that expecting to lose was a good thing, something that you should be happy with, and I stand by that. It is always good advice for a newer player. Continue reading »

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While watching the table be aware of the size of the stacks of the other players. Continue reading »

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Another common mistake that new poker players make is to concentrate entirely on what cards they are holding. That may seem to you to be the right thing to do, but in reality your own cards are the very last thing that you need to concern yourself with. Continue reading »

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MyPokerLabPoker Time has started to offer their online poker trainer software now as a product called MyPokerLab. Continue reading »

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