Articles of POKER IN USA


  • A Successful Poker Player Will Always See the Glass Half FullGetting bitter just because you have lost some money at poker won’t drive you to nothing good. There is no need to curse the game or blame your opponent after you being beaten. Remember that poker is also {a question of luck}. Some experiences may be devastating, awful. But a good poker player will not stay pessimistic. He will do anything he can to protect his money and avoid this type of situation again.   read more
  • Choosing Sit and Goes Over Major Tournaments and Poker as a PassionSome players assume that the only choice they need to make is whether to play cash games or {large tournaments}, but the truth is that there is always a middle way. One of the main advantages of choosing these competitions is that they don't last more than an hour, so players don't have to commit an entire day to poker.   read more
  • Claim or retake initiativeIt is wrong to believe that some poker hands win themselves, because in an overwhelming {majority of cases} the player who wins the hand does so because he was in charge all the time. Claiming the initiative early is a sure way of dictating the rules of play but if this is not possible due to poor starting hands, you need to do your best to retake it. In most cases it is better to fold the hand if you realize that you don't have the means to control the way it is played, to avoid being drawn into a trap letting luck decide.   read more
  • Different Situations in Razz PokerThose who play live poker know how important it is to {know your opponent} and those who do it for a living are careful whom they play against. This seems to be a luxury that online Razz players can’t afford, because there are simply too many players competing. Big poker companies such as PokerStars attract hundreds of thousands of players and although Razz is not as popular as Texas Hold’em, there are still thousands online at any given time.   read more
  • History of No Limit Hold’em Poker and How to Play StraightforwardContrary to what some people might think, traditional poker is not {a modern invention} and its roots go as far back as antiquity. The ancient Chinese invented the game and perfected it, and the different types of poker that we enjoy today including No Limit Hold’em are based on those ancient games. Played by cowboys, military personnel and more recently by people who appreciate a competitive game of cards, poker is now enjoyed by millions over the Internet.   read more
  • How to be a Good Poker Player and How to Survive a DownswingPlaying poker for a living can be rewarding, but only if you are among those 2% who win a lot of money at the tables. Contrary to what {James Bond} movies depict, poker is nothing like what we see on TV, and whether you play Omaha, No limit hold’em or Stud poker there is a lot of hard work behind each success story.   read more
  • How to Choose the Ideal Table and How to Beat the Odds in a Sit and GoThose who play at several tables at once, can't afford to be very picky when choosing them, simply because there are rarely enough players to fill up dozens of tables. Playing at {higher limits} is not an option, at least not for those who value bankroll management and don't want to step outside of their comfort zone. The risk takers will occasionally add one or two tables where the blinds are higher, but this is not the best way of getting more action and maximizing your profits.   read more
  • How to Play Versus Short Stackers and Knowing when to StealTaking something that doesn't belong to you without {the consent of the rightful owner} is generally regarded as a bad thing to do. One of the few exceptions occurs at the poker table, where those who are skilled enough to steal blinds are rewarded by the game itself. Pretty much any method that enables the player to increase his chip stack at the expense of others is encouraged and stealing blinds is one of the procedures that involves low risks.   read more
  • Important Decisions in Razz PokerMany beginners dislike and some even hate players who show {no initiative} at the table, but after they learn how to beat calling stations they will end up loving them. After all it is very difficult not to like someone who is funding your everyday expenses and doesn't even represent a challenge at the poker table. The concept of calling station is self-explanatory because it depicts players who are reluctant to bet no matter what hand they have and prefer to simply call.   read more
  • Learning how to Make the Most of Your Poker HandsA couple of years ago, players needed to do {a lot of research} and play thousands of hands before even understanding the basic principles of No Limit Texas hold’em. Books were the only sources of reliable information, which explains why the number of skilled players has increased exponentially during the last couple of years.   read more
  • Master short-handed strategyAll poker players make {the distinction} between No Limit Texas hold 'em and Fixed Limit, but some fail to adjust to short-handed tables after playing in a full ring. Contrary to popular belief, the differences are considerable and if you want the transition from regular tables to shorthanded play to be successful, you need to know the basics.   read more
  • Pot Odds and Drawing DeadBefore making any moves at the poker table, you need to be aware of your chances to win the hand and put things {into context}. If you have just a few outs and need to choose between going all in or folding your hand, the obvious choice would be to lay it down. In most cases this is the right thing to do, but you can't neglect pot odds, because these are the ones that make the difference between profit and bankruptcy on the long run.   read more
  • Razz Poker at the TablesThe sooner a player understands the implications of luck in the game of Razz, the faster his budget will grow and the less likely it will be to go on tilt. One of the reasons people choose this type of poker over the more popular Texas Hold’em or Omaha is that they feel that {it rewards better players} and punishes weaklings. While this is generally true there is always the risk of a rookie to hit a flop or draw on river, hence cause a major upset.   read more
  • Razz Poker OverviewWith Texas Hold em being {the most popular} type of poker right now, many find the rules of Razz complicated and stay away from it. This is quite a shame, because with a little research one can master this dynamic and highly strategic game and some of the information they need can be found online at http://www.pokerinusa.net/. Picking up the basics is fairly easy and it all begins with the starting hands, which in terms of value, are the exact opposite from the ones in Texas hold’em.   read more
  • Razz Poker StrategiesThis question is puzzling many prospective players, but also a couple of those who are already hooked and are wondering whether to turn {this hobby} into a way of life or not. There is no clear answer, but there are a few traits that are regarded as essential for a player to be elevated to the status of professional. It is not only the amounts of money that one wins, but also the manner in which the income is secured, because there are few lines of work where variance plays such a major role.   read more
  • Sharing Your Game and Interpretations With Someone ElseThose who play online poker often, have at least a friend who shares {their passion} for this game, someone who is capable of understanding the intricacies of no limit hold’em. With plenty of delicate hands being played in each session, it is worth having someone to talk to about those pots that represented the highlight of the day. Retrospective is an essential tool in determining whether you are improving your game, stagnating or regressing and four eyes are always better than two. One of the challenges is to implement theory into practice, to make sure that you don't repeat the same mistakes. It is not very easy to keep a critic eye over your game, especially if you lack the experience so there is no shame in asking for a second opinion.   read more
  • Short Stack and Tournaments StrategiesThere is a minimum buy-in for every cash game and the reason for why poker companies keep it steady at the value of 20 big blinds is easy to understand. Those players who feel well inside their {comfort zone} at the tables wouldn't want to play against beginners who don't have the money to buy in, but want to experience the thrills. Everything would turn into a huge waste of time, so this limit was imposed and it is very likely that things won't change in the foreseeable future.   read more
  • Speculative Hands and Value BetsThe concept of {speculative hands} is just as intriguing as leveraging and floating, with the latter being lavishly explained at http://www.pokerinusa.net/, for the benefit of all visitors. First of all, a speculative hand is made of cards that don't shine through their intrinsic value but are worth playing because they have the potential of turning into a gem.   read more
  • Stop-loss Limit and Choosing Between Fixed-limit and No-limit PokerOnline poker presents {unique opportunities} but at the same time poses specific risks that players need to be aware of if they are to stay profitable. The number one threat is tilt, which defines the inability of a player to react in a positive manner to a lengthy or dramatic losing streak. Most of those who lose a lot of money suddenly or can’t put an end to their losing streaks are predisposed to go on tilt. No Limit games are more dangerous, because the amounts that can be lost in just a few hands are considerable.   read more
  • Texas Hold’em TacticsWhen you find yourself at the poker table you should not make a purpose from becoming {the focal point of attention}, because the less attention you draw to yourself the more money you will make. Online you don't get the chance to learn a great deal about your opponents because people spend little time at one table, unless they manage to amass an important amount. This means that you have a narrow window of opportunity to decide whether a person is playing tight or loose and act accordingly.   read more
  • The Benefits and Pitfalls of Short-handed GamesThe fact that an increasingly high number of players are favoring shorthanded games over full ring ones, is {the best proof} that there is more than meets the eye about these tables. One of the things that is certain is that those who choose them enjoy having a lot of action at their table and don't have the patience to wait for their turn. Some of these players are grinders who strive to extract as much profit from the hours spent in front of the PC, others are simply beginners who think that poker is all about the adrenaline rush.   read more
  • The Difference Between Being Ahead of Your Opponents and Situations When They are Ahead of YouThere are many similarities between poker and chess, because speed is not of the essence while tactics are. {Luck factors} in when playing no limit hold’em but for poker professionals, even this erratic element can be tackled by having a firm understanding of pot and implied odds. The parallels are staggering and one of the things that these two games have in common is the fact that players need to stay one step ahead of the game all the time.   read more
  • The Importance of Your Funds and PerformanceThe moment you decide to play poker, you are accepting {the inherent risks} that this game presents, and hope that through superior skill and better focus you will outshine your opponents. This is a common sense approach, but while experience and concentration are vital ingredients in the recipe for success, having the right attitude towards money is just as important. In online poker more than in live casinos, players need to find the perfect balance between caution and aggressiveness.   read more