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PostHeaderIcon Online Poker: If You Think You Can Beat Them, Join Them!

In the early stage, online gambling games constituted quite facile money making means for the advanced level players. While this trend continued for several years, a quick recap of the changes instituted and the increasingly high number of players who honed their skills have complicated things a bit.

You need only look at specialized forums and blogs and you will notice hundred of gamblers complaining that the online world is no longer that viable source of income it used to be. I know, compared to the pre-2006 period, nowadays it is considerably more difficult to prevail in online games like poker. This is exactly the reason why you need to take every advantage, every edge, every gimmick that can maximize your chances to walk away from the table with that winning smile on your face.

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PostHeaderIcon Women in Poker: Top 10 Players

Why is the percentage of women playing online poker contests higher than in live poker contest? Surely, there must be some good female role models somewhere. After all, is poker not a glamorous game as to attract top women talents? There are no reasons why women can’t be both glamorous and still play a good game of poker. The stereotype that good looking women are weaker opponents should be done away with as showing intelligence and glamour is a woman’s finest endeavor. All top women poker players are found online and they are hardly any who participates in physical live poker tournaments to warrant a lot of attention.

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PostHeaderIcon Poker Strategy – Live and Online Games

While the game of poker is extremely popular and is played all over the world, the advent of the internet and thereby the online casinos and special poker rooms, has made it even more popular. As per the reviews of many players of both formats of the game, there is difference between games played online and those played live in a land based casino. However, those who love playing poker are not deterred by these factors, and they follow the basic rules and strategies to play poker.

In the game of online poker, it is the common practice among players to over value their cards. Since there are no live players in front of them, making the call and re-raising the bet seems a viable strategy. While this may be a common strategy in online poker games, it is rarely seen in poker games played at land-based casinos. There, such strategies are not considered good and therefore, not followed by players.

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PostHeaderIcon Australians’ Poker

Australian celebrity poker is a highly entertaining spectacle for fans of this exciting game. From Texas Hold’em to Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz and Caribbean Stud Poker, the poker card games that Aussie celebs enjoy are followed with a keen interest by poker fans across the island territory. From Western Australia (WA) to New South Wales (NSW), the poker pundits are placing their chip stacks on top Australian contenders in the upcoming World Series of Poker 2010 taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Main Event final round is scheduled for a November finish and this glittering tournament is going to be attended by scores of the finest poker aficionados. As the event winds down, so the battle for the multi-million dollar prize gains momentum. Who will succeed in this year’s WSOP and be crowned king of the poker ring?

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PostHeaderIcon Learn how to calculate your equity

To really master texas hold’em the next step after calculating the pot odds, is to calculate your equity (in other words, the probability for you to win the pot). In order to calculate your equity, multiply the number of your outs by 4 on the flop (or by 2 on the turn). This way you are going to get the percentage of probability for you to win the pot. For example, if you have a flush draw you have 9 outs on the flop (9 . 4 = 36 % probability to get a better hand).

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PostHeaderIcon Learn how to calculate the pot odds

Pot odds are the odds the pot is “offering” to you when you are to call. This is the amount of money in the pot comparing to the amount of money you are to bet in order to stay in the game. For example: Let’s say you have only one opponent on the flop, there are $ 10 in the pot and your opponent makes a bet of $ 5. This way your opponent’s bet now becomes a part of the pot i.e. you are offered $ 15 for the price of $ 5. I you express it as a fraction that will be 15:5. In order to simplify the ratio, always try to make the right side equal to 1. In order to do that, you should divide the right part into 5 ( 5/ 5 = 1). Basic mathematical rules say that any operation that you make with one part of proportion, you should make with the other part as well. And since you have divided the right part to 5, you should divide into 5 the left part too ( 15 / 5 = 3). Then the new proportion will be: 3-1 (You may also skip a step by dividing the left part to the right one (15/5) in order to determine the left part of the new proportion). So in this situation the pot odds are equal to 3-1.

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