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What is Poker?

In poker each player gets a number of cards where after it is time to convince the other players that you have or will have the best combination of cards. The convincing is made by putting your money where your mouth is.

Not Just A Game
Nor One Game

Poker isn’t just a game. Perhaps you have encountered poker players that are so passionate about poker that it becomes unfair labeling it as “just a game”. Anyway poker is distinguished from many other games for reasons implied in the first paragraph. The aim of the game is not solely getting the best hand. If that would be the case then poker would be a game of chance. As it is now skill will win you money.

Neither is poker one game. Rather
poker is a group of related games with a number of elements in common such as hand rankings
betting
bluffing and a few other things too. Poker has been described as a game of money played with cards. Although this saying might be a bit bold
it does capture the fact that: poker is wagering
with the cards constituting the odds.

The Most Distinguishing Characteristic of Poker

Poker is different than all other casino games because you are playing against the other players
not the house. The casino does not make their money based on what you lose. Instead the casino/poker room takes a fee for supplying you with the game. All other casino games have rules that ensure the casino a mathematical advantage over the player. In poker
all is fair and square. You are competing against the other players and you are all governed by the same basic conditions.

Poker in the Bigger Picture

Playing against other people requires knowledge about people. With this latest addition it has been
so far
suggested that poker is a game of people as well as a game of odds
courage
and deceitfulness. This means that a diversity of people with many different personalities can enjoy and be successful at poker.

Poker is many things. This article conveys the contour of poker but still it only touches the surface. Best wishes exploring further
poker has many levels and it is rewarding finding out more about them.

Be a Winner with WINNER’S 2 Billionth Hand


Winner Poker is giving away an extraordinary range of prizes in true poker spirit. Read the full story at http://www.classicasinos.com/Poker_Promotions/Two_Billionth_Hand.html

The PokerNews Profile: David Benyamine (source: Pokernews.com)
David Benyamine is one of those rare individuals who
perhaps by sheer will and drive
have found success in every professional endeavor he’s attempted. Born in Paris
Benyamine was a highly ranked tennis player in his youth. Though he was… (source: Pokernews.com) – RSS and RSS Feed on Feedzilla.com

Aussie Millions 2010 – Qualify at Ladbrokes Poker


Join some of the biggest names in poker by qualifying with Ladbrokes for as little as €4. Read the full story at http://www.classicasinos.com/Poker_Promotions/Aussie_Millions_2010_Qualify_at_Ladbrokes_Poker.html

Poker Hand Rankings

If you want to become a serious poker player online or offline
you need to know the poker
hand rankings or you not know if you have a good hand or a bad hand. Of course
if you are use to playing with friends at home
you are more than likely not playing by the rules that are seen at casinos. All casinos
poker rooms online
and offline play by the same rules. The first thing you must know is that all 52 cards are used to play poker in most cases; however
the joker may or may not be used. The joker is often only seen in Draw Poker games and is not used in Texas Hold’em
other hold’em games
and stud poker.Cards are ranked from highest to lowest with the Ace at the top. The King
Queen
and Jack come next in that order and then 10 all the way down to the 2 often referred to as the deuce. The Ace can be used at the top or the bottom as a one for straights or even for the lowest card. In practically all poker games
only the five best cards are counted even if you are playing a seven-card game. Here is the breakdown so you will know if you have a good hand.If a joker is in play
the best hand a person can have is a five of a kind with five Aces at the top of the list. If no joker is in play
the best hand is the straight flush. A straight flush is five cards of the same suit such as all spades
all hearts
all clubs
or all diamonds. Of course
the cards must be in order to be a straight such as five diamonds from 5 to 10. A Royal Flush is the best hand
which includes the Ace
King
Queen
Jack
and Ten. Four of a kind comes next. All four cards must be the same card
such as all tens
kings
etc… with the higher the card ranking the better. The best of course would be four Aces.Next is the Full House. A full house is three cards that have the same rank and then a pair. The higher the three cards the better such as 3 Kings and 2 5’s. Of course
the person with the higher three cards will beat other players.The flush is next. A flush is cards of the same suit
but not in order. This means you can have five hearts of any rank. The person with the highest rank card will win if everyone has a flush. The straight is next with five cards in order from various suits. This means you can have 1 ace space
1 diamond king
1 heart queen
1 club jack
and 1 spade 10. The suit does not matter.Three of a kind means the same card such as all three kings. The next is a two pair of the same such as 2 Aces and 2 fives. The last one is one pair such as 2 tens. Of course if no one has any of the above
the person with the highest card will win the hand.

Aussie Millions gets off to a great start
Aussie Millions has just started up again in Australia and has already seen its first major winner. The famous poker tournament started on January 14 and has attracted some of the best poker players in the world
including Phil Ivey and Joe Hachem. It is held at Crown casino in Melbourne
and will go on for two weeks.  read more

Valentine’s Day Tournament Series at Titan Poker
Two lucky players will have the opportunity to net their share of a €1
000 prize pool from a €2.20 stake when top online card room Titan Poker holds a trio of special tournaments on February 14.  read more

From the Big Screen to the Final Table: Things to Do In Denver When You Are Dead

There have been plenty of mob movies
but few can hold a candle to Things to Do in Denver When You Are Dead starring Andy Garcia. There a number of lines from the film that are applicable to poker players but none more-so than this quote from Bill…