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Six Characteristics of a Great Poker Player

Six Characteristics of a Great Poker Player
First off I’d like to express that I do not think I am a great poker player. I have been outplayed thousand of times, some of my opponents constantly outplay me. I tilt, play in bad games, gamble too much, drink too much and make countless other…

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…

Best Online Poker Sites – A Comparison Of The Top 8

The genesis of poker:
The exact age people actually started playing poker is heavily disputed. This game has many variations. So it is possible that it was born in several different places. It is common belief
that poker was invented by the Chinese way back in the 10th Century A.D.
People believe that poker came from Chinese dominoes. It is said that Emperor Mu-Tsang of China played a game of domino cards
a possible ancestor of poker
with his wife a day before the 969 A.D. new year.
Some others feel that poker in fact has its roots in as-nas
a Persian game. This game which was first played in and around the 17th century was a 5 player game and was unique in the fact that it had only 25 cards in the deck with 5 different suits.
Some others claim that “poque”
a French card game was the true ancestor of poker. It was invented in 1480 by the French who settled in New Orleans. They used the normal deck of cards.
Dawn of the Era of Online Poker.
People invented games in the bygone era which resulted in poker. Now poker itself has reinvented itself into a new form -Online Poker. People are crazy about this game which offers many advantages over normal casino poker. This craze is spreading fast among all age groups and types of people.
Best Poker sites:
The best poker site is most probably one of those listed below. Novices can view these sites to find the site that suits him/her the best to improve his poker playing.
1) The forums on CardsChat.com
This is probably the best poker playing site online. It has a forum for exclusively poker and another for other card games. Poker players can read the various topics in the forums.
www.cardschat.com is the place to go if you want an active poker forum.
2) Learn Texas Hold’em
This is easily the best online pokers site for beginners. Here there are various write-ups on hold’em
advanced poker strategies and poker rankings. There are various poker tables
and even a question and answer section in the site.
www.learn-texas-holdem.com is a must visit for beginners.
3) Celebrity Poker Showdown
It is the official site of the poker program on Bravo TV. It has complete videos of games and tip for gaming. It is the most famous poker site in the world wide web. If fame was everything
this site will win hands down.
It has an interactive flash animation on playing Texas Hold’em. It also features the poker great Phil Gorden
Play poker with the celebs at www.bravotv.com/Celebrity_Poker_Showdown
4) Poker Babes
It includes the profiles of prominent poker champions. You will be shocked to see the number of women champions in this man’s game
It is the best site for women poker players. It has many perks for women players and offers them a lot of priceless tips for excelling. After all
why should boys have all the fun?
All women poker players must visit www.poker-babes.com
5) Online Poker Guru
It is indispensable for poker rules
tips and tricks. It also runs down the memory lane by presenting the history of poker and poker vocabulary. It is among the best novice sites. This site is the true guru in teaching poker for novices.
Let the Guru teach you how at www.pokeronlineguru.com
6) Poker News
This site is a strong contender for the best poker site award. It offers unbiased reviews of other poker sites and helps users to join the poker room that suits them best. This is the place you need to be in if you want to stay in touch with poker and other poker players.
Get to know the latest in poker www.pokernews.com
7) Poker terminology glossary
This site has a comprehensive list of poker slang
terms and other must-knows for basic poker play. It cannot be done without for beginners. Even experts may have to cross check with this list at times.
Learn poker slang and terminology on www.conjelco.com/pokglossary.html
8) Low limit Omaha
This site stands out in providing novices the various possible starting hands of poker and also gives strategies for hi/lo split low limit Omaha games.
Check out these strategies at www.lowlimitomaha.com

VC Poker bonus no longer available

The long running free poker bonus from VC Poker has finally come to an end. Available since early 2007
this was one of the longest running free money promotions available directly from an online poker room. Unfortunately
as of September 2009 they have finished it
and VC Poker do not currently have any free money […]

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we’ll get you up to speed on what’s new in the gaming business.

Making Money at Online Poker With a Bot

Online poker is a billion dollar business. The thrill of sitting at home and playing poker has become an everyday event for millions of people all over the world. The World Poker Tour and similar tournaments have made people rich playing poker and they opened the door for online poker sites to start their own version of poker tournaments. Beginners, as well as seasoned players are spending money and a lot of time to win jackpots worth millions.

Poker playing is a combination of skill, focus and intuition, blended with an initial stake and a desire to win. Age, race, education and economic status are not as important as taking the first step and learning how to play the game the right way. Thanks to relatively new poker technology any player can become a seasoned winning veteran quickly by purchasing software called a poker robot, which is better known as a poker bot. The poker bot hooks up to any online poker site and is programmed to bet, raise, call, bluff or fold at the appropriate time during a game. The player can adjust the program to suit playing styles and the style of other players. Everything a player needs has been programmed into the bot, all the player needs to do is pick the online site and start winning.

Winning is not guaranteed by poker bot companies, although some poker bot makers strongly advertise their winning capabilities. Poker bots are legal, but there are some poker sites that don’t allow players to use them. If a poker bot is detected on a site that does not allow their use, the site will confiscate all winnings, as well as any money deposited in the account and will ban the player from the site There are new poker sites popping up daily and many of them condone the use of bots and even pay companies a commission to sell them to players. Some poker sites use poker bots to keep the tables in play during slow times or to fill a table when there are just a couple of real players playing.

Most poker players who invest in a poker bot want to win and make money. Marketing companies that sell bots claim a player can go from rags to riches using a poker bot, but most of the inexpensive bots on the market are not worth the investment. In order to find the right bot to win money, the first step is to do some research. All poker bots are not created equal, after all, they are software programs and they are only as good as the information that was used to program them. Most programmers understand the game, but if they knew how to win big money consistently, they would be playing, not building programs. There are other programs that are worth the investment because they have been designed by groups of University students who have share knowledge about different aspects of the game. Those groups, as well as others are creating great poker bots that keep getting better every year. Poker bots are not far behind new backgammon and chess bots that are designed to win every game and are almost unbeatable.

Poker bots that think and reason have not been created yet, but a big advantage of a poker bot is it can not be intimidated. Players will back off from aggressive players, bots will not. The good poker bots are programmed to do whatever it takes to win. In order to win money using a poker bot, a player must be able to identify where and who to play. Veteran players and big money games are use to poker bots and can hold there own playing against them. Low limit games and new players don’t have the experience or the focus to play against a poker bot and that is where a player has the best chance of winning consistently.

It’s better to win 10 small pots of $20 over an extended period of play than it is to play in a big game. Winning small pots on a daily basis in low limit games is the best strategy when using a bot, especially if you’re new to a site or have just started to play. As long as a poker bot is not undermining the confidence of other players or winning becomes too obvious and causes the site to investigate, a player can develop a money making strategy using a bot. In fact if a player finds four or five low limit games on different online sites, the bot can play for a good portion of each day and the winnings increase substantially.

People are winning big when they develop a system that works for them. Any player can win money consistently using a poker bot if a strategy is developed that contains research, patience, knowledge and a strong desire to win. Poker bots are changing the way poker is being played on online poker sites. It’s not people vs people vs computer anymore, it’s computer vs computer vs people and it may even come down to computer vs computers unless the online sites develop new guidelines, terms and conditions. Until that happens the poker bot is man’s new best poker friend and winning partner.

Being Tony G – an interview
Tony in an interview with Rikard from PokerTube.  Tony is in LA on business and relaxing and learning new things. Tony says he is in very positive development and working on his site HealthNews.com and he’s getting into health and learning about the body, including relaxation. Rikard asks about the poker business and Tony moving […]

Full Tilt is under fire
The world of poker is a very complex structure built around players, the online poker sites and casinos that provide the games, the limits and games played, rake, backers, and a lot more, and in the end, trying to provide the best game possible that helps everyone.  The entire situation with Townsend, Hastings, and Cole […]

Online Poker History – The Story Behind The Sensational Hit

Online poker is defined as the type of the poker game played in the internet by either one person or a number of participants. The ease of accessibility is what has made on-line poker very popular because of its appealing nature that has seen many people turn to it as a major form of entertainment. It is estimated that in 2003 alone almost USD$ 35 million was collected in monthly revenue from on-line poker alone.

The game of poker has been going for many years, but the history of online poker – along with most other online games – is relatively short. Yet despite the relatively short length of the history of the game, it is an extremely rapid developing part of the entire online gambling industry which is not showing any signs of slowing down. While it is very popular in America, Europe is fast catching up too.

The history of online poker begins with the history of poker in general. The game of poker has been around for thousands of years with origins all over the world, from China to France to Persia and Spain. However, it wasn’t until 1834 that the game of Poker with the name of “Poker” was officially recorded. Jonathan H. Green wrote about “the cheating game” which was played on Mississippi riverboats. This game was played with only twenty cards, but evolved into modern day poker.

Online poker only dates back 9 years, to 1998 which was when the first games came on line. But the real milestone for the history of poker was 2002. A year later when the World Poker Tour was launched on America’s travel channel in March, poker really hit off. This was also true for when the World Series of Poker (WSOP) had its largest turn out over.

These events and others certainly contributed to the developing growth of the history of poker as more and more individuals found out about how fun the game was to play on line, and indeed, how lucrative it could be, especially when playing online poker tournaments. 2004 and 2005 saw a huge influx of additional online poker rooms and sites, many of which appealed to the masses, even the non-poker playing ones who started to show an interest in this new and exciting online game.
Poker is a game that is coordinated by gambling laws and regulations and is mainly played in casinos and card rooms. However, it has recently become available for play in online poker rooms. The introduction of poker to the Online has increased the popularity of the game a huge amount, but it didn’t start out so simply.

The history of online poker began in 1998, when the first online poker room was opened. Planetpoker.com was the first website in the history of online poker and as the first it had many obstacles to overcome. One of the main problems was trust-after all they had to build peoples’ trust in order to get them to play with real money on their site. They also had to work out software that would be user friendly and realistic. However, once they worked out these problems it was a smooth ride.

Probably one of the reasons the history of online poker developed so well was because of how enthusiastic poker professionals have been since the game’s inception on line. Such big names as Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Phil Gordon, Andy Bloch, and Erick Lindgren are included in this list.

The history is now definitely well on the map, especially financially as the industry in America has reached over $2 billion. There are so many poker rooms today on line that pretty much at any time, 24/7, one is able to find a poker game of their choice. Whether you love 3 card poker, video poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, 7 card stud poker, 5 card draw poker, Omaha Hi-Lo poker, to name but a few, on line players will probably be able to find a game to satisfy and appeal.

Many online poker sites offer now offer numerous features that attract and appeal to new players. This new features are what are making raves in the world series of poker because the world of poker has now wakened to the realization that even on-line poker participants can also have a shot at the big game.

One similar feature offered by the online poker sites is the tournament referred to as “satellite”. This feature allows participants to gain actual access to real live poker tournaments. In a similar tournament Chris Moneymaker emerged the victor and was able to participate in the World Series of Poker in 2003. his victory shocked the whole world.

Recent figures have in fact projected that the revenue generated by on-line poker could reach as high as US$ 100 million target in 2005, and that online participants are estimated to reach 100,000 people.

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PartyPoker Premier League IV Playoffs: Day 3
British poker pro Ian Frazer was the last man standing after three tough days of PartyPoker Premier League Playoffs. Frazer defeated Mike Sexton and four other members of Team PartyPoker to earn a $100,000 seat in the elite Premier League IV Main…

How Omaha Poker Is Played

In online poker
there is no doubt that the Texas hold-em poker is still considered the most popular. But it probably would not hold that spot for long
as Omaha hold-em is steadily gaining ground in the poker popularity contest. You’ll find many respectable poker rooms and other live dealer casinos offering the Omaha Poker version.Omaha hold-em
or simply Omaha
is the game of choice of a lot of poker players because it is perceived that the mathematical probabilities that poker nerds look forward to computing are more obvious there. Also
because these probabilities are more apparent
Omaha is said to be more of a game of wits than a game of chance.Another characteristic that makes Omaha distinct from the other kinds of poker games is that in Omaha
it is not always the player with the highest hand who wins the pot. The object of Omaha is to come up with both the highest and the lowest hand. The two players who got the highest and the lowest hand respectively get to split the pot. In some cases
two or more players tie in having the highest and lowest hand
and so they split the pot amongst themselves. Of course it is entirely possible for just the player with the highest hand to get the whole pot to him/herself.There are
restrictions as to how a hand of cards can be considered a low hand. First
the highest card in the hand should have a value not bigger than eight. Second
the five cards making up the hand should all be unpaired.In addition
in Omaha
a player makes up his/her hand
be it the highest or the lowest
using exactly two of his/her four hole cards and exactly three of the five community cards.Here is how Omaha is played
step by step:1. The dealer deals out the four hole cards to each player one at a time. Once all the players have their cards
an initial round of betting is made. The person to the left of the dealer makes the small blind and the one to his/her left makes the big blind. The other players can then check the big blind
raise it
or fold.2. After this first betting round is done
the dealer draws out the first three community cards
also called the flop. Another betting round happens
with players raising
checking or folding. Afterwards
the dealer draws the fourth community card
called the turn
which is then followed by another betting round with the subsequent raising
checking or folding. The same happens with the fifth community card
also known as the river.3. The showdown happens among the players who have not folded after the river is placed down. Again
the players use exactly two of the hole cards and exactly three of the community cards. The players with the highest and the lowest hand win the pot and split it among themselves. If there are no hands that qualified for the lowest hand
then the player who got the highest hand gets to have the pot entirely to him/herself.

Hearing for Intrastate Online Poker in California

A hearing regarding intrastate online poker in California is scheduled to take place in February 2010. Read the full story at http://www.classicasinos.com/PokerNews/ns_18122009_418.html