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Featured November 9 finalist Filippo Candio

Featured November 9 finalist Filippo Candio
Filippo Candio is an Italian born professional poker player
Candio is 26 years old and part of November nine in the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship in Las Vegas. Candio got his start in live tournament action because it’s the only way legally in his country. Filippo Candio is actually considered a villain […]

Poker Pros Understand Fold Equity
A level of online poker aggression that rarely gets discussed
but yet is quite prevalent and a large part of Texas Holdem poker games is fold equity. Fold equity is an advantage that the poker pro creates for himself by betting and raising
rather than just calling
with the intent of making his opponents fold their hands.

Poker Professional Reality
With the huge increase of people playing poker online and in casinos
the thought of becoming a poker professional always enters peoples minds. As appealing as becoming a poker professional might be to you
it is not easy to become a poker pro.

Online Poker Tools – Increase Your Winnings

Online Poker Tools to help you win more playing online poker If you are serious about online poker, owning online poker tools such as a statistics tracker and an odds calculator are essential. Almost every winning online professional poker player has both of these tools running at an given time.

Even though they are well worth their modest cost (roughly $70), it is possible to get these online poker tools for free ! All you have to do is to sign up to a new poker room, deposit some money, possibly play a few hands, and the poker tool is yours for free!

Do not make the mistake of getting the wrong poker tools. I have paid hundreds of dollars trying out every poker tool available. Read my reviews to make the best decision.

My Recommendations:

I recommend running at least three tools when you play poker. I run Poker Edge and Poker Office always in the background, they provide immensely useful information on your play and your opponent’s play. I always have a poker calculator working, Holdem Indicator is my favorite for general use, but when I can I also use Holdem Hawk (when the poker room allows me!

Poker Office is a sophisticated online poker tool that I use instead of Poker Tracker. Used in conjunction with Poker Edge, I have a very powerful online poker statistics set up. It allows you to view the other player’s betting patterns and their statistics, as well as analyze your own play (like in Poker Tracker) so you can find weaknesses in your game. There are win rates, statistics reports and graphs and the ability to replay any hand, tournament or session. As far as I am concerned it is absolutely essential for online poker playing.

Poker Edge: There are a number of different tools which do a broadly similar job, but this is my favorite. The others are too difficult to set up and not reliable enough. Poker Edge tracks the play of a huge number of players so you can see statistics of everyone on their enormous database. This can tell you which players you want to avoid and who you want to play against – very important factors in making money at the table. I run this software every time I play poker and it has been very very helpful. Almost every poker professional has software like this set up! You are giving away a huge advantage if you do not have it. Like the others its free if you sign up for a new poker room!

Holdem Indicator: This is one of the very best tools out there. I recommend this completely. The free license is available when you sign up to many poker rooms listed below. The HUGE benefit of this program is that it enables you to see your opponent’s mucked cards at showdown! This is not illegal and you are entitled to see you opponents mucked cards at showdown, but some rooms choose not to allow this. This is very useful information as it can tell you what your opponents are willing to call you down with. It has made me a lot of money! Holdem Indicator also has a basic players tracking guide for classifying player that you are playing with. All in all this is probably the best poker odds calculator on the market.

At the very least I recommend that you get Poker Edge, Poker Office and Holdem Indicator. When I can, instead of running Holdem Genius, I run Holdem Hawk which is a more powerful tool, but unfortunately it is so good that Poker Stars ban people from using it. It works with many other rooms though! If you play at rooms which allow it

Remember these are all free so you obviously have nothing to lose in getting them all.

A Word on Other “Tools”:

You may have heard about many other tools that you can buy. Be warned that most of these are scams.

Poker Bots: As well as being illegal in poker rooms, these are very easily detected. Once the poker rooms find out that you have been using a poker bot, they will ban you for life!

Hole Card Predictors: These are just plain scams. They do not work. Whatever the makers claim, there is no way to beat the random number generators that the poker rooms set up as the billion pound poker rooms hire the best mathematicians in the world to set them up and they are constantly changing!

View Your Opponent’s Hole Cards: In this scam, they send you software (for a large fee!) that you have to install on your opponent’s computer without them knowing, and have running whilst you both play. Then you have to dodge the poker room as they have tracking software and this tool is VERY illegal!

These “systems” are not worth your money. You are much better off getting the tools below for free!

Good luck at the tables!

Andrew

Omaha Rules – A Guide to Omaha Poker
Omaha Poker rules are extremely similar to the the rules of Texas Holdem. A player who is already familiar with Texas Holdem rules and strategies should find learning how to play Omaha (sometimes even called Omaha Holdem) relatively simple.    read more

Omaha Hi Lo – A Varaition of Standard Omaha
Omaha Hi Lo is a form of the regular poker game Omaha. In fact, the wagering, the blinds, as well as the postings are totally identical to Omaha poker.read more

Online Poker Sites

There are hundreds of online poker sites across the globe. LTD Poker lists all of the UK’s major online poker companies and provides detailed reviews of each. We also provide listings of the best US poker sites for the benefit of those in the US wanting to find a UK based site that accepts US players. Many of the sites that accept US players also accept players from other parts of the world as well, so that everyone can play, regardless of international boundaries.Online poker sites that accept US and other overseas players are a great place to play a few hands and make some new friends. Many of the poker companies provide chat facilities so that you can chat to other players whilst playing along. Many of the sites also attract regular players so you will come across the same old hands again and again. Healthy rivalries develop and the stakes can get high!Some of the best US poker sites are some of the best poker sites full stop. Here you find some of the biggest online poker sites in the world. There is PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, as well as a whole host of other top international sites that welcome players from all over the world. All of these sites are excellent for newcomers and seasoned players alike. Many of these sites offer people who sign up through LTD Poker exclusive, no-deposit bonuses to start off you poker bankroll, help you to get into the game, and hopefully help you start winning! Some of these sites give away millions of dollars in prizes each month, so winning some cash is easier than you’d think.

Poker Players Alliance to Raid the DNC (source: launchpoker.com)
When the Democratic National Convention for 2008 takes place around August 25th, the grassroots organization known as the Poker Players Alliance plans on being there. The PPA will hit the DNC on August 26th, and plans on bringing some big name firepower to… (source: launchpoker.com) – RSS news feeds and Widgets on Feedzilla.com

Poker Pros Understand Fold Equity
A level of online poker aggression that rarely gets discussed, but yet is quite prevalent and a large part of Texas Holdem poker games is fold equity. Fold equity is an advantage that the poker pro creates for himself by betting and raising, rather than just calling, with the intent of making his opponents fold their hands.

Poker After Dark – Hard to Read (source: launchpoker.com)
All the players at Poker After Dark’s the Cash Game show admitted one thing: Durr was hard to read. In the $100k buy in event Phil Hellmuth, Allen Cunningham, Guy Laliberte, Mike Baxter, and David Peat were playing with a crafty player better known for his… (source: launchpoker.com) – RSS feeds and Feed widget on Feedzilla.com