Wednesday, September 28, 2011

888 Poker Review for September/ October

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Hollywood Casino Indiana Poker Promotion

Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is now offering Ohmaha Tournaments starting in October. The current times are:

7:15 pm Tuesday
11:15 am Sunday

The current promotion that I am completely in love with is the Poker Tournament Vouchers Program. For every 25 hours playing poker at the casino you will be given a $100 voucher good towards any poker tournament at Hollywood Casino. This promotion runs from Sunday - Thursday (Gaming Day 6 am to 5:59 am) Oct 2. through Oct. 31 2011.

Indiana Power Poker Course
Friday November 18th there will be a $500 dollar course involving poker pros like, Matusow, Lee, and Mizrachi. Anyone who signs up also has a chance to win a seat to the $1600 BI HFC Main Event. Register at the poker room or at

Hollywood Casino Indiana Poker is the premiere place to play in the Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana tristate! Stop in when you get a chance! You will be very impressed by the great comp deals, staff, and general donk-fest that occurs every night!

How to Poker: Poker Odds Charts

Hand Win Percentages Against A Random Hand
A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
A 0.851 0.669 0.662 0.654 0.647 0.629 0.621 0.611 0.601 0.599 0.590 0.581 0.573
K 0.654 0.824 0.633 0.624 0.617 0.599 0.583 0.575 0.568 0.557 0.549 0.540 0.532
Q 0.644 0.615 0.798 0.602 0.594 0.577 0.561 0.544 0.537 0.528 0.518 0.511 0.502
J 0.636 0.605 0.581 0.775 0.575 0.558 0.540 0.522 0.506 0.499 0.490 0.482 0.475
10 0.628 0.597 0.572 0.553 0.748 0.539 0.524 0.505 0.490 0.473 0.465 0.457 0.448
9 0.607 0.577 0.554 0.532 0.516 0.720 0.507 0.491 0.474 0.457 0.438 0.432 0.425
8 0.599 0.560 0.536 0.515 0.497 0.482 0.691 0.478 0.463 0.446 0.427 0.409 0.402
7 0.589 0.552 0.517 0.496 0.479 0.463 0.450 0.662 0.453 0.437 0.419 0.401 0.382
6 0.577 0.542 0.511 0.478 0.461 0.446 0.433 0.424 0.631 0.432 0.414 0.396 0.378
5 0.578 0.533 0.502 0.472 0.442 0.426 0.414 0.405 0.401 0.603 0.415 0.397 0.378
4 0.567 0.524 0.492 0.462 0.435 0.407 0.394 0.386 0.381 0.381 0.569 0.387 0.369
3 0.558 0.514 0.484 0.453 0.426 0.400 0.374 0.366 0.361 0.362 0.351 0.536 0.361
2 0.550 0.506 0.473 0.444 0.417 0.391 0.368 0.346 0.341 0.343 0.333 0.323 0.503

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WCOOP 2011 Poker Main Event Results

1 Kallllle Denmark $1,260,018.50
2 Vojta_R Czech Republic $710,000.00
3 goleafsgoeh Canada $560,000.00
4 BackDoorovic Sweden $650,000.00
5 VadziMoney Belarus $750,000.00
6 WhySoSrsSon United Kingdom $222,085.50
7 jle90 Mexico $162,700.00
8 OU THE NICK Germany $122,025.00
9 dan82mur Romania $81,350.00
10 LoneHixx Canada $53,691.00

How To Play Texas Holdem Poker

I will be using the article on how to play poker for now until I have the time to write my own.

Betting structures

A standard hold 'em game showing the position of the blinds relative to the dealer button
Hold 'em is normally played using small and big blind bets – forced bets by two players. Antes (forced contributions by all players) may be used in addition to blinds, particularly in later stages of tournament play. A dealer button is used to represent the player in the dealer position; the dealer button rotates clockwise after each hand, changing the position of the dealer and blinds. The small blind is posted by the player to the left of the dealer and is usually equal to half of the big blind. The big blind, posted by the player to the left of the small blind, is equal to the minimum bet. In tournament poker, the blind/ante structure periodically increases as the tournament progresses. (In some cases, the small blind is some other fraction of a small bet; e.g., $10 is a common small blind when the big blind is $15, and still other tables may use two equal blinds. The double-blind structure described above is a commonly used and more recent adoption.)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Poker Hand Ranking

This is actually something that I get asked all the time. So here is a quick look at the Poker hand guide.

Royal Flush

A straight from a ten to an ace with all five cards of the same suit. In poker all suits are ranked equally.

Straight Flush

Any straight with all five cards of the same suit.

Four of a Kind

Any four cards of the same rank. If two players share the same Four of a Kind, the bigger fifth card (known as the kicker) decides who wins the pot.

Full House

Any three cards of the same rank together with any two cards of the same rank. Our example shows "Aces full of Kings" and it is a bigger full house than "Kings full of Aces."


Any five cards of the same suit (not order). The highest card of the five determines the rank of the flush. Our example shows an Ace-high flush, which is the highest possible.


Any five consecutive cards of different suits. Aces can count as either a high or a low card. Our example shows a five-high straight, which is the lowest possible straight.

Three of a Kind

Any three cards of the same rank. Our example shows three-of-a-kind Aces, with a King and a Queen as side cards - the best possible three of a kind.

Two Pair

Any two cards of the same rank together with another two cards of the same rank. Our example shows the best possible two-pair, Aces and Kings. The highest pair of the two determines the rank of the two-pair.

One Pair

Any two cards of the same rank. Our example shows the best possible one-pair hand.

High Card

Any hand not in the above-mentioned hands. Our example shows the best possible high-card hand.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Do You Possess These Great Professional Poker Player Qualities

Let me go ahead and say that I am not a professional poker player. Its very unlikely that I will every become one. Despite that let my ego slide in and say, I posses all of these qualities and many of you also have these qualities. The difference is how often you call on them to help your game day in an day out. Lets jump right in here and lay out the qualities all of the greats have.

How To Quickly Become A Better Poker Player Part II

Welcome to part two on how to quickly become a better poker player. Im glad your back for the second part because the first five points were important but I thought another article was needed to help make your rise to poker stardom more complete. Drum Roll please, and here are the next five points to get your game going in the right direction.

6. The Community Cards Are Very Important

Your hole cards and the betting pattern of your opponents is obviously very important. I also hope you know the flop, turn, and river are just as important. You need to learn the odds of drawing the flush or the straight on the turn and river. You can't just be a calling station because you need a 7 to complete your ten high straight. Pay attention to these community cards because every card could hurt or help you. This point will bringing you to the topics of pot odds, implied odds, and other statistical methods to help you make the proper decision based on the flop, turn, and river. Don't call a bet because you want the next card. Call the bet because the price is right based on how much you could win and the odds that you will draw that card. We want to earn money not pray for it!

Deciding Which Poker Variant Is Best For You

Now which type of game do I play?
Once you have learned how to play Texas Holdem Poker(or the other styles) and deposited money you must choose a variant. The three major variants are Cash, Multi-table Tournaments, and Sit n Go Tournaments. Picking the one that fits your goals and playing style will be very important in your quest to produce a profit. Each style has its own advantages and disadvantages. So lets break down all three to help you pick.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Looking for Free Poker Software?

The only true free poker software
Like you, I started playing online poker without the aid of software in my game or study. I began a long journey through Google searching and searching for great poker software that was free.
Do you know what I found? A few offers for free software that had lengthy conditions and Poker stove. Poker stove is not an in game software. So it wont help you while you play the tables. However it really is a great poker calculator that allows you to put up different situations and hands in order to better understand the odds.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Staying Focused During Online Poker

The great part about online poker is the ability to do other things while you play. If you walk into my poker den, you will find me eating half a pizza, listening to the baseball game, and keeping a Facebook tab open. We can do all of these things because were at a desk in our home. Playing poker at the casino limits us to what we can do.
There is one big problem that will hold most online poker players back. Staying focused on the tables we play becomes neglected very quickly when Joey Votto smacks one out of the park. We must learn how to stay focused in order to increase our profit. Lets face it poker is fun, but its much more fun when we win. Players must discipline themselves enough to keep that focus despite external tasks.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How To Quickly Become A Better Poker Player

How to poker: Improve your game with these winning tips
If your tired of losing poker online or at your friends house then you really need to take this article seriously! Playing poker is a lot of fun but why waste your time and money losing every night after work. The old adage of poker is: Poker is easy to learn but difficult to master. However, becoming an above average player is not that difficult. Take these next few tips to heart and you will quickly see the days of losing are over. Trust this guide and poker will become much much more fun!