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Lately, my dreams most often relate to the game of poker

Lately, my dreams most often relate to the game of poker

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Poker by George | Everyone dreams. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a dream is a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. Why do we dream? This is one of behavioral sciences’ greatest unanswered questions.

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Most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands

Most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | After the flop, most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands. They must improve to hope to win the pot. Based on your two hole cards and those on the board, there are certain cards (presumed to still be in the deck) that will complete your hand. These are your outs.

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Expected Value explained for casino games

Expected Value explained for casino games

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | As far as I know, my father, Lenny Frome, was the first person to coin the term Expected Value with regard to casino gaming. In fact, in some of his earliest columns he used the term “win power.” That term probably makes more sense to the lay person.

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More opportunities to win at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

More opportunities to win at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

posted on February 16, 2018 by

Calif. - Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in March when the Poker Room will host four Vegas Seat tournaments and its Pala Super Deep Stack and Friday Night 2K events.

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To Anita K, with much love and respect

To Anita K, with much love and respect

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is a tribute to Anita K. who recently died of Alzheimer’s disease. She never played poker, although I did try to introduce her to the game. Even so, she is well deserving of our plaudits.

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Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Taking a break from the poker game is rarely discussed in gaming publications. Yet, strange as it may seem at first blush, it can be important to success at the poker table.

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Golden Nugget hosts Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tourney

Golden Nugget hosts Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tourney

posted on February 06, 2018 by

The Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tournament, held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino inside the poker room, is hosted by the Duke of Fremont Street for the benefit of the Clark County Museum Guild and the Clark County Museum.

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Concentrate but don't worry too much about human error if using right method

Concentrate but don't worry too much about human error if using right method

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | People who learn the right strategy, for whatever reason, make some mistakes while playing. There are a variety of reasons why these mistakes are made. The player might be tired or he might have been drinking or he might just be human.

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Handling 9 or 10 players at table

Handling 9 or 10 players at table

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Poker by George | Stuart Cutler, age 72, has been playing poker since he retired about six years ago. With experience, he has been able to move up to 1/2 no-limit hold’em. He enjoys playing in Las Vegas area casinos two or three times a week. 

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Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Heavenly PokerMade hands are hole cards that could win the pot without further improvement. Before the flop, A-A, K-K, and Q-Q are in this category. But they are all highly vulnerable. An opponent can catch a better hand, making your big pair a costly second-best. Let’s focus on pocket Queens.

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Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | One of the complaints of utilizing a strategy that requires playing games properly is the notion it requires computer perfect strategy and humans are simply not that perfect. There is obviously some truth to this. Humans certainly are not perfect.

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Playing poker with the Devil

Playing poker with the Devil

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I met Ernie Scherer Jr. many years ago in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast playing Omaha, one of his favorite games. This is a story about his tragic murder and how it was woven into my life.

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Levy heads up Boulder Station's poker room

Levy heads up Boulder Station's poker room

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | This month we visited with Bill Levy, the poker room manager at Boulder Station. “Here at Boulder we have an 11-table room. We are notoriously known for our 4-8 limit high-only Omaha game."

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Evaluating tight and loose betting players

Evaluating tight and loose betting players

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Poker by George | Are you tight or loose? Let’s characterize these diametrically opposed playing traits.

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Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Many casinos offer a special bonus during designated hours in low/middle limit Texas hold’em games.

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Supersitition can destroy your profits

Supersitition can destroy your profits

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Are you superstitious? Most likely, to some degree, we are all superstitious. What is superstition?

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Poker will eventually give you the 'Oh no!' experience

Poker will eventually give you the 'Oh no!' experience

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Poker by George | If you play much Texas hold’em, undoubtedly you have been the victim of an “Oh no!” experience, perhaps several.

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My poker resolutions

My poker resolutions

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Poker by George | I much enjoyed reading Irene Edith’s poker resolutions in the Dec. 12 issue of GamingToday. And I told her so. In her resolutions, she offered some fantastic advice for poker players who would like to improve their results at the table. I could not have done nearly as well.

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Great hand turns ugly quickly

Great hand turns ugly quickly

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | I was playing $4-$8 limit hold’em at my local casino. I had just joined the game and, in the cut-off position, looked down on J-Q spades, well exceeding the Hold’em Algorithm starting hand criteria. What a great way to begin a poker session

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After the flop make sure percentages are understood

After the flop make sure percentages are understood

posted on January 09, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, you have decided to stay to see the flop in accordance with Step I of the Two-Step Concept. Now, you wait anxiously to see the three face-up community cards on the flop. 

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