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Dreaming of cashing in on a big pot

Dreaming of cashing in on a big pot

posted on March 20, 2019 by

Poker by George | After mucking several hands preflop, Sally was dealt pocket deuces. She was in the Big Blind and there were no raises, so she got to see the flop for “free.”

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To muck or stay? GT readers weigh in

To muck or stay? GT readers weigh in

posted on March 13, 2019 by

Poker by George | To recall, it was about a hand that I was dealt in a limit $4-$8 hold’em game with 1/2 Kill at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif.

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Finding 'Pigeons' no problem in LV rooms

Finding 'Pigeons' no problem in LV rooms

posted on March 06, 2019 by

Poker by George | Apparently, PokerFitz has solved this problem by playing against the many tourists in Las Vegas who are “Poker Pigeons” (they play much too many poor starting hands).

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Poker Hall of Fame should bring Yosh Nakano in

Poker Hall of Fame should bring Yosh Nakano in

posted on February 27, 2019 by

Beyond the Numbers | Poker needs more ambassador icons like Yosh Nakano. The Poker Hall of Fame would be better with Yosh Nakano as a member.

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The art of the tell important part of game

The art of the tell important part of game

posted on February 27, 2019 by

Poker by George | Most recreational poker players will neglect to seek out such tells from their opponents

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Muck or stay? Every poker player's dilemma

Muck or stay? Every poker player's dilemma

posted on February 20, 2019 by

Poker by George | With so many opponents raising and calling, there was a good chance someone already held a bigger pair in the hole.

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Strategy will pay off in Four Card Poker Part II

Strategy will pay off in Four Card Poker Part II

posted on February 13, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | As promised in last week’s column, I conclude my story about Four Card Poker. The strategy is broken into two parts. 

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There should always be a place for women in poker

There should always be a place for women in poker

posted on February 13, 2019 by

Poker by George | Poker has many outstanding celebrity women, but does it have its fair share of women playing at the tables in casinos and card rooms?

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Four Card Poker has simple strategies

Four Card Poker has simple strategies

posted on February 06, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | There is an extra decision in Four Card Poker that does not exist in Three Card Poker. 

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Be careful when holding Ace-rag

Be careful when holding Ace-rag

posted on February 06, 2019 by

Poker by George | Let’s focus on Ace-rag in the hole while playing Texas hold’em.

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Going over the basic poker skills

Going over the basic poker skills

posted on January 30, 2019 by

Poker by George | Here’s our annual Poker Skills and Strategies Review. All of these are essential to playing winning poker.

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Plenty of possibilities in Three Card Poker

Plenty of possibilities in Three Card Poker

posted on January 23, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | The critical hand is Q-6-4. The player can expect to lose “only” about 18,300 units, which is a little less than folding.

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Key skills, strategies to take to the poker table

Key skills, strategies to take to the poker table

posted on January 16, 2019 by

Poker by George | Like everyone else who plays poker, your ultimate goal is to go home a winner. Win more and bigger pots. Lose fewer hands containing as few chips as possible.

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No substitute for playing real Poker

No substitute for playing real Poker

posted on January 09, 2019 by

Poker by George | With reference to the “dispute” between Elliot Frome and myself regarding Video Poker vs. Real Poker, the January 1 issue of Ante Up magazine has an interesting column by Mark Brement.

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Nothing beats playing vs. humans

Nothing beats playing vs. humans

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Poker by George | Video Poker has been available in casinos for about 40 years and has become quite popular, especially among gamblers who prefer playing alone, without any competition.

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Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Poker by George | The controversy continues: Is poker a game of skill or just plain luck? Skill is knowing and using all the strategies and tactics essential to going home a winner after your day at the casino. 

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Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

posted on December 24, 2018 by

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet.

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World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

posted on December 20, 2018 by

The World Series of Poker celebrates its golden anniversary when this year's event begins May 28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino's Convention Center. Last year's event had a record 123,865 entries generating a record $266,889,193 in prize money. 

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At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Neither poker rooms nor horse tracks are enjoying the level of success they once did. But don’t tell Pechanga Resort & Casino. The luxurious California property has combined the two with a “Poker & Ponies” room, and the results apparently are encouraging.

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It always pays to pay close attention at table

It always pays to pay close attention at table

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | No matter the stakes, playing poker is serious business. At least, it should be.

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