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Skillfully building that pot to win the most at poker

Skillfully building that pot to win the most at poker

posted on December 26, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | A good measure of a poker player’s level of skill is how well he builds the pots he wins. While you would like to win lots of pots, most important is how big those pots are that you win? That is easily the key to success at the poker table.

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Another unique poker dream to preserve

Another unique poker dream to preserve

posted on December 26, 2017 by

Poker by George | It seems I often find myself awakening in the early morning hours after dreaming about poker. This one seemed so unique I wasted little time in getting up out of bed and making my way to my trusty computer so I could share it with you.

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Access everything on the GamingToday website for free!

posted on December 25, 2017 by

Our readers have an opportunity to access everything on the GamingToday website for free. This is the final week everyone becomes a VIP thanks to Santa! To access our online copy of the GamingToday (PDF) please send us your email address and we will send it to you. 

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Finishing up with favorite card odds

Finishing up with favorite card odds

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Poker by George | In the last issue of GamingToday, we presented my favorite card odds, and added a relevant and significant comment about each. Each of these odds is unique, and you can apply various concepts to make the most of it as you strive to win more chips.

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Even in the same session winners can be losers

Even in the same session winners can be losers

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing poker in a casino, winners often are losers in the same session. That’s what I said!

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Poker resolutions pre New Year

Poker resolutions pre New Year

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | It’s never too early nor too late to make your poker resolutions. You don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day.

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My favorite card odds for winning

My favorite card odds for winning

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Poker by George | Card odds are a fact of life. They are based only on probability and are statistically undisputable. Want to be a winner? While poker psychology, luck and tells can help, the odds predominate – when used properly. 

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Reminder about small pocket pairs

Reminder about small pocket pairs

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Poker by George | May I remind you: While playing Texas hold’em, often you will look down at your holecards and see a small pair; that’s 7-7 down to 2-2. It will happen often enough that you would be wise to be prepared as to how best to play this hand.

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All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms

All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms – tall and short, fat and skinny, young and old. You name it, they are there. And, for sure, there are also idiots.

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Bellagio hosts WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event

Bellagio hosts WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event

posted on December 05, 2017 by

The focus of the poker world again lands on the Las Vegas Strip starting today (Tuesday) as the Bellagio Resort & Casino hosts the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event. The winner will be crowned Sunday, Dec. 10.

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Online poker in UK is losing ground to other forms of betting

Online poker in UK is losing ground to other forms of betting

posted on December 04, 2017 by

Online poker in the United Kingdom is losing ground to other forms of betting. This finding was part of the annual report from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.

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Vandenberk says Santa Fe Station feels like family

Vandenberk says Santa Fe Station feels like family

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | Normally we interview a poker room manager for this column but we learned of a dealer with an interesting story and background. My interview is with Patrick Vandenberk, a poker dealer at Santa Fe Station.

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Nightmare with two queens

Nightmare with two queens

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | I had a nightmare that woke me up. The day before, I had lost a pot while holding two Queens in the hole. That must have been the reason for my dream. So I rushed to my computer to record my thoughts.

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Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in Las Vegas in 1979 by Benny Binion, owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world’s greatest poker players and to serve as a tourist attraction to his casino.

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Another look at pro players through the eyes of Negreanu

Another look at pro players through the eyes of Negreanu

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | I have always admired Daniel Negreanu, world-famed poker celebrity and member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Rather than just earning a living at the game, he seems to care about the poker world.

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Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | Suppose I asked you: “What is the best starting hand you could hope for in a game of Texas hold’em?” Most likely, you quickly replied: “That’s a no-brainer. It’s pocket Aces!”

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Texture does change in poker

Texture does change in poker

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | By definition, texture is the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance. At the poker table, the game texture can be loose or tight; it can be aggressive or the opposite, passive.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Poker by George | I vividly recall a hand I played a few months ago at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. It was a hand I will never forget. I was dealt pocket-Jacks, caught a set on the flop, and then quad-Jacks on the turn. Wow! 

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Definitely not fun when getting rivered

Definitely not fun when getting rivered

posted on November 07, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em at the casino, suddenly a player angrily shouted aloud: “Again! He rivered me again!” Then, venting his fury, he slammed his hole cards face-up atop the muck. 

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Knowing your opponent part two

Knowing your opponent part two

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Last week, we identified typical playing traits you will encounter as you play Texas hold’em. Knowing how each opponent usually plays his cards, you can be prepared to take appropriate measures in your own best interests. Let’s explore this:

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