Heavenly Poker | Playing low/middle limit Texas hold’em, lately there seems to be more raising preflop, and players are much looser. Have you noticed that, too? I’m not sure why this has happened.view
Poker by George | A set is three of a kind when you start with a pair in the hole. The odds are long against connecting on the flop; but it does happen. It’s a powerful hand, and often wins the pot. What’s the best way to play your flopped set? It depends.view
Poker by George | Recently, I wrote about a rather unique book, “Dirty Poker,” that is all about cheating at the poker table. The author, Richard Marcus, admits to having made cheating in poker and other games of chance, his life career.view
Heavenly Poker | Several issues ago, we discussed Texas hold’em drawing hands that hold great promise – loads of outs; but in the end, would cost you lots of chips if you were to connect. As we explained, the problem is some of your outs may be “tainted.”view
Heavenly Poker | Have you ever been a “chaser” at the poker table? These are players who hope to catch one of their outs even if they only have a few. Some may go all the way to the river and the showdown.view
Poker by George | The other day, a friend gave me a book I had never heard of. “Dirty Poker” is all about cheating at the poker table. It was written in 2006 by a man named Richard Marcus, who admits to having made cheating in poker, his life career.view
Beyond the Numbers | I’ve seen many things at the poker table over the decades, and some I’m not proud of. With fifty years of poker to reflect back on, I will say for sure we need to change the way we handle abuse at the table.view
Poker Profile | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno has its All In Poker Series coming up March 15-25, featuring a $200,000 Main Event guarantee. So we interviewed Keith Dames, Atlantis poker room manager, about the big event and what’s going on at Atlantis.view
Heavenly Poker | Is poker a game of luck or skill? That’s a question many people often ask themselves. If you have been a consistent loser at the tables, undoubtedly poker is all about luck. If you just suffered a couple of bad-beats, you are even more certain of that.view
Poker by George | Before getting into action in a Texas hold ’em poker game, there are steps you can take to enhance your chances of winning. Starting out at the casino, you have just signed up at the desk to play your preferred game.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
Heavenly Poker | Made 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.view
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