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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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Dreams can be all too strange yet real

Dreams can be all too strange yet real

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Poker by George | The other day, I had another fascinating poker dream. This one was so strange, albeit quite realistic. At 6:40 a.m., I got out of bed and carefully hustled my aging bones to the computer. I did not want to forget this rare and very strange dream about Texas hold’em. 

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Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

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South Point stays on top with Sanborn on as new poker room manager

South Point stays on top with Sanborn on as new poker room manager

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa welcomes Jason Sanborn to the team as poker room manager. With more than 20 years spent in poker rooms he brings his knowledge and skills to keep South Point’s poker room top of mind for both locals and visitors alike.

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Happy first anniversary to Hollywood Park Casino

Happy first anniversary to Hollywood Park Casino

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Hollywood Park Casino celebrated its one year anniversary this Saturday and Sunday with a $100,000 Poker Weekend.

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Study, understand your enemy

Study, understand your enemy

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | If you play poker in a typical home game, it won’t take long until you know what to expect from your various opponents. Of course, that will happen only if you pay attention.

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Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | Jonathan Little is a highly regarded poker pro and writer/teacher; but that doesn’t mean he is always correct. In a recent publication, he described an interesting hand in a high-stakes no-limit hold’em tournament that cost him a substantial portion of his chip stacks.

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