Poker Rules & Logic

Now you’ve made your first step in discovering the world of poker : you’ve read endless books about strategy & the history of poker, hold’em Poker rules and winning combinations. Now, after seeing all the playboy Poker sharks showing off their skills...

6 Best Poker Movies

Sometimes there’s nothing like losing yourself in a movie — and these poker movies are great films for any poker fan. Some of these movies aren’t about poker as much as gamblers or Las Vegas, but all feature at least one poker scene and are simply...

Cards, Factorials and the Number of Atoms on Earth!

How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards? Well, the answer is complex. Let’s start with a standard deck of 52 cards. This 52 stack of cards has been in use by millions of people worldwide for quite a few centuries; some say even an entire millennia. Millions of...

Real Business Lessons You Can Learn from Poker!

Poker is a fun and exciting game to play with your friends, but with years of playing Texas Hold’em Poker, this game can teach anyone many valuable skills that can be easily applied to the business world. Here are a few rules of thumb that everyone should implement:...

…One Poker hand…(sq)washes the other: Poker Hand Nicknames

Did you know that in Poker, there are hundreds of nicknames for each card or pairs of cards? Here are a few nicknames for pairs and the reasoning behind each particular nickname: A♣Q♥ Anthony & Cleopatra – this pair shared the initials of the ancient lovers –...

Types of Poker Players

You know when you go out to dinner at a restaurant, you can almost always spot the types: the “sophisticated,” the “classy,” the “not-classy,” the “easily-get-drunk-type?” same with poker players: at the table, you have a variety of personalities and types that can...

Top poker tells

It takes countless hours of poker playing to acquire the skills necessary to be successful. Games broadcasted on TV or online usually edit out the “dead” hands and focus mostly on the exciting showdowns. However, it’s the way to get to those showdowns that aren’t...

How to organize your ultimate poker night

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR ULTIMATE POKER NIGHT Who of us who’ve played poker hasn’t dreamed of hosting his own poker night? Most poker lovers have seen the movies (chances are more than once) and thought; man, I wish I could host a game: Rounders, Lock, Stock & Two...

You know you’ve played too much poker when…

Supposing you know, or living with, a Star Trek fan (mercifully that person will notwalk around in uniform), who must embed his speech constantly with “logic dictates,” “phasers on…” or, when upset, bellow: “kaaaaaaaahhn!” Of course, when you’ve become deeply involved...

10 Small poker tips to help make you a slightly better player

“Are you folding tonight, are you folding tonight, don’t you play every hand that you get…” All poker beginners make mistakes. Probably the number one mistake beginning poker players make is that they play far too many hands. As a novice, you sit down at the table and...

Men vs. Women

He played…she played… Ok, Ok, so the lines between male and female abilities have been blurred a bit in recent years, but it’s interesting nonetheless to find out if there have been any changes when it comes to gaming. Just like when it comes to driving (we won’t go...

A TALL ‘TELL’:

A TALL ‘TELL’: When playing poker, everyone around the player is looking for ‘tells’ the other player is disclosing, whether he/she likes it or not. It could be a tick, facial expression, involuntary cough, a wide-eyed stare, wordless mumble that may be a silent...

Signs your poker session has gone way too long

You know you should be taking a long break from the poker table when… “I think there’s a bear behind me. Is there? Is there…?” When you first start to play poker, your sessions most likely won’t be long. However, to become a good and winning player, it is inevitable...

‘I’M MELTING, I’M MELTING…!’

‘I’M MELTING, I’M MELTING…!’ ‘Temper’s the one thing you can’t get rid of, by losing it.’ –       Jack Nicholson, Anger Management Just imagine for a moment: you’ve landed a spot in a prestigious poker tournament. Amazingly, you’re ahead of the pack,...

Murphy’s law : Poker edition

How many times have you gone all-in just to lose out to a donk who hit his runner on the river…? In poker, every hand – even those that you don’t play – counts. As a poker player, you are well aware of the “pot” holes that await you as you try and win…the pot....

Being John poker player

On becoming a poker pro “Poker is the hardest way to make an easy living” If you’ve ever watched cowboy movies, they all have a central theme: a mysterious lone gunslinger comes into town (or a farm or a ranch) solves a problem and leaves in a cloud of dust. The life...

POKER Presidential poker

‘I like to play cards and dance’ –          Harry S. Truman Is poker a prerequisite to being a US president? It is not specifically known if the likes of George Washington and John Adams ever gathered their friends in a secluded gallery and play Seven Card Stud...

Famous poker quotes

How many times have we seen a politician pay in votes – lots of them – for a bad quote, or worse – misquote? Former US President George W. Bush alone has a rich legacy of memorable quotes, most of which are not on the highest intellectual level. In poker, fortunately,...

Online Poker and Live Poker

Naked. Unshaven. Food & drinks all over the place. Music on the loudspeaker instead of stuck in your ears. If that’s how you like your Hold’em Omaha or Seven Card Stud, online poker is the way to go. You can even multi-table as many as you can and chat with your...

Poker players then and now

–    Did the crow have a pistol?          – Wild Bill Hickock Today’s poker pros are as tough as they get. Or are they…? Gus Hansen: Sam Farha – can ‘kill’ you softly with a smile and expensive closing. Phil helmuth – ‘shut up and play.’  Negreanu: can...

I bet $50,000 that you….?

Because sometimes, the money in the pot just isn’t enough… Would you live in a Bellagio bathroom for 25 days for $40,000? For most of us “mortals,” the answer would be probably – yes.  And so did poker player Jay Kwik who was on the receiving end of that amount from...

The legend of poker alice

This Alice didn’t fall through the rabbit hole… “Praise the Lord and place your bets…I’ll take your money with no regrets.” –      Poker Alice Most of us are familiar with the exploits of ‘Wild’ Bill Hicock, Buffalo Bill, Jesse James, etc. But the person...

From the poker table to the oval office!

This Alice didn’t fall through the rabbit hole… “Praise the Lord and place your bets…I’ll take your money with no regrets.” –      Poker Alice Most of us are familiar with the exploits of ‘Wild’ Bill Hicock, Buffalo Bill, Jesse James, etc. But the person...

Video Poker Has Arrived!

Want to try something different? Look no further! We’re exciting to announce the debut of our new Video Poker game, available to users directly from the Live Hold’em Pro lobby on your mobile. Players wishing to take a break from the breakneck pace of Hold’em action...