Written by admin on May 7th, 2012
Remember that when you are too chicken to bet in a game of no limit hold’em poker, you will never win consistently. Checking and calling will not get you anywhere. Betting is critical since this will let you know how your cards compare with the cards of your opponents. When you do not bet, it will be very difficult for you to read other poker players on the table since they are doing all the decision making.
Remember that if you push your chips to the center too frequently, you might find your stack getting lower and lower as the game progresses. How do you bet and at the same time not sacrifice much of your chips? You need to do probe bets. These are bets which are just small enough to dictate the tempo of the game and get an idea of the strengths or possible weaknesses of your opponents.
When you make a probe bet, it should be about 20 to 30% of the size of the pot. This makes your opponent on the other end to decide whether he will call, fold, or raise. When an opponent calls, you can get a hunch that he might have a low or maybe middle pair or he might have a possible draw and would like to see the next card without spending much. When another player raises, you are most likely beaten or at least that is what he wants to you feel so you have to gauge if you have to fold your cards or press on. When a player folds, then lucky you because you have just taken a pot without putting at risk much of your chips.
When you are against excellent poker players though, making probe bets can be dangerous, too. Experienced poker players will let you do your probe bets but they will not let you do it often and will make sure that you pay for that kind of game. Soon enough they will be making raises, not worry at all about your bets and start draining your pocket.
Probe bets can be a very useful poker technique to know your opponent’s hand but use it wisely and sparingly when you are opening the round of betting.
Written by admin on April 10th, 2010
The dynamic and glamorous profession of poker may take a toll on your health in many ways. Erratic working hours, sitting hours on the poker table, malnutrition and lack of sleep may take a toll on your health and well-being. As you have heard that health is wealth poker players should ensure to safeguard their lifestyle against these evils.
All professions have varying degree of stress. Poker is no exception. Poker players should be aware of the evils of the above stated conditions which may result in serious medical complications. Leading a proactive life, eating the right diet and exercising would help them play a better game at the poker table.
Players are glued to the table all the while they play poker. Hence there is hardly any physical activity. Consuming alcohol while playing is a bad habit and it may result in serious health problems as well. Players should exercise daily for at least 30-45 minutes. This would increase their stamina and their ability to examine and focus as well. It may even alter sleeping patterns.
Poker is a composite game with plentiful rules. You have to be attentive all the while because you need to focus on your own game and also on scrutinize and gauge the opponents and their individual games. It is a difficult task. And alcohol consumption makes it very tricky. Your mind is congested and you are powerless to think unmistakably which impacts your game and health in an unfavorable way.
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Written by admin on March 10th, 2010
I always find it funny when Belgian people start speaking “Dutch”-Dutch once they cross the border and get closer to Amsterdam. Kenny Hallaert is another prime example – he just took a couple dimes in this big Master Classics main event – and wines in NEEJDERLANDS.
Still nuff respect, Kenny!
Written by admin on February 10th, 2010
Probably one of Belgium’s richest and most succesful people of all time, the ever so classy and modest Kenny Louagie has been raking in millions in Bobby’s Room in Las Vegas. Here are some photos of the hardly-ever caught on camera poker genius playing in the Prague Unibet Open.
Written by admin on January 25th, 2010
See this is why nobody cares if Phil Laak is a winning player or not. Daniel Negreanu is up against Mike Matusow who just turned a flush against Kid Poker’s set – and still, Phil Laak is the king of the show, even outclassing Antonio Esfandiari. Who cares if Phil is a leak: he’s excellent TV!
Written by admin on November 27th, 2009
Bingo is played by a wide variety of people from around the world. The game is not longer associated only with older generations and women. Because of its online incarnation, bingo is now played by people of all ages and both genders! With the introduction of free bingo, these games are expected to become even more popular.
Online bingo is now the most popular leisure activity among young professionals and women under the age of 40, dispelling the popular myth that senior citizen-aged women are the only demographic that take part in this popular pastime. The online aspect of the game has made the game into more of a social activity, so younger players find a great deal of pleasure in online bingo’s close relationship with social media applications.
Men are also hopping on the online bingo bandwagon. In Sweden, almost 40% of online bingo players are male, and the UK’s make population is not far behind. Almost 20% of online bingo players in the UK are men, a fact which makes the social climate of the game even more diverse. The fact that many couples are also making love connections online is a testament to the increasing male population in online bingo chat rooms!
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Written by admin on October 28th, 2009
Written by admin on September 10th, 2009
Haha Guy Laliberté is a nice guy. He basicly donates about $400,000 to the David Benyamine Foundation. David is a class act though – never complains, even in the face of a huge loss – and acts like a man at all points.
Does this count as a suckout? Haha
Written by admin on August 1st, 2009
Seriously. This guy has to be one of the luckiest players in WSOP history. I’m NOT calling him a donkey, but Joe Hachem just runs good in the Main Event at the World Series of Poker…
Witness another great example of his luckboxingness at work!