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Moving from $1/2 to $2/4

Although you have the bankroll, you may not decide to move up just quite yet, which is more than understandable. However, there are two reasons in doing so: First: The players play just as bad at $2/4 as they do in $1/2. In essence, the same quality play will net you...
5 Card Draw Rules

5 Card Draw Rules

5 Card Draw is a game that's familiar to many poker players through fondly remembered games around the kitchen table. With only two betting rounds and the possibility of replacing cards you don't like, the game is completely different from Texas Hold'em.
5 Card Draw Rules

Badugi Rules

Badugi is a weird, yet addictive, type of poker. You get four cards, and you have to try to make the lowest possible hand without repeating ranks or suits. There are three draws, so you have ample opportunity to get rid of cards you don't like.
Michael1123’s Multi-Table Tournament Strategy

Playing the Small Blind in an MTT Part 1

When it's folded to your SB in a poker tournament, you ought to be shoving pretty wide if your stack is small. You need to consider how often the big blind will fold, how often he will call and win, and how often he will call and you will win to be able to calculate if it's profitable to go all in.
Card Looking Poker Tells

Card Looking Poker Tells

the importance of observing opponents' reactions when they look at their cards in poker games, suggesting that players can gain valuable insights into their opponents' hands by noting their behaviors, such as the speed of their reactions, shuffling habits, and responses to the flop
The Psychology of Losing

Poker Bad Beats And You

You have a pretty looking hand and your opponent has a funny, lopsided looking hand and you’re happy to see that all the money goes in the pot. The end. Everything after that is just an illusion taking your focus away from a truth in poker. You’ve made the...

Build Your Own ‘Team Of Champions’ On bet365

Do you have what it takes to build a Team Of Champions and go for glory? As a result of overwhelming popularity, and with the knockout stages of the Champions League upon us, bet365 has brought back their popular rewards promotion, Team Of Champions. From March 9-23,...

bet365’s Wrapped Up Rewards Month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because bet365 wants to make sure that this holiday season you don’t go home empty handed with the Wrapped Up Rewards promotion. bet365 is running an exclusive promotion from Dec. 1-31 where players open 25...

PokerStars December Festival

Tis the season to be jolly, and PokerStars wants to ring in the holiday season with special, month-long celebration: The PokerStars December Festival. The month-long festival, which runs from Dec. 1-31, will feature a minimum of $15,000,000 in prizes, as well as the...

Time Pot

A Time Pot is a method players use for paying a card room’s time charge. Players agree that the winner of the first pot over a certain size will pay the table’s time charge.

Steel Wheel

A steel wheel is a 5 high straight(Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5) all the same suit(a flush).

PokerStars Has Football Fever and It’s Spreading

PokerStars has Football Fever! The world’s largest online poker room has created special events for World Cup enthusiasts which have a total prize pool of $1.7M. Poker players can get in on the action for as little as $1.00 for their chance to win money in these exciting tournaments.


When a player is running hot, winning pot after pot, he is said to have the rungood.


Abbreviation for Open Face Chinese. You can play OFC on FTR:

Fantasy Land

When playing Open Face Chinese Poker, a player hits Fantasy Land with QQ or better in the top row, without fouling. In the next deal, the player will receive all 13 cards face down and can set it however they like.