How To Improve Your Poker Game

How To Improve Your Poker Game

By: Adel Awwad

If you are an avid poker player then you will constantly be looking for ways to improve your poker game. Gaming strategies, odds calculators, poker tutorials and more can certainly assist you in your attempts to improve your game. Plus, good old fashioned practice will help you hone your poker skills and will also help you become a sharp and formidable poker player at the tables.

First, if you are looking to improve your poker game, you will want to read every book you possibly can about the subject. Professional poker players often write books about their playing techniques. In learning about the different techniques that various poker player’s use, you can learn the techniques that work best for you and subsequently improve your poker game.

Second, when looking to improve your poker game, you will want to explore as many strategic plays as possible. This can be done at free online casinos where you can learn the different types of rules for poker variants, the different types of hands to play and you can even play against people from anywhere on the globe.

Third, when seeking to improve your poker game, you may want to read or check out various poker game tutorials on the web. Such tutorials may provide you with some insight that you may have not otherwise had before you viewed the tutorial. You would be surprised what you might learn while viewing tutorials and you will find the learning process both engaging and fun.

Fourth, you might what to familiarize yourself with poker odds. You can memorize poker odds to increase your playing power at the tables or, if you prefer, you can invest in a poker odds calculator. A poker odds calculator can help you learn the odds of various hands and once you have mastered the odds; you will be able to place far wiser bets at the playing table.

Finally, you can learn a lot by watching the pros play. When watching professional poker players note how the intimidate other players and study their poker face. Studying the poker faces of the professionals will help you develop your own strategies for psyching out other players at the table. Let’s face it; sometimes you need to bluff, no matter what your strategy is. Nevertheless, by mastering the techniques of poker, there will be fewer times that you will be required to bluff!

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How To Have The Most Fun Playing Holdem Poker At Home

Playing Holdem Poker At Home Can Be Fun

By: Dave Cushion

Holdem poker is taking the country by storm as one of the most fun means of entertainment. It’s not a fad, but more of an awareness of a great way to have some fun.

While there’s a ton of instructional info on the web to give you all the strategies and tips for playing your best, I’d
like to focus on ways of getting the most fun out of playing holdem at home.

Our perspective is that holdem is simply fun to play. We’re not doing it as a means of income, but we’re playing for
entertainment purposes. The competitive aspects of friendly poker are no different than you’d find in your weekend golf or tennis game.

It’s simply nothing more than having a great time with friends or family at home. So, let’s look at some of the things that can make it even more fun.

Create The Atmosphere.

The first way to enhance our fun is to create the proper atmosphere. No, we’re not going to build a room that will
hold the World Series of Poker or the World Poker Tour. But, without a lot of trouble and not too much expense, we
can create our own poker room environment.

Before we begin, I’ll state the obvious and suggest you get some high quality poker chips. Personally, I prefer medium heavy, clay poker chips. They’re more fun to play with, add to the game, and you can do all the neat chip riffles you see on TV that don’t work with cheap, plastic chips. Plus, they’re just cool.

Next, consider getting a poker table. While the dining room table may work, you can add greatly to your game by having a genuine holdem poker table. They come in all price ranges. You can get an inexpensive table-top that you simply put on top of whatever table you’re using. They have the look of a real table but at a fraction of the cost.

But, if you’re really into your poker and can justify the cost, there’s some beautiful looking poker tables that are a
genuine piece of furniture. They are not only the best way to play, but they can be quite striking as furniture in a
recreation room.

Now, if you’ve got a very nice table, how about adding a neat light above it? One that’s tailor made for playing
cards. All kinds of choices from Tiffany lamps to poker lamps.

If you’re going to go all out for your game room, here’s a few ideas that really add that special touch.

-Jukebox

-Popcorn machine

-Dart game

-Electronic dart game

-Pinball machine

-Foosball

-Posters of poker champions or your favorite players

-Poker wall art

Neat Accessories.

If you want to dress up your game without spending a lot of money, here’s a few more ideas.

How about poker buttons to help the beginners? You can get a set of buttons which include the dealer button and one for the small and big blind. It can help remind beginners when they have to ante up and where the play begins.

Shoes for dealing cards and card shufflers are also inexpensive, but functional items as well. Or how about a
deck of World Poker Tour playing cards. It’ll give you that “official” look.

You also might want to consider a chip case. Or get the entire chip set including a classy aluminum or wood case.
If you have large games, you can buy packages that have as many chips as you’ll need. How many chips are needed is
covered in another article or you can do a web search.

So, these are just a few ideas to help you have the absolute most fun from playing poker with your friends. Factor in
the enjoyment factor and how much you’re willing to spend, then decide which of these ideas fit best into your
entertainment plans.

Note:

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possible) are included. A complimentary copy of any newsletter or a link to the website using this article would
be greatly appreciated.

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Dave Cushion is a professional web publisher and avid holdem poker player offering advice on poker equipment including poker chips, tables and other accessories.