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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Odd Rules and Exceptions

18 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Odd Rules and Exceptions
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. For our 12th article we’re going to take a look at some of the odd rules, mistakes and exceptions that can pop up over the course of a poker game. Familiarize yourself with these oddities and you’ll be able to deal with 90% of the issues that arise during your home game.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: More Games = More Gamble

16 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: More Games = More Gamble
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. In our 11th article we’ll show you how to break free from the shackles of No-Limit Hold’em. It’s a big, gambley world out there if you know what games to play. These three games are easy to play and guaranteed to inject some action into your home game if you’re stuck in a Hold’em rut. As the numbers get higher the gamble quotient goes up. Once you get to number three you might as well just put your stack in the middle blind.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Stop Cheaters

11 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Stop Cheaters
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. In our ninth article we’re looking at a most unsavory topic: cheaters at your home game. It’s important to accept that the possibility of cheating always exists, even if you’re not playing for money. Some people are just wired to cheat and do it regardless of the cash, others are simply trying to exploit you for financial gain. As the stakes get bigger and your familiarity with the players go down, the more you need to be on the lookout for would-be charlatans. The good news is the people you’re looking for will rarely be accomplished card mechanics, and there are a few easy things you can do to seriously limit their opportunities to cheat. Follow these steps to protect yourself and the players in your game.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: How to Beat Your Friends

8 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: How to Beat Your Friends
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. In our ninth article we’re looking at how to actually beat your friends and how to do it diplomatically enough so that they don’t boycott your game for good. We’ll look at a number of typical home-game player types and the best strategies to use to separate them from their stack. We’ll include a ton of links to the essential strategy content and tell you where and when it’s appropriate to use it. And above all we’ll teach you the subtle art of getting someone to hand over their money and do it with a smile on their face.

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How to Host the Perfect Home Game: Etiquette

3 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Home Game: Etiquette
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Who to Invite

1 May 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Who to Invite
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. For our seventh article we’re going to take a look who you actually want to invite to your game and what you can expect from each demographic. These are a few of the basic groups that you can choose, or choose not, to invite to your home game.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: What to Drink

24 April 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: What to Drink
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. Our fifth article is a special one as Christopher Null of Drinkhacker.com fame has provided a fantastic selection of potential adult beverages to serve at your next poker game. If you like this piece, be sure to head over to Drinkhacker.com where you’ll find a plethora of recipes, reviews and all-around knowledge for the discriminating drinker.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: The Set-Up

21 April 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: The Set-Up
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. For our fourth article in the series we’re going to take a look at the basic set-up for your home game including how much money to put in the game, how many chips you’ll need and whether to host a small tournament or a cash game.

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How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Basic Strategy

17 April 2012, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog , Thoughts from the Felt
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game: Basic Strategy
How to Host the Perfect Poker Home Game is a 12-part series on how to run the superlative poker night for all your friends and coworkers. We’ll cover everything from what game of poker is easiest to play, what hand beats what and even what drinks and food to serve. Follow this guide and people will be reserving their seat at your table weeks in advance. For our third article we’re going to take a look at how a Texas Hold’em game works at its most basic level and some simple strategy. The first thing you need to learn is poker hand rankings (which you’ll find in the previous article) but from there it’s time to learn how to determine the winning hand in a game. The majority of poker hands are fairly easy to determine a winner (a pair of aces beats a pair of kings) but there are some trouble spots. Here are three very good points to keep in mind when playing poker: You must make the best hand possible using exactly five cards No cards outside of the best five have any bearing on the strength of the hand All five cards are used in deciding the strength of the hand In Texas Hold’em you're allowed to use any combination of the cards in your hand and the cards on the board.

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