Texas Hold’em – Start-Up Guide for New Players

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What is the "Gap Concept" in Poker?

The term "gap concept," first introduced by renowned poker author David Sklansky, refers to the idea that a player needs a better hand to call a raise than to open the pot themselves. Sklansky: Knows his gaps. For example: if it is folded to you in middle position it may…

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10 Simple Poker Tells You Can (Usually) Bank On

Tells and poker – a pseudo-science which sometimes seems to work and sometimes seems to not hit the mark at all. To start with, most amateur poker players have the wrong ideas about which poker…

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10-Minute Crash Course in Texas Hold'em Poker

Heading to Vegas for the weekend? Looking to try your hand at the game you’ve seen so often on TV? Have no clue where to start? Here’s our 10-minute Texas Hold’em crash course to get…

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Texas Hold'em Starting Hands Cheat Sheet

Making money in No-Limit Texas Hold’em starts with the hands you choose to play and when you choose to play them. Even a “top 10 hand” can be the wrong hand to play depending on…

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How to Work Out the Winning Poker Hand in Texas Hold'em

One of the essential things you’ll need to learn when starting out playing poker is how to determine the winning poker hand. It seems like a simple thing to see which poker hand wins but…

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Top 5 Trouble Hands for Beginner Poker Players

“Poker’s tough.” I’ve heard that line – and said it myself – more times than I can count. The truth of it is never more obvious than while watching beginners lose pots with the top…

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How to Find the Most Profitable Poker Table, Live or Online

You can only make as much money in poker as the table you’re on allows. Sometimes the best thing you can do to make more money is to change the table you’re on. This isn’t…

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How to Calculate Outs in Poker: A Beginner's Guide

One of the most basic but also the most crucial skills for a poker player is the ability to quickly calculate how many outs you have to a winning hand. It may seem complicated at…

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How to Run a Poker Home Game

Before any poker player makes his first trip to the casino or first deposit online he’s usually exposed to the basics of poker in the context of a home game. Whether it’s a well-run home…

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How to Play Hold'em Before the Flop: Beginners Guide

In full-ring No-Limit Hold’em, deciding which hands to play and which hands to fold is the single most important factor when you first learn to play winning poker. You may only be making flop, turn…

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