Amateurs do not get much chips to get some value on the river, and this mistake has two bad effects on their game. One, they cannot win big pots although they have good hands. Most of the time, the river is when the more chips are pushed to the center, and when amateurs check when they should bet. It is when they win medium sized pots when they can win bigger ones. Two, amateurs will not be bale to bluff effectively when they do not know how to make value-bets to balance their poker strategy. You can determine what cards one holds by knowing how to fish for the info.
Out o f position bets
A lot of players become timid during the river and usually just checks hoping that hope that they will just be checked too. This should not be your game plan just like in boxing, you do not want to be passive during the closing rounds of the bout.
If you are too passive on the river, your opponents will pick you apart. Continue punching on the river and win those pots. Of course there will be times that you will be knocked down but there will be times that you can hit big.
When out of position, you can make blocking bets to remain active. These are small bets about 25 to 50% of the pot. There are two benefits with this move: you can set up the price for a showdown and be paid by the bad cards. Remember though that there can also be a downside to blocking bets especially when you giveaway too much information to your opponent about your hand.
Just to give you a picture the #1 Event No Limit Hold’em for this tournament was capped with 204 eager poker souls. Jack Effel welcomed the poker players and went through a rundown of the scheduled events for the week. Poker pro JP Kelly was called to the stage to officially instruct the dealers to commence the games.
Poker pros are everywhere if we can say it that way. The stars of the game are present namely Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Sorel Mizzin, Huck Seed, Barry Greenstein, Erik Seidel, Men Nguyen, Tom Dwan, Annette Obrestad, and Phil Laak.
Still early in the competition, the roster of stars already has some casualties. Seed, Nguyen, and Dwan slammed into the rails.
Nguyen’s Ace-King Diamond was played with all his chips only to find out that his hand was against a three of a kind. This goes to show that even multi-bracelet holders sometimes ram into a disaster situation.
Seed was also disappointed when he gambled with his top pair against a strong set sending the former world champion out of the table.
Dwan thought he was okay with his two pairs of 7-6 but his opponent flopped a straight.
This article focuses on how to maintain fit which is very essential for all the poker players. You all will agree with me that the dynamic game of poker is stipulated to the poker table as there is hardly any movement involved. You are restricted to your chair and hence no physical activity. You are on a chair for hours, imbibing alcohol and zilch calories are burnt. This is not a great way to lead your life.
As you have heard the popular saying Health is wealth you should ensure that you are physically fit despite spending long hours glued to the chair when dealing with poker addiction.
These 5 tips will help all the poker players stay in great shape.
To begin with you should know the pertinence of health. If you are not well how would you be able to play poker? In order to remain fit and fine regular exercise is a must. Movement of the entire body would erase the fatigue and prevent the diseases from mushrooming in your body. You should avoid ill health to impact your game of poker. You may tire with no trouble and lose your concentration as well and this would do you no good while playing poker.
The best way to keep in shape is to exercise in a regular basis. Being physically fit sure has its advantages and it keeps your heart in a good shape as well. If you are in good health you would always be steady and focused in your games which would help you earn pots of money.
I’m not a big fan of PokerKat aka Kathy Liebert, but this is a pretty funny interview with Pokernews.com. Still: Kathy needs to go busto!
Phil Ivey was a wee bit steaming at this point in the Full Tilt Million Dollar Cash Game. His flop call is somewhat strange looking at how shallow Chris’ stack is – but hey, it’s Chris Ferguson, he might be a little tight.
The commentators are hugely irritating. OBVIOUSLY AK would bet the river there. Idiots.
You greet the bonuses with a beautiful smile on your face. But do you really know about the advantages and disadvantages of online poker bonus? If not, please read this article.
One of the main features of online poker is the bonus. Most of the sites online advertise the lump sum amount which can be won by prospective poker players. The bonus program acts as an incentive and lures many poker players to register on their site and play the various tournaments.
One of the most eminent and popular bonus offered by online poker sites is the signing-up bonus by which a poker player is offered an mount for signing up at that particular website which is a small percentage of the deposit that was made to register on the site. The percentage varies from one company to another.
Some of the advantages of the bonus which is won by the poker players include financial gain, experimenting with various poker sites, and it is a hassle-free approach.
One of the most prominent results of winning bonus is all the free money amassed by you which improves your income and the rating on the site. You need to win games on the website after registration and then you would be eligible for the bonus amount.
Diverse new sites can be experimented and tested to conclude the best online poker site on internet. If you dislike the site you can take your sign-up bonuses withdraw the initial deposit and search for greener pastures.
I dislike this b*tch as much as I dislike Sarah Palin. No joke, she’s absolutely irritating, and yes – she makes a good play against Vanessa Rousso – but she got killer lucky.
Vanessa played great at this Ladies Night World Poker Tour Final Table, and I guess she just got a bit unlucky in this hand…
Bad play, good result. DONKAMENTS.
I feel bad for Carlos Mortensen. Josh Prager makes a silly bad call against him, and it’s a bit of a silly way to go out. Maybe Carlos talked a bit too much there…
Worst commentary ever, by the way.
A sick sick sick hand from Poker After Dark, probably one of the best poker shows ever… Tom “durrr” Dwan plays the hand very strong, and so does Antonio Esfandiari. This is just what people call a cold deck. I’ve read some comments about putting durrr on 68, but come on – this is just unfoldable.
Bob Safai is funny, he does NOT like durrrr! ^^