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Poker News | PokerWorks Op-Ed

PokerWorks Op-Ed takes the cobwebs off the corners and ceilings and blows the dust out into the universe in an attempt to unplug your brain from the standard 9-5 mentality. It may get confusing, it may be enlightening, but one thing it is for sure, it is an opinion.

Introduction to Casino Poker

If you have never played poker in a casino before, or even sat at the table with friends, you may wonder what/how you get started and what you need to know. This little intro is a crash course for a few of the games and limits. The list person...

Poker Plus - Analyzation

The correct spelling for pluralizing analyze is wrong of course but for poker context it seems to fit. A good way to improve your poker game is to analyze your hands and how you played those hands. This can best be accomplished by getting...

Grinding Online - Multi-Table Turbos

One of my favorite formats to play online is the multi-table sit n go turbo tournament. While most normal tourney structures require a time commitment of a minimum of three hours and usually more, the faster blind structure of the sit n go...

Grinding Online - Bankroll Management

As I mentioned in the first article in this series, Grinding Online, my first foray into online poker ended badly due to my lack of understanding of bankroll management. I was playing far above the limits that my money warranted, and despite...

Grinding Online - 8-Game and Badugi on PokerStars

Hey kids!  Have you checked out these games at PokerStars?  PokerStars both ring games and tournaments in 8-game (HORSE plus limit triple draw 2-7, no limit holdem and pot limit Omaha) and Badugi.   What’s Badugi?  It’s another triple draw...

Poker Plus - Why Do You Play Poker?

If you play poker, it is almost a given that someone has asked you this question. It is also a good bet that the person asking the question was not a poker player. Thanks to the poker boom on television, the non-poker population has mostly...

Grinding Online - PokerStars 18-Player $6.50 Turbo NLH SNGs

Large, multi-table online tournaments can be an extremely frustrating experience for even the most seasoned of poker players.  You need to be able to survive lots of landmines just to make the money, and once you’ve done that, you must continue...

Grinding Online - The Craziest Sit ‘N Go

Of all the words I dread seeing in an online poker chat box, the three that drive me the most crazy are, “I’ve gotta go.”  When someone types those in, you know that you are in for a barrage of all-in bets that will completely skew the results...

Poker Plus - How Do They Do It?

The more poker I play online, the more I speculate about my opponents. Not where they are from or what their lives are like, but how they can continue to be able to play. By being able to play - I mean financially. Unless you have been living...

Grinding Online - Leaks

One of the most challenging aspects of building a bankroll online is honestly recognizing weaknesses in your game. Without being able to analyze properly what you do successfully and what you fail at, you will be stuck on an endless roller...

Grinding Online - When You’re Losing

There will come a time, if there hasn’t already, when you will lose at the poker table no mater what you do.  If you play premium hands, they will be mercilessly run down and crushed.  If you are aggressive, you will get trapped.  If you are...

Poker Plus - Telling Tells

Do you read poker books or poker pro blogs? If you do, no doubt you have read about Poker “tells” somewhere. Tells are a popular topic amongst players and are touted as an invaluable tool in the arsenal of a winning player. But just what...

Poker Plus - Making the Most of your Poker Budget

Tired of the economy? Pissed off at the pump? Grouchy at the grocery store? Well you are not alone. Everyone today is feeling the pinch, even poker players. With the economy the way it is, many players may have a hard time justifying...

Grinding Online - Choosing Ring Games - Part Two

In the first part of this series, which can be found here, I discussed the first two of four considerations you should examine in choosing whether or not to sit down at a particular cash game table.  You should read and review the information on...

Grinding Online - Choosing Ring Games - Part One

The big online poker sites (Party Poker, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars to name a few) have literally thousands of tables in play at any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year.  Although these include both tournaments and cash games, it is likely...

Grinding Online - The Million Dollar Turbo Takedown

One of the ways to build a bankroll online is by playing freerolls of various types. Some of them are truly free, where you just have to be quick enough to sign up before the tournament is full. Others require you to spend, not money, but the...

Grinding Online - Avoiding Tilt

I was playing in a no limit holdem tournament on PokerStars, approaching the final table, where the top seven players cashed, when a short-stacked player caught a two-outer on the river to reduce my stack a bit. Two hands later, I was dealt A-A...

Grinding Online - Advertising

One of the things I’ve noticed in low level no limit hold’em ring games is that many of my most profitable sessions have come after an early hand in which, for one reason or another, I looked foolish.  On a huge site like PokerStars or Full Tilt...

Poker Plus - Profit Sharing

Making a profit by playing poker takes more than just winning a few pots in one session. It takes many, many profitable sessions. And, the way we make a profit is by others losing. There are two reasons players lose, either they are loose...

Grinding Online - Know Your Opponents

One of the most important aspects of poker play, whether online or live, is to know your opponents, and specifically, know what level of thinking they are employing when playing their hands.  First level thinkers are only concerned about their...

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