For the Joy of the Game by Pegasus
A sweat bead wiggles down your temple
As you swallow down that ever-present lump
You push at those mirrored shades
Til they're cuttin' into your schnoz.
Checking and re-checking your cards
As you hound-doggedly check-raise
Dead-pan poker facade
ASK CAN I BORROW $5 GUY
Dear Can I Borrow $5 Guy:
Recently I started playing the 6 handed limit tables at Party. At first, I was just crushing them, but lately it seems like no matter what I do, I just can't pull down a pot. Any ideas?
Bewildered in Baltimore
An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten in the same suit.
Five cards in sequence, of the same suit.
Four of a kind
Four cards of the same rank, and one side card
Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching...
Goldie Hawn's other child, Oliver Hudson, may be licking his wounds for awhile after this blind-side beating:
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Why not combine the fun of poker with the excitement of taking an exotic cruise?
A poker cruise has all the regular cruise amenities plus poker fans can indulge in their favorite card game while onboard.
Most poker cruisers are recreational players up for a fun and sun holiday. Exploring the p...
Here's one poker player's personal story...
Topic: "How I Started Playing Poker"
By Christina DeJesus Christina3kye@yahoo.com
I'm sitting at a 2-4 table in the Bally's casino on a Monday afternoon with lots of seniors. Everyone at the table is annoyed. They are irritated beca...
Chips aren't just for betting anymore. Here are some fun chip tricks to impress your poker buddies with:
Drifter by Anders Lundkvist - Slam a chip onto the surface so that it runs forward and the backspin created will bring the chip back to you.
One chip needed plus a stack of chips.
All bets are on Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi to take the title. He has been unstoppable this whole year, leading the pro poker world.
Poker Player of the Year will come down to 3 tournaments this month:
The Bellagio's Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas (prelims going on now)
Blind (Small blindbig blind): These are the forced bets that take the place of an ante. The person to the left of the dealer must pay the small blind and the person after him must pay the big blind.
Board Cards: The cards in the middle of the table that are shared by everyone.
Poker can be a hard game to master but don't think that if you win a couple games that you are god's gift to the game. Keep your ego in check. Which means don't get too cocky. Remember, 'pride goeth before the fall'.
Keep the right mindset when playing. This also means don't get too emotional. Y...
You've got a great hand...now what? First, don't get too excited and scare off the other players. What good is your hand full of aces if everyone folds on you right away. Don't scare them off, ok? What I mean by that is don't suddenly 'bet the farm'. Take it easy. Maybe just limp in by simply callin...
Playing poker online can be won by you, now. There are numerous sites out there that are free and fun, and most importantly, will allow you to hone your skills. They will also most likely have "Training Tables" and links where you can learn the rules of the game, if need be.
Personally, I like pl...
We typically do our best to remain objective when reviewing the online betting agencies that we evaluate from time to time, but of late, we have found it difficult to be anything other than enthusiastic over Ladbroke’s new feature called InfoHub.
Call us geeks or nerds if you will, but having grown accustomed to the capabilities of the internet over the past two years, and old enough to remember a time when there was no instantaneous source of every imaginable type of information, InfoHub has caught our attention to such an extent that we cannot put it down.
The first feature we noticed, one that caused our jaws to drop so low that our knees were bumping our chins, was the simplicity of using InfoHub, a simplicity for which we lack an adequate adjective.
InfoHub, and the vast resources contained therein, is accessed by turning any mobile internet connected device 90 degrees from portrait to landscape orientation. The feature automatically launches for any market where the InfoHub icon is displayed.
From there, punters will have access to an almost exhaustive wealth of information pertaining to most of the betting markets Ladbrokes has on offer. Sports, racing, events major and some minor, all offer in-depth analysis designed with one purpose in mind: giving punters the ability to make the most possibly well-informed wagers.
There will be some excellent opportunities to become familiar with InfoHub, as many major domestic and international codes are presently going full tilt at this early point in 2017. By the time the gallopers start showing up in force in February, racing punters will be ready to wager with an acumen that prior to InfoHub was mostly the sole province of professional punters with copious technological resources and a staff of assistants. Cricket markets are exceedingly well covered, as are soccer leagues and the basketball leagues of Australia, the U.S. and Europe.
The list is expanding all the time.
In just a few months, the AFL and NRL, with their hundreds of weekly markets, will make their InfoHub debut.
As we noted earlier, the simplicity of using InfoHub to assemble wagering information is sheer bliss. After spending some time with InfoHub, we soon found ourselves wishing that our bankers’ and credit card companies’ websites were equally as functional and intuitive to use.
New users, even those who use agencies other than Ladbrokes, will have a similar experience and the proof of the ease of use of InfoHub lies in online videos Ladbrokes has designed to support the launch of the new feature. Most of these videos are less than three minutes in length. That is how easy it is to use.
Several minutes of hands-on experimenting with InfoHub is all it takes to discover which features are most appealing and it is basically impossible to place a real wager in error, so feel free to tap and scroll to your heart’s content. Fill out a bet slip or two just to get the feel of InfoHub, and then clear those selections from the bet slip, unless that is, you want to keep them, in which case, simply add your stake and submit your wager.
We feel that InfoHub will make us better punters, and whilst it is not proper for us to make that claim for anyone else, the one thing of which we can be fairly certain is that other online agencies will soon follow suit and debut their own versions of InfoHub.