Does a Flush Beat a Straight? Yes, and Here’s Why

Does a Flush Beat a Straight? Yes, and Here’s Why

Judging by how many people search “does a flush beat a straight” on Google, it’s clear that many people don’t know the answer to this question. Have they not seen the I Love Lucy episode where Ricky teaches Lucy what beats what in poker? Who hasn’t seen that!? In all seriousness, the simple answer is: […]

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How to Play Three-Card Poker

How to Play Three-Card Poker

Three-Card Poker sounds like a prison game, doesn’t it? In fact, Three-Card Poker has become one of the most popular table games in casinos across the US. Not only is the game quite simple to learn and play, but it is relatively slow-paced (so you won’t lose as much as faster-paced games) and also great […]

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Poker Hand Rankings & Downloadable Chart (Top Texas Hold’em Hands)

Poker Hand Rankings & Downloadable Chart (Top Texas Hold’em Hands)

If you want to win at poker, you obviously need to know what hand you’ve been dealt and what hand wins. Here you’ll find a list of poker hands from highest to lowest to help you get started, as well as the top starting hands for Texas Hold’em. This cheat sheet displays the traditional poker hand […]

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Poker Angle Shooting: The String Bet and String Raise

Poker Angle Shooting: The String Bet and String Raise

We’ve all seen a player place chips in the pot with multiple motions, or appear to call, puts chips in the pot, and then announce a raise and adds more chips. As our eyes roll in unison, the offender is likely unaware that they have committed a major poker transgression: a string bet or string […]

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