Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

What Other Poker Variants Will Help you Improve at Hold’em?

There are plenty of ways to improve at Texas Hold’em. Among the more unconventional ones are playing non-Hold’em variants of poker. Beyond poker, plenty of other games also offer players the opportunity to practice strategic thinking, which is a great general skill set that’s transferable to Hold’em analysis.

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UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

UK Self-Exclusion for Poker Players

Poker players and casino gamers need to protect themselves from taking things too far. In the UK and other countries, you can set yourself up on a self-exclusion list such that online poker rooms and casinos won’t be accessible to you.

This article notes the organizations trying to provide responsible gaming and ways for gamlers and poker players to self-exclude.

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An Ode to Live Poker

An Ode to Live Poker

When you love live poker and play it as much as Calum Grant, you can develop withdrawal after not having it be part of your life for a couple months.

In this article, Calum shares how badly he misses live poker, while also telling the story of a friend whose long-awaited Las Vegas poker trip was also put on indefinite hiatus.

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3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

Brick and mortar poker rooms are slowly reopening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t necessarily mean some people are ready to return to playing live poker.

If you’re one of those people there are plenty of worthwhile gaming alternatives you can engage in until the time comes that you’re comfortable returning to poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on what it was like being inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame.

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Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

Reviewing CORE 2.0: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker

With so many high-quality poker courses out there, it’s sometimes tough to know what distinguishes one training product from another. Red Chip Poker has taken a fascinating approach with their CORE 2.0 offering, namely that they modeled it after the instruction style given by higher education institutions.

Costing just $5 a week, signing up for Red Chip Poker’s CORE 2.0 program is practically a no-brainer for any poker player looking to improve their game and enhance their skills at the felt.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

On RecPoker Podcast episode #180, the panel discusses how to handle the situation that comes up often in long re-entry, big field, small buy-in tournaments online; and that situation is having those players that frequently are shoving 30, 40, even 70 big blind stacks over an open raise. It can be frustrating to face, but what do we do?

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7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

While the cessation of live poker during the coronavirus pandemic was unquestionably a bad thing, there are nonetheless silver linings to be found.

Now that live poker is coming back, here are seven positive outcomes and upshots of the temporary hiatus live poker took.

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Dear Mr. Adelson

Dear Mr. Adelson

Sheldon Adelson has long been opposed to legalizing online poker in the United States on a federal level. As his opposition is perhaps the biggest obstacle to that occurring, this letter is an open invitation asking that he reconsider his position and instead work together with poker industry experts to help facilitate legislation in favor.

Moving forward from the status quo must begin with an open and honest discussion. This letter represents a true olive branch, acknowledging Mr. Adelson’s concerns, and earnestly hoping to achieve the start of genuine engagement.

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The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

The ‘Challenge’ Card Game: Rules of a New Heads-Up Poker Game

It’s always great to get feedback from our readers. It’s even more fulfilling when they reach out to share the object and rules of a new card game with you. With thanks to David and Neida Donohoe, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about “Challenge.”

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Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Europe is littered with numerous poker rooms, but some destinations stand out among the rest.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three picks for poker destinations in Europe, as well as what makes each of them special.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Bruce and Robbie interview poker coach and strategist Tadas Peckaitis who joins the show from Lithuania to share some fun home game stories and tips. Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables explains how his company is developing products for home game players post-coronavirus to assist with social distancing and sanitary requirements.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey are the co-hosts of the Postflop Poker Podcast and generally great guys! Ben “gamb64” Hayles is a poker player, coach, author and content provider. At postfloppoker.com you will find the Postflop Poker Podcast (PPP), 13 poker books, the PTP video series, blogs, and information on Ben’s 1 to 1 coaching services.

They join the Rec Poker panel for a fun conversation on this episode.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews poker pro and coach Lexy Gavin, who describes her experiences during the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, which ended in a 10-way chop with Gavin finishing in 10th place.

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Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Poker Tips by George: Alzheimer’s – Can Poker Beat It?

Wouldn’t it be something if it could be scientifically proven that playing poker prevents Alzheimer’s disease from taking hold? That’s the hypothesis from our Senior contributor George Epstein based on his anecdotal evidence, but he is looking for concrete proof.

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Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Poker Tips By George: Keeping Track of Your Poker Wins and Losses

Our Senior Contributor, George Epstein, is a big limit hold’em fan, and is always thinking of new strategies relating to all aspects of the game.

Recently he wondered how to best keep tracks of winnings and losses while in the midst of a session, and conjured up a unique and interesting method. He reveals all in this article.

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Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Teen Patti – An Indian Poker Game Getting International Recognition

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Teen Patti being offered at your favorite online casino establishment in the near future. In this article, we explain how the Indian poker card game is played and how you can win big.

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21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity

Twitter is where it’s at if you’re looking to be a part of the poker community on social media. That said, finding sources of positivity within the community can sometimes be a challenge.

We’ve put together our list of the top 21 accounts you need to follow for positivity in poker. Let us know who else ought to have made the list.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who discusses his StarCraft career, years in poker, being an ambassador for GG Poker, recently testing positive for COVID-19, and how people have been handling it in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lives.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

Nate Meyvis is the co-host of the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brooks, a student of ancient philosophy, and an all-around great dude. He joins the RecPoker panel and talks about a number of things including breaking down an AQ hand in early position.

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25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

With Las Vegas poker rooms shuttered down for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike Patrick couldn’t help but put together an ode to what he misses most about them.

This beautiful expression of poker love will surely resonate with any visitor to Las Vegas who loves playing in the city.

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Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Live poker events are littered with poker reporters standing at the ready to capture the action. In the coronavirus era, with all poker having temporarily moved online, there’s now live reporting of online poker events for the first time.

Christian Zetzsche describes how this new experience working from home is different from the regular gig that has him traversing the globe.

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Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

If you want to start playing online casino games, be sure you do so responsibly. Only seek out trustworthy platforms and be sure to set yourself a loss limit, so that you can properly have a good and enjoyable time playing the games you like.

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Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, talks about the different types of poker chip sets typically used in home games.

George also illustrates the failure points of each type of chips set and shares which types are his favorites and why.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

Top 3 Reasons Why Online Poker Isn’t Rigged

After experiencing a downswing, or a perhaps disproportionate amount of bad beats online, a player may tend to start thinking that the games are rigged. While such thoughts are understandable, they are factually incorrect, as no licensed online poker site’s games are rigged. Tadas Peckaitis explains further in this article.

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Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

An interview with John Hesp, who remains a very popular poker player among fans of the game years after his memorable run to 4th place in the WSOP Main Event.

Over the course of two hours, we discussed the COVID-19 epidemic, learned of John’s highly opinionated political views on the matter, and discussed how the poker world ought to be adjusting in the coronavirus era.

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