Straddles can be a confusing situation for newcomers to live poker. This article will shed light on what poker straddles are, and if you should ever straddle yourself. What is a Straddle in Poker? A poker straddle is a voluntary blind bet put out by a player at the table before the cards are dealt. […]
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Pull up your trousers and put on your reading glasses, because I’m about to teach you how to play draw poker. This article will give you an overview of the most popular draw poker games, as well as some variations that you’ve probably never even heard of. To help you come out on top, strategic […]
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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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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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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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