The Felt Available for Poker Tables

Posted under Poker Equipment by James ||

If you are looking for a poker table to purchase for your entertainment room at home, then you have various options to choose from but you will have to take a closer look at the types of felts available for the poker table tops. They come in various colors and fabrics among which the following:

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Know yourself before reading your opponents

Posted under Poker Play by James ||

Spotting tells in a live game is always easier than trying to read someone you can’t see.

While playing live you can read your opponents quite easily. The shaky hands, the clenched jaw, the guy who practically leaps out of his seat. And also if not so evident, looking deeper you may find subtle differences in their body language and actions depending on their hand strenght.

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Calling from the Small Blind

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Although there’s some good news associated with playing the blinds, the bad part is that you would be losing money in the long run. This is the case for everyone, no matter how good are their skills in playing poker. The reason behind it all is the position. You can make your move last, before the flop. If you do this, then you would have to do the same for the other three rounds in the poker game. That is not always the case. If you are the first to make a move, you will not be able to know if someone will raise if you bet, or bet if you check. Another thing you can not know is whether every player will be in the pot with you. All this unknown information is very important in a poker game. If you have no idea on what type of hand your opponent has or how good it is, there is no point in playing, it will be extremely difficult to make your best move.

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World Series of Poker (WSOP), the poker festival

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Poker may be a game of cards, may involve winning or losing money but in its true philosophy is nothing more than an attempt to make money. If stock exchange brokers only buy and sell the stocks and do nothing practically in the process of production and Forex trade is only exchanging currency, poker has become another trade, doing nothing except dealing cards, making bids. The players think they are doing a wonderful job and for the successful ones it is actually true. Let there be superb casinos, dazzling lights, fantastic decoration and elegant mansions for this battlefield of money war. Let there be ceremonies, yes, it is good to have some ceremonies and rites – the WSOP is one of them.

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The Art of Bluffing

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Have you ever heard the adults in your family say the word “bluff” or “bluffing” when they play poker? If you have then you might wonder what the two words actually mean. The terms “bluff” “bluffing” and “bluffers” are related to the game poker. Poker is a pretty well-known game around the world and in the United States of America. Many people think that the game initially originated from the United States but the fact is that it really didn’t. Poker was around way before people in the “wild” west were introduced to the game. Poker has many strategies involved that can help a person win or intimidate the other player(s). Bluffing is one of these strategies.

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