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Insights to help anyone become a professional poker player April 08, 2014 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Numbers | I have gained some insights along the way that might help anyone considering becoming a professional poker player. Like any endeavor in life it is necessary to be fully aware before making such a life-changing decision.

During every hand of poker, gather the data in your mind April 08, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | When you make the best decision, you are successful in your endeavor – win or lose the pot. Yes, losing a hand can also represent success – by losing less than would otherwise be the case.

What better mental challenge is there than playing poker? April 08, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | “Exercise your brain with acrostics, reading, debating – anything to keep the mind alive.” Examples of acrostics are word puzzles. All these activities serve to challenge the mind. Butler should have mentioned playing poker.

Bally’s Atlantic City WSOP Championship Event set April 02, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

The tenth season of the WSOP Circuit will wrap up under the bright lights of the ESPN cameras with the WSOP National Championship from May 22-24, 2014 in Atlantic City at the brand new WSOP-branded Bally’s Atlantic City poker room.

Orleans Hotel Casino planning big April for poker players April 01, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | The Orleans Casino poker room has announced their April promotions. Players can earn virtual drawing entries for Triple Draw Cash Drawings for every hour of “live” Texas hold’em play this month.

More reasons for raising while playing Texas Hold'em Poker April 01, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Recently, we discussed several of “The 13 Reasons for Raising,” developed by George “The Engineer” Epstein with his Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group. Here are several more of his less well-known reasons for raising.

Caesars Palace hosts annual Hoops and Hold'em Poker Series March 25, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Caesars Palace is running its fourth annual Hoops and Hold’em Poker Series in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament. Poker players of all skill levels, 21 years of age or older, are invited to join daily events scheduled through March 30.

Special reasons for raising that pot March 25, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Most players understand raising provides means for building a pot, and an opportunity to steal a pot or bluff to force out your opponents. Here are a few raising strategies you may never have considered.

In poker you are doing well if you win one big bet per hour March 25, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | Consider you are doing well in a limit game if you can average winning one big bet per hour. So, it follows, if you can avoid losing two big bets in one hand, that is really quite significant, isn’t it?

3 elements to consistently winning in Texas Hold'em Poker March 18, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | There are three key elements that characterize the winners’ abilities, and vividly distinguish them from the rest of the pack. Perhaps we should better label these as “essentials” because, without these, you are bound to be a loser.

Card Player Poker Tour at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno March 18, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno plays host to the Card Player Poker Tour from March 20-30. The 4th Annual Atlantis All In Poker Series is a 10-day event that features a variety of events.

To err is human, especially in $4-$8 limit poker table March 18, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | I know I am only human. And I proved it to myself while playing in a $4-8 limit hold’em game at a local casino. Up until that evening, I had been having a great season, winning over 85% of my sessions this year.

Limit poker has less stress than no limit poker March 11, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | There are two basic varieties of the game of Texas hold’em: Limit poker and No-limit poker. No-limit poker has taken over more tables than ever and is the preferred game by far for poker tournaments.

Luck, chance, fortune can be either good or bad in poker March 11, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | For every player in a poker hand who benefits from Good Luck, there usually are one or more who suffer Bad Luck. Here’s an interesting example I experienced the other night at the Great Heavenly Poker Room.

Finding the Edge in Poker and in Life: Part 2 March 11, 2014 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Numbers | In Part 1, I touched on the subject of finding the edge in poker if you want to survive. I would like to expand on that idea and show poker players how they have the power to improve their playing conditions and even elevate the game itself.

Ultimate Poker debuted the first episode of 'Strip Magic' March 11, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Ultimate Poker America’s first regulated online gaming operator and the online poker product of Station Casinos, debuted the first episode of “Strip Magic,” a web series featuring exclusive interviews with professional poker player Antonio Esfandiari.

Finding the Edge in Poker and in Life: Part 1 March 04, 2014 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Numbers | Poker players who want to stand the test of time need to find an edge. This ability to find and exploit an edge is the main factor in who makes it and who doesn’t.

In Texas Hold'em poker avoid losing 2 big bets on river March 04, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | Consider that you are doing well in a limit game if you can average winning one big bet per hour. So, it follows that if you can avoid losing two big bets in one hand, that is really quite significant, isn’t it?

Ultimate Poker signs poker pro Danielle Andersen to Team U March 04, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Station Casinos’ Ultimate Poker (UltimatePoker.com), the first licensed and regulated online poker site in America, has signed poker pro, Danielle Andersen as part of Team U.

We want maximum value when refering to poker March 04, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Value is getting paid off by callers when you hold a monster hand, preferably the nuts. Your goal is to get the “most” value from your hand – to extract maximum value – the most chips possible from your opponents.

 

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Baccarat has good odds with little strategyBACCARAT

Good odds with little strategy

My column a few weeks ago about commission-free Baccarat and commission-free Pai Gow Poker prompted a reader to send me an e-mail asking for advice on how to improve his play at baccarat. The simple reality is I could not provide him with any advice.

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