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Poker Tells

Online Poker Tells Probably the most striking difference between playing poker online and playing in a brick-and-mortar poker room is the apparent lack of tells.  When your opponents are mere icons on your computer screen, you can’t read their body language at all, and the poker tells you’ve...
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Bluffing in Texas Holdem

Bluffing

In poker it’s not only what’s in your hand that counts, but also what people think is in your hand.  If you bet as though you have good cards, other players just may believe you do have good cards.  Therein lies the essence of bluffing. Being new to Poker, you may not have heard the term:...
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When playing poker, you should do your math.

Pot Odds

Texas Holdem:  Pot Odds What are in Texas Holdem and what should you know about them? Pot Odds is the ratio of what is already in the pot to the amount you would have to bet to stay in the hand.  So, if there is $36 in the pot, and you would need to bet $6 to stay in the hand, the pot odds are 36...
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Texas Holdem Strategies and Tips

Don’t play too many hands The best players typically play an average of 25% of their starting hands.  That is what the experts play;  A beginner may be well advised to play only the top 10 starting hands, working up to more as they gain experience. Study your opponents’ playing habits Whether...
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