Category: poker

Playing Newbies Like Pros

In the last couple of tournaments I’ve dealt, I’ve heard the same complaint by studied players: “How can I play with these people, they’re playing the game all wrong”?!? Generally, I cannot respond when I deal.  Which is why I’m…

How Real Poker isn’t Like Rounders

I get this question a lot: Is poker like the movie Rounders? When it comes to the rise and fall of bankrolls, yes, it can be.  Professional poker players can be several millions up one year and be filing bankruptcy…

What is a Picture Worth?

In poker, as in life, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. What those words mean depends on where those picture cards are. For those who choose to read on, let me just note, this one’s for the novices,…

The Art of Intimidation and False Perception

Over the weekend, I was called in to deal cards at a charity tournament I was asked not to name, however I will say that it was for a good cause and they made a good deal of money. What I can…

Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Mississippi Stud, Spanish 21, etc.  Some of these games may sound familiar to you, and you may have come across them at a casino at some point,…