Whether you are a beginning player or someone who has been
playing poker for decades, we hope you will find the articles
here of benefit. Many of these were published in Card
Player Magazine, where Lou Krieger has been the "On
Strategy" columnist for almost a decade.
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Beginner's Course in Texas Hold'em
6-part series is aimed squarely at beginning Hold'em players.
The goal is to introduce new players to this exciting game
and give them enough background to make them feel comfortable
playing casino poker.
Poker: You Can Quote Me on That
column marks a milestone for me: my 200th article for Card
Player. My personal celebration involved perusing each
of my 200 columns and pulling my favorite poker quotes to
share with you. I don't know if any of these will make it
to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, but if someone ever complies
a book of quotable poker quotes, I hope to see a few of mine
there. New quotes added October,
of the mistakes made by beginning players lies in their quest
for a strategy applicable in some formulaic fashion during
a poker game.
Little Game Theory
to poker theorists long enough and the concept of game theory
is bound to pop up. And it's not really a new idea either.
Beginner's Survival Guide
a reader's email suggested a column offering a survival guide
to ease the transition for beginners who are about to take
the plunge and play casino poker for the first time.
Poker Players Conference
on an overwhelmingly favorable response from attendees, the
World Poker Players Conference should become a staple of the
poker world for years to come.
Trip Report: Mexican
Riviera Poker Cruise
I've got a dive
bag full of snorkeling gear and a bathing suit on. My hand
trails along in the Sea of Cortez, creating the smallest of
wakes, as the water-taxi "Zigi" beats a path from
the dock in Cabo San Lucas to a remote spot called Lover's
Counts, Parts 1 and 2
those of you who are numerically challenged, or statistically
phobic, this is for you: A simple, easy-to-use, paint-by-numbers
piece on the mathematics of poker.
Software Review: Sidewinder
Sid Comes to Town
the fourth or fifth time I've written about Wilson Software's
Turbo Texas Hold'em in my column, never mind the substantial
amount of space devoted to it in my latest book Poker For
Trip Report: Caribbean Poker
for a poker cruise to the Caribbean. Find out why "the
frivolity level almost rivaled BARGE at times".
What are your desperate hours? Is there a time during each
poker session when you don't play your best? Researchers have
long known that people perform better at some times than others,
and it varies from one person to the next.
Big Hands and Big Payoffs
hands are not always big money makers, and that's often frustrating.
This is particularly true in split pot games like Seven-Card
Stud Eight-or-Better High-Low Split, and Omaha High-Low Split
(mercifully abbreviated as 7-stud/8, and Omaha/8, respectively).
Learn how to play big hands in this article.
Poker for Dummies:
The Birth of the Beast
concepts is not easy; yet the very process of writing for
beginners causes a wonderful transformation to occur. The
knowledge and sophisticated concepts one possesses become
stripped bare until only the essence of the concept shines
through - unadorned, yet pure, and possessed of a stark simplicity
that gives new and deeper meaning to long-held ideas and truths."
Five Quick Ways to Better
Your Hold'em Game
If you want to improve
your Hold'em poker game in a New York minute, here are five
ways that will jump-start your game and improve
articles show you how, when, and why to bluff while playing
poker. You'll also read about some of the most famous bluffs
in poker history.
reading Morton's Theorem
for the first time, Mike Caro was quoted as saying: "It is
simply one of the most interesting and unexpectedly thoughtful
pieces about poker I've read recently."