History of Poker

History of Poker

The game of poker can be dated back to French settlers in New Orleans at the start of the 19th century but to get a true picture of the game’s history we need to go all the way back to 9th century China. This is the first recorded mention of playing cards and subsequently card…

Rules of 5 Card Draw

Rules of 5 Card Draw

One of the oldest and most popular variant of poker is 5 Cards Draw Poker. Before start playing you should become familiar with the terminology of poker, which means that you need to know about winning hands and cards. The game begins with each player being dealt five cards, all face down. Players must be…

Continuation Bet

Continuation Bet

The continuation bet is a very commonly talked about strategy in poker. To briefly describe what it is – It is a bet made on the flop when you where the preflop raiser, regardless of whether you connected with the flop or not. There are many reasons that players would deploy this strategy as part…

Rules of 7 Card Stud

Rules of 7 Card Stud

The usual number of players involved in a seven card stud game is four to eight and a standard deck of 52 cards is used. Unlike other games like Hold’em and Omaha, Seven card stud uses antes instead of blinds. Before any cards are dealt every player has to pay an ante. This is a…

Gut Feeling & Hunch

Gut Feeling & Hunch

So many times I have spoken to people in casinos or to regular online grinders and they tell me about a hand they played. I am standing there wondering why they made the play they did and their reply is always “It was a gut feeling”. What does that really mean? I think it is just…

Future Of Poker

Future Of Poker

The last decade has by far been the biggest for the game of poker as a whole. Many things have changed. The game has become more popular, more people are playing it and the knowledge surrounding the game has become more widely available and so players are constantly getting better. But what does the future…

Video Poker

Video Poker

Video poker started at the late seventies by making its entry to the biggest casinos of the world and gained fame & publicity rapidly in a very short time. It is consider to be one of the most popular forms of gambling. Nowadays you do not have to visit a real casino as you will…