A Chip & A Chair: The Kyle Rine Poker Story.

This is a story about something amazing that happened at the final table last Thursday night.  It was another unbelievable moment in poker that seems to only happen at Delectables on Fourth. It began like any other poker night, with players from all over the city joining […]

Oct 22nd Soul Food & Poker Event

What is the Soul Food & Poker Event on 7pm Thursday, October 22nd at Delectables on Fourth? It’s an event that allows us to appreciate the southern contribution to the poker landscape.  When many people think of poker, they automatically think of Vegas and Atlantic […]

Basic Texas Hold ‘Em Rules of Play

Introduction Texas hold’em is the most popular of all poker variations. All of the marquee tournaments around the world (WSOP, WPT, EPT, etc.) are played in a variation of this game. Don’t let the simplicity of the game mislead you. The number of possible game […]

Understanding Poker Odds

CardsChat.com Presents: Poker Odds and “The Long Shot” If you make a bet with someone and they offer you odds of “seven to one” (usually written “7:1”). What does this mean? It means that for every one you bet, you will be paid out seven […]

Final Bad Beat Series Part 6: Take a Break

There are times when bad beats take the life out of all poker players.  If remembering the good times (part three of this series), using solid bankroll management (part four), or gaining perspective (part five) don’t help you deal with the bad beats, it might […]

BB Series Part 5: Gaining Perspective

Watching Phil Hellmuth play at the World Series of Poker is a guilty pleasure for some.  His “Poker Brat” personality is famous for complaining about bad beats.  He, of all people, has so many WSOP bracelets that he really has no complaint, but somehow we […]

BB Series Part 3: The One Outer

Too many bad beats can frustrate even the most even-tempered player.  There are many ways to stop the mild upset of bad beats from intensifying into full-blown tilt.  One method for doing this is remembering fondly the times you laid a bad beat on someone […]

Bad Beat Series: Part 1 Attitude

Dealing with bad beats is one of the major elements that separate good poker players from bad, and professionals from just “good” players. Avoiding tilt that comes from watching your good hands go bad can put you on the road to long-term poker success. Variance […]

Charity Poker Tournament

Becoming a better poker player

From BLUFF Magazine Chris Wallace I spent the day with my friend Kou Vang yesterday, watching him play online and talking strategy. Kou plays above the rim at a level very few players understand and it was fascinating to watch. The cards are not particularly important […]

Win Pots Without Making Hands

How many times have you played in a poker tournament only to find yourself not getting any cards and being forced to watch your stack shrink slowly as the blinds and antes crank up? This is one of the toughest things to deal with as […]

Five “Post-Fold Goals”

One of the first lessons I learned as I began to improve as a poker player is that I should play fewer hands than the average small stakes recreational player in my games. Doing so often left me in a paradoxical position. I saw my […]

Top 10 Most Annoying Poker Actions

By Kelli Mix from Pokerology.com Competition has a way of magnifying emotions. Throw money into the mix and a minor annoyance can become the basis for losing a lot of money. The problem is that the poker boom has brought in many new players who […]

Defending Your Blinds In Poker

Defending The Blind The notions of stealing and defending the blinds have been somewhat romanticized over the years. The idea is that, when everyone folds to the player on the button, he will raise with a lot of crappy hands in an attempt to steal […]

Stop Crying About Bad Beats

Great article from Riwaha, a blogger from the website Railbirds.com: “I don’t blog too often as I don’t feel I have that much to say that others need to hear, but feel I want to address something that is too prevalent in the Railbirds poker […]


Slowplaying By Andrew Brokos In The Theory of Poker, David Sklansky outlines the ideal conditions for slowplaying: “1. You must have a very strong hand. 2. The free card or cheap card you are allowing other players to get must have good possibilities of making […]