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Proper Poker BehaviorWant to be wanted in your local poker room? Manners and proper poker etiquette are appreciated by all...especially your fellow poker players. Leave you temper at the door and learn proper poker behavior!General Poker RulesWant to jumpstart your poker playing career? A good place to begin is to learn the general poker rules...including the Buy-in, Dead Hands, Irregularities, Betting and Raising, the Showdown, and Ties. Buttons and BlindsWhat's a blind in poker? Feeling clueless when you here the term 'button'? This article will teach you what poker 'buttons and blinds' are.Rules of Hold'em Poker, Including IrregularitiesHold'em rules are pretty simple and widely known. What happens when the unexpected happens, however, is where learning hold'em poker irregularities could help save a friendship...Rules of Omaha PokerWhat's Omaha Poker? Think Texas Hold'em with a twist. Learn to play the exciting game of Omaha Poker!Rules of Omaha High-Low SplitThe rules of Omaha High-Low Split are basically the same as Omaha. The difference is a nice perk for the holder of the low cards...Rules of Seven-Card StudSeven-Card Stud Poker has been a popular poker variant for quite some time. Spending a few minutes learning the rules could give you a lifetime of enjoyment!Rules of RazzThe Rules of Razz, aka Seven Card Stud Low...think low to win the pot!Rules of Seven-Card Stud High-LowSeven-Card Stud High-Low is a variant of seven-card stud high-low split. Learn the rules...Rules of LowballIf you take the rules of draw poker high and flip them you have an approximation for the game of lowball. But that is a simplification of a great game. The rules for lowball and lowball variations are explained in this article.Draw High Poker Rules5 Card Draw is the game most people first learn when playing poker. If you find yourself getting into arguments about this basic game, consult the rules for draw poker here.Kill PotsKill pots are explained along with full kill, half kill, and kill button in this article.No-Limit and Pot-Limit BettingSo you're feeling lucky are you? The sky's the limit in a no-limit poker game. Learn the rules and differences of no-limit and pot-limit poker. Poker TournamentsIf you are looking for the proper way to set up a poker tournament, check out this section of Robert's Rules of Poker. All of the procedures are laid out in a clear format.
Related Poker Links
World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.World Poker Tour Official SiteThe World Poker Tour website has poker professional bios, tournament schedules and results, television schedules, a poker store, and a link to their online poker room. Fans and players can also register to be part of the WPT community.888poker Official site888poker offers the widest assortment of exciting online poker games you will ever find in the internet. Choose from Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and other online poker variants from the nifty poker software and enjoy pure poker gaming from home.

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Featured Poker Authors

Book Author

David Apostolico

is the author of 'Machiavellian Poker Strategy', and 'Tournament Poker and The Art of War,' and his latest title 'Poker Strategies for a Winning Edge in Business.'
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Bob Ciaffone

is one of America’s best-known poker players, writers, and teachers. He has numerous poker tournament wins and placings, the most prominent being third place in the 1987 World Championship. He has been a poker teacher since 1995, with his students having earned well over a million dollars in tournament play.
Book Author

Michael Wiesenberg

made his living playing poker for 10 years before turning to a career as a writer. His books include 'Free Money: How to Win in the Cardrooms of California'; 'The Dictonary of Poker', and 'The Ultimate Casino Guide.  Check out his writings on everything online draw poker!

Latest Poker Strategy and Rules

Miscalculating Odds with Two Cards to Come
by Matthew Hilger
Matthew Hilger receives a lot of questions and posts in his poker Forum about how to make decisions on the flop when you are on a draw. A lot of poker players make decisions based on the probability of improving their poker hand odds with two cards to come. This article is going to show why this often can lead to mistakes.
Poker and Blackjack Strategies
by Michael Opton
In today’s world, where almost every working individual is burdened with tons of responsibilities, daunted by challenging deadlines, and depressed with a monotonous lifestyle, taking a much deserved break is something that must be prioritized. Since traveling to a distant location and spending some time in seclusion is not feasible for everyone, people can find the same degree of relaxation by indulging in fun-loving and money-making games like poker and blackjack.
Pool, Poker, and Gambling - Part I
by Bob Ciaffone
To be a successful poker player - or a player of any other game in which you judge success by how much money you win - you must be a good gambler. Just being good at the game is not enough. Being a good gambler means many things, and one could write a whole book about the subject.
Strategy for Playing Aggressive Poker
by Bob Ciaffone
Let us be clear that one can play tight in terms of initial involvement and still be an aggressive poker player. It is not how many pots you enter, but how you play once you are in, that determines if you are playing the kind of aggressive poker that is necessary.

Poker Book Reviews

Deal Me In and Eat Professional Poker Players Alive Reviewed
by Nick Christenson
There isn't a clear path by which people become professional poker players. There aren't any good courses at the local vo-tech for a person to study. The road to becoming a poker pro is inevitably difficult, circuitous, and filled with setbacks. Deal Me In is a book describing the course by which twenty top poker players became professionals.
Poker Winners are Different
Poker Winners Are Different
by Nick Christenson
There is a big difference between what's typical human behavior and what is called for to play poker at a high level. There aren't a lot of people for whom maximizing their expectation in poker games comes naturally. Poker Winners Are Different by Alan Schoonmaker examines this conundrum.
Check-raising Devil Available at Gambler's Book Shop!
Matusow's Poker Bio an Honest, Revealing Read
by Howard Schwartz
Few ex-priests, rabbis or academic geniuses have made it big in cut-throat poker tournaments and cash games over an extended period of time. Some might have risen to the top but the nature of the game doesn't fit that mode. Mike (The Mouth) Matusow bio clearly shows what this world is made of.

Poker News

Bad Beat Jackpot is Hit Multiple Times and 18 Players Share Over $67k
Monday, December 10, 2012
It looks like it's not just Black Chip Poker's monthly leaderboard competition The Beast that pays out players ridiculously frequently. The online poker site's Bad Beat Jackpot game was popped two times in just 7 days since it first launched on its new poker community Winning Poker Network.
Nevada casinos prepare for online poker action
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Nevada casinos are anticipating the legalization of online poker and are working hard to be ready when it comes.
Zynga and Bwin/Party Poker form poker partnership for UK Players
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Zynga, the software company behind many popular social games such as Farmville and Words with Friends, will be offering poker to the UK market in partnership with bwin/Party Poker.
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