Category Archives: Poker

Warming to PartyPoker.com

Writing Trying out PartyPoker.com I wasn’t too happy with the interface and a few other things about the way the game plays there A day or two later writing In defence of PartyPoker.com I felt a bit better towards it. … Continue reading

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In defence of PartyPoker.com

Yesterday I tried out Party Poker, and honestly didn’t take to it as much as I have Pacific Poker. (My initial experiences are here.) Playing for longer last night I did notice some improvements, though. (Note that my experiences may … Continue reading

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Trying out PartyPoker.com

I’ve been playing on Pacific Poker for a while now but, spurred on by a visit to the Poker Den today I thought I might see about trying to win myself entry to that. It looks a slightly bizarre tournament, … Continue reading

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Good players get more bad beats at the poker table

As I’ve become better at playing Texas Hold ’em, I’ve become increasingly aware of bad beats as they happen to me in tournaments. Occasionally you get someone at a table complaining about a bad beat, and sometimes it isn’t even … Continue reading

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Poker hand nicknames

I was given a book called Schott’s Sporting Gaming & Idling Miscellany for my birthday. In there is a list of popular nicknames for poker hands. I’m dubious about some of them myself, but they are: Ace, King, 4, 7 … Continue reading

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Playing real poker, for real money!

Pacific Poker was just the warmup act and last night I got to play poker for real, with real people and for real money, face-to-face around a table. We played what seemed to be a loose interpretation of Texas Hold … Continue reading

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Playing poker online

Somehow I’ve gotten caught up in playing “Texas Hold ’em” online at Pacific Poker. I’m completely addicated already. (Admittedly playing for pretend money at the moment.) The game’s quite simple to learn and the tutorials at the Pacific poker school … Continue reading

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