Category Archives: Poker

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 handĀ 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 pokerĀ 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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