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https://www.pokerhost.com en https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/maverick-cincinnati-kid-online-poker-tips <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Hey, we all want to be suave <a href="https://www.pokerhost.com" target="_blank">online poker</a> players, like Mel Gibson in <em>Maverick</em> or Steve &lsquo;The King of Cool&rsquo; McQueen in <em>The Cincinnati Kid</em>. The bad news is we can&rsquo;t. The good news is that we can learn a lot from them as well as other cinematic high rollers. And the best part is that the dreaded &lsquo;tells&rsquo; (like sweating, blinking, not blinking, smiling, laughing nervously, sighing, shrugging, etc) are rendered meaningless in poker online. Just remember that the fact that you&rsquo;re playing in front of a screen doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s all make-believe.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>General rules of thumb</u></strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pick on someone your own size (or smaller)</strong>. In poker, it&rsquo;s better to be a big fish in a small pond than the other way around &ndash; you want to avoid playing John Malkovich in <em>Rounders</em>. In fact, you don&rsquo;t want to be a rounder at ll. At least not until you&rsquo;re ready. There is a learning curve, and it&rsquo;s one you should negotiate as if you&rsquo;re driving in a slippery road on a dark night. Be patient and remain within your level and means.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Play with your hands, not your emotions</strong>. Remember in <em>The Sting</em> when Paul Newman pretended to be an obnoxious drunk in order to get a rise out of Robert Shaw? The lesson is never to let your emotions get the best of you. Bad players make emotional mistakes. Good players pick up on those mistakes.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Know when to hold &#39;em, know when to fold &#39;em, know when to walk away (aka the Kenny Rogers principle)</strong>. Like the good book says, if&nbsp;thy&nbsp;hand&nbsp;offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. Also, as the twig is bent the tree&#39;s inclined. All of which is to say that good hands are dealt, not made. If you get a bad hand, fold. If a good hand goes bad, fold. For there is no shame in folding, but there is no honour in stubbornly hanging on to a losing hand.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Then I&#39;ll huff, and I&#39;ll puff, and I&#39;ll bluff your house down</strong>. There are different ways of bluffing your way through an online poker game. One example would be comparing a certain part of the female anatomy to a bag of sand, a la <em>The 40 Year Old Virgin</em>. Another would be bluffing just to get yourself out of folding. Both are wrong. Once again, fold if you have to fold. Bluff as seldom as possible. By the way, folding doesn&rsquo;t mean you&rsquo;re not playing; on the contrary, it&rsquo;s a perfect opportunity to study other players&rsquo; moves.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t put yourself in a position in which you have to write a novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts</strong>. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky&rsquo;s <em>The Gambler</em>, Antonida Vasilevna Tarasevitcheva gets the gambling bug. By the end of the story, she&#39;s lost over a hundred thousand roubles in three days. The moral of the story is the following: don&rsquo;t call if you can&rsquo;t raise, and don&rsquo;t raise if you can&rsquo;t re-raise.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:16:48 +0000 michael 258 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/maverick-cincinnati-kid-online-poker-tips#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/maverick-cincinnati-kid-online-poker-tips <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Hey, we all want to be suave <a href="https://www.pokerhost.com" target="_blank">online poker</a> players, like Mel Gibson in <em>Maverick</em> or Steve &lsquo;The King of Cool&rsquo; McQueen in <em>The Cincinnati Kid</em>. The bad news is we can&rsquo;t. The good news is that we can learn a lot from them as well as other cinematic high rollers. And the best part is that the dreaded &lsquo;tells&rsquo; (like sweating, blinking, not blinking, smiling, laughing nervously, sighing, shrugging, etc) are rendered meaningless in poker online. Just remember that the fact that you&rsquo;re playing in front of a screen doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s all make-believe.<br /> </p> <p><strong><u>General rules of thumb</u></strong><br /> </p> <p><strong>Pick on someone your own size (or smaller)</strong>. In poker, it&rsquo;s better to be a big fish in a small pond than the other way around &ndash; you want to avoid playing John Malkovich in <em>Rounders</em>. In fact, you don&rsquo;t want to be a rounder at ll. At least not until you&rsquo;re ready. There is a learning curve, and it&rsquo;s one you should negotiate as if you&rsquo;re driving in a slippery road on a dark night. Be patient and remain within your level and means.<br /> </p> <p><strong>Play with your hands, not your emotions</strong>. Remember in <em>The Sting</em> when Paul Newman pretended to be an obnoxious drunk in order to get a rise out of Robert Shaw? The lesson is never to let your emotions get the best of you. Bad players make emotional mistakes. Good players pick up on those mistakes.<br /> </p> <p><strong>Know when to hold &#39;em, know when to fold &#39;em, know when to walk away (aka the Kenny Rogers principle)</strong>. Like the good book says, if&nbsp;thy&nbsp;hand&nbsp;offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. Also, as the twig is bent the tree&#39;s inclined. All of which is to say that good hands are dealt, not made. If you get a bad hand, fold. If a good hand goes bad, fold. For there is no shame in folding, but there is no honour in stubbornly hanging on to a losing hand.<br /> </p> <p><strong>Then I&#39;ll huff, and I&#39;ll puff, and I&#39;ll bluff your house down</strong>. There are different ways of bluffing your way through an online poker game. One example would be comparing a certain part of the female anatomy to a bag of sand, a la <em>The 40 Year Old Virgin</em>. Another would be bluffing just to get yourself out of folding. Both are wrong. Once again, fold if you have to fold. Bluff as seldom as possible. By the way, folding doesn&rsquo;t mean you&rsquo;re not playing; on the contrary, it&rsquo;s a perfect opportunity to study other players&rsquo; moves.<br /> </p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t put yourself in a position in which you have to write a novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts</strong>. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky&rsquo;s <em>The Gambler</em>, Antonida Vasilevna Tarasevitcheva gets the gambling bug. By the end of the story, she&#39;s lost over a hundred thousand roubles in three days. The moral of the story is the following: don&rsquo;t call if you can&rsquo;t raise, and don&rsquo;t raise if you can&rsquo;t re-raise.</p> </div></div></div> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:02:13 +0000 charlie 257 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/maverick-cincinnati-kid-online-poker-tips#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/customers-reviews Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:51:09 +0000 webmaster 237 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/customers-reviews#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/how-take-advantage-poker-host-promotions <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Many online poker players always contact customer support asking about which poker promotions they offer; well this article is a guide for those players who want to learn more about on how to get more benefits of our promotions.</p> <p>Let’s start with the Initial deposit bonus, when a player deposits for first time on Poker Host they receive a welcome bonus of 150% up to $750, which is paid on increments of $5 every time the player reaches 375 VIP points, this mean just by making a deposit and playing on real money tables you will be receiving extra money.</p> <p>Another good way to get some extra money is taking advantage of our buddy referral bonus, so start inviting all your friends to play at Poker Host and you will receive money for it, I really don’t know what your vision of easy money but this one is very close for me.</p> When you are playing on any ring tables you have to pay close attention to any Royal Flush, because we will pay you 100 times the Big Blind of that limit table you were playing, so higher the limits you play higher the reward you will receive.</p> <p>Now to close this guide on how to take advantage of the Poker Host promotions lets finish the article with the VIP Program. This Program is design to reward loyal customers based on their activity at the tables or in tournaments, giving them the option to exchange the earned points for real money or get free entries into our exclusive VIP Diamond Free rolls. <p>My first recommendation before make your first deposit, is to go into the poker promotions sections and take your time to read and learn more about all our different promotions we offer, that way you can be sure you can take all the benefits from our company.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:25:59 +0000 pokeradmin 127 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/how-take-advantage-poker-host-promotions#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/how-figure-out-when-you-are-getting-trapped-online-poker <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When you are playing online poker, some of your biggest losses will come from getting trapped. This is when another player is slow playing a hand that has you crushed. In general, this will happen when you might have top pair and top kicker, while they flopped a set, or a straight. The other player will act weak and let you think you are ahead the whole time, while holding the nuts. Rather than raising you, which would let you know they have a strong hand, they will only check and call your raises. You will tend to lose even more money if it looks like they missed a straight or a flush. These types of hands will cost you a lot of money, so read the following tips to help you understand when you are getting trapped and when you have the best hand.</p> <h2>Tip #1 – Don't Forget About The Past Hands</h2> <p>Always remember how your opponent has played their hands in the past. Do they check down a strong hand, do they limp with AA or KK, or do they always bet when they have a hand? When you see a player acting different or playing out of the ordinary, they are probably trying to trap you.</p> <h2>Tip #2 – Big Pots Mean Big Hands</h2> <p>Unless your opponent is known to make big bluffs, when someone is willing to put a lot of money into a pot, they generally have a big hand.</p> <h2>Tip #3 – Things May Start To Feel Different</h2> <p>There is a distinct feeling you should have when you are starting to realize you are beat.</p> <p>When this happens, you need to stop and think about what is happening. Could your opponent have a hand that has you beat? Did they flop two pair, do they have pocket Aces, or Kings?</p> <p>Think about the action up to that point, as well as their hand range before you put any more money into the pot.</p> <p>Minimizing your losses at poker is a huge part of being a successful player. By following these simple tips, you should be able to save money and avoid losing your whole stack when someone tries to trap you with a better hand.</p> <p><a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now</a> and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:41:31 +0000 pokeradmin 73 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/blog/how-figure-out-when-you-are-getting-trapped-online-poker#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/news/keeping-notes-other-player-when-playing-online-poker <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>One of the biggest advantages of playing online poker is the ability to take notes on the other players. Playing live poker does not make taking notes as easy and much of the process relies on your ability to remember someones name or face, assuming you are playing with a lot of different people on a daily basis.</p> <p>Online poker gives you many tools for the note taking process and the screen names are always the same. This is a huge advantage over live poker.</p> <p>When you are taking notes, try to come up with simple abbreviations that you can apply to a large group of players, like "loose aggressive" or "tight passive". Identify their playing style first, so you don't take notes that are misleading for a player. For example, if you immediately note that someone is loose, because you see them playing 8D10H out of position, you might get in trouble in later hands if there were other reasons they were playing the hand. They may never play 8-10 off, but in that particular situation, they decided to play because they knew they would be heads up against someone they could easily outplay regardless of the flop. It is important to take accurate notes, or situations like these will rise up all the time.</p> <p>Hand ranging people is also a good thing to take notes on, because players seem to stick within the same hand range forever. Just keep track of their range based on their position and and stack size. Some players will always have a strong starting hand range and others will raise with absolutely nothing. It is important to know this about a player as quickly as possible when you sit down at a table.</p> <p>Taking accurate notes will help you start winning pots much faster in online poker, because you don't have to wait to see how the other players are playing. You will soon find that you have notes on all, or most of the players you play with on a daily basis and these notes will be invaluable to making a profit at online poker.</p> <p><a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now</a> and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:27:03 +0000 pokeradmin 72 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/news/keeping-notes-other-player-when-playing-online-poker#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/news/you-dont-always-have-win-be-successful-poker-player <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Many people who play online poker get discouraged when they have a losing session, or series of losing sessions. Losing at anything can certainly be frustrating, but in poker, it is always going to be part of the game. Variance in poker is the up swings and down swings that come naturally with any game where the outcome relies on a certain degree of probability and chance. In poker, your advantage over the other players is very small, so if you are running bad, or when other players are running good, you will have a hard time making money.</p> <p>These are the times when you need to focus on losing the smallest possible amount!</p> <p>Since losing in poker is always gong to be part of the game, you need to learn how to be a successful loser. A successful loser will lose the absolute minimum amount when they have a losing session. This means they don't go on tilt after bad beats and they don't start donking off money, just because they are running bad. They will always accept the fact that losses are part of the game and they will adjust their game accordingly, based on how they are playing and how the cards are running.</p> <p>Knowing when to walk away from a table is also a big part of poker strategy that most successful players use. If you are not getting cards, or if you are running bad at one table, you can always move.</p> <p>This is a huge advantage to online poker that many players completely miss. But if a table change doesn’t improve your luck, it is probably time to walk away and start again tomorrow!</p> <p><a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now</a> and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:09:01 +0000 pokeradmin 71 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/news/you-dont-always-have-win-be-successful-poker-player#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/news/table-selection-beginners-low-limit-stakes-poker <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>One of the biggest factors you need to consider when playing low stakes poker is table selection. When you are just getting started in poker, you need to take advantage of every possible edge you can find, so choosing the right table is crucial. At any given time, there can be 100's of cash games and tournament tables to choose from, at all different stakes and types of games. First, choose the game you are most comfortable with and play at buy-in stakes that you can afford.</p> <p>Once you decide what type of game you want to play, you need start watching the tables so you can find the perfect players that will be easy to defeat. Ideally, you want to be playing against weak and predictable players. Try to find tables with multiple people playing poorly, like playing bad cards, or calling down bets with a weak hand.</p> <p>Look for tables with people who play predictable poker and are not too aggressive.</p> <p>Another thing new players often fail to consider is how the table is betting and raising, in comparison to the blind levels. For example, if you are playing at a $.05/$.10 table, then the pre flop raises should be around 2.5-5x the big blind. If the table is consistently raising over $1, then it's probably not a great table to play at for a beginner.</p> <p>Once you sit at a table, you should feel comfortable with the play at the table and how the other players are playing. If you don't feel comfortable, then start looking for a different table and table change as soon as possible. This is one of the best advantages of playing online poker, so never sit at a table if things are not going your way.</p> <p><a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now</a> and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:50:00 +0000 pokeradmin 70 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/news/table-selection-beginners-low-limit-stakes-poker#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/news/how-play-against-people-who-play-any-two-cards <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Many players in low stakes online games seem to play any two cards from almost any position. They will limp with just about anything and even call raises with hands that most people would immediately fold.</p> <p>These types of players are very difficult to play against, because their betting patterns rarely make sense and hand ranging them can be impossible. But after reading this article, you should have a much better of how to play against these wild and erratic players.</p> <p>Identifying these types of players is fairly simple, because they will be caught playing something like 3s-6s in early position. Keep in mind though, some very strong players will also play any two cards, but their plan is to outplay the entire table post flop. Three types of players will pay any two cards: players who are just playing for fun and don't care about the money, very strong players who feel confident in their ability to bluff and outplay their opponents, and complete donks. Your only goal is to determine which type of player(s) you are up against and try to isolate the donks and people playing for fun.</p> <p>Try to avoid players who will outplay you post flop. Even when you flop the nuts, your hand will have very little value against stronger players.</p> <p>Once you have identified the players you want to get into hands with, look for their betting patterns. These players will be hard to hand range, but you should be able to narrow it down by paying attention to how they bet. Always check the history to see how they played their hand and how they bet as the hand progressed. Once you have seen 5 or 6 hands, you should be able to start to see a pattern, which will give you a better idea of their hand range.</p> <p>These players almost never play aggressive, so you will see a lot of calls with weaker hands or all in bluffs on the river. Against these loose passive players, you need to play tight-aggressive poker and you need to make them pay dearly for every single card they see. These players also rarely change up their game, so the only read you need to get is whether they have a strong hand or when they are bluffing. Once you figure out the betting pattern that leads you to determine this, you should be able to outplay them every single hand.</p> <p><a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now </a>and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-category1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Category:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Blog</a></div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:44:20 +0000 pokeradmin 69 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/news/how-play-against-people-who-play-any-two-cards#comments https://www.pokerhost.com/news/omaha-hilo-tips-beginner <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Playing <strong>Omaha Hi/Lo</strong> can be a lot of fun once you know what you are doing, but there are several things that new players need to understand before they will make money. <a href="poker-games/omaha-hilo">Omaha Hi/Lo</a> is generally a limit game that is played with 4 hole cards and 5 community cards.<br /><br />Each player must use two cards in his hand and three cards from the board. A high/low game means that each pot can be split between the high hand and the low hand, or one person can win them both. But for this article, I am going to assume you already know how to play Omaha and you are just looking for some good tips before you play for real money.</p> <p>Starting hands should allow you to win both the high pot and the low pot. This means starting hands should contain both high and low cards. A good starting hand example would be A23K, and if you have two suited cards, your odds go even higher for getting both pots. The best hands have two aces and two small cards, both suited. This allows for a nut flush and the low straight, as well as many other random hands, like straights and boats. Middle hands, with 8's, 9's, J's and Q's are almost worthless in omaha, because you can't make the nut flush and even straights will be low.<br /><br />Getting your hand counterfeited in <a href="poker-games/omaha-hilo">Omaha</a> happens a lot, so pay attention to the cards and always remember that you must play only two of the cards in your hand and three of the cards on the board. This means that you could have the nut low hand, but your 2 or 3 pairs the board to counterfeit your low straight and give someone else the nut full house.<br /><br />Omaha Hi/Lo is not a game where you should be playing a lot of hands, just because you are priced into the pot. If you don't have a decent starting hand, just fold and save your money for the next round.&gt;<a href="https://members.pokerhost.com/signup/newclient">Join Now</a> and Play the best online poker games Today!</p>​</div></div></div> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:36:47 +0000 pokeradmin 68 at https://www.pokerhost.com https://www.pokerhost.com/news/omaha-hilo-tips-beginner#comments

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