PokerStars Software

PokerStars Software

The software at PokerStars is among the best in the online industry. Truly seamless, problem-free graphics and site architecture allow the player to concentrate on playing rather than peripheral problems that might arise at some other sites.
Seat Selection in PLO

Seat Selection in PLO

Guidelines - Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play.

Party Poker Promotions

Party Poker PromotionsParty Poker has a large variety of special promotions, many of which are not available at other online poker venues. Players can find large prize pool tournaments, satellites for huge live poker tournament events and a variety of promotions available only through Party Poker.
Bovada Bonus

Bovada Bonus

Bovada has a 100% Welcome Bonus that is a great deal for US players. It is unlocked with poker points within the first 60 days of the deposit.
PokerStars Bonus

PokerStars Bonus

PokerStars has more than one bonus code. We recommend STARS600 but FREE20 is another option for players with smaller bankrolls.
PokerStars Rake

PokerStars Rake

PokerStars RakePokerStars' rake structure is, for the most part, a flat industry standard 5% across the board. PokerStars gives rake breaks on the $2/$4 through $100/$200 Fixed Limit tables when the pot goes from $40 to $70.
PLO Quiz 3

PLO Quiz 3

A low SPR situation - Excerpt from Jeff’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play and The Short-Handed Workbook.
Beginner Poker Mistakes : Misunderstood Concepts

Beginner Poker Mistakes : Misunderstood Concepts

As I sift through the ITH forums, it seems there is a recurring theme, whereby beginning to intermediate players make play errors due to misunderstanding certain concepts. After a long time noticing this, I thought it was time to compile an explanation for some of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in poker.
Selecting Good Poker Tables : Finding the Best Fish

Selecting Good Poker Tables : Finding the Best Fish

If you want to really excel at the poker tables, then the "need for action" that a lot of us have must be contained while you patiently look for a group that appears to have as many loose/poor players as possible. This reminds me of something that I read in a Doyle Brunson book (the man is such a great poker player....

William Hill Poker Promotion Code

William Hill Poker does not require a Promotion Code Players from ITH are not required to use a Promotion Code when signing up at William Hill Poker. Should this change in the future, the Promotion Code box listed in your new sign-up screen [as seen at left] will be the place to put a promotion code.
Omaha Hi-Lo Tips : Beyond Basic Omaha

Omaha Hi-Lo Tips : Beyond Basic Omaha

So you’ve mastered the basics. You understand the nature of the game, starting hand qualities, the importance of position, how high and low possibilities affect your pot odds, why a dry A2 is not the second coming…etc.
Why Every Poker Player is Unlucky

Why Every Poker Player is Unlucky

I have spent a lot of time in these columns talking about bad beats, downswings and tilt, which are all related to luck, but sometimes it pays to take a step back and look at the more fundamental question. What exactly constitutes luck in poker?

PokerStars Bonus Code

PokerStars Bonus Code STARS600 Players should use this bonus code at PokerStars for a a 100% Bonus up to $600 with signups and deposits. When you enter PokerStars' cashiering screen, you'll see a box on the bottom labeled "Bonus Code" [see image to the left].
Tough Limit Holdem Strategy

Tough Limit Holdem Strategy

We all have an idea of the archetypical bad limit hold’em player or ‘fish’ as they are often called. They are very loose, very passive, chase terrible draws, don’t value bet or protect their hand enough etc.

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bwin Poker doesn't currently require the use of a Bonus Code Players of bwin Poker are not currently required to input a bonus code at bwin Poker. Players simply are awarded an initial deposit bonus when they open and create a new bwin Poker account.
Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

A strategy analysis - Here are a few hands from the regular $1-$2 blinds, $5 bring-in, $500 max buy-in pot-limit Omaha game that a few locals and I started recently at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Fixing World Series of Poker Structures for PLO

Fixing World Series of Poker Structures for PLO

Pot-limit Omaha players are getting shortchanged - A few issues ago in my column on the bankroll schedule for pot-limit Omaha, I mentioned that while a typical buy-in for no-limit hold'em might be 100 big blinds, in order to be reasonably deep in pot-limit Omaha, you should buy in for more like 150 times the big blind.
The Realities of a Re-buy Tournament

The Realities of a Re-buy Tournament

One of the most important things to keep in mind while playing an R&A tournament is that the first hour offers a very different style of play than just about any other possible Hold ‘em table. Typically, you’ll have a fair share of opponents playing a loose/super-aggressive style (LAGs).
Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Anyway, something that really stood out to me was a subject that had nothing to do with actual trading: most of these rare extremely successful traders (including the ones who had families) were completely immersed in the world of the markets. A lot of them were into currencies or foreign markets and would often be in and out of bed during the middle of the night as they glued themselves to their monitors.

Party Poker Cash Games

Party Poker Cash GamesParty Poker offers a wide variety of cash game options and is well known for some of the loosest cash game poker tables on the internet. Many players who have become very good players online have gotten their start at Party Poker.
C-Bet Frequency in PLO

C-Bet Frequency in PLO

It depends largely on your opponent - What follows is an excerpt from Jeff’s books, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play and The Short-Handed Workbook.
The Nut-Flush Draw

The Nut-Flush Draw

A strong pot-limit Omaha hand - Editor’s note: What follows is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play.
Heads Up Versus ‘TT’

Heads Up Versus ‘TT’

The bluff-raise Here are two hands that I played in heads-up post-flop confrontations against my buddy "TT" in my weekly 50¢-$1 ($100 minimum/$200 maximum) pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game on the electronic tables in the poker room at Excalibur in Las Vegas.
How Not to Tilt

How Not to Tilt

Across different poker games, there is one thing that can be counted on: there will be players going on tilt. One often hears hold’em players complaining about losing large pots on the river (“oh man, another suckout, I can’t believe this”).
Poker Bankroll Strategy : Wipeout

Poker Bankroll Strategy : Wipeout

It is not a comfortable thought, but every poker player might one day have to deal with the possibility of losing their entire bankroll. There are a number of ways that this might happen, but essentially it will boil down to one of the following:
PLO Quiz 2

PLO Quiz 2

Wrap, bare nut straight heads up - It's a 50¢-$1 pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game on the electronic poker tables at Excalibur in Las Vegas, and you are playing heads up.
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