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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
On the 5th of May 2006 I left my cosy office job for the last time, in order to throw my hat into the ring as a professional poker player. Long-time members of the ITH forums may remember my plea for last minute advice before I finally took the plunge.
An interesting, complex hand What follows is the first of what likely will be a series of pot-limit Omaha (PLO) practice-hand quizzes, similar to those found in my book, Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: The Big Play Strategy.
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.
The future of Las Vegas pot-limit Omaha - Last issue, I mentioned the 50¢-$1 ($100 minimum/$200 maximum) pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game I am hosting on PokerTek's electronic poker tables (PokerPro) in the fully automated poker room at Excalibur in Las Vegas.
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....
Statistically speaking even if you are a very good poker player, with a huge bankroll, there is a chance that you will eventually run so bad that you will go broke. Unfortunately we can’t eliminate that probability completely but we can reduce it.
The expertise involved with calculating odds, surmising hand strength with incomplete information, negotiating with bluffers, and staying within a bankroll all offer lessons that my daughters will eventually learn to apply to other aspects of their life journeys. In this world, I think those are especially valuable lessons and applications for women to have learned.
For some reason, poker players love to debate the question of whether or not playing winning poker counts as gambling. Intuitively the answer is yes, but winning poker players often don’t see it that way.
At the time of this writing, England has just beaten Ecuador 1-0 in the soccer World Cup to progress to the quarterfinals. It was a scrappy game, in which England was on the better side but was unable to really put the game away.
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.
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Party Poker Sit and Gos [SnGs]Party Poker offers a large variety of SnGs to their players. Single table, Multi-table, Steps tournaments and their iconic HellKat games are all available to play with a variety of game types like Texas Hold'em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha.
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.
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.