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7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Rules

Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, often referred to as Seven Card Stud 8b (eight-or-better) is a game often included in mixed-game formats (as the “E”) including HOSE and HORSE. Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo is a split-pot game where half of the pot is awarded to the best five-card...

5 Card Stud Rules

5 Card Stud is a popular home poker game, but is not offered by many of the online poker rooms. document.write(ParadisePokerA);document.write(ParadisePokerB); and document.write(MansionPokerA);document.write(MansionPokerB); are two of the few online poker rooms that...

Bluffing In Omaha Poker

After educating yourself on pre-flop strategy, positional awareness, and other basic poker fundamentals, it is time to move onto more complex strategies. One of which is the oldest form of winning a pot, bluffing. There are a few different types of bluffs including...

Learning the Other Games

There might be a time in your poker career when you grow tired of playing a certain game. Most learned No-Limit Texas Hold’em first and while it is often referred to as the "Cadillac of Poker" it is actually not the best preparation for other games...

How the Games Have Changed

It’s common knowledge that the games of 2010 are much different than the pre-legislation games back in 2006. When the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed nearly four years ago the games online were booming. Full of fish and with plenty of money...

How to Earn Online Poker Bonuses

One of the biggest mistakes players make when signing up for a new poker site is failing to take advantage of bonus offers. Every site offers some sort of initial deposit bonus to new clientèle, and for those new to the game it can make the difference in having to...

2-7 Lowball Rules

One of the fastest growing card games around is 2-7 Lowball. This game has become more and more prominent in the mixed rotations in live high-stakes card games and has recently been introduced online. 2-7 Lowball is a Draw game in which the object is to make the worst...

Texas Holdem Rules

The first set of poker rules that needs to be discussed is, of course, the Cadillac of Poker Games, Texas Holdem. Texas Holdem is the game that the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker focus on, particularly the No-Limit variance of Texas Holdem. Texas...

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud is probably the second most popular of the online poker games, and all the online poker rooms also offer 7 Card Stud, both for free and for real money. In fact, most of the online poker rooms offer two variations of the game – 7 Card Stud and 7 Card...

Razz Rules

Razz is a form of stud poker, also known as 7 Card Stud Low. The rules are very similar to that of 7 Card Stud. Players are dealt seven cards and use the best 5 to make the lowest possible hand. Opposite of the ever popular Texas Hold’em, the object of this game...

Pot-Limit Omaha Fundamentals

Pot-Limit Omaha is one of the most popular poker games being played today. From micro-stakes online, to some of the biggest stakes in the world live, PLO is a game that anyone and everyone can play. Pot-Limit Omaha tends to be an action game which draws a lot of...

HORSE Rules

HORSE is a mixed-rotation game consisting of five games played in a limit format. Each game is played for eight hands and then the next game is dealt. HORSE is an acronym for the games in the rotation. H – Hold’em O – Omaha Hi/Lo R – Razz S –...

Crazy Pineapple Rules

Crazy pineapple is an interesting extension of common Hold’em poker games. The biggest difference between the two games is each player is dealt three cards with one being discarded after the flop. All three cards are dealt face-down, as in Hold’em. There is a typical...

Omaha Rules

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi is becoming one of the more popular card games around the world. Known as an action game, PLO is played at the highest of limits in card rooms such as Bobby’s Room in Las Vegas where typical blinds are $500/$1000. Pot-Limit Omaha is a high-hand only...

Omaha Hi/Lo Rules

Omaha Hi/Lo is typically played as a limit game but can be played as pot-limit as well. Omaha Hi/Lo is also known as Omaha8b, or Omaha 8-or-better. Omaha H/L is a split-got game in which half the pot is awarded to the player holding the best five-card hand while the...

The Psychology of Winning

A lot of literature on poker psychology focuses on how players should handle themselves when they are losing. Whether it is a downswing, tilt, or other factors, people tend to only focus on their play/mentality when things aren’t going their way. Few...

Badugi Rules

Badugi is a 4-card triple draw poker game originating in Korea. It is one of the simpler poker varieties, and can be played online at sites such as PokerStars To win a round of Badugi you are aiming to construct a four card hand with one card of each suit and no...

Order of Poker Hands – Omaha

Omaha-Hi, one of the most popular non-hold’em game types, utilizes many of the same rules as other poker games. Indeed, Omaha is extremely similar to Hold’em in several respects. The betting structure (blinds, flop, turn, river, etc.) is identical, the...

5 Card Draw Rules

5 Card Draw is one of the most popular draw variants of poker. This means that players, after being dealt a complete hand, may discard some of the cards in exchange for new ones. Usually the game is played with six or less players per table and either as fixed limit...

PokerStars gains Spanish Poker License

Starting tomorrow, players from Spain will be able to play real money poker on PokerStars.es.  The process of PokerStars obtaining a Spanish gaming license has been long in the works, yet it almost all fell apart last month.  PokerStars nearly lost this license due to...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

With the 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker in full swing, there has been plenty of action in the online poker world lately.  It seems all of the extra attention on the series has helped bring more players to PokerStars, and there has been a small trickle-down...

PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Event 1 Results

The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker is underway. SCOOP 2012 kicked off yesterday afternoon with two huge events. With so many players entering each event, the tournaments themselves could not be relegated to just one day of play. After a long grind yesterday,...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This past weekend served as the proverbial “calm before the storm” that is the lead up to the 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker. While Party Poker’s 2012 Poker Fest is in full swing, most other sites saw a bit of a drop-off in tournament...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

While the biggest news of the week might be PokerStars potential purchase of FullTilt Poker, there was still plenty of action on the felt, as Sunday tournaments continue to be on the rise. Taking the headlines this weekend was the start of Party Poker’s annual...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This past weekend “celebrated” a big day in the history of online poker. Exactly one year removed from online poker’s Black Friday (April 15th, 2011), players from around the world entered big internet events with even bigger guarantees. While the...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

As we approach the one-year anniversary of online poker’s Black Friday, it is worth noting just how strong online tournaments are today. While the US government effectively shut out their citizens from playing online, the rest of the world has certainly picked...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This weekend marked another strong showing for online poker tournaments, as most of the Sunday majors were well-attended events. Between Party Poker, iPoker, and Bwin, it seems the European sites are doing quite well for themselves. While they may never catch up to...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

The Tournament Report is back after a couple week hiatus. Online poker tournaments have continued to thrive in our absence, with prize pools and guarantees being upped across the board. There was also some big new this week as PokerStars announced the schedule for the...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Another weekend of major poker tournaments is in the books, and once again, it seems tournament attendance and prize pools are on the rise. This past weekend there were two super-sized events, as Bwin bolstered their Sunday championship from $250k to $500k, and...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Another Sunday or major tournaments is in the books, and with it, another weekend of massive prize pools and huge first place payouts.  Tournament attendance was again up across the board, with sites like Party Poker and PokerStars benefiting the most from another...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This past weekend marked another milestone for online poker tournaments.  For the first time since Black Friday, PokerStars upped the guarantee in a large amount of their Sunday events, including the Sunday500.  To celebrate, PokerStars ran two tournaments for each...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This past weekend was another strong showing for online poker tournaments.  While some might have expected action to be down with the Super Bowl on TV, the opposite actually held true.  In fact, this past weekend was one of the biggest of the last few months that did...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Another successful weekend of online poker tournaments is in the books. This past Sunday was highlighted by the finale of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, a new series that is comprised mainly of fast-paced tournaments.  The Main Event, a $1,500,000...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Online poker tournaments saw a nice 2012 boost last weekend, as each major event flew past their respective guarantees. Unfortunately, it appears the new year excitement may have been short-lived as most events came back down to earth this past weekend.  While...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Online poker tournaments continue to be on the rise as this past weekend another set of major tournaments concluded.  Even with Black Friday shocking the online poker world, it seems like it has taken less than a year to completely recover.  Even more good news could...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

With the past two Sundays falling on Christmas and New Years, it was easy to see why online tournament attendance had taken a bit of a dip. However, even the NFL playoffs this past Sunday could not keep players away from the Sunday majors.  Tournament attendance was...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

The STR would like to wish everyone a happy New Year.  The past two weekends have been interesting as Sunday has landed on Christmas and January 1st.  This has led to some lower attendance figures on smaller sites like iPoker and BWin.  However, there has still been...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Online poker tournaments were a bit down this past weekend as most of the world celebrated the holidays.  Sites like Bwin and iPoker both dropped the guarantees on their biggest majors, down to $100k from $200k.  While this allowed them to reach their guarantees, it...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

Online poker history was made this past weekend as PokerStars celebrated its 10th anniversary in fine fashion. A huge slew of events awaited those wanting to grind Sunday tournaments, including a beefed up Sunday Million with a $10,000,000 guarantee.  There was also a...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

This past weekend marked another strong period for online poker tournaments.  With millions of dollars on the line, some of the best online players in the world gathered to take part in events on Party Poker, iPoker, and PokerStars.  While Sunday saw a lot of action,...

Weekend Tournament Wrap-Up

There was plenty of action in the world of online poker events this past weekend.  Taking the main stage was a special $1 buy-in event that looked to set the world record for number of entries in a poker tournament. Hosted by PokerStars, the $250,000 guaranteed...

Sunday Tournament Report 11/13/2011

Without a major tournament series on the horizon, online poker events are back to their standard tricks.  Coming of a strong 2011 Poker Fest, Party Poker was looking to have a big weekend of online MTTs.  Their biggest major, the Sunday $200,000 guaranteed, certainly...

Kallllle Wins 2011 PokerStars WCOOP Main Event

The 2011 World Championship of Online Poker has come to an end.  With more than $40,000,000 in prizes handed out over the course of 62 events, the 2011 WCOOP was one of the biggest tournament series of all time.  For three weeks some of the best tournament players in...

Sunday Tournament Report 9/18/2011

There is a lot going on in the poker world lately. Between the 2011 WCOOP, new developments with FullTilt, and the WSOPE just on the horizon, there is much to talk about.  This past weekend online tournaments continued to grow as both attendance and prize pools were...

Pistons87 Wins 2011 PokerStars WCOOP Event #41

One of the most prestigious events in the 2011 WCOOP is in the books.  Event #41, a High-Roller Heads-up Championship, came to an end late Sunday night.  Thirty-two of the world’s best poker players paid the $10,000 entry fee creating a $320,000 prize pool. ...
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