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Recent Posts by Tyson Tanaka

Tyson Tanaka has been playing poker since 2002 and founded FlopTurnRiver.com in 2003. Tyson currently resides in California.


Finding the Motivation to Improve at Poker

This week’s topic is that of motivation, something that a lot of players have trouble with when it comes to studying to get better. Extrinsic motivation in the form of more money and a better win-rate will only carry you so far, but here we’re going to...
PokerStars Review

PokerStars Review

PokerStars is a global poker room which offers new members a £20 Free Play bonus. Why Play at PokerStars? PokerStars has been the trendsetter in the online poker world for almost a decade now. To this day, they alone represent almost half of all the real money games...

Comfort Zone

Most of my recent blogs have been geared toward live poker. However, since we’re in an online environment, I felt that it was high time that I gave some tips and tricks to help you in the internet age. We’ve all fallen prey to the common ills of online...

Exploitation and the FTC Theorem

Progression through the micros naturally trends us toward unbalanced lines. We start playing basic TAGG, then learn to steal blinds more, to cbet more. Hey, it works. When we face better competition at 100nl or higher, the lack of balance is very exploitable. Trust me...
William Hill Live Casino Dealers

William Hill Live Casino Dealers

You can clear all of your bonuses at William Hill playing the live games. Many games are offered, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat – each with its own sexy dealer. William Hill Live Dealer Overview William Hill Vegas is an online casino that offers a host...

Why is SPR Important?

Note – SPR stands for Stack to Pot Ratio. I think a lot of SPR importance is based solely on the texture of the games you are playing in. To say a general statement like "SPR of 13 is bad for top pair" would be wrong, since with aggressive history 13...

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...

The Mathless Approach to Poker

Every post in the spoonitnow strategy series has been leading up to this moment. While there is obviously going to be some math involved when it comes to basic things like pot odds, a lot of people are under the impression that things like balance and exploitation...
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888 Casino Download

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888 Mobile

888 Mobile

Install Instructions To download the 888 app for iOS, go to the Apple Store and search for ‘888 poker’. The real money app should be the first in line. For Android devices, visit 888 Poker Mobile page (http://www.888poker.com/poker-promotions/android.htm) and use one...
Platinum Play Casino Promotion Code

Platinum Play Casino Promotion Code

How to Use the Platinum Play Casino Promotion Codes You don’t need to use a Platinum Play Casino promotion code to get the casino’s basic New Casino Player Welcome Bonus. Platinum Play Casino Bonus Overview As stated previously, you don’t need to use a promo code to...

The Anatomy of an Adjustment

Low stakes play is all about making adjustments that exploit your opponents. Unfortunately, most players at micro stakes and many at small stakes, even winning players, don’t really understand what it means to exploit someone. While it’s easy to say that...

Before Moving to $3/6

This section will go over some very popular, yet still very profitable ‘plays’ that you should do (and will see) against opponents. I recommend you study these plays – how to use them to your advantage, how to recognize them when they happen, and how...

Bonus Poker

Bonus Poker is a very common video poker variant found at most online casinos. The payout structures share some simililarities to Jacks or Better, but the main change is that the various ranks of four-of-a-kind have different payouts. 4 Aces has the best payout out of...
888 Casino Bonus

888 Casino Bonus

How to Use 888 Casino Bonuses When signing up for an 888 Casino account via FlopTurnRiver, there are no 888 bonus code entries required. Although bonuses at 888 Casino do not require manual code entry, they may demand that a player “claim” a particular...
Euro Grand Casino Bonus

Euro Grand Casino Bonus

The automatic Euro Grand bonus codes add the most value to your deposits as possible – based on their available promotions and the bonus offers that you have not yet taken advantage of – to give you the maximum available boost to your bankroll. How to Claim the Euro...

Loose Deuces

Loose Deuces takes its name from the fact that deuces are wild in this Video Poker variant, meaning you can use a deuce in the place of any other card in the deck to make up a hand. If you’ve ever played Deuces Wild before then it should be a familiar concept,...

CrunchyNut’s Independent Chip Model

By request, I’ma try to lay down a more in depth explanation of ICM and what it could mean for your poker play. As a disclaimer, I’ve never used ICM to analyze my game, I’m not really working on the math of my game at this point – I don’t...

Balance is the Key

Recently I have switched poker sites again, I do this periodically if I find good games and plenty of fish. I don’t play anywhere near as much poker these days and most of that is at between NL50 and NL200 full-ring NLHE. Recently I have been watching the games...

Online Casino Amex

Getting money onto online casinos using credit cards is usually quite problematic, but there are some very good online casino deposit methods, where withdrawing and depositing money online on gambling sites is easily done. One such method is using Online Casino Amex;...
888 Live Casino Dealers

888 Live Casino Dealers

Very nice $200 bonus. Tons of live games to choose from. Roulette has one of the better WR clearing rates. 888 Live Dealer Overview 888 Casino hosts live dealer Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat games. 888 Casino makes opening and funding an account easy for people...
888 Poker Rakeback (VIP Program)

888 Poker Rakeback (VIP Program)

Overview At 888 Poker players earn two types of points – Status Points and Reward Points. Status Points are earned at a fixed rate of 1 Point for every $2 generated in rake and are used only to determine a players VIP Status. Reward Points are earned based on a...
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Zynga Plus Casino Bonus Code

The welcome bonus structure at Zynga Plus Casino is very linear, and there’s not much room to make a mistake by choosing the wrong code because there’s only one to choose from. This helps to make sure that you get the value added to your account so that...

Texas Calculatem Odds Calculator

Below is a nice write-up provided by Texas Calculatem that explains the benefits of using a poker odds calculator while playing online Texas Holdem poker. How To Use An Odds Calculator To Win More Money At Online Poker Do you use a poker odds calculator? I sure hope...

Aces and Faces

Aces and Faces is pretty closely based on the classic Jacks or Better in terms of payouts, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth checking out. At bet365 Casino players can choose to play 4- or 25-line Aces and Faces, where each hand (after you’ve...

Pyroxene’s Common Flop Odds

If you’re interested in some online poker odds calculators, check out our Poker Tools section where we have our own FTR Poker Odds Calculator and some recommendations of great online poker tools that can help you on the fly while playing online! Pyroxene’s...

Paypal Casinos

Paypal is the one of the largest and most-marketed e-wallets in the world. In the early days of online poker, Paypal was the preferred method of depositing and withdrawing funds for players worldwide. Up until 2002, they were the leading processor for Internet...

NETELLER Casino

Neteller is one the most popular and well-respected companies in the online gaming industry. Its name is universal, symbolizing the free transfer of monies across cyberspace with a priority placed on player convenience. Neteller is a British-owned e-wallet, a place...

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild is one of the most well-known video poker games, along with other classics like Jacks or Better, and is the most commonly found game featuring wild cards. As its name implies, all deuces (2’s) are wild and therefore can be substituted for any card to...

Poker, the Beautiful Woman

Yes, poker is definitely like her. It can give you feelings of great exhilaration, and then bloody annoy you, all within the space of a few minutes. When you first meet poker, you just want more. You can’t stop playing with her, and think she’s the best...

Virgin Casino Bonus

How to Qualify for the Virgin Casino Bonus It’s very simple to claim the bonuses at Virgin. You’ll never need to enter a special Virgin Casino bonus code or keep up with different promotions because the software does all of that for you. All you need to do...
William Hill Casino Bonus

William Hill Casino Bonus

As one of the most recognized names in gambling, it’s not all that surprising that some excellent William Hill bonus offers are available for players. How to Claim the William Hill Casino Bonuses When you create a new account at William Hill through our special...
Video Poker Tips

Video Poker Tips

Searching for a quick strategy guide to get some video poker tips? Read and study this page in full and I guarantee it will increase your video poker knowledge! If you can’t remember everything, that’s fine, use it for reference while you’re playing....

eCheck Casinos

EChecks – When to Use Them, Why to Use Them, and How to Use Them For most online game players, one of the most difficult parts of establishing an account involves finding a deposit/funding option that works and is easy to use. Echeck Casinos have solved this...

Rada’s MTT Tournament Advice Part 1

Playing your table A lot of poker players will tell you their most feared opponent is the loose aggressive guy who you can never really tell what he is raising with, and if you want to play with him, you are essentially gambling. Maybe this time he is bluffing with 10...

Radashack’s MTT Tournament Advice Part 2

This is a continuation of Radashack’s essay on Multi-Table Tournament advice and strategies. Click here to read Radashack’s MTT Tournament Advice Part 1. Your Why A large part of success is understanding your motivation to be successful (in anything). So...

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Can You Trust Online Poker?

Let’s face it, poker is played by humans for money and sometimes very substantial sums of money. This is the case be it live or online. Unfortunately, my understanding of human nature tells me that there are too many people out there who will stop at nothing to...

Hand History Converter

The FTR Hand History Converter is a great tool which should be used to help Players share their Hand Histories with other poker Players on a variety of poker forums. Players can convert hand histories from their favorite poker sites or databases into a forum-friendly...
PokerStars Download

PokerStars Download

Download & Install Process PokerStars captured the hearts and minds of players all around the world as soon as it was launched. Constant software improvements have kept PokerStars on top of the online poker world for over a decade. Even if you have played at...

The Reality of Online Poker

Having spent around twenty years in the gambling industry in one capacity or another and numerous years in online poker, you cannot help but become aware of the seedier side of the industry. But this applies to all fields, it doesn’t matter what it is or how high...

Bonus Deuces Wild

Bonus Deuces Wild is much like its ancestor, Deuces Wild, but thanks to a few tweaks to the pay table, the potential returns from this game are notably improved! The main “bonus” feature is as follows, using Bovada Casino’s pay table as an example:...

Play Video Poker

While video poker started with only one type of poker, today there are several different ways to play video poker. One type is Jacks or Better, a good game for beginners or anyone else to play at any time. There are also Joker’s Wild machines with standard 52-card...
Tropicana

Tropicana

Overview & General Details The Tropicana online casino opened in New Jersey in November of 2013. Since opening it has done well such that now it is one of the leading casinos in the NJ market. Using the mobile app, I played there for real money on November 23,...

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PokerStars Sit And Gos – HORSE

Click here to read our PokerStars Review. PokerStars features Sit & Go Tournaments (SNGs) for over a dozen different poker games, offering something for everyone, no matter what your favorite game or skill level. For those that excel in multiple types of games, or...

Caesars Casino Bonus

How to use Caesars Casino Bonuses Caesars Casino, which is only available to players in the US state of New Jersey, do not require any manual entry of a bonus code. All you have to do is sign up for a real money account using our in-house links and you will be...

Win MTT Poker 10 – Developing Skills

Point 30: Artificial Intelligence Can Be Deadly On this site and others, there has been a lot of talk about what style to play, what hands to play, what situations to play in, etc. All of this serves as a mock up of real play, similar to building a model suitable for...