Five Ways to Learn More About Poker

April 30th, 2010  |  Published in Inrodution

Even the most experienced poker player knows the importance of staying on top of the game. The more you know about the game of poker, the better you will play. Even if you have the best strategy, you can always find a way to improve it, and an improved game means more winnings. Inspiration and knowledge can come from many sources in poker. To get the most out of your poker education, you need to turn over every stone you find.

Five Ways to Learn More About Poker

1. Autobiographies of the Poker Pros: You can learn a lot reading books written by Poker Professionals. Professionals have written dozens of books on poker strategy and styles that will help you in your own game. However, most of us overlook autobiographies. While most of the book may just be an interesting read, you can find some hidden poker gems between the pages.

2. Social Networking Sites: Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are taking over the internet. Almost everyone has a subscription, including professional poker players. Add some poker players to your social networking accounts. They often blurb about poker tournaments and their thoughts on the game. You can pick up great tips this way.

3. Casino Websites: Most every casino has their own websites highlighting their casino, promotions, and tournaments. Several casinos, especially those based online, go a step further and have included poker game tutorials and tips. Visit the sites of the popular casinos and look for their educational sections. There are often some really helpful tips in there.

4. Poker DVDs: Most of us do not think of poker when we are renting a movie, but several poker professionals have made educational films highlighting their game of choice. These DVDs can be a great resource as you can see the game in action.

5. Other Poker Players: How often do you study the other players at the poker table? If the answer is never, then you need to rethink your strategy. Other poker players can teach you a lot about betting style, table etiquette, and even the game itself. Watch your opponents closely during every game you play.

Poker education is a never ending cycle. To play your best, you have to stay on top of the game. Learn everything you can, in every way you can and you will be on top of your game.

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Enhance Your Skills: Top Five Poker DVDs

March 1st, 2010  |  Published in Gambling Games

One of the best ways to increase your poker skill level is through education. There have been hundreds of books and magazines printed about every poker game that will teach you everything you ever needed to know, but if you are not much of a reader, the idea of hundreds of books sounds daunting. Thankfully, poker has branched out to the DVD market. Now you can get the same level of poker education by watching as you could by reading. There are DVDs for beginners, DVDs tailored to advanced players wanting to increase their skill, and DVDs created by professional poker players themselves.

Five DVDs about Poker worth Renting

1. Pro Poker Tells: Poker legend, Mike Caro, spent eleven years creating this full length DVD. Pro Poker Tells is a scientific look on the poker tells. Mike Caro uses multiple camera angles (and a cast of several recognizable poker players) to show you every tell your opponents could have- and how to use them to your advantage.

2. Final Table Poker: Created by poker professional, Phil Gordon, Final Table Poker takes a look at the skills behind a good poker strategy- from a professionals point of view. The DVD takes you inside a poker pro’s head and covers everything from bluffing, to raising, to betting on the Texas Hold ‘Em River.

3. Bluffing and Tells: Bluffing and Tells was created by Phil Hellmuth. It is an instructional DVD that covers all of the poker basics- when to raise, when to fold, how to bluff, and how to read the other players at the table. Bluffing and Tells is the ideal DVD for a poker beginner.

4. Controlling the Game: In Controlling the Game, Phil Laak shows the viewer the emotional side of professional poker playing. Laak is famous for his in-depth poker strategies, and he shares some of those secrets in this instructional DVD. Controlling the Game is ideal for an advanced poker playing looking to improve beyond the rules of the game.

5. Secrets of No Limit Hold ‘Em: Howard Lederer is thought of as the best Texas Hold ‘Em player in the world. He shares several of his secret strategies in this DVD. Secrets of No Limit Hold ‘Em is a good choice for any level of poker player, after all, the opportunity to learn from Howard Lederer is worth the cost and the time.

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