As Benefield enters the WSOP final table on Monday, he has the least amount of chips in front of him. This is known as the “short stack” in poker lingo, and it is obviously a vulnerable place to be. Chips always equal power, and in tournament poker chips represent life itself. When you run out of chips, your game is over.
Until then, though, you have “a chip and a chair.” This axiom, often said to players encouraging each other, points out that as long as you have a chip in front of you, you ar
In poker, as in NASCAR racing and the Kama Sutra, position is everything. This basic fact is often overlooked by less experienced poker players, who tend to make their betting decisions based on the strength of their two hole cards without considering their position in the hand. The relative value of your table position should be a primary factor in your decision to get involved in a particular hand from the outset.
Position is determined by the betting order that will occur after the flop. I
So you’ve played Hold ‘Em in a weekly home game, and you’ve watched the WSOP on television, but now you’ve been invited to go play in a real casino and you’re not sure what to expect. Good thing you read my blog!
First of all, you need to find the poker section of the casino. The poker area is generally separated off from the other floor games, often by actual glass walls. When you enter the room there is usually a front desk that has a computerized display behind it showing what games are b
In response to the high demand, I have decided to pen a poker blog. I’m sorry, did I say “high demand”? I meant “absolutely no demand whatsoever.” Like seriously, no one ever talks about poker on this website. In the spirit of all the people who write stupid stuff on the internet that nobody reads, I have decided to not let that deter me from my quest.
What will this blog talk about? Well, poker. Specifically, Texas Hold ‘Em poker, as I couldn’t begin to advise on Omaha Hi-Lo or Five Card Draw