Archive for August, 2008

Poker Star Review and Winners

Posted by Trix @ 12:00 AM, Saturday Aug 16th, 2008

One of the key points in Poker Stars having such a good following is the fact that they still offer online play to U.S players, although there are many other good points which make them popular too.

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Personally I have always liked the fact that Poker Stars offers the largest variety of games around. Most players these days enjoy playing Holdem above any other game, but there will always be those who prefer something a little different. With Five and Seven card Stud available, as well as Omaha, Holdem, Five card draw, and Triple Draw, Pokerstars caters for the needs of every player with the variety they have on offer. I also like the bonuses and promotions they offer which are extremely competitive.

Winners of special events at Pokerstars also have the opportunity to play a one off match up against one of their team of professionals for a large prize pool. These are not just great for the player who is matched against them, but also any players who choose to spectate on such games. The joy of watching a professional at work is something which can be enjoyed by anyone onsite.

Although I can’t say that Pokerstars has quite the same to offer in terms of visuals as a site like PKR, what they do have is an all round great site to play on, they ensure each part of the package is of a very high standard, and the site has the endorsement of some of the best professionals around. So if you want the chance to play against one of these pros, or are an American player who has been frustrated by recent changes in legislation, you will find Pokerstars a real safe haven to enjoy your online poker. – Lucky Objects and Rituals

Posted by Trix @ 12:00 AM, Friday Aug 15th, 2008

It is amazing I feel to see rooms full of thousands of people playing in a major event, and to discover that a large proportion of them have some sort of lucky shirt, charm, card weight, or other trinket, in the hope it will help them succeed. Considering many of these players are fully aware that what they are playing is largely mathematical in terms of which cards come out, it seems strange that they might think a lucky charm would help them.

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Strangely enough I must admit I have had similar urges to take somthing along to a game which I consider to have brought me luck in the past. The reason for this isn’t because I have a clear opinion that this object will help me, I think it is more a psychological aid. If you have somthing with you that makes you feel luckier, you tend to play with more confidence, and although that seems silly, psychology is important in poker. Your own, as much as anyone elses around the table.

How many people would agree that when they are getting a good run of cards they begin to play better, and with more confidence? Many, I would say (myself included).

So anything which helps you begin a tournament with a little extra confidence is worth having with you in my opinion. besides which, we do not know what causes luck to ebb and flow and why it’s tides turn when they do, so if there is even a remote chance of a lucky charm having some effect, what have you got to lose by taking it along with you?

Bodog Poker Reviewed

Posted by Trix @ 12:00 AM, Friday Aug 15th, 2008

Firstly I feel that Bodog has looked to incorporate all the extra features needed during play on it’s tables. Player notes and hand history are easy to access and use, and the lobby itself follows suit.

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I have to say though that I find the table layout and background not really to my tastes, I prefer to see the background of the table and seats which surround it, but perhaps this is mostly because I am used to that.
The games on offer are the basic big three in Omaha, Stud and Holdem, with Five Card stud available too, although non Holdem tables can tend to be a little under populated. Also options for multiple tables being open at once are limited, but Bodog certainly has it’s good points too.

The first time bonus offer is a very reasonable 100% and you do not have to accumulate points in order for it to be released either. There are also numerous high value gauranteed tournaments and satellites for major land based events.

As another plus point, Bodog are one of the few companies which still accept U.S players, this should keep their player base expanding too.

I also think it is good to see that Bodog offer tips of the day and poker guides for new players, to ensure these new players to the game can find the table they want and not feel confused by the way games are played.

Bodog Poker has many promotions too which are always interesting and alluring to both higher stakes players and those at smaller limits.

Overall I think Bodog will only get better with time as their number of players increases, but all in all, is still a good enough site in the meantime.

Fulltilt Poker Best Options for Beginners

Posted by Trix @ 12:00 AM, Friday Aug 15th, 2008

As with beginners on any site, the first piece of advice I have when joining a site is, start small. Although all poker sites encompass the same general format and rules, they might have slightly different buttons and options for betting, hand histories, or updates of information whilst you are involved in an MTT.

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For this reason I think that you should start playing small limits to get a feel for the site. If you are a beginner to the game entirely or you do not know your way around computers too well, then always look up the help sections onsite. These include a helpful facts and questions section to solve the most common problems, as well as guides to setting up an account too with detailed diagrams and instructions for finding your way around the site. Full Tilt has all these options available to beginners to aid them in getting started, and of course they are well known for having good help and support sections, if you are still struggling after reading through the guide to getting started. Support can be reached twenty four hours a day, seven days a week at Full Tilt, but as a beginner you should find the ‘getting started’ section enough help to start you off.

When it comes to the type of game you play as a beginner on Full Tilt, I would suggest a small stakes ring game or STT, although it depends on your favoured game as a player, and your financial means.

Also I would suggest not having multiple tables open at once, as this could be confusing for a beginner, so choose the simpler option to get started I would say, then look at moving on to something a little bigger once you know your way around. Always remember of course, that there will always be people at Full Tilt available, if you have any problems.