Can Poker Be a Career? – 17 Tips for Playing Poker for a Living

Can Poker Be a Career? – 17 Tips for Playing Poker for a Living

If you are exploring the possibility making poker a career then you have come to the right place. I have played poker semi-professionally for over 10 years and can give you solid advice. Can poker be a career? In order to make a living playing poker as a career, it...
Who Invented Texas Hold’Em? – Where Poker Originated

Who Invented Texas Hold’Em? – Where Poker Originated

When someone pictures the origins of poker, images of dusty saloons and shady gamblers with 6-shooters likely comes to mind. I have been playing Texas Hold’em professionally now for over 10 years and have often wondered who invented this crazy game. Since I have...
What Is Rake in Poker? How to Calculate and Beat the Rake

What Is Rake in Poker? How to Calculate and Beat the Rake

Recently, a friend who does not play poker asked me what rake is. I have been playing for years yet was still a bit vague on the subject. So I did some research on the subject in order to find the exact details on how poker rake works. What is rake in poker? In poker,...
5 Ways to Decide How Much Should You Buy into a Poker Game With

5 Ways to Decide How Much Should You Buy into a Poker Game With

Deciding how many big blinds you should buy into a cash game with can be a bit tricky. I have played every stack size imaginable for over 10 years and can help you make an informed decision. How much should you buy into a poker game with? When deciding what amount to...
Can You Count Cards in Poker? How Does It Work?

Can You Count Cards in Poker? How Does It Work?

If you have ever wondered if you can count cards in poker, you have come to the right place. I have been playing Texas Hold’em and other poker games for over 10 years and can give you a solid answer. Can you count cards in poker? You can count cards in poker,...
How Many Hands per Hour in Poker? | Live vs. Online

How Many Hands per Hour in Poker? | Live vs. Online

Knowing your hands per hour is important for planning your sessions and figuring out your hourly rate. I dove into the statistics and did a bit of research and this is what I found out. How many hands per hour in poker? Online you will play around 75 hands per hour on...
Advanced Pub Poker Strategy | How to Dominate Bar Poker

Advanced Pub Poker Strategy | How to Dominate Bar Poker

Learning how to win at bar poker takes knowledge and practice. However, there is no book or even definitive guide out there that offers tips on pub poker strategy. Trust me, I looked. I guess since there is no money in it, people just aren’t willing to take...
What Is a Good Win Rate in Poker? | It Depends

What Is a Good Win Rate in Poker? | It Depends

Knowing what a good poker win rate is, both live and online, is important to know in order to maximize your hourly rate and exercise optimal bankroll management practices. In this article, I will cover what type of win rate can be expected across a variety of stakes...
Common Online Poker Tells | The 15 Most Reliable

Common Online Poker Tells | The 15 Most Reliable

Learning to spot and identify the common online poker tells is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to gathering information on our opponents. Along with any reads that we get via betting patterns, the various tells allow us to paint a full picture of how an...