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Study. Find a poker training site that lets you download their videos, and get as many as you can find for your game. Then don't just watch them, but study them. At every point a decision is made, ask yourself if you would make the same decision or not. Take notes. If you continued your subscription with the training site beyond the initial month to do the ...
The absolute most important thing is for the coach to have relatively recent experience solidly beating the game you are interested in learning at the level you are learning and one or two levels beyond it. If you're struggling at $0.25/$0.50 games, someone who plays the $500/$1000 games will not be the best coach for you to learn from, as much of their game ...
I think Texas Hold'em is by far the most popular. In recent years it's been popularized by televised games, and by the online poker industry. It is played in every casino I've ever been in, and other games rarely are. The second most popular in my experience is Omaha.
Well, I took this habit from a friend. I suggest to gather around 4-6 players / friends and play every week a game. We put down for the winner a small wage to keep everyone on the edge and active, then we play and the winner takes it all and gives the rest of the players another round of beer for example.
I'm sorry, but I think playing without betting real money (online or not) won't keep your skills sharp. The decisions you make while not risking any money could differ significantly from the ones you make while risking your money. It's okay to play for free to get a grasp of the basics, but I think it's not a good idea if you want to take your poker ...
Taking poker out of the equation there are two main things good to focus on. Experience of the coach / Success of their trainees. Who has been coached by this person. Have those people seen a good improvement as a result of the coaching. Did they have good or at least satisfying experiences. Just because someone is fantastic at what they do; this doesn't ...
As of 2012 and since a great many years, the most common variant of Poker played in the western world is, and by very far, Texas Hold'em. In any casino I've been (both in Europe and in the U.S.) "No-Limit Hold'em" was always the most played game. It is also the most commonly played variant on the various online poker sites. It is also the most commonly ...
From Wikipedia: The three most popular poker variants are spread in casinos and poker rooms worldwide and can be divided into the following groups: Draw poker: Games in which players are dealt a complete hand, hidden, and then improve it by replacing cards. The most common of these is Five-card draw. Stud poker: Games in which each player ...
watching poker videos and poker shows from the pros reading good poker books talking about poker with friends who are interested also work on math examples that needed to play poker (mainl statistics) analye hands go to poker forums, and be active play home games with friends - nobody ever forbid that Keep in mind that playing poker in play money probably ...
Personally I like this site: http://pokerterms.com/ It does answer your cow question (and many others): http://pokerterms.com/cow.html This is good too: http://www.poker1.com/archives/2344/wiesenberg-official-dictionary-of-poker-mcu-intro but has a drawback: When you search you have to search the whole site, not only the dictionary
Some of the terms are defined here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_poker_terms. Some etymology here: http://www.flopturnriver.com/top-10-poker-lingo.php
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