Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Having two sites

I have moved my site to here. This site will remain open and I will continually work on it but my other website will be my primary focus. There will be a lot more implementations on poker skills soon to be added as I have college also.

Monday, October 25, 2010


It is easier to push by raising when you are in late position. That is when you have the most information. You would know how the other players in early and middle position are playing and its less risky to call during that position. You have to be more cautious during early position because if you just limp in someone will raise and you will forfeit the funds. Watch your position and see if its an opportune time to push.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who I am


My name is Kiet and I currently go to Vassar College in NY. I'm a a college freshman trying to make extra money on the side and so I decided to make this site to help others who are interested in playing online poker. If you are interested you should read more about the game before you start playing. There are tons of sites that you could play on. The two large ones are PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Before you begin you should sign up for rakeback - this will be discussed in later posts. You don't need a lot of money to start, you could play a table on Full Tilt with 70 cents buy in. There are also tons of free roll tournaments where you can play for free and make money....IF you reach the prize pool out of thousands ahah. Anyway its a fun hobby that I happen to be passionate about.

Texas Hold'Em

Texas Hold'Em is played with each player receiving two cards.

Flop: 3 cards dealt by the dealer
Turn: Fourth card dealt
River: Fifth card dealt
Small Blind: One position left of the dealer. Small blind is half the cost of the big blind.
Big Blind: Two positions left of the dealer. Big blind is the cost of playing a hand if no one is raising.
Raise: Putting more money into the pot that everyone has to pay to play
Call: Putting in enough money to play
Fold: Refuse to play and throws in the cards.

First player left of the big blind will act first up until the big blind. After the flop, the small blind goes first up until the dealer.

Each player will be dealt two cards. When it is your turn you have the option to fold, raise, or call. The The player with the best hand after the river will win the pot.

Rank of Hands:
High Card: Who ever has the highest card wins 2 is lowest, A is highest
Pair: 2 cards of same rank
Two Pairs: 2 sets of pairs
Triples: 3 cards of same rank
Straight: 5 cards in a row
Flush: 5 cards same suit
Full-House: A triple and a pair
Quads: Four of a kind
Straight Flush: Flush but also a straight
Royal Flush: Straight Flush except 10-A of hearts

Game Types

We will be focusing on Texas Hold'Em the biggest poker game in the world. There are some aspects of and types that you should know first before you delve into the game.

Poker Game Types:

  • Cash/Ring Games:

Money that is used is directly yours. The value of the chips are the cost of money that you are using to play. Variations include Pot Limit (PL), Limit , and the more commonly No Limit (NL)

  • Multi Table Tournys (MTTs):

These are tournaments where there are multiple tables going at the same time until one lone player has all the chips. There will be increasing blinds and antes. Variations include PL and more commonly NL.

  • Sit n Gos (SnGs):

This is the same as MTTs but with a smaller player pool. It ranges from 18-180 players.

  • Single Table Tournys (STTs):

Same as MTTs except with one single table with a prize pool for the top 3 finishers out of 9. First place is 50%, 2nd place is 30%, and third place receives 20%.

  • Heads Up (HU):
2 players per game with winner takes all.
  • Poker Variations:
Texas Hold'Em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Razz and others