Category Archives: Poker

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What beats what in Poker?

By | April 18, 2017

Poker Hand Rankings While most of you will know the basics rules of poker, those new to the game may still be a little unsure of what hands are most valuable. In fact, even experienced players sometimes get confused when ranking a Full House and a Flush. A poker hand will always consist of five cards, and they… Read More »

Edge sorting – strategy or cheating?

By | October 13, 2014

Phil Ivey’s long running battle against Crockfords casino has sparked interest and debate across the world. Central to the case was ‘edge sorting’, a controversial gambling tactic which involves studying cards for minute imperfections and hence knowing the value of face down cards. Although Ivey’s claim for £7.7m, won over 2 days in August 2012, was denied; the… Read More »

Poker school – the continuation bet

By | May 20, 2014

The continuation bet, or c-bet, in Poker is a useful tool for taking control of hands and winning uncontested pots. It refers to a situation where you were the aggressor on previous streets (normally pre-flop), and continue betting later on regardless of whether you have a strong hand. Example of the continuation bet Suppose one player had J-K… Read More »

Poker school – when to bluff

By | May 20, 2014

Bluffing is an important skill in Poker, and especially in No Limit Texas Hold’em. You will soon find that by playing extremely ‘tight’ (only betting with strong hands), your opponents will stop calling your bets and raises. What’s more, knowing how to bluff can significantly increase your win rate, if you time them carefully. What is a bluff?… Read More »