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Seniors Scene: Poker Lab...

Believing I had created the Poker Labs concept, I was surprised to read that the WPT Boot Camp includes “hands-on labs.” Why did I introduce the Poker Labs into my poker classes at the Claude Pepper Senior Center in Los Angeles?


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Seniors Scene: More on Being Tricky.…

If you never use deception in playing poker, you are not likely to be a winner. Without deception, your opponents are better able to read you. They soon learn that you hold a strong hand whenever you bet or raise. With that information, it is easier for them to make wise decisions about betting, folding, or raising against you.


Bluffing is the most common form of deception. The idea, of course, is to convince your opponents that you hold the best hand so they fold hands that likely were better than yours, or release drawing hands that might have improved enough to win the pot if you hadn’t bluffed them out. How often you bluff is a matter of judgment and depends on your assessment of your opponents and the immediate situation.


“Tricky!” was the title of my column in the August 30, 2010 issue of Poker Player Newspaper. We received many comments from readers about that column. And there were a number of clever names for the “tricky” play described in the column.


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Seniors Scene: More on the Second-Nut Flush

It’s always rewarding to get well thought out comments on my columns in Poker Player Newspaper. There were several good comments from readers about my column on “Losing With the Second-Nut Flush” in the October 25 issue. Most noteworthy was the e-mail from Tony Townsend of Lakewood, Colorado. He goes by the tag “Sizz in Blackhawk,” where he plays most of his poker. Judging from his comments, I’ll bet Tony is a winner.

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Seniors Scene: Set the Stage to Win...

The game of poker is much like a play performed on a stage. There are many analogies between performing in a play in a theater and playing poker.

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Losing With the Second-Nut Flush

The king-high flush is often referred to as the second-nut flush. Assuming a straight flush isn’t possible, and there is no pair on the board, only the ace-high flush can top it. It is a powerful hand but can lose more often than you might think.

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Get More Lucky! It Takes Skill….

We’ve all been exposed to foolish arguments about what percentage of poker is skill versus luck? Frankly, that discussion has no real meaning. It’s a waste of time. More important is to understand that poker skill—proficiency and talent—can help you to get luckier.

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Deception… Poker is a game of many faces, including deception. It offers many opportunities for taking the pot by being tricky. Bluffing is the most common form of deception. Stealing the blinds and check-raising also are viable examples.

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Is Poker Gambling? Consider the Three Key Gambling Issues

Ask your friends, family, neighbors. Like it or not, most will tell you that poker is a gambling game. On that basis, some well-meaning people frown on the game—even though it offers many benefits aside from the potential of winning money.

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Dancing Away With the Chips: The Hold’em Two-Step for Limit Players

In hold’em, there are only three made hands before the flop: A-A, K-K, and Q-Q. They can win without further improvement much of the time, although Q-Q is on the cusp. If an ace or king falls, pocket queens become chopped liver. Most playable starting hands are drawing hands that must improve to take the pot. We are assuming that you bluff only when circumstances permit, which is infrequent. In limit hold’em, most pots are won by the best hand at the showdown.

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Your Opponents’ Outs

Wouldn’t it be great if you could count your opponents’ outs?

Serious players know full well the importance of counting outs: How many cards remaining in the deck will help your opponent’s hand become a winner?

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