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Fun Home Poker Game Rules – Black Mariah

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I played in a home poker game a while back that liked to end with a variation of poker that was guaranteed to generate a lot of action. Such a game was Black Mariah. Black Mariah is a seemingly simple variation of 7-card stud. The winning player, however, must possess both the highest hand and […]

Another Home Game Raided, Twenty Four Arrested

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Another raid on a private poker game in America’s traditional South has seen 24 poker enthusiasts arrested and cited with varying gambling charges in connection to the game. The recent raid in suburban Gainesville, Georgia targeted a home where authorities had reports of an ongoing poker game running as often as twice a week, and […]

Joseph Hachem – Australia’s Recent Poker Hero

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Australia has given the world many great cultural gifts. Good beer, the hard rock band AC/DC and the “Mad Max” trilogy of movies are just a few of the things that have become important parts of the world outside of the land Down Under. One of the favorite sons of Australia, however, was given to […]

Fun Home Poker Game Rules: 7-card Draw Roll Your Own

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My friend and I were in the office late, having each had a lot of paper work to get caught up on. We were in the mood for some diversion. I asked him if he wanted to play some poker. He heartily agreed. This time it was just he and I. To spice things up […]

Women’s Poker Night’ Offers Female View Of Poker

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A recent study showed that approximately 50% of the players in the online poker world are female. The number of women coming to the brick and mortar casino poker rooms seems to be on the increase as well. Whereas a few years ago you could count popular and successful female players on one hand, now […]

Another Online Poker Closure – Doyle’s Room Succumbs To UIGEA

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Another blow was dealt to the online poker world late on Monday night as the Doyle Brunson Poker Network, the home of the very popular Doyle’s Room (among other sites), decided to close its doors to American players. Upon logging into Doyle’s Room on Monday night, a message popped up for American IP addresses which […]

NBA All Star Weekend Promises to be Full of Poker

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These days, nearly every big media event has some type of poker tournament build into it. Recently, Doyle’s Room hosted a celebrity poker tournament at the Sundance Film festival recently, and Pharrell Williams had a big poker bash at the Superbowl in Miami just a couple weeks ago. The NBA All-Star weekend is no different. […]

Pocket Jacks

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I’m sitting at a 2-4 table in the Bally’s casino on a Monday afternoon with lots of seniors. Everyone at the table is annoyed. They are irritated because it’s only my fourth hand but I’ve managed to win three hands out of four already. A man next to me folds, cashes out and leaves. I’m […]

Stud Poker Strategy – Re-raising in Stud

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Let me get right to the point. Good but not great stud players generally need to change how they use the re-raise if they want to maximize their wins. Players who understand the importance of aggression when they are the lead hand on third Street often play too timidly when they face aggression. Change this […]

Article: Protect Your Home Game from Poker Cheats

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“Though I should have preferred to spare you the reading of this…we had better face the facts about playing Poker for money.” “The best protection against Poker cheats is the knowledge of how they operate and some ability at recognizing their slick sleight of hand and other crooked ruses.” John Scarne, Guide to Modern Poker […]