How To Play

Overview

Learn how to play poker with this educational section. Read our tutorials to gain the knowledge you need to play the most popular card game in the world. Whether you are beginner or novice, this is the place to start. We have great tutorials that deliver games rules, hints and tips on Texas Holdem, 7 Card Stud and Omaha. There is also help with the hand rankings so that you will know what the best cards to get are and what hands you should be looking for and the game’s terminology to help you get familiarized with the major terms of the game.

Even if you are not new to the intricate game of poker this section has so much to offer. Poker is a basic game to pick up but a complex game to master. For starters, there are so many types of games. As an advanced player you need to know exactly how to play each of them. Playing online poker, for example, is different than playing a live game, playing cash games is different than tournaments etc. This section makes you aware of these approaches to the game and if you are an experienced player you can fine tune your skills to improve your game and turn you into a more talented player.

Everything is covered here. Whether you are a believer in the game being luck orientated or skill based, you will appreciate the advice and knowledge on hand here. At the end of the day, you can’t control the cards that are dealt but you can improve your chances of winning by entering the table fully prepared and knowing whether the odds are in your favor or not. In poker, you can never know too much.

Understanding PFR

Learn what is the PFR, pre flop raising factor and how you can use it to your advantage in the game.

VPIP Poker

Understanding the VPIP parameter and using it to your advantage in the game can upgrade your game and increase your odds. See how.

Poker Playing Styles

Learn how to recognise the different types of players sitting with you at the table. This will improve your play and increase your chances to beat them.

Poker Starting Hands

Learn how to play the best and worst hands before the flop comes by taking advantage of a few simple tips on pre-flop betting.

Online Poker Strategies

A good player will always vary their play depending on the type of game or tournament they are playing in. Learn how to play the different kinds of poker that are out there.

Poker Bankroll Management

Learning how to manage your Poker bankroll is one of the keys to becoming a great player. Learn this one simple lesson and you will be able to protect yourself from the worst of bad beats.

Magic Holdem Poker Calculator

The Magic Holdem Poker Odds Calculator is a great poker tool for both beginners and professionals. It provides accurate, real time poker odds and much more.

Poker Odds Calculator

Use the poker adds calculator to play like the pros and increase your chances to win at poker. Read this guide to learn how and why to use this great application.Poker is a game of numbers.

Poker Terminology

Knowing poker terminology will no doubt improve your game and chances for winning. Use this list of poker terms and phrases to learn the must know terms of the game.

The 5 Always and Nevers in Texas Holdem

Improve your game with these easy to learn, easy to implement Texas Holdem tips. Some of these tips can help you when playing other varieties of poker as well.

7 Card Stud Rules

This article summarizes the basic rules and terms of the 7 card stud poker game. It is easy to read and includes all the information required to get you started.

7 Card Stud Poker

Get an insight into the roots, history, popularity and current shape of Seven Card Stud Poker. 

Omaha Hold'em Rules

This article will provide you with the basic rules, terminology and game play of Omaha Holdem. It will allow you to start playing and gain experience within a matter of minutes. 

Omaha Hold'em

Learn Omaha Hold’em: the edgier, more fast paced variety of Texas Hold’em.

Texas Holdem Rules

Learn the game of Texas Holdem - its goal, rules and basic terminology. It will only take a few minutes to get you started in this exciting game.

Poker Hands Ranking

Hirerarchy of Poker Hands from Best to Worst: Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pairs and Pair. 

Poker Games

Learn about all the games available, how to play them and win

Texas Hold'em

Before you start learning the rules of Texas Holdem, familiarize yourself with the game's roots, history and recommended resources.