This section is meant to be a “jump-start” of sorts for the beginning player. The strategy items that follow are very general and apply to any 8g88 game you play. For more detailed strategies sorted by game, view the sections on Texas Holdem Strategy and 7 Card Stud Strategy.

Online Poker Tells

Several of the “tells” I have listed here are useful in both online and offline poker. However, since we lack the ability to read opponents physical expressions, these tells that are available to us become that much more important.

Calculating Pot Odds

The ability to calculate pot odds is a necessary part of any poker players game. Our goal is to play the law of averages as opposed to blind luck, in determining whether or not calling a bet is a profitable decision.

Online Poker Bluffing

As anyone whose been around poker more than a week, you know bluffing is a very important part of any poker game. However, the art of bluffing is something that takes alot of time and study to master, and often those who think they’ve got it down are actually the ones who are the worst

The Chip Basket Analogy – Imagine for a moment that our poker chips, our entire bankroll, is kept in a basket. Every time we win a pot, we add a few chips to our basket. In the perfect world, we would always be searching for a larger basket, as our solid poker play […]

twofacedace : the quest in the making

While partially launching today October, 26th, 2007, there’s still quite a bit of work to be done. I’m only in the beginning process of getting this template ready, the colors and formatting set properly, and getting some decent content to start filling this up with!

I mainly play on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Ultimate Bet. You can find by under the name of alpha3m.

I own and operate a graphic design firm, so not always at the tables, but when I’m not working, you can normally find me in a ring game on Full Tilt, or playing the micro

These came in an email, thought they where good, so for those of you that didn’t see it, here it is

  1. Solid poker decisions are not made quickly. Take the time you need to fully assess each and every situation.
  2. Bluffing only works against smart players. You can only bluff someone

Look at this beauty of a Royal Flush. Pay attention to the turn, as you can see a check of the stone cold nuts in action, inducing a river bet, which lead to getting semi-paid off 🙂