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How to Learn Poker Fundamentals

Fundamentals are important in every profession and in every interaction.  Poker fundamentals are like the fundamentals in other fields even though poker is a game and it is different than, say, open-heart surgery.  Here we will talk about how to view and learn poker fundamentals.

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How to Talk Poker

The lexicon of poker has entered mainstream English.  Still, there are many poker terms, such as rake calculator, that are still just poker terms.  New poker players often get confused as these terms are bandied about.  So, in this Juicy Stakes Poker article, we will explain a few important poker terms.

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How to Get and Keep a Poker Face

Poker involves analysis and misdirection.  The analysis part is partly common sense and partly mathematics.  The misdirection side of poker involves bluffing and making opponents misread your hand.  A poker face is a vital part of the misdirection side of poker.

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How to Stay Happy while Playing Poker

We know that happy people are happier than sad people!  Still, for many people, especially Texas Holdem players, staying happy in the face of bad luck or a series of bad beats is very hard indeed!  Here we will explore some ways that really good players stay happy no matter what!

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How to Understand the Top Poker Variations

We all know that Texas Holdem is the most popular variation of poker.  But this was not always the case.  In fact, there are a few classic poker variations that are still quite popular for friendly games and tournaments.  Here is a short look at a few classic poker variations.

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Tips for Online Poker Players

The one major difference between online poker and land based poker is that when you play online, you can’t see your opponents directly.  You can see them only by inference and indirection.  Here are a few tips for online poker players that players of all skill levels can use.

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The Basics of Hand Ranges

We at Juicy Stakes are slowly but surely covering many of the basics of poker for new or inexperienced players.  Here we will talk about hand ranges.  This is a relatively new concept in the “science” of poker.  It is one of the new areas that even the most seasoned poker pros study.

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How to Get Better at Poker

Poker players strive to get better all the time.  This is as true for experienced and professional players as it is for new players.  It’s like musicians practicing scales every day or baseball players taking grounders every day.  Here are a few tips for how to get better at poker.

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Why Do People Lose at Poker?

There are as many reasons for losing as for winning.  Good luck leads to winning while bad luck leads to losing.  Of course!  But poker is a lot more complex than just being a matter of luck.  So, why do some players lose at poker while others win consistently? 

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Variations in Poker

It seems nowadays that everyone is playing Texas Holdem. Still, there are big differences among poker variations.  Texas Holdem may be the fad of the day but it is not the only poker game in town!  There are just a few variations in online poker but there are many more in Friday Night Poker!

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The Importance of Patience

In our recent article on poker basics we touched upon the importance of patience.  Being patient and developing the skill of being more patient despite adversity and frustration are vitally important.  All other strategy points aside, patience is the rock that poker success rests on!

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8 Great Tips for Online Poker

In some ways, online poker is a very different game than poker at land based casinos.  Here we will try to explain some of the similarities and differences between playing online or on land.   Most poker players these days are playing online - at Juicy Stakes Poker - for good reasons. Let’s take a close look!

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Bluffing and Misdirection

This is part two of our Juicy Stakes Poker review of bluffing.  In the first article, we talked about bluffing as either fooling the opponents into thinking that your hand is a lot better than it really is or fooling the opponent into thinking your hand is a lot weaker than it really is.

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The Bluffing Primer Part 1

Bluffing is at the core of poker with real opponents.  There is no bluffing in video poker or Caribbean poker which explains the popularity of these games.   In Texas Holdem bluffing occurs on almost every hand.  It pays to look at bluffing as an essential part of a beginner’s course in poker.

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The World Series of Poker

Poker has been the American card game for 200 years. Still, its growth as a brand, as a YouTube fixture, as the dream of young men and women is not to hit a homerun in the baseball World Series or to win the Super Bowl or a gold medal in the Olympics.  The dream is to win the World Series of Poker.

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How to Become a Better Player

Tons of sites talk about poker strategy as THE most important factor in getting better at poker.  We agree that learning strategy will make you better.  Still, we also know there are many other factors that go into poker success.  In this Juicy Stakes Poker review we'll cover those factors.

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Poker in the Twentieth Century

Welcome to Part 3 of our history of poker!  As you know, the 20th century began with no internet!  There was no online poker, no online tournaments, no rakeback, no large number of online poker rooms, no Chris Moneymakers!  Still, poker thrived from the start to the finish of the century!

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Great Poker Snack Foods

You love playing Texas Holdem poker online and you love poker with your pals. You gotta have a snack to go with the games.  Juicy Stakes Poker presents some top notch poker snacks for the Friday night poker player and the online player as well.  We set the rules: no oil or just a touch, no or little mess, yummy.

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Would You Like to Learn Something about Poker?

Welcome to our Juicy Stakes Poker Guide. We will cover a range of poker topics starting at the most basic level. Even if you have played poker for many years, we will add some useful insights to your knowledge of poker thereby making you a better poker player. Enjoy our guide!

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