Hand Decision Point

Hand Decision Point

Let’s put you in a tough situation:-

In the early stages of a tournament, we are playing a stack of 8,000. We are happy to look down at King of Spades - Hand Decision PointKing of Hearts - Hand Decision Point, and raise to 350 in early position. We have caller on the button. We put him on a good hand, but within a wide range at this early stage. The flop is a decent looking Queen of Hearts - Hand Decision PointSix of Clubs - Hand Decision PointFive of Spades - Hand Decision Point, and we bet out for 600. The caller now raises to 1,800. A call here would leave us with 5,850. It is time to think… (more…)

My WSOP experience

I had a great time last week over in Vegas, where I went for the Main Event. Unfortunately, very little of that fun came in the Main Event. I’ll do away with the suspense, as it wouldn’t last for long anyway. The event started badly on the first hand, and went downhill most of the way. There’s no point in complaining, however, and I wanted to invite you to look at some of the hands with me. I’d be really interested to know people’s thoughts. There were a couple of tough spots, but as for almost every tournament, I probably could have done better. (more…)

Ask Stuart “TrickyRock” Rutter

Hi guys,

Welcome to our poker blog! I’m really excited about this new venture, and think that it could become a really big hit across the growing world of online poker, and online poker forums.

Remember that the blog is completely for you- the players. What makes it exciting is all the opportunities for interaction. You can reply to polls, ask questions, but most importantly of all, offer criticism. Yes, being able to offer and take criticism is the key step to becoming a better poker player. Admitting that you were wrong can hurt; most players prefer to put their misplayed hands to the back of their mind, and dwell instead on the hands where they got unlucky. (more…)

Reality sometime hurts.

While being here in Las Vegas I realised something that never came to mind before. To be a great tournament player one needs to be prepared to put the tournament on the line many times.

Playing safe in this kind of tourney will only give you the chance to hit the money. If you want to win the whole thing – you need to take a more calculated risk. Sadly as I was cruising my way into day one I didn’t made any of those moves and started day 2 with a little more than average size chips. This was good to start the day with but not enough to survive without stealing some nice pots. (more…)

How to play 7 Card Stud Poker

How To Play 7 Card Stud Poker

Seven Card Stud Poker, available at 32Red Poker, has five rounds of betting. The maximum bet doubles after the third round of betting. This leads to large pots. Seven Card Stud Poker is a game that requires patience and skill, in knowing when to fold or call.

The object of the game is to finish with the best poker hand, to win the pot, and the number of Players that can play Seven Card Stud Poker ranges from 2 to 8.
Seven Card Stud Poker Overview… (more…)

How to play 5 Card Stud Poker

How To Play 5 Card Stud Poker

Five Card Stud Poker, available at 32Red Poker, has four rounds of betting. It is a game that requires patience and skill, in knowing when to fold or call. Players are able to make informed decisions based on the number of visible cards on the table. The number of visible cards makes it easier for Players to judge the strength of their hands. (more…)

How to play Omaha poker

How To Play Omaha Poker

Omaha Poker is similar to both Omaha Hi-Lo Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker at 32Red Poker Room. Players must create the best five-card hand combination from a total of nine cards. The nine cards are made up of four pocket cards and five community cards. This results in stronger hand combinations.

The Player who finishes with the strongest poker hand wins the pot, and the number of Players that can play Omaha Poker ranges from 2 to 10. (more…)

How to play Texas Hold’em

How to Play Texas Hold Em Poker

Texas Hold’em Poker is the classic poker game made famous by the numerous tournaments and televised events which feature this exciting game.

Texas Hold’em is quite simple in its structure and easy to learn how to play. However, like many gambling games, to play Texas Hold’em Poker well takes practice, understanding, experience and wit.

The 32Red Poker Room offers a wide selection of Texas Hold’em Poker games from Limit games (here the bets are limited to a set amount) where the minimum bet can be just 10 cents, to No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker where the only limit to bet size is the amount of chips a player has on the table. As well as money games, also known as Ring games, 32Red offers Poker Tournaments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. (more…)