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A Free Guide to Professional Poker hands, plays & tells

This online reference is a guide for all poker players - from rookies to professionals. Feel free to comment on any of my articles which include topics such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Razz, Tournament Poker and Cash Game Poker, at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level.

Published in Beginner, Cash Game Poker.

Cash Game Poker – The Basics

By Mel Judah on October 11th, 2009.

Starting small, increasing your knowledge and improving your skills is the best way to become an accomplished player before you decide to play higher limits. The key requirements are excellent money management, understanding (more…)

Published in Beginner, Omaha.

Omaha for Beginners

By Mel Judah on October 10th, 2009.

Omaha Hi – In Omaha you are dealt four cards. You must use any two cards from your hand. Here are some pointers to help your game.

1. Make sure all four cards are connected and working for you (more…)

Published in Beginner, Texas Hold'em.

Limit versus No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker

By Mel Judah on October 6th, 2009.

Many people see poker on TV and jump straight into no-limit Texas Hold’em when they first learn how to play. It then becomes very hard for them later to learn how to play limit Texas Hold’em (more…)

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Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold'em is by far the most popular of all poker games. This section details Texas Hold'em playing techniques from beginner to expert level.

Seven Card Stud

Until recently, Seven Card Stud was the most popular poker game in the world. Still one of my favourites, here I will discuss what you need to know to play with the best.


Poker Tournaments come in all shapes and sizes. This section highlights the skills you will need to succeed in tournament poker at all levels, and in all games.

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Due to it's similarities with Texas Hold'em, Omaha is experiencing a huge surge in popularity right now. This is a game you should be looking to master right now.


Razz is similar to Seven Card Stud except here the lowest hand wins. This is also a game you should master as it is one of the games featured in HORSE poker.

Cash Games

Cash Games - also known as Ring Games - are usually played by more experienced poker players. Understanding the skills required to play is paramount to your success.

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