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Saturday, July 28, 2007


Here are some basic tips that professional poker players use all the time, some players have forgotten and others never knew...

1. It almost goes without saying that if you have a small bankroll, stick to the low-limit games.

2. The term “ring in your nose” means you’re hooked on gambling and your addiction will lead you around till you go bust. The minute you no longer have control is when you stand to lose everything. When in doubt, run to the nearest exit.

3. People get in trouble when they “double up” on their bets after losing. Nothing could be worse. When the tide is going out with your luck, minimize further loses and leave.

4. In poker, always bluff on a potential “made hand,” but never with lousy cards unless you have a very weak opponent.

5. Never tip the floorman or pit boss. They make more than you could possibly imagine!