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This page was created for our writers to create poker stories from situations they've encountered while playing either in real brick and mortar poker rooms or online poker rooms.

The purpose here isn't just to flap our lips, but provide such stories which contain a combination of tips, strategy and advice that you can personally use at the tables to strengthen your game and increase your chances of winning. Enjoy!

To Show or Not to Show? - A story about the often asked question of whether to show your cards or not. Loki talks about his recent experience playing with a lady who would always ask other players at the table to show their hands and how he dealt with it.

Negreanu vs. Schulman: The Hand - A recap what will surely go down as one of the biggest hands ever played in poker (between Daniel Negreanu and Barry Schulman) which has been named "the hand".

Understanding Opponents - Loki talks about a short-handed game he played in where he played vs. an Air Force Captain that would call him down with anything.

Playing Blind - While not recommended, C.H. notes that a foolish bet every now and then may add a little fun.

Explanations at the Table - Loki Luchs talks about a time when another player at the table was berating his play and how he reacted to it.

The Best Hand I've Played in Years - Loki tells a story about how he limped in with a J2 offsuit while in the big blind and stole a huge pot.

Chris Fergusons Challenge - The amazing story of how poker pro Chris Ferguson started with no bankroll (he won money in a freeroll tournament to get started) and turned it into $10,000 by using proper bankroll management.

Electronic Poker Tables - Loki tells his story about his experience playing at the Exaclibur Poker Room using the "dealer-less" tables.

A Chip and a Chair - Chad tells a story about how he was down to almost nothing at a local tournament and stormed back to become a contender to win the tournament. He also likes his situation to "Treetop" Jack Strauss's in the 1982 WSOP which is where the original term "A Chip and a Chair" came from.

Poker Superstitions - Daniel points out that despite poker being a game of skill, many players including the biggest names in the game still have superstitions.

WSOP Bracelets - Chad talks about what some players have done with their braclets after they've been awarded to them including one player claiming it wasn't worth $5000 and that it was "worth more like $1500" and then Ted Forrest promptly said he'd take it and tossed three $500 chips to the guy.

My Favorite Hand: 9-10 Suited - Poker Pro Chad Holloway talks about how he likes 9-10 suited and how it stacks up against other starting hands.

My Worst Poker Moment - Daniel Johnson tells a story about a boo-boo he made while playing at his local cardroom.

A Trip Through Poker History at Binion's - A walk that all poker enthusiasts should take! Binion's may lack all the glitz that Strip Casinos offer, but nowhere else can offer the true feeling of observing poker's "roots" that transpired the game into what it is today.


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Featured Articles

The Difference Between Limit and No Limit Texas Hold'em - Cash games, tournaments, no limit, pot limit, fixed limit and more. Loki breaks it down!!

Tilt - It's a classless way to play online poker, but this article is a good read if you'd like to learn how to put other players "on tilt."

Satellite Poker Tournaments - What are they? How do they work? Jason explains.


Famous Poker Players - Short bios about some of the greatest poker players ever to take a seat at the tables!

Female Poker Players - Biographies of all the best women poker players in the world.

Legends of the Game - Bio pages of legendary poker players, many of which have died and gone on to leave their mark on the poker world.

Poker Hall of Fame - Inductees along with their feats listed in chronological order.

Poker Players Alliance - This advocacy group is fighting for YOUR right to legally play online poker. Join today!

Home Poker Games - Everything you need to know about hosting your own game.

What is Rake? - This is how card rooms earn their money off of poker games. K. Swope talks about this fee in detail.

Perspectives Weekly - Check's Jay Todd each week as he brings us all the current news in the online gambling industry.

Poker Quotes - Famous and funny poker sayings from around the internet.

Famous Poker Hands - Sure, you know that "AA" is often times dubbed "bullets" or "american airlines" but what about other hands such as "JJ" and "88"? Chad tells all!

Poker Questions - Burn cards, clubs, spaces, diamonds, hearts, the deck, community cards etc. You've got a question? We've got an answer!