The 5 Trickiest Poker Hands and How to Play Them

1. A-A: Pocket Aces are the best hand in poker but because of that simple fact they can be tricky to play. You could go the route of trying to limp in and trap players or you could simply make a raise. Either way, you need to do what needs to be done to isolate.

How to Play: Do whatever you have to do to get the pot down to 1-2 other players. Aces win against a random hand around 85% of the time but that number decreases ridiculously fast the more people are in the pot. The value of aces depreciates greatly in a multi-way pot so play accordingly. Raise them based on table position and not their strength, ex. raise more in later position.

2. A-K: Big slick is another hand that I see a lot of players have trouble playing and I see a lot of people busting out of tournaments because they overplay the hand.

How to Play: The hand should be a raising hand in most situations but occasionally you should limp in with this hand just to mix up your play. In early position you should obviously raise with it, same for middle position but in late position and the blinds this is a good spot to occasionally limp. Now if you raise with it and your hand misses the flop you should make a continuation bet (a bet around 1/2 the pot) to try to take the pot right there. If you get called or encounter raising or a lot of fighting back then get away from the hand. Remember, if you don’t hit a pair with A-K all you have is Ace-high, learn to fold the hand when it misses if you face resistance when you bluff with it.

3. K-Q: This is a hand that I place in a group of hands called “Trap Hands.” These types of hands get a lot of beginner and intermediate players in trouble because they treat these like premium hands when they really are just high suited connectors and should be played as such. The reason this hand gets players in trouble is because they often enter raised pots against true premium hands like high pocket pairs, A-K and A-Q and when you hit a pair you face kicker issues from facing A-Q or Big Slick. What you really want is to flop a straight or flush draw with this hand.

How to Play: In early position, you can call with this hand if you’d like, the suited variations of this hand are particularly strong and I consider them raising hands but offsuit variants should be either called or folded in early position, preferably folded if you’re at a loose table. In middle position K-Q is again a calling hand but if an early position player raises or calls than your fold percentage should increase meaning you will throw it away more. In late position I would call a standard raise or a call from middle position and sometimes early position players depending on the dynamics of the table.

4. A-10/A-J: These two hands are another two hands I consider “trap hands.” Most players treat them like premium hands and again they simply are overplayed and overvalued horribly by the average poker player. A-J suited is the only hand that I consider any real strength and A-Jo and A-10s and off-suit are just calling hands. Treat them like calling hands and you’ll be good, you don’t want to enter raised pots against premium hands, hit your ace only to loose all your chips because someone holding Big Slick had you outkicked.

How to Play: Unless you have A-Js these are simply calling hands. I wouldn’t advise entering raised pots with these hands very often. Once in a while you should raise with these just to mix up your play but you have to be very cautious with these hands if you get called. You are really looking to hit a straight or flop two pair so you don’t have to worry about kicker problems because if you’re in a raised pot and you hit your ace your ten kicker is very vulnerable.

5. K-K: Pocket Kings are pretty tricky especially if you play against weaker players. Phil Hellmuth describes this situation the best “I know i’m going to pick up kings and one of you idiots is going to call me with ace-deuce.” That just about sums it up, weaker players are going to call your raise with ace-rag and if the ace comes out you’re going to have a difficult decision.

How to Play: Raise aggressively pre-flop regardless of table position, your bets still should vary based on position however. The closer to the button the higher your raise should be, but don’t get ridiculous cap it off at 5-6x the big blind unless there’s a lot of limpers. If there’s no ace on the flop then bet hard unless its a very safe board (all low cards, no straights, no flushes) but do NOT under any circumstances give a free card for a player to outdraw you. The only way you give a free card is if you flop a set and are trying to trap. If an ace comes on the flop and you encounter resistance than be done with the hand as hard as it may be to throw away a sexy hand like K-K.

Honorable Mention: Low-Middle Pocket Pairs: These aren’t that tricky but I felt the need to mention them at the end here. These are tricky because a lot of players like to enter raised pots with these and they get in trouble a lot by overplaying them. I’ll try to give you some basic guidelines.

How to Play: I limp a lot with 8s and below often and follow a strategy called “set or die.” This means you check/fold unless you flop a set or the board is all unders with no flush possibilities. This is a surefire way to keep from losing a lot of chips. If you set than analyze the flop and slow play if its a favorable situation or make a bet and hopefully you’ll get paid off big time. For just about any pocket pair thats not paint (face cards) basically just lay it down if there’s overs on the board and you don’t set. You can raise with 7s and up in late position if you want, maybe even middle position but it is usually advised to limp in early with them.

Congratulations you now know how to play the top 5 trickiest hands in Poker.

Keno Game 101- What You Absolutely Need to Know

‘Keno’ is a well known game nowadays. It is frequently played and appreciated by people in America. However, the game was not born in America. It is a gift of China. The game has a long history, which also reveals the benefits that people of China accrued of this game. Keno is an invention of a Chinese named Cheung Leung. Through the revenue of this game he wanted to help the soldiers of his town with arms and other material to ward off an attack. He succeeded in his motive and the game started to spread and develop. For some time the game was also known as the ‘White Pigeon Game’ when a white pigeon acted as a postman carrying the list of results of the game from village to village. But the game was not of numbers at that time as it is today. It was in fact based on a traditional Chinese poem called- “The Thousand Character Classic”. Later the game traveled to the land of America with the Chinese immigrants. There it was widely known as ‘Chinese Lottery’ and then ‘Horse Race Keno’. The term ‘horse’ was coined as a code word to numbers in the game. The language of the betting was in term of horses and not numbers. This was done to keep aside any legal action for playing an illicit game.

The Present Scenario-

Keno is a game of chance. It is one of the most simple and easy game to play. The game is played with numbers. It can be played with a ticket or on board when you are online. There are eighty squares on the card that are marked one to eighty in a sequence. A player has to mark any number of spots not exceeding fifteen. Players most often are contended to mark sixty percent spots i.e. ten spots. The cards are then given for a copy along with punching the marked spots.

In many casinos the betting is done after marking the numbers while in others the amount you bet should be decided prior to the marking of spots or numbers.

The result of the game is then determined through eighty ping pong balls in a blower. These balls too are numbered one to eighty. The balls are shuffled via compressed air followed by the removal of twenty balls consecutively. The numbers are these balls are displayed on a large electronic Keno board. The players match their numbers and see how much have they won. The more the amount of numbers that match, greater are the winnings.

Unlike other games, Keno actually has no winning strategies. Yet some people formulate their own criterions. Like many players deem that the Keno machines display a regular set of numbers every morning. They are under the myth since these machines are shut down every night, they start off the day with the same sequence of numbers. A vigilant eye on this repeated set can lead a player to a big victory.

Setting apart these legendary stories what should be acknowledged is the fact that the amount a player wins varies from casino to casino and is different in different Keno software. Not just this but the number of spots a player is allowed to mark is also at the discretion of the casino.

The Art of Finding Loose Slot Machines Waiting to Pay Big Payouts

The most famous Zig Zag Method is the most widely used strategy that people use today in search of loose slot machines. It is unknown why it became known as the Zig Zag Method. Possible because the player Zigs and Zags back and forth through the casino looking for a casino that someone is just stopping there play after not winning any and in an ideal situation they have been losing on that same machine for several hours. Either way, the Zig Zag Method has no scientific evidence to back up those claims.

As the Zig Zag method goes, the player is looking for patterns on the slots. For one example, imagine that bananas are a jackpot slot. The Zig Zag method player goes through the casino looking for a slot with the correct set of bananas on the slot reels. If three bananas are on the payline and a third banana is one line off the payline, this is an example of the Zig Zag theory. In theory the slot reels are getting ready to line up and you could soon hit a huge jackpot.

In today’s times however, slots now use what is called a random number generators or an (RNG). These random number generators are internal pc’s which add up the probabilities and then determine what symbols to display for each of the slot reels. Every time you place your bet and pull the handle on a slot machine a random number generator determines the positions of the slot machine’s symbols on the reels.

This lets us know that all spins on a slot machine is independent and on it’s own of any other pulls from a slot machine. The random number generator (RNG) makes each and every spin random. Now you see that that is why that they call it random.

There is a pretty widely-known theory that the casino staff place the “loosest” slot machines closer to the entrance and exits of the casino. Slot machine gamblers going in the casino see other gamblers winning at these slots and decide they want to play. With this theory, slots players should always try the slots near the entrance doors and exit doors of the casino, these may be the loosest slot machines on the casino property.

Another version of this system is that the casino will put loose slots in a high traffic spot. An example would be, close to the cashiers, and the restrooms and of course near the ATM machine, and close to a casino gaming table. Maybe in lieu of gambling at the slots close to the front door, you should play a machine where casino traffic is very heavy.

This theory can have a flaw, the theory that I am talking about is the “hit frequency”. The hit ratio is the percentage of slot machine spins a slot machine pays off instead of taking your money. It’s like this, one slot machine might have a higher hit frequency, but another machine might have fewer hits (wins,payout), but pay off more when these hits take place.

The casino staff may put a slot with a high hit frequency rate near an entrance or exit door or any other high traffic area, like the bar or the ATM machine. That does not mean the machine is paying off more than machines in some of the other areas of the casino. In all truthfulness, it could be the total opposite. Casinos are not in business to just give away free money, they are constantly coming up with new ways to get these type of results

Do not always expect to see the loose slots near the front door of the casino. Trust me when I say that the casino staffers know all about these tales. In my experience, the casino puts the slot machines with the smaller payback percentages where slot players may be more likely to anchor down and play.

A False Favorites Review – Everything You Would Want to Know

This False Favorites Review would hopefully shed some light for all people who are interested in professional sports betting systems around the world. So what exactly is a False Favorites betting system?

· The said betting system is simply this guide that aims to lay specific racing horses to lose. It is a betting system that is written and created by Jonathan Burgess who is an accredited Betfair trainer.

· The False Favorites betting system is not a system that has a set of rules that you would need to follow to the letter. It is not in any way regimented or looks at the book and decides to apply a set of strict rules in order to effectively cast winning bets.

· This is not exactly a betting system as much as it is a method to effectively lay horses. If you aspire to become a professional punter, then this is a must read.

· False Favorites will teach the reader how to effectively analyze a race and predict its outcome. And this is a book that has taught much about analysis as any other professional betting book out in the market.

· It aims first to identify which particular races that you would most likely encounter a favorite beaten. And there are sections that cover both the flat and jumps racing, too. It teaches the user on how to make statistical deductions in order to make the correct choices and place bets on likely winners and avoid the likely losers.

· The initial step would help the user to disregard the majority of races on the cards and would allow the user to focus on smaller number of races which saves you a whole lot of time. The user afterwards would be able to uncover a lot of negative ideas on the historic form of the favorites. The key to the system or method (if you will) is that you would be taught how to spot a potential crack in the favorite’s defenses.

· It is important to take note, though that a weak favorite is still able to win races and if the opposing team is equally poor, then it is ideal to search for competitors that would be able to race the top horses.

· This False Favorites review also will tackle the several examples of where and how exactly you can place bets as is given by its creator.

· This particular method, once again, is not a typical system that has strict rules of selection as well as steps to follow to the letter. It is still best to try to do a paper trade method before fully trying out this method. A person would need to gain confidence in himself first in order to be able to make good selections and eventually win big. It is often advised that a person try the false favorite method for a few months first since it has been proven that a person’s statistical analysis gets better and better overtime.

How to Check If Tipster (Sport Prediction) Website Is Legit or Not?

Are you able to spot the most legitimate tipster website reflecting great and beneficial tips for you so you can eventually make some good money without any hassle of checking and analyzing all the given tips by yourself?

Well, I myself did spot such website long time back, however I also noticed that couple of days back, there were some very similar kind of new websites also launched, but the situation still remains the same. They are all scams with poor quality of product.

A Blend of Scam + Marketing = A Dangerous Combination

While hunting for good and quality tipster websites online, i discovered that a very few of them are really genuine and legitimate that would actually work for you and most of them really have aggressive marketing strategies with extra ordinary promises.

Though there are several different ways to make some great cash by getting involved in the arena of betting, but the question here is exactly how to proof tipsters? Majority of tipster sites try to demonstrate their credibility by saying that they are authenticated and verified by third party website, but how exactly to know if these promises or claims are really genuine? Well, in such cases, it is more logical to go ahead and cross verify such websites through a third party and spot them on the list of most authenticated websites online and if you don’t find them in such lists, then that settles the matter there.

However, with that being said, it does not really mean that in this messy crowd of scammers and fraud websites, there are no authenticated service available online. Internet is a treasure that is full of both good things and bad things and hence it’s really up to you, how you can discover those authenticated websites that would do wonders for you.

Some Advice on How to Come Across Authenticated Tipster Websites:

Here are few tips and advices for you following which you can really be successful in finding out those hidden gems that would really make you successful in the world of betting.

• Do a little but of research and read customer reviews and public view point on websites, try to find out what people say about a particular website you would be interested in.

• Visit several forums related to betting and try to participate in them to communicate with people with same interests. This can be of significant help

• Opt for a trial service to check if the service is really worth subscribing to

• Do an extensive research on the history of websites and try to find out their customer and service activities being done in last few months

• Do not pay upfront unless you are 100% sure that the website you are subscribing to is completely authenticated and provides best services.

I discovered a few of the websites with a good history of 2 years providing tips for betting, however, at a later stage after buying one package from them of amazing tips and predictions, i was able to find out that it was completely a fake website that had cheated several people like me who subscribed to their services.

Some of the Examples of Scam Websites Promotions that Would Further Help You Staying Away from Them:

Here are some of the best examples to help you further be sure if the website is a scam or authentic one:

– – Check if all time ROI (Yield) is 30% or more,

– – Check if it has 80% – 90% or more strike rate (and odds around 1.6-1.80),

– – Make sure it has no negative month in last 2 years of their existence,

– – Check if it has no history bigger than 2-3 months,

– – Check if they are ready to put price down just to sell product,

– – Check if it sends emails to registered members only during positivity.

– – Check if there is a third party logo on any of the website page without having an actual connecting link to third party page (this is forbidden)

– – Testimonials, mostly testmimonials on page that they promote are false

Here are some of the examples of some marketing tricks that are not necessarily scams:

1. Websites Offering lots of tipsters,

2. Websites Promoting lower prices than real price is,

3. Websites with Complex mathematics behind systems,

Let me now elaborate above points in detail:

1. If a website is offering more and more tipsters, that means more and more coverage of sports thus widening the arena of betting. This really gives site opportunity that is pretty much difficult to follow. In such a big sea of tipsters of website, you may end up picking up one that eventually results in loss while others are in profit, then the following month you however manage to spot an alternate tip which again does not guarantee that it would be in profit in that particular month. So if you notice here, you are actually swinging between tipsters and concluding in low profit ( if there is a profit).

2. Many websites often lower their prices in order to make a sale, while some try to play a marketing trick with you offering you a low price on a product provided you buy a complete one year subscription from them which means you again would have to pay the full annual amount in order to avail that discounted price.

2. Though tipsters results in profits sometimes, but the real logic behind the game is that earning profit from tipsters is not simply staking, but it mainly refers to laying bets. When you lay odds of 7.66 to turn it into 10 of your particular currency, you really need to stake 66.66 of that particular currency (since the odds represent 1.15). Hence, it’s eventually at rusk if your bank is 1.000 and you are required to invest instead 66.66 instead of 10. If you calculate it actually is 6.66% of your complete balance, which is obviously above the normal limit of risk.

Conclusion

It is a fact that spotting the most authenticated and genuine tipster website is like finding a new pal, hence you should always make a careful approach, be cautious and question yourself several times before actually stepping into it. Finally the result would be either that friend of yours proves to be a great friend for life or it becomes the opposite. Get involved in forums, take a trial, verify history and consider the word of advice.