Things to Consider When Becoming a Poker Mom

Being a poker mom isn’t something that’s easy to do. Being a mum in any career line is hard, but the poker industry seems harder. People can disagree with these two statements I have just made, though keep in mind when disagreeing I am not…

Women in Poker: a Love/Hate Relationship

If you expect a chauvinistic approach in this article as its written by a man, or worse another attempt to highlight women as sex symbols at the tables, you can look somewhere else. I always find it astonishing that people ever value the…

Do Women Have a Hidden Edge at the Poker Table?

Poker’s always been a man’s game.  Just ask any guy.  Or better yet, take a look at a few old casino photographs. Whenever you see a poker game, chances are you saw a bunch of guys playing. And that’s the way it was — for the most part,…

How Do Mathematics & Poker Mix?

I am asked frequently how I view the role of mathematics in poker. Before addressing these views, let me preface my remarks by pointing out that most people reading this probably have a much different view of what mathematics itself is than…

Tips on Betting

Betting is the essence of poker. We usually bet with the best hand and whenever we think a well-timed bluff will win the pot without murmur or protest from an adversary, even if he or she happens to have a slightly better hand right now. …

Internet Speed: Boon or Bane?

Originally Published in Woman Poker Player Magazine by: Kathleen K. Watterson We all know online poker provides much faster games than poker played in tradition “brick and mortar” casinos and other physical settings. Human dealers are…

Sexual Identity and Online Poker

By Short-stacked Shamus originally written for Betfairpoker.com Poker has never been more popular, and one consequence of its growing popularity is an increasing number of women playing the game. As Barbara Connors notes in her essay…

If You Play Online – Don’t Tell

Playing online gives you anonymity and, if you’ve selected your screen name carefully, a cloak of deception regarding your age and gender. But are you needlessly giving online opponents valuable information in ways you haven’t thought…

Online Game Selection

Do you know where to find the world’s greatest selection of poker games? Before you respond, remember that your answer is crucial to your success in poker. As almost every poker book attempts to drill into your head, astute game selection…