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How to learn to play Poker?

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If you are interested in learning poker there are books and online articles and news that inform you that in order to play poker you need to learn the game rules, it is a game of ability and not sheer luck. There is more than one kind of poker game not just Texas Hold’em to choose from, so where would you start?

So many articles stress the importance of knowledge, choose a good reliable source, if we are talking online then there are plenty of legalized good poker websites that give you an understanding of the game and its terminology.

Before you start playing, read the rules for the online poker site you chose. Most places will follow standard Texas Hold’em rules, but there may be some differences from game to game. It’s a good idea to know what the rake is at your chosen poker, site, and to get an understanding of the etiquette generally accepted there.

Also, make sure you read up on bonuses, deposit methods, registration and strategies, so that you know the best way to deposit, and how long it will take to get access to your winnings! Some methods have minimum transaction amounts, and there can be a big difference in the speed between, say, a wire transfer, and a credit card transaction.

Furthermore, find websites that explain not just the rules but also the online poker terminology: aces, bets, flush and all you want to know about poker rules, strategies and poker terms. These are suitable for every poker player and are easy to understand.

This game is for whoever has a passion for fun and an ability to strategies, it is very much like chess, think about the cards you have, the odds, the hands, play with minimum bets at the beginning so that you learn without putting in too much money.

Play with virtual money instead of real one during your learning period and just enjoy the process.

Phil Ivey

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Full Tilt Phil Ivey

Given that Phil Ivey was already believed to be the best poker player alive at a young age of 27 years old, that his all time winnings in tournaments are almost the highest ever, and that he has 8 WSOP bracelets under his belt (or rather at his wrists), it seems a safe bet that he will break all records in his lifetime.

Phil Ivey has won eight WSOP bracelets. Only five players have won more bracelets, but they are all way older than Ivey. The record holder Phil Hellmuth has eleven, but he is more than a decade older than Phil Ivey, and most believe the young gun will get at least 12 bracelet.

You can watch Phil Ivey playinga at Full Tilt Poker.