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Is Poker A Guy Thing?

Suber’s previous entry looks at what type of men like poker, in particular why there are a lot of Jewish winners of poker. Of interest to me as a woman is not so much what type of men, but why mostly men? Several ideas on this… 1. The poker environment. Think of poker and what […]

My Second Tip For Hold’em Beginners: Play Tight

In a previous post I discussed two-card hands that may look good, but can get you in a boat load of trouble, by which I mean they tempt you to keep on betting with the hope of pulling something, and then getting smacked when you do.  I called them sucker suited hands.  So if you’re beginning the game of […]

Jews and Poker

Yesterday my wife told me that she might submit a post to PokerMoments about poker and Quakerism. She’s a Quaker, and I remember her once telling me that Quakers don’t believe that playing the lottery is ethical. Perhaps they have similar views on poker, or gambling in general. I’m curious. I’m not a Quaker. I’m […]

My First Tip For Hold’em Beginners: Be Wary Of Sucker Suited Hands

I am certainly a beginner at hold’em and I’m trying to learn some of the basics.  I just found some interesting information that ranks how well people played their two-card hold’em hands.  It is based on 16.6 million actual hands of limit hold’em, and you can see a chart ranking the expected value of all 169 possible scenarios.  What I found […]

My Initial Thoughts On Rakeback Programs

I’ve been reading up on rakeback programs and the alleged problems with them and I don’t really understand why so many people are opposed to them, at least on ethical grounds. The concept of a rakeback isn’t difficult to understand. It is based on the concept of the rake. Out of every pot the poker […]

A Poker Affiliate Co-Operative?

Suber’s thoughts on poker affiliate kickbacks got me thinking.  What if we setup a Poker Affiliate Co-operative whereby the only requirement for membership is that you signup through our affiliate program and play the appropriate amount of real money so that we get our incentive.  Once a member, you receive an initial bonus ($50 for […]


I’ve been reading up on “rakebacks” and trying to understand why certain online poker rooms, like Party and Paradise, do not allow them, and may even be cracking down on affiliates who offer them. In short the problem seems to be that many affiliates who offer rakebacks do unscrupulous things. In a later post I […]

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