Live Poker Tips

Poker has in recent years become a worldwide phenomenon - all play. Most give internet poker profits for the trend, but we must not forget what tournament poker has done for the rapid spread. Since TV stations began to realize that poker tournaments attracted millions of viewers, the major tournaments received plenty of media attention, prize programs has grown tremendously, and the best poker players are superstars.

The fact that a player can go "from failure to miracle", is what makes poker so fascinating. You can pay a small fee to a satellite poker tournament and end up winning the world's largest poker tournament, World Series of Poker. It is perhaps a little far-fetched, but it is possible - just ask Chris Moneymaker.

Above, our editors listed the best poker tournament sites online. These poker sites offer a wide range of multi-table and sit-and-go tournaments. Most of them also have good free rolls and satellites. We have listed poker rooms according to their selection of poker tournaments. Our ratings are based on the number of tournament players at peak hours, and the quality of site-wide sit-&-gob's and tournament schedule.

If you want to win big by playing cash games you need to play high-stakes, and if you play high-stakes do you need a considerable bankroll. Fluctuations in cash games is great, and to avoid losing everything in a downswing, you need to play at a level your bankroll can handle. This is not the case in a poker tournament. Some online poker tournaments attract thousands of players, and a few dollars to buy-in can be huge prize money.

Major Variants Of Poker

Texas Hold’em Poker is one of the most well-known variants of Poker and is also probably the oldest one. The dealers provide initially with two hole cards and later on two community cards. The bets are placed over cards as the cards are distributed. The player with the highest rank of hole and community cards wins in the end. The players try to achieve the highest rank of cards which is a pre-set in the rules of Poker.

Another variant is Omaha Poker. Here, a total of seven cards are distributed. Four in one go and three community cards later one by one. The whole gaming situation is witnessed, the odds are weighed and accordingly bets are placed. The whole point is to create a strong five-card hand in the end to pounce upon the lot.