The Flop – The Rules of the Flop

If you aren’t familiar with the flop and don’t know what the exact rules and betting order are, then take a look at this article with more information about the flop.

Preflop – Rules of Preflop Poker

Not familiar with the rules of preflop poker, then make sure to check out this article with all the rules of preflop poker.

Stud Poker – Game Variants

The stud poker game has a much longer history than Holdem. Curious to find out more about the history of Stud poker and it’s different variations? Then be sure to read this article.

Omaha Poker – Game Variants

Want to know more about Omaha Poker? Look no further, we cover the differences between Omaha and Texas Hold’em, the history, variants of Omaha and places to play the game.

Video Poker – Game Variants

Why are video poker slot machines so popular and where do they come from? Find out in this article about video poker machines

Texas Hold’Em Poker – Game Variants

Heard of the game of Texas Hold’Em before, but aren’t sure what exactly it is? Check out this article with some general information about Texas Hold’Em, briefly covering the history and goals of the game.

Draw Poker – Game Variants

Draw poker is probably one of the oldest variations of poker and still is the most common game taught to new players in home games around the world. Read more about Draw poker and variations like Triple Draw here.

Super System 1 and 2 – Poker Book Review

Don’t know why this book is dubbed ‘The Bible of Poker’? Find out in our poker book review of Doyle Brunson’s Super System 1 & 2.

No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournaments by Issa Jouaneh – Book Review

Check out why we think No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournaments is a must have poker book for beginners.

The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky – Poker Book Review

Check out the review and see why The Theory of Poker is a MUST HAVE poker book for any (aspiring) winning player.

Learning poker never stops, even the seasoned pro’s still learn new things every day. As the saying goes ‘it takes 5 minutes to learn poker, but a life time to master’. This made poker evolve throughout the generations and one of the reasons why it’s never too late to start learning today.

On this page we cover the essential elements to help you in the right direction. If you have no knowledge of poker whatsoever, you should start off with the poker hand rankings overview and the general rules of poker. Without a good understanding of these, it will be hard to develop any poker skills.

It’s unrealistic to think that you will be able to master poker within a single day, but that being said, it can be a fun journey learning all the ins and outs of poker. There are a lot of articles to read, cool poker video’s to watch, books to collect, TV shows and movies to watch and of course the rush poker generates throughout your entire body.

As you can see, poker isn’t just gambling, like many other games including blackjack (nowadays), roulette and slot machines. You can actually learn some skills and create poker strategies that are profitable in the long run. When playing any of the other mentioned games, you are always playing against the house (the casino dealer), that by definition has an edge on it’s customers (how else do they create stable revenue streams). Say the house has 5% edge on a game of Blackjack, that would mean that if you learn how to play the game perfectly, you will on average pay/lose $ 5 per hundred dollars bet to the house.

The difference with poker is you aren’t playing against the house, but against real human beings, who are capable of making mistakes. This changes the situation a lot and makes it a game you can learn and become profitable in. You can create situations where you have way more than a 5% edge on your (human) opponents, over and over again, just like a casino does with the aforementioned gambling games.

We hope this short text and all the content found in this learn poker section will help you on your way to learning the art of playing poker.