The Game Of Texas Hold’Em

Texas Hold’Em in a Cardroom

Texas Hold’Em Online

Winning poker

Tactics

Strategies

Putting It all together

Psychological Considerations

Where to go from here

Places to Play

Appendix I Hold’Em poker Variations

Appendix II Poker Tournaments



  Guts Poker

Has specialized in the ‘Guts’ family of poker games. You should see the site for an explanation of Guts poker and its variants. Texas Hold’em has also been offered, along with Stud games, and there are future plans for Omaha. 

URL: http://www.gutspoker.com
Games Offered: Fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, Guts, Monte Carlo Guts, Three to Five Guts, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Stud.
Betting Limits: Would range from $0.50/1 up to $20/40.

  Promotions:

  You should check their Promotions page for current offerings.

  Promotions would include sign-up bonuses, and daily high hand and weekly bad beat bonuses.

  Tournaments:

  At the time of this writing tournaments have not been available. Their tournament software has been under development and will be ready in the future

  Mac Compatible:

  Yes, but Macintosh use would not be officially supported. Their software would work with Mac OS 8 or later and a Java enabled web browser.

  System Requirements:

  Windows 95 or later. No software download would be required. Guts Poker would work through a web browser using Java scripts. You must have Internet Explorer 5 or later, or Netscape 4.x or later. The web browser would have to be Java enabled. The minimum system would have to be a 266 MHz Pentium with 32 MB RAM. A Pentium   III processor with 128 MB RAM would be recommended.

  Paradise Poker

Has been one of the busiest poker rooms on the Internet. On average there have been about 1500 poker players competing on 165 tables at any point in time. It has also been one of the older and more established online poker rooms.

URL: http://www.paradisepoker.com
Games Offered: Fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw, Seven-Card Stud High/Low Eight or Better, Omaha, Omaha High/Low Eight or Better, Pineapple, Pot-limit and No-limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High/Low Eight or Better.

Betting Limits:

  Would range from $0.50/1 up to $20/40.

  Promotions:

  You should check their Promotions page for current offerings.

  Past promotions would include sign-up bonuses and bad beat jackpots.

  Tournaments:

  Everyday, 24 hours per day, for all of the above games.

  Buy-ins would range from $5 to $100 depending on the table.

  These would be single table tournaments that would take about one hour.

  Mac Compatible:

  No.

  System Requirements:

  Would have to be downloaded software from the site in order to play.

  You would need Windows 95 or later with at least a 100 MHz Pentium processor, 32 MB of RAM and 6 MB hard drive storage has been a recent but fast growing playing venue hosted by poker professional Mike Sexton. They have begun hosting an annual $1 million poker tournament aboard a cruise ship in March 2002. It has been possible for players to qualify for their $1 million event, by winning online tournaments that would have $25 buy-ins.

  URL: http://www.partypoker.com

  Games Offered: Fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud High/Low  Eight or Better, Omaha, Omaha High/Low Eight or Better, Pot-Limit and No-limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Pot-limit Omaha High/Low Eight or Better.

  Betting Limits:

  Would range from $0.25/0.50 up to $10/20.

  Promotions:

  Sing up bonus.

  You should check their News and Events page for additional offerings.

  Tournaments:

  They offer single table tournaments with buy-ins ranging form $5 to $50, and multi-table tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $100. You should check their News and Events page for current tournament offerings and schedules.

  Mac Compatible:

  No.

  System Requirements:

  You would have to download poker software from the site in order to play.  Would need Windows 95 or later with at least a Pentium processor, 32 MB of  RAM and 3.1 MB available hard drive storage.