Anyone who has an interest in gaming or games, will be well aware of the massive popularity of poker. Players win millions of dollars online and in glitzy casinos across the world daily. With that said, the game may seem daunting for many beginners. It uses its own language and might appear to have many complex rules and strategies to win. That's why Global poker set up its poker school, the ultimate gateway into poker game play across all disciplines, including ring and tournament poker. Making it  remarkably easy to play and win!

Time to Push or Fold

September 16, 2020 | Lee Jones

When is it time to push or fold in poker, Lee Jones gives his views looking at different poker situations!

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Gwen the GOAT

September 14, 2020 | Lee Jones

Gwen is a perfectly normal poker player. She has a wife, a couple of kids, and a good job with colleagues she respects and enjoys. But like the families and colleagues of many poker junkies, they don’t fully get this poker thing.

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A salute to Mike Sexton

September 04, 2020 | Lee Jones

Mike Sexton has spent a lifetime making poker and poker players better. In this post, we pay tribute to Mike and his contribution to poker!

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What is Poker?

September 03, 2020 | Lee Jones

How far can you strip the game of poker to its bare bones and still have a game that is reasonably called “poker”?

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Female Global Poker WSOP Champ On Women In Poker

August 19, 2020 | Lee Jones

Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero won the 2020 World Series of Poker Event #31, ($1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em) for a $310,000 payday. Lee talks to Nahrain about her experiences of winning the title and about women in poker.

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Behind The Scenes: Global Poker and The Goat II Trophy

August 13, 2020 | Olan Ahern

Today we take you on a journey of one specific area of Global Poker—our trophies. What we do for our players is very important to us, and specifically with our trophy offering—judging by your responses to them—it’s clearly important to you too.

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Two And A Half More Must Read Books

July 20, 2020 | Lee Jones

One book that came just before the dawn of the Moneymaker/TV era, and another book that describes seeing that dawn and the insane days that followed. And one extra dessert treat just because…

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What's Different About Progressive Bounty Tournaments

July 16, 2020 | Barry Carter

Progressive knockout tournaments have just launched at Global Poker and for many they are a great unknown. They have become a massive hit in the European-centric global poker market and look poised to become the dominant format in online poker

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Texas Hold'em – The River

July 07, 2020 | Olan Ahern

The river is the final stage of Texas Hold'em and can often be the most crucial part of the game, because it can either make or break a player's hand. Hence the name; you either sink or swim.

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1994 WSOP Trip Report. Part Two

July 06, 2020 | Lee Jones

In the first part of this travelogue, Lee Jones described his arrival at the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe in 1994. Find out what happens next…

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Managing A Tournament Short Stack

June 29, 2020 | Lee Jones

It’s highly likely that at some point during your next poker tournament you’re going to find yourself on a medium or short stack. Let’s talk about how to manage that situation and prep yourself to move up the chip ladder.

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4 Tips To Protect Your Online Poker Playing

June 07, 2020 | Lee Jones

Online poker and virtual worlds — usually require users to register before they can begin to play. What might happen if I share my personal information online? Here are tips to protect against fraudulent behavior!

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How to Play Short Deck Poker

June 02, 2020 | Olan Ahern

One of the most popular games in 2020 is Short Deck Poker, and this close variation of Texas Hold’em is quickly spreading across the globe.

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Four Tips To Surviving Poker Downswings

May 15, 2020 | Lee Jones

How do we play our best game and maintain emotional equilibrium when the poker storms are ripping sails from the mast of our boat, threatening to blow in the windows of our financial cottage, and other scary analogies?

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Me & Johnny Moss

May 8, 2020 | Lee Jones

Johnny Moss was a Texas road gambler who won the World Series of Poker main event twice (in 1971 and 1974). Let me regale you in a tale of me & Johnny Moss...

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How To Start A Poker Home Game

April 29, 2020 | Lee Jones

So, you want to start a home game. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to start a home game? Home poker games are some of the most fun you can have, and it’s incredibly easy to start one.

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How To Play 3 Card Poker

February 27, 2020 | Olan Ahern

3 Card Poker is one of the simpler and faster versions to play and is available at almost all casinos. Find all you need to know about 3 card poker here!

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The Best 5 Poker Movies Of All Time

February 27, 2020 | Olan Ahern

The following 5 movies each have something special that makes them stand out from the crowd; a scene or general feel to them that shows the filmmakers understand the game they were portraying in their films.

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The Importance Of Poker Blinds & Button

February 27, 2020 | Olan Ahern

Poker blinds and buttons date back to the earliest days of the games in the old saloons and other houses of ill repute that were the precursors for modern casinos. The markers became a simple and easy way to show everyone at the table whose turn it was to post the blinds, and deal.

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How To Read Poker Players

February 27, 2020 | Olan Ahern

A crucial skill to learn if you want to be successful at poker, is how to read other players and notice subtle changes in their playing style. Known as 'Poker Tells', these changes in behavior can unintentionally broadcast what cards someone has to the entire table.

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The History Of Poker Chips

January 30, 2020 | Olan Ahern

Poker chips, also known as Casino tokens, are small disk-like objects that are used for betting instead of regular currency.

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Rebuy Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

A rebuy tournament allows players to buy more chips during the early stages of the game, unlike in a regular game where anyone who loses all their chips is eliminated from play automatically.

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Sit’n'Go Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

Online Sit'n'Go poker tournaments are usually played between six to ten players and can last anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour or two. The buy-in is a fixed rate, and everyone receives the same amount of chips.

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Satellite Poker Tournament

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

A satellite tournament in poker is a qualifying event. Winners of these satellites usually win the buy-in fee to a larger events. At Global Poker we run weekly satellites where you can win entry into our main events!

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Re-entry Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

A re-entry tournament is a tournament in which players are allowed to buy back in if they are eliminated, up to a certain point in the tournament. There are various types of re-entry events. In some events, players are allowed to re-enter an unlimited number of times up to a certain point.

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Bounty Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

A bounty poker tournament has most of the same rules and gameplay as a regular game of Texas Hold‘em, but with one key difference, there is a bounty on everyone's head.

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Multi-table Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

Multi-table tournaments are made up of many different tables; the precise number can vary from a handful to a few thousand, depending on the size of the competition.

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Flip Poker Tournaments

December 24, 2019 | Olan Ahern

Flip tournaments consist of fast-paced hands that remove all the decision making out of the game. A flip is an adrenaline rush; you will either win or be devastated at the bad beat.

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How Good Poker Players Deal With These 5 Tricky Poker Hands

December 19, 2019 | Olan Ahern

Poker is not an easy game. It’s easy enough to learn, but it can be tough and to be truly successful requires guts and smarts. However, there are five poker hands that are difficult both for beginners and pros. The big difference however is that the pros know how to fold these hands much quicker.

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Winning Hands In Texas Holdem

December 19, 2019 | Olan Ahern

One of the first things you’re going to want to know when starting out with Texas Hold'em is what the winning hands are. Here are the 10 winning hands in Texas Hold'em, going from lowest (High Card) to highest (Royal Flush).

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Who Bets First In Texas Holdem

December 19, 2019 | Olan Ahern

The betting order in Texas Hold’em depends on what stage of a hand you’re at. The order changes from pre-flop to post-flop and is different in heads-up play as opposed to a hand involving three or more players.

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Poker Tournament Tips For Beginners

December 17, 2019 | Olan Ahern

Playing poker tournaments is a great way to learn the game, pressure-free. On top of an education, if you do well at tournaments you can also win some prizes. Here are seven ways to improve your tournament performances.

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Understanding Expected Value in Poker

July 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

What separates the average players from the good ones, is the ability to manage the unpredictable nature of the game and make decisions that lead to a profitable outcome. Find out what it takes here!

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Texas Hold'em - The Turn

July 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

The turn is the fourth community card to be dealt in Texas Hold‘em. Players now have six cards with which to make their best hand (their two hole cards, plus the four community cards on the table). Following the exposure of the turn card, all players have an opportunity to bet, check, raise or fold.

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Texas Hold'em - Pre Flop

July 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

Blinds are compulsory bets (or fractions of bets, in the case of the small blind), which two of the players must put into the pot for each round in order to keep their place at the table.

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Variance in Poker

July 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

Variance refers to the statistical measure of how results differ from expectations. Commonly used as an essential tool in scientific theory, it’s not surprising that it’s also relevant in poker.

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Texas Hold'em - The Flop

July 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

The “flop” refers to the three cards dealt face up after the first betting round. These are the first community cards dealt in the round – cards which all the players can use to make their best hand.

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Working Out Your Poker Odds

March 28, 2019 | Marcus Davis

What are the odds? You’ve heard people say that many times, at or away from the tables, but here we’re looking at what the odds really are. We’ll take you through the details of working out what your hand’s odds are, which will help your decision making and consistency. This will improve your poker game for sure.

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6 Degrees of Separation - How Far Ahead is Your Poker Thinking?

March 28, 2019 | Marcus Davis

We all have those moments where we know what someone else is thinking. Sometimes it’s a friend, family member or a complete stranger, but there’s a moment when you know what they’re thinking. But sometimes we don’t have a clue what someone else is thinking, and further there are other times when we think we know what someone else is thinking, but we think we know what they think we are thinking. If you’re confused, you’re quite right to be.

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How to Play Poker for Beginners Game

March 28, 2019 | Marcus Davis

If you’re new to poker, it’s possible you’re experiencing a range of emotions - excitement at playing something new, awe at how great the game is, and maybe even a little bit overwhelmed because there’s so much to know and learn. It’s a blend of experience, knowledge, luck, skill and strategy. And that’s what makes it the best game; there’s always something more to learn, and every hand has the potential to teach you something new.

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Top Tips Pre-Flop Poker Strategy

January 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

The poker learning never stops, that’s why it’s the greatest game! As your skills improve and your desire for more challenging games increases, you’ll naturally move up in stakes with the games you play. To keep things simple, let’s start with the most important street in poker – Pre-flop. This is where you’re going to use your skills, strategy and tactics to do the most influential work for you. Let’s have a look at what you should be considering pre-flop to improve your game.

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What Poker Game To Play – Ring Games, Sit & Go’s or Tournaments?

January 24, 2019 | Marcus Davis

On Global Poker we offer Ring Games, Sit and Go’s and Tournaments. So which should you play? The easy response would be, “All of them”, but not everyone will enjoy every type equally. We would definitely recommend you try all of them, because it’s the best way to find out what you like a don’t like. There are advantages and disadvantages to all games, and here’s a breakdown of each type to help you get the most from your Global Poker experience.

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Ring Game Strategy

August 9, 2018 | Marcus Davis

Poker is the perfect blend of strategy, skill, and risk, requiring mental aptitude, endurance, and tenacity. You need to know how to manage risk and capitalize on opportunity. Ring games are just as you imagine – poker you play for cash. You know this if you’ve ever been to Vegas, Reno or Atlantic City, but you’re less likely to have seen online poker offering the chance to win prizes before.

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Beginners Poker Strategy

June 17, 2018 | Marcus Davis

Poker can be a complicated and intimidating game, especially when first learning. One wrong move can see players lose their entire chip stack instantly. If players persevere and learn some simple basics of the game, then poker can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. To that end, here are 10 tips beginners can use to help learn the basics and start playing.

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Poker Tournament Strategy

June 11, 2018 | Marcus Davis

If you google the term ‘Poker Tournament Tips’ you will find lots of different advice people are trying to give you. Some of it is good and others, not so good. To help you improve your poker tournament play the Global Poker team has put together a few tips to be mindful of when you are deep in a poker tournament!

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