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online poker support - To help our players decide what online poker room to play at in 2010, We have put all the online poker rooms to a test to see how their support teams can handle a simple question and rate them according to their response time, information supplied, friendliness and their support options.

We sent an email to the poker room support teams which Winallpoker.com promotes to see which room ranks the highest for their customer support.

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poker donkey donk In Poker the term Donkey or Donk has become the modern poker term for fish. A Donk is a poker player who will play with the worse cards and then somehow manage to have you beat by the the river. It's not easy to beat these kinds of players because in general they are gamblers who don't use poker skills to win, donks are willing to take a chance with any two hole cards regardless of their value or poker hand ranking. With careful observation of the play on your table you should be able to recognize these players within the first 10 hands.

Watch to see who is raising pre-flop and who calls, study their play to the showdown. If the raiser raised for no reason or the caller called with nothing you should make a note on these player, most online poker rooms allow you to write notes. You should label these types of poker players as Donks for future reference because when you got the nuts they will pay the price.

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Poker Tips Preflop Raises No Limit Hold'emStandard Preflop Raises No Limit Hold'em

A quick tip on standard preflop raises in no limit Hold’em and what your preflop raises should be based on:

  • Are Antes included or blinds only?
  • How is your stack size?
  • Limpers in the pot?
  • Will your opponents fold with a larger raise more frequently than with a smaller raise?

The standard preflop raise with no antes ranges between 2.5 to 4 times the big blind with 3 times the big blind being the most conventional preflop raise meaning when the blinds are at 10/20 the most common preflop raise will be 60 but can vary between 40 to 80.

Moving All In preflop as the first to raise is silly regardless of the cards you may have, going all in preflop narrows the chances of anyone playing the hand and accumulating a larger pot and generally you will only be called by other top hands thereby reducing your chances and equity.

The inverse of raising to the minimum is poor poker as chances are you will be giving the big blind great odds to call you besides almost no pro players make minimum raises preflop.

There are of course always exceptions to this rule, as poker is a game in which many different styles of play can prove to be successful, however it’s important to understand that minimum raising preflop is unorthodox play that requires exceptional post flop abilities.

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Internet Poker GuideSo, you have tried out poker at a home game and probably won some cash or at the very least have a grasp of the rules of the game, you enjoy and have seen how the pros do it on TV but playing your weekly home game doesn’t fill the gap anymore and you are looking to expand your horizons.

Well then, this Ultimate newbie guide to playing poker online is dedicated to you in the hopes that you will choose the venue that best suits your needs.
When it comes to poker online for a novice the concept itself seems overwhelming particularly for unsavvy occasional internet users, this guide hopes to steer you in the right direction.

The plethora of poker rooms, different protocols and software variations available on the internet seems daunting for a newbie player to say the least we have compiled a listing of what you should be looking for when choosing your new internet poker venue.

Choosing an Internet Poker Room

One of the first choices you will be confronting in your quest is that of finding a suitable internet poker room that meets and hopefully exceeds your expectations while avoiding the many rouge sites that unfortunately do exist.

If you are an American you have an additional choice to factor in, i.e. many rooms no longer offer their online poker games to USA citizens since Bush passed into law the UEGIA, so your options have been narrowed down, yet there are still some excellent choices for you to choose from, simply use our right hand navigation menu under “Poker Bonuses”, poker sites that still allow USA players real money play have a small American flag adjacent the room’s these are the internet poker rooms that continue to allow poker players from America including two of the most popular internet poker rooms in PokerStars and FullTIltPoker.

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Chris Ferguson challengeLast year September 2007 Chris Ferguson managed to achieve a zero to $10,000 challenge. In his experiment Chris started with a fresh newly installed Full Tilt Poker account, and joined several poker freeroll tournaments until he managed to earn some real money which he then used for buy-ins. He used the following rules to help him along the way. Without any deposits Chris managed to earn $10,000 in 16 months of playing online at FullTiltPoker.

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