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What is Poker Rake?

Have you ever gone to a store to buy shoes?  You can’t just walk out with new shoes; you have to pay for them!  In the same way, you can’t play poker at Juicy Stakes Poker or any other poker room and walk out without paying.  Poker rake is the way poker players pay the room!

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What’s the Best Online Poker Site?

Naturally, we think that Juicy Stakes is the best online poker site!  We feel that we offer the best juicy poker and casino gaming of any online poker site!  Let’s take a look at the best features of the best online poker rooms and how Juicy Stakes compares with them!

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Why is the Poker Rake Confusing?

To be honest, we don’t know why the poker rake is so confusing to some players.  Let’s take another look at the rake.  Then let’s pursue a totally different analytical avenue: given that the rake confuses players, how else can a poker player confuse his or her opponents?

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Is Skill More Important than Luck?

As a gamer of skill, poker is a competition.  As much as luck is a factor, skill far outweighs luck as a precursor of winning.  The question, then, is what kind of competition is involved in poker?  Juicy Stakes Poker says that poker is a fierce competition over decisions.

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Is Juicy Stakes Poker Good?

We certainly think so!  Juicy Stakes wishes that everyone could play Juicy Poker!  To that end, we offer many different games at many different stakes levels.  We keep the rake low so you can keep most of what you win!  We also publish many helpful articles, such as this one, about poker!

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Why Play Online Poker?

Online poker brought about the great poker expansion.  Poker was always popular as a weekend activity with friends.  Poker at land based venues was good for people who lived close by.  For most players, online poker gave them the chance to grow their game as often as they wish.

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Are Poker Math and Heuristics the Same?

As we research poker math for the tutorial, we come across the term “heuristics”.  We discovered that supporters of heuristic thinking downplay the use of poker math.  It seems to us here at Juicy Stakes Poker that heuristics begin to apply where poker math leaves off.

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What Kind of Poker Player Are You?

Does it make a difference?

Poker has so many facets that it helps to know thyself as a player!  Self-knowledge in Texas Holdem and other variations goes beyond simple terms like tight or loose.  We need to get as rounded an understanding of ourselves as we need the same in our opponents.

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Can Juicy Stakes Simplify Poker Math?

Poker math is a tool we use to decide if staying in a hand is worth it.  The math of any two poker hands might be different even if the cards you have in the hole and the flop are exactly the same.  That’s because the pot might change!  However, poker rake is not a part of poker math!

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How to Avoid Beginners’ Mistakes

When we start out, we often make mistakes.  New drivers make plenty of mistakes.  Cooks and chefs add too much salt or pepper or overcook the entree. Poker players also make a few beginners’ mistakes.  Let’s see if we can learn how to avoid these mistakes.

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Learn Poker Math Part 2

As Juicy Stakes Poker is trying to make poker math as simple as possible, we offer Part 2 of this tutorial series.  We will return to the idea of pot odds and go on from there.  We hope that you can assimilate the concepts we present here and manifestly improve your poker.

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Learn Basic Poker Math

It’s time for Juicy Stakes to delve into the world of poker math.  This is a lot more important than the rake calculator. We know that you would like us to simplify poker math.  We expect this course of study to take a few articles to cover.  So, buckle up for the ride!

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Preparation is Important in Life and Poker

Poker is a tough game.  You’ll be challenged overtly and covertly on every hand.  Being well-prepared for the many challenges is a big part of successfully climbing the poker mountain so that you win a lot more than you lose.  Preparation can at times be far from obvious.

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How to Use the Rake Calculator

The rake in poker is the small amount the poker room takes from almost every pot.  There is no rake in hands where everyone folds to the big blind.  Let’s see how to use the  rake calculator at Juicy Stakes Poker. Then we can talk about more important matters!

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Let’s Return to the Subject of Ranges

Ranges are another of the many aspects of poker that are difficult to incorporate into one’s game.  It is possible to overthink ranges in any hand.  Poker math is a lot more straightforward but hand ranges are at the very least another helpful way to analyze a hand.

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Where Does the Rake Fit In?

It still surprises us, after we and others have written so much on this subject, that many poker players still try to game the poker rake as a strategy ploy!  Let’s make it as plain as we can: the rake in online and land based poker should have nothing to do with how you play any hand!

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Low Stakes Offer High Challenges

People play Poker for pennies or millions.  It is played by amateurs or pros.  Ironically, poker against pros can be easier than poker against rank amateurs.  Here is an article about how to win more at low stakes poker.

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The Qualities of Top Poker Players

Juicy Stakes is an online poker room that, in our words and the words of many of our players, offers juicy poker in a comfortable online setting.  It is true that online poker is quite different than poker at a land-based poker room where you can see your opponents directly.

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Some Basic Texas Holdem Hands

Texas Holdem is very complex.  It involves math, observation of our opponents, the courage to bluff and the skill to see bluffs, the ability to read the hand as it goes on, and many other aspects of the game.  Still, there are some hands that we can understand instinctively.

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Asked and Answered

The first question every Texas Holdem player has to ask is: Should I stay in the hand or should I fold?  This is a lot harder to answer than simply yes or no.  It depends on so many factors such as your position, your opponents, your stack, the cards themselves, and the stakes.

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Help from Blackjack and Video Poker

We are in the midst of articles on why Texas Holdem is hard to learn.   There are only two mystery cards and yet the game remains elusive to most poker players.  Let’s take a different approach:  How we can use blackjack and video poker to help us get better at Texas Holdem?

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Getting Better at Texas Holdem Part 3

This is our third article on what makes Texas Holdem so hard to master.  This time we will continue the discussion from a slightly different perspective.  What if we never master Texas Holdem?  Does that mean that we should stop playing the game?  Our answer, of course, is a big fat NO!

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Advancing in Texas Holdem is Hard

This is part 2 of the articles on why Texas Holdem is hard to master.  Here we will introduce some ideas that many Holdem players, even veteran ones, are not enough aware of.   One thing we hope you get out of this series is that becoming really good at Holdem is a methodical process.

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How to Learn the Nuances of Texas Holdem

At first glance, Texas Holdem should be a relatively easy game to fathom.  After all, there are five community cards that everyone at the table can use.  Despite the mystery of only the two hole cards it takes most players a long time to master the game.  Why?

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When to Move to Higher Stakes

This is a very pertinent question; one to take in all seriousness.  Thus, we can say that the matter of moving to higher stakes is a lot more complicated than as one wag put it, “You’re ready to move to higher stakes when you stop checking the rake calculator all the time”!

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Poker Tells are Very Telling

There are two types of poker tells.  There are physical signs that players give.  There are visceral tells that include every non-physical sign.  Some players think that all tells in online poker are visceral tells.  This is a mistake; even in online poker, there are physical tells.

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Tips for Winning at Low Stakes Poker

A lot of players start out playing for low stakes.  Most see low stakes poker as the best way to play poker with very little risk.  Others see low stakes poker as training to getting better at poker. Let’s learn a few insights into low stakes poker that will make you a better player.

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Be Aggressive and Be in Control

In so many areas of life, it is good to be aggressive.  Too much aggressiveness can turn into aggression which poker players need to control. This is trickier than one might think!  Aggressive players are in control of the game but players who show aggression often lose control.

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The Best Ways to Take a Break

Poker is a hard game.  Texas Holdem and all of the other forms of poker take a lot of deep thought and focus.  Every poker player needs a break from time to time.   Juicy Stakes takes a look at a few ways to take a break that will make you a better poker player down the road.

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How to Win at Low Stakes Poker

Many poker players try hard to move out of low stakes games.  They feel that they can’t win enough at low stakes to make their time worthwhile.  Others see from the rake calculator that the rake is higher at low stakes.  Let’s talk about the potential for many players in low stakes poker.

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Deep Concentration is a Key to Success

Here at Juicy Stakes poker we admit that when people talk about poker a few subjects come up all the time. Pay attention to your position, to your opponent’s tendencies, and learn all you can about hand ranges and poker math.  It all boils down to developing powerful concentration skills.

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Take a Texas Holdem Road Trip

Texas Holdem has become so popular in just fifty years. It’s hard to imagine that the game reached Las Vegas only in the late 1960’s!  Texas Holdem started in the oil fields of west Texas and came to Las Vegas through three legendary poker players.  Let’s make that trip with them in 2021!

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What Can I Do? I’m Not Good at Math

Let’s talk about poker math. Some players are naturals at math and pick up poker math fast. Most players are not so good at math and need a simple tutorial with easy to understand explanations.  Juicy Stakes wants you to have "Juicy Poker" so here is the start of our easy poker math tutorial.

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Get Right for Better Poker

A YouTube channel has a clip about tips for men over 50 to lose weight.  They say something so profound that we simply had to share it with you: The most important thing for weight loss is good sleep.  This is also the number one tip we have for poker excellence: Get enough good sleep!

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Poker and Texas Holdem are a Heavenly Pair

Poker has amazing enduring popularity. Texas Holdem is now the Big Papi of all poker variations. This doesn’t mean that the others are not fun to play; they are! But Texas Holdem has captured the imagination of millions of poker players from every corner of the globe. Let’s examine why.

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How to Play the Turn in Texas Holdem

Every poker player studies endlessly how to play before the flop.  We learn about position, ranges, three bets, how to feint a good hand, and much, much more!  Now, in our continuing discussion about poker, Juicy Stakes Poker would like to venture forth into the after the flop betting arena.

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How to Identify and Correct Mistakes in Low Stakes Poker

The best place to play thousands of hands of poker at very low cost is in low stakes games.  However, there are a few mistakes that players make especially in low stakes games.  So, here we will talk about some of these mistakes and we hope you will be able to make major improvements in your game by taking these pieces of advice to heart.

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How to Access Gambling Math

Math is quite a challenge for most people. Even in today’s poker world, where math plays such a large role, many poker players “wing it” because the math is so hard for them.  Let’s take a beginner’s Juicy Poker look at the kind of math a gambler might use and go on from there.

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Video Poker Can Help Improve Your Poker

It might seem odd to suggest that playing video poker can actually help you improve your performance in Texas HoldemVideo poker is certainly a lot different than locking horns with a strong opponent in Texas Holdem.  That is exactly the point!  Let’s take a look at this idea!

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How to Evaluate a Continuation Bet

There is a poker adage that some players misunderstand: if your hand is good enough to call with it is good enough to bet with.  This is an oversimplification of good poker tactics.  We will begin at this error in tactics and move from there to a Juicy Stakes talk about continuation betting.

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How to Avoid Pre-flop Mistakes

Poker players are so concerned with protecting their stack that they sometimes get bogged down in analyzing too deeply before the flop.  Of course, pre-flop play is very important.  But some players actually get down to calculating the rake using the rake calculator

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How to Find the Best Stakes for You

Playing at the right stakes is not as easy to determine as one might think.  Some players start low and move up.  Some start at a relatively high stakes level.  It often happens that a player at a high level has to go back to a low stakes level.  In this article, Juicy Stakes Poker will look at this.

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Poker, Sports, and Science

Poker has certainly changed!  Every aspect of poker is studied to the nth degree and then studied some more.  To become really good at poker, a player needs to study the game a lot.  Even Footy has changed!  Juicy Stakes Poker Australia - well, all of Juicy Stakes - will look at the science behind modern day sports.

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Reading People Well Leads to Wins

We love to play poker!  We like when we can turn a plain poker game into a Juicy Poker game.  Reading our opponents is a great way to juicify poker!  But that is a lot easier said than done! Thus, we present a short discourse on how to read people.

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How to Save Money by Controlling Tilt

While simple anger is often healthy, rage and tilt are usually destructive.  In everyday life, rage happens on roads, in airplanes, in restaurants, and in peaceful protests.  In poker, tilt may occur after a bad beat or after a bad mistake.  Here we will learn how to control tilt.

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How to Move from Low to Higher Stakes

Many players start out in low stakes Texas Holdem games.  Most know that many aspects of low stakes games disappear in higher stakes games, such as players calling with poor cards waiting for the flop. Let’s talk about things you should know as you strive to move to higher stakes games.

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How and When to Semi-bluff

We think that watching poker on YouTube can be very educational. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to watching poker on YouTube.  One is that the pros seem to bluff all the time.  This is not the case; the pros bluff only when it’s in their interest to do so.

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How to Properly Understand Value Betting

Value betting is often misunderstood by new poker players.  It simply means betting with what you believe is the best hand hoping that your opponents will call or raise with weaker hands.  As simple as this idea is, it needs to be understood well for you to become a better poker player.

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How to Think about Ranges

As poker players, haven’t you noticed that a lot of the poke information available online these days is cloaked in such general terms that it is hard to learn anything from it.  We at Juicy Stakes Poker try hard to make even the most complex matters simple.

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How to Open a Closed Book

Playing Texas Holdem online presents two problems.  The first is the same for online and on land Holdem: two cards are hidden from view.  When you play Texas Holdem online, you also have the problem of “opening” the “closed book” that is the online poker player.

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How to Learn Poker Fundamentals

Fundamentals are important in every profession and in every interaction.  Poker fundamentals are like the fundamentals in other fields even though poker is a game and it is different than, say, open-heart surgery.  Here we will talk about how to view and learn poker fundamentals.

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How to Talk Poker

The lexicon of poker has entered mainstream English.  Still, there are many poker terms, such as rake calculator, that are still just poker terms.  New poker players often get confused as these terms are bandied about.  So, in this Juicy Stakes Poker article, we will explain a few important poker terms.

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How to Get and Keep a Poker Face

Poker involves analysis and misdirection.  The analysis part is partly common sense and partly mathematics.  The misdirection side of poker involves bluffing and making opponents misread your hand.  A poker face is a vital part of the misdirection side of poker.

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How to Stay Happy while Playing Poker

We know that happy people are happier than sad people!  Still, for many people, especially Texas Holdem players, staying happy in the face of bad luck or a series of bad beats is very hard indeed!  Here we will explore some ways that really good players stay happy no matter what!

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How to Understand the Top Poker Variations

We all know that Texas Holdem is the most popular variation of poker.  But this was not always the case.  In fact, there are a few classic poker variations that are still quite popular for friendly games and tournaments.  Here is a short look at a few classic poker variations.

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Tips for Online Poker Players

The one major difference between online poker and land based poker is that when you play online, you can’t see your opponents directly.  You can see them only by inference and indirection.  Here are a few tips for online poker players that players of all skill levels can use.

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Three Great Events in Poker History

Poker history is a mix of fact and legend.  Wild Bill Hickok was killed with the Dead Man’s Hand—aces and eights.  Poker tournaments are held in Texas Holdem.  Here is a Juicy Stakes Poker Review of three great “events” in poker history that shaped the game.

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The Basics of Hand Ranges

We at Juicy Stakes are slowly but surely covering many of the basics of poker for new or inexperienced players.  Here we will talk about hand ranges.  This is a relatively new concept in the “science” of poker.  It is one of the new areas that even the most seasoned poker pros study.

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How to Get Better at Poker

Poker players strive to get better all the time.  This is as true for experienced and professional players as it is for new players.  It’s like musicians practicing scales every day or baseball players taking grounders every day.  Here are a few tips for how to get better at poker.

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Why Do People Lose at Poker?

There are as many reasons for losing as for winning.  Good luck leads to winning while bad luck leads to losing.  Of course!  But poker is a lot more complex than just being a matter of luck.  So, why do some players lose at poker while others win consistently? 

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Variations in Poker
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Variations in Poker

It seems nowadays that everyone is playing Texas Holdem. Still, there are big differences among poker variations.  Texas Holdem may be the fad of the day but it is not the only poker game in town!  There are just a few variations in online poker but there are many more in Friday Night Poker!

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The Importance of Patience
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The Importance of Patience

In our recent article on poker basics we touched upon the importance of patience.  Being patient and developing the skill of being more patient despite adversity and frustration are vitally important.  All other strategy points aside, patience is the rock that poker success rests on!

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8 Great Tips for Online Poker

In some ways, online poker is a very different game than poker at land based casinos.  Here we will try to explain some of the similarities and differences between playing online or on land.   Most poker players these days are playing online - at Juicy Stakes Poker - for good reasons. Let’s take a close look!

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Bluffing and Misdirection

This is part two of our Juicy Stakes Poker review of bluffing.  In the first article, we talked about bluffing as either fooling the opponents into thinking that your hand is a lot better than it really is or fooling the opponent into thinking your hand is a lot weaker than it really is.

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The Bluffing Primer Part 1

Bluffing is at the core of poker with real opponents.  There is no bluffing in video poker or Caribbean poker which explains the popularity of these games.   In Texas Holdem bluffing occurs on almost every hand.  It pays to look at bluffing as an essential part of a beginner’s course in poker.

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The World Series of Poker

Poker has been the American card game for 200 years. Still, its growth as a brand, as a YouTube fixture, as the dream of young men and women is not to hit a homerun in the baseball World Series or to win the Super Bowl or a gold medal in the Olympics.  The dream is to win the World Series of Poker.

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How to Become a Better Player

Tons of sites talk about poker strategy as THE most important factor in getting better at poker.  We agree that learning strategy will make you better.  Still, we also know there are many other factors that go into poker success.  In this Juicy Stakes Poker review we'll cover those factors.

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Poker in the Twentieth Century

Welcome to Part 3 of our history of poker!  As you know, the 20th century began with no internet!  There was no online poker, no online tournaments, no rakeback, no large number of online poker rooms, no Chris Moneymakers!  Still, poker thrived from the start to the finish of the century!

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Great Poker Snack Foods

You love playing Texas Holdem poker online and you love poker with your pals. You gotta have a snack to go with the games.  Juicy Stakes Poker presents some top notch poker snacks for the Friday night poker player and the online player as well.  We set the rules: no oil or just a touch, no or little mess, yummy.

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Would You Like to Learn Something about Poker?

Welcome to our Juicy Stakes Poker Guide. We will cover a range of poker topics starting at the most basic level. Even if you have played poker for many years, we will add some useful insights to your knowledge of poker thereby making you a better poker player. Enjoy our guide!

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