Hole Card Nicknames

♦ AA  Pocket Rockets, Bullets, American Airlines, Snake Eyes, Teepees ♦ KK  Cowboys, King Kong, Krispy Kreme  ♦ QQ  Ladies, Whores, Double Date, Canadian Aces, Snowshoes, Siegfried & Roy ♦ JJ  Fishhooks, Hooks, Jokers, Gents ♦ TT  Dimes ♦ 99  German Virgin, Popeye’s, Barbara Felton (Agent 99) ♦ 88  Snowmen, Piano Keys, Racetracks, Doggie Balls ♦ 77  Sunset Read more…

The RYPC Poker Alfabet

A ♦ ABC PokerWhen a poker player plays very predictable ♦ All-InWhen a player bets all of his remaining chips ♦ Advertising Faking a bluff, disappointment or good cards ♦ AggressiveBetting and Raising more often then checking or calling ♦ AnteA set amount posted by all players before the start of a hand B ♦ BackdoorTo catch Read more…

Isolation bets

Isolation bets are raises designed to thin out the field. You want to understand isolation strategies both to employ them in your own poker arsenal but also to recognize when someone else is employing isolation bets. So a standard isolation play might look something like, UTG limps and then there are Read more…

The Check Raise

For the beginner player, this is one of the most fun new moves you will learn. There is something very satisfying about the check raise because it is like springing a surprise ambush on your opponent. Often your image goes from weakness to strength in a moment. Never-the-less, there are Read more…