Category Archives: Poker Questions

Best Poker Sites – What online poker sites will give me free money to start?

I was wondering what online poker sites will give me free money to start, and if I need to give them a credit card right off the bat?

I really want to go online and play poker, but I want to know the best site to win money without having to really put any money up.

No site requires a credit card to sign up. Well, none that I know of. If you want to sign up and get free money without a deposit, has a list of sites that offer free money (usually 5-40 dollars) without a deposit both for players internationally and in the US.

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Victor Chandler , the english site offers 35 dollars no deposit, this is by far the best no deposit bonus + there are free rolls and you dont have to give card info. You can find more on that here…

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Completely free, no deposit, and the chance to enter a $10k tournament!

Check out Royal Rummy. They have a tournament that you can win tons of money. You can also play free if you don't want to invest any money. They have quite a few games, worth checking out.

Perfect Poker – I Plan on Hosting a Poker Run next Year, how does a Poker Run work?

Off road or street?

Will you be affiliated with a group, or doing it as a private party?

Will it be non-profit (people don't pay to enter), or will you or the group make profit?

If it's organized (advertised, asking an entry fee, etc), you will need insurance, and you will need to notify the correct government agency and usually need to acquire permits.

Our poker runs always have 7 checkpoints. The worker at the checkpoint has a plastic bucket with a deck of cards inside, the rider reaches in and picks out one card. The worker writes the card (like KH for a King of Hearts) on a tag which has the rider's name on it. Each check point has a worker that does this. When the rider gets to the end point, another worker takes the tag and figures the best hand from the 7 cards.

Highest hands win money or prizes. Check local businesses for prize donations.

Another option is to have games at the check points (hit a badmitton birdie, dart board, wheel of fortune, etc), getting a high score at these games can earn the rider extra card draws - makes it more fun.

The logistics of setting up a Poker Run can be tough for a first timer - but it's a great money-making event for a club if it's done right.

You have 5 locations. Each location has a deck of cards (or however many decks you need in order to ensure there is one card at every location for each participating member of your poker run). People drive (or boat) from one location to another gathering one card from each location. At the end of the day (a predetermined set time) everyone meets at a 6th location to determine the best 5 card hands.

There is typically more than one winner so depending on the number of entries you have, you decide how many of the top spots will win something.

There are usually prizes awarded for high hand, low hand, etc.

you get a card at each stop, best hand wins.... it is not a game of skill (unless you count drunk riding as a skill)

Online Poker Free – Online poker with fake money, and against a computer?

Does Full Tilt, or Stars let you play against CPU? I haven't really played any serious poker before... just wanna practice

If you are going to play online, you might as well play against real people. You'll learn more. Most online sites (Pokerstars, Full Tilt) let you play with fake money. You can also find poker as a facebook/myspace app, but you won't learn as much, the people there play terribly.

If you don't want to play against real people, there are PC games and TV plug-in games to practice with. I haven't tried the software, but I bet there is build-in training to help you learn.

Neither Full Tilt Poker nor Poker Stars offers play against a computer opponent. It would be somewhat silly to do so. They would have to write programs to play against you and running those programs would take up a lot of resources (they would have to have the ratio of bots to players be like 7 to 1). This would reduce the number of resources they have for real money play.

Both sites provide play chip games, where you play for a free fake currency. Of course, the people who play at this level are much more reckless than people who play for real money, so it's not an exact simulation of a real money game. In reality though, you can play at a micro-limit game (1c / 2c) and the players are almost as reckless.

When you start playing for money, start at the lowest limit and work your way up. This is probably the best way to learn if you have limited financial resources.

If you go to websites or you can play against real players with free chips. I am not aware of any sites that allow you play against bots. The .com version of these sites are for real money.

.net = free
.com = real money

Poker Hands – What is the easiest way to remember my poker hand rankings?

Hello. I am a beginner poker player trying to memorize all of my hand rankings but I find it hard to. Is there like a trick to memorizing them. For example, the order of opearations. I memorized them by saying please excuse my dear aunt sally when I was a kid.

I dunno...Try this:

Super fine fornicators fully housed and flushed straight trees with two pairs of Juan's parents.

Super fine - Straight Flush
fornicators - Four of a Kind
fully housed - Full House
and flushed - Flush
straight - Straight
trees - Three of a Kind
with two pairs - Two Pair
of Juan's parents - One Pair

You can also practice at Full Tilt:…

By the way, I was told it was "Please exhume my dead aunt Sue" (exhume = dig up from the grave)

Just learn them! It's not that hard. But it's also common sense.

Two pair beats one pair. Three of a kind (trips) is better than one or two pair. You've heard the expression 'straight flush' and you know it's not a FLUSH STRAIGHT, so now you just learned the order of the next two. Straight, followed by flush.

When you hear the term straight, think of a nice straight ruler with numbers along the edge. So now you know that a straight is numbers in order.

When you hear the term flush, think of someone's face flushing all the same color (suit) when you beat them with your flush.

Beyond that you have a full house. Again pretty easy to remember, because you KNOW that is better than a flush or straight. It's three of a kind AND a pair all in the same hand.

Next you have quads or four of a kind. Well clearly four of a kind is better than three of a kind. So pretty easy to remember this is an even better hand.

Finally you have a straight flush (also called a Royal Flush if it is ace high), and you'll probably see one about once a year, so by the time you see your second one, you'll certainly remember what it is.

So if you step through the hands logically, it is pretty easy to remember. Then once you've figured that out, it's just a question of learning some of the exceptions. Like is AA222 better than KK888?

I suggest you play for play money on Poker Stars. On the play money tables the hand you hold is written out for you at the bottom. So it will tell you if you have two pair or a flush or whatever.

No easy way, but for the most part it's pretty obvious. The only tricky one sometimes is flush over a straight, but everything else is self explanatory. Just play enough and it will come to you.

high card
2 pair
full house
straight flush
royal flush

i think your "trick" needs to be updated

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Free Play Poker – PurePlay legit? – Play free poker, win real cash?

Has anyone played on this site before? How do you collect the winnings - (it says that they're sent to your email)? Seems like a good site but I would like to hear from other players what it's like.

PurePlay is legitimate and pays you cash fast by check sent to your home address. You can play for free, but the site is geared up for you to pay a monthly fee. The free play tournaments are limited, and the paid member subscription tournaments offer a lot more chances to win.

It is a USA legal site that allows players to play poker for a monthly fixed amount and win cash in tournaments. I play there as a subscribed member in the bigger tournaments, and I am on the Leaderboard there.

The play is VERY loose, since the site is basically a series of freerolls and there are a lot of lotto players there.

Here is a link that provides more information:…

Good luck and have fun!

I've been playing there for several months now. After a few weeks, I joined for about $17/month. Haven't managed to cash out as yet, but I've been concentrating mainly on earning entries into the WSOP satellites.

In most of the tourneys (especially the freerolls) the first few minutes are pretty crazy as the all-in donkeys go at it, but things settle down a bit after most of them get knocked out.

They also have a rating system of red, green and black for members and some tourneys are only for members with that rating. The black members are the better players, so you get a lot more serious play there.

They have a nice mix of tourney types - one recent one they started is the 15-minute turbo. Blinds go up every minute, which makes for a nice quick game...15 minutes is just about what they usually run, as opposed to around 2 hours for most tourneys.

I prefer which is based on a similar concept. However, it is sponsored by Cardplayer magazine so to me its legit. Plus I've won tournaments on the site and they do pay out in real cash. I haven't had any trouble collecting my winnings. You can try the site for free for two weeks using the code ACESFULL and form your own opinion.

Poker Rules – Texas Hold Em Poker Rules?

I've got most of it... But not the community cards... When the 5 cards are there, who can take them and when? If you need 5 cards in the end with the best score... Then how come theres only 5 cards on the table.. Doesnt that mean someone will end up with 4?

If me and my cousin are playing and we're onto that part... Who gets what? Plz help

the community cards stay on the table all the time - that is why they are called that: community cards - you use you own 2 cards and match the best cards that are lying on the table to combine your winning hand, but you will not physically take any of the 5 cards, you will just put your 2 cards down on the table when it comes to a show down, or you never show them if anyone else gives their hands up before it comes to a show down

I'm curious what you mean by "I've got most of it". Seriously, it doesn't sound like you've got any of it. No one "takes" the cards.

You don't ditch your 2 cards, you make your best 5 card hand out of the 7 available. Everyone can use the community cards. Seriously, go to a site, read the rules, because you aren't even close.

Yes, if your best five-card hand happens to be the 5 community cards, you don't use your 2 hole cards at all. For instance if there's a Royal Flush on the board, everyone is "playing the board" and whoever is still in the hand will split the pot.

No one takes the cards everyone can use them. You use the best five cards either a combination of the two cards in your hand with three flipped cards or 1 of yours with four flipped cards or all five flipped cards.