How to Write a Poker Article

Poker is a card game that involves a lot of luck, but it’s also a game of raw technical skill. In fact, in the long run the best players will always win. The key is to find optimal frequencies & hand ranges for different situations, and that requires learning a lot of theory.

To learn poker, you need to do a lot of reading and practice. During a week, you should aim to read two guides on your chosen topic and try out some of the theory yourself during a poker session. If possible, you should keep a log of your sessions and write about how well (or badly) your moves worked out.

A good poker writer also includes interesting anecdotes and descriptions of the other players at the table. This helps make the article more interesting and can help the reader relate to the story.

For example, you might describe how a player who is known as very conservative can be read by other players, since they will usually fold early. On the other hand, a very aggressive player will usually bet high in their first few turns, which allows them to be bluffed.

You are dealt a pair of kings off the deal, not bad but not great either. Alex ‘checks’, Charley calls and Dennis raises. You decide to call and put twenty cents into the pot. This is a basic example of how betting works in poker, and it’s one of the most common types of hands to be dealt.

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