dinsdag 22 maart 2011

Hello guys

I went on a snowboard vacation in Germany for a couple of days. Well the snowboarding went good (no big injury's), but i want to  talk about what i saw at the gas station! My favorite car! This lovely Lamborghini! Man i love those cars! Whenever i have enough money, i am going to buy one. a lambo is cooler then a Ferrari or  a Spyker,..

But money is the problem, those cars are not cheap. I found a pre-owned model on the internet for 165.000,00 EUR (+21% VAT). But that's not all. You have the car insurance, (don't know anything about that because i didn't asked him.) Then gas. Filling up his petroltank (90l) costs him 130 EUR. He can ride approximately 625km with a full petroltank. That's not cheap at all. So i guess my dream will stay a dream. But that's only part 1 of my story. The owner of the car was from switserland. He was quiet young (max. 35 years old.) He told me he made alot of money with playing POKER!! I was like stunned.. He was on his way back after playing a poker tournament in Germany damm i was so jealous, he has everything i am dreaming of! Being a professional poker player, having tons of money, having a nice car like this, etc...

The only thing about his story I don't like that much is the car color. I would choose yellow or white. So back to earth, playing some sng's at party poker.

vrijdag 18 maart 2011

Some nice poker stories

Wild Bill and the Dead Man's Hand

On August 2, 1876, in Deadwood, South Dakota, old west legend Wild Bill Hickok was shot to death by Jack McCall during a poker game because McCall believed he was being cheated. The poker hand Wild Bill was holding at that moment was two pair, black aces and black 8s. Since that fateful day, that poker hand has been known as the Dead Man's Hand.

Other memorable poker hand nicknames include American Airlines (a pair of Aces, due to the AA acronym), Motown (two pair -- jacks and 5s -- since it sounds like Jackson Five), and Dolly Parton (a 9 and a 5 -- a reference to the song and the movie 9 to 5).

Richard Nixon's poker career

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon reportedly financed his first political campaign with money he won playing poker in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The winnings helped pay for his successful U.S. Congress run in 1946. Apparently, Nixon decided that his lucrative pastime would not sit well as his political career gained momentum, and he gave up poker in 1952 when he became Dwight Eisenhower's running mate. In his autobiography, Nixon wrote: "I learned that the people who have the cards are usually the ones who talk the least and the softest; those who are bluffing tend to talk loudly and give themselves away."

The legend of Poker Alice

One of the most memorable wild women of the old west, Poker Alice moved to Colorado from England in the 1860s and eventually married a mining engineer who played cards at local gambling parlors. Alice accompanied her husband, learned the games and began playing for a living after her spouse died. She earned the name Poker Alice and quite a reputation to boot. By the end of the gold rush, Alice had made over $5,000 (an enormous amount for those days) and moved to New York to retire. In her lifetime, the wild woman shot two men, killing one, and eventually opened an establishment which was a combination of a card room and a brothel. Despite her wild ways, Alice refused to play or deal cards on Sunday, and chose to teach Sunday school lessons to her fellow ladies.

Origin of the 'nuts'
In poker, "the nuts" refers to an unbeatable poker hand. According to some poker experts, the term originated in the old west, where players often bet their horse and wagon. When a player put up his horse and wagon in a game, he would be required to remove the nuts from his wagon wheels and place them in the pot, so that he could not flee if he lost the bet. Therefore, it was assumed that anyone would bet "the nuts" with only with the best possible poker hand.

Cool fact: Similarly, a "nut" player is one who tends to play only strong hands. A "calling station" is someone who frequently checks and calls, but rarely raises.

woensdag 16 maart 2011

Online Poker

Online Poker has been partly responsible for a dramatic increase in the number of poker players worldwide. C C A stated online poker revenues grew from $82.7 million in 2001 to $2.4 billion in 2005, while a survey carried out by DrKW and Global Betting and Gaming Consultants asserted online poker revenues in 2004 were at $1.4 billion.

I prefer online poker because it allows you to play for very low stakes (1c/2c). You can built your bankroll from 1 $ to 1 000 000 $. Pokersites offer a big poker bonus when you start playing at their site. But almost none of them give free money. You have to play for money to earn your bonus. So don't believe messages like: FREE 500$ WHEN YOU PLAY AT OUR SITE!
Welcome bonus at the biggest sites:
party poker bonus = up to 500$.
full tilt poker bonus = They'll automatically match your initial deposit with a 100% bonus up to $600!
pokerstars bonus = They'll automatically match your initial deposit with a 100% bonus up to $600!
unibet bonus = up to 500$.

I am going to try out party poker just for fun, not for the party poker bonus. You can find me at the 1c/2c tables at party poker .

maandag 14 maart 2011

What Poker Is All About

Like most games, the aim of poker is to win. Whether you're playing for fun or for money, poker will test your skills and strategic abilities.
There are many varieties of poker games but they all follow the same basic format:
  • Players contribute toward a central 'pot' that contains play chips or chips representing actual money
  • Players are dealt cards (a 'hand'), some or all of which are concealed
  • Wagers are made on the strength of the cards in rounds of betting
  • After the betting rounds are over, the player with the strongest hand - or the last player left standing after the others have folded - wins!
No matter which type of poker you want to play, it's crucial that you understand the deck and that you know the rank of hands.

The Deck of Cards

A deck consists of 52 cards. These cards are divided into four suits, each of which contains 13 ranks.

The Four Suits

The suits are all of equal value. That is to say, no suit is higher than any other suit.

The Thirteen Ranks

In poker, the ace is the highest card and the 2 (deuce) is the lowest. However, the ace can be used as a low card to form the straight 5432A.
The rank of hands remains the same no matter which type of poker game you play.
In a nutshell, a poker hand consists of five cards. Poker hands fall into one of several categories, such as flush, straight, or two pair. The player with the highest ranking hand is the winner.
Example cards: Ace of hearts, King of hearts, Queen of hearts, Jak of hearts, Ten of hearts

Royal Flush

A royal flush is an ace high straight flush.
Example cards: Nine of clubs, eight of clubs, Seven of clubs, Six of clubs, Five of clubs

Straight Flush

A straight flush is a five-card straight, all in the same suit.
Example cards: Queen of diamonds, Queen of spades, Queen of Hearts, Queen of clubs, Ten of hearts

Four of a Kind - Quads

Quads, or four of a kind, are four cards of equal rank.
Example cards: Jack of spades, Jack of hearts, Jack of clubs, Eight of hearts, Eight of clubs

Full House or Full Boat

A full house, or full boat, contains a set (three) of cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.
Example cards: Nine of hearts, Six of hearts, Queen of hearts, Ten of hearts, Eight of hearts


A flush is any five cards, all of the same suit.
Example cards: Jack of hearts, Ten of spades, Nine of hearts, Eight of clubs, Seven of hearts


Five cards of sequential rank. Every possible straight will contain either a 5 or a 10.
Example cards: Queen of hearts, Queen of spades, Queen of diamonds, Eight of hearts, Five of clubs

Three of a Kind or Set

Three cards of the same rank.
Example cards: Nine of hearts, Nine of spades, Three of diamonds, Three of spades, Six of diamonds

Two Pair

A two pair is two cards of one rank and another two cards of another rank.
Example cards: Nine of hearts, Nine of spades, Four of diamonds, Three of spades, Six of diamonds


One pair is two cards of the same rank.
Example cards: Nine of hearts, Eight of spades, Four of diamonds, Three of spades, Six of diamonds

High Card:

The hand with the highest card(s) wins.

Info from party poker .