What Is Range Merging?

Recreational poker players aren’t always familiar with terms and strategies employed by the top poker professionals. One such term is “range merging”.

This post provides a primer on what “range merging” means, along with general guidelines about how it’s best employed as a strategy at the poker table.

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Here’s Why Your Friend Is Being a Nit in Your Home Poker Game

When you think of a home game, you often think of a fun, rowdy crowd of friends enjoying themselves around the poker table. Tight nits tend to be the exception at home games, but sometimes playing tight is precisely the right strategy to employ in order to come out a winner.

Have a look at our reasons why your friends might be playing like nits during a home game.

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Online Poker Players Can Face Problems With The IRS

American citizens have tax reporting requirements on all income worldwide and on all foreign bank accounts with a minimum of $10,000 in them. For many online poker players, then, it’s important to abide by the rules and file taxes with the IRS accordingly.

This post reviews a couple of the main tax issues US citizens face that relate to online poker, and the importance of being the right side of the law. It’s certainly worth a look, even if you’re just a recreational poker player.

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4 Ways to Make Sure That You Keep Your Poker Face

If you’re just learning the basics of poker and are preparing to start playing live (as opposed to online), you’ll need to have your best poker face on.

What you might not realize is that some tells may give you away; some that you might not even be aware of, like the steadiness of your voice. Have a look at our list of four ways to ensure you can keep a poker face.

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5 Poker Skills That Help You Succeed in the Antiquing World

While it’s obvious that readers of this blog love poker, we all have other hobbies and activities that we enjoy. Some of us, for instance, are fond of antiquing.

As with many areas in life, skills you hone at the poker table can prove useful away from the felt. If you’re into antiquing, you’ll probably appreciate our list of 5 poker skills that could serve you well as you engage in it.

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Engineering Success at the Poker Tables

More than just a review of two books written by George “the Engineer” Epstein, namely “Hold’em or Fold’em?” and “The Art of Bluffing”, this post tells the story of how to engineer success at the poker tables, as well as away from them. Here’s hoping you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed writing it up.

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