Friday, December 12, 2008

Preparing for a Texas Holdem Poker Match

During the DigitalFilipino Club and Bloggers Networking Event in Davao, Cebu, and Manila last October at Casino Filipino, bloggers had the opportunity to play Baccarat and Poker during the socials part of the event. I wasn't able to join for I don't really know how to play the game. However, the task is now at hand to plan for the club's next networking event. This includes including karaoke, billiards, and poker match for fun during the socials part. In preparation for it, I decided to learn how to play Texas Holdem.

I visited the Online Poker Tutor hoping to find some info about it. I found out that Texas Holdem is very popular as it requires skill, knowledge, and luck combined. It requires bluffing as well. I remember that some of the skilled players then don't like to play with beginners as they don't observe rules or patterns that regular players do. I guess the least I want is to be in this situation and find an opportunity to learn further online or offline.


I wish the site had photos and videos to allow newbie readers like me to learn further based from the information shared.

A suggestion I got is to try some online sites for preparation. This lead me to the Poker Room where sites listed by Online Poker Tutor were all tried, tested, and reviewed. I noticed though that the skill required online and offline are different as players are unable to analyze the movement of their competitors when they play the game.

I hope being able to practice playing this game further so that I wouldn't get lost and play comfortably well in our upcoming networking event this February 2009.