Aug 20, 2018


Poker is loved universally due to the exhilaration and thrill provided by it but the only woe many embryonic poker players have is the time. Many times you don’t have that plenty of time to play full poker game. Let’s say you come home after a hard day and to pair some respite, you want to play fun oriented poker for a while but that seems to be an impossible thing to some oblivious players. Keeping this requisite in mind, we bring you a list of poker games which only takes a few minutes to play and correspondingly maintains the excitement.

Slovak Double Barrel

It is a great gamble indeed for a short time excitement. Players playing Slovak Double Barrel get two cards face up and two cards face down. A player gets the choice to trade for a face down card by mucking one face-up card. Players will have to exhibit the cards they have. The flop is dealt and the process is repeated once again. Players will have to show cards again and best poker hands triumphs.

Dutch preference

It is exciting yet challenging where each player is allowed to look at three cards given to them face down. Any of the cards is given to opponent sitting on their left. One card is always discarded by each player so they always have two cards. Any player who wins two boards or more wins the game.

Estonian Twist

Want to play with tactics? This is perfect for you. In this, each player is allowed to look at the three cards given to them face down. The flop is dealt afterward. Each player makes the move by tossing one card to the player sitting on his/her left. Best hand triumphs the game.

Blind Omaha

The rules required to play this game is same as that for regular Omaha poker, where each player is dealt four cards down. The next step is a turn where every player displays their two cards. The step repeats also known as the river. Best hand triumphs the game.

Blind Hold’em

This is the most popular game played for a short time where every player is given two cards face down and required to deal out a five cardboard. Hands are later revealed and the best poker hand takes it.

Poker can be frustrating, infuriating, electrifying and breath-taking at the same time. You might not love the game, but you will indubitably not hate it. Of course, the chances of you being the next Aristotle at the end of your poker career are very high. We bring you some quotations written by experts on poker game filled with euphoria and odium.

There is more to poker than life

--Tom McEvoy 

In the long run there's no luck in poker, but the short run is longer than most people know.

-- Rick Bennet

Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker.                   

--Amarillo Slim

Money isn't everything... unless you're playing in a rebuy tournament.          


You will show your poker greatness by the hands you fold, not the hands you play.                      

--Dan Reed

If you can't spot the sucker in the first half an hour at the table, then you are the sucker.            

--Rounders, the movie (2000)

If you know poker, you know people; and if you know people, you got the whole dang world lined up in your sights.                                                                                                                  

--Brett Maverick

The good news is that in every deck of fifty-two cards there are 2,598,960 possible hands. The bad news is that you are only going to be dealt one of them.                                                    

--Anthony Holden, author of Big Deal (1990)

Poker is 100% skill and 50% luck.                                                                                        

--Phil Hellmuth

Trust everyone, but always cut the cards.                                                                              

--Benny Binion

It’s not whether you won or lost, but how many bad beat stories you were able to tell.                

--Grantland Rice

The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time.                                                                                                                        

--General David Shoup

Who says only men can play poker? Female poker players like Cyndy Violett, Barbara Enright and Linda Johnson dared to get into this club way back and the world has seen many beloveds since then. You can win fortunes in poker as long as you are good at it. We bring you a list of 5 best female poker players in the world. We have compiled facts from various sources citing their winning amounts and uniformity in their overall career.

Vanessa Rousso

Born in White Plains, New York, Vanessa Rousso is an American professional poker player and was a member of Team PokerStars from 2006 to 2015. She has won over $3,500,000 in her poker career. She is listed among the top five women in terms of winning money in poker. She has also appeared on Big Brother, a US-based reality television show.

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood is a professional poker player and has won two World Series of Poker Circuit events in 2012. She has also won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2013 World Series of Poker. Her winning of $609,017 is the highest payout to a woman in any Las Vegas event in World Series of Poker history. Loni Harwood won the 2015 WSOP U.S. National Championship for her second career bracelet.

Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman is from Nevada and has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events joined by Vanessa Selbst in 2012. She has engraved the limit Hold'em chapter for Super System II and has appeared on the GSN series High Stakes Poker and on the NBC series Poker after Dark.

Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad is the youngest poker player to ever win a World Series of Poker bracelet at the age of 19 during the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). She is a Norwegian poker player. She won over $500,000 on Pokerstars and her total live tournament winnings exceed $3.9 million.

Victoria Coren Mitchell

Based out of London, Coren Mitchell is a professional poker player. She was the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events (EPT Sanremo 2014 and EPT London 2006). She was also a member of Team PokerStars Pro. Coren Mitchell was named to the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2016.

Vanessa K. Selbst

Vanessa Selbst has won over 10 million dollars in live poker tournament earnings. She is the only female to win three WSOP bracelets in open field events. She became the highest earning female in the poker history when won the PCA high roller for $1.4m. She is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro under the username "V. Selbst".

In one of the most exciting pieces of news to come out of the Indian poker industry in recent times, PokerBaazi announced that Phoenix Poker Room (in Bengaluru) will be renamed as PokerBaazi LIVE and will now come under its management.

PokerBaazi is one of the most popular online poker platforms in India and with good reason, the most trusted one. Founded in October 2014, PokerBaazi has transformed the poker industry with the implementation of a customer-first policy, best promotions and exceptional service. Having gained massive popularity over time, PokerBaazi is today one of the market leaders in the poker industry and has conducted tournaments and events pan India, including the recently concluded Baazi Poker Tour Edition 1 in Goa.

The acquisition is a continuation of the PokerBaazi’s journey to improve the gaming experience in India. Both, Phoenix Poker, which began operations three years ago and is among the most popular poker rooms in Bengaluru and PokerBaazi, have collaborated to offer a seamless gaming experience to poker players across both the platforms. Wth both brands sharing significant synergies, especially in creating a trusted, transparent and secure space to play for regs and beginners alike, Bangalorians and players from across the country can certainly look forward to good times ahead.

Speaking about this deal, Navkiran Singh, CEO of PokerBaazi, had this to say “Creating PokerBaazi is the zenith of my entire poker career. PokerBaazi is more than a business; it is a revolution aimed at offering a fair and transparent gaming experience to players of all levels and interests”.

“With this significant partnership, we have enhanced our user base, giving players a secure and fair environment where they can learn and have fun”, he further added.

PokerBaazi LIVE promises to bring an experience to the live poker circuit like never before. With more promotional announcements to come in the near future, players can definitely look forward to good times ahead. Bangalore, Baazigars are coming your way!!!

We all know how a flop can affect your hand and can simultaneously improve the hand of your opponent. You will certainly need to decide how to progress once you have evaluated where you stand post-flop. However, you might want to consider a few basics of post flop play when playing online poker cash game in India.

When playing the turn and river

Turn and river give you the benefits of many strategies based on your poker experience. If you notice someone not playing deep into hands and looks as uncomfortable, then that indeed serves a splendid opportunity to make a raise or bet, as putting extra pressure on them could force a mistake. It also becomes imperative here to make a large enough bet if you think you are winning.

When you flop a draw

You have an awesome opportunity to make a monster hand if you flop a double-sided straight draw or a flush draw. You should fold when you can no longer make your hand, bet heavily as soon as you make your hand or in the best language to see the turn and river in the cheapest amount possible. If you have a position on the bettor, then it serves you a brilliant prospect to raise on the flop and won’t cost you much to see the river.

Get rid of small pairs when they miss the flop

The odds of making trips on the flop are almost 8 to 1 and let’s say if you don’t get that opportunity then odds of making it on the fourth cards are 22 to 1. You should improve to three of a kind when you have a small pair and if you don’t improve, then your hand has pint-sized value and will easily be mucked.


Better you realize it earlier than you regret later!! There is certainly no harm in folding to the same competitor several times at least when he/she has pushed you off two or three hands. You should recognize the time when you should get out and condense your losses.

No to aggression

It is often believed that most post flop players are aggressive and being aggressive give you an edge over others, but it must be toned down by the hands you have, the nature of the table and your position.


It is said that position is crucial before the flop rather than in post flop, but a modification should be made for the position as the later you act, then most of everything will slacken off.

Bet most of your draws

You should always call or better say bet when you have a flush draw i.e you have two suited cards and two more of your suit flop. This betting will give you an opportunity to win the pot in two ways, first, the flush card might come and you win anyway (touch wood!) or second everyone folds immediately.

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