Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mouse Pad Poker Pro

This is way more than just a mouse pad. It is your ticket to winning big playing online poker. I have been playing micro and small stakes Texas hold'em poker for over five years now, never having to make a deposit to fund my bankroll. Starting with money won in freerolls, I have managed to build substantial bankrolls at multiple sites and can honestly say I am in the elite group of poker players that in the long run, make a profit playing poker.

I have read the books of great poker players like Brunson, Sklansky, Harrington, Helmuth and more. I have taken this information along with the experience of playing over one million hands myself and created a strategy that anyone can use to make money playing online poker. This strategy has been condensed to a page full of information and graphics that have been imprinted onto a mouse pad so that you have the basic strategy right at your side. The Mouse Pad Poker Pro is like have a professional poker player coaching you during each hand. It is a cheat sheet that provides you with the following information:
  1. What starting hands to play

  2. What positions to play those starting hands from

  3. How to adjust for tight or lose play

  4. Chart of winning percentages based on outs

  5. Winning hand rankings

This mouse pad is a great gift idea, Christmas is fast approaching and the poker player in your family will really thank you for this present once the winnings start rolling in.

Mouse Pad Pro

If you have already purchased the Mouse Pad Poker Pro, the following are your operating instructions:

The two most important aspects of Texas Hold'em are What starting hands to play and table position. By simply following the directions pertaining to these aspects you are going to improve your game profits dramatically.

Starting Hands
The system is broken down to show what starting hands you should play based on what position you are in at the table. Starting hands are categorized into eight groups, one being the strongest and progressively get weaker with each successive group, eight being the weakest group hands. (The s indicates cards that are both of the same suit)

Group 1: AA, KK, AKs
Group 2: QQ, JJ, AK, AQs, AJs, KQs
Group 3: TT, AQ, ATs, KJs, QJs, JTs
Group 4: 99, 88, AJ, AT, KQ, KTs, QTs, J9s, T9s, 98s
Group 5: 77, 66, A9s, A5s-A2s, K9s, KJ, KT, QJ, QT, Q9s, JT, QJ, T8s, 97s, 87s, 76s, 65s
Group 6: 55, 44, 33, 22, K9, J9, 86s
Group 7: T9, 98, 85s
Group 8: Q9, J8, T8, 87, 76, 65

Table Positions
The Mouse Pad Poker Pro uses color codes to identify table positions. Green positions, dealer, Cut Off and Cut Off+1, give you the best advantage in the hand as you will be last or towards the last to act in each round of betting. When you are in these positions you can play weaker starting hands as you have the advantage of knowing how the other players are going to act. I recommend you only play hands from group 1 thru 6 in these positions. As you get farther away from the dealers button you will be playing from the yellow or middle positions. From these positions you will tighten up and only play starting hands from groups 1 thru 3. The positions shown in red are the big and small blinds and under the gun positions. Here is where you want to really tighten up and only play starting hands from group 1 and 2. You can defend your big blind but fold to any bet unless you have a powerhouse hand.

Pre Flop Betting Strategy
If you hold AA, KK, QQ, or JJ yo have a good chance of winning the hand without improvement if you only have one opponent in the hand. based on this, you want to try and limit the number of players in the hand by betting. Usually 3 to 5 times the big blind amount. With AA, KK and QQ you will want to re-raise any bets to the amount of the pot.

Outs and Basic Probability
After the flop your betting strategy is based on the probability chance that you will have the winning hand and the amount of money to be won in the pot. This is know as your pot odds. To determine this you will first need to know how many "outs" you have.

Outs are cards that are left in the deck that will improve your hand or make it the winning hand. For example, if your starting hand is the jack and queen of spades. The flop gives you two more spade, you know that out of the thirteen possible spades in the deck, nine are unaccounted for. Any one of these nine spades would give you a flush and are considered outs. If the two spades on the flop were the 9s and 10s you would also have the possibility of making a straight with the 8h, 8d or 8c, giving you three more outs. The 8s has already been counted so you now have 12 outs. You would also make the straight with the Kh, Kd or Kc which gives you three more outs for a total of 15 outs. you can look at the MPPP and see that with 15 outs and the turn and river yet to come you have a 54.1 percent chance of making the winning hand.

Next you will take this percent chance of winning the hand and calculate your pot odds. Simply put, pot odds are the odds that the is offering you in relation to the size of the bet you are making or calling. For example, if a sole opponent bets .8 cents into a .72 cent pot (to create a .80 pot)then you are getting pot odds of 10 to 1 or a 10 percent. You divide the amount of the pot by the amount of the bet you will have to make to stay in the hand to determine this percentage. If the percent chance of winning the hand is greater than 10 percent, you want to bet or make the call. Calculating pot odds will take some practice but with the help of the Mouse Pad Poker Pro, it will soon become second nature to you.

Keep in mind when playing micro and small stakes online poker that most players at these stakes are not very safistacated. If someone is betting heavily, he more than likely has a good hand. If someone is betting weakly, chances are he is on a drawing hand or has a weak hand. At these levels it is not profitable to make fancy plays or bluff with nothing. Player just don't know when they should fold. Stick to your gut feeling, along with solid starting hands from the power positions outlined on the Mouse Pad Poker Pro and you will be profitable. Get yours today, read more on poker strategy here at Poker chaos and with a little good luck you will be raking in the pots.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

U.S Players to Get Neteller Funds Back

The U.S. Attorney Generals Office has finished it's investigation with Neteller and they plan to start returning all 94 million dollars of U.S. players frozen funds.

If you have money tied up in Neteller, you will soon receive instructions by e-mail informing you on how to go about recovering your funds. Neteller also warns it's customers to beware of "phishing scams" where scammers will send a fake email that appears as if it is from Neteller and is designed to obtain you account information and password.

After you have been notified, you will have 180 days to access your account and withdraw your funds. Read More...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Grinder T-Shirt Design

This t-shirt design was inspired by how I feel about poker lately. I've played so many hands I feel like a meat grinder that you clamp on the side of the table. The dealer throws my cards into the top and I grind out a few chips. I take the badbeats, try to make the best decisions and just keep grinding. I've gotten to the point I don't even participate in table chat, just grind away hand after hand. Notice the sour face on the chips the grinder spits out. Maybe it's time to take a break from poker for awhile. Nah, I'll just keep grinding.

you can get you own Grinder t-shirt in the PokerChaos Store.

Poker in Prison

Inmates in Florida's correctional system received gifts yesterday in the form of decks of playing cards. These cards are designed to highlight 104 of Florida's unsolved criminal cases. Officials hopes are that one of the prisoner will read about a case and come forward with new information. This is kind of like the Military and their deck of 52 terrorist cards. Read more...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

There might be hope for online poker yet.

Finally someone in Congress is showing some resemblance to intelligence. Florida's Congressman Robert Wexler recently introduced legislation that would provide a "carve out" in the UIGEA for online poker, same as those that now exist for horse racing and lotteries. The reason suggested for the carve out is based on the premise that poker is a game of skill. Wow, who would have guessed? You can read more from Congressman Wexler in his online interview with

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Latest Update From Sen. Al D'Amato of PPA

Dear PPA Members,

We have accomplished so much in so little time! Our membership has grown more than 500% since the first of the year, to over 600,000 members -- thanks in no small part to you telling your fellow poker enthusiasts to join our cause. We are well on our way to our One Million Member target, and I again ask for your help by encouraging your family, friends and tablemates to join the PPA.

In Washington: Things are moving and moving fast. There are 4 bills pending in the House of Representatives that are helpful for on-line poker and our members. We are strongly supporting two of these bills: Congressman Barney Frank's H.R. 2046, the "Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act" and Congressman Robert Wexler's H.R. 2610, the "Skill Games Protection Act".

Other bills include Congresswoman Shelley Berkley's H.R. 2410, which calls for a study of Internet Gaming, and Congressman McDermott's H.R. 2607, which amends H.R. 2610 with a revenue component.

In all, we have a lot of momentum, but we still need your help. I just returned from the World Series of Poker, where PPA hosted Congressman Wexler. We saw first-hand the growth and grandeur of the sport of poker, and we asked the WSOP players for their support. They responded in droves, proving that poker enthusiasts are dedicated activists.

As you know, we are a membership-driven organization and we need your support. We lobby on Capitol Hill and in state capitols to defend poker, but these efforts are not without cost.

We know you agree that poker is not a crime...but we need your help to prevent the coming of the day when the law says it is. Can you assist with an ante up of $5 or more and donate to the PPA, or can you upgrade your membership from an introductory membership to a full membership or even a supporting membership? If you are already a full member, can you consider donating an additional amount for the 2007 campaign?

Please also note we have a store where you can purchase merchandise from PPA hats and t-shirts, to PPA poker tables. Proceeds from these sales go directly to fund our campaign for poker and keep us going strong. Please spare what you can -- think of it as putting in your Ante to say you're Proud to Play Poker!

Senator Al D'Amato
Chairman of the Board
Poker Players Alliance

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Proof Poker is Only a Game of Luck

"A municipal court in the suburb of Lyngby, Denmark declared that poker is not merely a game of chance but also requires skill, and is therefore legitimate competition".

Based on this declaration, you have to believe that this Danish Judge has never seen Gus Hansen play. If the Danish think poker is a game of skill, I'm convinced it's purely luck.

You can read more here...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Win a Chance to Play in the WPT from Gutshot




(Package includes travel, accomodation & hospitality)


Freeroll Freeze out Qualifiers every night at 10pm (BST) and 2am (BST)

      • Buy In: Free
      • Starting Stack: 1500 Chips
      • Levels: 10 minutes
      • Players: Limited to 100 per tournament
      • Registration: Opens two hours before start time

Tournaments under ‘Freeroll’ on the ‘Multi Tournament’ Tab.

 Top 9 finishers qualify in every freeroll tournament for weekly final on Sunday 10:30pm (BST)


Saturday, July 14, 2007

IMEGA Seeks UIGEA Restraining Order

The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) has taken legal actions seeking a temporary restraining order against The Attorney General's enforcement of the (UIGEA) Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. A hearing has been scheduled for 4-11-07. Read More...

Get your Legalize Online Poker Tee.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Tony G whines about posting of WSOP news

For those of you who don't know, Antanas Guoga A.K.A. Tony G. is a Professional poker player born in Lithuania and raised in Australia. He has risen to fame with his rude and obnoxious behavior at the poker table.

He has been involved in many online poker ventures. Once being the CEO of PokerChamps when they sold out to Betfair and threw all their U.S. affiliates to the curb with only one days notice. He also did the same to the foolish who followed him to his new site Tony G Poker.

Get this, he is now principle owner of which negotiated a deal with Bluff Magazine to be the exclusive provider of updates and chip counts, which he is posting on PokerNews. Now he is whining because it appears that the folks at are taken the posted results and displaying them on their site. He claims that he is the sole owner of this news and has copyright on it. Check out this blog post where he whines and threatens to sue the Shulmans, owners of

Guess what Tony, you don't own the news. You have copyright on the way you present it but the news is fair game for all. What is being done to you is unethical and slimy just like your treatment of U.S. players but it's entirely legal. If the Shulman's decide to stop posting your updates it's because they do act with some semblance of ethics in which you know nothing of. If the old saying "what comes around goes around" is true, be prepared, there is a lot more of this shit coming your way.