Poker

Improve Your Game, Become The Shark

Whether you love to play poker from the comfort of your own home or in the convivial setting of a Grosvenor casino, poker players have one thing in common: they all like to win.

Unfortunately for those who haven’t quite honed their poker skills, winning can often come at the expense of their inexperience. As Mike McDermott said in the classic poker movie Rounders, “If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.”

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Tips for Playing Marginal Poker Hands

Whether you’re a fully-fledged poker pro or a newbie to the scene, it’s easy to trip up with “marginal hands”. While marginal hands are served in several shapes and sizes, they are predominantly referred to as connectors (not suited), suited cards, small pairs and two gapped cards like T8, Q10, J9, etc.

These are the kind of cards which can cause recreational players to pursue weak hands out of position. On the other hand, when these cards are played strategically and sparingly, they have the potential to improve and catch other players by surprise.

Unsure how and when to play marginal hands? Read on.

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A Year To Remember

With the Grand Final over and the GCOOP online festival that followed it, it’s time to reflect on another great year for the GUKPT and Grosvenor Poker.

10 years ago Jonathan Raab had the idea of turning Grosvenor’s festivals into some kind of tour, and the GUKPT was born. Though Jon has long moved onto pastures new (and is much missed), his baby has grown up, gone from strength to strength, and is coming off a record breaking 2017 that saw EVERY leg increase Main Event runners by at least 10%.

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