It's an all-too-familiar problem: You're starting with a small stack, and you’re keen to play for big poker pots. A short stack player is typically defined as any poker player with less than the typical amount of chips required for a specific game. The number of chips needed to qualify somebody as a short stack player depends on the buy-in, and the blinds. If a game requires 50 big blinds (50bb), and a player has less than that available for a cash game, that player is regarded as a short stack player.
Nowadays, poker is one of the most popular card games in the US, but back in the 1940s, it was bridge. At the time, the Association of American Card Manufacturers (AACM) revealed that bridge was played by 30% of men and 47% of women. But what exactly is bridge? You've probably heard about bridge, perhaps even watched as your grandparents played this game.
The Irish poker card game is trying to challange the King of the Poker Ring - Texas Hold'em, which is loved by millions of adoring fans all over the world. If you've been dealt a great starting hand in Texas Hold’em, you're in luck. Unfortunately, many players are saddled with weak pre-flop hands.
If you follow sage poker advice and only play strong starting hands, you may have to sit out more hands than you play. There's lots of variance in Texas Hold'em, and this can be a bit of a bummer to poker players.
Artificial intelligence technology has advanced to the point of self-awareness, allowing AI constructs to systematically and categorically destroy the best poker players on the planet. A headline from a doomsday premonition perhaps? No. It is a real phenomenon – AI technology is now capable of beating the best human poker players, and the technology is only getting better.