Tom “TIME” Leonard

Tom has been writing about poker since 1994 and has played across the USA for over 40 years, playing every game in almost every card room in Atlantic City, California and Las Vegas.

This lesson is your introduction to a wealth of knowledge about the most exciting card game ever devised, poker. We’ll be starting at the very beginning so no knowledge of poker is … Read more

In this lesson we focus on drawing odds in poker and how to calculate your chances of hitting a winning hand using basic math and several shortcuts. Read more

A bet from a poker player on the flop who raised pre-flop is known as a continuation bet or simply a c-bet. Why and when should you make continuation bets? Read more

Pot odds means is there enough in the pot to call a bet. Knowing pot odds lets us concentrate on the other players and turns poker into a game of skill. Read more

In this poker lesson we’re going to take a look at the different betting variations in poker; fixed-limit, pot-limit and no-limit, using hold’em as the example. Read more

The two main formats of playing poker are cash games and tournament play. Here we look at the fundamental differences between cash games and tournament poker. Read more

Downswings are inevitable in poker. You’ll never be able to bring those exasperating times down to zero so let’s explore some ways to deal with downswings. Read more

Over the years poker has accumulated a number of unique words and phrases, known as poker terms or poker terminology. You’ll soon be speaking poker fluently. Read more

There are many entertaining, wild and unique variations of poker that can be played and almost all the hybrid games follow one standard form of poker, albeit loosely. Read more

In this lesson we’re going to take a look at three groups of Omaha/8 starting hands. Those that represent real powerhouse starting hands, the good hands and the playable hands. Read more

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