JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \


I've been playing in a 5/10 dollar No Limit Game at the casino here in Topeka on weekends and I've found that when it's real money on the table, my opponents play a whole different game from that I've seen in the PSO League. Matter of fact, tournament strategy will get you busted in a real money game real quick. And by the way, for you divas who like to talk sh*t online, try that at the places I play and you'll be picking your teeth up off the floor. Just a heads up in case you ever move out of your mother's basement and want to survive your first real money game. Based on my failure to reach my goals for this month, I'd have to say that the strategy I use in real money games doesn't work in tournament play. At least for me, maybe there is some third strategy that I'm missing that works for both. It's difficult for me to constantly readjust my playing style and strategy depending on the game I'm in. At the casino, I play against really good players, really bad players and sometimes really good players who pretend to be really bad players. Throw in some beginners like me and a couple so-so players and it's quite a mix. Some more bad news for you online experts, some of them don't play by trhe Book, hell some of them haven't even read the Book. I folded a pair of tens to a lady who went all-in from early position thinking she had Aces or Kings. Turns out she went all in with 8-2 off cause it's her lucky hand. I usually walk away from these games a winner, but not a big winner. And my tournament play this month was all over the place. From final table to out in the first three rounds. What am I missing here?
In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on