Players Rave about w.w88 Side Betting
Players continue to rave about Titan Poker’s latest innovative feature. BackBet is an easy to operate sidebar that allows players to enhance their poker experience by betting on the outcome of the cards to be dealt.
What exactly is a w.w88 you may ask? Also known as a prop bet, a backbet is a side bet on the outcome of something about to happen. For example, a back bet could be a bet on a specific horse to win a race, or on a football team to win a match.
Using BackBet, players can increase their winnings without having to ever leave the poker table.
BackBet is available on specially designated No Limit Hold’em cash tables in the Titan Poker software, easily found under the New BackBet! tab. Poker play continues as normal at these tables, with players selecting to use BackBet given a range of betting options. Wagers are made against a player’s account balance, therefore, play at the cash table is totally unaffected.
A number of betting games are available, including options to bet the player’s next pocket cards; betting the board cards; and betting on the outcome of a player’s folded cards. In the case of hands that are folded, all irrelevant bets are immediately canceled. Players control the amount they want to wager and can easily see a running history of their bets.
As readers of this poker blog know, Titan Poker is always introducing new and innovative features and improvements that are making it a extremely fun site for online poker gaming.
The Raiser’s Edge, a Review
This is not a book for beginning poker players. In fact, The Raiser’s Edge is not for most poker players. Rather, in the fast-changing tournament poker universe, this book is directed towards a new type of player, looser and more aggressive than those who have previously hit the felt. The intention of the team of professional players who coauthored this guide was to present tournament poker strategies for the LAG (loose aggressive) and hyper-LAG player, and how to defend against such aggressive types.
“Poker is an evolving game,” the book begins. “Overall, the general trend is that tournament poker styles of play have become more loose and aggressive over the last few years. Actually, online play may already be too loose.”
So, what can players do to keep up with this trend? “The best we can do is teach you how to think,” the authors write. ”If we can teach you how to think about situations in general – how to rationalize in all situations rather than copying a formula – then you can survive no matter how quickly the playing climate changes.”
With that ambitious goal in mind, the authors go into detailed information and strategy for every possible tournament aspect, from pot control and bluffing to mid-stage play, 3-betting, and 4-betting. Every poker strategy is offered in a wide variety of options, based on the player’s chip stack, position, and opponents.
The information is too much for the average player to absorb. Even the color charts for everything from defending a big blind against a mid-position raiser to responding to a 3-bet under high pressure only tend to complicate, rather than simplify a player’s options.
It seems that the only way to exploit all this advice is to have an equity calculator or a computer spreadsheet on hand to consult during poker tournament play. At best, this book will give you food for thought how to handle different situations based on the various changing factors of a poker tournament.
The Raiser’s Edge was coauthored by Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, a French tournament poker pro; Lee Nelson, a founding member of the Australian Poker Hall of Fame; poker author Tysen Streib; and professional live and online tournament poker player Tony Dunst. While the authors have much tournament poker experience under their belts, the team writing occasionally lacks cohesion, with the reader left to choose among different options offered how to play certain situations.
The Raiser’s Edge is subtitled Tournament Poker Strategies for Today’s Aggressive Game. It was published on July 1, 2011, by Huntington Press.