One of the most potentially powerful and potentially devastating events in a given poker game is the decision whether or not to go “all in,” or stake all of your remaining chips on the hand you have. Because of its potency, players at all levels of expertise have different takes on when it’s appropriate, and how going all in can be used to strategic advantage; in this blog post, we’ll highlight the most commonly held beliefs and strategies surrounding the “all in” move.
Going all in can be of strategic value under multiple circumstances; it can be used to bluff a player who might be insecure about the true value of his hand, or to express the strength of your own hand. Some players use “all in” only in one-to-one situations, after others at the table have folded. Others go for the strategy more aggressively, staking everything on almost every hand. Generally speaking, most long-time players will advise newer players to avoid going all in unless they are confident that they have the best possible hand at the table—either statistically speaking (for example pocket Aces) or by careful reading of their opponents—which is much trickier.
If you decide to pursue going all in as a bluff, it is a good idea to take your time getting to that point. Be careful to read your opponents’ reactions through a few rounds of betting to get a feel for how good their hand might be—and if you’re likely to convince them to fold by such a bold maneuver. If, on the other hand, you know that statistically you have an incredibly good hand, you might be better served to go all in earlier.
Pushing another player to go all in is also a common strategy among long-time players; if you have a larger bank than your opponent(s), pushing them all in on a mediocre hand can result in eliminating a player from a tournament setting.
When do you go all in? As a strategy or as a reaction?
People sit at a poker table and expect to be dealt two cards, see a flop, a turn, and a river, all with some betting mixed in. Or if you’re playing Omaha, you’ll get four cards. Nobody really second guesses it because it’s all just part of the plan.
But if in one hand at the same table deals you two cards and the next hand deals you four, and everyone loses their minds!
That’s the kind of anarchy we introduce with our Mixed Games.
Whether it’s a case of you not being able to choose what style of poker you’d like to play, or if you are hoping to test your poker skills in each of the different games while switching between them, Mixed Games will do the trick. You also could get your skills honed for one of our Mixed Game Daily Jacks Tournaments, which could score you a handsome reward of Jacks to play with. Read More »
We told you there would be prizes, and we delivered.
Wednesday we took to Twitter and offered up the chance to win 1,000 Jacks for simply retweeting one of our tweets. Now, we may be guilty of a little fib here, because we said a random person among the first five to retweet it would win 1,000 Jacks. We’re pretty sure there’s five people now that are quite alright with that little white lie of ours though.
We decided to really share the love for those who shared it back and gave 1,000 Jacks to each of those first five people. With so many great people who make our community at Triplejack what it is, it only makes sense for us to do a little bit here and there to give back.
And this won’t be the last of the prizes we have on Twitter, or even Facebook sometimes either. We’ll do some contest for people retweeting us like this one, and other times we’ll do some Triplejack trivia with prizes for those who answer first.
Follow us on Twitter @Triplejack and get in on the action!
Not even two weeks ago, and not long after our last Jacks sale wrapped up, we got asked on Twitter when the next Jacks sale at Triplejack would be.
Without even a full month going by since our last sale, we’re pleased to announce that Jacks and Chips are back on sale! With any purchase, you’ll get 50 percent more than the normal amount. What you choose to do with that extra loot is entirely up to you, but that won’t stop us from recommending things such as entering prize tournaments, throwing a whole slew of bombs, or getting in on a few high-roller Jacks games! You could also load up on chips to really muscle your way around some tables.
Like we said though, it’s entirely up to you. Just take some joy in the fact that you’re getting more bang for your buck for the next few days with this sale!
It’s been a few months now since we’ve announced the 2013 edition of our Triplejack party in Denver, but only one month left until it all goes down! If you haven’t made your plans to join up with some of your fellow Triplejack players, as well as some of the people behind the scenes who make the magic happen, make those plans ASAP!
Check out ZenBlender’s announcement from the forums about the event here: http://www.triplejack.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8565
If you thought Triplejack was a party online, just imagine a weekend of going crazy with everybody all under the same roof out in Colorado. The possibilities are limitless and the memories will be everlasting. Read More »
There’s a mystique about being one of the high rollers at a poker table. Whether it’s the sense of accomplishment to have those kinds of chips to push into play or the thrill of knowing you can bet big to win big, high-roller status is something we can all feel a little bit good about.
So for any of you out there who aren’t holding on to more chips than you know what to do with, you’ll sometimes see the “Get More Chips!” notification on some rooms when you scroll down the list of games. And when it comes to racking up chips at the tables, it could take quite a long time to earn enough to buy in to play with Triplejack’s high rollers.
Lucky for you though, there are tournaments taking place every five hours, with a prize of 50,000 chips to the winner! Whether you want to stock up on an already impressive bankroll, or looking to establish yourself as a high-roller for the first time, this tournament can be your ticket to glory! Read More »
After a one week hiatus, we figure it’s only fitting to make a classy return to the Bomb of the Week feature. And what way could be more classy than by featuring the most classy of charms out there with Buy a Glass of Wine!
While we like to keep things nice, casual, and laid back here at Triplejack, That doesn’t mean we don’t like to class it up from time to time. And when it comes to classing it up, some sparkling white wine is a perfect first step to take.
Sure, you could chuck pies and sharks at people’s heads and be sure to have a good time. But you could also pass them a glass of wine and cheers to being a couple classy, poker playing folks! Read More »