The best poker strategy videos

Poker has become one of the most popular card and casino games, and here's a short list of the best videos for learning poker strategies.

Poker is one of the hottest card and casino games out there. Millions of people play poker online or at a card table with friends, co-workers and so forth - every single day. The growth in the poker industry has been phenomenal, especially with the meteoric rise in popularity of No Limit Texas Hold "˜Em. No Limit, or Texas Hold "˜Em, is often referred to as the "Cadillac" of Poker Games. You are given two "˜hole' cards - to hold in your hands. Then, a total of five cards a dealt. The first three are called the "turn". The fourth is referred to as "Fourth Street" and the last is the "river" card. As the saying goes, "It takes 5 minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master."

In this article, you'll learn about several videos that are available which will help you become a better poker player, with special emphasis placed on the game of No Limit Hold "˜Em. There are so many resources. Searching for the best can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to or just learning how to play the game. These videos will give you a leg up on the competition and more than a few strategies you can use for fun and profit.

Howard Lederer's Secrets of No Limit Hold "˜Em.

In this video, Howard Lederer, who's one of the best tournament Hold "˜Em players with 10 tourney titles under his belt, will teach you the basics of the game like what beats what, what's a good starting hand and so forth.

You'll also get some tips on tells so you can read your opponents better. The better you "˜read' the other players at the table, the better your chances of winning. The "Professor" - Howard's nickname - is one he lives up to here by giving you strategies for folding. It really can help you save a lot of money to know when to "˜walk away.'

The most vital information is in learning how to figure out your "outs", the cards you'd need to hit to make a winning hand. This is a great video especially for the beginning player.

Phil Hellmuth's Million Dollar Secrets to Bluffing and Tells. Phil Hellmuth is a 9-time WSOP (World Series of Poker) champ. He's also the youngest man to ever win the World Championship at age 24 (back in 89). He's one of the best players there is - and an interesting personality to watch.

In this video, Phil will take your game to a whole other stratosphere. Have you ever wanted to learn how to:

Bluff your way into a huge pot - and win it?

Read your opponents so you can anticipate their moves?

Lure other players into your traps to earn yourself more cash?

Phil Hellmuth has an uncanny, almost psychic card sense. He understands how people play and can usually figure out what they're holding. You may not make a million with this video, but if you follow along with Phil's strategies, you'll have more earning potential in the game whether you're a pro or just enjoy the occasional home game with pals. You'll be a more confident poker player and learn how to bluff your way to bigger - and better - pots.

Mike Caro's Secrets of Winning Poker is the newest - and perhaps - best - addition to this short list of strategy videos. Caro's been a legend in the poker community for years. He is often referred to as the "mad genius" of Poker. He can calculate odds and outs faster than just about anyone else. He breaks down a lot of information in this video for you.

At times, Caro's style can be almost too clinical or mathematical. However, it's really worth it to take the time and watch this video more than once to catch all the information. Caro has written many books on the subject including classics such as the Book of Poker Tells and Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker. He's studied the psychology of the game and can tell you how to read other players almost as well as he can calculate your odds of success.

Learn strategies that not all the pros know from the man who knows best. Your game is bound to improve by leaps and bounds when you're through digesting and implementing the techniques, tips and strategies here.

This last video, Poker for Dummies, features pros like Chris Moneymaker. Moneymaker definitely knows how to make money playing Poker. He's a 2003 World Series of Poker Champ - he won a buy into the tournament for only $40.00 by playing an online satellite event. The average price of admission to the WSOP is $25,000.00.

This video will walk you through the basics of each game of poker include Omaha Hold "˜Em (yes, there is another type of Hold "˜Em), Seven-Card Stud, and more. Learn how to bluff to your best advantage, discover how to walk into any card room and know that you can win, and uncover the essentials to each game so you can feel comfortable no matter what version of Poker you're playing. You'll also get a cool insert with hand rankings and a dictionary of some common poker lingo.

Poker for Dummies also features Barry Shulman, a pro himself, publisher of Card Player magazine and consultant for the World Poker Tour.

No matter what video you pick, you can't lose when you combine basic Poker know-how with advances strategies in reading other players, bluffing, uncovering tells and learning the ins and the "outs" of the game. It will make your Poker experiences - and perhaps your wallet - much richer as a result.

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