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Find a list of Texas Hold'em starting hands organized by relative strength. While many poker authors like to give you their starting hand recommendations, few actually show you how each starting hand ranks to one another statistically.

Online Poker in the United States

Online Poker in the United States

Despite media disinformation and gossip from the uninformed the act of playing online poker in the United States isn't illegal and there are a number of sites that offer hassle-free deposit methods. Most notably, United States players can now use any domestic credit card directly at a number of sites and others also accept checking accounts directly.

us-flag-circleUS Players: Despite recent US government legislation there are many sites still available to American citizens. For a full list and detailed reviews of sites still available to US players, please view our US poker room reviews.

There are still numerous methods for American players to fund their online poker accounts. The easiest deposit method for most players is via US credit card, which can be processed successfully at a growing number of sites. Alternatives include the eCheck service, which allows deposits directly from checking accounts, cash transfer, or paper methods accepted by BetOnline and Bovada.

FULL BREAKDOWN: View our comprehensive breakdown of online poker’s “Black Friday”. We’ve also created a legal US poker sites page, which details licenses and regulations, and a most popular online poker sites page that breaks down traffic for the remaining rooms. For easy US deposits you can also view our dedicated page for poker sites accepting credit cards.

Our current top choice for US players, Carbon Poker, accepts credit card deposits at a near-100% success rate. Read more details in our full review.

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We’re online poker winners and we’ll help you win, too.

Welcome to Beat The Fish, a site dedicated to teaching you the right way to beat the wild online poker sites. We’ve been through it all at plenty of online poker sites. We’ve struggled, learned, adapted, and became winners. We want to help you do it, too.

Are you sick of getting your pocket Aces cracked by online maniacs with 9-4 offsuit?

We’ll show you how we learned to beat the fish and become winning online poker players while still playing the right way. Check out our exclusive Beat The Fish Tutorial to start your quest of crushing the suck outs. We also update our poker strategy section regularly as we’re dedicated to keeping our site fresh with the latest poker content.

All of the content on this site, including the online poker reviews and poker strategy articles, is written by us and you won’t find it anywhere else. Our independent and thorough online poker reviews will also help you decide which is the best online poker site for your playing style and personal priorities.


Poker Strategy

This section includes lots of original articles, books, and links that will help you master your poker game. Every original article was written from our years of poker experience and you won’t find them anywhere else. “Poker Strategy” includes our exclusive Beat The Fish series and advanced sections about specific online strategy and other concepts. Our “poker fundamentals” section also gives new players a thorough guide to poker rules, hand rankings, Texas Hold’em hand winning percentages, and a comprehensive guide on how to play online poker. We’ve also added an online poker stories section for our most interesting experiences playing on the virtual felt. Finally, we’ve reviewed some of our favorite poker books if you’re thinking starting (or adding to) your poker library. Our goal is to offer a solid foundation for beginner poker players while at the same time offering intermediate and advanced players strategy articles for maximizing profits.

Online Poker Reviews

In this section, we’ll give you our unbiased online poker reviews including exclusive bonus details and how each site plays. We only offer original content based on many hours of play at each site. Besides that, we thoroughly review aspects such as software, customer service, and number of fish. We round out our reviews with specific tips on each site to help you play your best online poker game.

Poker Player Profiles

Here we profile many of the top professional poker players, and those that have achieved notoriety by winning major tournaments. Each article will contain a brief biographym play. Players profiled here include Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and other legends of the game.

World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is the holy grail to poker players around the world. Every summer, the top players (and wannabes) return to the gambling mecca of the world in Las Vegas to battle for a coveted albeit gaudy gold-and-diamond bracelet that shows for at least one year, they were on top of the poker world. In this section we provide you with the latest WSOP news, the history behind the biggest poker tournament in the world, a list of past Main Event winners, a list of all bracelet winners, notable accomplishments, and current and past WSOP schedules.

Poker News

This section features the latest headlines from the poker world. We include results from the live tournament trail, poker pro news, and online poker news. We update this section multiple times each week to give you the most accurate view of the latest poker headlines.

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