Tom "TIME" Leonard

Tom has been writing about poker since 1994 and has played across the USA for over 40 years, playing every game in almost every card room in Atlantic City, California and Las Vegas.

This list of common heads-up match-ups in hold’em focuses on a variety of pre-flop situations and we provide statistical odds. While it’s not essential that these statistics be committed to memory, it … Read more

Let’s define medium pairs as sixes through tens and start off by taking a look at holding medium pocket pairs by the various positions at the poker table Read more

In this poker lesson we’ll talk about playing marginal hands, such as drawing hands like connectors, suited cards, smaller pairs, and even two gapped cards. Read more

Five-card draw is a simple poker game that is easy to learn. We provide an overview of the rules and offer strategy tips for the ‘jacks or better’ version. Read more

Razz is a simple poker game and the objective is to make the best low hand. Learn how to play razz as we cover the basic rules and offer some strategy tips. Read more

Stud high-low split pot is a form of seven card stud and is not an easy game to master, but it is well worth putting in the effort to play this game … Read more

Omaha/8 (high-low) is a split pot game, meaning the best high and best low hands split the pot. Learn the basic rules, including the ranking of low hands. Read more

Learning how to play Omaha is simple if you’re familiar with Texas hold’em poker. Learn the basic rules of Omaha along with some key strategic concepts. Read more

Five-card stud was the forerunner to today’s seven-card stud and all its iterations. This lesson covers the basic rules and strategies for five card stud. Read more

Learn the basic rules of seven card stud poker (also referred to as 7-card stud), including how the betting rounds work and the key strategic considerations Read more

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