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.

The odds of being dealt pocket aces is 220-to-1 so it doesn’t occur nearly as often as we would wish. But how should you play pocket aces when you get them? Read more

Many poker players now start out by playing no-limit hold’em and this lesson is intended for those looking to make the transition to fixed-limit hold’em. We’ll focus on differences between the two … Read more

This lesson provides an overview of pre-flop play in limit hold’em, including starting hand requirements and a discussion on the mindset that captures successful limit hold’em play. Read more

The flop is the defining moment in hold’em. Once the flop is delivered, everyone has far more information and it is now that you need to quickly plan how to proceed. That … Read more

In this poker lesson we will direct our focus to strategies for playing the turn in limit hold’em, which is the most difficult and critical street to play. Read more

The river is possibly the easiest street to play in limit hold’em. The river is the street where an extra bet or two is either made or lost. Read more

As poker players we should all be familiar with probability. After all it is the underpinning of the game and permits us to know what is a good bet Read more

There is an enormous contingent of online poker players who have rarely or never played in live public games for a variety of reasons. These reasons would include being underage, not having … Read more

Hold’em strategies continue to evolve and catch the fancy of some players and are dismissed by others. One such strategy is “Floating” Read more

What could be more fun than scamming friends out of a few coins of the realm by outsmarting them with some proposition bets concerning fifty-two pasteboards? Read more

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