Big poker weekend winners

Congrats to Our Memorial Day Weekend Winners!

Congrats to our big weekend winners!!

We had a great weekend at Cafrino. Were you a part of it? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win a Level 10 invite!

$200.00 MyMaya
$100.00 8srbetr
$80.00 kckkp1999
$50.00 Capnvideo
$40.00 Rvnsfan
$40.00 Moonma49
$40.00 guesswhosgotit72
$35.00 tutough9301
$30.00 jtgusc
$30.00 tazbell23
$20.00 joehit
$20.00 kurtysdunkers
$20.00 roger127
$20.00 jttheman2014
$20.00 DoobieDude
$20.00 skunty4
$20.00 sixeyes
$20.00 Sumear
$20.00 tenecgal
$18.00 eazy52
$15.00 jttheman2014
$15.00 LanslowKreeg
$12.50 dynasti
$10.00 ED1562
$10.00 answerman
$10.00 Siriusgreen
$10.00 Daemon
$10.00 GRAMBANDIT
$10.00 mae1959
$10.00 gene3848
$10.00 h2opro
$10.00 bobzagjr

And special shout out to Saybree, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award (a free ticket to the next Level 10 game). Join us all week long for cash tournaments daily!

Cafrino Online Poker Tournaments

The Differences Between Online Poker Tournaments & Cash Games

The Differences Between Online Poker Tournaments & Cash Games

Are you familiar with online poker tournaments? There are a number of different poker games and betting variations, but there are also two major types of game formats: poker tournament play and cash games. Here is a list of the primary differences between the two:

In a cash game, you swap money for chips, and you’ll usually see a minimum and maximum amount to buy in, depending on the stakes. In tournaments, all players have to buy in for the same amount, and they all generally get the same number of chips for the online poker tournament.

In a real money poker game, everyone is at the same table. Online poker tournaments may take place on a single table, but they can also take place on multiple tables.

If you’re in a cash game, you can quit whenever you want and turn your chips back in for cash. A tournament does not end until one player has all of the chips. Players receive payouts on the basis on their overall finish.

If you’re in a cash game, the blinds are always the same for every hand, depending on the stakes. In tournaments, the blinds go up in price, such as increasing every 20 minutes. Cash games allow you to buy more chips if you run out. Once you’re out of chips in a tournament, you can’t get back in.

Now, let’s take a more detailed look at each of these two formats.

When you enter a tournament, you pay a set amount of money that includes a fee for the venue to keep. So you might enter a tournament that costs $50 and charges a $3 fee to play, so you pay $53. $50 goes into the tournament prize pool, while the $3 goes to the organization running the tournament. Then, you might get $2,500 in tournament chips – which you can’t swap out for cash. The blinds could begin at $10 and $20 and then go up every 15 or 20 minutes. The blinds go up so that you have to bet more instead of just sitting back and waiting for ideal cards. This format progresses when players are forced out, and the eventual winners emerge.

The number of winners generally depends on the number of entrants. If you have a $50 entry fee for a tournament, and there are 200 players, that creates a prize pool of $10,000. That might go to the last 10 players at the last table. First place would range between $3,000 and $5,000 (30 to 50 percent of the pool), with descending amounts for second, third, fourth, fifth and so on. This is just how they work – the exact numbers will vary from one tournament to the next. The tournament organizer gets to decide how many chips you get to start, the initial blind levels and the time before increasing blind costs.

Cash games are often where people first learn about poker. You’ll usually face a minimum buy-in to start, and if you’re entering a no-limit game there will also be a maximum buy-in at times. This really protects the players over time. No-limit or pot-limit cash games usually mandate that you buy in between 20 and 100 big blinds. So if you are joining a game with blinds of $1/$2, you could buy in for as little as $40, but it’s more common to see buy-ins at $200 or so.

If you’re playing at a fixed limit table, you generally have to buy in with at least 10 times the small bet. So if the game is $3/$6, you would have to put down at least $30 to buy in. Stakes and buy-in amounts will change from one place to the next. You can find cash games of all sizes, especially if you start looking for legal online poker tournaments.

Ready to put your skills on the line? You can practice as much as you need on the free online poker tables and get all the practice you need before making the transition to legal online poker sites.

Big poker weekend winners

This Week’s Big Winner List

This Week’s Big Winner List!!

Here is our Big Winner list. We had a great weekend at Cafrino. Were you a part of it? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win a Level 10 invite!

$200.00 TODD420
$100.00 KarmaGrind
$80.00 joehit
$50.00 8srbetr
$40.00 bugsmom
$40.00 chipohoey
$40.00 freewheelinguy
$35.00 chip123
$30.00 skyhawk42
$20.00 troutman
$20.00 DOC1977
$20.00 Winddrake13500
$20.00 jjjppp
$20.00 JonathanShea
$20.00 doublebass
$20.00 Anniewho3
$20.00 1quickster4u
$18.00 magicbowlbob
$15.00 tazbell23
$12.50 brokeherman
$10.00 RIGGED68
$10.00 WildG1773
$10.00 MadBrad
$10.00 RDT3866
$10.00 lineman1
$10.00 jjjppp
$10.00 HANDSofGAMBIT
$10.00 quietmike53

And special shout out to itsaces, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award (a free ticket to the next Level 10 game). Join us all week long for cash tournaments daily for your shot at making the Big Winner List! Are you ready to put your skills on the line?  Click here to check it out.

Good luck at the tables!

Big poker weekend winners

More big weekend poker winners!

Congrats to our big weekend poker winners!!

Our list of this weeks poker winners. We had a great weekend at Cafrino. Were you a part of it? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter posts for more chances to win a Level 10 invite!  Congrats to all of our big weekend poker winners! Online poker at it’s best!

$200.00 japanis15
$100.00 TomsBooKitty
$80.00 bigjohnnyo
$50.00 lanceboyle
$40.00 aapes1310
$40.00 shengher87
$40.00 skunty4
$35.00 MrMoss
$30.00 gomer111
$20.00 Blondie22
$20.00 johnstime
$20.00 DUNNBACK
$20.00 rost5280
$20.00 CaptNerve
$20.00 Highvoltage
$20.00 kyspyce
$20.00 MrMoss
$18.00 MCQ1369
$15.00 AirborneJumper
$12.50 poollady
$10.00 soxs50
$10.00 Laurel
$10.00 tazbell23
$10.00 Woomera
$10.00 jtgusc
$10.00 theghost14
$10.00 Soonerfan
$10.00 madman42

And special shout out to pschauf, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award (a free ticket to the next Level 10 game). Join us all week long for cash tournaments daily!

Are you ready to put your skills on the line? You can practice as much as you need on the free online poker tables and get all the practice you need before making the transition to legal online poker. Click here to check it out.

 

ways to stay off tile at the poker table

Poker Table: Easy Ways to Stay Off Tilt

Poker Table: Easy Ways to Stay Off Tilt

Going on tilt at the Poker Table is pretty much the last stop on the way to disaster. If your opponents can tell that you’re getting angry and distracted, then your play is going to start turning into a dumpster fire of disastrous proportions. The principle of every poker game is to win, and while losing the grip it’s sometimes understandable, getting mad isn’t going to help you win real cash at the poker table.

Of course, if someone else is on tilt at your table, you are probably going to love it and use it in your advantage. When you cause other people to fall off the table, you can rake in pots left and right. If it hits you, though, you are likely to leave empty-handed. So how can you avoid it?

Don’t stress over what you cannot change

Guess what? Even the best poker players suffer bad losses now and then. That’s why what you’re doing is called “gambling.” There is always a risk when playing real money poker— and with reward also comes the chance for failure. You know that losing is just a part of it, because you’ve taken your own lumps in the past. Even after a lot of practice (and after learning from your mistakes) there is just no way around the fact that you will occasionally take the big loss. The stronger a player you become, the fewer times this will happen, but it will happen to you now and then, no matter how big your shark fin has become. So when it happens, just grin and bear it, and get ready for the next hand.

Know when it’s time to sign off for some Z’s

A lot of the time, if you sit down to play and you’ve had plenty of sleep; it’s a lot easier to stay off tilt. People who are tired have higher levels of cortisol (the hormone that triggers when stress comes). This hormonal shift can make a loss you would normally shrug off into a catastrophe. If you’re playing short on sleep, you won’t make decisions at the same level of quality anyway, so you will lose more — and you’re more likely to find yourself on tilt.

To go up, you have to come down

There is no one who has seen their account balance simply climb up and up throughout their poker career. Even the sharks don’t win all the time — if that were true, tournament play simply wouldn’t work. This game is a marathon, and as long as you can come out ahead every now and then and slowly build up profit over the long haul, you’re doing well. You can’t worry about the progress in each and every poker game. If you just think about the bad situation going on right now, you will go nuts over time, and you won’t be able to play the way you want to. Instead, look at your poker career — not just this game — and the losses will fall into perspective instead of seeming like bottomless pits.

Are you ready to put your skills on the line? You can practice as much as you need on the free online poker tables and get all the practice you need before making the transition to legal online poker sites. Click here to check it out.