The poker kit you require varies depending upon what type of poker experience it is and what your goals are from the game.
Home Poker Kit
So you’ve decided to invite a few friends round and have a ‘boy’s night’ playing a spot of poker? Really the only poker kit you need for such an experience is a full deck of unmarked playing cards. You don’t even need money or poker chips to have a fun night – if you are happy gambling with matchsticks or something similar!
So the poker kit linked to a home poker game is all really just to set the scene and enhance the fun experience. The first thing you should be looking to buy for your poker kit collection is a nice box of poker chips. These can be found relatively cheap – starting at perhaps only £10. In larger boxes you will also find blind and dealer buttons, card dividers and sometimes even a green cloth to go over the table/surface.
For the more serious poker kit enthsiasts among you, you can buy poker table tops from many online stores. A good one with cup holders for your beer can be found starting from about £50. These poker table tops sit nicely on the kitchen table, or whatever playing surface you are using, and are easily stored away at the end of the game.
For the real pros, looking to have a borderline WSOP experience, why not invest in a full-size 10 seater table? This comes with professional surface, padded edges, cup holders, dealer trays and sturdy support stands. A table like this is really part of a games room, like a pool table, and you should be looking to pay over £400 for the experience.
Online Poker Kit
The person looking to buy online poker kit usually has quite different intentions. Tools exist in the online poker world to help you improve your skill level and become a profitable player. The two pieces of poker kit kit that you should be looking to own primarily is a good hand re-player tool – these can be found free online – and a poker HUD, or ‘heads-up display’.
The hand re-player will help you study your own game and find leaks or patterns in your play that can be improved upon. The poker HUD is a piece of software which connects to the poker site and reads the game – live. It provides you with stats and figures about the other players at the table and gives you more information to make better and more educated decisions during the game. A further piece of this software is the database, where all these stats are held. You can review this database to study your opponent’s tendencies and look for leaks in their game.
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