Top Hold ‘Em at Home Posts from 2013

{ NOTE: The Hold ‘Em at Home gang will be taking a break while the Pro AI level1 of THETA Poker Pro nears completion. For the next few months, please enjoy meta-posts like this one. Maybe you’ll discover an interesting post you hadn’t seen before or reread an old favorite… }

I started the Hold ‘Em at Home blog on January 31, 2013. Full of enthusiasm, overflowing with ideas, and dreading the emptiness of the blog, I posted an article every day for the first month before switching to every weekday for six weeks. Since then, I’ve posted one article a week early each Friday.

The topics have varied greatly, but every article has been about Texas Hold ‘Em in some way. I thought by looking at the most popular articles, I could discover what areas I should focus on, but the fact is that you readers do like a wide range of subject matter. Here are the most popular posts that I published in the first 11 months:

Most Popular 2013 Hold ‘Em at Home Blog Posts

Rank Post Title (with link to post)
1 Stan’s Lists – Poker Player Nicknames Explained
2 Texas Hold ‘Em Odds from 1 to 52
3 Stan’s Lists – English Idioms from Poker
4 Rounders First Hand
5 Stan’s Lists – Chip Tricks
6 Rounders Last Hand
7 Stan’s Lists – Poker Player Catchphrases
8 The Most Famous Hold ‘Em Hand
9 A New Game in Town – THETA Poker Pro
10 A Decade After Chris Moneymaker

The number one post isn’t a surprise, as everyone likes to know where nicknames come from. But number two is a bit of a head-scratcher as that post has almost no useful content (or rather, the information is too hodgepodge to be of much use). I understand that lots of people search for phrases like “Texas Hold ‘Em Odds”, but my article currently only ranks #39 on Google (#135 on Bing); how many people tap on links at the bottom of the fourth page of search results?


  1. The Pro skill level is mostly about hand reading, as you may have deduced from recent posts.


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