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## chardrian’s Beginner’s List of Poker Leaks

Poker is a complex, difficult game, so it's only natural for beginners to make a lot of errors. The problem is in identifying these errors -- if you knew what they were, you wouldn't be making them! Take a look at these common leaks to see if any of them are present in your game.

## chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Hold’em (part 12)

Betting for value is critical in any small-stakes, live Limit Hold'em cash game. We'll look at an example hand, changing a few variables around, to see under what circumstances we have a clear bet for value. It's important to keep making correct bets and raises without being results-oriented.

## chardrian’s True Value of AK

AK is, without a doubt, an excellent hand. It is ahead or flipping against every hand except AA and KK. Nevertheless, you should exercise caution with AK if there are multiple raises in front of you. If there are folds, limpers or a single raise in front of you, you should absolutely play it.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 2)

the importance of understanding the rake, recognizing that limit poker is inherently mathematical, consistently tracking the pot size, and making decisions based on pot odds and equity percentages

## Chardrian’s Guide to Small Stakes Live Limit Poker (Part 8)

When playing Limit Hold'em, it's important not to play too many hands. You'll want to carefully consider your raising and limping ranges depending on the tendencies of the other players. There's no use bluffing preflop -- you should enter the pot with solid value.

## chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 10)

When playing live Limit Texas Hold'em, you'll need to know how many outs you have when drawing. Sometimes, this is easy, but if your outs are not to the nuts, you'll need to learn how to estimate and discount them. Don't forget to include your backdoor draws.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 3)

delves into the common characteristics of small stakes games, emphasizing that most players in these games are loose and passive, often attributing outcomes to luck rather than skill and suffering from the "monster under the bed syndrome.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Holdem (Part 7)

When sitting in the blinds in Limit Hold'em poker games, you'll be getting a substantial discount to play your hand. This doesn't mean that you should play any two cards. You still need to consider how your hand's equity fares against your opponents' ranges.

## chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Hold’em (Part 13)

In brick-and-mortar Limit Hold'em ring games, you'll often have an equity edge preflop even with an unmade hand. In these spots, you have to be prepared to make the +EV decision and raise. You're leaving too much money on the table if you just call in these situations.

Chardrian's rebuy tournament strategy in poker, emphasizing the importance of aggressive play during the rebuy period and adjusting tactics based on opponents and stack sizes

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 1)

first part of a guide to playing live small stakes limit poker, sharing the author's personal journey from law school to becoming a full-time poker player

## chardrian’s Analysis of a \$26 Freezeout

Sometimes, it's valuable to go over your completed poker tournaments with a hand-history viewer to analyze spots that you are unsure about and identify errors in play. You can use a replayer that automatically cuts out hands that you folded preflop so that you can focus on the important hands.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Small Stakes Live Poker (Part 4)

the importance of understanding hand strength and provides guidelines for starting hand preflop play, cautioning players against strictly adhering to charts and underscoring the significance of raising with big hands like AA-TT and AK to maximize expected value

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 5)

Big broadway hands are valuable in Limit Hold'em because of the chance of dominating an opponent who is playing worse hands. Suitedness adds to their value. Medium pocket pairs are also usually worth playing despite being often difficult to play properly.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Small Stakes Live Limit Poker (Part 9)

In live, low-stakes Limit Hold'em games, you'll want to pay careful attention to the size of the pot. Postflop, you'll need to know what pot odds you're facing whenever you're considering making a call. Be sure to know how much equity you need to call a given bet size.

## chardrian’s Guide to Live Smallstakes Limit Hold’em (Part 11)

When drawing at hands in Limit Hold'em, you need to consider not just your pot odds, but your implied odds as well. This means that you'll have to estimate how likely it is that your opponents give you action after you make your hand. Don't use this as an excuse to draw against terrible odds.

## Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 6)

Small broadway hands are sometimes playable in Limit Hold'em. Suitedness greatly increases their playability, and there are many cases where you should fold them if unsuited. Small pocket pairs should be played almost exclusively for set value, which means you want a multiway pot.

## How to Determine Whether or Not to Call an All-in Bet

A tricky spot in poker tournaments is deciding whether to call when your opponent has gone all-in. You need to carefully consider the pot odds to determine how much equity you need to proceed. Then compare your hand against his range to find out if you have the needed equity.

## FlopTurnRiver’s Mark Meloche Deep in Main Event

The World Series of Poker Main Event is starting to get personal for FlopTurnRiver as, with slightly under eighty players still remaining, our very own Mark Meloche is fighting for the bracelet. Day seven kicks off tomorrow and he’ll have no shortage of...

## FlopTurnRiver.com Hits One Million Post Milestone

This past weekend FlopTurnRiver.com hit one million posts. The one millionth post solidifies FTR’s spot amongst the elite poker forums. Veteran posters have seen their careers thrive. Prolific posters Adrian “Chardrian” Dressel-Velasquez and Max...

## Two FlopTurnRiver.com Members Come Close to WSOP Bracelets

Two veteran members of FlopTurnRiver.com nearly clenched WSOP titles this past weekend. First, Max Steinberg finished runner-up in WSOP Event 8, \$1500 No Limit Hold ‘Em. Max is a prolific member and can be found posting under the name Numbr2intheWorld....

## Sunday Tournament Report 6/6/2010

With the 2010 World Series of Poker in full swing out in Las Vegas, online tournaments have seen a lot of their participants leave the virtual felt for the real deal at the Rio Casino.  This blog is typically reserved for online poker talk only, but while many of the...

## Sunday Tournament Report 2/7/2010

Ever wonder what could slow down online tournaments? Well, keep wondering, as even the Super Bowl could not stop the Sunday Majors from huge fields and big prize pools. Online poker did quite a smart thing last week when both sites managed to run record-breaking...

## Anthony Harb runs over the field; claims Bracelet in 2009 WSOP Event #11

Tons of big names showed up for this one, including Hellmuth, Clouthier, McEvoy and Channing. But a relative unknown went home with the biggest money prize, the bracelet and the bragging rights. Anthony Harb came on top of the field of 1,646 each of whom paid \$2,000...

## Sunday Tournament Report 1/18/2009

Online tournaments appear to be gaining momentum as this Sunday was another big day with many tournaments easily exceeding their guarantees.  The major attraction of the day was the Full Tilt \$1,000,000 guarantee tournament.  This \$500+\$35 buy-in event took the place...

## Sunday Tournament Report 10/26/2008

Another Tournament-filled Sunday is in the books, and with tons of large guarantees and six-figure scores available there were plenty of tournament grinders on hand looking for that one big score.  This is the last Sunday of the month, and with that brings a few...

## Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-19

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series continued with event 19, which was a \$216 buy-in and the name of the game was no-limit hold’em. The \$200 no-limit tournaments online today are the standard for most high stake players, so I expected this event to crush the...

## FTR Gauntlet VI Game 20 Summary

With only 5 games left, many people have reached the end of their Gauntlet VI tournaments. Game 20 said goodbye to one more and said hello to a few others. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register....

## FTR Gauntlet VI Game 19 Summary

It was game 19 of the 6th season of the Gauntlet, and everyone came ready to spew chips left at right. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk...

## FTR Gauntlet VI Game 18 Summary

Game 18 in season 6 of the FTR Gauntlet kicked off on Wednesday Nov 28, and everyone was ready from some fast action! If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league...

## FTR Gauntlet VI Game 12 Summary

It is mid-season here at the FTR Gauntlet. Game 12 of 24 hit the felt on 11/7 and 19 players felt they were destined for victory. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own...