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Why is SPR Important?

Why is SPR Important?

the significance of the Stack to Pot Ratio (SPR) in poker, emphasizing that its importance varies based on game texture and player dynamics, and discusses the intricacies of SPR in relation to aggressive history, game strategy, and the challenges of certain bet sizes in various game situations, highlighting the nuanced nature of SPR in decision-making
Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

We've all fallen prey to the common ills of online poker – playing while you're too tired, playing for too many hours, forgoing meals or hydration, or sitting at the table with too many thoughts swimming in our heads. Here are a few simple tips that are guaranteed to make you feel better at the digital felt.
Razz Rules

Razz Rules

Razz is a form of poker very similar to 7 Card Stud. The difference is that you're playing for low instead of high. A "wheel" consists of A2345 and is the best possible hand. Straights and flushes don't count against your low hand here.
Rules for Table Selection

Does Your Poker Game Suit You?

the importance of selecting a poker game type that aligns with one's personality and preferences, highlighting that success in poker is not just about mastering the game's mechanics but also about finding a format that resonates with the player's mindset, ensuring both enjoyment and profitability
3 Extremely Useful Methods to Recognizing a Read

While Waiting Poker Tells

insights into reading opponents' body language and actions when it's your turn to act in a poker game, covering topics like identifying potential openers, raisers, and bluffers, as well as understanding subtle cues that can indicate a player's intentions
Before Moving to $3/6

Before Moving to $3/6

several strategic poker plays that players should be familiar with before advancing to higher stakes, emphasizing the importance of understanding and effectively utilizing these plays to maximize profitability and outmaneuver opponents in various game situations
Razz Rules

Texas Holdem Rules

Before playing any type of poker, you need to know the rules of the game. Texas Hold'em is the most popular type of poker, so you should learn its rules first. There are four rounds of betting and three common betting structures that you need to be aware of.
Before Moving to $3/6

Pot Equity Edge (LHE)

In Limit Hold'em, you'll often have a pot equity edge, even with less than 50% equity, if there are many players in the hand. If you can get them to keep putting chips in the pot, you should probably raise with such an edge. If some of them will fold, though, you should probably just call.
3 Extremely Useful Methods to Recognizing a Read

Babysitting Blunders: How Not to Treat New Players

During my time at the tables, I've had a chance to observe an extensive amount of human behavior. Thanks to the growing popularity of the game, I'm seeing more and more diverse personalities sported by players operating on a variety of skill levels. But with the ever-expanding pool of competitors, I find many of my brothers and sisters who've been around for a while are forgetting some of the cardinal rules of the game. I'm talking, specifically, about the treatment of new players at the tables. It happens both at live events and when surfing through the online card rooms. There are veterans (and even more who think themselves to be veterans) who, by carrying themselves in a certain fashion, do themselves a disservice and consequently reduce their own level of play.
Michael1123’s Multi-Table Tournament Strategy

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.
Razz Rules

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo Rules

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo is an exciting variant on normal 7 Card Stud play. In this split-pot format, players can win the high half of the pot, the low half of the pot or scoop the entire pot. Beware of getting quartered though! It can be costly.
Razz Rules

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud was "the" game before Texas Hold'em became popular. Though it has been surpassed in popularity, there are still many players who enjoy 7 Card Stud. With neither community cards nor flops, the dynamics of the game are very different from what you may be used to.
Poker Discipline

Avoiding Tilt

the significance of recognizing and avoiding tilt in poker, emphasizing the importance of taking breaks, understanding the emotional triggers, and implementing strategies to maintain optimal gameplay and mental well-being
The General Theory Behind Inducing Bluffs in Poker

An Introduction to Game Theory in Poker

A reader-friendly, easy to understand explanation of game theory and its applications in poker. Explaining the differences between theoretical terms such as strategy, strategic options, domination and exploitation, the article teaches players how to use these principles to maximize their winnings.
Biggest Money Making Secret in Poker

When the Game is Good……

When things are good at the table, you are winning money hand-over-fist! The key to keeping this rush or lucky streak going is to keep playing for as long as possible! Don’t set an end-time or pre-set a certain amount of winnings that will trigger the end of your session – just keep grinding!
Razz Rules

5 Card Draw Rules

5 Card Draw is a game that's familiar to many poker players through fondly remembered games around the kitchen table. With only two betting rounds and the possibility of replacing cards you don't like, the game is completely different from Texas Hold'em.
Playing Small Pairs in NL Full Ring

Thoughts on Small Pairs in MTTs

There are only a few situations in poker tournaments where small pocket pairs are valuable. You can try to set-mine if stacks are deep. If stacks are short, you may be able to go all-in with small pocket pairs and still have good equity against typical calling ranges.