Poker Strategy: Cash Games

When the value of your chips actually means something.

Tournaments may get all the TV time, but experienced poker pros know that cash games are where the steady money flows. Especially when deep stacked, cash game poker features subtle intricacies that just don’t come into play when you have only 20 big blinds or fewer. Whether you like six-max or nine-handed tables, you’ll find articles below to help you with your strategy. Learn all about putting your opponent on a range, bet sizing, bluffing, value betting, and the other considerations that today’s top players are familiar with. Our focus is on No Limit Texas Hold’em poker because it’s the most popular format, but we have articles on other poker variants too. Every improvement you make in your cash game strategy will reap rewards today and for the rest of your playing career, so don’t hesitate to improve your knowledge with the assistance of FTR.

Adjusting to Different Buy-in Levels

Going After Multi Tablers

the strategic implications of multi-tabling in poker, emphasizing that while multi-tabling can increase a player's earnings per hour, it also makes them more vulnerable to solid single-table players who can exploit the reduced attention and default strategies of multi-tablers
Cbets, HUD Reads and Problem Solving

Poker Starting Hands with Deep Stacks

Deciding what range of hole cards you’re going to play depends largely on your stack size. If your stack equals 60BB or less, you should aim to hit big pairs. If it’s between 60BB-150BB, you can play suited connectors and gappers. Above 150BB, you can play cards with flush or straight potential.
Adjusting to Different Buy-in Levels

Beating Small-Stakes Cash Games

challenges and misconceptions faced by skilled players when playing at lower stakes, emphasizing the importance of adjusting one's strategy, avoiding over-bluffing, and recognizing that advanced poker knowledge can sometimes be a hindrance in games where straightforward play is more effective against weaker opponent
Using Pot Control or Not

Using Pot Control or Not

the strategy of pot control in poker, highlighting the balance between extracting value from strong hands and managing the pot size, the challenges of pot control against skilled players, and the importance of balancing bluffs with value bets to avoid being too predictable
No Limit Betting

The Best Time to Bluff

Ever wonder what differentiates good bluffs from bad ones? This article explains the conditions that are the most ideal for you to pull off a bluff and the situations in which you’re least likely to succeed at bluffing. Your playing image and other factors determine when bluffing is a wise move.