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In poker, it’s important to keep improving your game so that you can move up in stakes. By carefully considering bankroll management, studying the player pool at your new level and approaching the bigger game with the right mindset, you can increase your chances for success.
In this week’s column, we look at tons of different ideas that govern how, when and why to double barrel on the turn in no-limit hold’em games.
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This week’s column details not one but two of the most critical poker training series I have ever put together.
The money bucket model allows you to understand the four different forms of equity that we’re going to cover here with instructive examples.
The key to table selection is having a good seat at a great table. Beware, there is such a thing as a bad seat at a great table. I primarily look at games with 6-8 players and a large pot size. I do this so I'm less likely to join a game that's already been filled. I...
Just as a counterargument to the 1bb an hour on the main page, it is true that in limit you cannot make as much as NL. However, I find the advantages of limit make in a viable choice over NL for many people. For one, limit is all about making the decision with the...
Straddling under the gun is sometimes done in live, loose poker games. When a player straddles, the blinds lose value, but every other position gains value. Because the pot will play about twice as large as normal, you should change your starting hand requirements to take account of the straddle.
The most repeated advice in poker. We’ve all heard it before. Position, Position, Position. The proof is in the pudding. Our statistics show that we win much more money on the button than we do UTG. But the advice to play in position is not very powerful when we have...
You can use our hand history converter to make your hands easier to view and share with other players. Poorly formatted walls of text make for difficult reading, but our converter will take your hand histories from a number of leading online poker rooms and improve their appearance.
In Texas Hold’em, you have to be prepared to face three-bets from the blinds when you try to steal them. By calling liberally in position and adding some four-bet bluffs to your ranges, you’ll be able to effectively combat resteals. But don’t over-adjust or you may just end up valuetowning yourself.
One of the things that a lot of people have a big misunderstanding about is the difference between equity and expected value. We're going to look at a few examples in this week's article that should help players to develop some clarity on this issue. We'll start with...
#2 Poor Table and Seat Selection Table Selection Table selection is an extremely important and overlooked aspect of playing winning poker. There's an age-old adage: “How would the world's 10th best player fare if he only played with the 9 players who were better than...
Establishing a set of routines to perform before you begin playing poker will produce long-term, positive results. By properly training your body, you’ll be able to condition your involuntary responses to make you calm, focused and ready to play whenever you want to.
As No Limit Hold’em continues to become tougher to beat, many players are turning to other games instead. In this article, we’ll go over the rules and outline simple strategies to help get you started in non-Hold’em poker games. Pot Limit Omaha has become the most popular “other” game.
90 minute session (2 parts). I attempt to fully explain my thought processes, and digress on hypotheticals during the idle time. Part 2 of...
Making things as easy and effective as possible is a major part of being a good poker player, and that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do with planning your hand after you read this week’s column.
Note - SPR stands for Stack to Pot Ratio. I think a lot of SPR importance is based solely on the texture of the games you are playing in. To say a general statement like "SPR of 13 is bad for top pair" would be wrong, since with aggressive history 13 is an...