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Beating 6 Max No Limit Holdem by Sauce123
Six-max poker tables offer excitement but require a different style of play than full-ring games. You will want to remain reasonable with your opening ranges, but three-bet liberally. You should c-bet a lot, but be more cautious on future streets.
Amazingly, when I was high yesterday from some horrible weed, I came to a breakthrough thought in my poker game. I called sauce up and explained to him what I just realized and he had no idea why it was so amazing. It took me awhile, but then I realized that the...
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Learning the Other Games
Even if you’ve never played anything but Texas Hold’em, there are universal poker principles that will make it easy for you to learn how to play other variants of the game before you master them. Your position, seat selection and bankroll management are critical when you are picking up a new game.
Finding the Motivation to Improve at Poker
Poker motivation can be difficult to find to say the least, and having a strong support system is one of the best ways to keep pushing forward.
FTR SNG Strategy: Thin River Value
In a new series dedicated to Sit & Go poker strategy, FTR member, Artur, discusses two hands from his session which have some river...
Win MTT Poker 06 – Ace on Turn, When to Fold
Point 18: Ace on the Turn and Chips to Burn. This situation comes up about a couple of times per tourney. You have a hand where you have a late position bettor or raiser on the flop. You call the see the turn and here comes the big over card to the board. You check to...
An Introduction to Abstract Thought in Poker (Part 2)
Being able to think a little abstractly about the learning process in poker will help you to see the big picture instead of being stuck in the short term.
Online Poker Multi-Tabling Strategy
When is a good time to start Multi-Tabling? Playing multiple tables has pretty much become the norm for online poker players. Actually, it's a necessity for serious players looking to build up a bankroll or wanting to earn some regular extra spending cash. This is...
How the Games Have Changed
It's common knowledge that the games of 2010 are much different than the pre-legislation games back in 2006. When the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed nearly four years ago the games online were booming. Full of fish and with plenty of money to be...
Cues of the Shoes
At the poker table, we watch for the flare of a nostril, the wink of an eyebrow, or the twitch hiding at the corner of an opponent’s mouth. But the face, thanks in large part to our respective upbringings, is the least honest portion of our anatomy. We’ve been taught since infancy to mask our true emotions before they flicker across our countenance.
So where, then, can we hope to glean the most truth from an enemy? The answer may surprise you.
The Basic Concepts that Drive Continuation Betting
When it comes to continuation betting, your table position and the strength of your hole cards are even more important than the flop itself. By carefully considering these two factors in the context of how your opponent plays, you’ll be able to determine when you should make a continuation bet.
Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 1)
Ok, to start this off, I figured it would be a good idea to give a little background about myself. I was a 2nd year law student at the University of Wisconsin when the poker boom began in 2003. Like many young(ish) males at the time, I got caught up in the wave of...
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.
Away From the Felt
There are a lot of factors that go into becoming a winning poker player that do not happen while you are actually playing the game. Whether playing for fun, to earn a bit of side money, or professionally, there are many things one can do to improve their play while...
Danny & Max Steinberg 6 Max Strategy & Concepts ($200nl Cash Game)
In this two part video, you will hear Danny (ISF) and Max (Massimo) Steinberg talking about hands and our thought processes as we go...
When It’s Safe to Bet Poker Tells
In poker, you need to know when it is safe to bet and when it is dangerous. Caro even says that you cannot study this enough because he feels this is where half the profit is going to come from by concentrating on tells. Before you make a bet it would be a smart idea...
Studying Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 3): Semi-Bluffing Calculations
This week, we look at even more complicated scenarios and strategies on how to keep your poker spreadsheets organized and mistake-free.