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In my last post I gave an introduction of who I am and how I got to playing live small stakes limit poker. In this post I want to just jump into my actual guide of how to play. The best place to start is just in the basics. THE RAKE My local casino does not offer a...
In today’s tough poker games, you can’t just think about what cards your opponents have. You have to also consider what they think you have. By doing so, you can strengthen some of your ranges and weaken others depending on what kind of action you expect to face.
After familiarizing yourself with key poker fundamentals such as bankroll management, positional awareness, and aggression, there are a few other aspects of your game you can improve to take the next step in your poker playing career. One of the best ways to improve...
The math involved in poker analysis turns a lot of people off, but using spreadsheets can make life much easier.
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.
If you read my posts in the forums, you’ll notice I’ll throw around this word manipulation without too much explanation. In my earlier blog, I did write an article about manipulation where I talked about it in terms of bet sizing. Well, my old blog is gone now, and as...
Bubble play in multi-table SNGs is often fraught with peril. If you play either too loose or too tight, you’re throwing away equity. You need to think carefully to identify who you can exploit and how to avoid being exploited by others.
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We have to consider the alternative to the aggressive option a lot of the time if we want to make sure that we’re making the best plays possible.
The study of tactical play in poker is about figuring out which plays are likely to work well against certain player types and against the field as a whole.
Many people are contemplating getting started in low-stakes SNGs. By following a few tips for what to do at the tables and what to avoid, you’ll be well on your way to success. While you’ll want to consider each decision separately, these guidelines will serve you well as you get started.
If you like getting paid, then you’ll love this real life brain hack that allows you to start every single poker session with a high level of focus.
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.
Point 6 Be a Big Picture Person. As I am writing this today, I have failed to place in the last 16 MTT's I have played. Not 1 dollar, nothing, natta, zippo. Not a very good feeling. I did get and 2 and a 6th on Sunday that paid quite nicely, but those emotions do not...
Beginners generally have trouble knowing how much to bet when they hit a hand. For the most part they know to "take away the other guy's pot odds," but there's more to betting than that. Because... tell me if this happens to you... You have AK in early position. You...