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Win MTT Poker 13 – Improving Your Game
Point 39: Implied Odds A good portion of any reason to call a bet or raise is the estimated odds of being able to achieve a pile of chips should you be lucky enough to hit a monster of hand. The obvious question becomes, how does one estimate these odds accurately...
[FTR Quick Tip 012] Hand History Review
FTR Quick Tip: Helping you plug leaks in 5 minutes or less. In this video we look at a couple of hand histories played by members of FlopTurnRiver. There are a wide array of options that you have for any given decision at the poker tables. We will look at many of...
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Knowing how and when to semi-bluff can increase your poker winnings. The advantages of semi-bluffing include you being able to control the pot, force your opponents to fold, slow the action and win big pots. With so many benefits, semi-bluffing needs to be incorporated into your playing regime!
[FTR Quick Tip 009] Isolating Limpers
FTR Quick Tip: Helping you plug leaks in 5 minutes or less. Use selective aggression and position to punish players who limp at the poker table. By observing your opponents' tendencies, you will be able to formulate a strategy to exploit their errors. Raising only...
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.
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In our final installment of this series, we look at how strategic and tactics are related and other resources for continuing your study.
chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Hold’em (part 12)
Betting for value is critical in any small-stakes, live Limit Hold’em cash game. We’ll look at an example hand, changing a few variables around, to see under what circumstances we have a clear bet for value. It’s important to keep making correct bets and raises without being results-oriented.
Study Poker With Spreadsheets (Part 1): The Basics
The math involved in poker analysis turns a lot of people off, but using spreadsheets can make life much easier.
3 Extremely Useful Methods to Recognizing a Read
Goal: to know the cards of your opponent. If you can obtain that information (through legal and accepted means!), you are on your way to making a lot of money. The study of reading your opponent is a never ending endeavor, because making your reads is going to be...
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In this video I decide to play 4 tables of $5nl Full Ring on PokerStars. I go over a lot of topics for postflop play including note-taking,...
Leading the Flop and the Relationships to Continuation Betting
Leading the flop when you were not the pre-flop aggressor is very similar to continuation betting. You have a range, your opponent has a range, and you have now made a bet that your opponent will have to react to. However, there is another relationship that leading on...
vqc’s Sit-n-Go Poker Moves & Plays
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How to Decide Which Hands to 3-Bet for Value Pre-Flop
If you want to learn about how to 3-bet for value before you see the flop, you’ve found the right article. This will teach you how to 3-bet and when it’s appropriate to do so. You’ll also learn about your 3-betting range, calling range, folding range and why they are critical to your success.
6 Max 2-Table by Renton High Stakes $400 – Part 1
90 minute session (2 parts). I attempt to fully explain my thought processes, and digress on hypotheticals during the idle time. Part 1 of...