Most Recent Articles by Carl Sampson

  • Playing in Tough Limit Holdem Games
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 18, 2017
  • As a low stakes limit Hold’em player looking to progress towards higher stakes, you are going to encounter some very aggressive games and some very strong players. There are clear indications now that value in middle limit is drying up or has already dried up. A few years ago you…
  • Exploiting Your Image
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 17, 2017
  • Whether you are playing live poker or online poker it really makes no difference, your opponents will still be watching how you play. If you think that low-stakes online players be it at limit, no-limit or whatever do not fit into this category then think again. They may be unsophisticated…
  • Typical Players in Small Stakes NLHE
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 13, 2017
  • There are many players in the online poker community who use some sort of tracking software. I have never been one to go with the masses and while others have been knocking themselves out using PokerTracker or Hold’em manager, I have and will always continue to use Poker Office ,which…
  • Three Barrelling Bad Regs
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 10, 2017
  • A few months ago when I was participating in my NL50 poker challenge, it soon become apparent that there were an awful lot of bad regs at this level in both six max and full-ring, but especially six max. In any form of poker, the fewer players that there is…
  • Mindset, Technique and Money Management
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 9, 2017
  • I am going to reveal something that I think is of immense use to any poker player. While it is critical to know how to play the game well, this is only a tiny part of being a successful poker player. Playing poker has so many similarities to financial trading…
  • Game Flow in No-Limit Hold’em Cash Games
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 7, 2017
  • Over the years, many people have asked me for advice on what is the “perfect” strategy for certain types of games. I think people get somewhat seduced by the thought that something as complex as poker can be simplified to a few basic strategies that can be easily executed. Do…
  • Finding the Fish, if Only Life Were That Easy!
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Jun 1, 2017
  • Actually, I almost didn’t write this article simply because I thought that writing it might be a waste of time. The reason being is that the vast majority of players who read this will probably, through a combination of conceit and egotism, think that I am not referring to them.…
  • Just Where Will Online Poker End Up?
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on May 29, 2017
  • As a follow on to the article that I wrote a few weeks ago regarding the likelihood of cheating in online poker increasing through necessity, here I want to talk about the effects of coaching sites, training tools and other types of software that all enable people to become far…
  • Being Three Bet by Aggressive Players
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on May 29, 2017
  • Let’s face it, we all know how important aggression is in poker. But years ago I used to remark how easy it was to be aggressive and that anyone could do it. If I told a novice player to empty the clip every time he entered a pot then his…
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