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Welcome to FTR’s Poker Strategy section! We currently have 508 free Poker Strategy articles in our ever growing archive.

These strategy articles contain as much information as you would find in multiple poker books – for free! Make sure you take advantage of this free poker strategy and poker training, on all of the topics shown below. Whether you’re a beginner, seasoned professional, cash game grinder, or tournament specialist, there is something to help take your game to the next level.

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Categories in Poker Strategy

Beginner Poker

Beginner Poker

112 Articles
Basic strategy concepts to teach new players how to play poker.

Cash Games

Cash Games

58 Articles
When the value of your chips actually means something.

Heads Up

Heads Up

6 Articles
Learn how to battle and beat your opponents, mano y mano.

Limit Hold'em

Limit Hold'em

38 Articles
Strategy articles that help you bet, raise, 3-bet, and cap your bets.

Live Poker

Live Poker

38 Articles
Learn how to transition from online play to your local casino.

MTT

MTT

35 Articles
We teach you how to make the final table and lock up a big score.

No Limit Hold'em

No Limit Hold'em

182 Articles
What are the two most powerful words in poker? I’m all-in.

Omaha

Omaha

14 Articles
When two cards just aren’t enough.

Open Face Chinese

Open Face Chinese

4 Articles
Learn how to get those Queens up top for Fantasy Land.

Poker Dictionary

Poker Dictionary

1,236 Articles
Learn the lingo and terms used by poker players.

Poker Psychology

Poker Psychology

67 Articles
The power of the mind in poker: There is no spade.

Poker Rules

Poker Rules

14 Articles
The rules of the road. Learn how to play various forms of poker.

Poker Tools

Poker Tools

37 Articles
Improve your game by learning how to use the tools of the trade.

Poker Videos

Poker Videos

98 Articles
Watch and learn from the best in the world.

SNG

SNG

41 Articles
For the players who only have two decisions, shove or fold.

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Featured Poker Strategy Articles

Taking the Next Step

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.

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Tactics vs. Strategy (Part 1): The Study of Tactics in Poker

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.

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Bankroll Management 101

Bankroll Management Calculator Current Bankroll: Show Clear Cash — 100 BUY-INS Conservative — 40 BUY-INS Recommended — 20 BUY-INS Risky MTT — 100 BUY-INS Conservative — 75 BUY-INS Recommended — 40 BUY-INS Risky SnG — 75...
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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.

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The Psychology of Losing

You can’t win every hand or tournament when playing poker. But an extended losing streak can often have severe emotional repercussions that may compound over time, causing you to lose even more. Learn how to break out of the cycle and start winning again.

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ISF Theorem

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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Most Recent Articles in Poker Strategy

Sauce123 Common Mistakes & Strategy (6-Max $200 NLHE)

My first video. I tried to explain my thought process when going through every decision point in a hand and play in a non-standard way meant to exploit my opponents. I also tried to do some hand reading and point out some common mistakes of SSNL and MSNL players. Let me know what you think.

Blind Stealing 101

A few people have been posting stats threads lately and I’ve seen a trend that really needs to be addressed. Most of the people I’ve seen stats on are not stealing blinds nearly enough, and aren’t defending their blinds nearly enough. I’ve...

An Introduction to Game Theory in Poker

A reader-friendly, easy to understand explanation of game theory and its applications in poker. Explaining the differences between theoretical terms such as strategy, strategic options, domination and exploitation, the article teaches players how to use these principles to maximize their winnings.

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.

Interview with Max Steinberg, WSOP 2013

Interview with Max Steinberg, WSOP 2013 by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Rob “Hippy” King interviews recent WSOP Final Tablist Max Steinberg, about his WSOP so far, and how he feels going into the second half of the 2013 WSOP....

Jared Tendler AMA: Spotting & Preventing Tilt

Jared Tendler AMA: Spotting & Preventing Tilt by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Jared Tendler, author of the Mental Game of Poker, came to FTR recently to do an AMA where he answered our communities questions. This is the second of...

Vanessa Selbst Interview at EPT 9 London 2013

Vanessa Selbst Interview at EPT 9 London 2013 by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Vanessa talks about getting into Poker, her Civil Rights work and Poker Strategy with Rob “Hippy” King from FlopTurnRiver.com. Category: Interview...

Daniel Negreanu Interview at EPT 9 London 2013

Daniel Negreanu Interview at EPT 9 London 2013 by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Daniel Negreanu talks about his history as an outspoken commentator on the poker world, his thoughts about US regulation of online gaming, and the Full Tilt...

Gus Hansen Interview at EPT 9 London 2013

Gus Hansen Interview at EPT 9 London 2013 by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Gus Hansen talks about his recent online losses, what the future holds for him in Online Poker, and the Full Tilt Poker vs PokerStars heads up matchups with Rob...

Liv Boeree Interview at EPT 9 London 2013

Liv Boeree Interview at EPT 9 London 2013 by carlcarlsoniv | Aug 30, 2017 | FTR Interviews, Poker Videos Liv talks about her entry to the world of poker, her recent near misses with glory, and guitars with Rob “Hippy” King for FlopTurnRiver.com. Category:...