Poker Strategy: Cash Games
When the value of your chips actually means something.
Tournaments may get all the TV time, but experienced poker pros know that cash games are where the steady money flows. Especially when deep stacked, cash game poker features subtle intricacies that just don’t come into play when you have only 20 big blinds or fewer. Whether you like six-max or nine-handed tables, you’ll find articles below to help you with your strategy. Learn all about putting your opponent on a range, bet sizing, bluffing, value betting, and the other considerations that today’s top players are familiar with. Our focus is on No Limit Texas Hold’em poker because it’s the most popular format, but we have articles on other poker variants too. Every improvement you make in your cash game strategy will reap rewards today and for the rest of your playing career, so don’t hesitate to improve your knowledge with the assistance of FTR.
Featured Cash Games Articles
Most Recent Cash Games Articles
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...
We want to take a deeper look at open-limping pre-flop to see if it’s really as bad as its reputation in no-limit hold’em.
Most people don’t understand the relationship between inducing bluffs and value betting in the game of poker.
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.
We have the three major weaknesses that players have when dealing with pot odds and implied odds, but we’ll also show you how to correct them.
Check out all of the factors that go into post-draw play with drawing hands and how they affect range distributions.
By using the shortcuts we have developed over the course of this series, it’s not all that difficult to figure out what percentage of hands you’re playing in any given situation.
This week, we look at something that can be made very easy or very complicated: the ways to be dealt one-card draws.
Hand combinations for no-limit 2-7 single draw are much more complicated than hold’em, but they can be made relatively easy with this method.
If you like game theory or just learning to read opponents well, then no-limit 2-7 single draw is a game that you will absolutely love.
This is the fourth part in a series dealing with the key ideas that can be used to accelerate the process of gaining a feel for equities in different spots. In this week’s edition, we’re going to discuss some major cases for when the turn comes and how you...
In last week’s article, we looked at some of the reasons why equity isn’t the end-all, be-all of evaluating how two ranges will perform against each other. With that out of the way, we’re going to be able to get into the nitty gritty aspects of the...
One of the things that a lot of people have a big misunderstanding about is the difference between equity and expected value. We’re going to look at a few examples in this week’s article that should help players to develop some clarity on this issue....
In order to become a top No Limit Hold’em player, you need to learn to consider how different flops affect the equity of your range and your opponent’s range. It turns out that adding draws to a range on the flop doesn’t drastically lower that ranges equity.
Establishing a set of routines to perform before you begin playing poker will produce long-term, positive results. By properly training your body, you’ll be able to condition your involuntary responses to make you calm, focused and ready to play whenever you want to.