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  • Exploiting Your Image
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Aug 13, 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…
  • Personal Attacks and the Check Raise
  • Posted by allabout on Aug 13, 2017
  • There's a weird school of thought that check-raising in live poker is unfriendly or ungentlemanly behavior. But it is merely just another tool in your strategic arsenal. It's usually not used to make a personal assault against an opponent. Use it to bet for value or bluff as usual.
  • Poker Ploys – Poker Tells & Poker Ploys
  • Posted by FlopTurnRiver on Aug 11, 2017
  • Basically, a poker ploy is a maneuver or strategy that a player utilizes to gain the advantage, and/or to win the pot. These poker ploys are techniques that you yourself can use to obtain information, and others may use against you to try and trick you. For example, if you…
  • Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Poker (Part 5)
  • Posted by chardrian on Aug 8, 2017
  • Big broadway hands are valuable in Limit Hold'em because of the chance of dominating an opponent who is playing worse hands. Suitedness adds to their value. Medium pocket pairs are also usually worth playing despite being often difficult to play properly.
  • Brick and Mortar/Live Poker Strategy
  • Posted by ChezJ on Aug 7, 2017
  • INTRODUCTION If you are an online player who’s about to try B&M poker for the first time, this sticky is meant for you. Unlike Brodie’s excellent article on B&M etiquette (a must-read), this one is intended to prepare you mentally for the unbelievable fishfest that you are about to encounter.…
  • Cues of the Shoes
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Aug 7, 2017
  • At the poker table, we watch for the flare of a nostril, the wink of an eyebrow, or the twitch hiding at the corner of an opponent's mouth. But the face, thanks in large part to our respective upbringings, is the least honest portion of our anatomy. We've been taught since infancy to mask our true emotions before they flicker across our countenance. So where, then, can we hope to glean the most truth from an enemy? The answer may surprise you.
  • Analyzing some WSOP Main Event Hands
  • Posted by chardrian on Aug 3, 2017
  • World Series of Poker action sees some talented players square off against each other. By examining the televised hands, we can often gain insights into excellent plays and boneheaded mistakes that the pros make. It's very important to extract as much value as you can with your monsters.
  • Fnord’s Brick and Mortar/Live Poker Guide for Online Players
  • Posted by Fnord on Aug 2, 2017
  • There are a few important principles to remember when transitioning to live poker play from the online tables. In live poker, you should try to maintain a fun, friendly image. You don't want the rest of the table to realize that you're playing serious poker. Beware of relying overmuch on tells.
  • The UTG Live Straddle
  • Posted by Fnord on Aug 2, 2017
  • Straddling under the gun is sometimes done in live, loose poker games. When a player straddles, the blinds lose value, but every other position gains value. Because the pot will play about twice as large as normal, you should change your starting hand requirements to take account of the straddle.
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