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  • Chardrian’s Guide to Small Stakes Live Poker (Part 4)
  • Posted by chardrian on May 21, 2017
  • It is finally time to start getting to the nitty gritty.  My previous posts have dealt more with getting you psychologically prepared for the game, and that is a very important part of the game, but most people reading this are likely to be more interested in finding some sort…
  • Personal Attacks and the Check Raise
  • Posted by allabout on May 12, 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.
  • Chardrian’s Guide to Live Small Stakes Limit Holdem (Part 7)
  • Posted by chardrian on May 10, 2017
  • When sitting in the blinds in Limit Hold'em poker games, you'll be getting a substantial discount to play your hand. This doesn't mean that you should play any two cards. You still need to consider how your hand's equity fares against your opponents' ranges.
  • Chip Stack/Stacking Poker Tells
  • Posted by FlopTurnRiver on May 4, 2017
  • There are many tells you can gain on your opponents even before you see them play a pot. How they stack their chips can give you some clues on how they are going to play. If you notice their chips are neatly stacked, and organized, you can probably assume they…
  • Chardrian’s Guide to Small Stakes Live Limit Poker (Part 8)
  • Posted by chardrian on Apr 28, 2017
  • When playing Limit Hold'em, it's important not to play too many hands. You'll want to carefully consider your raising and limping ranges depending on the tendencies of the other players. There's no use bluffing preflop -- you should enter the pot with solid value.
  • More Poker Tells and Reviews
  • Posted by FlopTurnRiver on Apr 27, 2017
  • When playing live poker, you can get important tells on your opponents by carefully paying attention to their movements and actions. Whenever players seem to deliberately go out of their way to give you information, the actual information is usually the opposite of what they're trying to tell you.
  • Babysitting Blunders: How Not to Treat New Players
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Apr 26, 2017
  • During my time at the tables, I've had a chance to observe an extensive amount of human behavior. Thanks to the growing popularity of the game, I'm seeing more and more diverse personalities sported by players operating on a variety of skill levels. But with the ever-expanding pool of competitors, I find many of my brothers and sisters who've been around for a while are forgetting some of the cardinal rules of the game. I'm talking, specifically, about the treatment of new players at the tables. It happens both at live events and when surfing through the online card rooms. There are veterans (and even more who think themselves to be veterans) who, by carrying themselves in a certain fashion, do themselves a disservice and consequently reduce their own level of play.
  • Exploiting Your Image
  • Posted by Carl Sampson on Apr 23, 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…
  • Cues of the Shoes
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Apr 23, 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.
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