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This article will walk through an example poker hand, showing you how the equity of Hero’s hand stacks up against Villain’s range on every street. By learning to get a feel for the equities of different ranges, you’ll be able to make superior decisions at the tables.
PLO is growing in popularity because it affords recreational players the chance to gamble, and it gives skilled players a pretty large edge. Keep reading to find out the best starting hands and learn the effects that the pot-limit betting structure has.
Players will give off certain and more precise tells when they are bluffing. Although it may matter on the player themselves, there are some general tells that Caro talks about that apply at the poker table. Smoking Even though smoking is banned in almost every poker...
Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 4 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. Position Cards SB BB 3 D AA 1.99 1.97 1.92 2.10 KK...
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo has become popular due to its prevalence not only at dedicated Omaha Hi/Lo tables, but also in mixed games like HORSE. Half the pot is awarded at showdown to the high hand, and half is awarded to the best qualifying low hand.
In brick-and-mortar Limit Hold’em ring games, you’ll often have an equity edge preflop even with an unmade hand. In these spots, you have to be prepared to make the +EV decision and raise. You’re leaving too much money on the table if you just call in these situations.
AJ in MP with 20 BBs in MTT – Hand of the Week 1A by carlcarlsoniv | Jul 9, 2018 | Poker Videos Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailLinkEmbedCopy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. This is the start of a new video series called Hand of the Week. In...
In an article from a few months ago, I explained the real differences between draws and made hands. In summary, draws and made hands weren’t simply names for hands, but actually each of them have certain equity qualities versus different ranges. Made hands were then...
Danny & Max Steinberg 6 Max Strategy & Concepts ($200nl Cash Game) by carlcarlsoniv | Jul 9, 2018 | Featured Poker Videos, Poker Videos In this two part video, you will hear Danny (ISF) and Max (Massimo) Steinberg talking about hands and our thought processes...
All serious poker players are familiar with the idea of tilt. Tilt is a change, for the worse, in our poker play due to emotions. Most players recognize tilt as a negative reaction to play on the felt: a bad beat, a cooler, or even winning a large amount of money can...
There are big differences between low-stakes MTTs and tournaments at higher levels. In larger tourneys, there are fewer loose-passive players and more tight-aggressive opponents. It’s important to be able to mix up your ranges a bit so that you can’t be easily read.
In this week’s article, we cover a number of adjustments to make in multiway pots along with the math that proves these are the right adjustments.
When playing heads-up No Limit Hold’em poker, you need to modify the strategies that you would use at larger tables. Remember to focus on every hand and adjust to the specific player you’re up against, because every hand you play will be against him or her.
Making goals in Limit Holdem is very important in order to progress your game. Your goal for these microlimit Holdem poker games shouldn’t be to get rich quick, because it WON’T happen. You are here to learn the game and deal with the bad beats and...
Talking about making adjustments to your play is easier than actually making them at the table. Read through this example of how to make an adjustment to learn how to pull them off when you’re playing. Studying examples of successful adjustments will help you learn to execute them under pressure.