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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...
(This is a post I wrote a while back which I hope will be useful for newcomers to micro-stakes NL. It should be useful up to 25NL, but it's specifically aimed at the player of a few weeks' experience, who understands the basics, but doesn't know much strategy. I hope...
I'm going to try to tie this in as much as possible the points I made in my post on blind stealing, Blind Stealing 101. I think that for the people who don't already raise behind limpers often, it will be best if they think of it as an extension of blind stealing at...
Something I like to do, and what I always advocate people who seek poker help from me, is to break down the elements of poker so we can understand concepts behind them and further apply them. I feel like most of the problems with people stuck at low and midstakes is...
Check out all of the factors that go into post-draw play with drawing hands and how they affect range distributions.
Learning how to study post-flop tournament scenarios, especially push/fold scenarios, is important in the growth of an SNG player.
By using PokerTracker or Hold’em manager to review your play, you can make valuable improvements to your poker game. Interpreting statistics, reviewing hand histories and analyzing your opponents’ leaks are just three of the ways to use these tools to your advantage.
FTR Quick Tip: Helping you plug leaks in 5 minutes or less. Opponents who frequently call your 3-bets make it difficult for you to bluff...
Being able to calculate two or more EV equations at the same time is the focus of this week’s poker spreadsheet tutorial.
We’ve all fallen prey to the common ills of online poker – playing while you’re too tired, playing for too many hours, forgoing meals or hydration, or sitting at the table with too many thoughts swimming in our heads. Here are a few simple tips that are guaranteed to make you feel better at the digital felt.
In this video I play 2 tables of $5nl 6max without the use of a Heads-Up Display (HUD). This means I really have to pay attention and try...
FTR Quick Tip: Helping you plug leaks in 5 minutes or less. Here, we look at ways to exploit your opponents who often fold to 3-bets. They...
In my last post I gave an introduction of who I am and how I got to playing live small stakes limit poker. In this post I want to just jump into my actual guide of how to play. The best place to start is just in the basics. THE RAKE My local casino does not offer a...
In today’s tough poker games, you can’t just think about what cards your opponents have. You have to also consider what they think you have. By doing so, you can strengthen some of your ranges and weaken others depending on what kind of action you expect to face.
The math involved in poker analysis turns a lot of people off, but using spreadsheets can make life much easier.