Poker Strategy

Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Internet Poker Tournaments

A good friend of mine plays in at least one poker tournament every week online with a buy in over $100 and he has been trying to get me to play in them with him for quite some time. I have never been a great tournament poker player so I have avoided playing until recently. I […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Troubles in Limit Holdem

I recently had quite a long run of poor results at the limit holdem tables, and it took me a long time to figure out what the problem was. Because there are extended up and down streaks in poker, it is often easy to just assume that you are in a down swing instead of realizing […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Did Phil Ivey make a mistake?

I was watching a poker tournament on television last night when the following situation came up. It was down to two handed with Barry Greenstein and Phil Ivey, and Greenstein had a very large chip lead with the blinds quickly eating away at Ivey’s stack. Ivey was dealt Q 2 off suit and Greenstein moved all […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

All-In or Fold SitNGo Strategy

One of the areas of my poker game that is lacking is my sit and go abilities. I have tried many different strategies, and continually attempt to improve, but continue to struggle. A friend of mine, who happens to be a very good poker player, suggested one of the most interesting strategies that I have […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Beware the Early Position Limper

In no limit Texas holdem play; I am always concerned about players from early position who limp into the pot. In my experience, there are two kinds of hands that do this, assuming that the player in question is an average player or better. The first type of hand is a drawing hand that has […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Ace High on the River

Though it isn’t often the path to higher profits at the poker table, there are certain situations where it is correct to call a bet on the river with only an Ace high hand. This usually happens in a limit game, but I have seen professional players make similar calls in no limit tournament play. […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

WSOP Qualifiers

Though the main event at this years World Series of Poker is still a couple months away, I decided it was time to start playing in a few satellite tournaments. So I started looking at the offerings of many of the online poker rooms to find the tournaments that gave me the best chance to advance. In […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

New Players’ Unpredictability

One of the areas of my game that requires constant watch over is the way my current opponents are playing and my estimate of their abilities. I play in a wide range of games, from the lowest limits, filled with players who act like they have never seen a Texas holdem game, up to games […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Learn When to Quit

So much of the poker information that I talk about here in the Poker Column every week touches on the psychological aspects of the game, that you would think that I would recognize when I am not mentally prepared to sit down at a poker table. Sadly, this is not the case. I must maintain a […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

You Must Raise with AA Pre Flop

Yes, 100% of the time, you must raise pre flop with AA. I am sure that I have covered this somewhere before, but it is so important that I felt a refresher was in order. The reason this subject came to mind again was a limit game I was playing in recently. It was an […]

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