Poker Strategy

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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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Chopping the Blinds

As I was browsing the Internet for poker information recently, I ran across a page about chopping the blinds. I don’t chop, even when the room where I am playing allows it, but there is nothing wrong with it, as long as you keep it consistent. If you aren’t familiar with the term, you have […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Limping with Aces

I do not recommend limping with pocket Aces with the exception of a few very specific situations and I almost never limp with them, because it seems every time I do, it comes back to bite me. However, I was in a no limit Texas holdem game a few days ago where the following situation came up. […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Inducing a Bluff

One of the most underrated and overlooked skills in Texas holdem, particularly no limit Texas hold em, is getting an opponent to bluff at a pot when you have a better hand. In many situations, if you bet a player with a very poor hand will fold, but if you play the hand correctly, you may […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Poker vs. Video Poker

My wife enjoys playing the slot machines, a little too much in my opinion, and as most of us know, they drain your bankroll pretty quickly, sometimes as much as 10% of every dollar played. She also plays poker, mostly Texas hold em, so I decided to teach her how to play video poker so she […]

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