Poker Strategy

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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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Poker Forums

If you have bothered to look around, you may have noticed that there seem to be thousands of poker forums online. These range in size from very large, with thousands of people online every day, to very small with only a few posters, and of course every size in between. I used to spend a […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Pot Odds For Beginners

Though I have written about pot odds in the past, it has been a long time and it has always been a more technical discussion than we will be having today. Below is a method that I have not discussed before. I have never used this method for determining my pot odds, and it is […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

World Series of Poker 2006

Though the World Series of Poker, often abbreviated WSOP, is still a few months away, there are hundreds of satellite tournaments running both online and off for seats to the $10,000 buy in main event. This has already created a “buzz” that will continue to grow until the WSOP starts. Though all of the satellite tournaments […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Kids Playing Poker?

I teach a few classes at a local private college, where it is widely known that I play a great deal of poker. One of the other professors and I had an interesting conversation last week where the subject of my children came up, and if I thought it was the “right” thing to teach […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

No Limit Heads-Up Tournaments

I had the opportunity to play in my first heads-up no limit Texas holdem tournament this past week, and it was an interesting experience. This type of structure is fairly new in comparison to multi table Texas holdem tournaments, but has been around for a few years. Many of the same skills that are necessary […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Adjusting Play in Mid-Game

I have recently had the opportunity to play in a series of freeroll tournaments, and it has really helped me practice my skills at changing my playing style in the middle of a game, or “on the fly.” The ability to adjust your play quickly to changing circumstances is very important to your long-term profit […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

The Drunk, Obnoxious Opponent

If you have played in live poker rooms much at all, you have undoubtedly played against opponents that had too much to drink and opponents who were rude and/or obnoxious. The majority of opponents who appear to be drunk are highly profitable to play against, and if you can emotionally handle the rude players, most of them […]

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