Poker Strategy

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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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Satellite Tournaments

As the World Series of Poker has become more popular, the internet based poker rooms have started running satellite tournaments for entry into the main event almost as soon as the previous years series is completed. These satellite tournaments come in many different shapes and sizes, with buy-ins starting as low as a few cents at some rooms to […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Triple Draw

If you have read many of my past columns you know that I am an advocate of learning to play a wide range of poker variations. This past week I took a little of my own advice and sat down in a Triple Draw game for the first time. It was fun, but painful at […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

A Little Poker Trivia

I decided to play in a small tournament the other night and the following hand played out. I was amazed at many things within the hand, but the main one brought up a sort of trivia question, which I’ll get to after I tell you about the hand. A short time after the first break, […]

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