Poker Strategy

Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Fold equity

Though I have mentioned it in passing before, I wanted to discuss the concept of fold equity in more detail, as it is an important concept in no limit Texas holdem play. Fold equity is when your chip stack gets low in a tournament; it reaches a point that you don’t have enough chips to force […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Tournaments or ring games?

Are you a tournament or ring game player? This is such an interesting question to me that I felt it was necessary to write a column about it. Like the great majority of players, especially newer players to the game of poker, I used to say Both. However, over the past few years I have […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Disregarding stakes

I have written in the past a little advice about progressing from a recreational poker player to the professional ranks, but I only touched on what is probably the most important aspect of the professional players play beyond their ability. The best players are able to completely disregard the stakes, or amount of money in play. […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Overplaying small pairs

I entered a small no limit Texas holdem tournament the other night and on the very first hand the following situation came up. I was in middle position with a suited A2 and limped into the pot. The next two players also limped as well as the blinds, so five of us saw the flop. […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Dominating a table

When I watch poker tournaments on television, I often see a player that is dominating a table. All of the action at the table appears to involve their decisions within a hand. Even when they fold, they have controlled the hand to some degree. Every decision made by their opponents takes into account if they have […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Large pots vs. small pots

The great majority of players make decisions at the poker table without considering the size of the pot. This is a large leak in their game, and can be the difference between turning a profit at the tables and not. There are many situations when it is extremely important to know the size of the pot, […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Betting a drawing hand?

One common tendency of players, especially at the lower limits, is to check and call with drawing hands. While this is of course often the correct play, there are situations that come up where it is correct to bet and raise instead of check and call with a drawing hand. As an example, you are in […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Play money vs. micro limits

People often ask me if it is a good idea to play poker at the play money tables when they first start playing online. The answer to this is often more complicated than a simple yes or no, as it depends on what a person is trying to accomplish by playing at these tables. The first […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

Freerolling in Omaha/8

If you are even the least bit familiar with internet poker, you know what a freeroll is, or at least you know what most people think of when they hear freeroll. The most common definition for freeroll is a tournament that you can win real money in that doesn’t have a buy in. There is, however, […]

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Poker Strategy 11-01-2019

How to play pocket kings

The second best starting hand in Texas Holdem is pocket Kings, or as they are sometimes referred to, pocket cowboys. Here is a short discussion about pre flop and post flop play, as well as a mistake that many players make with KK in tournament play. The best way to play KK pre flop is […]

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