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Poker Strategy | Advanced Poker

The Wisdom of the Continuation Bet: Part II

Last time (Part I) I argued that conventional wisdom exaggerates profitability claims for continuation bets. In Part II, I want to discuss whether continuation betting can be made profitable. My suspicion is that the success rates needed to show a...

The Wisdom of the Continuation Bet

You make your standard raise of four big blinds in middle position with A-K, and find yourself with one caller. The flop misses you. "Every time," you mumble to the computer screen. Of course, you can still win this pot with a continuation bet...

Max buy-in NL Ring Play Tables [1]

Everyone talks about the difference between ring (live action) and tournament play, especially the disciplines and knowledge one needs to play each well. There are hand play and betting differences but a big part of the play of both, share the same...

Poker Bankroll Management

The ATM machine began as my bankroll. After meeting with a client in Phoenix, I headed to Casino Arizona, withdrew $200 from the ATM, sat down at a $4/8 table with a rack of white chips, and I was playing poker. After 90 minutes of chasing...

Poker Betting Strategy (part 2)

*This is Part II of a Two Part article referring mostly to tournament play.* Information bets are not modest bets. They are bets that should seek to eliminate the drawing hands. We make them when we aren't sure where we are at. This is not a...

Poker Betting Strategy

*This is Part I of a Two Part article referring mostly to tournament play.* First, we learn what beats what...yeah, we all started there. Then, we read a book that tells us that following every bit of advise will make us rich. Then we start...

Time Management

In poker, the concept of money management is an oft-discussed and debated topic. How much does one need to play at various stakes, should one put a stop-loss on a losing session or leave when one has won a pre-determined amount? Less frequently...

Suited Connectors in No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em

Suited connectors and suited gap cards are the perfect example of cards that can be very rewarding, but also very dangerous, if played carelessly. A starting hand like 7-8 suited is the perfect example of a hand that will not win at showdown on its...

Tilt Poker

Some days, it just seems like you can’t do anything right. You can’t hit a flop to save your life, none of your big draws materialize and all of your big pocket pairs get cracked. These are the times that try poker players’ souls, to paraphrase...

Folding the Nuts

Very few situations in poker are cut and dried. It’s always great when they are, because that takes away the chances of you making a mistake during the hand. But all to often, you are going to be forced to make decisions that aren’t all that clear...

Multiplayer poker

Have you ever been in a game where after taking a look around the table, you can’t find the fish? Not that you are the fish, but the table is very tough none-the-less. Well, I have good news. It’s not the end of the world. There are steps you can...

High stakes poker

Just the other day I was in a large tournament with a very decent-sized entry fee. In other words, one in which players have entered for a sum most would think twice about before setting light to it for a bit of fun! Might this affect a player’s...

Poker notes

One of the important factors when playing online poker seriously, is taking notes on the rival players. If players you compete with are showing signs of similar gameplay throughout several hands, it is strongly recommended to write down notes of...

Poker bankroll

If you've considered leaving your job for the “easy life of a poker player” then you'll need to consider what sort of bankroll is required for your new profession. There are lots to consider when managing a bankroll. Do you need any of the money to...

Pocket Aces

It's a beautiful sight in any game of poker, you glance down at your pocket cards and looking right back at you is the best starting hand in Texas Hold 'Em. Pocket Rockets, American Airlines... whatever you want to call them, two Aces in the hole is...

Poker deals

If you have played a live card room tournament, especially a larger one where the prizes are worth fighting for, you might have seen that the players left on the final table often discuss “chopping” the prizes or making a “deal". As is the case for...

Small or middle pocket pairs

If you have any kind of grasp of the rules of Texas Hold'em, you'll know that any pair is good enough to beat no pair. It's simple math that two is more than one. So a pocket pair, from 2,2 to A,A has to be a good starting hand right? Afterall, you...

Moving Up In Limits

Moving up can be one of the most difficult steps in advancing your game and your bankroll. While some players are content to stay at lower limits throughout their playing career, others want to jump into higher limits as fast as possible. Moving up...

Player classification

There is a large percentage of the poker community — I would comfortably venture to say a majority—to whom the term “player classification” is as foreign as Hungarian cuisine. Some have never heard of it, and the many that have don’t use it, for...

Realizing When You're Behind

After recently returning from a tournament here in the UK, I had the chance to sit back and analyze what went wrong. I could only pin point one hand and it was a classic mistake I'm sure many players make, especially if they lose focus or are...

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