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Poker Strategy | Beginner's Poker

Poker Players with PokerPeaker - Flopped Straights Are The Nuts - Or Are They?

Flopped straights are usually the nuts. That is, until the next card comes. I am playing .25/.50 NLHE at PokerStars, I've had a decent session, and I've got $62 in front of me. I have J - 10[s] in early position. This is not a great hand in early...

Understanding How To Play A Speculative Hand

We see Daniel Negreanu raising with 10-7 suited on television and hear all the time of the value of suited connectors and speculative hands. Unfortunately, most people don't understand how to play these hands correctly and it results in a huge chip...

Poker Plays with Pokerpeaker - Calling Off In Anger Means Calling Off Your Bankroll

This is an Omaha lesson, but it could be a lesson in Hold 'Em, Stud or, heck, Crazy Pineapple. It's a great way to lose a lot of money. So I'm playing low stakes on Pokerstars, .10/.25. I've had a good session so far, and I've got $35.70 in...

Fix Your Game With A Six Day Poker Detox

Have you ever found yourself in a rut or making the same mistakes over and over again and not knowing what you can do to correct it?  It is not uncommon for an experienced poker player to get into predictable patterns and play. They find their...

Be Yourself At The Poker Table, Even When Others Say Differently

Hi. My name is Pokerpeaker. And I'm a tight poker player. If that sounds like something I'd say before a meeting to address addictions, well, I'm not surprised. People go to those meetings because they want to change something about their lives...

Betting Or Raising Is Better Than Calling – Here's Why

Have you ever wondered how top professionals like Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth can put someone on a hand so well and so often? It certainly is not because they are mind readers. It is because they have seen something in the way a person is...

The Problem With Slow Playing Aces

The other night I was watching the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event final table and saw a hand take place between Scott Fischman and Ivan Demidov. I don't remember the exact details but it basically went down like this: Demidov opened the...

Badugi Simplified

If you play online poker at PokerStars, you may have noticed a new game being spread in the “Other Games” section in recent months.  That game is Badugi .  It is not uncommon to be sitting at a table, and have either an observer or even someone new...

Raising From Late Position

You're playing a poker tournament and it is folded to you on the button. The two players in the blinds are tight and you know that you're supposed to raise with any two here. You look down at your cards and see 7-2 off suit and can't bring yourself...

Fold Equity – Is It Overrated?

Poker experts and theorists around the world often talk about a concept known as fold equity and it's importance in given situations. The technical definition for fold equity is the equity a poker player gains due to their opponent folding to a bet...

Three Hands With Hendrix #3

In my previous article, I discussed three hands from the bubble stage of the PokerStars Guinness Book of World Records tournament. 35,000 players started, with an entry fee of $10+1. The following three hands took place in the later stages of the...

Grinding Online - 210 FPP Turbo Satellites

One of my favorite games to play is the 210 frequent player point turbo satellite to the Sunday 200k tournament on Poker Stars.  It is a sit and go format, with two tables of ten players each, six of whom earn seats in the $10 + $1 20,000 plus...

Three Hands With Hendrix #2

In my previous article , I discussed three hands from the early to middle stages of the Pokerstars Guinness Book of World Records tournament. 35,000 players started, with an entry fee of $10+1. The following three hands took place in the middle...

Boot Camp: How To Target Your Opponents In Cash Games By Their Stack Sizes.

Not to sound like Doyle Brunson, but back in the good old days of online poker - like, three or four years ago - there were more fish than Sea World. It was easy to find them. All you had to do was sit down at a table. These days, we know it's a...

Three Hands With Hendrix - #1

Having spent the last several months discussing poker theory, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to spend a month discussing actual hands as they played out. For the next couple months, I'm going to pick five hands from a stage of a...

Post Flop Positional Play

It's Not All About The Cards For this assignment we are going to look at using position post-flop to pick up pots. You are to play three NLHE tournaments (starting stack size irrelevant) at an online site such as Full Tilt or...

Stack Dynamics

It's Not All About The Cards In the previous article , I talked about one critical component you must evaluate when it comes to the end of the tournament and short-handed play. However, that is not the only thing that must be looked at when making...

Depth Of Money Dynamics

It's Not All About The Cards Some of you might be wondering what depth of money dynamics is. Simply put it is the relation of average chip stack in proportion to the blinds. Let's look at three different situations, that might appear on the...

The Half Pot Bet

It's Not All About The Cards The purpose of the previous assignment was to show you a couple of things: 1)    The flop usually misses people and the pot goes to the post-flop bettor. 2)    By being consistent with your bet amounts you disguise...

Post Flop Assignment Number Two

It's Not All About The Cards Practice makes perfect, or so the saying goes. One of the best ways to learn post-flop play is by forcing yourself to play in uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations that will test your ability to deduce your...

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