Advanced Poker Strategy

Analyzing Position in No Limit Hold’Em Tournaments

October 18, 2010 By Leave a Comment

Table position is an important factor in poker, but in a tournament, there are a few strategies that you can employ to offset a poor table position. In an online ring game or cash game, you can easily leave and enter a different table, but in a tournament, this is no longer an option. Brief [...]

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Becoming a Professional Poker Player

October 21, 2010 By Leave a Comment

The decision to become a professional poker player should not be taken lightly. Even if you’re a young, single college student, there are many considerations that should be made first. There are many advantages to becoming a professional poker player, but there are also many pitfalls. In this article, we will discuss both so that [...]

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Catching a Tilt in Progress

October 19, 2010 By Leave a Comment

The best way to win a large pot, or sequence of pots, is to catch your opponent when he or she is frustrated, angry, or in a carefree mode, often referred to as “On Tilt”. When a player enters ‘Tilt’ mode, he or she is likely to make mistakes, bet heavily, or go All In, [...]

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Continuation Betting in No Limit Holdem

October 11, 2010 By Leave a Comment

When you raise pre-flop and miss the flop in No Limit Holdem, particularly with AK/AQ type hands it can get you into all sorts of trouble. On missed flops in multi-way pots the value of AK can be worth nothing and by slow-playing them or simply check-calling you can end up losing a lot of [...]

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Dealing with Bad Beats

October 11, 2010 By Leave a Comment

No matter whether you’re a mid-stakes $3/$6 regular or grinding bumping into fish at the micro-stakes cash games, you’re always going to run into a few bad beats. It’s impossible to escape from it. Poker is a game rich in luck and built around pot-odds and variance. When you stack off with KK vs AJ [...]

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Double Barrelling Strategy

October 11, 2010 By Leave a Comment

So you missed the flop, put in a continuation bet and still got called by an opponent. What do you do now? Well, the majority of the time what you need to do is continue that aggression. Double-barrelling (betting a second bluff) is an increasingly necessary move in No Limit Holdem that is becoming essential [...]

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Dumping the Second Best Hand

October 19, 2010 By Leave a Comment

If you have ever watched the poker pros play in tournaments, with the added advantage of seeing their pocket cards, then you know who ultimately holds the better hand. So it would seem that the decisions that they make, or will need to make, should be obvious, if only they knew that they had the [...]

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How to Calculate Pot Odds

October 24, 2010 By Leave a Comment

The Simple Math Poker is a game of finite possibilities. There can never be more than 52 cards in a deck, and there can never be more than or less than 13 cards of the same suit. With this in mind, the odds of drawing or catching a winning hand are a constant. The only [...]

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How to Play A-K

October 22, 2010 By Leave a Comment

One of the strongest starting hands, AK suited, also known as Big Slick, can be a poker player’s best friend and/or worst nightmare. In terms of hand rankings, Ace King suited is ranked as the 4th best starting hand (pre-flop), however, it is not a ‘made hand’, and as such, it can deteriorate into a [...]

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Knowing your online poker opponents

October 11, 2010 By Leave a Comment

Many players have mastered the concept of pocket strength, values, pot-odds, and have a good understanding of the power of position, but how often are they using one of the strongest advantages that online poker has to offer? Online poker differs from live poker in a number of ways, and most traditional or live poker [...]

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Understanding Pot Equity

October 20, 2010 By Leave a Comment

To fully understand the concept of pot equity in No Limit Hold’Em, it is important to look at how it is used in conjunction with pot odds. Both pot equity and pot odds are derived by short mathematical computations, but the resulting figures are used, in a sense, to help in two different decisions. Calculating [...]