Applying Pressure in the Late Stages of MTTs

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  It goes without saying that as an MTT player, the late stages of the tournament are when it really starts to matter. It’s not just the final table, either – depending on the size of the tournament, you may find that the dynamics change with as many as 100 players left. So how can… Read more »

The Two Primary Styles of Play in Tournament Poker

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  In the early stages of their poker careers, many players spend a lot of time trying to figure out what ‘style’ of poker they should play. They start out being vaguely aware of the concepts of ‘tight’ and ‘loose’ play, and begin to become conscious of what each type of player might look like…. Read more »

The Most Commonly Misplayed Hands in MTTs

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  I frequently find myself discussing with my students the idea of ‘problem hands’ – hands that are often stumbling blocks for players looking to push their game forwards. In the name of (somewhat) scientific investigation, I decided to do a bit of digging into which types of hands are most likely to fall into… Read more »

Stop Looking for More Rules to Follow

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  Having done a substantial amount of one-to-one coaching over the past few years alongside my TPE work, I’ve come across a variety of trends in the way novice players tend to think about the game, particularly when it comes to their approach to learning. For the most part, people tend to approach learning about… Read more »

Responding to Static Flop Textures in Poker

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  As a follow-up to my recent article entitled ‘Static and Dynamic Board Textures’, I’ve put together this article and another one breaking down each category of flop. Static flops are a significant contrast from dynamic ones, and require a drastic shift in the way we approach them. Let’s take a look at the most… Read more »

Flatting Too Much in Middle Position is Costing You Money

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  As a poker coach, I’ve reviewed Holdem Manager and PokerTracker databases for probably 30-40 different people at this point, and there are a few common leaks and weaknesses that tend to show up in a great many micro-stakes and low-stakes players. One of these leaks is that many people tend to be losing chips… Read more »

Concealing Tells in Live Poker

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  For those of us who got their start in poker at the online tables, the transition to live poker can be a difficult one. Not only do we have to worry about simple things like counting the size of the pot, paying attention to stack sizes, and keeping an eye out for the tournament… Read more »

Table Talk: What Music Do You Listen to While Playing Poker?

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  “Table Talk” is a series of articles where we hit members of the TPE family to ask them various poker related questions. This weeks question… What bands/artists (or podcasts) do you like to listen to while playing poker?   “ If Brad Willis recommends it, I’ve probably included it on a poker playlist. Sturgill… Read more »

Static and Dynamic Board Textures in Poker

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  Skim through any poker literature from the last ten years and you’ll probably hear the words ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ more than you would expect. The reason for this is, of course, that these terms have become commonplace in describing board textures (more specifically, flop textures) in No Limit Hold’em, to the point where people… Read more »

Constructing Preflop Ranges in Poker

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    One of the earliest potential sources of confusion for poker beginners is hand selection. In No Limit Hold’em in particular, it can be easy for a hand to look a lot stronger or weaker than it really is depending on the situation, and the dangers of making mistakes in hand selection are amplified… Read more »