Utilizing Overbets in Postflop Situations

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  One of the most commonly talked-about subjects among poker learners nowadays is the concept of over-betting. I think it’s fair to say that for many players, the concept might fall into what Jared Tendler’s Adult Learning Model would classify as the region of ‘Conscious Incompetence’ – players know what it is, and they know… Read more »

Equity Realization: Calculating a Call

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  One of the most difficult judgments to make in No Limit Hold’em comes when we’re trying to evaluate the profitability of calling preflop. We might be getting decent pot odds, but how do we decide whether they’re decent enough? After all, most hands in our range will have decent equity versus our opponent’s range… Read more »

Playing Postflop in 3-Bet Pots

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  It goes without saying that the pots which have the greatest significance in NLHE are the bigger pots. A pot above 50bb in size can change the momentum of your tournament, and take you from a medium stack trying to scrape into the money, to a powerful chip leader. In many instances, these bigger… Read more »

Double and Triple Barrel Bluffing

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  Many players begin their tournament poker career by playing the majority of their games in Sit-N-Gos or turbo tournaments, where stacks are short and postflop play is rare after the first few levels. As each of us progresses up the poker ladder, however, it’s very common that we’ll find ourselves playing tournaments with better… Read more »

Bluff-Raising the River

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  When each of us first starts out in poker, we all have aspects of the game that are more interesting to us, based on what it was that attracted us to the game in the first place. For many of us, our perceptions about poker come largely from media representations of the game, and… Read more »

Evaluating the Variance in Your Game

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  There’s so much talk about variance in MTTs that eventually it becomes difficult to separate the useful information from the noise. Players will talk about minimizing variance in a variety of different contexts, and they’ll often justify a wide variety of different choices – from what games to play, to a myriad of different… Read more »

Traveling to Play Online Poker

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  For those of you out there who are considering (or indeed, have already begun) a career as a professional poker player, there are a lot of factors to bear in mind before you begin. Everything from your current ROI, to the games you play, to your bankroll, schedule and studying processes can have a… Read more »

Timing Tells in Online MTTs

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  You can’t have a discussion about a hand of live poker without the question of ‘live reads’ or tells coming into play, and rightly so. Live reads can be one of the most important ways in which we can gain an additional edge in live poker. It’s easy to think that in online poker,… Read more »

Defending Your Range on the Flop

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  Learning to respond appropriately to continuation bets from your opponents is a key part of the strategy that will form the early stages of your poker learning. Many people start out either folding way too often to c-bets, or not folding anywhere near enough – they rarely bluff-raise the flop, they rarely play draws… Read more »

Calling Preflop Isn’t As Important As You Think

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  One of the biggest stumbling blocks for many people when it comes to improving their game is that they start out with an incorrect perception of how poker works. It seems obvious to them that it’s possible to make profit with the strongest hands in the deck, so they look at the next best… Read more »