Occam’s Razor: Making Reads in Tournament Poker

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  The principle of Occam’s Razor is a key device in the process of discovery, across many fields of science, philosophy and logic. Developed by William of Ockham in the early 1300s, it states that among competing hypotheses, the one requiring the fewest assumptions should be selected. In short, what it means is that the… Read more »

Super KO and Progressive Super KO Tournament Strategy

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Super Knockout and Progressive Super Knockout tournaments on PokerStars have been one of the biggest innovations in online MTTs over the past year or two. They’re becoming increasingly popular because of their ability to draw in big crowds of recreational players who are attracted to the possibility of making money without necessarily winning the tournament,… Read more »

The Dangers of Playing Standard

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  There’s a prevailing tendency among players who get to a certain stage in their strategic development, particularly those who spend a lot of time discussing poker hands with other players who play similar games to themselves, to refer to certain plays as ‘standard’. I’d like to present an argument as to why many players… Read more »

Innovative Short Stack Strategy

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  Traditional logic regarding how to play short-stacked poker is changing all the time. Players in today’s MTTs are constantly looking for new ways to increase their edge at short stack sizes, and as new ideas permeate into the approach of the average tournament regular, counter-adaptations to those new strategies also start to rear their… Read more »

Range Weighting and Margins for Error in Poker

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Introduction The idea of range weighting is something that has been around in poker for some time. It’s a relatively straightforward concept – it refers to the fact that in many instances, when your opponent’s range is distributed in some way between strong hands, middling hands and weak hands, it will usually lean one way… Read more »

The Implied Odds and Fold Equity Continuum

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Introduction Having coached a lot of recreational and semi-professional players over the last year or so, I’ve noticed that there are some misconceptions that tend to arise regarding the concepts of implied odds and fold equity. In general, I find most players become familiar with these ideas early in their careers, but don’t necessarily always… Read more »

There are Only Three Concepts in Poker

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Introduction Given the speed at which poker education has progressed over the last five-to-ten years, you could be forgiven for thinking that the title of this article was somewhat ridiculous. I mean, come on, aren’t there dozens of different concepts in poker? Well, yes, of course there are. But what I aim to highlight here… Read more »

How To Be Your Own Poker Coach

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If you’re the kind of player who’s proactive enough to seek out TPE as a resource for poker learning, I’d say it’s reasonable to assume you’re probably the kind of player who’s interested in working on their poker game and continuing to improve. You’re probably doing a few things to keep yourself learning, but you… Read more »