In this new series, Andrew Brokos takes us back to basics and presents fundamentals of getting started playing poker the right way. Mostly for new to intermediate players, this series also offers a great refresher for more experienced players who may have developed leaks. This is a five-part series.


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TPE Theory: Getting Off on the Right Foot with Andrew Brokos (Part 1)
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MORE IN THIS SERIES : Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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11 Responses to “TPE Theory: Getting Off on the Right Foot with Andrew Brokos (Part 1)”

  1. BadAstronaut

    This is great. Think I’m going to get a hell of a lot from this one.

    Is the bottom line for this approach just to do tons and tons of calculations in Equilab etc (I found what seems to be a pretty decent Android app called ‘Poker Equity Calculator’ too – free but add supported) to the point where you make best guesses in a live situation based on identical scenarios you have encountered before or similar simulations you have run?

    That there’s of course no way to know this on the fly, but to keep plugging away at numbers and range calcs to the point where you narrow your margin of error over time, through tons of trial and error and practise?

  2. Foucault

    Basically, yeah. I mean, you can try to be a little more explicit about learning from it, try playing around with variables, see which hands have what kind of equity, etc. It helps you learn general principles such as “pocket pairs are rarely in bad shape” or “suited connectors perform really well against wider ranges”, etc.

    At the very least, this should be the first thing you do when questioning your play after the fact (ie, before you come to the TPE forums to post “What should I do here?” 😉 )

  3. tsaunders

    This was awesome. You explained it in a way I never thought about before, and I’ve been playing 5 years. Thanks. This will help me a lot.

  4. Alaska

    16minutes in I think your example is backwards? 50% of the time you pay $200 and 50% you win $100 according to the slide… not a wager you should take.

  5. BMindful

    Hello Andrew,

    thank you very much for this great video. I think i will take a lot from this explanation. To be honest: I never thought about expected value correctly. The offline analysis with eq calc will help me a lot as well. TPE is generally giving a lot of these light-bulb moments. The video was one them.

    I have to mention one negative too. You are talking a lot around the topic. When i gave trainings, i had the problem:
    How do i put all of these information into a short meeting or video? I think that is what happened here. You have a lot of knowledge to share. A lot of things are important. Instead of repeating things often, you may just give a short summary (like you did it too) and take the video 2 times. The first version is just for reviewing and will improve the productive version dramatically.
    The video is still great. I just found me in one of my trainer reflections, when i viewed it. It happened mostly to me, when i wanted to deliver the absolute best speech and i didnt saw myself before.

    BMindful 😉

  6. Gunz4Hire

    am i wrong in saying that if you tie the pot @ 26:20 you will get like 2,5k considering you get 1818 of what already is in the pot but you also get half of what you’re calling in that situation

  7. RaisersEdge

    I’m a 10+ year player but GREAT INTRO. Always good to brush up on the foundations of the game and I want that University PATCH!!

  8. RaisersEdge

    Sorry to double post ONE criticism, video kept donking after like no mouse movement for awhile, i started really having to remember where I had left off. It wasn’t my machine/setup either… Maybe in the future the devs can implement a “last left off” feature.. STILL GREAT INTRO

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