Suppose you just joined a tough $25/$50 cash game online with 8 strong players. You buy-in for 100BBs and wait for the blinds to come around. The cards are dealt. UTG min-raises to 2BBs and it folds to you in the big blind. You look down at Q♣ Q♠. What is the theoretically … [Read more...]
Thomas Pinnock is a math whiz and Upswing member turned GTO wizard. When not preparing for his MD exams, he’s either playing poker, crunching numbers in the lab, or coaching. Get in touch on Facebook.
Multiway pots are extremely complex.As more players enter the pot, the size of the game-tree increases. This makes finding the best play a more complicated task than it usually is. Many players, including top pros, frequently make mistakes multiway pots.We'll break down … [Read more...]
Donk-betting -- leading into the preflop aggressor -- used to be one of the greatest sins a poker player could commit. Back in the hay day of Limit Hold'em, as No-Limit was gaining popularity, most players c-bet flops at a very high frequency. Donk-betting (aka donking or … [Read more...]
Even the best poker players in the world lose money from the small and big blind. You'd have to be an action junkie -- or hate money -- to voluntarily become a third blind... right? Mostly right. That's where the straddle comes in. A straddle is a blind bet made by a player … [Read more...]