What is ICM? ICM stands for “Independent Chip Model”. It is a model that allows us to assign a real money value to a stack of tournament chips. The model exclusively uses payouts and chip stack as the two variables to calculate this output. This is somewhat limited, but we will … [Read more...] about The Truth About ICM (According to Nick Petrangelo)
Did this super high roller make a million dollar mistake? We are about to analyze one of the biggest televised No Limit Hold’em cash game hands of all time, which took place on the Triton Poker Million Euro Cash Game in Montenegro. There were 8 poker players at the table with … [Read more...] about Did Jason Koon Make a Million Dollar Mistake vs Kane Kalas? (Analysis)
It is no secret that live poker games are far softer than online games. Most successful online players could switch to live poker and win at a solid rate from the get-go. The same can not be said for successful live players who hop online. Yet the players who have the highest … [Read more...] about Crush Live Poker Games With These 8 Battle-Tested Tactics
You're about to learn how professional poker players approach 4-betting. You'll find the answers to these key questions in this article:Why do we 4-bet? With which hands should we 4-bet? What 4-bet size should we use? How should we adjust our 4-bet sizes in tournaments?The … [Read more...] about What Top Poker Pros Already Know About 4-Betting
Does it feel like you've been getting into more blind versus blind battles recently? If so, you are correct. Blind versus blind battles have become more frequent and important in the past few years due to a change in the meta-game. Players used to open significantly more often … [Read more...] about How to Win Your Blind vs Blind Battles (as the Preflop Caller)
You're about to read analysis of a hand played just last week between Live at the Bike staple Andy and a recreational player named Jacky. The pot settled just under $439,000 and, spoiler alert, it was not a chop -- only one of the players took home the 2.2 Lamborghini pot (a new … [Read more...] about Record-Breaking $438,900 Pot on Live at the Bike (Analysis)
Did you know that it is basically impossible to win money from the big blind in the long run? The big blind has to pay a full blind without looking at their cards (a massive disadvantage) and will be out of position against most opponents postflop. It's an unforgiving position … [Read more...] about Big Blind Defense Strategy 101: Tournaments vs Cash Games
If playing with deep stacks (150bb+) makes you feel anxious or confused, this article will make your life easier. You're about to learn how to:Adjust your preflop bet sizing when deep stacked. Choose the correct hands to 3-bet and 4-bet when deep stacked. Adjust your … [Read more...] about Playing with Deep Stacks: Tips, Tricks, & Adjustments to Help You Win
If you’ve ever looked down at a low flop and been unsure how to proceed, this is the article for you. Today we're going to focus on how to play on low boards out of position after raising before the flop. This can be an intimidating spot because the stack-to-pot ratio is high … [Read more...] about How to Win on Low Flops When You’re Out of Position
Do you know when to fold, call, and raise against a double barrel on the turn? Let's find out! Answer the following 10 questions in which you are the big blind versus a player who raised on the button, bet on the flop, and bet again on the turn, then you'll get an online poker … [Read more...] about (QUIZ) Can You Face Down a Double Barrel on the Turn?
With 5 players left in the 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, Ryan Riess and Manig Loeser played a hand that shocked poker fans around the world. Here's what the stacks looked like before the hand was dealt:And the prize structure:Riess started the hand as by far the shortest … [Read more...] about When a WSOP Champ Called All-in with Ten-High (Analysis)
Poker tournament tips is, apparently, a pretty common search term on Google. I assume the searchers are looking for a quick checklist to go over before playing a tournament, and not advice on how much to tip the dealers after a big win. When I searched "poker tournament tips" … [Read more...] about 7 Poker Tournament Tips for Running Deep More Often
Some poker players think you should only 3-bet or fold and never cold-call versus a single preflop raise. Other poker players think cold-calling is worth including your strategy. Who's right? What is Cold-Calling? Cold-calling is the action of calling one or more raises by a … [Read more...] about Should You Stop Cold-Calling in Cash Games?
If you're looking for easy to remember and quick poker tips that will help you win at No Limit Hold'em, you’re in luck! Today we’ve compiled 10 tactics and strategies that will make you a more confident and profitable poker player. Now, this list won’t teach you how to win every … [Read more...] about 10 Quick Poker Strategy Tips That Will Help Your Game
(Photo: PartyPoker) In part 1 of this article series, I told you about the Honesty Principle. The Honesty Principle: As a whole, the poker community bluffs much less than it should. In part 2, you read about the poker artificial intelligence Libratus and its uncanny ability … [Read more...] about Why Are Most Poker Players Wimpy Bluffers?
Ready to quiz your delayed c-betting skills? (Delayed c-betting is when you bet on the turn after checking back on the flop as the preflop aggressor. You can read up on this tactic before taking the quiz here.) Good luck, and don't forget to share your score at the … [Read more...] about (Quiz) Do You Actually Know When to Delay C-Bet?