3 Tips for Slow-Playing Strong Hands (via Lucid GTO)

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Making as much as possible when you hold a strong hand is one of the fundamental goals of poker. Fast-playing made hands is usually the best course of action to accomplish that goal. However, some instances warrant slow-playing. In this article, I will give you 3 tips for when you should slow-play strong hands (discovered…

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How to Play Five-Four Suited In Cash Games

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If you know your opponent has Pocket Aces, which hand would you rather have?   Five-Four suited is a hand with tons of potential, so in this article, I am going to be teaching you the following: How to play it in all the common preflop situations 3 tips for playing Five-Four suited when you…

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How to Play Jack-Ten Offsuit in Cash Games

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Jack-Ten offsuit is like a cloned version of Jack-Ten suited. It might not be as good as the original, but it can still get the job done in some situations. In this article, you’ll learn how to make the most out of this offsuit broadway hand. Here’s what I’ll cover: How to play Jack-Ten offsuit…

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How This Poker Coach Turned $210 Into $147,411

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Imagine turning a $210 buy-in into $147,411 without even having to leave the house. That’s exactly what Upswing Lab coach and popular Twitch streamer Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic accomplished this week. Despite entering the final table in last place with just 13.1bb, Pav put on a short stack master class, navigating every difficult spot to earn…

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How to Play Ace-Nine Offsuit In Cash Games

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Ace-Nine offsuit (A9o) is a solid hand. It’s certainly not great, but it can feel like Pocket Aces when you’ve been dealt trash for hours. While A9o is playable in many situations, you need to know exactly when and how to play it. That’s what this article will cover. Let’s begin! How to Play Ace-Nine…

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The 5 Types Of Tournament Poker Players (According to Darren Elias)

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You never know just who will be at your table in a tournament. More likely than not, it will be a mix of professional and recreational players. And while no two opponents play exactly the same, there are some general groupings that you can place them into. Top tournament pro Darren Elias groups players into…

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How to Play vs Limpers in Poker Tournaments (5-Minute Guide)

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If you play large-field and/or low stakes tournaments, you know that there are plenty of players with unorthodox strategies. One common trait amongst weak players, in particular, is that they open-limp. Targeting these weak players and taking their chips will help you build bigger stacks and make more deep runs. How to react to limpers,…

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4 Factors To Consider On The Money Bubble of a Poker Tournament

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Making a deep run in a tournament is unquestionably one of the most thrilling aspects of poker. And whenever you make a deep run, you get to play a unique stage of the tournament: the money bubble. But not every bubble plays the same. This article covers 4 factors you should consider when on the…

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Brutal River In High Stakes Poker Game ($80,000 Pot Analysis)

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I’m back with another high stakes online cash game hand analysis! This one is a showdown between Michael Addamo (high stakes tournament player) and LemonHouse (who has had some major tournament success of his own). The blinds are $200/$400 and the effective stacks are $40,000 (100bb). I’ll recap the action that took place on each…

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Elite Poker Player Sets The Trap In High Stakes Game (Analysis)

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I have a cool hand to share with you today! The stakes are $200/$400 (with a $100 ante). This one took place on the online felt between one of the world’s greatest cash game players (Linus Loeliger) and one of the world’s greatest tournament players (Michael Addamo). Let’s dive into the action. OUT NOW! The…

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How to Play Eight-Six Suited in Cash Games

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Eight-Six suited is a fun hand to peek down at. But many players make the mistake of playing this suited one-gapper either too aggressively or too passively. That’s why, in this article, I will cover how to play Eight-Six suited preflop and on the flop. Let’s dive in! How to Play Eight-Six Suited Before the…

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3 Pro Tips for Overbetting On The Flop (ft. Lucid GTO)

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The overbet (betting more than the size of the pot) is a powerful play. If you use this tactic at the right times, you will win the maximum with your strong hands and run more effective bluffs. In this article, you will find 3 tips for overbetting on the flop that will help you make…

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3 Simple Habits That Helped This Poker Pro Win $1 Million

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Imagine winning over $1,000,000 by playing poker tournaments with an average buy-in of $110. While it might seem improbable, the Upswing Lab tournament coach Aaron Barone (who streams multiple times per week on his Twitch channel) just accomplished this feat. He outlined his story in a recent Twitter thread. This article runs through 3 of…

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What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

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If you’ve played poker for a while, you’ve probably heard the term fold equity. In this article, I am going to explain what fold equity is and why it’s important to understand if you want to maximize your winnings at the tables. What is Fold Equity? Fold equity is the probability that a player will…

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Great Poker Players Will 10/10 This Cash Game Quiz

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Ready to put your poker skills to the test? This quiz will present you with 10 hypothetical cash game situations. Your goal is to choose the best action* in each situation. *When playing poker, sometimes you will have information on your opponents that will sway your decisions. In this quiz, assume you have no such…

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