Does Table Image Matter In Poker Tournaments?

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Playing a strong theoretical poker strategy is essential to mastering poker tournaments. However, there are some soft skills that separate the best players from the rest, especially in large field tournaments with lots of weak players. One of those skills us understanding table image, which is the focus of today’s article. Let’s dive in. Note:…

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The Worst Possible Turn Card With $293,062 On The Line (Analysis)

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Nothing in poker beats the thrill of making a final table in a large-field tournament. Today I am going to show you a hand that Darren Elias played as the chip leader at a final table with $293,062 up top. This hand will showcase the high-level adjustments that a very accomplished tournament professional makes to…

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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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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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Should Xuan Liu Fold Aces With $105,000 On The Line?

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When professional and recreational players get involved in big pots, you often see some unconventional plays. That’s what happens in today’s hand, which is a clash between high-stakes poker pro Xuan Liu and a recreational player named Tesla.  Tesla quickly made a name for himself on Lodge Card Club’s stream as a wildly aggressive player. …

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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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The Wild Tactic Poker Pros Use to Make More Money in Cash Games

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New poker strategies are always emerging. One wild tactic that has risen in prominence is 4-betting all-in in cash games (with 100 big blind stacks). Suppose you raise before the flop to 3 big blinds (bb) and another player re-raises to 9bb. When the action is back on you, you shove your entire 100bb stack…

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How to Play Ace-Two Suited in Cash Games

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Ace-Two suited is a fun hand to look down at preflop. It is bursting with possibilities to make a strong hand. What more can you ask for? I want to help you maximize this hand’s potential. This is why, in this article, I am going to share with you: How to Play Ace-Two Suited Preflop…

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7 Poker Tournament Tips for Running Deep More Often

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” for myself, none of the results…

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Retired Poker Pro Hits Full House vs Billionaire ($322,400 Pot)

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I can’t wait to share with you one of the biggest pots that Doug Polk has ever played on Lodge Card Club’s stream. The blinds are $200/$400/$800 with a $400 big blind ante. The effective stack between Doug and Bill Perkins is $157,300. Without any further ado, let’s jump right in! OUT NOW! The Lucid…

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