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
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?
Have you ever wondered why pure bluffs work when they do? By pure, I mean situations where the player who is betting has absolutely nothing (not even a draw) while the player who ends up folding has something decent, say at least a pair. Let's consider the following situation … [Read more...] about Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?
If you’ve ever been unsure of what to do with a gutshot straight draw, you’ve found the right article. Today you'll learn 3 tips that will help you decide when to bet and when to check so you can start earning more money when you hold this type of draw. But first... What is a … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Winning with Gutshot Straight Draws
If you aren't familiar with pot odds in poker or if you just want a refresher, you're reading the right article. You are about to learn what pot odds are and how to calculate them step-by-step. After that, we will go over 3 examples of using pot odds in different situations … [Read more...] about Introduction to Pot Odds | How to Calculate Pot Odds in Poker
Why do we bet? This question has fascinated the best poker players for decades now. The legendary David Sklansky probably had the biggest contribution to the unraveling of the reasons behind fundamentally sound betting. Until recent years, the consensus was that there are two … [Read more...] about The Only Two Valid Reasons to Bet in Poker (Every Other Reason is Wrong)
You want to increase your live poker earnings, right? Today you will learn a battle-tested method for doing just that. And all you need to pull it off is an online poker account, a small deposit, and a little bit of free time. The idea is to use online poker as a tool to improve … [Read more...] about This Proven Method Will Boost Your Live Poker Winnings
Hand reading is one of the most misunderstood concepts among casual poker players. The mistake these casual players make is trying to put their opponent on one specific hand. That may make for good TV, but it's not a practical or effective way to approach hand reading. You're … [Read more...] about Hand Reading 101: How to Read Hands Better Than a TV Pro
When Phil Hellmuth sees a poker player, he sees an animal (according to his book Play Poker Like the Pros). The specific animal he sees -- whether it be a mouse, an eagle, or something else -- is based on that player’s style. Ready to find out which animal Phil thinks you are? … [Read more...] about [QUIZ] Phil Hellmuth Sees Poker Players as Animals. Which One Are You?
Exploiting your opponents' leaks is how you really take your win-rate to the next level. What is a Leak in Poker? A leak is a consistent strategic mistake made by a poker player. This article is written so you don’t need to understand poker game theory to use these … [Read more...] about 5 Strategic Mistakes Poker Players Make (And How to Exploit Them)
Poker cheat sheets can be great tools for improving your skills. To help you crush your competition this year, we're giving you 4 sheets that will help you avoid costly mistakes at the table. Table of contents:Poker Hand Rankings Cheat Sheet Table Positions Cheat … [Read more...] about 4 Poker Cheat Sheets That Will Make Your Life Easier
A smart friend once suggested to me that perhaps poker would be better if every time players were all-in, the dealer split the pot according to their equity, instead of running it out and pushing everything to the winner of the hand. For instance, if Alice had AA and Bob had KK … [Read more...] about Why Bad Beats are a Poker Player’s Greatest Gift
Poker is a bit like American football. It's important to have a solid offense (playing as the aggressor), but if your defense (playing vs. the aggressor) sucks, you're going to have a tough time winning. Perhaps the most crucial defensive situation in poker is playing vs. a flop … [Read more...] about 5 Quick Guidelines for Playing Versus C-Bets on the Flop