How to Play Draw Poker Games

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Pull up your trousers and put on your reading glasses, because I’m about to teach you how to play draw poker. This article will give you an overview of the most popular draw poker games, as well as some variations that you’ve probably never even heard of. To help you come out on top, strategic…

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3 Heads-Up Rules Drawn from a $20,000 Buy-In Match

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Let’s talk heads-up poker! Today we’ll dive into a $100/$200 cash game match between Doug Polk and Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky – world-class heads-up players who have faced off many times.  Doug recorded the match and analyzed notable hands in an 11-part video series for his advanced heads-up training course. I’ve watched the first few parts of the…

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Mixed Games & 8-Game Poker Guide – HORSE & 8-Game Rules

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Mixed games are when multiple poker games are played in rotation, switching from one to the next after a certain number of hands have been dealt. If you’re looking for profitable opportunities in poker, mixed games are a great option since most players lack the skills and knowledge needed to beat the games that are…

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How to Understand and Crush HUSNGs [2nd Edition]

Heads-up poker is sheer one-on-one competition. Every time you sit at the table you’re essentially telling a single opponent: “I’m better than you, and I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is to prove it.” But heads-up poker comes in different forms, so it’s important to know which fits best with your skill-set.…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Opening the Button in Heads-Up No Limit

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Heads-up poker is a whole new ball game. As there are only two players, ranges are dramatically wider in every situation. Quickly and efficiently adjusting your strategy to counter your opponent is crucial in heads-up no limit, moreso than any other game. If you use easily exploitable strategies at the wrong time, you will often…

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How To Extract Max Value in Limit Hold’em

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A few months ago I shared a list of 7 tips to help NLHE players win at limit: Play quickly. Focus on the pot size, not your opponent’s stack sizes. Play a lot of weak hands in the big blind. Big cards are king. Limit your coldcalling. Don’t bluff too often. Plan how to best…

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How To Adjust Against Any Player Type At Heads Up Hyper Turbos

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Let’s examine the different player types we’ll meet at the tables, as well as look at some basic heads-up strategy that we can employ against each one. But before we do that, it’s important to note that the strategies we discuss below will make big inferences and generalities in order to highlight certain concepts or…

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6 Traits That Will Help You Crush Heads-Up Hyper Turbos

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In the first part of our introduction to Heads-Up Hyper-Turbos (HUHT) we outlined the pros and cons of this format and dispelled its two most common myths, being a luck-based or all-in preflop game.  In this second part we will look at the anatomy of a successful HUHT player and explore the attributes most important…

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Beginner’s Guide to Heads-Up Hyper Turbo Sit & Gos

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Even if you’re married to cash games and tournaments, it’s hard not to fall a little bit in love with Heads Up Hyper Turbo (HUHT) Sit & Gos every now and again. What’s not to love? 1-on-1 competition, lots of action and fast enough that you can always manage to get a few games in,…

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CRUSH Razz & Stud – Beating a Dead HORSE Part 2

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Part 1 of this HORSE primer was dedicated to the flop-based games limit HoldEm and Omaha-8. Most people have experience with these games as card rooms everywhere offer them.   This time we’ll be getting into a game variant that time has forgotten: Stud. Let’s get started with Razz. RAZZ Razz is a very simple game that has a…

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How to 3-Bet (Like a Boss) in Heads Up No Limit

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A 3-Bet is the act of reraising a pot preflop that has already been raised by another player. The objective of 3-Betting is to extract value when your opponent calls and deny them their equity when they fold. Constructing proper 3-Betting ranges is especially crucial in heads up games given the positional disadvantage of the 3-Bettor. Since you must…

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Poker Sit and Gos – Explanation and Strategy

SNGs – What Are They, and Are They Worth Playing? With so many different poker formats available, it can be difficult, especially for beginners, to choose the best game to play. One of the most popular formats for new players are sit and go tournaments. Today we will take a look at the pros and cons…

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7 Tips For Winning In Limit Holdem

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If No Limit Hold’em is the Cadillac of poker, Limit Hold’em is the Toyota Camry. Solid, dependable, and not nearly as flashy. Limit was THE way to play Hold’em until the poker boom took off in the early to mid 2000s. Even until 2005, Limit Hold’em (abbreviated as LHE) was the cash game of choice…

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