Poker Strategy

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Uncommon Check-Raise Bluff Hands

In todays articles, I want to discuss unintuitive situations for check-raise bluffs when defending from the big blind. It is no myth that players under check-raise, which stems from the inability to identify these unintuitive 3-bet bluffing hands. Today we will discuss some of these hands and properties they possess. Incorporating these hands into your …

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Should NEGREANU Fold AK?

Super High Roller Bowl VI Overview The whole poker world was buzzing over this hand involving Kid Poker himself, Daniel Negreanu, and newly crowned (or jacketed) Poker Master Michael Addamo. In the Super High Roller Bowl, where the price of entry is $300k, only the stiffest of competition comes ready to play, leading to this …

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Who Is Folding Pairs?

If you can find a guy who is folding pairs, you can collect tens of big blinds without a hand. If you can find a guy who isn’t folding pairs, you can collect much, much more. Utilizing The Threebet Most threebet bluffing strategies these days work to isolate a person who flats threebets too much. …

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ADDAMO Is Put To The TEST Heads-Up

Final Table Heads-Up Overview 2021 Poker Masters winner Michael Addamo not only has a purple jacket in his wardrobe, but also has four (you read that correctly) GG Poker Super Millions tournament wins to his name, and in this hand, we see him chase his fifth Super Millions win against tournament qualifier Hightroler, who satellited …

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The Triple Threat Of Poker

Poker is the ultimate game of strategy and skill, but like anything, even if you’re at the top of your game there is always room for improvement. Whether you’re a poker newb or you’ve done your fair share of time at sit-and-go tournaments, if you’re looking to elevate your wins and shrink your loses, then …

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$100K Pot in a High Stakes Live Cash Game

High Stakes Cash Game Overview As the title suggests, this exciting flush versus flush hand from Season 12 of Poker After Dark attracted a large pot, but also a strategy segment from yours truly! Featuring established pro Justin Young and Main Event Final Table veteran Ben Lamb, this hand not only hit six figures, but …

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Bankrolling Small Stakes: What to Know

In today’s article, I want to talk about how to approach a bankroll for small stakes poker, and things you need to pay attention to. I want to discuss what I would do with a $5,000-$10,000 bankroll. I chose this article and bankroll numbers because I feel there is a large population in this range …

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Brad Owen is Put in a TOUGH Spot

Overview This hand comes from the top poker vlogger in the industry, Brad Owen, playing in a live cash game at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada! In this live cash game hand, Brad is in a tough spot on the river facing a check-raise. Multi-way spots can be difficult to play, but check out …

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When To Play Multiway Pots

“Multiway pots are death.” I have said this phrase no less than 10,000 times to my students. The reason I say it so often is because in their low-to-mid stakes games, there are loose openers who are begging to be threebet. They flat large reraises out of position with weak hands and have no idea …

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HELLMUTH vs NEGREANU | BRILLIANT READ in the High Stakes Duel

Overview This hand comes from the High Stakes Duel on PokerGo where Phil Hellmuth battled Daniel Negreanu for $50,000 in a heads-up sit-in-go format! This was a great match, with two poker legends battling it out and executing very different strategies. Both players are known for their reading abilities, but in the more recent past, …

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When To Move Up In Poker

A common poker problem faced by many new players is knowing when to play bigger limits. The biggest obstacle to moving up is your ego, saying “you deserve it” and “that you’re better than the rest.” To silence your ego real quick, remember that winning a tournament doesn’t prove you’re the best, not when so …

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How To NAVIGATE Tough Poker Spots Featuring Poker Vlogger JAMAN BURTON

Overview This hand comes from one of the top, most innovative poker vloggers in the industry, Jaman Burton, playing in a live cash game at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada! In this live cash game hand, Jaman flops top pair in a multi-way spot and after going for value, he gets put in a …

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NEGREANU vs POLK | HUGE ERROR in the High Stakes Feud

High Stakes Feud Overview The high stakes feud has been a battle between Daniel Negreanu & Doug Polk where they are facing off playing online heads-up no-limit hold’em. As many know, Doug Polk is an elite heads-up specialist, giving him a large advantage throughout the challenge. The hand we’ll go over today will be a …

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How to Multi-Table Online Poker

If you’re looking to increase your bankroll and up your poker game, it may be time to add another table. The more tables you can comfortably master playing, the more you can improve your game and increase your hourly rate!  How Many Poker Tables Should You Play? Everyone is Different Finding your multi-table sweet spot …

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How to Fix Your Red-Line

Having a strong red-line isn’t impossible; it just takes a solid understanding of the game to get your red-line moving in the right direction without affecting your win-rate. What Is The Red-Line? In essence, the red-line refers to non-showdown winnings. When you put money into the pot and fold, your red-line will fall, but if …

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How to Build a Bankroll

Get ready to take your game—and your bankroll —to the next level. Growing your bankroll is imperative to financing your climb from rank to pro player. Just avoid the biggest pitfall: racing for the top. Not only is that not sustainable (a mark of being pro), it’s dangerous and you’ll end up with donut holes …

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How to Become a Pro Poker Player

Lesson #8: How To Become A Professional Poker Player You don’t have to be ranked number one or even in the top one-hundred to be considered a winning poker player. If you want to turn your passion for poker into your a full-time profession and get stackin’, then you need to shake this notion that …

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Follow the Action – Pre-Flop Strategy

Deciding whether or not to play a hand pre-flop isn’t just about the strength of your starting hand. There are other equally important—even more important—factors to consider before you act. One of the most important, without question, is the action ahead of you.  Get a Handle on the Action What have the players ahead of …

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Finding the Perfect Bet Size

Lesson #6: Finding The Perfect Bet Size What separates a professional poker player from a rookie is understanding bet sizing. Knowing when to bet is not enough—almost everyone knows when to bet; it’s knowing how much that’s the real skill. It puts you one step closer to thinking outside the box, and that’s when you …

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Creating a Strong Table Presence

Lesson #4: Creating A Strong Table Presence Trying to find the right table presence–conservative or aggressive–in live games is an important step to getting you into the cash faster. What happens on the felt, is an extension of what’s going on above the rail in person-to-person interactions. If you’re looking for an edge, find the …

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Can You Make Money Playing Poker

Lesson #3: Can You Make Money Playing Poker? One of the most common misconceptions circulating about online poker is that there is no money to be made playing. An equal and opposing misconception is that there is easy money to be made playing online poker. The truth is, there’s as much money to be made …

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