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Exploitative or GTO: Which Is The Better Poker Strategy?

Texas Hold’em poker strategy has changed a lot over the years. Back in the day, many of the concepts used at the poker table would be unheard of in today’s landscape. A-K suited was considered a drawing hand, “going with your gut” was celebrated, and Doyle Brunson won back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Events …

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Our Best Free Poker Training Classes

Every poker player whether they play high stakes or low stakes no-limit Texas Hold’em knows the value of a dollar. Having access to free poker training while you grind the online micro stakes can certainly help you move up faster. Whether you play cash games or poker tournaments, I am happy to share the best, …

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How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments: Turn Strategy

Making final tables in online poker tournaments at the micro stakes starts with recognizing what mistakes players make and capitalizing on them. If you have made it this far in my How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments series, you have studied preflop and flop micro stakes poker tournament strategy, but now it is …

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How To Play GTO When Short Stacked In Poker Tournaments

I was recently asked by one of my students what the different strategies are playing 15 big blinds effective as opposed to a 25 big blind effective stack size. The short answer is: there are a ton of adjustments! While this article will not provide all of the strategy differences between playing 15 big blinds …

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How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments: Flop Strategy

Making the correct decisions and adhering to the proper ranges preflop helps you set the tone for all three streets of a poker hand. While making the right preflop decisions is critical, if you blow it on the flop it can be incredibly costly for you, especially if the hand makes it all the way …

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How To Play Poker With A Small Bankroll

Every poker player has to start somewhere, and often times starting from square one means starting your poker journey with a small bankroll. No one starts their poker career adequately bankrolled for high roller poker tournaments, but how do you properly manage a minimal bankroll and eventually move up stakes? Study the lessons I outline …

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How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments: Preflop Strategy

Poker players reading this article are likely quite familiar with micro stakes tournaments and probably play them quite often online. Micro stakes are a great way for aspiring players to gain experience and potentially earn some great return on investment with the large fields yet low risk.  While there is a ton of upside to …

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Poker Tournaments Or Cash Games: Which Should You Play?

A question I am often asked by new poker players is whether they should play cash games or tournaments. It is important to realize that how one profitably approaches tournament poker is vastly different than how one approaches cash games, simply studying one variation of poker will not prepare you for all variations. Knowing the …

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How To Exploit Online Poker Players

Most poker players do not read or study the game, even some of the ones that study do not pull the trigger when they recognise a scenario. The population of players in online poker is very often stuck in its old ways, whether playing in cash games or tournaments. Let’s have a look at how …

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How To Study Preflop Ranges And Poker Strategies

If any of my students happen to be reading, they know what a stickler I am when it comes to preflop ranges. Preflop is the most important street in all of poker, as you are required to make a preflop decision every single hand. When you make mistakes preflop, you set yourself up to make …

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The Bankroll Bible

Bankroll management could easily be the first chapter in each of my poker books, because it really is that important. If you regularly squander your bankroll either by playing in games you can’t beat or by losing/spending your money elsewhere, you will never progress beyond small stakes poker games.  To play and progress without major …

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Playing Marginal Made Hands Postflop | Poker Strategy

Some of the most difficult postflop decisions come from deciding whether or not to call or fold facing a bet with a marginal made hand. When an opponent continues to barrel and fires out bets on the flop, turn, and river, it can be tempting to simply just muck your hand if you don’t have …

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Online Poker Tournament Strategy For Final Tables

If you are willing to study and put in volume, online poker tournaments can be extremely profitable. You make the most money in online poker tournaments the deeper you run in them, which starts by understanding how to approach each tournament stage.  Online Poker Tournament Strategy: The Independent Chip Model (ICM) Let’s say you are …

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The Best Preflop Strategy To Crush Poker Games

The best place to start when it comes to studying poker skills is by improving your preflop strategy. You can’t expect to be successful on the flop, turn, and river if you make major blunders at the start of the hand. Knowing what variables to consider and what hands to play from what positions will …

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Strategies For Dealing With Downswings In Poker

Variance in the game of poker is a factor that cannot be ignored. While some poker players may never experience it, for most of us mortals, it is something that needs to be considered. You should expect to lose most of the poker games you are going to register for. Poker is a perpetual cycle …

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How To Make $100,000 A Year Playing Online Cash Games

Back in the “good ol’ days”, a poker player could read one poker strategy book and it would give them an edge in any cardroom. Thanks to websites like PokerCoaching.com, the average player pool is much better, meaning it has never been harder to make significant money playing poker. Especially playing poker online, the skill …

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Switching From Cash Games To Poker Tournaments

Although both are popular amongst poker players, there are significant differences between cash games and poker tournaments. If you are a cash game player, you are probably used to playing a lot of hands, seeing plenty of streets, and always having more than 100 big blinds in front of you. Poker tournaments are a completely …

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How To Play Short Stacked In Poker Tournaments

A member asked me recently about what stack size adjustments they should make when the average stack size is 10-15 big blinds late in poker tournaments. If the majority of the table is playing with a prominently short stack size, what is the best way to adjust without simply moving all-in every time you are …

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Playing Online Poker In The United States

Since 2020, online poker has seen a massive uptick in players as online poker rooms grow in popularity. Whether looking to play online cash games or poker tournaments, online poker sites offer a great, accessible option for players. Although practically any American can find some way to play poker online, in the United States state …

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How To Win In Online Poker

Online poker saw a resurgence in 2020. When live poker was not available, players found online cardrooms and started playing poker in the comfort of their own homes. If willing to put in the effort to study, tournament and cash game players alike can make a profit playing online poker despite online games being tougher …

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5 Poker Tips For No-Limit Texas Hold’em Beginners

Even legends of the game like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Doyle Brunson had to start somewhere. If you are a beginner who is just now learning how to play poker, these five poker tips will set you apart from the other newbies at the table. Poker can be an unforgiving game, but if you …

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