Poker Strategy

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What To Do When You Flop A Pair And A Flush Draw

Playing from the big blind can create some unique spots at the poker table, but how should you proceed out of position when you flop a pair and a flush draw? Dedicating yourself to improving at poker means preparing for every scenario, even the ones you least expect. Scenario: You are eight-handed in a $5,000 …

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Demonstrating Expert Speech Play With Pocket Jacks

Today, we look back at an explosive hand from the popular partypoker Premier League. A televised poker series featuring some of the game’s best and brightest, head’s-up crusher Luke Schwartz showed the poker world his elite speech play as he maneuvered a hand with pocket jacks. With an aggressive shove accompanied by plenty of expletives, …

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Encountering A Tough Ace On The River

When you hold top pair, you feel like king of the world, but when that annoying ace comes on the river, your world begins to crumble. facing tough river decisions and knowing how to respond starts with proper study. Take the lessons from this article, and be prepared to make the right play. Scenario: You …

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Jaman Burton Makes A Great Read At The Bellagio

Jaman Burton and his Drawing Dead vlog series continues to grow and bring eyes to the YouTube poker space. Making the rounds in the Las Vegas cash game scene, Jaman was put in a tough spot with pocket jacks at the Bellagio poker room. When you know an opponent is capable of bluffing, it can …

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Facing Major Aggression With A Strong Top Pair

It’s easy to feel easy when facing aggression at the poker table, even when you have a hand like top pair! The more you study and prepare quality poker strategy, the easier it is to remain relaxed at the table. Scenario: You are eight-handed early on in a $5,000 buy-in online tournament and the blinds …

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Rampage Poker Gets Dealt Premium In A Cash Game

Regardless if it is a cash game or a tournament, poker vlogger Rampage Poker is more than capable of bluffing off his stack as he continues to grow his following. In this hand, Rampage gets dealt four of a kind, but was he able to get full value from such a strong hand? The Game: $2/$5 …

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Going For Max Value With A Full House

Another hand quiz and another full house hand courtesy of a crazy flop! Filling up on the flop is certainly ideal when playing in a tournament, but what must you keep in mind to ensure you get full value? Scenario: You are eight-handed in a $5,000 buy-in online tournament with 350-700 blinds. You are the …

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What To Do With A Weak Full House

You won’t see it often, but when three aces creep across the board, it can be hard deciding what to do with your hand. It only gets more complicated when all three aces come on the flop, if you have a low pocket pair for a full house how should you proceed? In this hand, …

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Folding Pocket Aces In The Super High Roller Series

Poker chips always fly when the best poker players in the world meet to compete in the yearly Super High Roller Tournament Series in Europe. Jeff Koons and Ali Ismirovic were just a few of the many crushers in attendance competing in the $25,000 buy-in event. Battling it out at the final table, Romanian Pro …

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Hand Quiz: How To Play A Weak Pair Of Aces

A pair of aces is usually a strong hand at any poker table, but sometimes it can get tricky when you lack a good kicker. When you face a tough bet with only a 2 behind your ace, it can certainly feel like the walls are closing in. Scenario: You are eight-handed in a $1,000 …

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Brad Owen Goes For Value With A Set

As his YouTube subscriber total grows and grows, vlogger Brad Owen continues to be the king of poker vlogs. The king would take his chariot convoy down the Strip to the Aria, to take part in a $5/$10 cash game. Flopping a beautiful set, Brad looked to get as much value as he could from …

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Hand Quiz: How To Play The River With The Nut Low

Playing blind versus blind is hard enough, but it doesn’t get tougher than when you have to play the hand with the nut low. You can’t have the premium nuts in every hand you play, utilize patience and become familiar with playing hands that may not “get there” by the river. Scenario: You are six-handed …

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Phil Ivey Coolers In A High Stakes Poker Tournament

When poker fans debate the “greatest of all-time”, often longevity is mentioned as a factor when contemplating the GOAT. Whether playing in notable live streamed cash games or battling it out at the highest stakes, poker legend Phil Ivey continues to be a mainstay in the poker space. In the tournament poker scene, the stakes …

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Getting Full Value From A Turned Flush

When playing from the blinds, sometimes you get to see favorable flops with hands you wouldn’t usually play from any other position. It is easy to start seeing money sign when you hit a flush on the turn, but you must exercise patience if you want to see full value. Scenario: You are nine-handed in …

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3 Preflop Poker Mistakes You Are Making

Having a solid preflop strategy is vital to becoming a profitable poker player. Whether you are a cash game or tournament player, your preflop ranges are the foundation in which your entire strategy is built upon. Far too many small stakes players use the wrong preflop charts, and when they do use the correct ones, …

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Making A Huge Hero Call At The World Series

I love poker so much. It’s a fascinating game with so many different aspects to it, I learn more and more every time I play. On Thursday, I got to play in the WSOP $1,500 NLH Freezeout, an event where each player gets one opportunity to try to win the event. If you are eliminated, …

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Facing A River Lead In A Cash Game

Ace-king offsuit can be a very strong hand, but being overly ambitious with it can sometimes lead to you punting your stack. Depending on your stack size in a tournament, sometimes it makes sense to rip it in with ace-king off, but what strategies should you implement when you have the same hand in a …

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Three Mistakes To Avoid With Pocket Aces

Pocket aces is what every Texas Hold’em player prays for before peering down at their hole cards. There are few experiences in life as exhilarating as seeing pocket rockets, but even a strong hand like aces can fall victim to critical mistakes. To avoid making value-killing errors with pocket aces, you must first recognize the …

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Going For Value With Top Pair

A common mistake amongst novice poker players is failing to pursue value from hands on later streets. When you have top pair, especially with a good kicker, you need to extract value and overcome your fear of getting raised or bluffed off the best hand. If you get raised when betting for value, you can …

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Playing Ace High On A Paired Board

Sometimes an ace is just enough to give you the better hand. Especially on paired boards, ace high can be a valuable hand you can utilize to exploit opponents. With every ace you hold, that is one less ace in your opponent’s range, take what your opponent’s give you and adjust accordingly. Scenario: You are …

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How To Play Pocket Aces On A Paired Board

Poker vloggers continue to provide heart pounding content from the tables as their channels grow within the poker YouTube space. Lex O Poker, one of YouTube’s most popular poker vloggers, was surely envisioning lots of views and a profitable pot looking down at two black aces. Making sure the camera saw the pocket aces, Lex …

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