Poker Strategy

Here’s a collection of all Poker Strategy articles with tips and effective techniques to advance your skills, from basic hand combination to 3-betting strategies to apply on your poker sessions live and online. 


Poker Timing Tells | Pokercoaching.com

Poker Timing Tells

You raise from the button in a tournament with J-10o. The big blind calls after a couple of seconds. You are both 60 big blinds deep. The board comes 8h-4h-3s. He checks to you. You bet half-pot, about three big blinds. He calls. The turn is the 9 of clubs …
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3-bet bluff | Pokercoaching.com

How to 3-Bet Bluff Out of Position

The most dangerous bluff in No-Limit Hold’em is the 3-bet bluff out of position. You could have a great career without hardly ever doing one. However, if you have a guy who is perpetually opening on your blinds and you’re in a tournament, there can be some great opportunities to …
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Take Responsibility Poker Coaching

Take Responsibility for Your Poker Actions

If I say, “Mary had a little ______.” You are going to think, “lamb.” There’s no amount of meditation or positive thinking which could get you to not think of the word “lamb” there. This is what happens when people tell themselves, “just don’t tilt.” It’s like trying to not …
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What Preflop Sizing Should We Use?

What Preflop Sizing Should We Use?

I simply do not believe that every single preflop raise should be 2X. Or 2.5X. Or 3X. Take your pick. I talk to many pros these days who insist on one single raise size. Do you have one single continuation bet size? One single turn bet size? Do you always …
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Poker in a Nutshell | Poker Coaching

How to Play Poker in a Nutshell

“Alex, how do you play poker?” My friend asked me this with a smile while we were on a business call. On my podcast, we have an old joke. Whenever someone asks a question that is extremely broad, we call it a “how do you play poker?” question. It’s a …
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Poker Tells Poker Coaching

Most Reliable Poker Tells

Live tells are an interesting topic that is often ignored or misapplied when playing live poker. Some put way too much emphasis on them, while others don’t pay enough attention and miss out on valuable information. For me, live tells are a way to help in a close spot where …
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Folding High Cards Poker Coaching

Who Is Folding High Cards?

One of my greatest frustrations with poker training is how overly complex it is. I’m guilty of this as well. If you watch my early training videos, I was needlessly detailed. Like a kid talking about his favorite toy, I would go through each number on my HUD that I …
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Exploits in Live Tournament Poker

3 Most Common Exploits In Live Tournament Poker

Here we are going to discuss three areas where I feel weak live players are easily exploited. This article will hopefully give you three areas in your game to explore for leaks, as well as exploiting leaks in your opponents. Use these three areas in two ways when implementing in …
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Most Exploitative Line Ever Poker Coaching

The Most Exploitative Line Ever

Let’s put you in a situation: You are on the button with A-Qo. It’s folded around to you in a $100 buy-in tournament in your local casino. You raise. Dustin Richards is in the big blind. He’s a nice guy. He works in waste management. He likes cards and sports, …
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How to Build a Winning Environment

How to Build a Winning Environment

Creating a solid environment to play poker is just one of the many edges that can help you win – and win consistently. Your environment is integral to your results, but it’s often overlooked – even by some of the most talented players out there. No matter how good you …
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