I recently viewed the tape from the World Series of Poker final table when I won my record eleventh bracelet. There was one interesting hand that commentator Robert Williamson said I played poorly. Here’s how it went down.
A common mistake made by amateurs is that they often get involved in big pots with marginal hands when they’re out of position.
Defending your big blind isn’t easy. You’ll be out of position for the entire hand unless the raise comes from the player in the small blind.
Other players will eventually catch on to your style of play if you play with them on a regular basis. You’ll need to find clever ways to outwit them.
The best players in the world rely on small ball poker when playing in No Limit Hold’em tournaments.
It’s common for beginners to set themselves up for disaster by misplaying hands before the flop. Then, they complain about their bad luck when they lose.
I like to peruse the Full Contact Poker online forums to read and comment on posts about interesting poker hands and whether they were played properly.
In No Limit hold’em tournaments, size your bets based on your opponent’s skill level. You can cut corners by betting wisely — save a little here and make a little extra there.
Many poker books make the claim that it’s never correct to raise the minimum amount in no limit Hold’em. I disagree. It’s a mistake to use the words never or always with regards to how to play a poker hand.
There are many different opinions regarding the best way to play small pairs from early position.