Playing in a No Limit tournament is much different than playing in a cash game.
Playing suited connectors from time to time makes you less predictable. When played sensibly, cards like 6h-7h have the potential to make very strong hands — straights, flushes, and even full houses — that could result in a handsome payday. If, however, you play these hands poorly after the flop, […]
Poker is as much about cutting your losses as it is winning pots. The ability to fold a strong hand in the right situation can save you loads of money, which essentially adds to your bottom line. Money saved is money earned. This week we’ll look at some trapping situations […]
Ask professional poker players which hole cards cause them the most difficulty and I would bet that more than half would say ace-queen. A-Q is a powerful starter, but the problem with it is that it matches up poorly against other premium hands.
Flop texture isn’t discussed much, but it‘s an extremely important topic, especially when you’re deciding whether to bluff at a pot. In this column, I’ll focus on bluffing at paired flops.
Ace-king is a pretty starter, but it’s important to remember, as attractive as it appears, it’s still a drawing hand.
I often discuss the importance of mixing up your play in order to remain unpredictable. One of the best ways to do that is by occasionally betting the flop and sometimes going for a check-raise.
There is a core skill that you need to master in order to do well at the poker table: the ability to sell. Figuring out the right amount to bet is one way to showcase this talent.
In a book I recently read, the author actually said that if he were playing a hand like 6-7 in a No Limit Hold’em game, he’d prefer the hand be offsuit rather than the same suit.
Limit Hold’em is a beautiful game to play. Maybe it’s not as dramatic as No Limit — with those exciting all-in bets — but the betting in Limit has a flow to it that’s like a language of its own.