The popular NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship began its 2009 season broadcast on Sunday, April 12. I drew World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton in the first round.
I played in a $1,500 buy-in Team Poker tournament at Caesar’s Palace last week. You might ask why someone like me who is famous for skipping major poker tournaments would end up playing in a smalltime $500 per player event.
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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.
You probably know by now that I’m a proponent of small ball poker. It’s a technique that allows you to play more hands while limiting your risk.
In tournament play, it’s generally advisable to avoid risking large sums of chips in coin flip situations, like pocket sixes versus A-K. After all, the pocket pair is only a very slight heads-up favorite. Why risk your tournament life on a near 50/50 proposition?
Some of the best poker advice I ever received came from someone who didn’t even play the game.
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.
All fans of televised poker have heard a commentator use the terms coin flip and race situation to describe a big all-in altercation.
There’s plenty of discussion on internet poker forums about the differences between tournament and cash game players.