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.
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.
If you want to make money playing poker, find a game with a few suckers, fish, donkeys, live ones, or whatever you choose to call a bad player.
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.
The key to becoming a winning poker player is to learn the fundamentals that will make your game consistently strong. Once you do that, and become a winning player in smaller games, you’ll need to add some deception to your game in order to compete at higher levels.
There’s a myth among No Limit Texas Hold’em players that goes like this: If you raise before the flop, then you must continue to bet on the flop.
Ideally you want to play in games where you’re clearly the best player at the table. In No Limit Hold’em tournaments, however, you don’t have the luxury of choosing which table you’ll be playing at. Unless you truly believe that you’re the absolute best poker player on the planet (you’re […]
Poker books and television commentators constantly preach to players about the importance of aggressive play.
You’ve probably heard that expression when referring to all types of sports, especially football. This is probably the first time, however, that you’ve ever heard it associated with playing on the World Poker Tour.
To win a really big pot in a game of No Limit Texas Hold’em, you’ll often have to set a trap for your opponents, especially if they are good players. That’s because most solid players won’t go broke in a typical hand unless they either have a strong hand themselves, […]