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?
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.
Some of the best poker advice I ever received came from someone who didn’t even play the game.
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.
All fans of televised poker have heard a commentator use the terms coin flip and race situation to describe a big all-in altercation.
It’s in the late stages of a tournament when the men are separated from the boys.
There are many different opinions regarding the best way to play small pairs from early position.
Experienced no limit Texas Hold’em players understand the importance of reading flop texture. So should you. In this column, we’ll examine how your playing strategy should change depending on the type of flop that hits the board.
In tournament play, the best players in the world usually won’t reraise a bet before the flop. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain situations where it’s appropriate to do just that.