Watching other players take wild chances that pay off big can tempt you to try similar plays despite the fact that these gambits would completely contradict the proven system that makes you a winner.
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.
Most No Limit Hold’em tournaments have a small blind and big blind as well as an ante. When the blinds reach 400-800, an additional 100 ante is contributed by each player. This forces the action a bit, making it difficult for a conservative player to stay afloat while waiting for […]
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.
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.
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 […]