A common mistake made by amateurs is the way they play overcards after the flop when the flop misses completely. Overcards are hole cards that are of higher rank than any card on the board.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Learn to Play Limit Hold’em
Television forever changed the game of poker and is solely responsible for the resurgence of no limit Texas Hold’em. Before that, limit hold’em was the name of the game.
Negreanu on Poker: Interrogating an Opponent
Table talk is a part of the game, and frankly, it’s the part of the game that I enjoy most. How players react to questions that you ask can give definitive information as to the strength of their hand. Even an opponent who says nothing at all might be sending […]
Misplaying Small Pairs Before the Flop
I recently spent two weeks doing commentary for the new Asian Pacific Poker Tour. The quality of play was surprisingly good but I did notice that many players tended to misplay small pairs before the flop.
Dos and Don
Powerful drawing hands like a pair with a flush draw, or even conventional straight and flush draws, are often good opportunities to try a semi-bluff – making a bet or raise that you hope will not be called, but leaves you some outs if it is.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Some Thoughts on Value Betting the River
Making a value bet defines a situation where you place a bet – a bet that you hope is called – because you think you have the best hand.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Playing Hot and Cold Hands Late in a Tournament
Playing hot and cold hands refers to the strategy of entering into a pot solely on the basis of the hand’s merit before the flop. Running a hand hot and cold generally means that you’re willing to play out your cards with no more betting after the flop.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Winning Tactics for Heads-Up Poker
Online play has revived No Limit Texas Hold’em heads-up poker, a game that has become especially popular among today’s young players. Even I’ve become caught up in this trend.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Adjusting to Tight Games
When you play No Limit Hold’em, the ideal strategy is to take minimal risk, do little bluffing, and hope that weaker players call you when you have a strong hand.
Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Playing Trips from the Small Blind
I recently played in a $25-50 No Limit Hold’em game online. The hand discussed in this column was interesting because it taught a valuable lesson regarding position, the board cards, and reading betting patterns.