Venturing to the end of the science wing at George Mason High School, tucked neatly up a short flight of stairs, one comes across a classroom plastered with stoichiometry equipment, glass beakers and periodic tables. Sitting towards the rear at her computer is a teacher, mindfully glancing at an e-mail […]
The squeeze play has been around poker for a long time but I’ve seen many more players using it in recent years. What is the squeeze play? Well, it goes something like this.
There’s a misconception about tournament poker that goes like this: Players need to try frequent sophisticated bluffs and make lots of risky moves to maintain an unpredictable image and to win.
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.
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.
The last time a freshman opened the season as the keeper for the George Mason High School varsity soccer team was in 2001, when Alex Fatovic took his place in the box, beginning a storied career as a Mustang, capped off by a state championship in 2004.
Playing correctly from the small blind can be frustrating and confusing.
Common wisdom in Texas Hold’em suggests that you should raise before the flop if you’re planning to play a hand. The saying goes, “Raise or fold,” but is that correct? Well, it’s not the worst advice but limiting yourself to one of these two options would be a mistake.
The McLean Highlanders’ season, on the surface, appeared entirely un-remarkable heading into the playoffs. With a 7-7 conference record and a 14-12 overall record, expectations were low for the fifth-seeded team in the Liberty District. However, the spectacular play of their seniors seemed to will the team on to the […]
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.