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.
I recently played in an episode of High Stakes Poker, a series that appears on GSN – The Network for Games. Normally when I play in No Limit Hold’em cash games like this one, I want to be in control of the table and press the action. On this particular […]
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 […]
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 […]
Flop texture isn’t discussed much, but it‘s an extremely important topic, especially when you’re deciding whether to bluff at a pot. In this column, I’ll focus on bluffing at paired flops.
The idea of the future has long captivated the minds of men, but it seems that looking ahead will soon become particularly fashionable to fans of the professional sports teams of Washington, D.C. The reason for the future-gazing is simple — the present stinks.
By Nate Taylor During a routine Google search for horse polo equipment in September 2005, Kimberly Zenz came across something entirely different: elephant polo. The future team captain called Falls Church resident Courtney Zenz, her younger sister and soon-to-be teammate, and informed her that they were starting an elephant polo […]
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.
There is a core skill that you need to master in order to do well at the poker table: the ability to sell. Figuring out the right amount to bet is one way to showcase this talent.
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.