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Letters to the Editor: April 30 – May 6, 2009

Why Are Schools Flourishing on Back of City? Editor, Last year the school system was adamant in telling us all that the positions they were giving up would not mean anyone would lost their jobs – now there are two letters stating positions were lost.

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Bet Sizing is Proportional to Skill Level

In No Limit Hold’em, much like video games and karate lessons, you need to master one level before you can move on to the next. In karate, as your skill level increases, your instructor presents you with the next belt. But in poker, only you can decide when it’s time to graduate to the next […]

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Smart Pre-Flop Raises

In No Limit Hold'em, a standard raise is exactly three times the amount of the big blind. So, if the blinds are $10-$20, a player’s normal raise will make it $60. This is a solid pre-flop raising strategy, but you should also consider adjusting the amount based on several key factors.

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Playing from the Small Blind

Without question, playing correctly from the small blind is the poker topic that's been least covered. Most books discuss position, starting hand requirements and pot odds, but I've yet to see any solid information on how to play from the small blind.

Five Keys to Playing Against Tough Opponents

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 not), here are some adjustments […]