There are a couple of methods to amass a big stack in tournament poker. One way is to try pushing small edges before the flop by playing coin flip situations, like a pair versus two overcards, or vice versa. The problem is that this approach is far too inconsistent. You’ll […]
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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.
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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.
You need to make adjustments to your game when switching between cash games and tournaments. One important adjustment relates to blind stealing – making a pre-flop raise with the intention of winning the blinds by inducing players in the blinds to fold.
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.
Playing correctly from the small blind can be frustrating and confusing.
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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.