An all-in bet is a move that can be used when playing any type of poker game. This move applies the maximum amount of pressure on an opponent in any situation that can come up when playing poker, whether it be at an online betting site or in a live … more
Knowing your opponents’ playing styles lies the foundation for success at the tables. Solid reads on your opponents and an understanding their playing styles enables you to exploit them at the table and take advantage of their weaknesses.
Contrary to what you may have read, you never want to have a … more
What is ICM?
The ICM concept (Independent Chip Modeling) is an extremely important tool for playing sit and goes at the $50 level. In essence, it’s a way of calculating your SNG equity during any part of the game, taking into account your stack size, the stack size of the remaining … more
You wouldn’t believe how many e-mails I get and conversations I have with poker players who are upset about the fish in their poker games. It’s very common for me to hear people say they don’t like to play online because there are so many fish who call … more
Even if you’re a winning player, there are still things that you do every day that cost you money. These mistakes are called “leaks” because they act like a leaky faucet in your bathroom. Sure, you still get water when you need water, but the plumbing isn’t working at its … more
The Squeeze play is an advanced bluff that you can use in both tournament poker and no limit cash games. It’s a powerful move but like all powerful moves, it comes with a significant amount of risk, especially for tournament players.
Used at the right time, however, the squeeze play is … more
Suited connectors are pretty hands but they are easily overvalued by newer players. The problem with suited connectors is that they don’t result in big hands as often as we’d like to think.
Suited connectors don’t make strong hands very often, but when they do hit hands, they will surprise the … more
The play at freeroll tournaments is absolutely atrocious. This might be frustrating at first but you’ll soon see how easy it is to do well at freeroll tournaments. If you play a tight game and let the crazy players hang themselves, you can do very well at freeroll tournaments.
The key … more
At the lower stakes no limit games, tight straightforward play is the best way to profit but as you move up in stakes it becomes increasingly important to mix up your play. At the medium and high stakes levels, you’ll see the same opponents quite often and you can bet … more
I can’t speak enough about the advantages online poker offers over live but even I sometimes have to play live poker. Sometimes it comes up during friends’ live poker parties and other times I just like to get out of the house and interact with other humans, even if they … more