June 1, 2020

There are some differences between optimal tournament and cash game strategies. One of the main things to keep in mind when playing tournaments is protecting your stack. In a cash game, you can rebuy whenever you want, so it’s not as big of a deal if you go all in and...

May 26, 2020


One common mistake among low stakes cash game players is not value betting

enough. Even when we have a good made hand, it’s easy to come up with scary scenarios where our opponent has a better one and takes all our chips. However, if you want to win the most chips poss...

May 18, 2020

When we’ve got a made hand on a wet board, one strategy to employ is betting for protection. This means that we’re worried about our opponent out-drawing us, getting a better hand on a later street, and stealing the pot out from under us.

Essentially, the goal is to mak...

May 12, 2020

Many players make this play by default. When facing a raise from the big blind, they instinctively call because they’ve got it in their head that they need to ‘defend the blind.’

You might think, “well, I’ve already got some chips in the pot. This means I’m getting bett...

May 4, 2020

The only thing better than playing poker is playing poker for a long time. Whether you’ve signed up for a tournament where you’re going to be glued to a chair all day or you’ve just decided to play eight to twelve hours, or even longer, you’re going to need a strategy...

April 24, 2020

The donk bet is a bit of poker lingo for a specific situation. When we’re on the flop, we usually check to the pre-flop raiser to see what they’re going to do, as if we’re following

a script. However, if we lead out into them, then we’re making a donk bet.

While this usu...

April 11, 2020


This week, we want to take a step back from poker and address the global health crisis that’s so profoundly impacting our lives. We’re not going to beat around the bush and spend any time introducing the novel coronavirus. Instead, let’s jump in and talk...

April 10, 2020

Knowing when to pick up your chips and leave the table is one fundamental poker skill that people often overlook. Whether you’re way ahead or far behind, there will always come a point where it’s better to rack up and leave than keep playing. As the famous Kenny Rogers...

April 1, 2020

What do you do when you can only get a couple friends together for your home poker game? Or maybe you’re playing online and there’s only a few people at the table, or maybe some people leave midgame. Do you know how to play short-handed poker?

There are plenty of people...

March 26, 2020

No matter how good you are at poker, there’s always going to be times when you hit up against some tough competition. Maybe you’re playing against a really aggressive guy and you can’t ever figure out when he’s bluffing. Or perhaps he just gets under your skin and alwa...

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