March 12, 2020

Knowing how much to bet pre-flop is a crucial part of your overall poker strategy. Any edges that you can get at this point in the hand will reap rewards on later streets and, by the same token, any mistakes will have dire consequences down the line.

Bet-sizing is a pok...

March 5, 2020


When you’re in the small blind and everyone limps around to you, what do you do? You only have to pay half a big blind to see the flop. If there’s a few other limpers in the hand, you might convince yourself that you’ve got great pot odds, that it can’t...

February 27, 2020

Have you ever sat down to play poker and, though you’re doing your best to play a tighter range, you just can’t seem to ever get dealt a hand worth playing? So, you sit there, folding and folding, watching other people play the game.

Maybe you start complaining about yo...

February 20, 2020

You’re holding a small to medium pair like 44 or 88 and, at long last, the flop brings your card. You’ve got a three-of-a-kind. Now what? How do you play your set?

A lot of players aren’t sure what to do here because they’re afraid that they won’t get paid off. They wan...

February 13, 2020

One fundamental concept in poker strategy is combos, as well as their corollary, blockers. Remember, the best way to get in edge in this game is by studying and knowing the math better than your opponents. Your hard work will pay off.

Combos are the next step in thinkin...

February 6, 2020

One poker play that you should have in your pre-flop arsenal is the squeeze play. They’re a great way to collect dead chips and exploit players with a tendency to overcall with weak ranges.

Let’s say the player in the cutoff open bets 10 chips and the button and small b...

January 30, 2020

This week, we’re going to take a step back from poker strategy and go over another topic that touches our poker lives. Let’s talk about playing ethical poker.

Figuring out what’s right and what’s wrong is never universal, rarely easy, and, in a game like poker, full of ...

January 22, 2020

Pairs are the most common made hand in poker, and top pair is often good enough to win the pot. However, there are still plenty of hands that even beat a pair of aces, so we need to fold top pair sometimes if we want to play an optimal strategy.

It can be difficult to l...

January 16, 2020

Making good decisions is what sets winning poker players apart from the losers. If you can consistently find the right line and then execute it, then you’ll have no problem raking in the chips.

However, there’s more than just figuring out whether to raise, check, call,...

January 8, 2020

Even though we have some default ‘rules’ for playing good poker, like not limping and not slow-playing big hands, there are always exceptions to rules. Let’s talk about when it may be a good idea to limp re-raise and how to pull it off.

First off, remember that limping...

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