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Building online poker skill

These days I often wonder just how much value there is in mass multi-tabling. It is incredibly difficult to read the action when you are playing so many tables at the same time. In days gone by then the theory … Continue reading

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What is your poker style

I was having a discussion with a poker colleague yesterday about styles and how they match up with each other. We both agreed that certain poker styles match up better against certain other styles. In essence then this is no … Continue reading

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The four main poker styles

Broadly speaking then there are four main poker styles and these are tight-aggressive, loose-aggressive, tight-passive and loose-passive. The tight-loose part of the equation refers to how many times you play your hands and the aggressive-passive part refers to how you … Continue reading

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The effect of variance

I am going to start this blog off by looking at one of the simplest games of all to prove a point and that game is noughts and crosses which I am sure you all know well. What I am … Continue reading

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Playing strong hands in cash games

Let us start off by awarding two different poker players the same hand against the same opponent in an online Texas hold’em no limit poker game. The hand is 7c-7d on the button and it has been folded around to … Continue reading

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Do you misplay K-K in cash games?

It is every player’s nightmare in no limit hold’em. You raise with K-K and get two callers and the flop comes something like A-10-9. So how do you play flops like these and others besides? Well there are certain guidelines … Continue reading

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Another look at pot escalation

I want to discuss pot escalation again and one of the key areas that gets an awful lot of people into trouble in NLHE is when you have to use more money than you actually stand to gain. Let us … Continue reading

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Pot control is more important than you think

I was having a discussion with a couple of advanced poker players the other day about the concept of pot control. The fact of the matter is that from their perspective, pot control seems like a weak concept and in … Continue reading

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The isolation play in NLHE

I want to take the opportunity to look at isolating once again. This works in two ways, you first identify a potential weakness and then you attack it by isolating against it using a particular strength. The isolation doesn’t always … Continue reading

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Playing Higher Levels in Online Poker

There are several key differences between live and online play but one of the key areas that many live players struggle with when they attempt to make money online at great poker sites like 888poker is that expert play in … Continue reading

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