Category Archives: Strategy

Taking Your Game to the Next Level

I have often read poker books in the past that have talked about the number of reasons that you have to place money into the pot by either betting or raising. The reasons that I have seen quoted have numbered … Continue reading

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How Poker Strategy Evolves

Over time then strategies evolve in poker and one strategy that has certainly evolved is pot control. Firstly I have never liked the term “pot control” because it implies that you can actually control something that cannot actually be controlled. … Continue reading

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Knowing Why You Bet

Some years ago when I first started reading poker books (too many to remember) then I would often see passages that discussed the reasons as to why we bet or raised in poker. Depending on which book you read then … Continue reading

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Do you need to know Maths?

I get asked a lot of things in my capacity as a poker player and one that I was asked the other day is how much maths is needed in the game……actually the answer is surprisingly little. But there is … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Your Opponents an Easy Ride

Irrespective of what you do in life or what area you look at, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of people do not succeed. This is a given in any form of endeavour and the reasons … 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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Learning my lessons

One of the biggest mistakes of my early career as a no limit hold’em player occurred when I didn’t give enough respect to the lower stakes player’s three betting ranges. I play very LAG around the blinds in full ring … Continue reading

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Looking at various poker forms

Any STT or SNG player will tell you that when the blinds get very high that you are far better shoving all in than calling all in. The fact of the matter is that if you want to call all … Continue reading

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Breaking down a poker hand in Hold’em

All poker hands have a profit potential attached to them and that profitability is based on several factors. The first three factors are their high card potential, straight potential and flush potential. So a hand like Jc-10c is a much … Continue reading

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The game of PLO is the new Hold’em

Many Texas hold’em players shy away from playing Pot Limit Omaha because of the apparent complexity involved. In actual fact Pot Limit Omaha or PLO as it is commonly known is a much simpler game than many people think. The … Continue reading

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