The check-raise is one of the most popular deceptive moves in the poker play book. It owes its notoriety to its easy execution and effective outcome. Learn how to use it to your advantage - which includes learning how not to overuse it.
Deciding how to play drawing hands depends on several mitigating factors, not the least of which are the action, the type of hand you are trying to complete and your odds. It may sound like a lot to consider, but read on and I'll help you learn to make the call in a snap.
Implied odds - which are essentially an extension of pot odds - allow you to better predict the outcome of calling a raise on a drawing hand. Find out how to calculate implied odds and how to use them in action.
The Fundamental Theorem of Poker is one of David Sklansky’s more famous tidbits of table wisdom that encapsulates the importance of information in poker. Read on and find out how to take his theory to heart, and make it pay out at the tables.
Slow playing is only as successful as a person’s understanding of its principles. In order to have your slow playing plan work, you'll want to make sure you grasp how and when to use it. I'm here to help, so read on to learn more about this powerful strategy.
When talking about poker, the terms ‘equity’ and ‘expected value’ are often used interchangeably - but they're not the same thing, and confusing one with the other will bungle your ability to make good decisions.
One of the most common questions, leaks and misunderstandings at the microstakes levels revolves around how to play your pocket pairs, especially when out of position. I'll tackle this question here, so read on.
Pot equity is a term that gets tossed around at the tables a lot and quite often, people aren't entirely sure what it actually means. Read on to demystify the concept, and learn how understanding it can seriously improve your performance, and ultimately, your win rate.
Understanding value and knowing how to act on it appropriately is an important element of playing winning poker – this is why you need to know Expected Value. In this article, I'll teach you how to calculate it, and how to act based on the outcome.
Value betting is essentially the art of stealth persuasion. You want to convince your opponents to put their money into the pot to maximize your winnings. Find out how to master this savvy act of subtle (and profitable!) deception.
Understanding some math basics will go a long way in helping you appreciate how it can affect your odds and your game. Learn your critical pot odds, and how to use this information to make the best possible decisions at the table.
How you play your hand when you have a steal opportunity, either in the cut-off or on the button, will have a huge impact on your overall win rate. Learn how to spot a window, and how to optimize your play.
Knowing your odds is your first line of defence in the battle against bad beats and questionable calls. Best of all, poker odds are not that complicated to learn. I'm going to take you through how to calculate them and use them to your advantage.
Fold equity is a useful technique to employ when it comes down to the crunch since it can help make informed, logical decisions and diminish the reliance of luck. Understanding this concept is another edge you may have over the competition.
Players who are serious about poker have big stack strategy on their side to help them keep the upper hand. Having the big stack is nice, but it doesn't mean your indestructible. Get your big stack strategy straight so you can stay in the game.
A little BS goes a long way and when it comes to poker. Bluffing isn't easy though, which is why we have compiled our top tips for successful bluffing. Like anything in life, it's going to take practice before you become a bluffing pro-star, but reading this is a solid place to start.
Bankroll management is incredibly important for an aspiring poker player. If you don't know how to take care of your money, chances are, you'll blow it. To manage your bankroll properly you need to act smart.