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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Articles from category: Strategy

Pot Odds Made Easy

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By: Lou Krieger© Because some players have difficulty with the concept of pot odds and others stumble over the practical task of calculating them in the heat of battle, it’s time to demystify and sweep out whatever confusion still surrounds this subject while simplifying the arithmetic for readers. In fact,

Independent Chip Modeling Part 4

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By Tony Guerrera Introduction  This series of articles about independent chip modeling was by no means an exhaustive treatment of tournament endgame theory. Many different tournament situations exist, and I’ve only scratched the surface. Hopefully you’ve learned how to perform ICM analysis on your own so that you can perform

Independent Chip Modeling Part 3

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Pushing Decisions from the Small Blind on the STT Bubble As A Function Of Stack Size By Tony Guerrera Introduction Independent chip modeling (ICM) projects our finishing distribution as a function of how the chips are distributed in a tournament. As a result, our tournament decisions aren’t just a function

Value Raising Baby Flushes on the River in No-Limit Hold’em

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By Tony Guerrera You’re playing 6-handed $1-$2 no-limit hold’em. Action folds to you. You have 6h5h in the cut-off, and you raise to $6. The button folds, and both the blinds call. The pot is $18 going to the flop. The flop is 2h4hTc. Both blinds check, and you make

How Your Opponents’ Cards Affect Drawing Odds

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By Tony Guerrera I love getting feedback from my readers. No, it’s not just because it’s mostly positive. It’s also because their feedback gives me easy access to how various types of players think. Sure, I’ve acquired lots of data through all the battling I’ve done. But when it comes

Adrenaline Rushing Your Profits Down The Drain

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By Tony Guerrera It’s happened to all of us. We get a big hand, and our hearts race. We can’t stop thinking about the mounds of chips about to come our way. Poker is supposed to be fun, and the adrenaline rush that comes when we hit a big hand

Know Your Opponents, Make The Right Read

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By Tony Guerrera Watch televised poker or read the blogs of well-known professional poker players, and you’d think that being endowed with ESP is a prerequisite for becoming a world-class poker player. Becoming adept at reading people is a necessary part of poker, and it takes both practice and hard

Low Flop and the Continuation Bet

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By John Vorhaus In the psychology of no limit hold’em, most people look to the preflop raiser to lead the action postflop. This bet, famously called a continuation bet, can bring all sorts of grief to a preflop raiser when the flop misses his hand — especially if the flop

Drawing Across Multiple Betting Rounds

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By Tony Guerrera When playing any variant of poker, making a decision on a betting round without accounting for future betting rounds is a fatal mistake. Avoiding this mistake while luring opponents into making it will contribute substantially to your bottom line. Mistakes having to do with improperly accounting for

NLHE Tournament Bubbles

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By Tony Guerrera In any tournament, a bubble is a time at which a substantial increase in payout is about to occur. In single table tournaments where first place receives 50% of the prize pool, second place receives 30% of the prize pool, and third place receives 20% of the

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