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Monday, 17 December 2018

Articles from category: Strategy

Delayed Continuation Bet NLHE

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The Delayed Continuation Bet By Tony Guerrera When you raise preflop and miss, you can follow your preflop raise with a bet on the flop. As long as the pot is shorthanded postflop and your opponents aren’t too tricky and aggressive, this bet should take the pot down a good

Heads-Up Battles

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Deception in Heads-Up Battles By Tony Guerrera Perhaps a cash game is down to you and one other player. He played poorly when action was fullhanded, and you’d like to keep the game going so that you can either bust him heads-up (or get enough people to sit to return

Continuation Bet NLHE

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The Continuation Bet in No Limit Hold’em By Tony Guerrera When you’re playing in a fullhanded game, in which many flops are seen with three or more players, you are pretty much stuck in hit-to-win mode because chances are good that at least one of your many opponents has hit

Mistakes from HUDs

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Common Mistakes Made When Interpreting Statistics from HUDs By Tony Guerrera In Killer Poker Online 2, John Vorhaus and I used the term “sniffer” to refer to player tracking software such as Poker Tracker. Sniffers keep databases of every hand you and your opponents have played and calculate detailed statistics

Chip Accumulation

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Chip Accumulation and Chip Preservation Aren’t Mutually Exclusive By Tony Guerrera In my Poker Helper article, When to Risk All Your Chips Early in a Tournament, I showed that very good tournament players effectively traverse tournaments via a series of double-ups in which their probability of winning each double up

Cash Game Selection

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By Tony Guerrera If you want to be a winning poker player, you need to focus on strategy related to the playing of hands. But that’s not the only thing worth your attention. One aspect of poker playing that goes largely ignored is table selection. Sure, occasional articles talk about

Betting Patterns Leading to Easy Steals

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By Tony Guerrera Beating fullhanded games populated by loose players requires nothing more than sitting and waiting for good hands. When you hit your good hands, the primary hand reading skill involved is determining whether you’re beaten. If you’re beaten, you don’t put any more chips in the pot (unless,

Advanced Probability for Poker Players

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By Tony Guerrera The first article in this two-part series featured on Poker Helper gave you the basics that will help you make informed decisions at the tables. This article will go into more advanced material that you’ll be able to use when doing analysis away from the table. Doing

Basic Probability for Poker Players

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By Tony Guerrera Poker is a game of skill in which the players who make the best decisions will end up making the most money in the long run. A large part of making good poker decisions is being comfortable with probability, the math of random events. This article, the

Armed to the Teeth

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By Tony Guerrera Different types of software and web resources are available to help you with analyzing poker hands, logging hands played online for future reference, and keeping track of your online opponents. Since poker is a game that favors those who have the best information, you should take advantage