Advanced Poker Strategy

Poker Tells at the WSOP Main Event

December 2013

When the prize is worth millions, Amir Lehavot called in a pro In late October of this year, I got an email from Amir Lehavot asking if I’d be interested in helping him prepare for the WSOP Main Event final table. (For those of you who didn’t follow that event, Lehavot was one of the [...]

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Idol Hands … Overly Aggressive in Paradise

December 2013

Mizrachi vs. Clyde-Smith at the PCA Hands Michael Mizrachi: 7c6d George Clyde-Smith: AsJc Stacks Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi: 518k George Clyde-Smith: 202k With the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure just around the corner, we revisit a featured table from last year’s main event. This $10,000 buy-in main event is held in The Bahamas every January and is [...]

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Idol Hands: Bluffing one of the Best

November 2013

Negreanu steals one from Juanda Hands: Negreanu: 9s8d Juanda: KcJd Stacks: Negreanu: 1,008,000 Juanda: 1,083,000 Table is 6 handed with 25 players remaining in the event This clash between future poker hall of famers takes place deep in the 10K Euro buy-in EPT Grand Final held in Monte Carlo. With a relatively big ante and [...]

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Right The Ship (And Make Money For A Change)

November 2013

You can dig yourself out. No, really. Many backing houses come to me with the same problems. “Hey, I have this guy, he’s a solid player, but somehow he’s in $100,000+ of makeup this year.” Obviously with smaller stables the numbers aren’t always this grave, but I get guys with an average buy-in of $17 [...]

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Idol hands … It’s all psychology

October 2013

Annette Obrestad and Jonathan Jaffe engage in a battle of wits Hands Jonathan Jaffe Q5cc Annette Obrestad KQss Stacks Jonathan Jaffe 3,151,000 Annette Obrestad 2,677,000 When two high level professionals clash on poker’s biggest stage, we as viewers are treated to the inner workings of advanced poker psychology. This hand takes place on day 5 [...]

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Get a Grip … Are You Making PLO Too Hard?

September 2013

Here are a few tips to straighten you out Lately, I’ve been taking on a bunch of new students from a variety of stakes that are starting to learn PLO from the ground up. Something I’ve noticed from doing the first couple of sessions with them is how they’re all making similar mistakes preflop that [...]

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Idol Hands … Everything’s Relative

September 2013

This is what a great lay down looks like This hand was a PokerTube hand of the week, and for good reason. It takes place at this past year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure held at the Atlantis resort in The Bahamas. The tournament is the $10,000 buy-in main event, and the players are nearing the money [...]

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