Beginner Poker Strategy

Work harder … Learning to learn

October 2014

A little study goes a long way There is no such thing as an overnight success. Yes, I know. We’ve all heard the story of a guy walking in off the street and winning the tournament. Most of those guys do not go on to become notable poker professionals. They save the money, which is [...]

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Party Poker Stragety … Checking into ICM

October 2014

Don’t just hand over your chips Take a look at a tournament chip. You will probably find some variation of “no cash value” printed on it. While you won’t get very far trying to spend it at the mall, that chip does have a real dollar value during a tournament. You can determine its value [...]

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Tournament Poker Edge … Three Simple Ways to Get Better

October 2014

These lessons are oldies but goodies When trying to improve your poker game, it’s sometimes easy to get caught up in trying to make a never-ending series of small adjustments, in a way that makes it very difficult to pinpoint the specific impact that each adjustment makes without a huge sample of hands to analyze. [...]

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Making Moves … The Value of Position In PLO

July 2014

Know where you stand Given the state of the games and availability of poker training out there, I’m assuming practically everyone reading this doesn’t need to be told that being in position (IP) is good, and being out of position (OOP) is bad. I don’t know about you, but that seems too general for me, [...]

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Tournament Poker Edge … Making the Leap – Becoming a Professional Poker Player

July 2014

If you’re reading this magazine, chances are you’re pretty into your poker. You’ve probably been playing for a while, taking an interest in the game, and learning as much about it as possible. Maybe you play pretty regularly, and maybe you’ve had some success — some good tournament results or a solid win rate in [...]

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Poker Tells … They’re broadcasting

April 2014

Your opponents are telling you everything The following is a preview of a chapter from the soon-to-be-published book “Verbal Poker Tells,” by Zachary Elwood. Pre-orders are available on the author’s website. Immediate Verbal Responses One sign of relaxed speech is that it flows freely, without hesitation. Anxious people are more likely to think before speaking; [...]

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Using Position in PLO

April 2014

Given the state of the games and availability of poker training out there, I’m assuming practically everyone reading this doesn’t need to be told that being in position (IP) is good, and being out of position (OOP) is bad. I don’t know about you, but that seems too general for me, especially since every PLO [...]

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