Beginner Poker Strategy

The Three Biggest Leaks in … Low Stakes Tournament Players

February 2014

Plug them or you’ll sink I’ve noticed some trends lately among my students. Most of them are low-stakes, recreational tournament players who are looking to take their game to the next level, and many of them have some of the same leaks in common. A lot of these leaks are a result of recent progressions [...]

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Don’t Get Left Behind

January 2014

Keep improving or start losing I lead out for $6, slightly more than half the pot after the rake was taken. Three players called me. Two of these callers were loose and passive, and the third was an aggressive player who is guaranteed to float the flop and bet the turn if you check to [...]

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Building And Managing Your Bankrolls

January 2014

Several years ago, I heard a quote that a poker player’s relationship with his bankroll is similar to a carpenter and his tool box; even the best carpenter is useless without a good set of tools. And just as a carpenter with only a hammer won’t be able to find much work, a poker player [...]

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Using the Positional advantage on Wet Boards

November 2013

This hand highlights how having the positional advantage allows you to control the size of the pot and get your money in good on later streets, particularly when the ranges of your opponents are well defined. The SB in this hand is a 20/10 reg but other than that we don’t have any reads. I’m [...]

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Mental Stability

September 2013

I thought about making an article reviewing a hand that had an interesting call I made, but people are already too good at poker for my taste, so, instead, I thought I would talk about something everyone can apply. So here are a couple of fun facts for you guys: - The majority of people who [...]

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No Simple Solutions

September 2013

Just keep on improvin’ A student of mine recently complained that he must be doing something wrong, that there must be a fundamental problem in his game, because he was getting too many bubble finishes and min-cashes. Another came to me with the hope that I could fix whatever was wrong with his game and [...]

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Putting your opponents on ranges

July 2013

I’ve often stated in my videos that there are two main levels of poker skill. Level one is putting opponents accurately on ranges while level two is “acting accordingly.” The former relies heavily on hand-reading, game dynamics, psychology and HUD-stats while the latter can often be solved mathematically to a great accuracy. Example: In a [...]

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