Hold’em Strategy

Poker Tells … Silence & Stillness

October 2014

Behavioral obstacles to an opponent’s impending call or fold One important category of poker tells are those exhibited when a player believes his opponent is getting ready to call or fold to his bet. Bettors in these situations have an incentive to present an “obstacle” to their opponent’s action. These behaviors will typically only be [...]

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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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Idol Hands … $7 million decision

July 2014

Two heads-up gurus battle for the big one Hands Daniel Negreanu KhQs Daniel Colman Ad4d Stacks Daniel Negreanu 70,000,000 Daniel Colman 56,000,000 The million dollar buy-in “Big One for One Drop” event at the World Series is always going to be exciting. With such obscene money up for grabs and some of the world’s best [...]

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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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Let’s talk WSOP

May 2014

I’ve spent the last year working on a new book called “Verbal Poker Tells.” It’s focused on during-hand verbal behavior — finding patterns in what poker players say and how they say it. Because it’s WSOP season, I thought it’d be fun to showcase some interesting verbal behavior and conversations from past WSOP events. All [...]

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Idol Hands … The View From The Felt

May 2014

Hands Dan O’Brien AhJs Michael Mizrachi ?? Stacks Dan O’Brien 27,900 Michael Mizrachi 47,500 I’m going to change it up a little this month and analyze a hand that I was actually involved in at the EPT London Main Event. I’ll be able to discuss why I decided to make each action, and the information [...]

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Team Partypoker … Inducing on Big Flops

May 2014

Big drawing hands in no limit hold’em can be very profitable if played correctly. It is certainly a very liberating feeling for your hand to hit the board in a way in which you would gleefully put all of your money in the pot while there is nothing that your opponent can have that would [...]

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