Intermediate Poker Strategy

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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Work harder … Put your ego away for a minute

April 2014

“He’s a better player than me,” I tell a pupil. I say this in a number of high stakes hand history reviews. Many students seem taken aback when I could admit anyone is a better player than me. How do I expect to keep teaching if I’m telling everyone else who can actually beat me? [...]

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Idol Hands … Blind Cooler

April 2014

Hands Jeff Gross 8h8s Scott Seiver Ad7h Stacks Jeff Gross ~320K Scott Seiver ~285K In this edition, we’ll take a look at a hand from a tournament with a very different format than we’re used to. The PartyPoker Premier league runs a series of single table tournaments with points awarded based on finishing position. Every [...]

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Satellite Signals

April 2014

Getting into a big one on a budget If you have big poker dreams but a small bankroll, this time of year can be tough. When your heart is set on the upcoming WPT Championship and WSOP Main Event, but your wallet suggests a Borgata daily, the answer is simple: sell a kidney on the black market! Or try your hand [...]

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Poker labels

April 2014

Why professionalism isn’t just for professionals If you’ve ever analyzed a poker hand, you’ve probably been through the process of putting your opponents into different categories, and making judgments and assumptions about them and their play based on those categories. You might label someone as a “reg,” a “sicko,” a “fish,” a “drooler,” a “donkey” [...]

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Work harder … taking it easy won’t help

March 2014

Skating on intellect won’t cut it As a person, I consider myself pretty dumb. I’ve owned my home for more than a year now and I still don’t know where certain light switches are. In school, they only found out I had an above-average IQ when they wanted to test me for a learning disability. [...]

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