Tournaments in poker are probably the most profitable format for a player who has ample knowledge and can adjust his game according to the field and situation. In a 150-180 player field, the good players are only competing against 80-90 players, and less quite often. This is because of the massive overlays. In other words, […]

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A blocker is a card you see, either on the board or in your hand, that ‘blocks’ your opponent from having any hand containing that card. Poker is a game of small edges, and the small edge you gain by effectively utilizing blockers will have a notable impact on your long term win-rate. When it […]

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We’re going to be talking about the art of 4-betting and how you can use it against opponents. When used effectively, against the right opponent, it can help you increase your win-rate significantly over time. The 4-bet is a betting technique that allows you to take advantage of certain opponents and turn their aggression into […]

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Many poker players who play cash games are generally playing with a lot of big blinds and don’t have to worry about short stacks. They usually have stacks which are 100 big blinds deep. Players who only have experience in these games often find themselves confused when they play poker tournaments with considerably shorter stacks. […]

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Most people around you will tell you that poker is a game of luck and to some extent they are right. It is usually played in casinos alongside other luck-based games such as blackjack, slots and craps. But the people who play poker professionally know how to get rid of that luck factor. During a […]

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Every poker player has his/her days where you just second guess all your decisions and nothing seems to be coming off. Days like this are natural to anyone playing poker and after all, we’re only human so we can’t perform at 100% at all times.  That being said, there are ways in which you can […]

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When people think about poker, they think about gambling. Poker is a game of chance where players are dealt two cards and hope that they have the better one than their opponents. For generations, people that don’t play poker have considered it a game that’s based on a lot of luck and only a handful […]

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If you think about it, poker and investing can actually be linked to each other in some ways. For some people, both of these things are simply gambling. The stock market for some, is basically a gambling hall and the poker table is where you hope to get lucky. However, poker and investing are long […]

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Freezeouts are one of the most basic and popular poker tournament formats in the world. The World Series of Poker is also run using the same format. You start with a single stack of chips which basically represents your tournament life. Once you go broke, you’re out.  Buy-ins are relatively small and you can expect […]

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In poker, your mind is going to be your greatest weapon. However, it could also lead you to making decisions you should never be making. Sometimes it could lead you completely in the wrong direction which should be avoided at all costs! Here are five of those bankroll depleting thoughts. We’ll count them down from […]

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