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Jan 31 2023

The Simple Trick to Beat Crazy Poker Players

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Poker maniacs are arguably the most frustrating player type you can encounter at the felt. Their incessant aggression can be infuriating, and their erratic playstyle can make it virtually impossible to predict their next move.What’s worse, they seem to get rewarded for their crazy plays by constantly sucking out on you, hitting

Jan 24 2023

The Simple Trick to Beat Aggressive Poker Players

Playing against aggressive poker players can be a frustrating experience. While you should aim to play aggressive poker yourself, it’s annoying when you’re the one on the receiving end of aggression from your opponents.This is especially true if they have position on you. In these cases, fighting back can often seem like a losing battle.In this article, we’ll take a look at how...

Jan 18 2023

5 Poker Hands Only Losing Players Play

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.One of the most common mistakes beginner poker players make is playing too many hands. This includes a number of hands that may look decent at a glance, but can often be more trouble than they’re worth.In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 such hands that could be costing you money.We’ll also take...

Jan 09 2023

5 Signs You Are a Losing Poker Player

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Most players lose money over the long run playing poker, and only a handful of players manage to win big. In order to be one of the select few winners, you need to work on improving your game.Since becoming a winning poker player can be hard, it may be worthwlile to filp the script and...

Jan 03 2023

4 Overrated Poker Hands You Need to Just Fold

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.In a recent article, we’ve discussed underrated no-limit hold’em hands you should play more often. This time we’ll go the other way, and take a look at some overrated starting hands you should consider ditching more often.Of course, as the saying goes, in poker, there are no good or bad hands. There are only good...

Dec 28 2022

This Easy Cash Game Strategy Skyrocketed My Winnings

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.If you are playing poker cash games, chances are you’re going to start to encounter familiar faces after a while.While most of your poker winnings will come from recreational players, sometimes there simply won’t be any of them around.In order to be a profitable long term winner, you need to know how to make money...

Dec 22 2022

5 Signs You Are a Winning Poker Player

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Do you consider yourself to be a winning poker player?This may seem like a simple question, but the answer can be complicated.What does it actually mean to win in poker? Is it making an x amount of money in a certain time period? And if so, how much money are we talking about?Poker has a...

Dec 12 2022

How to Improve Your Poker Game in 14 Days (Just Do This)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Whether you are an experienced player or a total beginner, improving your poker game takes a lot of time and effort.There’s no improvement without effort, but with the right approach, it doesn’t have to take months or years to take your poker game to the next level.This article will show you 6 surefire ways to...

Dec 06 2022

5 Underrated Poker Hands You Need to Play More Often

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan. In no- limit hold’em, most of the money you’ll make will come from strong premium hands, namely strong pocket pairs, Ace-King and so on. These strong hands basically play themselves, and it’s fairly obvious they’ll be your most profitable long-term winners.However, there are other often overlooked hands that can also help your

Nov 30 2022

5 Poker Hands Everybody Screws Up (Fix This Now)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.In no- limit hold’em, some hands are easier to play than others.There are strong hands that basically play themselves, and there’s trash hands that you just fold preflop and you don’t think twice about it.Between these two categories, there’s a wide range of hands that aren’t as straightforward, and can often be quite tricky to

Nov 22 2022

5 Best "Big Money" Poker Hands (Never Fold These)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Not all starting Texas hold’em hands are created equal. While you can theoretically “get lucky” and smash the flop with virtually any starting hand, some starting hands are obviously stronger than others.In fact, a disproportionate amount of money you earn in poker will come from these strong starting hands. Think of the Pareto

Nov 15 2022

5 Advanced Cash Game Tips (Tripled My Profits!)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Poker cash games are arguably the format to play if you want to make money consistently.You can buy in for any amount you want, sit down to play and leave any time, and the blinds structure is always the same. You can also find games any time you want, especially if you’re playing online poker.Cash...

Nov 10 2022

5 No Limit Hold'em Tips the Pros Don't Want You to Know

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan. Becoming a winning poker player is not easy, but it’s not overly complicated either. While some players would have you believe that you need to be either a math wizard or have some near-psychic abilities to achieve success in this game, the reality is much more prosaic. All you have to do instead is...

Nov 07 2022

BlackRain79 Elite Poker University Complete Walkthrough and Review

People often ask me what is included in my brand new BlackRain79 Elite Poker University. So today I want to break it all down for you step by step. This will be a complete walkthrough and review of my new advanced poker training program. BlackRain79 Elite Poker University includes 17 hours of elite poker training lessons, 50+ videos, hundreds of step by step...

Nov 02 2022

5 Easy Ways to Read Their Poker Hand (Works Every Time!)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Reading your opponent’s hand is more art than science. When playing poker, it’s nearly impossible to zero in on your opponent’s exact hole cards.However, there are techniques you can use to narrow down your opponent’s range to make better decisions on the felt.You don’t have to be a poker savant or have psychic abilities to...

Oct 26 2022

5 Signs of a Good Texas Hold'em Player

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Before reading this article, think about what makes a great poker player in your own mind.Is it someone who can read into their opponent’s soul and zero in on their exact hole cards? Someone who can make huge daring bluffs without breaking a sweat? Someone with an unreadable poker face?All of these are good guesses,...

Oct 18 2022

Stop Playing These 5 Bad Poker Hands (Big Mistake!)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.One of the most common mistakes most amateur poker players make is playing way too many hands, which causes them to bleed money over the long run.Another common mistake is overvaluing certain hands, i.e. believing they’re stronger than they actually are.We’re going to take a closer look at 5 textbook starting hands you may be

Oct 10 2022

How to Play Straight Draws (It Might Surprise You)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Playing drawing hands in no-limit hold’em can be tricky, and straight draws are no exception.A lot of players struggle with straight draws: they either chase draws that are unlikely to complete, or they have trouble getting paid off once they do manage to hit their draws.If you have trouble playing straight draws, keep

Oct 03 2022

9 Best Texas Hold'em Strategies for Beginners

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Learning the winning Texas hold’em strategy can be daunting, especially for beginner poker players. With so much information out there, it’s hard to know where to even begin working on your game.If you want to improve your poker results, but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place.This article will show you...

Sep 27 2022

How to Play Pocket Pairs (It Might Surprise You)

This article was written by blackrain79.com contributor Fran Ferlan.Pocket pairs vary greatly hand strength wise, from pocket Aces, the strongest starting combination in no-limit hold’em, to pocket Twos, which is a weak hand and is in a lot of trouble if it doesn’t improve to a set post flop.While hardly anyone has trouble playing strong pocket pairs like Aces or Kings, as you...