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Oct 22 2020

Is This Maria Ho Play Hopeless Against Ike Haxton?

Heads up for the Shark Cage, Maria makes an ambitious play against Ike. Did she go too far? The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP:2c 9s Kc TURN: Ad River: Js Ike: Ks 10h Maria: QdJh For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE!...

Oct 19 2020

How Adrian Mateos Gets ALL THE MONEY

Adrian Mateos takes an unconventional line in pursuit of maximum value. The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP:7h 6s 2h TURN: Qd River: Jd Mateos: Qh6c Fiilsmies: KcQs For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He Fold???" here: www.thepokerguys.net

Oct 15 2020

Should Antonio Call Jungleman's Check.Raise With ACES???

Antonio Esfandiari gets put in a tough spot by Dan Smith in a $100k Alpha8 tournament. How should he figure it out? The guys break it down. FLOP:Qs Qd 9s TURN: 2d River: 3h Antonio: AsAh Jungleman: 9h9d For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is...

Oct 12 2020

Is This The Right Hand To Call Dan Smith's Big Shove With?

Koray Aldemir is tasked with figuring out what to do against Dan Smith in a big spot. How did he do? Grant and Jonathan break it down. FLOP:2h 10h 9c TURN: 5h River: Jd For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How...

Oct 08 2020

Mateos Shows How To MAXIMIZE VALUE In A PKO

Adrian Mateos works his magic at a $10k progressive knockout final table against Ole Schemion. Grant and Jonathan break it down. FLOP:Qd 4s 7d TURN: 5h River: Js For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He Fold???" here: www.thepokerguys.net

Oct 05 2020

Did Hellmuth Just DESTROY Esfandiari???

Over the years, Antonio has seemed to get the best of the poker brat. Did that just all change in this one hand in the High Stakes Duel? The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP:4h Jd Js TURN: 7c River: As For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610...

Sep 28 2020

There Are 3(!) ABSURD Plays On This River

Heads up for a big online tournament, and these two guys have no quit whatsoever. Are these river plays too audacious or just plain brilliant? FLOP: 2d 3c 6h TURN: 6c River: 9s For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can...

Sep 24 2020

Did Matt Berkey Just Make An Elite Play?

We may not always agree with Berkey's decisions, and he may wish we would shut up and never talk about him again, but maybe we like his play this time? Maybe? FLOP: 5c 6s 10d TURN: 5d River: Ad For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book...

Sep 21 2020

How Can He Fold???? (not the book, FASCINATING cash game hand)

In a seeming cooler, one player makes such an interesting decision that we had to steal the title from our book. FLOP:Kc 10d 8c TURN: Js River: 3d For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He Fold???" here: www.thepokerguys.net

Sep 17 2020

Is This Mediocre Hand For Bicknell A Call Against Foxen's Overbet?

Poker power couple Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell play an interesting blind vs. blind hand early in a $25k tournament. The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP:2h 5c 8d TURN: 4s River: 2d For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can...

Sep 14 2020

Is This River 3 - Bet Too Fancy For This $25k Final Table?

An unknown player takes an ambitious line against Kahle Burns at an online $25k final table. And listen to this one for some drama, as Jonathan has a challenge for Phil Hellmuth. FLOP:4s Jc 9h TURN: Ac River: Qh For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book...

Sep 10 2020

Just How Good Is This Bluff?

It's the WPT Rolling Thunder final table, and one player makes an ambitious bluff against a better than expected hand. The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP:7h 3c 8c TURN: 6d River: 10c For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can...

Sep 07 2020

Berkey V Adelstein: Who Can Go For The Thinnest Value?

Matt Berkey and Garret Adelstein both like to operate on the bleeding edge of aggression and value seeking, and this hand is a great example of both players' approaches. Grant and Jonathan break it down. FLOP: 8s 2d 2h TURN: Qh River: 6s For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign...

Sep 03 2020

Can He Call Off His Life Against The Strange Line?

Heads up for a WPT title, and one player is put in a terrible spot by a bad runout. The guys break it down. FLOP: 9h 8h 3s TURN: 3d River: As For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He...

Aug 31 2020

Does This 2x Pot River Bet Make Sense?

Garret Adelstein has a great hand, but he's facing a massive bet. How should he interpret it? The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP: Jd 3c 6h TURN: 2h River: 9h For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He Fold???"...

Aug 27 2020

We HATE This Play By Phil Hellmuth

The Poker Brat has had a lot of success in tournaments, but that doesn't mean he always makes the right move. The Poker Guys assess a play by Hellmuth that they are not fans of. FLOP: As 2c 3h TURN: Jd River: 7c For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign...

Aug 24 2020

Should He Raise This River?

It's the final table of a big Pokerstars Stadium Series event, and two of the chip leaders, including the overwhelming chip leader, clash in a hand featuring strange checks, strange raises, and underrepresented hands. The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP: 7d Qd 9s TURN: Kh River: Ad For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room,...

Aug 20 2020

Did Moneymaker Just Own The Elite Pro?

Chris Moneymaker faces off against the feared reader of souls, Davidi Kitai. How does he fare? The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP: 10c 9h 7s TURN: 9s River: 8s For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our Book is NOW AVAILABLE! Get "How Can He Fold???" here:...

Aug 13 2020

Dnegs Faces A MASSIVE Overbet By Doyle

It's the halcyon days of poker - The Big Game cash game - and Negreanu is facing multiple huge bets from Doyle Brunson. How should he proceed? The guys break it down. FLOP: 10s 10h 7d TURN: 5c River: Ks/3c For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to sign up: www.nitrogensports.eu/r/632610 ***Our...

Aug 10 2020

Can Hellmuth Pull Off The Monster Bluff Against Antonio For $100k?

Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari are playing a heads up sit n go for $100k, and Phil makes a big move. Is it a good move? How should Antonio react? The Poker Guys break it down. FLOP: Kd 4h 10c TURN: Qd River: Ks For access to exclusive Poker Guys freerolls and other tournaments on Nitrogen Sports Poker Room, use this link to...

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