Blog: Jacob Topley

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Mar 02 2022

Bluffing 3 Streets in a 3bet Pot ANALYSIS

Have you ever wondered how you should play out of position in a 3bet pot? What about when you’ve missed one of the many draws that you could have in the hand? Today we will be analysing a bluff made over 3 streets in a 3bet pot. In the following hand I’ll be discussing my decision making preflop, on the flop, turn, and...

Jan 27 2022

How to Handle Losing Sessions

Jan 27 2022 Published at Jacob Topley

You can’t pay poker without losing a hand. Similarly, you can’t get through your poker career and always take home a win. This is something that you can’t control, no matter the form of poker that you play, tournaments or cash, from hold’em to razz. We will all have losing poker sessions. What separates the good from bad poker players, is how well...

Jan 20 2022

Why You Need To Beat 2nl Zoom

It's tougher than you'd think...You need to walk...

Jan 13 2022

Should you EVER Straddle in Poker?

“Should I ever straddle in poker?” is a question several friends and students have asked me over the past few years. Every time I answer, it is some form of no. A straddle is a voluntary blind raise normally from the UTG position (see Mississippi Straddling for another variation), it acts as a 3rd blind. On the surface straddling is a highly -ev...

Should you EVER Straddle in Poker?

“Should I ever straddle in poker?” is a question several friends and students have asked me over the past few years. Every time I answer, it is some form of no. A straddle is a voluntary blind raise normally from the UTG position (see Mississippi Straddling for another variation), it acts as a 3rd blind. On the surface straddling is a highly -ev...

Jan 05 2022

3 Ways to Stay Random in Live Poker

When you’re sat at a live table, you shouldn’t throw GTO out of the window. Exploitative poker is normally going to be the best thing to do against most of the players you will come up against live. However, what...

3 Ways to Stay Random in Live Poker

When you’re sat at a live table, you shouldn’t throw GTO out of the window. Exploitative poker is normally going to be the best thing to do against most of the players you will come up against live. However, what...

Dec 29 2021

Cash Poker: 10 Tips to Improve Your Game

There are several things you should be doing both on and off the table to get ahead of the competition. Here are my top 10 cash poker tips to help you get better at poker, faster. Range Charts Preflop Bet Sizings Basic Math Overbetting Calling with Draws Slow Playing 3betting and 4betting Stop Losses...

Cash Poker: 10 Tips to Improve Your Game

There are several things you should be doing both on and off the table to get ahead of the competition. Here are my top 10 cash poker tips to help you improve at poker, faster. Range Charts Preflop Bet Sizings Basic Math Overbetting Calling with Draws Slow Playing 3betting and 4betting Stop Losses...

Dec 15 2021

[Updated] Poker Software Review: GTO Trainer

Dec 15 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  software reviews studying the game

GTO Trainer is a must-have piece of poker software for any mid to high stakes player. It’s simplicity and speed are its greatest assets; however, the high cost and the slightly incomplete dataset could be a reason to wait. GTO Trainer is an in-browser poker solver offering access to 100,000’s of solved poker situations for the user. Poker solvers are complex and advanced...

Poker Software Review: GTO Trainer

Dec 15 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  software reviews studying the game

GTO Trainer is a must-have piece of poker software for any mid to high stakes player. It’s simplicity and speed are its greatest assets; however, the potentially high cost and the slightly incomplete dataset could be a reason to wait. GTO Trainer is an in-browser poker solver offering access to 100,000’s of solved poker situations for the user. Poker solvers are complex and...

Dec 13 2021

Poker Software Review: GTO Trainer

Dec 13 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  software reviews studying the game

GTO Trainer is a must-have piece of poker software for any mid to high stakes player. It’s simplicity and speed are its greatest assets; however, the high cost and the slightly incomplete dataset could be a reason to wait. GTO Trainer is an in-browser poker solver offering access to 100,000’s of solved poker situations for the user. Poker solvers are complex and advanced...

Dec 03 2021

How to Manage Your Bankroll, the Right Way

Dec 03 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  general advice poker coaching

The term “bankroll” in poker refers to the amount of spare money you use to play poker with. There is a right way and a wrong way to manage your roll. Good bankroll management would mean you always have enough money to play poker, even if you have to drop down to a lower stake for a while. Bad bankroll management...

How to Manage Your Bankroll, the Right Way

Dec 03 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  general advice poker coaching

The term “bankroll” in poker refers to the amount of spare money you use to play poker with. There is a right way and a wrong way to manage your roll. Good bankroll management would mean you always have enough money to play poker, even if you have to drop down to a lower stake for a while. Bad bankroll management...

Nov 02 2021

Overbetting in Poker: How to Overbet Like a Pro

Nov 02 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  advanced strategy poker strategy

Today I’ll be giving you the relevant tools to help you overbet like a pro. It’s used to be rare when playing poker that a player would choose to be greater than the size of the pot, betting larger than the flop is called an overbet. It’s becoming more common and incorporating overbets is for sure the most profitable way to play...

Overbetting in Poker: How to Overbet Like a Pro

Nov 02 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  advanced strategy poker strategy

Today I’ll be giving you the relevant tools to help you overbet like a pro. It’s used to be rare when playing poker that a player would choose to be greater than the size of the pot, betting larger than the flop is called an overbet. It’s becoming more common and incorporating overbets is for sure the most profitable way to play...

Oct 25 2021

How to Study Poker Using a Solver: 6 Steps to Success

Oct 25 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  general advice studying the game

Studying is an essential part of poker if you want to become a profitable player. From my coaching experience there are 6 key steps to success when using a poker solver. Using and sticking to these steps will aid you in your studying process and today I will be outlining these for you today. These steps can be applied to your studying process...

How to Study Poker Using a Solver: 6 Steps to Success

Oct 25 2021 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  general advice studying the game

Studying is an essential part of poker if you want to become a profitable player. From my coaching experience there are 6 key steps to success when using a poker solver. Using and sticking to these steps will aid you in your studying process and today I will be outlining these for you today. These steps can be applied to your studying process...

Oct 18 2021

How To Play Poker For Beginners- The Basics of No Limit Hold’em Strategy

This is an article aimed at explaining the basics of how you can play a game of poker including some great beginner strategy. Never feel unsure of what you can or can't do when playing your next game. You will become familiar with key terms and definitions, when it's your turn to make your move, and what you can do when it is...

How To Play Poker For Beginners- The Basics of No Limit Hold’em Strategy

This is an article aimed at explaining the basics of how you can play a game of poker including some great beginner strategy. Never feel unsure of what you can or can't do when playing your next game. You will become familiar with key terms and definitions, when it's your turn to make your move, and what you can do when it is...

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