Tag: 888poker

Sep 30 2022

Online Poker Tells: 7 Key Concepts to Keep in Mind!

Sep 30 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

Poker is a game of incomplete information. Gathering as many small clues as possible about the strength of an opponent’s hand can pay off in significant ways for players. Particular movements or facial tics that give off information about an opponent’s hand are “tells” in poker. They can pay off for those who know how to detect and use...

Sep 23 2022

How to Play Pocket Aces the Right Way

Sep 23 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

You square up your hole cards. Peaking at one, you see a beautiful red “ACE”! Your body fills with hope. 1 out of 13 times, your second card will provide you with the most powerful preflop starting hand in Hold’em! Peeling the second card, you see the emergence of a diagonal outline. Could it...

Sep 19 2022

RFI Strategy in NL Hold’em – Crucial Items to Consider

Sep 19 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

RFI stands for raise-first-in and occurs when the action is folded around to us preflop, and we raise. This move makes us the first player to enter the pot voluntarily. The following will be a guide to RFI strategies in No-Limit Hold’em. We will consider the following topics - What is RFI? General...

Sep 16 2022

Poker Buy-In: Everything You Need to Know

Sep 16 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

A poker buy-in refers to how much money you use to buy into a particular poker game. There are usually specific rules put in place regarding poker buy-ins and how much money you’re allowed to put on the table and play with initially. There are also additional considerations you should contemplate when deciding how much to play with to...

Sep 12 2022

Turn Your PLO Preflop Strategy into a Winner!

Sep 12 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

The first thing new PLO (Pot Limit Omaha) players notice is that they need to adjust to being dealt 4 cards instead of 2. At first, this difference might sound small. But it doesn’t take long to realise that preflop decisions are more complicated in PLO than in Hold’em. Have no fear! Use the following...

Sep 09 2022

What You Should Be Doing to 3bet Better!

Sep 09 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

It seems that everywhere you look, people are following the latest fashion trends. They’re recording useless TikTok dances and sharing whatever memes have blown up in the last week or two. Why on earth do people behave like this? Are we addicted to attention, or is there something more to it? Well, the reality is that copying is an innate human behaviour. Confucius...

Sep 05 2022

6 Ways a Data-Driven Approach Can Improve Your Game

Sep 05 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

There's no doubt that poker is a complex game. So, it's no surprise that many players rely on gut feelings and hunches when making decisions during a hand. In the early days of poker, most top players relied exclusively on their intuition when making decisions. Getting reads and/or acting based on a hunch was the order of the day, and the best...

Sep 02 2022

Should You Wear Sunglasses to Play Poker?

Sep 02 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

Ah, the age-old debate: to shades or not to shades? Whether playing poker for an entire decade or just a single day, you’ve probably wondered if you should wear sunglasses to the table. Even Kim Kardashian wore famously mirrored sunglasses to play poker - hiding her expression but revealing her hand. In the book, A Girl’s Guide to...

Aug 29 2022

Heads-Up Poker Strategy Guide – How to Play Heads-Up Poker

Aug 29 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

Some of the most profitable poker players specialise in heads-up play. Playing one on one vs a single opponent might sound daunting for some. Perhaps it’s simply more relaxing to fade away into the semi-anonymity of a 6-max or full- ring environment. But for those looking to boost profits considerably, the world of one-on-one poker...

Aug 26 2022

Turn Your Poker Goals into Winners!

Aug 26 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

What better time to discuss the beauty of goals with the European Championship in full swing? Poker goals, that is… Not the ‘ball in net’ kind – Sorry for the tease. Right up there, with bankroll management, hand-reading, and work- ethic, goal setting is a vital component of poker success....

Aug 22 2022

Top 10 Poker Skills to Turn Your Losing Record into a Winning One!

Aug 22 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

Whether your goal is poker domination or you’re simply a losing player looking to break even, poker skills are the muscles needed to get you there. This Top 10 list could help turn a losing record as a poker player into a winning one. Here are ten of my top tips to become a more skilled poker player. Firstly, we’ll start by understanding...

Aug 19 2022

Are These the Top 9 Poker Prop Bets Ever?

Aug 19 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

Poker naturally involves people who love to gamble. For many, that carries over to prop betting. These bets are common occurrences at major tournaments with players looking to add to the fun with so many long hours at the tables. Sometimes a prop bet can even go beyond the poker table. Some of poker’s most prominent names have...

Aug 15 2022

Top 13 Differences Between the Small Blind and Big Blind in Poker!

Aug 15 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

At first glance, the Big Blind (BB) and Small Blind (SB) positions might appear to be almost identical in poker. It turns out that this is not true at all! The Big Blind and Small Blind do share some similarities, But they are two of the most different positions at the poker table. In this short guide, we’ll clear up any confusion...

Aug 12 2022

GTO Open Raising Strategies – Main Tips

Aug 12 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

One of the great ironies of poker is that even the best players don’t precisely know which hands they should be playing preflop. They have a good idea, better than their opponents. But they don’t know exactly. Although this has not changed, GTO solvers allow us to understand with greater accuracy than ever before the types of hands...

Aug 08 2022

What Are the Consequences of Employing an Exploitative Game Strategy?

Aug 08 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

I’m going to start this article with a couple of loose definitions: Game Theory Optimal, or GTO for short, is an unexploitable strategy. If applied consistently and over a large enough sample size, it will not lose money no matter what your opponent’s responses are. When I say exploitable, I...

Aug 01 2022

Play Like, or Against a Poker Maniac by Building an Image

Aug 01 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

One of the great things about poker is the many different ways to play the game. Every player develops his or her style. Some like to mix it up with Any Two cards, while others prefer to sit back and wait for quality hands. Different characteristics tend to get labelled into categories of playing styles. For instance, reserved and...

Jul 29 2022

Calculating Outs Quickly and Accurately in Pot Limit Omaha

Jul 29 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

An essential skill in any poker variant is being able to calculate how many outs we have. In some formats, this process is harder than others. For example, in Hold’em, it is relatively straightforward to calculate how many outs we have to make our hand. In PLO (Pot Limit Omaha) things can become a lot more challenging since we are dealt four...

Jul 25 2022

How To Play Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Jul 25 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

There are three variants of 7-card stud that are played in poker rooms today: 7-card stud (stud), where the best standard high hand wins the pot. Razz - where the best low hand wins the pot. 7-card stud high-low, where the best high and hand and the best low hand split the pot. 7-card stud...

Jul 22 2022

Top 5 Tips to Learn How to Play 5-Card Stud Poker Games!

Jul 22 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

5-Card Stud is not as popular now as some of the more prominent variants of poker. But it is the earliest form of Stud poker invented, dating back to the 1960s. This format has most of its gameplay, these days, either online or in Finland with a variant called “Sökö”. But 5-Card Stud is an excellent variation of poker. In this...

Jul 15 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Rock in Poker

Jul 15 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  888poker

It seems like most competitions have a “rock” of some sort. In wrestling, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson established himself as one of the greatest of all time, if you smell what we’re cooking. In baseball, there was the controversial John Rocker. In poker, there are also rocks piled around. This article is devoted to talking about those rocks,...

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