Tag: i is for implementation

Jan 18 2021

Think EV When Sizing Bets

“Bet sizing is an art, but its canvas in the mathematics of Expected Value.” -- Valentin Tejera Imagine that we’re on the river and have the mortal nuts. The effective stacks are roughly twice the size of the pot, so there is plenty of maneuvering room vis-à-vis...

Jan 13 2021

Think Ahead With Your Bets

“[A common] mistake [is] in not thinking ahead. Every time you make a decision in poker, you should be thinking ahead about what happens next. When you raise preflop, you should have a good idea how you will respond if somebody reraises, and what you will do on various flops. When you bet the flop, you should already be thinking about how...

Jan 09 2021

Calling Is Not A Compromise Action

“Beginners often think that calling is a compromise between raising and folding. It’s not.” -- Andrew Brokos, Thinking Poker Someone opens for a raise in early position. You’re in middle position and look down at two pretty face cards, or maybe a couple of medium...

Jan 07 2021

Size Bets Based on Board Texture (and Villain’s Range)

“To construct a proper bet sizing strategy, you want to start by structuring your bets not based on the strength of your hand, but rather how strong your range is relative to your opponents.” -- Alec Torelli, Conscious Poker The texture of the board, combined with...

Jan 04 2021

Before Betting, Ask Yourself "Why?"

“Skilled poker players know exactly why they are betting and what they are trying to accomplish.” -- Donovan Panone, Pokerology Okay, we’ve chose a line. Now we need to implement it, and the first step to this is to remember your why. Ask yourself why are you...

Dec 21 2020

9 Ways To Improve Deception During A Poker Game

“You need to understand that everything you do at the poker table conveys information.” -- Daniel Negreanu Poker is a game built upon making decisions that are based on incomplete information. As such, the person who gathers the most accurate information—...

Aug 17 2020

It’s Okay To Beat Up Grandma

The six reason why aggression is so important—and seven ways to UP your inner bully at the poker tables “I’m a bully. I’m a bastard. I push people around. I frighten them and manipulate them, lie to them, menace them, pressure them, threaten them, mislead them, outthink them, outfox them, run rings around them in every conceivable way. Then when I’m done,...

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