Tag: live poker

Jun 28 2022

Play Like a Pro When The Turn Pairs The Middle Card

When the turn card pairs the board in a heads-up pot, the dynamic between the players changes greatly. This article will help you play these spots better than you currently are. The following content focuses on when to continue betting (as the preflop raiser who c-bet on the flop) in single raised pots when the board pairs on the turn. I'll refer to...

Jun 24 2022

Should He Call All-In With Ace-High in a $250,000 Tournament? (Analysis)

One of the toughest spots in poker is when you have a marginal hand and face a decision for all of your chips. It doesn't matter if you play the micros online or live high rollers, these situations are almost always anxiety- inducing. Cut to the Triton $250,000 Buy-In High Roller tournament, in which Daniel Dvoress was put all-in by David Peters when the...

Jun 17 2022

How to Play A9-A6 Suited in Cash Games

Middling suited Aces are pretty strong hands. You should often play a hand like A♠ 9♠ when it's dealt to you, but it's obviously not always strong enough to VPIP. The exact situations in which these hand types are worth playing, and how to maneuver with them postflop, is what I am going...

Jun 14 2022

3 Advantages of Betting Big on the Flop

Over the last 15 years, No Limit Hold’em has gone through a drastic transformation. So much has changed about the way people play and think about the game that it’s hard to even know where to begin. But what stands out most in my mind is how different c-bet sizing strategies were used in the past. Looking Back at the Tom Dwan Era...

Jun 10 2022

[QUIZ] Do You Know When to C-Bet in 4-Bet Pots?

Poker players get more aggressive (on average) every year. As a result, playing well in 4-bet pots has become a vital skill if you want to succeed in today's games. This quiz will help you improve that skill. The focus will be on playing 4-bet pots as the preflop aggressor (a future quiz will have you playing as the caller)....

Jun 08 2022

Garrett Plays $335,500 Pot vs JRB on High Stakes Poker (Analysis)

On the most recent season of High Stakes Poker, fan-favorite Garrett Adelstein squared off against nosebleed regular Jean-Robert Bellande (JRB) in a colossal pot. I'm going to take a deep loop into that hand, which took place at the massive stakes of $500/$1,000 with a $1,000 big blind ante. Watch the hand here and keep reading for my analysis (plus a written recap...

Jun 03 2022

Doug Polk Flops Broadway vs a Set (Analysis)

Texas poker is known for having crazy action with lots of straddles and super deep stacks. This hand between Doug Polk and Lodge Card Club regular JWin is proof of that. The two squared off in a $25/$50 game with a $100 straddle. Both had stacks of $30,000+ to start the hand. Watch one of the most...

May 27 2022

3 Spots You Should Almost Never C-Bet

Being aggressive is how the best players win at poker. Through the power of aggression, you have two chances to win: You can win when your bet gets called by a worse hand You can win when your opponent folds However, there are some situations in which it's better to play passively. This article covers three of those spots -- specific situations in...

May 25 2022

Garrett Adelstein vs Daniel Negreanu ($440,000 Pot Analysis)

High Stakes Poker baby! PokerGO has revived the greatest poker TV show of all time and in a hand from the latest season, poker legend Daniel Negreanu went head-to-head against live nosebleed crusher Garrett Adelstein in a gargantuan pot. The stakes were $500/$1,000 with a $1,000 big blind ante....

May 17 2022

How to Play Queen-Jack Suited in Cash Games

Queen-Jack suited is a damn good hand in No Limit Hold’em. It can flop strong pairs, strong open-enders, flush draws, and gutshots. It often has useful blockers on Ace-high and King-high boards (blocking hands like AQ/AJ/KQ/KJ). And if all else goes wrong, Queen-Jack suited still usually has some kind of backdoor draw with 2 overcards....

May 13 2022

How to Play Trips (As the Preflop Raiser and Caller)

Playing trips can be pretty simple in some situations, but there are some small nuances that you might be missing. If you are indeed missing those nuances, you have an opportunity to increase your win-rate by learning them. Lucky for you, that's what this article is for. Let’s dive in! Note: I'll be covering how to play trips on paired boards, such as...

May 11 2022

3 Tips for Playing the Turn After Check-Raise Bluffing Flop

Suppose you call a preflop raise from the Big Blind with a hand like 6♥ 4♥ and the flop comes Q♦ 7♥ 3♠. The preflop raiser c-bets and the action is back on you. You think to yourself and say, “Damn, am I supposed to check-raise here?”...

May 03 2022

Should You Ever Play Offsuit Connectors in Cash Games?

Most of the time, low and medium offsuit connectors are pretty worthless and should be folded. However, there are some instances, mostly from the Big Blind, in which they are worthy of being played. For that reason, I am going to cover: How to Play Low and Medium Offsuit Connectors Preflop 3 Tips for When You Miss the Flop (As the Preflop Caller)...

Apr 30 2022

[Updated] The Best $1/$2 Poker VLOG

While poker vlogging has blown up over the years, the vloggers with the highest viewerships tend to play higher stakes ($5/$10 and above) with some bigger buy-in tournaments thrown in. But what about vlogs for the $1/$2 and $1/$3 players? Look no further! While I personally play higher ($2/$5 and some $5/$10), …...

Apr 27 2022

[QUIZ] Do You Know How to Play vs Preflop Raises?

It's extremely tough to become a long-term winning poker player without a good grasp on the fundamentals… …and one of the most important fundamentals is only playing hands that profit when a player raises in front of you. This quiz will put you in 8 different preflop situations in which you face a raise before the flop. Sometimes there will be a...

Apr 20 2022

Take a Sneak Peek at Elite Cash Game Exploits with Uri Peleg

Want to reach the top of the poker mountain so even solid regulars become more like recreational players? The brand new Elite Cash Game Exploits course is made to help you on your climb. Taught by...

Apr 18 2022

Doug Polk Chases a Flush Draw in Massive Pot (Analysis)

Since becoming a part-owner of The Lodge Card Club, Doug Polk has been playing poker regularly for the first time since his heads-up challenge vs Daniel Negreanu. Some of his sessions have been played on The Lodge Live stream...

Apr 15 2022

Apr 12 2022

What is Equity in Poker & Why Does it Matter?

Equity is the most fundamental concept in poker. If you're not very familiar with it, then this article is going to be extremely valuable for your poker game. Let's dive into what equity is and why it matters so much. What is Equity? Equity refers to the share of the pot that...

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