Tag: poker strategy

Feb 03 2023

Brad Owen’s Brutal Decision With Flopped Nut Flush (Analysis)

Could poker vlogger Brad Owen have gotten away from this one? If you think you should never fold the top of your range in poker, your answer will probably be no. But should it be? This concept of...

Jan 31 2023

The Biggest Poker Winners of 2022 Battle for $28,719

Two of online poker's biggest winners in 2022 -- Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger and Ignacio "Nacho124441" Morón -- have battled in some epic poker hands. Let's take a look at one big pot they played in a 3-handed game of $50/$100 No Limit Hold’em. Each player has roughly $14,000 (140 big blinds)...

Jan 27 2023

How to Play Seven-Six Suited in Cash Games

Suited connectors are a fan favorite, especially Seven-Six suited. Seven-Six suited is a highly versatile hand with fantastic playability. It has good equity against almost every range of hands, and it's one of the very few starting hands with an over 20% chance of cracking Pocket Aces (22.29% to be exact)....

Jan 22 2023

Is Poker Gambling?

Jan 22 2023 Published at Jacob Topley under tags  general advice poker strategy

Poker is not gambling because it is a game of skill, where players use their knowledge and strategy to outplay their opponents, rather than relying solely on chance. In traditional gambling games, the odds are stacked against the player, and the outcome is determined by chance, with no way to influence it through skill or strategy. Poker also requires discipline and mental...

Jan 17 2023

Poker Players Battle for $1,158,000 Pot (Analysis)

It's hard to even fathom what it would be like to play a cash game pot for over $1,000,000. But I'm going to do my best to break it down in this hand analysis. Today's hand took place on the Hustler Casino Live stream. The stakes are a whopping $200/$400/$800/$1,600. The effective stack is just about $580,000...

Jan 16 2023

Episode 393: Tom “Tombos21” Boshoff

Poker theorist Tom "tombos21" Boshoff joins Andrew and Carlos to geek out about everything from how solvers work to when ICM becomes a factor in tournaments (it's sooner than you think!), balancing ICM and stack dynamics in PKOs, and so ... Read more...

Jan 10 2023

[Updated] How A Beastly Pro Approaches Micro Stakes Games (Hand Analysis)

When it comes to the big blind, size does matter. People at different stakes play differently. Because of this, we thought it would be great to bring you some insight into how a higher stakes professional -- used to all of those theoretically advanced poker shenanigans -- approaches a game like good ol' $0.25/$0.50 (aka 50NL). To do this, Upswing coach David "MissOracle"...

Jan 06 2023

Elite Poker Pros Battle For $70,620 (Analysis)

There have been some massive online poker cash games going on recently. For today's article, we're going to look at a big pot played by tournament end boss Michael Addamo and online cash destroyer Markus Leikkonen (aka makeboifin on PokerStars). The game is No Limit Hold’em, the blinds are $200/$400, and the action is hot!...

Jan 03 2023

Episode 392: Ben Kushigian

Computer scientist and poker player Ben Kushigian talks to Carlos and Andrew about the limitations of poker solvers, what we don't know we don't know about them, how they could be improved, the potential for open source solutions, and more. ... Read more...

Jan 02 2023

How Poker Players Can Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 02 2023 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

There's more to being a successful poker player than having a good preflop strategy and choosing the correct bet size. If you want to win big and move up in stakes, you must be on your A-game as much as possible. But there are many vices that prevent players from accomplishing their poker goals, like drinking, binge eating, lack of exercise, etc. Today's...

Dec 28 2022

The Best Free Upswing Poker Content of 2022

Dec 28 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy

Upswing Poker exists to help poker players get better and win more money… …and a big part of how we accomplish that is through free content. I sifted through the 100+ articles and quizzes published on Upswing Poker in 2022 to find the most popular in each of the following 5 categories....

Dec 26 2022

Episode 391: 2022 In Review

Dec 26 2022 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  nlhe podcast poker poker strategy

Andrew and Carlos recap their year, starting with poker highlights and then branching out into their favorite music, shows, podcasts, and more. Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one- month subscription to GTO Wizard ... Read more...

Dec 23 2022

Exploitative or GTO: Which Is The Better Poker Strategy?

Dec 23 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

Texas Hold’em poker strategy has changed a lot over the years. Back in the day, many of the concepts used at the poker table would be unheard of in today’s landscape. A-K suited was considered a drawing hand, “going with your gut” was celebrated, and Doyle Brunson won back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Events …...

The Worst Poker Hand Of His Life (Analysis)

Every time you sit down at the poker table, you make mistakes (even if you're Phil Ivey). What matters is how you learn from those mistakes. Jamie Nixon is one of the brightest young poker talents in the UK and, like most great players, he is immensely self-critical. In 2019, when he was up against high stakes regular Örpen Kısacıkoğlu in a WPT...

Dec 21 2022

Our Best Free Poker Training Classes

Dec 21 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

Every poker player whether they play high stakes or low stakes no-limit Texas Hold’em knows the value of a dollar. Having access to free poker training while you grind the online micro stakes can certainly help you move up faster. Whether you play cash games or poker tournaments, I am happy to share the best, …...

Dec 20 2022

The Preflop Poker Quiz (Only 20% of Poker Players Will Get 10/10)

Preflop is the most important street in poker… …so we made this quiz to put your preflop strategy to the test. You're about to answer 10 questions, and you'll get assigned a poker player based on your final score. Good luck! (Note:...

Dec 16 2022

3 Situations to Fold a Pair On The Flop In Poker

Poker is a funny game. Sometimes it's correct to make a big call with just Ace-high on the river. Other times it's correct to fold a pair on the flop! Today I'm going to explore the latter by listing three situations in which you should fold a pair on the flop in cash games....

Dec 14 2022

How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments: Turn Strategy

Dec 14 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

Making final tables in online poker tournaments at the micro stakes starts with recognizing what mistakes players make and capitalizing on them. If you have made it this far in my How To Beat Online Micro Stakes Poker Tournaments series, you have studied preflop and flop micro stakes poker tournament strategy, but now it is …...

What is Doug Polk’s “Postflop Playbook” Launching on December 19th?

Dec 14 2022 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker news & history poker strategy

The brand-new Postflop Playbook is a two-hour crash course that will teach you a proven poker strategy quickly. The aptly-named course equips poker players with the fundamental concepts necessary to compete in poker in 2023 and beyond. Upswing Poker co-founder Doug Polk is your instructor for the course, designed for players of all...

Dec 13 2022

Savage Billionaire Bluffs All-In For $127,000 (Analysis)

Watching super high stakes poker is the best. You get to watch players win and lose life-changing amounts of money from the comfort of your own home. Tough to beat that! Let's take a look at a hand from a $100/$200/$400 ($200 ante) game on Hustler Casino Live, featuring billionaire poker enthusiast...

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