Tag: poker strategy

Jul 28 2021

What is a Block Bet & When Should You Do It?

Block betting is a poker tactic that has been around for a while. For many years, players debated its effectiveness using their own intuition. However, now that solvers exist, we have definitive proof that block bets are the correct play in some situations. This article covers what a block bet is and when should you do it. Let’s begin! What Is a Block...

Jul 23 2021

Hellmuth Crushes Negreanu’s Soul with 8♣ 3♣ (Analysis by Polk & Negreanu)

Sometimes you see a hand that makes you think: “what the hell am I looking at right now?” This hand between Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth is a perfect example. Half of the analysis in this article is directly from Daniel, as he explained his thought process on a recent episode of the Doug Polk...

Jul 20 2021

The Filthiest Hand from the $10,000,000 Wynn Millions (Analysis)

Imagine this… You are playing one of the first $10,000 buy-in tournaments post-lockdown, and it's the biggest tournament of the summer. You build up a huge stack on day 1 -- one of, if not the biggest in the field -- only to run the best possible full house into a top pro's quads on day 2. Sounds unrealistic, doesn't it? Well, it...

Jul 19 2021

Episode 359: Guilherme Brasileiro

Brazilian pro Guilherme "guix2x" Brasiliero joins Andrew to discuss the Brazilian poker scene, staking stables, the contemporary poker software landscape, and much more. Links Thinking Poker Daily The Daily Stoic Rich Dad, Poor Dad Relentless Guilherme Brasileiro Guilherme "guix2x" Brasileiro ... Read more...

Jul 16 2021

How to Take Notes on Your Opponents Like a Pro

Learning how to take notes efficiently is an underrated skill in online poker. By taking notes, you give yourself easily accessible information about how certain players approach the game. This article will help you take better notes on your...

Jul 13 2021

Two Top Pros Play Perfectly with $450,076 on the Line (Hand Analysis)

Welcome to some of the toughest poker games on the planet: $25k High Roller Tournaments. These events attract the best of the best, all competing for millions of dollars and the prestige that comes with winning a high roller title. This article will analyze a crucial hand from a recent online $25k High Roller event. I will run the hand through PioSolver on...

Jul 09 2021

When Should You C-Bet with Middle or Bottom Pair in Cash Games?

Many aspects of poker strategy have fluctuated overtime… …including whether or not you should c-bet with middle or bottom pair on the flop. With the help of solvers, we now have a much clearer view of when it's a good idea to do so. In this article, I am going to explain why you would want to c-bet with a flopped middle or...

Jul 07 2021

When to Fold in Poker (Before & After the Flop)

Jul 07 2021 Published at Upswing Poker under tags  poker strategy questions

The ability to fold marks one of the most important aspects of a winning poker strategy. In Texas Hold'em, playing too many hands preflop, or moving forward with too many marginal hands post-flop, can end up as a major detriment to your win rate. Knowing when to fold in poker is arguably the most critical skill in the game. The...

What is Fold Equity and Why Does it Matter?

If you've played poker for a while, you've probably heard the term fold equity. In this article, I am going to explain what fold equity is and why it’s important to understand if you want to maximize your winnings at the tables. What is Fold Equity? Fold equity is the probability that a player will fold...

Jul 05 2021

Episode 357: Santiago Garcia Mansilla

Santiago has been working in the poker media from Argentina since 2009. He writes frequent articles and book reviews for Poker Logia and has provided live coverage of the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. He is the co-author ... Read more...

[Updated] What is Two Pair & How Should You Play Two Pair?

Two pair is usually quite a strong hand in a game of poker. To make two pair, you must have two distinct pairs in the same five-card hand. Here is an example of two pair:...

Jul 02 2021

How to Play Ace-King (Big Slick) in Cash Games

Is Ace-King one of ‘‘those hands’’ for you? You know, the ones that make you say "it looks good, but it never wins." Regardless of your personal feelings towards "Big Slick", there's no doubt that it's one of the strongest hands in the game. Learning how to play properly preflop and after the flop will be very valuable for you in...

Jun 30 2021

How to Win at 10NL on PokerStars ($0.05/$0.10 Play & Explain)

Do you play in low or micro-stakes poker games? Then you're about to get a lot of free value courtesy of cash game pro and streamer Gary "GazzyB" Blackwood. Settle in for the next 10 minutes, click play on the video, and watch GazzyB show off a winning strategy in 10NL ($0.05/$0.10) games on PokerStars....

Jun 29 2021

Episode 356: Uri Peleg

Professional poker player and former Magic: the Gathering World Champion Uri Peleg talks about game theory, exploitative play, making sense of solvers, frequency mistakes vs fundamental mistakes, showdown vs non-showdown winnings (i.e. red line vs blue line), and more. Thanks ... Read more...

Jun 25 2021

5 Questions to Ask Yourself in Every Postflop Poker Hand

Want to play your ranges like a pro after the flop? In this article, I am going to cover 5 questions that professional poker players ask themselves every time they make a decision. To assist with this process, I'll be using a handy new tool called Poker Ranger 2, which has a number of powerful features for analyzing poker hands (as you're about...

Jun 22 2021

14 Players Away from €300,000 — Should He Hero Call This Hand?

When your opponent either has the nuts or nothing, it can make sense to bluff- catch with a marginal hand. Today's hand is an example of such a situation. In October 2018, The Battle of Malta boasted a then-record field of 3,816 players. British tournament specialist Andy Hills made it to the final table but, on his way there, he faced an excruciatingly difficult...

Jun 21 2021

Episode 355: Ten Years of Carlos Welch

Carlos celebrates the ten-year anniversary of his first WSOP, reflecting on his career and fondly recalling his former fishiness. Timestamps 0:30 hello 82:24 strategy Strategy https://i.gyazo.com/75acf76781f2babe26dcfed653fbf1d0.mp4 Carlos Welch Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the ... Read more...

Jun 18 2021

$2 Million Up for Grabs — Can Dan Smith Get Fedor Holz to Fold?

In 2016, the $111,111 WSOP One Drop brought out a who’s who of poker’s elite. A stacked final table boiled down to two of the greatest players in the game’s history. With $3 million banked, Dan Smith and Fedor Holz took their seats to play for an...

Jun 15 2021

4 Poker Career-Changing Insights I Learned from Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the most mysterious figures in poker. For the past 20 or so years, Ivey has dominated both the live and online poker streets. He racked up 10 World Series of Poker bracelets in addition to $31,377,928 in live tournament earnings. Ivey has also performed well in high-stakes cash games, both live and online. Despite Ivey's...

Jun 14 2021

Episode 354: Would You Like to Play a Game?

Nate Meyvis, in classic Nate Meyvis fashion, offers an extended reflection on what he learned from the various games with which he's been obsessed over the course of his life, most notably Bridge, Quiz Bowl, Poker, and Hearthstone. To learn ... Read more...

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