Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tournament Hand Discussion #1

I was recently watching an instructional video by an online pro who was playing in an online tournament. He got to a particular hand that I thought was interesting and wanted to get your take on it. So, here’s the … Continue reading

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The Gap Concept

The Gap Concept is simple. In general, it states that you need a better hand to call a raise with than you do to make a raise with. Makes sense, right? So, let’s say you have K6s and you are … Continue reading

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Tournaments vs. Cash Games

Sure, the game is the same. But, tournaments and cash games are two different monsters. The first major difference is the value of the chips in front of you. In a cash game, the value of your chips are what … Continue reading

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Dont Raise Pre-Flop Based on Hand Strength

When you are first to voluntarily put money into the pot before the flop don’t make a raise based off of the strength of your hand. Good players will eventually pick up on this and your hands will become transparent. … Continue reading

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Beginners, Don’t Straddle in a Cash Game

What does it mean to straddle? Basically, it means that the person that is under the gun (the person to the left of the big blind) doubles the blind before the hand is dealt in a cash game*. So, if … Continue reading

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Tournament Hand Analysis & Discussion #1

This hand happened in a 6-max (only 6 players at a table) tournament I was playing, here’s a hand I thought I’d share. I’m on the button with AKo. Three fold in front of me and I make my standard … Continue reading

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Posting Blinds in a Cash Game – Don’t Do It

I recently tweeted saying that if you sit down at a cash game, don’t post the blinds so you can start playing. Wait for the big blind to come around to you. Follower @roberthdz11 asked me why. A great question … Continue reading

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