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In this section we provide live tournament poker tips from our team of strategy writers. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional we can offer the best advice to any player hoping to make a big score in live UK tournament poker. If you are looking to improve your tournament ROI, choose the best live poker events or check out the etiquette for playing in a live tournament for the first time then we have all the advice tips and strategy here for your convenience. Hone your skills online at Betfair Poker. Signup Now at Betfair Poker

Isolating Weak Players

Chase the fish into a corner and eat them all yourself

Whenever you sit down at the virtual felt on Betfair Poker or at the actual felt in your local casino you should be doing everything in your power to play hands with players that are...

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Matthew Pitt

14 Feb 2012

Freeze Right There. Are You Bluffing?

Poker players instinctively freeze when bluffing.

Most people have heard of the term "fight-or-flight" at least once in their lives. It is used to describe how animals and humans react when faced with immediate danger or threats, we either run away...

Turbo Tournaments

Turbo tournaments can really go this quickly

Turbo tournaments are gaining in popularity both in online poker circles and in the live arena but there are a core section of poker players who are dead set against them. They often cite the...

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Matthew Pitt

26 Jan 2012

Telling The Story Of A Bluff

It's All Lies!

One of the most fun, exciting and exhilarating moves a poker player can make at their table is a bluff. Anyone who tells you differently is simply wrong. The very act of bluffing goes against...

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Matthew Pitt

29 Dec 2011

The Art Of Folding

The Art Of Folding

Everyone talks about poker as being a game of pure aggression where betting and raising are the best plays to make in the vast majority of situations but unless you are a rare breed of...

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Matthew Pitt

18 Dec 2011

Warming Up and Cooling Down

110 Poker Strategy

One of the great properties of the game of poker is there are no physical requirements to play the game. It does not really matter if you are an extremely fit 19-year old or an...

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Matthew Pitt

27 Sep 2011

Why Position Is Vital In Poker

110 Poker Strategy

As a general rule the average poker player in today's game is much more skilled, or at least more knowledgeable, than they were as little as three years ago. There are a number of reasons...

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Matthew Pitt

30 Aug 2011

Bounty Tournament Strategy

110 Poker Strategy

Betfair recently announced the schedule for the eagerly anticipated Betfair Poker LIVE! Tour and along with the great destinations it was also revealed that the Man Event's on this season's tour are going to be...

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Matthew Pitt

23 Aug 2011

The Floating Explosion

110 Poker Strategy

One of the key changes that has affected all games in the last twelve months or so has been the massive increase in the number of players refusing to believe flop bets. It used to...

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Dave Allan

21 Jul 2011

Making adjustments when playing live

240 Live Poker

With the huge changes in the online poker landscape in recent weeks, many players will be turning their attention to live games, and with numerous events like Betfair Live and the WSOP coming up, the...

Following the action - Importance of observation

110 Poker Strategy

One feature that truly unites all the greatest poker players is their undying observational skills. Weak players generally just focus on the hands they are involved in (and often not even on that), but absorbing...

O'Sullivan, Ungar and Instinct

110 Poker Strategy

One of the things that has always raptured the audience - and the betting public for that matter - with a player like Ronnie O'Sullivan is that he only really has two gears. He is...

The Sir Alex Ferguson effect

240 Live Poker

A recent study by the Guardian newspaper has revealed something that many football fans have long suspected, but has now been confirmed mathematically: Manchester United get more extra time when behind than they do when...

Odds versus ranges

110 Poker Strategy

Bad poker players will usually tell bad beat stories along the lines of something like this: 'Well I had pocket eights and I just knew he was bluffing so I got my stack all in...

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