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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...


Matthew Pitt

29 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...


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...


Matthew Pitt

30 Aug 2011

Raising and cold calling ranges

200 No Limit Holdem

One thing that really separates No Limit Hold'em from Pot Limit Omaha is the huge difference between raising and cold calling ranges between the two games. In No Limit Hold'em, generally the initial raiser (or...


Dave Allan

4 Jul 2011

The Best Hand Fallacy

110 Poker Strategy

Many people approach poker with one single aim in mind - get it in with the best hand. They reason that as you can compare the direct odds of hands, that the overall aim of...

Dealing with loose aggressive heads up players

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As anyone who has had the misfortune of playing a very high grade loose-aggressive player (LAG) heads-up will testify, at points in battles with these players it can feel like you are simply being engulfed...

PLO - Staying in the game

210 Pot Limit Omaha

One of the interesting things about Pot Limit Omaha, and arguably the thing that makes it by far the most profitable game out there for the astute player at the moment, is how few people...

Exploiting weak opponents

200 No Limit Holdem

Most great skill games have areas that are extremely counter intuitive. Put another way, they have nuances where the correct play seems to defy common sense in many ways, and goes right against the grain...

I know that you know I know

330 Heads Up

Some of the best spots in poker arise in situations where two regulars who know each other's games intimately go head to head in a pot. Because both players know each other's tendencies, both have...

Applying the pressure

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One of the hallmarks of all good tournament heads-up players is the ability to lean hard on opponents once they start falling behind. This is a core skill in poker, as heads-up poker is a...

Making a stand against bullies

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One of the areas that really separates weak players from strong - particularly in loose short-handed and heads up games - is the inability to make a stand early enough to define the game well...

Concentration shifts

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One of the interesting things that unites all one on one gaming is the curious way that concentration shifts and moves over the course of matches. Players who seem unbeatable one minute suddenly seem in...

The joys of inducing bluffs

300 Cash

One of the most crucial concepts to understand - particularly in short handed or heads up games - is the importance of inducing bluffs in key spots in poker. It is often a big mistake...

The paradox of ranges

110 Poker Strategy

One of the most complex aspects of Hold'em is understanding how hands which appear stronger than others can actually be much weaker than those below them, simply by comparing them to the range of hands...

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