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Tourney Strategy: The Stop-and-Go


Being short-stacked in a no-limit hold'em tournament is never ideal, whether during the early, middle, or late stages. Whereas a big stack affords you a wide range of options both before and after the flop,...

Playing The Short-Stacked Ninja

Ninjas. What would they move all-in with?

When a poker player enters a tournament they envisage themselves being armed with so many chips that they can play any way they want and even if they make a mistake it will have no...


Matthew Pitt

23 Mar 2012

Playing Fixed Limit Hold'em Tournaments

Fixed-limit hold'em tournaments can be profitable for those with a solid background in both LHE and tourney strategies

You might have noticed how my partner in crime YorkyPuds has been playing in the Grand Series of Poker VIII over the last week-and-a-half (both the GSOP and Mini-GSOP). There are still a few days...

The Squeeze Play

A well-planned squeeze play can put your opponents in a painful spot.

The term "squeeze play" is sometimes used loosely to describe all sorts of situations in "big bet" games like no-limit hold'em and pot-limit Omaha in which a player exerts pressure on another with a hefty...

On Open-Shoving from the Small Blind Late in Tournaments

Some players seem especially ready to push all in from the small blind when the table folds to them.

If you play a lot of sit-n-gos or multi-table tournaments, you've probably seen it -- the small-blind open-shove. Particularly late in tourneys when the stacks become relatively shallow, you'll see players sometimes opting to push...

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...


Matthew Pitt

14 Feb 2012

Going for Knockouts in Tournaments: Is It Worth It?

Knocking out an opponent in a tournament sure feels good, but does it always pack that much of a punch to do so?

So-called "bounty" or "knockout" tournaments have become increasingly popular over recent years, especially when it comes to online poker. These are tourneys for which part of the prize pool is set aside to reward players...

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...


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...


Matthew Pitt

29 Dec 2011

Table Dynamics

Table dynamics in play at Betfair Poker

One of the most important factors in determining how to play a hand and approach the game of poker is the dynamics of the table, that is how the table is playing and how the...


Matthew Pitt

22 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...


Matthew Pitt

18 Dec 2011

Adjusting To Deepstacked Play

Lots of chips!

More and more poker tournaments live and online are being played in a deep-stacked structure, especially live events. In these tournaments players usual start with around 200 to 300 big blinds in their stacks, like...


Matthew Pitt

29 Nov 2011

Smaller Preflop Raises Late in Multi-Table Tournaments

110 Poker Strategy

You've noticed it, I'm sure. Players in later stages of multi-table tournaments are no longer raising three times the big blind -- at one time a universal standard, it seemed -- often preferring instead to...

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

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