Betting Fashions in Live $1/2

The herd mentality in casino poker is strong and reveals itself particularly noticeably in both bet sizes and betting lines. At $1/2 I doubt most players could tell you why their standard open is [...]

DEAR POKER: IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME.

Maybe Christian Soto’s right. Light em on fire: Poker books put players in a box. Once the player is in this box, it is really hard to break them out. Poker is a fluid game. Game flow dynamics, [...]

Creating A Preflop Poker Plan

Poker can seem like an immensely complex game given the large number of variables that need to be considered in every situation.  But if we create a plan, or at least a framework for considering [...]

Using Preflop Range Charts

When you’re sitting at the table, it can be easy to drift from your standard preflop ranges out of inattention, boredom, or inaccuracy. And if you’re new to the concept of open [...]

Opening Ranges and Seduction

One of the most important events in my poker career occurred at the tail end of the 1990s. A regular in my weekly home game invited me to play in another game that had, to me, a novel twist. The [...]

The Legend of Sirch

(As told by Princess Anagramatica of Asalgave) Many years ago in the village of Evans Hill in the slightly unfashionable region of Essenteen lived Sirch the bookkeeper. Sirch enjoyed his work [...]

Poker is Love

In this early Twilight Zone episode convict James Corry runs toward the rocket ship bringing his supplies. The year is 2046. Corry has been sentenced to a solitary life on an asteroid nine [...]

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