Exploitative Poker 101

With all of this conversation about GTO poker amongst players, it seems like exploitative poker has gone the way of the dinosaur. Who even cares about exploitative play when we have GTO solvers [...]

Busting Myths: A Balanced View Of Balance

“Balance is important in poker!” “If you don’t balance your ranges the good players will take advantage of you!” “Always use one bet-sizing for your entire range to avoid giving out info.” We’ve [...]

Tournaments #3: Early Levels

For the remainder of this series I am going to break down tournaments into three stages. Exactly where these divisions occur is a little fuzzy, but roughly speaking the early, middle, and late [...]

Together

I’ve been playing poker a long time – too long. While life events took me off the path of guns and glory, greatness and bracelets, when I do stray outside my routine of being the unknown in [...]

Poker For Hearthstone Players

A couple of years ago we published a well-received two-part series aimed at Magic: The Gathering players interested in making the transition to poker. This was motivated, at least in part, by the [...]

Poker For Chess Players

I would suggest that the use of the word “opening” in chess and poker is more than a semantic coincidence. In both instances a solid opening sets up later advantage. Many successful chess players [...]

Ace King: Call Or 3Bet Preflop?

Ace King is simple to play when it folds to you preflop: just raise. But AK becomes so much trickier when someone else raises before you. Should you call their raise? Should you 3bet? Should you [...]

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