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 [...]


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 [...]

Evaluating Three Bet Opportunities

In my previous article, I offered a theoretical analysis of factors to consider when you have the opportunity to re-raise, or three-bet, an opponent before the flop in no-limit hold ’em [...]

What to Three Bet

When you three-bet, you’re gearing up to play a big pot, so you ought to come strapped. “What are the best hands to three-bet?” This is one of the most common questions I get [...]

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