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 [...]

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?

As in countless Westerns, poker was used merely as an index of male virility. — Anthony Holden, Big Deal — Let’s finally make the strip-club sign ours: Girls! Girls! Girls! Barriers [...]

LOW-STAKES LIVE: FOLD FOR LOVE

You fold because in live cash you answer to no one. You fold because reckless tribal hero calls are for sissies. You fold because you cherish your stack and every dollar counts. You fold because [...]

Grind Like The Big Kids

Poker is hypnotic. A siren call. We enter a weird expensive world in a kind of trance. It takes years to get our brains right and generate profit. So the road to that exquisite Maserati is [...]

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, [...]

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