Most of my poker success is based on doing what Ed Miller has told me to do. One piece of advice from several of his books never really made sense to me: “Betting patterns come in and out of fashion and you must be aware of these [...]
Here is a hand that in large part defined the winner of the WSOP 2017 Main Event when Blumstein flopped a set and Hesp turned two pair. Without a doubt, Hesp is going to lose some chips on this hand.
Poker is a game of relative strength. We are not trying to make the strongest hand possible, we are trying to beat the other players that are in the pot at showdown. When I see players get excited about a hand that is strong in an absolute [...]
The vast majority of my students are retirees or will soon retire. As their poker prowess grows, they comment that people at the table “misunderestimate” them, and give them credit for hands when they should not. I took this at face [...]
Any poker book can give you a fairly simple pre-flop strategy that will be basically correct. On the other end, the river can be solved exactly with a variety of game theory optimal solvers. The beginning and end of the hand are fairly [...]
In a recent session with my student Shiner, one of his opponents started to exhibit a betting pattern. I picked up on it, and decided on an adjustment. Shiner missed it initially. Can you find it? And what other observations can we make about [...]
I just looked at buying a quad-plex in Las Vegas so that Kat, Comrade Vape and I could form a little poker commune. We want to be within two miles of the office (the Strip) so that pretty much means we are going to be in a neighborhood that [...]