UFC 277 is this Saturday, July 30th, from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  The main card features two rematch bouts at the top, including a rematch of one of the biggest women’s UFC upsets in the history of the promotion.  It also features one of the biggest current names at heavyweight, two veteran contenders at flyweight, and an ...

UFC 277 is this Saturday, July 30th, from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  As is fairly typical, the early preliminary card features some fresh talent new to the UFC, some middling prospects in the women’s bantamweight division needing to answer some questions, and some rising prospects looking to climb another rung on the division ladder with statement wins.  ...

UFC 277 is this Saturday, July 30th from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  The preliminary card contains some great match-ups, including the feature bout between an up and coming Welterweight in Matthew Semelsberger against a long-term veteran in Alex Morono with question marks on his recent resume.  A similar theme can describe the bout between rising prospect Rafael ...

I was recently involved in an intriguing hand in a very deep stack tournament that I felt was worth sharing.  While you will not find yourself in a similar situation very often, you will occasionally find yourself playing against someone who made a clear mistake in a hand.  Here I’m not talking about the hidden GTO mistakes a player might ...

Bluffing is an art.  If you’ve ever found yourself in a big hand triple-barrel bluffing on the river and getting the fold, you know what I’m talking about.  If you’ve ever found yourself getting stacked off with complete air, you also know what I’m talking about.  When thinking purely game theory optimal, there are good times to bluff and bad ...

One of the best things you can do to improve your poker game is to do some self-reflection after a session.  Some players can do this immediately after standing up from the table.  However, most players will find it more beneficial to wait until the next day to let their emotions and nerves settle first.  And one of the most ...

For Texas Hold ‘Em, cash game and tournament strategy are similar, but at times can be drastically different.  If you’ve been playing tournaments the same way you play a cash game, you are likely not having as much success as you could be.  Here we will explore more about tournament poker and strategies that work well in this format. The ...

In poker, information is power.  The more information you have, the more you can adjust your strategy to combat your opponents’ moves.  Information is collected at both the micro level (within the hand) and the macro level (across a history of hands).  In this article, we’ll explore the concept of player image or table image, which is essentially how you ...

Using Pot Odds to determine your betting action can be a very profitable strategy.  However, many players miscalculate pot odds or ignore the concept completely.  In many soft cash games, you’ll find players calling down big bets with weak draws.  These players hope desperately to hit a big hand while ignoring the probabilities involved and the expected return on the ...

The UFC has announced that Charles Oliveira will defend the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 274 in May against Justin Gaethje.  Oliveira has been on a tear lately, first climbing the rankings to beat Michael Chandler for the vacant title via KO.  Oliveira followed that up by winning his first title defense against Dustin Poirier via submission in December.  If ...