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 ...

If you haven’t been watching the High Stakes Duel series on PokerGO, you have been missing out on some highly entertaining poker.  After starting 7-0 in the heads-up sit-and-go format, Phil Hellmuth was beat by Tom Dwan (aka durrrr) in August 2021 for $100,000.  But don’t feel bad for Hellmuth (as if that was possible).  He was up $750,000 prior ...

Poker has changed.  You might not even realize it.  But compared to the game I learned almost 20 years ago, it has advanced to a level of complexity most average players don’t understand or are completely unaware of.  Does it matter? – Not for most recreational players.  You can still win some money without a deep understanding of game theory ...