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Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt
Justin Buchanan - December 7th, 2016

Fair warning…this one isn’t going to actually say much about poker. But that’s okay. If the people who set me up with this blog aren’t okay with it, you’ll never see this anyway. I know I’ve said that it’s a terrible thing to succumb to self doubt, most recently in my Top 10 Worst Mistakes […]

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

Big Blind (BB) Ranges

LD1977 - December 4th, 2016

BB differs from SB in several very important ways: Calling usually closes the action, so BB can choose whether to fold, call or 3-bet (more strategic options available) Price of calling raises is lower compared to size of pot (since SB contributes certain value). This heavily impacts strategic picture in some situations (more on this […]

Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion

Justin Buchanan - November 28th, 2016

As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you’ll think I just dove into an Egyptian river. Really at this point, even if I’m frank with myself I believe I have the technical […]

Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha

Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha

Todd McGee - November 21st, 2016

The Golf of Poker Omaha variants are to live poker excitement what golf is to sports excitement. There are lots of standing around with puzzled looks on their faces, and then all of a sudden, something exciting happens. Like golf, the biggest problem with Omaha is the pace of play. The dealer has to hand […]

Value Betting 101:  When and When Not to Do It

Value Betting 101: When and When Not to Do It

Jon Sofen - November 17th, 2016

The hardest part of poker is the most important. That’s why the ballsiest players end up winning the most. Being a successful value bettor will be the difference between being a break even player and a winner. What is value betting? A bet on the river that maximizes the amount of chips won in the […]

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

Small Blind (SB) Ranges

LD1977 - November 14th, 2016

SB is the worst position on the table because: it guarantees information disadvantage against all other players it offers limited strategic options it lowers EV of both premium and speculative hands Play in SB is heavily based on HUD and notes, which serve to compensate for the inherent positional weakness. Opening ranges This is the […]

Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue

Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue

Justin Buchanan - November 12th, 2016

It is often the subject of ridicule, but is it justly so? Certainly it can be viewed as a pretentious thing to do. Impractical even. But is it possible that the benefits outweigh the image you present? I am speaking, of course, about the practice of wearing sunglasses indoors at a poker table. Today I’ll […]

5 Reasons Your Poker Career has Not Taken Off

5 Reasons Your Poker Career has Not Taken Off

Jon Sofen - November 12th, 2016

There is nothing more frustrating than playing poker for a significant period of time and getting lousy results. But don’t lose your confidence. Just because you’ve been playing this great game for a while and aren’t making much money doesn’t mean you never will. Instead of moping over your mediocre results, figure out why you […]

Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast

Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast

Justin Buchanan - November 1st, 2016

The year was 2001. Chris Moneymaker won the title of World Champion and the popularity of Texas Hold’em exploded. It continued to explode for several years–at least half a decade by my reckoning. Eventually, the number of attendants to the Main Event stopped breaking records, though it still drew thousands of participants each year. The […]

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

Late Position Ranges: Part 2 (BTN)

LD1977 - November 1st, 2016

BTN (button) is the best position on the table because: it guarantees information advantage against all other players it is fairly frequently possible to pick up the blinds uncontested (in unopened pots) it allows for maximally exploitative play with (comparatively) very little risk Play in BTN is extremely heavily based on HUD and notes since […]

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Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt
Justin Buchanan December 7th, 2016
Fair warning…this one isn’t going to actually say much about poker. But that’s okay. If the people who set me up with this blog aren̵...
Big Blind (BB) Ranges Big Blind (BB) Ranges
LD1977 December 4th, 2016
BB differs from SB in several very important ways: Calling usually closes the action, so BB can choose whether to fold, call or 3-bet (more strategic optio...
Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion
Justin Buchanan November 28th, 2016
As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you̵...
Small Blind (SB) Ranges Small Blind (SB) Ranges
LD1977 November 14th, 2016
SB is the worst position on the table because: it guarantees information disadvantage against all other players it offers limited strategic options it lowe...
Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast
Justin Buchanan November 1st, 2016
The year was 2001. Chris Moneymaker won the title of World Champion and the popularity of Texas Hold’em exploded. It continued to explode for several...
The Mouth that Roared The Mouth that Roared
Todd McGee October 31st, 2016
Suffice to say that Will Kassouf made a name for himself with his 17th-place finish at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. In fact, he made a lot of...
Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker? Annoying Players Good or Bad for Poker?
Todd McGee September 30th, 2016
The November Nine has been set for 2016 and it won’t contain the most polarizing player at this year’s tournament, Will Kassouf. I didn’t...
WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17 WSOP Circuit Ready to Take off in 2016-17
Todd McGee July 30th, 2016
Circuit Adds Domestic, International Stops The World Series of Poker Circuit is scheduled for major growth in 2016-17 as it expands its international serie...
Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion
Justin Buchanan November 28th, 2016
As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you̵...
Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha
Todd McGee November 21st, 2016
The Golf of Poker Omaha variants are to live poker excitement what golf is to sports excitement. There are lots of standing around with puzzled looks on th...
Value Betting 101:  When and When Not to Do It Value Betting 101: When and When Not to Do It
Jon Sofen November 17th, 2016
The hardest part of poker is the most important. That’s why the ballsiest players end up winning the most. Being a successful value bettor will be the di...
The Mouth that Roared The Mouth that Roared
Todd McGee October 31st, 2016
Suffice to say that Will Kassouf made a name for himself with his 17th-place finish at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. In fact, he made a lot of...
Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt Aces Full of It: I am my Own Worst Enemy or The Perils of Self Doubt
Justin Buchanan December 7th, 2016
Fair warning…this one isn’t going to actually say much about poker. But that’s okay. If the people who set me up with this blog aren̵...
Big Blind (BB) Ranges Big Blind (BB) Ranges
LD1977 December 4th, 2016
BB differs from SB in several very important ways: Calling usually closes the action, so BB can choose whether to fold, call or 3-bet (more strategic optio...
Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion Aces Full of It: Why I Will Never Be A Poker Champion
Justin Buchanan November 28th, 2016
As most of you probably know, I fancy myself a rather skilled player. Not that if you call me one at the table, I won’t deny it so hard that you̵...
Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha
Todd McGee November 21st, 2016
The Golf of Poker Omaha variants are to live poker excitement what golf is to sports excitement. There are lots of standing around with puzzled looks on th...
Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha Time to Follow Peyton Manning and Retire Omaha
Todd McGee November 21st, 2016
The Golf of Poker Omaha variants are to live poker excitement what golf is to sports excitement. There are lots of standing around with puzzled looks on th...
Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue Aces Full of It: A Vital Issue
Justin Buchanan November 12th, 2016
It is often the subject of ridicule, but is it justly so? Certainly it can be viewed as a pretentious thing to do. Impractical even. But is it possible tha...
Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast Aces Full of It: How to Save the WSOP Broadcast
Justin Buchanan November 1st, 2016
The year was 2001. Chris Moneymaker won the title of World Champion and the popularity of Texas Hold’em exploded. It continued to explode for several...
Winning and Losing Winning and Losing
Jon Sofen October 24th, 2016
The Game is Not About Whether You Won or Lost, but How Well You Played So you may have seen the title to this blog post and rolled your eyes. If you are an...