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Hand Analysis 4

Hand Analysis 4

LD1977 - February 23rd, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a situation where we are trying to extract thin value on the river with a small bet. The bet sizing has another purpose – protecting our river bluffs done with the same bet sizing, as discussed in “Hand Analysis 3” article. BTN: $80.95 SB: $55.78 BB: $62.18 UTG: […]

Hand Analysis 3

Hand Analysis 3

LD1977 - February 21st, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a fairly frequent occurence of having complete air on the flop, but with a board which hits our perceived range. The key decision is whether to try bluffing at all and how far to take it. BTN: $118.26 SB: $51.00 BB: $66.91 UTG: $73.07 UTG+1: $63.68 UTG+2: $59.08 […]

Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos

Comps and Bad Beats are Bad for Casinos

Todd McGee - February 20th, 2017

I am going to tackle a topic today that will ruffle the feathers of a lot of poker players, especially those who play regularly at a brick-and-mortar casino, and that’s the issue of comps and jackpots. Almost every poker room in the country runs a bad beat jackpot, and most offer bonuses to regular players […]

High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth?

High Stakes Poker Hand Analysis: Should Mike Matusow Fold Pocket Kings to Phil Hellmuth?

Jon Sofen - February 20th, 2017

One of my favorite poker shows of all-time, High Stakes Poker on Game Show Network, had many exciting hands over the years. Some of the biggest names in the game such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu were regulars on the show. I picked out a hand between Hellmuth and Mike […]

Hand Analysis 2

Hand Analysis 2

LD1977 - February 18th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss an interesting semi-bluffing situation that crops up every once in a while, and factors that need to be taken into consideration before deciding on a plan of action. we can credibly represent a decent hand on the flop (= we have fold equity) we have a hand with […]

Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker

Aces Full of It: Intuition and How it Helps in Poker

Justin Buchanan - February 15th, 2017

The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conjecture without advancing them as superior to other opinions. Take it or leave it. For the most part, I tend to approach poker in ways that most […]

How to Choose Between MTTs, Sit-n-Goes, and Cash Games

How to Choose Between MTTs, Sit-n-Goes, and Cash Games

Todd McGee - February 11th, 2017

Online tournament players have a wealth of options at their disposal at most sites. Cash games, sit-n-goes and multi-table tournaments are available in abundance at many different buy-ins and different formats (PLO, High-low, Bounty, etc.). This piece will look at the basic differences between cash games, sit-n-goes, and multi-table tournaments. Multi-table tournaments: I prefer large, […]

Hand Analysis 1

Hand Analysis 1

LD1977 - February 9th, 2017

In this HA article I will discuss a somewhat typical situation when playing from EP as preflop raiser: we have a fairly strong hand on the flop, with good equity against any individual holding but not necessarily ideal against multiple opponents we are facing multiple opponents (ouch!) we are OOP we decide that we want […]

Aces Full of It: Self-Honesty

Aces Full of It: Self-Honesty

Justin Buchanan - February 6th, 2017

The following article is rated O for Opinion. While it may be more serious than an Onion article, its purpose is to put forth statements of opinion or conjecture without advancing them as superior to other opinions. Take it or leave it. I’m writing this because of an oversight in my last entry. I spoke […]

Pre-Flop Betting Tips to Ensure You Take Control of the Hand Early

Pre-Flop Betting Tips to Ensure You Take Control of the Hand Early

Jon Sofen - February 6th, 2017

In Texas hold em, a hand is not over before the flop, technically. But you can put yourself in a difficult position after the flop if you play your hand poorly pre-flop. Or, you can put yourself in a great position to win the pot no matter what comes on the flop. Think of pre-flop […]