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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 […]

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 anything like me, you’re tired of lame clichés.  After all, this is probably what your parents told you when you were a kid […]

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Finale

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Finale

Justin Buchanan - October 23rd, 2016

It’s the end of the line. Only two Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make remain. These are, hands down, the worst of the worst. We’re not talking about decisions that are pretty darn stupid, or really stupid, or so stupid you just shake your head at how stupid it is. We’re talking so freaking […]

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 4

Top 10 Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make: Part 4

Justin Buchanan - October 15th, 2016

We’re getting close to the end now. In this part, I’ll be covering items #4 and #3 on my personal Top Ten Worst Mistakes a Poker Player Can Make list. As the penultimate stage, you can bet that things are going to get a lot more serious now. In the case of #3 in particular, […]

How to Know When You are Ready to Play Higher Limits

How to Know When You are Ready to Play Higher Limits

Jon Sofen - October 13th, 2016

Most of us Texas Hold em players either got a start online at the micro stakes levels or at the $1-$2 blind levels in a casino. But the ultimate goal is to build a bankroll and move up to higher limits. No one gets into poker dreaming of playing in $100 buy-in games. No, we […]

3 Mistakes Rookies Make and How to Avoid Them

3 Mistakes Rookies Make and How to Avoid Them

Todd McGee - October 10th, 2016

Through trial and error – mostly error – I have learned a lot playing online poker for the past 13 years or so. Here are a few pieces of advice for new players who are just beginning their online poker experience.  I hope this can help you avoid making some of the foolish mistakes I, […]

Chip and a Chair: Never Over Until you are Felted

Chip and a Chair: Never Over Until you are Felted

Jon Sofen - October 8th, 2016

Chip and a chair: cliche but so true. I used to play $60-$125 tournaments frequently at my local casino in Iowa and did not fare too well for quite some time. I loved playing tournaments but was not too skilled at it. Somewhere around 2009, I finally realized that a “chip and a chair” isn’t […]