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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 […]

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 […]

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 names for himself – clown (Cliff Josephy), unprofessional (WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel), jerk (Norman Chad), abusive (Griffin Benger). Kassouf’s self-styled “speech play” got […]

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 […]