Archive for February, 2010

  • Poker Tournament Skills – Avoiding Weak Plays - February 24th, 2010

    When you get booted out of a tournament on a contentious hand, it’s invariably optimal to dissect your play and conclusion, after the fact. Sometimes however it’s not clearly identifiable as to what aspect of the game you should in reality be improving upon. Some may be more dearly needed than others. Given the premiss that you haven’t actually made money in tournaments yet, here are a few poker skills to work on instantly.

  • Reading Opponents – Putting Players On A Hand - February 22nd, 2010

    Being able to accurately put your opponents on a range of hands is an essential skill at the poker table, either in live play or online. Your ability to do this well in your game is one of the most important factors. However, qualifying your opponent’s hand is one of the more complicated aspects of the game to master. Here’s a quick start guide to get you on the road to reading opponent’s hands.

  • Why You Shouldn't Complain While Playing Poker - February 16th, 2010

    Certain poker players would rather complain about a pot they lose. They actually think that complaining will make them feel better about what just happened.. Complaining is simply bad karma. Since it cannot help your strategy to engage in complaining, then you have to start asking yourself why you are doing it.

  • How to Manipulate Your Table Image - February 15th, 2010

    Some of the world’s leading poker players, players whose credentials and skill at the game simply cannot be denied have imparted yet another remarkable piece of advice to us struggling poker players: the importance of deliberately showing a weaker hand to throw your opponent off guard. This may seem self-defeating (playing only weak cards) but it means that you can save your finishing strategy for later on the game and ideally, for whenever you know that the pot is well and truly in your line of fire.

  • When To Play From Early Position - February 10th, 2010

    When you choose to play more repeatedly from early position in no limit holdem, it can present more obstacles to your opponents in distinguishing the nature of player you really are. However, it is frequently more pricey to do so, because of the intrinsic risks with having the maximum amount of players to act after you.

  • The Ten Commandments Of Poker - February 9th, 2010

    OK so this is just a bit of sillyness reallt, but there are some serious ideas in here…

  • Profiling Opponents At the Table - February 8th, 2010

    Without a doubt, one of the best things about using poker calculator software is that you are in the fortunate position of being able to create profiles for each of the players you happen to be playing against, which means you can then classify them accordingly based on their historical data. You can start collecting data from the moment you sit at a table, but in reality how much data do you need to collect before it starts to become usable?

  • Why To Avoid Limping In Tournaments - February 3rd, 2010

    Most players limp from time to time during tournaments, but doing it too often can really be costly. Limping seems week, because ordinarily the act of calling waives control of the hand to someone else at the table, yet limping is not always a bad move. Can limping ever be a viable strategy when all of the poker training you hear about online always tells us to play more aggressively?

  • Gus Hansen's Top Poker Tips - February 1st, 2010

    Gus Hansen gives a few simple tips for beginners to online poker. He specifically mentions Full Tilt poker but the tips apply just as well to any of the other poker sites.