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My Love Relationship With Tightness
My Love Relationship With Tightness

I wanted to be a rock. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, to be called a rock was the highest achievement in poker. I craved that badge of honor, and the promised riches. A rock was a solid player, imperturbable, aggressive, fearless, and above all − tight. The player who mastered tightness also mastered patience. And back

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Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE
Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE

If the objective was to cash in on the equity of your starting hands more often than you do now by seeing more rivers than you do now, what would you change? If the objective was to win steady money at poker for life while experiencing the least possible amount of variance and stress, how

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Waiting for Straighters
Waiting for Straighters

  The entire book is below. Waiting for Straighters is also available in ebook  and audiobook (Amazon, Audible, iTunes) Introduction Introduction This article is about preflop play at no-limit holdem and pot-limit Omaha. It’s about basing some of your preflop decisions on whether or not you have a straighter. At holdem, a straighter is a

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Recent Blogs
Auto-Fold Ranges: A Tool for Finding and Plugging Leaks
Auto-Fold Ranges: A Tool for Finding and Plugging Leaks

  No matter how you play, or what games you play, scrutinizing your auto-fold ranges is likely to shake up your strategies and improve your self-awareness. It’s like getting your blood tested. Immediate causes for concern show themselves. And you collect baseline data, useful for spotting unhealthy aberrations. What Are Auto-Fold Ranges? Auto-fold ranges are

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My Auto-Fold Ranges
My Auto-Fold Ranges

  When I’m playing in a live NLHE cash game, I use four auto-fold ranges. And we’ll get to them soon. First, let’s define. Auto-fold ranges are hands you always intend to fold before the flop in a given situation. For example, at hold’em, if you intend to always fold 8-3 offsuit under-the-gun no matter

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How to Play “Hole Card River”
How to Play “Hole Card River”

  “The waiting is the hardest part.” – Tom Petty  Anyone who conducts the Waiting for Straighters experiment at NLHE or PLO will find themselves doing a lot of waiting. Hole Card River is a game within a game for Omaha players. It’s a way to pass time and make money. Think of it as a game with

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