The small blind is where money goes to die. – me A slew of players limp and now it’s your turn in the small blind. You look left. The big blind has a chip on his cards and he’s sitting back, ready to see a flop. The pot is $11 and it costsRead more
Is my poker game exploitable? Definitely. Can you trick me into folding hands that are better than yours? For sure. Can you finagle me into paying off your flopped full house? Absolutely you can. Can I grind out a painless living anyway? Yep. Exploit (from Dictionary.com) to utilize, especially for profit to use selfishly for one’s own ends Dictionaries sure doRead more
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 aRead more
What if you could think of a range, and then fast-forward to your next naturally occurring hand in that range? Take me to my next pocket pair or ace-king or suited connector. And ZOOP! You’re there. The hands you folded while waiting for your chosen hands would take up zero time because you haveRead more
Like all of my stabilizers, this one was born from necessity. My problem at no-limit was big pots. They were too important. Pumped up pots gave me a thumped up heart, which somehow blurred my vision. If I got coolered a couple times and I booked a losing session, I could always blame my poorRead more
My image at the poker table, so I’m told, is that of an old tight-ass. Maybe because of hands like this: Playing no-limit holdem, I had AK in the big blind. Everyone folded to the button who opened to 4x. The small blind folded. I called in the big blind, which is my standard playRead more
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