Bet Sizing & Implied Odds

The proper size of a bet is often determined by the potential payout When playing a hand of poker, consider the immediate risk, future potential risk and potential profit. Realize that some hands play better under certain situations. Sometimes it’s good to play speculative hands and other times it’s better to fold them.  Consider this … Continued

Take This Poker Quiz

Poker is a game of skill. Do you have what it takes? The deal: At a seven-handed final table with blinds at 100,000/200,000 and a 25,000 ante, you pick up A-K in the lojack (first-to-act) seat with a 24,000,000 stack.  Should you:FoldCallRaise to 500,000Raise to 700,000 Score:Fold (0 Points)Call (1)Raise to 500,000 (10)Raise to 700,000 … Continued

Essential Tips for Online Poker

COVID-19 has shuttered the casinos, so here’s what amateurs need to know to play online with the pros. The COVID-19 virus has wreaked havoc not only on the economy in general but also on the live poker arena. Essentially, all casinos have closed, forcing poker players to play online instead. Anyone new to online poker … Continued

Top 5 Mistakes Donkeys Make

Expert poker players refer to amateurs as “donkeys.” Here, a WSOP pro reveals the most frequent donkey mistakes. When amateurs sit down at the poker table, they tend to make five mistakes on a regular basis. Players who learn to avoid those errors see an immediate increase in their win rates. Overplaying marginal made hands … Continued

Counting Outs

The essential poker skill all players need to know Poker players often have either a strong made hand or an obvious draw. A draw is a hand that’s almost certainly behind at the moment but could improve and become a hand that can beat all or almost all other hands. For example, when a player … Continued

Bluffing Is Real

Blurring the line between real and fake can help a savvy player steal some pots In poker, investing and life, things are not always as they appear. In poker, it’s often because of bluffing. Most poker players, especially those who frequent small-stakes cash games and tournaments, think the optimal winning strategy is rigid, tight and … Continued

Vocation or Avocation?

Poker playing can work as a side hustle, but it can become a grind full-time The perfect side hustle combines profitability with fun and excitement. For anyone who’s good enough, that could mean poker. The probability of making money from playing poker part-time is excellent. But players need a willingness to devote significant time to … Continued

Psychic Poker Play

Players can predict an opponent’s range of possible hands by following a few simple tips World-class poker players often seem to “know” the hole cards their opponents are holding, almost as though they have psychic abilities. But they’re not blessed with some unnatural gift—they simply understand how hand ranges interact with certain players’ tendencies and … Continued

Russian Illusion

Rounders, the cult classic poker movie, has inspired a new generation of players to enter the world of poker and elevated Texas Hold’em to its status as poker’s most-popular game