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

Know Your Call Options

Recreational poker players often assume their goal is to patiently wait for a premium hand and then jam their money into the pot. However, that’s one of the worst mistakes a player can make. While getting money all-in with the best hand is important, by sitting around and waiting for a strong hand, a player … Continued