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A Preflop Question: Is Limping Lame?

Poker author Steve Selbrede (The Statistics of Poker, Beat the Donks, Donkey Poker) continues his strategy series on low-stakes Las Vegas cash games. One of...

Cooke’s Corner: Reviewing Some Poker Basics

The recurring sum of volume (money wagered) multiplied by edge (expected win or loss) equals expectation or "EV" (expected value) — (V x E)...

Passive or Aggressive? Ranking Different Calls in Hold’em

Typically those delivering no-limit hold'em advice highlight the benefits of playing an aggressive game and emphasize the problems that come from playing too passively....

Three Ways to Respond Versus a Table Full of Limpers

I play a lot of lower-stakes cash games and tournaments which attract a wide variety of players. Some are very experienced and challenging to...

Three Simple Tactics You Can Use Against Relatively Simple Players

You've probably already learned how to use some standard no-limit hold'em plays like the bluff, semi-bluff, stop-and-go, and float to your advantage. Here are...

Understanding When and Why You Should Check-Raise

The check-raise is an important move in no-limit hold'em. The fact that check-raising is an especially aggressive play certainly makes it attractive to some...

Five Factors to Consider When Blind Stealing in Tournaments

Blind stealing in poker tournaments can produce a number of positive outcomes. I'm referring to those instances when a player open-raises before the flop with...

Different Ways Bets and Raises Earn Respect in Poker

When players discuss the different playing styles and expectations among different stakes in poker, it's commonly understood that the higher in stakes you go,...

Hand Analysis with Aussie Millions Champ Ari Engel

Ari Engel is coming to the end of a terrific year of tournament poker, one that has seen him collect nearly $2 million worth...

Advice from Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald: “This Doesn’t Work Live!”

I hear this all the time when I teach poker: "Alex, why are you showing me all of these percentages? I play live poker...

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