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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...

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...

How to assess (and use) opponents’ preflop ranges Advice from Alex...

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

Recognize your image as others perceive it, then play in ways...

In my last column I began a discussion of "third level thinking" — learning to recognize what cards your opponent thinks you to be...

Poker Hand Review: Getting Creative Early in a Tournament

Covering live poker tournaments for a living affords me the opportunity to see countless thousands of hands played out, many of which offer interesting...

Five things to think when playing against brand new to poker in...

Over recent articles, we've looked at how to make money in your home game by exploiting the tendencies of loose-aggressive players, tight-passive players, and...

Looking for Patterns in William Kassouf’s “Speech Play”

This is the first of a two-part article examining the speech patterns of William Kassouf, a talkative player featured in this year's coverage of...

How to Beat the Loose-Aggressive Home Game Player

You're a solid player, winning at the $1/$2 level in your nearby card room. You play a disciplined, tight-aggressive game. You know well how...

A Bad Call Leads to a Missed Bluff

Covering live poker tournaments for a living affords me the opportunity to see countless thousands of hands played out, many of which offer interesting...

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