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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)...

Bet or Check After Top Pair Becomes Full House?

Today's hand comes from a side event I played in the Bahamas a while back in a PokerStars series. In the hand I have...

Big Stack Strategy in Tournaments with Daniel Negreanu

Much poker tournament strategy revolves around understanding the significance of stack sizes. Smart players are always aware of the amount of chips they (and...

Deciding When to Attack Cash Game Limpers

You're in a low-stakes cash game, one full of passive players many of whom are on the loose side. A hand arises in which...

Picking Off the Pros: Tips vs. Tough Opponents

I've written a number of articles addressing home games and other similar settings with weak poker opponents. Many of the tactics I've suggested were...

Folding a Big Hand on the Flop

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

Understanding the Value of Position in Poker

No matter what poker variant you play, it is always going to be preferable to play a hand with position on your opponent(s) than...

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...

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