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Bet-Sizing and Value Betting After Flopping a Full House

This week's educational poker hand comes from a $2,000 buy-in side event — a turbo NL tournament. In this one I flop a huge...

How to Play Middle Pair Versus a Straighforward Opponent

This week's hand involves a not uncommon situation no-limit hold'em — you flop a hand of medium-value such as second pair versus a straightforward...

Value Betting: Mats Karlsson Gets Paid on the River

Making a big hand in no-limit hold'em is always fun — particularly when you're on the turn or river, your hand is reasonably well...

The Problem of Value Bet Sizing

I'm just home from a week in Las Vegas — my first trip back since moving from there to North Carolina almost four years...

Five Common Mistakes Made by No-Limit Hold’em Beginners

Remember when you first started to play no-limit hold'em? During those first few sessions — whether live or online — did you appreciate just...

What is the Biggest Difference Between Live and Online Poker?

How would you compare live poker and online poker? On the one hand, whether you play poker in a casino or on a computer, it's...

10 More Hold’em Tips: Making the Squeeze Play

The "squeeze play" is an example of a preflop bluff, although it's a bit more involved than simply betting or raising with a weak...

10 Hold’em Tips: understanding betting size

In our last tip covering "5 Common Poker Tells to Look For" we ended with a reminder to new players not to concern themselves...

How to Fix When Everybody Folds and You Finally Have a...

I heard it again just last week, from the tightest guy at my tournament table. “It figures,” he said. “I finally pick up a hand,...

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