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Defending the Big Blind Widely Versus a Small Blind Raise

This week's hand comes from a $2,000 no-limit hold'em turbo tournament I recently played. It brings up the issue of blind defense, in this...

Getting Out of Line With an Underpair in a Three-Bet Pot

Today's hand comes from a tournament I played last summer and involves me making a play that I virtually never make, which means the...

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...

Why You Should Never Bluff a Calling Station

There were many intriguing hands featured on the live stream of different events during the recently completed 888Live Rozvadov Festival in the Czech Republic....

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 Review: Fold the River or Bluff Facing Three Barrels?

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

Danny Tang Explains Interesting Hand Against Chance Kornuth

The 2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona festival continues to move toward its finish this weekend, with the €5,300 Main Event among the marquee...

10 More Hold’em Tips: Stealing and Restealing

With this no-limit hold'em tip we're focusing largely on preflop strategy, in particular the very useful move to "steal" the blinds, as well as...

Extracting Value After Turning Top Two Pair in a Multi-Way Pot

The 2016 World Series of Poker is coming soon and I’m looking forward to spending another summer in Las Vegas playing tournaments and cash...

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