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Six Ways in Which Cooperation is a Virtue in Poker

An article recently appeared in Scientific American magazine about how humans conquered the planet. Anatomically modern Homo sapiens appeared about 200,000 years ago, but for...

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...

10 Simple Poker Tells for Home Poker Games

I remember when I first started playing poker. I had read about tells — those actions and mannerisms that tend to give away the...

Five Great Methods to Increase Home Poker Action

Home poker games can become nitty affairs sometimes. So can public games in casinos and poker rooms, for that matter. Sometimes, for long periods of...

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...

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...

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...

Hosting an Awesome Poker Game at Home: Who to Invite

There are all sorts of things to consider when you think about the ideal line-up for your home game. Do you want a table full...

Want to start hosting a home game? How to get the...

As many of our poker experiences have grown to include casinos and dedicated poker rooms, so, too, have our expectations grown for our own...

Two Strategies For Playing Against Strong, Tricky Opponents

When I give strategy advice to players of home games, many times I'm offering tips for playing against average or even mediocre players —...

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