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Looking Back: Kenny Hallaert Revisits Decision in November Nine Hand

Sometimes hands — and decisions you make in them — just stick with you. Especially in those cases where we think we might have...

Hand Review: Would You Fold a Set Deep in This Tournament?

The Scene It's late in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $5,000 Main Event, with the end of Day 4 in sight and just 17 players still...

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...

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 Play or Not to Play from the Small Blind

Tell me if you've heard this before. A friend has busted from a tournament or lost a big pot in a cash game, and catches...

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...

Big Problems in Hold’em with “Big Card” Hands

Being dealt a couple of big cards in no-limit hold'em can be very inviting, especially if you've been forced to endure a run of...

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...

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