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A Preflop Question: Is Limping Lame?

Poker author Steve Selbrede (The Statistics of Poker, Beat the Donks, Donkey Poker) continues his strategy series on low-stakes Las Vegas cash games. One of...

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....

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....

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...

Three No-Limit Hold’em Moves You Can Use

In my last column I covered some reverse tells you could use to throw your opponents off the scent. Today I'd like briefly to...

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...

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...

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...

Five Factors to Consider When Blind Stealing in Tournaments

Blind stealing in poker tournaments can produce a number of positive outcomes. I'm referring to those instances when a player open-raises before the flop with...

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