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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...

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...

Taking Advantage of Unbalanced Split Ranges

Recently I was in the early stages of a small stakes online tournament. The blinds were 50/100, I had 11,640 and in the following...

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...

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...

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...

Jonathan Little Faces a River Check-Raise with a Full House

This week's hand again comes from a €5K buy-in European Poker Tour Main Event I recently played. It was still early in the tournament, with...

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...

Learning to Think About Your Own Range of Hands

Last week I began to describe a hand that offered a good chance to talk about how to think about your own range of...

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