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Bet or Check After Top Pair Becomes Full House?

Today's hand comes from a side event I played in the Bahamas a while back in a PokerStars series. In the hand I have...

Flopping a Small Set Out of Position in a Multi-Way Pot

The PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event is in full swing with Day 3 currently nearing its end. Among the many players comprising the 536-entry field...

Playing a Straight on a Three-Flush, Paired Board

This week I have another tournament hand analysis for you, a hand in which I flop a straight although both the board and my...

Caught in the Middle: The Value Bet Bluff

Recently, I was playing an online tournament when an interesting spot came up — a three-way hand in which I was caught in the...

Poker Strategy with Matt Berkey and Andrew Brokos

It's not often you get free top-level strategy from some of poker's finest thinkers, but poker pros Matt Berkey and Andrew Brokos have offered...

Hand Review: Flopping Trips in a Three-Bet Pot

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

Caught in the Middle: The Value Bet Bluff

Recently, I was playing an online tournament when an interesting spot came up — a three-way hand in which I was caught in 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...

There Are Other Ways to Trap Than by Slow Playing

When some no-limit hold'em players think of "trapping" they immediately think of "slow playing." In fact, some will equate the two, mistakenly believing the...

Five Poker Rules You Didn’t Know Existed

The rules of poker cover a wide range of unusual situations, including some that even experienced poker players may not have encountered or paid...

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