Category: Strategy

The Beginner’s Guide to Poker Bet Sizing

January 24, 2023

As a poker player, understanding how to use bet sizes to influence and manipulate the action is critical when it comes to developing your poker game. Improper bet sizing is a common mistake among new players, as they often raise or bet at extremes — either too little or too much. Let’s take a look […]

Poker Bankroll Management Tips

January 16, 2023

Here’s an unverifiable but undoubtedly true fact: poor bankroll management has ended more poker careers than every other factor combined. In its most basic form, bankroll management is deciding how much money you are comfortable losing assuming a “worst case” scenario, and then setting guidelines for yourself about which limits you’ll play that will minimize […]

Three Things To Consider When Playing JJ Preflop

January 9, 2023

When it comes to playing pocket jacks in poker, it’s important to have a solid preflop strategy in order to maximize your long-term odds of profitability. Preflop strategy with pocket jacks most commonly involves raising from any position and 3-betting most of the time, although there are many preflop scenarios where it would not be […]

Why You Should NOT Be Playing GTO Poker

January 2, 2023

Many poker players believe that playing GTO (Game Theory Optimal) is the way to go if they want to become successful. However, in today’s blog, we will be exploring an opposing (and potentially controversial?) viewpoint: Unless you are playing high stakes poker, you should not be playing a GTO strategy. Here’s why: First off, GTO […]

16 Tips For Poker Beginners – Part II

December 21, 2022

Poker is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Though it may seem intimidating at first, with a little practice and some basic tips, anyone can become a skilled poker player. Here is the conclusion of our 16 tips for poker beginners that will help you get started: […]

16 Tips For Poker Beginners – Part I

December 13, 2022

Poker is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Though it may seem intimidating at first, with a little practice and some basic tips, anyone can become a skilled poker player. Here are 16 tips for poker beginners that will help you get started: 1. Play within your […]

What Is A Kicker In Poker And When Does It Count?

December 1, 2022

A kicker is a term used in poker that refers to the highest side card or extra card in a player’s hand. In certain situations, this “kicker” can be used to break ties between hands of the same ranks. The kicker is often decisive for deciding who wins a pot. When Do You Use A […]

Why Is Online Poker So Tough To Beat?

November 28, 2022

It’s no secret that online poker is a difficult game to beat. But why is that? Why do some players seem to always win, while others can never seem to catch a break? The answer lies in the fact that online poker is a completely different game than live poker. In fact, at certain times […]

Cash Games Vs Tournaments – Which Should You Play?

November 2, 2022

When it comes to playing poker, there are two main types of games: cash games and tournaments. Both have their own unique set of rules and strategies, and both can be extremely profitable if you know what you’re doing. So, which type of game should you be playing? Well, that depends on a number of […]

How Long Does A Poker Hand Last?

October 28, 2022

The question of how long a poker hand lasts is a good one, though one that does not have a definitive answer. There are numerous factors that play into the answer, including the game you are playing, the speed of the action, and whether you are playing online or live poker. In a fast-paced game […]

Poker Lessons: Why Limping Is Bad

October 26, 2022

One of the cardinal rules of poker is that you should never limp. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “limping” refers to putting in the minimum amount of money to call a bet. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, especially when playing against high-level players, when it comes to your average […]

The Pros and Cons of Multi-Tabling Poker Cash Games

September 23, 2022

There are a variety of ways to play online poker, but the most popular one remains cash games. Cash games are played with real money and allow players to sit down and leave at any time. One item that has come from online poker that was never possible before is the ability to “multi-table.” Multi-tabling […]

The Poker Cheat Sheet

September 16, 2022

The history of poker is a long and storied one, with origins that date back centuries. Many believe the game originated in China before later spreading throughout Europe. In America, poker began to gain in popularity in the early 1800s, and by the middle of that century, it became firmly entrenched in the culture. Since […]

The Texas Hold’em Cash-Game Starting Hands Cheat Sheet

September 15, 2022

Poker is a game that has been around for centuries. The exact origins of poker are unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Persia, or perhaps China. What we do know is that poker was being played in the United States by the early 1800s, and it quickly became popular. In fact, some […]

The Rules of Poker

September 2, 2022

Poker is a game that has been around for centuries, with its exact origins unknown. What is known, however, is that poker was played with tarot cards in Europe as early as the 1700s. It gradually evolved into the form that we know today, with players using five cards to make their best hand from […]

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