Most poker experts will describe two reasons for betting: Value Betting and Bluffing. Betting for value happens when you think you have the best hand, and want to get called … Continue reading Rope-a-Dope
If I had a time machine, it would be a very simple time machine. My time machine would only allow me to go back in time; I don’t need to … Continue reading If I Had a Time Machine
NOTE: This entry was originally posted on a different site on December 30, 2016 and has been slightly edited prior to re-posting here. A couple nights ago I was playing … Continue reading Should I Turn This Into a Bluff?
No limit Texas Hold’em is a game played with incomplete information. Unlike chess, where are the pieces are visible and all of your opponents moves can be evaluated with full … Continue reading Winning the Information War
This hand took place last night at a home cash game, blinds of $1/$1. Two players limped in, and the button (for purposes of this post, I’ll call him “Jeff”) … Continue reading Fancy Play Syndrome
One way to decide whether to call a big river bet is to ask yourself “What can I beat?” And of course, it the situations that require this question, the … Continue reading What Can I Beat?
To understand my angst in making this post, please check out my immediate prior post here. Last night I’m playing in a live cash game, with my regular Friday night … Continue reading Married to Big Slick, Part II
One of the consequences of tight-aggressive play is that sometimes the tight part is just too tight. I recently posted about folding KK pre-flop in a live cash game – … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Bluffed Again!
One pair, even a pair of aces, can quickly become very weak after the flop. Even the strongest pair is still ONLY ONE PAIR. Top pair with top kicker is … Continue reading Daily Debacle – It’s Only One Pair
I played this sequence of hands at $0.50 / 1.00 NL last night. The players to my immediate left and immediate right were engaged in a lot of chat in … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Mini-Tilt
Playing $0.50 / 1.00 NL online. This session isn’t going very well, with my $100 starting stack now down to $45. A large chunk of that took place on a … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Terrible Bluff
It seems like most of my bad plays lately – esp. online – have involved too much bluffing. I have watched some “Poker After Dark” episodes on YouTube and see … Continue reading Too Much Bluffing