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Continuation bets for short stackers

At a first glance it might sound like a nonsense, because short stackers are not supposed to resort to continuation bets. The very idea behind short stack strategy is to stick to premium hands and play them overly aggressive, so … Continue reading

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Playing ahead and behind

The notion of being ahead or behind in Texas hold’em can sound a bit abstract for those who haven’t played the game. In tournaments you are playing behind when the blinds are growing at an accelerated pace and the amounts … Continue reading

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What does the Calldown stand for?

The concept of calldown is quite exciting, and those who hear it for the first time are wondering what exactly does it stand for. A keen observer would probably draw the conclusion that this has to be a hybrid between … Continue reading

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Which hands have showdown value?

One of the questions that is on the lips of every poker player, is which cards have showdown value and how to play them extract the maximum gains. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this seemingly simple question, with … Continue reading

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Conscious tells in Texas hold ’em

Poker players will constantly try to deceive their opponents, especially in live games where they are interacting on multiple levels with other players. There are a couple of conscious tells that when understood, can help players see through their opponents … Continue reading

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Offset rake by stealing blinds

The rake differs from one online casino to another, but since this is the main source of income for them, you need to accept it as a fact of life. While casinos are staying profitable at the player’s expense, some … Continue reading

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Are the rebuys and add-ons worth it?

The vast majority of poker tournaments allow players to the rebuy if they lose their initial stack and many of them present contenders with the chance of making an add-on. This is basically an amount that is identical to the … Continue reading

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Better late than never

A good poker player will try to secure the pot on the flop, and by the time the hand reaches the turn the opponent will simply waiting for an excuse to fold. If the hand was well constructed starting pre-flop … Continue reading

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In Texas hold’em tight is right

The more hands you play the more experience you gain and the more money you will win directly or through rake back. This is valid on the long run, and poker players shouldn’t assume that the answer is to play … Continue reading

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What is a Rakeback warrior?

In land-based casinos it is most unlikely to encounter grinders, especially at high stakes where fortunes are being won and lost in a single session. Things change dramatically over the Internet, where players of all backgrounds go head to head … Continue reading

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