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Exploiting Players Who Shove too Wide Preflop

Monday, May 30th, 2011
When action is jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold'em, I'm very cautious about playing exploitatively. With my knowledge of non-exploitable jam/fold play, it's just very difficult for me to justify playing guessing games regarding opponents' preflop ranges. However, I recently played a hand in a live cash game where I called an all-in a tad lighter than the equilibrium calling range...

Betting Against Draws in No-Limit Hold’em

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Bet-sizing considerations when playing against an opponent who's known to be on a draw

Exploiting Players Who Don’t Play Pot-Proportional No-Limit Hold’em

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Here are some exploitative adjustments you can make against players who don't think about money relative to the size of the pot.

Wow…I Actually Need to Think Deeply About my Poker Decisions!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
My deep-stacked game is much more read-dependent and deep-thinking - and much less auto-pilot - than I had previously thought...

3 Tips for Reviewing Your Play with Poker Tracker 3

Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of Poker Tracker 3 when reviewing your own play.

Why Open-Limping is Generally a Bad Idea

Friday, July 16th, 2010
It's been quite a week since my last blog post. I've been doing quite a bit of programming for three different things I've been working on. The hours have been long, I haven't played any poker, and I'm a bit tired, but I've really enjoyed this past week. Improving one's skills at something is always a rewarding experience! Aside ...

Flop Texture Matters: hotjenny314 and I Throw Down at the MGM!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Saturday 6/26 was a day of nonstop adventure with Team Moshman. The day began with ATVing in the desert. It ended with some $1-$2 no-limit hold'em cash game action at the MGM. Of my 9 opponents at the table, 3 of them were Team Moshman members, but the rest of the table was exploitable enough where I ...

Today’s (7/2/2010) Edition of Killer Poker Analysis

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
I'm a bit sick today, but the show must go on! I'm predicting a non-negligible amount of sniffling, nose blowing, throat clearing, and coughing. However, I'm also predicting an overwhelming amount of killer poker analysis. The high quality of today's content should compensate for the low quality of my voice: 1.) The importance of board texture in no-limit hold'em ...

How a True Poker Player Evaluates a Line of Play

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
The key to effectively evaluating a line of play is to ask the following three questions: Question #1: What's the entire range of hands that I'm taking this line of play with? Question #2: What are the alternative lines in this situation? Question #3: How tough would it be for my opponent to beat me if I were to ...

Improve Your 6-max No-Limit Hold’em Cash Game Empirically: Buy nanonoko’s Hand Histories!

Monday, May 31st, 2010
For those of you who don't know what datamining is, it's the practice of getting hand histories from games you haven't played in. Basically, you go to a website, purchase text hand histories, and then import them into Poker Tracker 3 (PT3) or Hold'em Manager (HEM). To my knowledge, some of the top websites providing mined ...

1 6-max No-Limit Hold ‘em Table: 250 Hands Per Hour

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
It's been 6 days since my last blog post, and it's been raining a bunch in Vegas. I miss the sun, but it's stupid to complain about rain here; we need every damn drop of water we can get! Meanwhile, John Vorhaus (JV) was in town over the weekend. He played in a celebrity charity event for the Heartland ...

How Important are the Blinds in No-Limit Hold’em Cash Games?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
Happy New Year! I hope that 2K10 is off to a big start for all the KillerEV.com faithful. Oh, what the hell, I'm feeling a bit generous this afternoon...I'll extend my good wishes to everybody (even those who have never heard of me). I just received an email asking the following question: "My question has to do with ...

How to Treat Your Poker as a Business: Expected Cash Game Win Rates

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Happy holidays everybody! It's almost Xmas, meaning that I'm in CT visiting my family. It's damn cold here...I miss Vegas! I've been trying to keep up with work, and I also managed to squeeze in some online poker two nights ago. Topping today's to-do list are the following items: 1.) Work for CEREUS 2.) Analysis for a ...

Reflecting on my 2009 Poker Results: Into the Mirror Black

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
The strengths of my poker game are my theoretical understanding and my ability to dissect nuanced scenarios. I was chatting on AIM with a friend of mine today. As he put it, "you definitely have the most rigorous understanding of the game out of anyone i know/or even read about...except maybe sklansky. haha" These strengths have made me ...

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