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March, 2011

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/4/2011

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Topics covered: 1.) Poker Tracker 3 and Hold’em Manager HUD basics, 2.) NLHE MTTs: Adjusting for antes; responding to 3-bet shoves, and 3.) Playing the turn in limit hold’em (LHE) when the board pairs

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.

Killer Poker Analysis: 11/26/2010

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Topics Covered:

1.) Separating good advice from bad

2.) My recent HUD simplification

3.) Taking time to study

Don’t Just Look at Your Big Hands

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

One mistake in a big pot can cost more than mistakes made in five (or more) small pots. However, since small pots occur much more frequently than big pots, mistakes that you make in small pots may actually be bigger than those you make in big pots.

Killer Poker Analysis 9/3/2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Evaluating the true worth of deposit bonuses
2.) Figuring out what games you should play based on your bankroll and your ability to beat games at various stakes levels
3.) Setting up your HUD in Poker Tracker 3 and Hold’em Manager for maximum effectiveness

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Software to Help Your Game

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A few different types of software can help you with your game: hand simulators, player tracking software, and Nash jam/fold calculators.

Hand Simulators

A hand simulator takes hand match-ups as its inputs and spits out the winning percentages for each hand. Some hand simulators only work with match-ups between individual hands, but the best [...]

Beware Early Position Limpers

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Blinds are T1000-T2000. You’re in the fifth hour of a no-limit hold’em tournament that’s down to 40 of its 500 original entrants. You have 7 opponents at your table. A new hand is dealt. The under-the-gun player (UTG) limps with a T25,000 stack. The T8,000 stack two to his left shoves [...]

Killer Poker Analysis 8/27/2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Why 3-bet jamming 30bb stacks in no-limit hold’em typically isn’t a great idea
2.) Why it’s necessary to take marginal situations in multitable tournaments with top-heavy payout structures
3.) How to use combinations of HUD stats in Poker Tracker 3 and Hold’em Manager to make intelligent postflop decisions

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Killer Poker Analysis: 8/13/2010

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Double or Nothing sit ‘n go (SNG) strategy
2.) How to maximize the effectiveness of your HUD as a 15ish big blind stack in multitable tournaments (MTTs)
3.) Effective tournament selection

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My Non-Exploitable Shove Cheat Sheets are Now Publicly Available!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

The past week has been extremely eventful. The biggest news of all is that I made my non-exploitable shove cheat sheets available to PokerPwnage members. My non-exploitable shove cheat sheets give approximate non-exploitable jamming ranges (with respect to cEV) for stacks ranging from .5 big blinds to 27 big blinds…both without antes in play and [...]

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