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September, 2011

Killer Poker Analysis: 9/7/2011

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

1.) Possible merits of buying into no-limit hold’em cash games with stacks shorter than 100bbs

2.) Suited connectors in no-limit hold’em

3.) cEV Mode: What it means to be in chip accumulation mode in tournaments

Killer Poker Analysis: 6/22/2011

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

1.) Shifting from cEV mode to “ICM mode”

2.) Session management

The Difference Between +cEV and Optimal cEV

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

When playing poker, your goal shouldnt be merely to profit. Instead, your goal should be to maximize your profits…

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.

Don’t Be Timid in the Big Blind when Facing Late Position Shoves!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Suppose you’re in a multitable tournament (MTT), and action is nowhere close to being at the final table (in other words, you’re making decisions entirely with respect to maximizing the expected value of your stack). Blinds are T80-T160 with no antes. Action folds to the small blind, who shoves all-in to T1,545. You have 17 [...]

Killer Poker Analysis: 9/17/2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Using position to assist with making reads in no-limit hold’em
2.) Strategy for Cashout tournaments at Full Tilt
3.) +cEV vs. Optimal cEV (settling for any profitable line isn’t enough; you need to find the most profitable line)

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Game Theory: Rochambeau to Poker (Part 2)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Even an expert can pick up a new trick or two. For the KillerEV faithful who’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks, I was recently in Florida visiting HerschelW from PokerPwnage.com. The focus of the trip was to put together some videos about short-stacked play in multitable tournaments (MTTs) [...]

Game Theory: Rochambeau to Poker (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The first time I heard the term, Rochambeau, it was in reference to a one-on-one pain contest between two men. Competitors take turns kicking each other in the balls, and as in all pain contests, the winner is the player who doesn’t concede. As much as I love testing my mettle, I’ve never engaged in [...]

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/12/2010

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Whether you should take a slightly +cEV coin flip the first hand of an MTT
2.) When to check-raise bluff (and when to check-raise in general)
3.) How to play against aggressive opponents

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Poker Tournament Strategy Made Simple

Monday, February 8th, 2010

First off, if you didn’t catch Killer Poker Analysis last Friday, I covered the following topics:

1.) The squeeze play in no-limit hold’em
2.) My opinions on Full Tilt’s Rush Poker now that player tracking HUDs work with it (I haven’t tried it out, but it seems to be word on the streets)
3.) [...]

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