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May, 2011

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…

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.

Killer Poker Analysis: 8/20/2010

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) What adjustments to make to fully exploit exceptionally bad players
2.) What exploitative adjustments to make against players who are primarily setmining when they call a preflop raise
3.) Why it’s important to know the biggest raise you can call if someone opens all-in

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Killer Poker Analysis: 7/16/2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) How to play 3-bet pots out of position when an ace falls
2.) Individual utility: what it is; how it relates to poker and life
3.) Why you should never open-limp (and how to exploit players who do)

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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 [...]

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 The focus of the trip was to put together some videos about short-stacked play in multitable tournaments (MTTs) [...]

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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Killer Poker Analysis: 2/5/2010

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Topics Covered:

1.) Strategies for dealing with no-limit hold’em games featuring players who are extremely loose passive preflop
2.) How to calculate implied odds when drawing
3.)How to play Rush Poker at Full Tilt

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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┬ásklansky. haha”

These strengths have made [...]

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