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April, 2011

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/15/2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

1.) Black Friday: the US government’s actions against PokerStars, Full Tilt, and UB. I assert that while this is a huge blow for those who enjoy playing online poker, the issue at hand is really much bigger – and I talk about how the US has strayed from the principles it was founded upon.

Buy-in Strategy for Full Tilt’s Multientry Tournaments

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

With multientries now available in many Full Tilt tournaments, should you ever take multiple simultaneous entries or be willing to pay for a reentry?

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/4/2011

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Topics covered:

1.) Multientry tournaments at Full Tilt Poker
2.) Dealing with preflop limpers in no-limit hold’em (NLHE) tournaments when the effective stack is typically a jam/fold stack
3.) Deep stacks in NLHE require deep thought

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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.

Important Strategic Considerations for Cashout Tournaments at Full Tilt

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The most obvious question to ask about cashout tournaments is: “when (if ever) should I consider cashing out.” The answer to this question: NEVER.

Killer Poker Analysis: 9/24/2010

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Strategy for cashout tournaments at Full Tilt (continuation of the discussion from the 9/17/2010 edition of Killer Poker Analysis)
2.) The importance of being fearless in the big blind when facing shoves from late position players
3.) The advantages and disadvantages of ratholing

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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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How to Compare Bonus Offers and Effective Rakeback

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

PokerStars and Full Tilt both have a big tournament series coming up. WCOOP at PokerStars begins this Sunday (9/5/2010) and features events with buy-ins ranging from $109 to $10,300. Meanwhile, MiniFTOPs begins next Wednesday (9/8/2010) and will be catering to players who prefer tournaments with smaller buy-ins: $11 to $216.

PokerStars and Full Tilt aren’t just [...]

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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Killer Poker Analysis: 1/22/2010

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Rush Poker at Full Tilt
2.) How to multitable effectively

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