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February, 2011

Maximize Profits by Studying Regs Away from the Tables

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Very few regs are really easy to win money from. However, most regs play too many tables for their own good and are likely to be exploitable in some manner…

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 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 9/3/2010

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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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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Killer Poker Analysis: 3/12/2010

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) What stats you should include in your heads-up display (HUD), and how to interpret them

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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.) [...]

Interesting No-Limit Hold’em Tourney Spot: MP + FD + Monotone Flop = ?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Evelyn and I are still settling into the new place. I finally unpacked my video games, and I introduced Evelyn to Duck Hunt for the original NES. (Yeah, I still own an original NES…and it still works thanks to the replacement 72-pin connector that I installed a few years ago). We also hosted some friends [...]

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