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June, 2011

Know Stack Depths When Playing Live

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Lesson from a hand I played in a recent WSOP single table satellite.

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…

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/18/2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Topics covered:

1.) In no-limit hold’em (NLHE) tournaments, should we be trying to avoid getting in jam/fold spots to begin with?

2.) Thoughts on playing 15bb-25bb stacks in NLHE

3.) Common mistakes made by live no-limit hold’em cash game players

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/21/2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Topics covered:

1.) When to play jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold’em (NLHE); when to deviate from jam/fold preflop in NLHE

2.) Playing made hands in NLHE when your opponent’s range includes some drawing hands

3.) Bet sizing and mathematical pressure

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/14/2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Topics covered:

1.) The point of playing jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold’em (NLHE) as stacks get shorter

2.) How to range opponents properly

3.) Multientry tournaments at Full Tilt

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/7/2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Topics covered:

1.) Being process oriented rather than results oriented
2.) Heads-up no-limit hold’em: jam/fold play
3.) Heads-up no-limit hold’em: deeper stacks

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Killer Poker Analysis: 10/29/2010

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) Basics of jam/fold play in SNGs and at MTT final tables

2.) Raise -> 3-bet jam equilibrium

3.) Why blind structure shouldn’t factor into your tournament decisions

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: 5/7/2010

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) How to play jam/fold no-limit hold’em in tournaments with flat payout structures
2.) Whether to setmine in or to play your small pocket pairs some other way in no-limit hold’em
3.) Effective ways to play in position against limps and against raises

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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 [...]

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