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September, 2010

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 [...]

Software to Help Your Game

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A few different types of software can help you with your game: hand simulators, player tracking software, and Nash jam/fold calculators.

Hand Simulators

A hand simulator takes hand match-ups as its inputs and spits out the winning percentages for each hand. Some hand simulators only work with match-ups between individual hands, but the best [...]

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: 7/30/2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Topics covered:

1.) How you can improve your heads-up play
2.) When you should defend the blinds in no-limit hold’em
3.) How to find leads in your game using Poker Tracker 3 or Hold’em Manager

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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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4 Custom Statistics for your Poker Tracker 3 Heads-Up Display

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Good afternoon! It’s been a great start to the day. I got in some “relaxing”¬†Gunstar Heroes action.

I got a Wii for Christmas, and one of my favorite things about it is the Virtual Console, which offers hundreds of classic video games. All I can say is that Gunstar Heroes on expert mode is a tough [...]

How Important are the Blinds in No-Limit Hold’em Cash Games?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Happy New Year! I hope that 2K10 is off to a big start for all the faithful. Oh, what the hell, I’m feeling a bit generous this afternoon…I’ll extend my good wishes to everybody (even those who have never heard of me).

I just received an email asking the following question:

“My question has to do [...]

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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