Evolution of Televised Poker Events

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The popularity of poker has had exponential growth in the last few decades and with it has come more televised coverage. Most of the coverage in the beginning was massively edited to condense multiple days of play into 20 minute segments and supplied little information to the viewer, but as time goes on, the coverage… Read more

SCOOP Events/Daily Big Poker Journal: Preparing for the Game

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This week is going to be a great test to my endurance as I’m planning on tackling several low limit SCOOP events on PokerStars so as the first part of my journal, I wanted to address some diet tips while preparing to play long events. With fields that can reach tens of thousands of players,… Read more

Outs and Odds Reference Chart

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Here’s a handy two-part chart that you can use to quickly assess the odds that you have to make your hand based on the outs you have remaining. The first column (orange) represents the number of outs you have with the fourth column (purple) giving examples as a quick reference. The second column (blue) represents… Read more

Poker Psychology: The Blame Game

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We have all seen this type of situation before:  After being dealt pocket aces, you open up for a raise and get a caller form the button. The flop is [AC], [5D], [7H] and you think “Bingo!” You check the flop and the button puts in a big over-bet. You have a hard time trying not… Read more

Sit & Go’s: Super Turbo

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Whether you like fast paced action or you just want to practice aggressive short stacked play, super turbo’s can bring some excitement into the normally dull grind. Some poker players believe that super turbos are nothing but lotteries and while there is no doubt that luck plays a large part in individual games, you can… Read more

Sit & Go’s: Profitable Strategies

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For many professional poker players, Sit & Go’s are their preferred main source of income. This is due to a lower variance factor compared to cash games, as well as more flexible time commitments since a game can go from start to finish in under an hour. With smart play, a good player can grind… Read more

Online Poker Tells

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Normally when one thinks of a “tell” in poker, they imagine one’s use of body language as the key indicator of the strength of their opponent’s hands. Some may even overlook the possibility of tells in online poker since there is typically no physical view of their opponents. However, there are actually three important factors you… Read more

Bankroll Management

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Whether you’re a rank amateur or a veteran to the game, without using proper bankroll management skills, it can be very easy to go broke before you know it. Skill is the most defining aspect of the game, but luck is still a factor. Any long-time gambler will tell you that streaks of luck go… Read more

The Importance of Note Taking

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One critical tool almost all sites offer, that is usually overlooked, is the ability to keep detailed notes on your opponents. This ability is usually accessed by clicking on the user’s name. The best sites even have a colour coding system to make quick references without needing to read your notes.  This article will show… Read more

Preflop Hand Selection: The Hutchison System

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One of the biggest mistakes new players make is that they play too many hands. Without the experience and knowledge of your opponent’s game, a loose playing style will more likely lead to going broke. The Hutchison System, created by Edward Hutchison, was designed by mathematically rating each starting hand based on their value, their… Read more

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