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  • The Overwhelming Strength of the Free Card Play in No-Limit Hold'em

    Added - Dec. 15, 2014

    No-limit hold'em is a game that has been mined for strategy in a major way. What we mean by that is that it's hard to find new tactics in this game because there's such an overwhelming amount of material available for it. However, this has created a ...

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  • The Factors to Look for When Firing the Second Barrel in NLHE

    Added - Nov. 17, 2014

    If you're a no-limit hold'em player who has learned all of the basic plays like continuation bets and blind stealing, then you'll want to start looking at more advanced plays like double barreling on the turn. A double barrel is when you continuation bet the flop, are ...

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  • Why Position Affects Your Ability to Bluff in Poker

    Added - Oct. 21, 2014

    Position matters for a lot of things in poker, and most of the time people are just told it's an advantage to be in position because you act last. However, one thing that's interesting about the game is that you should actually bluff more often in heads-up pots ...

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  • The Three Most Basic No-Limit Hold'em Plays All Players Must Know

    Added - Sept. 22, 2014

    No-limit hold'em is the most popular form of poker out there, but what most people don't realize is that it's also one of the most basic forms of big-bet poker. Because the hand distributions are really easy to describe, it's a measure of the pure skill ...

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  • Advanced Shortcuts for All-in Semi-Bluffing in No-Limit Hold'em

    Added - Aug. 18, 2014

    Being able to do calculations in your head is something that a lot of people think is out of their grasp when it comes to poker. However, we're going to show you how to do a very complicated calculation in just a couple of steps with an important shortcut ...

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  • Balance and Exploitation With Pre-Flop Three-Betting

    Added - May 19, 2014

    The pre-flop game in today's online no-limit hold'em poker games revolves primarily around the threat of three-betting and what players will do if they are facing a three-bet. At the most basic level, you have to think about your open raising range and what percentage of it you ...

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  • Getting the Most Value From Your Poker Hands

    Added - April 21, 2014

    In online poker culture, there is a lot of emphasis on aggression and being the betting lead. As a result, players are typically put into a position of thinking about bluffing and value betting first and everything else a distant second. When it comes to getting the most value from ...

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  • Profitable Bluffing Made Simple in Two Easy Steps

    Added - April 7, 2014

    Bluffing is the aspect of poker that really changes things up and adds in a significant element of skill that allows better players to consistently beat worse players over time. The essential idea is that you're able to win a pot without having the best hand, and that's ...

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  • Stealing the Blinds and the 3-Betting Game in No-Limit Hold'em Poker

    Added - March 24, 2014

    In poker, you're often going to be facing scenarios where it folds to you in late position where you have the option to raise in an effort to try to take down the blinds for a quick and easy profit. The players in the blinds, in return, can check ...

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  • Essential Hand Range Balancing for Poker Players

    Added - Feb. 24, 2014

    The game of poker, no matter which particular style of poker you're playing, centers around creating strategies that fall between two extremes. On one extreme is the need to exploit your opponents as much as you can so that you can extract as much money from them as possible ...

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  • A Math-Based Approach for Bluffing in All Forms of Poker

    Added - Jan. 27, 2014

    No matter what type of poker you play, bluffing is a major part of the game. A lot of people just bluff more or less when they feel like it, and they don't realize that with a very small amount of math, they could be much more targeted with ...

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  • The Fundamentals of Profitable Continuation Betting

    Added - Dec. 30, 2013

    One of the most basic plays to master in online hold'em style poker games is the continuation bet. It's the most common aggressive post-flop action that you'll take no matter the particulars of the type of poker that you're playing, and it absolutely must be something ...

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  • What Rakeback Is and How to Take Advantage of It

    Added - Dec. 6, 2013

    Online casino rooms have people working for them who are called affiliates. These affiliates are charged with the task of helping to promote the poker room and bring in new players. As compensation, they usually receive some percentage of the rake that you contribute to the poker room. This is ...

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  • How to Get Started Playing Online Poker

    Added - Dec. 4, 2013

    Back around 2003, online poker exploded because poker was showing up a lot on television. More people became aware of no-limit hold'em and wanted in on the action. If you want to get started playing poker on the Internet, then there are a few steps that you should follow ...

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  • Benefits of Playing Online Poker Vs. Physical Poker

    Added - Nov. 27, 2013

    Playing poker on the Internet is the same as playing in a brick-and-mortar poker room as far as the rules of the game goes, but that's about it. The games are so different that players who excel in one area don't necessarily excel in the other, and a ...

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  • Texas Hold'em Poker Vs. Other Variations

    Added - Oct. 4, 2013

    If you want to know why Texas hold'em is the most popular type of poker out here, then you have to start by looking at how it compares to other styles of poker out there. Here we'll look at the three other major types of poker and how ...

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