(Photo: PartyPoker) In part 1 of this article series, I told you about the Honesty Principle. The Honesty Principle: As a whole, the poker community bluffs much less than it should. In part 2, you read about the poker artificial intelligence Libratus and its uncanny ability to bluff at balanced frequencies. It should be fairly…Read More Why Are Most Poker Players Wimpy Bluffers?
Ready to quiz your delayed c-betting skills? (Delayed c-betting is when you bet on the turn after checking back on the flop as the preflop aggressor. You can read up on this tactic before taking the quiz here.) Good luck, and don’t forget to share your score at the end! Pre-Quiz Notes For each question,…Read More (Quiz) Do You Actually Know When to Delay C-Bet?
In part 1 of this article series, we talked about the fact that the vast majority of poker players do not bluff often enough. As a result, their betting actions generally represent “honesty” (value hands) rather than “dishonesty” (bluffs). This led me to introduce what I call the Honesty Principle. The Honesty Principle: As a…Read More When a Poker A.I. Went Crazy with Five-Three Suited (Analysis)
I was just listening to a podcast with Doug Polk and Andres “Educa-p0ker” Artinano. This quote from Andres stood out (paraphrased): Solvers are very good for studying the preflop and flop strategy, but not so useful for studying the turn and the river. Andres is basically saying that it’s less important to play theoretically sound…Read More When to Avoid a Solver’s “GTO” Plays
Have you ever wondered why pure bluffs work when they do? By pure, I mean situations where the player who is betting has absolutely nothing (not even a draw) while the player who ends up folding has something decent, say at least a pair. Let’s consider the following situation in a live $5/$10 cash game…Read More Why Do Random & Silly Bluffs Work?
Is there a more satisfying feeling in poker than calling a bluff? I really don’t think there is. I’m sure you want to experience feeling as much as possible, so you’re about to see 3 hand breakdowns that will help you sniff out more bluffs and fold at the right time. Each hand will include…Read More 3 Hands That Will Help You Bluff-Catch with More Success
Every hand starts preflop. If you enter the action with the wrong hand, you will find yourself in impossible situations postflop, where every move you have available is bad. Preflop mistakes lead to postflop disasters. That means having a solid preflop strategy is very important in 6-max games. The good news is, it’s easy to get good…Read More Download your 6-max Preflop Chart
Spin & Gos are a preflop-heavy game. That means having a solid preflop strategy is SUPER important in these games. The good news is, it’s easy to get good at it. That’s why Spin & Go players can progress very fast. Use our Spin & Go Preflop Chart to eliminate mistakes from your preflop game – and…Read More Download your Spin & Go Preflop Chart
Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha preflop skills to the test? The answers to these 7 quiz questions are based on what cutting-edge PLO solvers would do in each situation. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will get 6 or more correct. Assume you are 100BB deep in each situation unless otherwise noted. Good…Read More Pot Limit Omaha Preflop Quiz – Only 5% of PLO Players Will Get 7/7
Short Deck Hold’em only hit the poker mainstream in 2018, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Short Deck Hold’em is an action game very similar to Texas Hold’em, except it’s played with a 36-card deck, with all of the 2s through 5s removed. This game is also known as 6 Plus Hold’em. Today…Read More What is Short Deck (6 Plus) Hold’em? | Six Plus Hold’em Rules & Strategy