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  • 15 The Importance of Small Pots
    By / 31 May 2019 /
    As a coach, there are certain common pitfalls that I expect my students to fall into before I even get to know them. One of the most prevalent of these pitfalls is, without a doubt, small pot neglection.
  • 9 2 'Must Slowplay' Poker Spots
    By / 28 May 2019 /
    As beginners, we are often bombarded with rules. One of the first rules we meet in our poker journey is, invariably, 'DO NOT Slowplay!'
  • 9 Taking Advantage of Poker Players That Limp Preflop
    By / 24 May 2019 /
    Most players are aware that limping as the first player to enter the pot is a theoretical mistake, but how exactly do we take advantage of players who choose this line preflop?
  • 2 Playing Poker Without Initiative
    By / 22 May 2019 /
    Let's face it, when we first start out in poker, it is no fun to play the role of the defender. In other words, when we call a pre-flop raise or 3-Bet and are forced to navigate post-flop waters, it can get uncomfortable fast. We call these situations...
  • 4 5 Tips for Mastering Pot Control
    By / 02 May 2019 /
    Building the pot is often necessary and usually fun, but sometimes it is important to keep the bet and raise buttons on ice. Pot control is the art of keeping the pot manageable when you have a hand that cannot gain from betting or raising.
  • 4 How Decisions Affect your BB/100
    By / 29 Apr 2019 /
    One of the clearest demonstrations of how our poker choices affect BB/100 can be seen in the decision of whether or not to call a steal in the big blind. Read on to find out more...
  • 10 What is BB/100? | Poker Explained
    By / 26 Apr 2019 /
    You have probably heard players boasting or moaning about their BB/100 in the game they play, but what are they talking about? In this article we are going to learn how to track your edge in the game you frequent, using this very popular metric.
  • 4 3 Top Tips for Double Barreling
    By / 16 Apr 2019 /
    We all learn the importance of making flop continuation-bets at an early point in our poker career. What we might struggle with is the automatic question that arises upon our C-Bet getting called: "Now What?".
  • 9 Donk Betting | What it is and when to do it.
    By / 10 Apr 2019 /
    In this article we will introduce donk betting, defining what a donk bet is and discussing circumstances you may effectively use this play.
  • 3 Risk Assessment in Poker
    By / 05 Apr 2019 /
    Risk assessment failure in poker is caused by the belief that to make an investment, the situation must be more favorable than 50:50. As we shall see, this is almost never the case.
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