Value betting

Value betting

Most tournament players underuse the value bet on the river, but it is crucial if you want to build a stack   Don’t show your cards, rake in the pot and l... Continue Reading
A tough spot

A tough spot

It’s the first hand, everyone has gone all-in and you’re on the big blind with Aces… Like a lot of my generation the book Big Deal was part of our early ... Continue Reading
Springing the trap

Springing the trap

Check-raising an opponent is one of the lowest blows you can land in poker   Most check-raises should be made when you have a strong hand Check-raising is... Continue Reading
Shortstack strategy

Shortstack strategy

A stack is considered short when it reaches ten big blinds or fewer is it really push/fold at this juncture?   If you know you are likely to be dominated ... Continue Reading
Trigger Happy

Trigger Happy

Pre-flop stealing happened from the button, but when that became too obvious, players did it from the cut-off   Raising from the cut-off had a lot to reco... Continue Reading
Live games

Live games

Don’t be afraid of intimidating live games, a manageable level of stress will actually improve performance   Don’t be put off playing a live game simply b... Continue Reading
Putting players on hands

Putting players on hands

Each month top British poker pro Marc ‘Mr Cool’ Goodwin gets to the bottom of some of the game’s trickiest concepts How can you put an early position raiser on... Continue Reading
Size matters

Size matters

In just one hand in any given tournament, the balance of power at a table can change markedly Of the many things to consider before entering a pot, stack sizes... Continue Reading
Head-to-head

Head-to-head

Heads-up no-limit hold’em is poker at its purest; the cards have the least bearing and your reading skills need to be spot on What will our pros do in the foll... Continue Reading
Game theory

Game theory

Understanding the relationship between game theory, jail time and poker will make you a better player Suppose the police have arrested two people whom they kno... Continue Reading