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Thinking Like a Poker Player

When playing Texas Holdem poker, we must understand that we make decisions based on partial, incomplete information. We cannot know which card will hit the board next, or what exactly our opponents are holding as their hole cards. As true poker players, we must gather as much information as possible and then try to formulate…

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How to Gauge Players in Multi-Player Poker

Being able to evaluate players at your poker table – as accurately as possible – is a skill that plays a crucial role in helping you play more effectively against them. Typically, in a game of poker, whether it is online or in land-based casinos, you will be allowed to make notes of your observation…

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How Reading Your Opponents’ Hand Range Can Benefit

A crucial aspect to develop when playing poker is, how to read an opponents’ hand range effectively. This will help you make effective decisions at the table. So, as an experienced player, you should be able to establish your opponent’s tendencies and interpret his actions. Doing this will help you establish the opponent’s hand range…

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Double barreling, an introduction and implementation

Double barreling is when you make a bet on the flop that gets called and then make another bet on the turn in a second attempt to take a pot away. It is called a barrel because you are firing away with nothing hoping to take the pot down with pure aggression. Double barrels are…

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Aggressive Strategy for Shorthanded Texas Holdem Poker

Cash game poker is all about controlled aggression and making the right decision. See what that says? Controlled aggression, not just aggression! If you play enough poker you will inevitably encounter the player who thinks they are playing loose-aggressive, but in reality they are just spewing chips all over the table. This is not controlled…

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