60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 5, HUD Stats & Preflop Adjustments

You should already have an idea of which hands to play preflop from the previous lessons. Knowing when to deviate according to player tendencies is the next step and will help you further develop your game. When a player enters the pot, you…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 7, Big Blind vs Button

This lesson will be about playing the Big Blind versus a Button raise. Keep in mind that if we see a flop in this situation, we will be out of position for the entire hand. As for hands to defend our Big Blind with, we will be 3-betting a wider…

60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 4, Beginner's Guide to 3-Betting

For beginner poker players, 3-betting can be a hard concept to grasp, both in theory and application. This is because it's not nearly as simple as following a standard preflop hand chart. We need to be able to think beyond the basics. This includes…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 6, Opening from the Small Blind

This lesson is how to play from the Small Blind when the Button folds. From the chart below, we can see that the range of hands we can shove in the Small Blind is much wider than the range of hands we shove from the Button. The reason for this…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 5, Playing The Button

Since Spin & Go tournaments are 3-handed, the player on the Button is the first to act preflop. The Button is a powerful position because we raise to steal the blinds, limp to see a cheap flop in position (not always recommended), and…

60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 3, Isolating Limpers

This lesson introduces some basic strategy for playing against limpers. In most situations, open limping just isn't profitable. Recreational players came to the table to see flops, however, so limping is their go-to strategy. Rarely do these…

One More Brazilian ZOOM Student Improving

A couple of weeks ago we met Luciano, a Brazilian guy doing very well in the Coaching for Profits ZOOM program. Today we catch up with one more Brazilian crushing the ZOOM tables with Asimos' help. Here is the interview with Marcel Baretta:   How…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 4, Determining the Situation

Just as in any form of poker, our main objective in Spin & Go's will be to steal the blinds without being contested. In order to do this, we need to determine whether there is a reasonable chance that an opponent is interested in the pot.…

60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 2, Starting Hands by Position

This lesson will focus solely on preflop play, more specifically, starting hands. If you're new to the game, playing tight is absolutely fundamental when learning to play winning poker. You do this because when you play only quality starting…

60-Minute Master: Spin & Go Part 3: How to Determine Effective Stack Size

Due to the format of Spin & Go tournaments, our stack size will determine the playability of our hand. As our effective stack size decreases, we should be raising, calling and going all-in with more hands. However, if our effective stack…